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Year: 2021

SVOLT Plans Two New Battery Factories In China

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, is expanding its production capacities in China. New factories are planned in Huzhou in China’s Zhejiang province and in Suining in Sichuan province, each with annual capacities…

SK Group Presents Long-Term Hydrogen Roadmap

The South Korean SK Group, which recently acquired almost ten per cent of the shares in the US fuel cell specialist Plug Power, presented a long-term, multi-billion-dollar plan to enter the hydrogen economy even more comprehensively. In early January, Plug…

Amazon India And Mahindra Electric Announce Electric Vehicle Partnership

Amazon India and Mahindra Electric have entered a partnership for the deployment of electric three-wheelers for last-mile delivery. Amazon has purchased at least a hundred Treo Zor cargo vehicles from Mahindra Electric and is set to acquire several more for…

EC Proposes 10 New European Partnerships And €10B For Green & Digital Transition; Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The European Commission proposed setting up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry…

Xos To Go Public And Expand Battery-Electric Vehicle Production

Xos Inc., a 5-year-old truck maker focused on delivering battery-electric commercial vehicles in Classes 5-8, announced a definitive agreement to go public through a business combination with NextGen Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company based in Boca…

Centre To Help Andhra Pradesh Develop Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

As part of the national policy, the Centre will support Andhra Pradesh to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state, said Energy Efficiency Services (EESL- GoI), executive vice-chairman Saurabh Kumar, while requesting the state government to support the objective…

CSC SPV Launches Campaign In Rural India To Promote Electric Vehicles

State-run e-governance services entity CSC SPV said it has started a rural e-mobility programme urging people to switch to electric vehicles to preserve the environment and reduce carbon emissions. Under the programme, CSC e-Governance Services will facilitate loans for the…

US Postal Service Awards 10-Year Contract To Oshkosh Defense For New Generation Of Delivery Vehicles; BEV And ICE

The US Postal Service awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of US-built postal delivery vehicles that will drive the most significant modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades. Under the contract’s initial $482-million…

EVBox Selects TSG As Sales & Service Partner In 30 Countries

EVBox has entered into a sales and service partnership with the TSG Group from France. The service provider will offer charging solutions including installation and on-site services for the Dutch company in 30 countries across greater Europe. The two companies…

Lucid Motors Strikes SPAC Deal To Go Public With $24 Billion Valuation

Lucid Motors reached an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV Corp., in the largest deal yet between a blank-check company and an electric vehicle startup. The combined company, in…