Carbon and Ford expand collaboration on parts
Carbon has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. Carbon and Ford have expanded their collaboration to design and produce several new digitally manufactured, end-use parts.
Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment
Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
Graphene for vehicle parts
Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution
Tritium will showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.
Ford creates autonomous vehicle subdivision
Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities.
Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites
IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs.
All electric vehicles for ride hailing services in China
Ford Smart Mobility LLC and Zotye Auto have signed an MOU to establish a new 50:50 joint venture that will focus on providing smart, customized all-electric vehicle solutions to fleet operators and drivers in China's fast-growing ride-hailing market. F
New all-electric Ford Transit
Lightning Systems is on schedule for March deliveries of its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit and that it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product.
Porsche doubles e-mobility investment
Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euros in e-mobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles.
Geely Holding acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced it has reached agreement with Cevian Capital to acquire its entire 8.2% share capital holding and 15.6% voting rights in AB Volvo, the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and marine and industrial engines.
Alvant (formerly Composite Metal Technology) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive
Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.
Fast charging station network starts to take shape
IONITY, which was founded only a few weeks ago, is taking off quickly. The joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi and Porsche has formed initial strategic partnerships for the realization of its "High-Power-Charging" network for electric vehicles in Europe.
Launch of pan-European high-power charging network IONITY
Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles.
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
Engineers have designed an autonomous robot with "socially aware navigation," that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing general codes of pedestrian conduct.
Massive Ford EV investment
At "Future Powertrain" March 2017, Steve Gill, Director- Powertrain Engineering Ford of Europe Ford Motor Company declared that Ford will spend $4.5 billion on electric vehicles over the coming five years.