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White House presses companies for chips info – Just Auto

The Biden administration is pressing automakers and semiconductor companies for more information on the global semiconductors shortage and supply chain bottlenecks that are hitting US vehicle manufacturing. US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese yesterday convened a meeting semiconductor industry participants and discussed the progress industry has made to …

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Clearway signs second clean power contract with Toyota – Just Auto

Clearway Energy Group said it had signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) to support the 100MW Wildflower Solar project in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Toyota, which has a car assembly plant in the state, will purchase the majority of the electricity the project will generate, 80MW, to replace the …

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Electrified vehicle sales ‘taking off’ this year in France – Just Auto

France’s Plateforme Automobile (PFA) says that sales of electrified vehicles – BEVs and hybrids – in France are surging this year. The PFA made its comments at the Forum on the European Automotive Industry (FEAL) conference held in the North East French city of Lille and postponed to this year following the emergence of the …

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Goodyear to use renewable energy in European and Turkish plants – Just Auto

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it would adopt 100% renewable energy at plants across Europe and Turkey in the first of a multiple-phase plan covering all facilities across Europe, Middle East and Africa by the end of 2022. The decision will enable the tyre maker to reduce operational impacts and aligns with its goal …

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Lyten introduces lithium sulphur battery for EVs – Just Auto

Lyten, a materials company, claimed to be disrupting the electric vehicle battery industry with the introduction of its LytCell EV lithium sulphur (Li-S) battery platform. This is optimised specifically for the electric vehicle (EV) market and is designed to deliver three times the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. Lyten, saying it …

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GM invests $300m in China AV startup – Just Auto

General Motors has announced a $300 million investment in China-based autonomous driving startup, Momenta. Momenta was established in 2016 and specialises in high definition (HD) automated mapping systems used in autonomous vehicles. It has said it plans to test driverless vehicles in 2022 and make its systems available for series production vehicles thereafter. It expects …

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Autoliv names new research board members – Just Auto

Autoliv, the automotive safety systems specialist, said it had strengthened its insights in automotive safety and the wider mobility safety arena by naming Bryan Reimer and Hasse Johansson to its research advisory board. Reimer is a research scientist in the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, a researcher in the AgeLab, and the associate director …

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