GKN Automotive powering 13 more electrified car models from 10 brands

GKN Automotive is strengthening its eDrive technology leadership as 13 more electrified models from 10 leading global brands enter the market, powered by GKN systems. The new platforms span four major global automotive manufacturers and range from premium four-wheel drive SUVs to an iconic electric city car. The technologies on... Read more →

Orient and Ricardo jointly to develop next-generation battery management system

Orient and Ricardo will jointly develop a next-generation battery management system. The system—to be designed, developed and manufactured by Singapore-based Orient Technology—will incorporate elements of the advanced battery management and control algorithm technology from Ricardo. Established in 1994, Orient Technology (S) Pte Ltd is known for high-performance battery pack design... Read more →

Neste invests in AFS fuel storage company to enable supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has acquired a minority stake in Aircraft Fuel Supply B.V. (AFS). AFS is the owner and operator of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fuel storage company. Through its share in AFS, Neste is able to offer to airlines operating... Read more →

Growth Energy to sue EPA over failure to issue 2021 biofuel blending targets

Growth Energy submitted a notice of intent to sue letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its failure to fulfill its statutory obligation to issue the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) by 30 November 30 2020, an annual deadline set by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The notice gives... Read more →

CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric performance motorcycles, signed a letter of intent with the Swedish battery developer and manufacturer, Northvolt, to form a long-term partnership for the supply of sustainable battery cells for their line-up of electric motorcycles. A CAKE electric motorcycle. Large-scale production will start in 2021... Read more →

Willis Towers Watson acquires Acclimatise in move that further strengthens climate resilience leadership

Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has acquired Acclimatise, the market leader in climate change adaptation advisory and analytics services, to meet growing demands from corporates, Governments and financial institutions. Willis Towers Watson’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH) has expanded its scope to help clients... Read more →

An internationally operating maker of premium automobiles has awarded HASCO KSPG Nonferrous Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (KPSNC), a joint venture of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, a major order for electromotor housings. The housings, designed for a water-cooled synchronous motor with four different performance levels, will be installed in the OEM’s entire... Read more →

Li-ion battery recycling company Li-Cycle closes Series C round

Li-Cycle Corp., North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycling company, closed a Series C equity funding round to fund the development of its Rochester, New York Commercial Hub and to drive expansion into international markets. Moore Strategic Ventures LLC led the financing round, terms of which were not disclosed. The need... Read more →

Electrify Canada has officially expanded into the province of Alberta with the opening of a new station in the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore. The new station, located just off of Highway 1 at The Shops of Canmore, was designed to provide easy access to high speed electric vehicle (EV)... Read more →

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to build Korea’s first hydrogen liquefaction plant

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will be constructing Korea’s first hydrogen liquefaction plant. Doosan signed an EPC contract and investment agreement for the Changwon Hydrogen Liquefaction Project with Gyeongnam Province, Changwon City, Changwon Industry Promotion Agency (CWIP), BNK Kyongnam Bank, Hana Alternative Asset Management and the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation... Read more →

DENSO takes stake in EV mobility services company Envoy

DENSO has taken a stake in Envoy Technologies, an electric vehicle (EV) startup based in Culver City, California, that offers mobility services to the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. Through the investment, DENSO aims to create new revenue streams by offering the benefits of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) to businesses. Founded in... Read more →

INEOS launches new clean hydrogen business in Europe

INEOS launched a new business to develop and build Clean Hydrogen capacity across Europe, in support of the drive towards a zero-carbon future. INEOS currently produces 300,000 tonnes of hydrogen a year mainly as a co-product from its chemical manufacturing operations. Through its subsidiary INOVYN, INEOS is Europe’s largest existing... Read more →

WorldAutoSteel launches Steel E-Motive vehicle engineering program

WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has launched a new vehicle engineering program, Steel E-Motive. The new program will demonstrate the benefits of steel for global Mobility as a Service (MaaS), characterized by fully connected and autonomous electric vehicles. WorldAutoSteel is partnering with Ricardo, global engineering and... Read more →

Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation and Toyota Motor North America jointly announced that Toyota will support Iwatani’s plans to expand the number of open retail hydrogen fueling stations by nearly 25% in Southern California. This will represent an increase of 6,300 kilograms per day... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Group joins IONITY high-power charging network

Hyundai Motor Group has joined IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network, as a strategic partner and shareholder. Through its participation in this joint venture, Hyundai Motor Group—including Hyundai and Kia brands—will drive the expansion of the high-power charging network along Europe’s highways, promoting the further adoption of zero-emission mobility. The... Read more →

Kandi America, the US subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group Inc., announced its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting the state’s emissions standards. With this approval in hand, Kandi is preparing delivery of the model K27. Including state and federal tax incentives, eligible buyers can own a... Read more →

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA pays $160k in penalties for small engine violations in California

The California Air Resources Board announced a settlement of $160,000 with Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA to resolve clean-air violations related to the sale of small off-road engines, typically used as replacements in lawn mowers and leaf blowers, in California. This is the first time that a manufacturer has been cited... Read more →

Autonomous tech company Sea Machines completes a $20M B-round; Toyota AI Ventures in

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous systems for ocean-going vessels, accomplished its full $20-million investment goal with a second close of $5 million. The company announced the first close of $15 million in July. This latest close includes follow-on investments by the Brunswick Corporation and their investment partner... Read more →

European shipbuilder awards hydrogen fuel cell contract to Proton Motor

A European shipbuilding company has awarded a new order to Germany-based Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, a maker of graphite bipolar plated fuel cells generating power output up to 73 kW. This is significant news given that Proton Motor was the first international manufacturer to a power passenger ferry in... Read more →

Electrify America launches new business unit to offer customized business-to-business charging solutions

Electrify America launched Electrify Commercial, a new business unit designed to deliver turn-key electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to utilities, fleet owners and operators, government entities and businesses seeking to manage their own network of chargers. Backed by experience gained from building the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network,... Read more →

Rosatom launches Li-ion battery business

Russian nuclear technology company ROSATOM has launched RENERA, an energy storage company. RENERA is incorporated on the basis of Cathode Materials LLC, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM. RENERA will develop and sell module-type lithium-ion traction batteries for electric vehicles, as well as energy storage systems for emergency... Read more →

Gulf Energy Information introduces hydrogen data with new platform

Gulf Energy Information—a provider of media, technical information and market intelligence services for the international energy industry—launched Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI), a comprehensive new dataset covering projects across the energy industry. The service equips subscribers with detailed project data for key industry segments, including hydrogen, renewable energy, downstream, midstream, and... Read more →

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics introduces new lower emissions polyacetal family

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP), the global leader in high performance polyacetal materials, is addressing the rapidly-changing stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive, electronics and general industries markets for low formaldehyde emissions with a new polyacetal (POM) product family: the low-odor and low-residue Iupital 05 Polyacetal Series. Traditional industrial... Read more →

Gruppo FS Italiane and Snam collaborate to promote study in hydrogen rail transport

FS Italiane and Snam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility and consider new business models relating to the development of a hydrogen rail transport in Italy. The agreement, signed by the CEOs of Gruppo FS Italiane, Gianfranco Battisti, and of Snam, Marco Alverà,... Read more →

Toyota AI Ventures invests in robotic kitchen startup

Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s early-stage venture capital fund, has invested in YPC Technologies, a robotic kitchen startup based in Montreal, Canada. The funding follows YPC Technologies’ participation in the 2020 Toyota AI Ventures “call for innovation” focused on smart, connected cities that launched earlier this year in partnership with Toyota... Read more →

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), a trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America, launched a new interactive resource tool on its website for automotive design engineers. The interactive web page delivers a wealth of information on the effective use of aluminum extrusions in... Read more →

General Electric sets goal of achieving carbon neutrality for its operations by 2030

General Electric (GE) announced it is setting a goal to achieve carbon neutrality for its facilities and operational greenhouse emissions by 2030. This commitment does not address the emissions associated with its products (Scope 3). GE has recently announced that it is pursuing an exit from the new-build coal power... Read more →

Ballard sells UAV business to Honeywell

Ballard Power Systems has sold the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) business assets of its subsidiary located in Southborough, Massachusetts to Honeywell International. All employees of the UAV subsidiary will transition to Honeywell Aerospace. Financial terms have not been disclosed. The companies are also committed to a long-term strategic collaboration to... Read more →

9 companies in Japan launch preparatory committee for Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A)

Nine private companies in Japan engaged in the construction and expansion of a hydrogen society announced that they are launching a new preparatory committee called “Japan Hydrogen association (JH2A)” to promote the formation of a hydrogen supply chain and global partnerships in the hydrogen sector. With hydrogen anticipated to play... Read more →

Electrify America installing 36 ultra-fast EV charging stations at Meijer stores in Illinois and Michigan

Electrify America, the largest open DC fast-charging network in the US, is collaborating with Midwestern retailer Meijer to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at nine of its stores across Illinois and Michigan. The stations will offer a total of 36 ultra-fast public EV chargers, increasing the availability of public... Read more →

GKN Automotive, Tata to establish advanced global e-mobility software engineering center in India

GKN Automotive, a global leader in automotive technologies, is partnering with Tata Technologies, a global engineering and product development digital services company, to establish and set up an advanced global e-mobility software engineering center in India. The new center, based in Bengaluru, will utilize Tata Technology’s expertise in electric and... Read more →

Mayor of London launches new heavy vehicle scrappage scheme

The Mayor of London launched a new scrappage scheme targeting heavy vehicles—some of the most polluting vehicles in London—in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, which will come into force on 1 March 2021. The scheme offers grants of £15,000 (US$19,400) to scrap a heavy vehicle and... Read more →

2020 NGVAmerica Industry Summit moves to virtual format this October

NGVAmerica is moving its Annual Industry Summit—NGV20—to an online format for Fall 2020 due to national health and travel concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Powered by the vFairs platform, the virtual conference will be held live online 20-22 October from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET daily. NGVAmerica’s Industry Summit... Read more →

China-based electric vehicle maker NIO Inc. delivered 4,708 vehicles in September 2020—a new monthly record representing a strong 133.2% year-over-year growth. The deliveries consisted of 3,210 ES6s, the company’s 5-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV; 1,482 ES8s, the company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV; and 16 EC6s,... Read more →

ABB and Lion Electric partner to bolster e-mobility in North America

ABB has partnered with Lion Electric to strengthen the transition to a zero-emissions future in North America. ABB will offer its complete charging equipment product line to Lion Electric, to be sold under Lion Electric’s new Lion Energy infrastructure specialty division, making the Saint-Jérôme, Québec-based company a service partner for... Read more →

KORE Power and VELOCE ENERGY enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to form a Strategic Alliance for stationary storage

KORE Power, a developer of battery cell technology, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with VELOCE ENERGY, a startup developing technology to create intelligent, flexible, scalable grid-edge energy networks (GrEEN). The MOU outlines the strategic alliance, including securing supply of critical storage components for the VELOCE products, and establishes... Read more →

EPA to award up to $73M for Clean Diesel Projects

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $73 million in grants and funding expected to be awarded to support numerous clean diesel programs and projects across the country at the state and local level. More than $50 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants Program funding... Read more →

24 CA communities get $1.15M to study gaps in equitable transportation

Twenty-four California nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies, and Native American tribes in under-resourced communities were awarded up to $50,000 each by the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) to conduct “Community Transportation Needs Assessments” that will help them to identify—and eventually to address—transportation challenges faced by residents in their... Read more →

Air Products joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Air Products has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A) established by the European Commission. The Alliance intends to accelerate the region’s transition towards a sustainable, competitive economy and build its global leadership in hydrogen, ultimately creating the foundation for a viable and competitive EU industrial hydrogen network. As the... Read more →

Workhorse C-Series all-electric delivery trucks achieve maximum range of 160 miles

Workhorse Group announced that its C-Series all-electric delivery trucks have achieved an improved and industry-leading range. New data from testing showed that Workhorse’s 2020 model year C-1000 Extended Range achieved a maximum of approximately 160 miles per charge under urban situations. In July, the company announced that it had been... Read more →

Alcoa introduces EcoSource, industry’s first low-carbon alumina brand

Alcoa is expanding its Sustana line of products with the introduction of EcoSource, the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade alumina brand. Alumina (Al2O3) is an excellent ceramic oxide with a very wide range of applications, including adsorbents, catalysts, microelectronics, chemicals, aerospace industry, and other high-technology fields. Alumina ceramic substrates, which can... Read more →

Toyota Motor Europe integrates its fuel cell technology into Energy Observer Developments’ hydrogen power generator

EODev has demonstrated its GEH2 hydrogen generator, powered by Toyota fuel cell technology. The GEH2 generates an output of 100KVA and can be used at events, isolated sites and in emergency situations. It is also suitable for fragile environments as it has low noise levels and emits zero emissions. Toyota... Read more →

Neste MY Renewable Diesel available at more than 100 sales points in the Netherlands

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, now has 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October 2019. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, customers can reduce... Read more →

Karma Automotive announces first all-electrtic vehicle and new GS Series name

Karma Automotive will be introducing a new name for a family of vehicles in 2021 called the GS Series. The lineup will include updated electrification options, technological advancements and Karma’s first battery-electric (BEV) luxury sedan. The series will offer: Multiple performance modes Multiple electrification powertrain options up to 100kWh All-aluminum... Read more →

GE to pursue exit from new-build coal power market

GE announced that it intends to exit the new-build coal power market, subject to applicable consultation requirements. GE’s Steam Power business will work with customers on existing obligations as it pursues this exit, which may include divestitures, site closings, job impacts and appropriate considerations for publicly held subsidiaries. GE will... Read more →

Weichai Westport secures Chinese certification for WP12 natural gas engine powered by HPDI 2.0

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced that its Weichai Westport Inc. (WWI) joint venture has received certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (MEE) for the 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0TM fuel system (WP12HPDI). WWI is now in a position to market and sell the heavy-duty... Read more →

Canada awards $1.7M to CSA Group to develop codes and standards for EVs

The government of Canada is awarding $1,716,469 to the CSA Group, a Toronto-based organization that develops standards, to address emerging technologies and issues in the public and private sectors. The funding will support a project to research, develop, adapt and update codes and standards for electric and alternative fuel vehicles... Read more →

EV Connect platform qualified for Arizona’s two largest utility EV charging incentive programs

EV Connect announced it is working with two of Arizona’s largest utilities to deliver EV charging infrastructure. In separate agreements, Salt River Project (SRP) in Phoenix and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in Tucson have selected EV Connect as one of the industry partners eligible to provide EV network and charging... Read more →