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PSA GROUP TO LAUNCH NEW ELECTRIC PLATFORM FOR LARGER VEHICLES

“The PSA Group has revealed plans for a new electrified eVMP platform that will underpin its larger vehicles from 2020 onwards as it moves towards a fully electrified line-up.” writes Autocar: “The French giant, whose brands include Citroën, DS, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall, currently uses two ‘multi-energy’ platforms: CMP and EMP2. The CMP architecture, for small vehicles, can utilise combustion engined and electric powertrains, while the EMP2 is designed for ICE-only and plug-in hybrid systems. It’s designed for electric vehicles with a range of between 248 and 404 miles, depending on the body, thanks to “60-100kWh of embedded energy” within the wheelbase. PSA says that the platform can also support hybrid powertrains, which will be “offered on certain markets” where needs must. According to PSA, key to the efficiency of the eEVMP platform is the optimisation of development and industrialisation costs. It says the eVMP has been developed with “extended carry-over” from the EMP2 platform and can be made on existing plants and production lines to limit investment.”

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/psa-group-launch-new-electric-platform-larger-vehicles

 

TOYOTA TO TAKE 10% STAKE IN ELECTRIC DRIVE MAKER BLUE NEXUS; NEW JOINT SALES STRUCTURE

“BluE Nexus Corporation (earlier post) and Toyota Motor Corporation will collaborate to prepare for the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles by working together to increase their competitiveness in products related to electrification as well as to fortify their sales structure, including their technical support and services, among others, rendered to their customers. Additionally, Toyota will take a 10% stake in BluE Nexus to achieve this goal.” reports Green Car Congress: ” As they look toward the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles, BluE Nexus and Toyota aim to join forces and use their core competencies—i.e., Toyota’s control calibration technologies for engines, batteries, and other major peripheral components as well as BluE Nexus’s well-developed lineup of electric drive modules—to respond to requests from all types of customers around the world.”

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/07/20200731-bluenexus.html

 

AMAZON BUILDING MAJOR EV CHARGING PARK IN GERMANY

“The e-co mmerce giant Amazon has announced its largest deployment of electric mobility in Germany to date. The distribution center in Essen has been equipped with 340 charging stations and operates more than 150 electric delivery vehicles every day.” says electrive: “Currently, eight of eleven delivery partners in Essen have converted their fleets to electric transporters, Amazon reports. A total of 150 electric vans are on the road in Essen. In addition, two other delivery partners in the Bochum distribution centre operate 40 electric vehicles.  In January, Amazon announced that 60 charging points had been installed in the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre – a big news at the time, but compared to Essen, the Munich solution appears in a different light. While 40 StreetScooters and ten Mercedes eVito are used in Bavaria, Amazon does not mention in the current announcement which models will be used in Essen.”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/31/amazon-building-major-ev-charging-park-in-germany/

 

FRENCH START-UP EMERGES FROM STEALTH MODE WITH PLAN TO BUILD HUGE BATTERY GIGAFACTORY BY 2023

“A French start-up has been launched with plans to build a 16GWh lithium-ion battery gigafactory in France by 2023 to help Europe meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage.” according to Rechargenews.com: “After a year of behind-the-scenes work, Verkor — backed by French digital solutions company Schneider Electric, EU innovation fund EIT InnoEnergy and French real estate giant Groupe IDEC — has emerged from stealth mode with plans to complete the low-carbon 16GWh facility at a yet-to-be-decided location in France in 2023, before expanding it to 50GWh at a later date. Another new European battery start-up, Automative Cell Company (ACC) — a joint venture between Total-owned battery maker Saft and vehicle giant PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall — plans to build an 8GWh gigafactory in northern France by 2023, and then a second 8GWh gigafactory in southwest Germany.”

 

https://www.rechargenews.com/technology/french-start-up-emerges-from-stealth-mode-with-plan-to-build-huge-battery-gigafactory-by-2023

 

UK OFFSHORE WIND MAY SOON BE SUBSIDY-FREE

“Researchers at Imperial College in London conducted an exhaustive review of all European offshore wind installations since 2006 and concluded that offshore wind may soon be so cheap that newer installations will generate electricity at below wholesale prices, meaning government subsidies will no longer be required. In fact, by mid-century, those wind farms may actually be paying dividends that lower the cost of electricity for everyone. Even better, the industry will create tens of thousands of new jobs.” says CleanTechnica: “What will make the next generation of offshore wind so inexpensive? The massive size of the turbines, many of which will have a blade diameter of 220 meters (that’s 722 feet for our US readers. To put that in context, the wingspan of a 747 is a mere 224 feet.) Larger turbines can harness more wind energy and have access to more consistent wind speeds at higher altitudes, making their production of electricity more predictable and reliable. According to The Independent, the newest wind farm at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has the same installed capacity as the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant and is expected to produce about two-thirds of its annual electricity. It will also cost massively less money than the ill-considered Hinkley Point nuke.”

 

UK Offshore Wind May Soon Be Subsidy-Free

 

 

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