Automobili Pininfarina has made a fast start into 2020, the 90th
anniversary year of Pininfarina SpA, commencing the testing and
development phase for the ground-breaking Battista – the world’s first
fully electric luxury hypercar.
The European battery research project SeNSE has been officially
launched. Over the next four years, five research institutes and six
industrial companies from seven European countries will work together to
find solutions for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.
Monday Motorbikes, the California-based electric motorbike company
focussed on revolutionising urban transportation, announced a strategic
restructuring to streamline the company’s operations and global
manufacturing efforts to further support rapid global expansion.
Optare, one of the UK’s largest bus manufacturers whose Parent company
is Ashok Leyland and part of the UK based Hindjua Group, announced that
it is to partner with Tower Transit Group in the launch of 2 new
electric routes in London with the supply of 37 Metrodecker double deck
The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation
Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana
location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the
announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018.
Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo announced that Hyundai has engaged Canoo
to jointly develop an electric vehicle (EV) platform based on Canoo’s
proprietary skateboard design for upcoming Hyundai and Kia models.
The European Commission announced that it has no objection to increased funding for electric vehicles in Germany. The Federal Government can thus increase the environmental bonus for electric vehicles as announced.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has commissioned an order
for 23 100% electric powered new articulated buses to continue the
replacement of diesel vehicles. These buses will be deployed on the line
H16. The contract is valued at €20.7 million ($22.56 million),
Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance,
solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, announced cooperation
with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. in Xi’an, China to deploy
autonomous trucks for an upcoming project in one of the biggest ports in
AKASOL commissioned Manz AG, a global high-tech production equipment
manufacturing company, to supply fully automated production lines for
high-energy battery modules for the Gigafactory 1 at the new Darmstadt
Prakriti E- Mobility has signed an agreement with India’s leading
integrated power utility Tata Power to provide state of the art charging
infrastructure to support Prakriti’s EV Taxi fleet in Delhi NCR.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun accepting orders for a
high-performance electric motor prototype that is capable of producing
the industry-leading high power density for automobiles and other types