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Air Liquide-led JV develops China’s hydrogen refilling infrastructure

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Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment will develop FCEV refilling stations Air Liquide and Chengdu Huaqi Houpu (Houpu) have established a joint venture, Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment, which is to develop hydrogen refilling stations for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The joint venture will enable the companies to develop projects that …

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Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies

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The move will help Volkswagen secure supplies as lithium demand doubles in four years Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng have signed a memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies. Group board member for procurement Dr. Stefan Sommer said this was of “crucial strategic significance for implementing Volkswagen’s electric offensive”. …

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Nikola Motors purchases Arizona land for new manufacturing facility

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Nikola Motors will build its hydrogen-electric class 8 vehicles at the plant Phoenix-based Nikola Motors has bought an estimated 400 acres of property in Pinal County at Inland Port Arizona for the construction of a new manufacturing facility in a deal with real estate developer Saint Holdings. The American hybrid …

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Jaguar Land Rover installs UK’s largest smart charging facility

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Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 smart EV charging outlets at its Gaydon engineering centre in Warwickshire, England The charging network is made available to all Jaguar Land Rover employees. There is also a plan in place for charging points to be installed in the visitors’ car park, so guests can …

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Workhorse launches production of NGEN-1000 electric van

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NGEN-1000 goes into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant US-based Workhorse Group has started the initial production of a new light-weight NGEN-1000 electric delivery vehicle with a grill-less front end. The NGEN-1000 has a curb weight of 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs. …

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment in Tritium

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root will start selling Tritium’s EV charging products Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has made a minority investment in Tritium, a privately held electric vehicle charging manufacturer. Tritium specialises in the design and manufacture of DC fast charging solutions for EVs. Established in 2001, it launched its first …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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