The Cadillac CELESTIQ is coming – better late than never. It will be built on GM’s Ultium platform, “the heart of EV’s strategy.” Meanwhile, within the ID Buzz factories, Volkswagen claims to have a major foothold in the transition to electric vehicles. “In just eight years, more than 55 percent of our vehicles in Europe will be battery-powered.” At the same time as all this is going on, Volvo Energy is investing in a second-life battery business. Check out more technology moves last week in transport – air, water and land – in the stories below.
The Cadillac CELESTIQ will be manufactured at GM’s Global Technical Center
“The Cadillac CELESTIQ will be built on GM’s Ultium platform, the heart of EV’s strategy. The Ultium platform includes common electric vehicle architecture and drive components such as battery cells, modules, packages, Ultium Drive units, EV motors and integrated power electronics. ”
ID. Buzz: Start of production at Volkswagen Group component locations
“With the start of ID production. Buzz, The VWCV factory in Hanover is now the third German production site for vehicle ID. family. ”
“’ID. Buzz is a milestone in the electrification of the brand and the factory in Hanover ‘, says Josef Baumert, member of the Board of Directors of the VWCV brand for production and logistics. ‘In just eight years, more than 55 per cent of our vehicles in Europe will be battery-powered. ID. Buzz has a leading strategic role to play in this, ‘says Baumert.
“This year, VWCV plans to produce a total of about 15,000 IDs. Buzz. Baumert adds: ‘As we develop our portfolio, after 2023 we will produce up to 130,000 units of ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo at our factory in Hanover. ”
ID. Buzz production: up to 130,000 units per year from Hanover
- Made in Germany: Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hannover now supply key technological components for ID. Buzz
- Transformation into e-mobility: Volkswagen Group Components will invest around € 2.3 billion in electrification of locations in Germany alone by 2026 – more than half of all investments
- The next step in the transformation: 2024. battery system for ID. Buzz will also be produced in Hanover
- Thomas Schmall: ‘We intend to become the world’s leading provider of e-mobility systems’
“After the start of ID production. Buzz, German component locations have begun producing key technology components for the new e-model. Factories in Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hanover now supply a battery system, electric drive and chassis. This is the next step in the transformation process that began in 2015 and is turning the company into a supplier of e-mobility systems. Volkswagen Group Components will invest 2.3 billion euros in the electrification of its German locations by 2026 – more than half of the total investment. “
– WORLD (@BYDCompany) June 15, 2022
Auto Trader’s electric car donation campaign reached its one-year anniversary, generating 2.5 million entries and 67 million ad views
- More than £ 500,000 worth of EV vehicles have been distributed, while Auto Trader’s Giveaway electric car competition reaches a one-year milestone
“Friday 17th June 2022, London – The Auto Trader’s epic Electric Car Giveaway award marked its one-year existence, after distributing over £ 500,000 in electric vehicles as a prize. During the competition, more than 2.5 million people entered hoping to win one of the all-new electric vehicles (EVs) to be awarded each month. ”
Ferrari Capital Market Day focuses on employees, electrification and carbon neutrality by 2030.
“Ferrari’s Capital Market Day is coming to an end today, as investors, media and financial analysts were presented with the strategic plan for 2022-2026, as well as the actions that the company intends to take in order to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities. ”
Volvo Penta’s electric drive is central to TOC Europe
“After the TOC appeared in 2019 as proof of concept, Volvo Penta’s dedicated electric drive is now running a series of TICO electric terminal tractors as well as Rosenbauer’s electric fire trucks. OEMs and fleet operators are invited to learn more about this customized solution in the TOC. ”
Volvo Energy is investing in connected energy for the second-century battery business
“Volvo Energy invests in UK-based Connected Energy’s second-century battery storage specialist to further accelerate the Volvo Group’s battery business and sustainability opportunities.”
AIMPLAS is developing a lightweight battery housing for electric vehicles
“Thermoplastic matrix composites could play a key role in the industry in 21st century due to its many advantages, including weight reduction, high rigidity and specific strength comparable to metallic materials. The new generation of electric car manufacturers is starting to use these plastic materials, which enable free design and make cars about 40% lighter, ”said Begonja Galindo.
BYD opens first production lines at its battery plant in Shaoxing, East China
“BYD’s (SHE: 002594, HKG: 1211, OTCMKTS: BYDDY) battery manufacturing hand FinDreams Battery opened its first production line at the electric battery base in Shaoxing, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Tuesday, according to a local government statement. ”
This is NIO’s first new battery replacement station in Shanghai since the Covid lock was lifted.
“This is the first NIO new battery replacement station in Shanghai since the lifting of the Covid blockade, bringing the total number of plants to 980.”
BASQUEVOLT, the Basque initiative for the production of solid-state batteries, was launched with the goal of producing 10 GWh by 2027.
“BASQUEVOLT, the Basque initiative for solid-state batteries, will start producing battery cells in 2027 with the aim of reaching a capacity of 10 GWh. This is one of the main goals set in the BASQUEVOLT statute, in which Basque government, Iberdrola, CIE Automotive, enagás, EIT InnoEnergyi CIC energGUNE they all appear as founding shareholders. ”
EV charging and V2G
SAFE & EC Publication Report containing policy recommendations to improve the adoption of V2G technology
“WASHINGTON, DC – SAFE and the Electrification Coalition released a report Wednesday highlighting policy options to accelerate the adoption of vehicle-to-network (V2G) technology. As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) accelerates across all vehicle classes, the V2G capability can help manage system load and restore energy to the grid in times of need, strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electric grid. The shift to transport electrification reduces our dependence on oil and improves energy and national security. ”
ZeroAvia and Otto Aviation partner to deliver first new design of hydrogen-electric aircraft design
“Hollister, California and Kemble, UK, June 15, 2022: ZeroAvia, a leader in hydrogen-electric aviation solutions, today announced a partnership with Otto Aviation, LLC, to develop a hydrogen-electric drive to power Otto’s Celery aircraft.
“Under the agreement, Otto and ZeroAvia will work on integrating the ZeroAvia ZA600 zero-emission engine into Otto’s revolutionary Celera aircraft. The collaboration has the potential to make Celera the first new design of the aircraft to use emission-free propulsion in its launch models. ”
Norton Motorcycles announces a plan to produce electric motorcycles in the UK
Ian Constance, CEO of APC, said: “The projects receiving today’s investment highlight the breadth of technology needed to help the UK accelerate to zero emissions. They are re-imagining not only vehicles, but transport in general. Norton is a cult British brand with a proud history. From making motorcycles to supporting World War II efforts to developing the world’s first production superbike, they are now looking to the future with an electric bike that will deliver both performance and range radiating from a UK manufacturing base and strengthen highly skilled jobs and green growth. ”
MAN engines: The first dual-fuel hydrogen engines to be used on a work boat
“Retrofit V12 marine diesel engine; 749 kW output; up to 80% CO2 reduction. ”
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