After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune 12 years ago to become an EV advocate. His Electric Vehicles Outlook consultancy has been busy with automotive, finance, mining, and energy clients, as well as publicly sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform where he now has in excess of 280,000 followers.
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BMW announced the extension of BMW’s global Induction Charging Pilot Programme to the US Market. The pilot programme began in Germany in 2018 and has recently expanded to include the US.
UPS said that its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS network.
Magna celebrated the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single state-of-the-art facility that combines 21st-century manufacturing with people-first workplace design and functionality.
One of the biggest challenges facing e-mobility is the sustainable extraction of raw materials. Volkswagen is looking for solutions with start-ups and other partners in a series of hackathons. Marco Philippi, Head of Procurement Strategy, discussed the problems with cobalt extraction, supplier ratings and commonalities with the fashion industry during an interview.
Gentex Corporation recently began shipping the latest version of its HomeLink car-to-home automation system to VOXX Electronics Corporation for sale in the automotive aftermarket. The system consist of a Bluetooth-enabled automatic-dimming mirror with integrated buttons that can be programmed to operate a myriad of radio frequency and cloud-based home automation devices.
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