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What Happens When Cities Ignore Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles need places to charge, including on-street parking when garages are not available. In the absence of solutions, drivers who are dedicated to e-mobility are taking things into their own hands. The Mitsubishi Outlander pictured below is a plug-in hybrid, meaning plugging in is optional; but to forgo plugging …

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Opel Announces Launch of Plug-In and Fully Electric Vehicles, With More to Follow

“Opel is going electric!” announced CEO Michael Lohscheller, as the company celebrates the release of two electrified vehicles in 2019, a plug-in hybrid Grandland X SUV (pictured above) and a fully electric Corsa. The electric version of the best-selling Corsa “will make electro-mobility affordable for many customers, it will be …

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Predicting EV “Tsunami,” Volvo Invests in Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging Company FreeWire

Volvo announced this week an investment in FreeWire Technologies, a company specializing in mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging units. Other investors in FreeWire’s $15 million Series A include the integrated energy giant BP, manufacturing powerhouse Stanley Black & Decker, and the United Kingdom’s Innovate UK. FreeWire was founded about five …

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Electric Vehicles Create Opportunity for Parts Manufacturers

As plug-in electric vehicles begin to steal marketshare from internal combustion engines, what’s an engine block and cylinder head maker to do? Nemak, the giant global manufacturer of complex metal automotive components, is applying its expertise to specialized parts such as battery trays and electric motor housings that are critical …

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