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Envoy Technologies deploys on-demand EVs in Sacramento

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Envoy Technologies will provide 20 Volkswagen e-Golfs as part of its programme Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles, has announced the first wave of live sites and vehicle deployments under the Electrify America Green City initiative in Sacramento called Sac-to-Zero. The companies joined Sacramento Mayor Darrell …

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Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production

Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s MEB platform is a modular architecture for electric vehicles The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace in the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. The group’s first factory specifically designed for the MEB platform is now commencing construction in Anting. The first model that will …

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Volkswagen and US elite Stanford University develop fuel cell

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Volkswagen and Stanford’s new fuel cell utilises less platinum than conventional fuel cells The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. A partnership between Volkswagen and the prestigious Stanford …

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New York governor to invest Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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The funds will provide for new electric buses and charging infrastructure New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will utilise the US$127.7 million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to dramatically increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include …

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Virginia picks EVgo for statewide electric vehicle charging network

EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi and Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam

Virginia will use funds received from Volkswagen to install EV charging stations Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network. This contract …

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Computer simulations vital to I.D. R Pikes Peak performance

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Computer testing enabled Volkswagen to make its record-breaking run Volkswagen has touted the importance of computer simulations in achieving its record-breaking Pikes Peak performance. A month ago, Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R Pikes Peak beat the Pikes Peak track record by 16 seconds, a record not just for an electric vehicle but …

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Volkswagen expands e-mobility engagement in China

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Volkswagen will establish an R&D centre alongside SEAT and JAC Volkswagen Group China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish …

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