Rivian Is The Reason Ford’s F-150 All-Electric Demo Makes Sense

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Sure, an all-electric pickup can tow one million pounds, especially if it’s a Ford F-150 / Rivian truck.
What we do know is that Ford has already invested in Rivian. There was talk about General Motors investing in the electric startup, but that didn’t pan out. Amazon was also part of that deal and it has followed through with an initial investment to the tune of $700 million.

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Following news of Amazon’s stake and GM’s decision not to partake, Ford announced a $500 million investment. The press release stated that Ford plans to build an all-new battery-electric vehicle using Rivian’s flexible skateboard platform.

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eDumper Fact Check Reveals Its Battery Pack Weighs 8 Tons

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We are recharging during downhill transport. In this case, energy recovery during braking will be responsible for the recharging of the vehicle. The recharging station is only a backup,” said Beutle. “The 100 kW stationary charging station is used only for achieving a full charge. If a depleted battery pack with 700 kWh is fully recharged with a 100 kW recharging station, it could take up to 10 hours.”

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Ecotuned Electric Ford F-150 Is A Tired Truck With New Life As An EV

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Ford has an eye on electric pickup trucks. The recent stunt of an F-150 electric prototype towing 1.25 million pounds in a railway proves that. What some probably are not aware of is that Ford will not be the first one to produce an electric F-150. Ecotuned, from Canada, has already made 15 of them. But you will not be able to buy any unless you own a fleet.

via Ecotuned Electric Ford F-150 Is A Tired Truck With New Life As An EV

Embracing EV Infrastructure Has A Positive Impact On Climate Change

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In 2019, the registrations of battery electric vehicles is up over 60% compared to the same period in 2018 – and following the government’s pledge to mobilise around £400m of investment in the UK’s EV charging infrastructure – it feels like the EV industry has moved into 5th gear.

The UK government recently pledged to introduce legislation which requires the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles in all new housing in England as part of efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This would be a world first, positioning the UK as a leader in the race to reach the zero emissions target.

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Tesla Megapack Puts Powerpack In Large Packages

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Created as a development of the giant Hornsdale battery pack produced with Powerpack units, Megapack presents many advantages. Tesla indicates in its blog it “can deploy an emissions-free 250 MW, 1 GWh power plant in less than three months on a three-acre footprint.”

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FutureLab and RoboRace drive the future of autonomous at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | 2025AD – The Autonomous Driving Community

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Over 100,000 spectators witnessed the two fully autonomous RoboRace cars – DevBot and DevBot 2 – line up on the grid to take part in the iconic Goodwood hill climb.

Reps from auto giants, including Porsche, Nissan and McLaren, rubbed shoulders with tech companies, including Zenzic, BAE Systems and Arrival, fully aware that the same technology guiding cars on the track will one day be used on the road. And, of course, 2025AD was there to soak up some insights, as well as a little midsummer sun.

Here’s what we found out

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Charged EVs | MAHLE’s new EV thermal system is designed to cut winter range loss

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In field tests with a compact EV, MAHLE says its ITS reduced the loss of cruising range, especially at cold ambient temperatures. Equipped with conventional electric heating, the EV started with a cruising range of 100 kilometers. When the vehicle was equipped with the ITS, the cruising range increased to 116 kilometers.

via Charged EVs | MAHLE’s new EV thermal system is designed to cut winter range loss

BAE’s autonomous patrol boat packs 12.7-mm heat and offers 10-day mission range

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Targeted at anti-piracy, border control, intelligence gathering and maritime security missions, the Pacific 950 is an autonomous boat that can operate alone for up to 10 days, or cover 300 nautical miles (556 km) at pursuit speed. Its built-in stabilized 12.7-mm weapons system, however, is human-operated.

via BAE’s autonomous patrol boat packs 12.7-mm heat and offers 10-day mission range

Audi Expands Electric Motor Production At Győr, Hungary

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Audi’s plant in Győr, Hungary will produce more electric motors and a new generation of motors.
Audi started series production of electric motors for the e-tron in Győr, Hungary about a year ago in July 2018. As electrification moves forward, the German manufacturer has announced the continuation of e-transformation.

The Hungarian plant, which initially was able to produce 400 electric axle motors per day, will be expanded to produce more electric motors (no numbers were disclosed) and a new generation of electric motors. Moreover, the competencies and capacities of technical development also will be expanded.

It’s great news for Hungary, which secures 250 new jobs and long-term commitment from Audi.

via Audi Expands Electric Motor Production At Győr, Hungary

Tritium To Supply DC Fast Chargers For Drive Energi Network In UK

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Up to 2,500 sites will be installed by 2025, with first installations starting later this year.
Tritium recently was selected by Box Energi as she ole supplier of DC fast chargers for a new charging network in the UK called Drive Energi.

The plan is to build 2,500 locations by 2025. The first 100 will be ready by the end of January 2020.

via Tritium To Supply DC Fast Chargers For Drive Energi Network In UK

Airspeeder — Radical 21st Century Electric Flying Motorcycle | CleanTechnica

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The first Airspeeder World Championship – featuring 5 teams and 10 pilots – will take place in 2020 and will open the door to broader investment and consumer interest in a flying electric motorcycle.

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