UPS Getting 10,000 Electric Delivery Vans to Be Built in U.S.

  • Arrival plans to build its second U.S. microfactory in North Carolina, to produce 10,000 UPS electric delivery vans. Its first, in South Carolina, is intended to build electric buses.
  • The UPS order for 10,000 electric vans contrasts with the U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that only 10 percent of its all-new fleet will be electric.
  • Arrival has received a large investment from Hyundai and Kia, with which it intends to collaborate on developing EVs.

    U.K.-based startup Arrival, which has signed a contract with UPS for 10,000 delivery vans, has announced plans to open a second microfactory in the United States in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area not too far from its first one, in York County, South Carolina. The new plant will produce electric delivery vans for the United Parcel Service (UPS), the company said.

    The startup company last year shared images of its toaster-shaped electric van, which will

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    Hyundai Kona Electric Recalled over Potential Fire Danger

    • South Korea has issued a recall for more than 25,000 Hyundai Kona Electric crossovers over potential fires.
    • Hyundai and battery supplier LG Chem have been unable to determine what is causing the fires.
    • Hyundai is filing for a voluntary recall with the U.S. safety agency NHTSA.

      UPDATE 2/24/21: Hyundai told Car and Driver that approximately 55,000 vehicles outside of Korea have been affected, and it is still finalizing the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Details will be shared with U.S. dealers “shortly”. Hyundai says the total cost associated with the recall is around $900 million. Additionally, the Korean government found that the cause of the fires is from the possibility of short circuits in battery cells produced in LG Energy Solution’s Nanjing plant.

      Vehicles, both gasoline and electric, are flammable. Whether it’s fluid or electrons, when heat is introduced in a way not intended by engineers there

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      Lucid Air Electric Sedan Will Miss Spring Delivery Timetable

      • Lucid Motors announced today that the delivery of the 2021 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan to customers will not happen this spring as it had earlier announced.
      • The automaker now expects to begin deliveries to customers sometime in the second half of 2021, according to a letter from CEO Peter Rawlinson.
      • Lucid states that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its supply chain are a major reason for the delay.

        The effects of COVID-19 have caused a delay in the arrival of an eagerly awaited new electric car from a startup: the 2021 Lucid Air. In a letter from Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, the company announced that vehicles will not be delivered this spring as originally promised. Instead, customer deliveries will begin sometime in the second half of 2021.

        In the letter, Rawlinson stated that despite excellent progress bringing the car to market, “We now know that we won’t

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        China’s Electric Automobile Technique Is Starting To Go International And The U.S. Is Lagging Behind

        Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations, together with roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals akin to airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (together with fueling docks and gas stations ) and seaports Terminals could also be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. The Detroit Three, Basic Motors, Chrysler LLC and Ford, are the key U.S.-based mostly automakers, though Chrysler LLC is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Europe-primarily based Fiat Chrysler Vehicles holding. In addition to the aforementioned carmakers, Tesla ‘s market share is on the rise as a result of increasing acceptance of electrical vehicles. General Motors was the automobile producer with the very best market share within the first quarter of 2020, followed by Ford and Toyota. Globally, Toyota and VW are ranked as the most important motor … Read More

        New electric car battery can recharge in five minutes, company says

        Israeli electric car battery manufacturer StoreDot claims it can now produce batteries that can be charged in as little as five minutes, assuming that you can find a rapid enough charging source.

        Better still, the company claims this is not a mere laboratory-bench process, but one that can be applied to factory-produced batteries and can potentially be in service on the roads within a couple of years.

        In what could be a breakthrough for the growth in electric car sales, StoreDot chief executive Doron Myersdorf says that his company has made 1,000 demonstrator battery packs, and that these are now being distributed to potential clients.

        One of those is Daimler-Benz, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, which has invested in StoreDot.

        Speaking to the Guardian, Myersdorf said: “The number one barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles is no longer cost, it is range anxiety. You’re either afraid that you’re going

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        Meritor to Begin Commercial Electric Powertrain Production in 2021

        TROY, Mich., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that production of its 14Xe™ all-electric, fully integrated, commercial electric powertrain for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles will begin mid-2021.

        Meritor received the first Class 8 truck production contract for electric powertrains in the industry in early 2020. Part of Meritor’s Blue Horizon™ advanced technology portfolio, the 14Xe ePowertrain is the only electric powertrain for Class 8 trucks ready for production, bringing the industry a zero emission, best-in-class, premium solution.

        “The 14Xe ePowertrain has been tested in various conditions around the world with several OEMs, vehicle types and applications, so we can offer the industry a proven electric powertrain technology,” said T.J. Reed, vice president of Global Electrification for Meritor. “In January 2020, we announced our agreement with PACCAR to be its non-exclusive supplier of electric powertrains. One year later, we are nearing production and preparing to

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