Exclusive Pro Photos: Tesla Cybertruck At The Petersen Automotive Museum

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David Rand, a visual effects artist who has worked with major motion pictures such as Moana, Big Hero 6, and Frozen, just to name a few, has graciously gifted CleanTechnica his own perspective of the Cybertruck's debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Elon Musk On The Berlin Tesla Model Y: “A Revolution In Automotive Body Engineering”

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The Berlin-produced Tesla Model Y is going to be a revolution in automotive body engineering, according to Elon Musk. He just noted this in response to Tesmanian’s Eva Fox, who wrote an article covering Volvo reverse engineering a Model Y in Sweden.

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Cox Automotive Invests $350 Million Into Rivian, Partners On Sales & Service

CleanTechnica

Rivian has brought another giant investor on board today with the announcement that Cox Automotive is injecting $350 million as an equity investment.

The Automotive Echo Chamber — Isolated From The Real World

CleanTechnica

Travelling widens your view of the world. These last few months, in the midst of auto industry conferences and travel, I have suddenly been encountering situations in the auto world that really open my eyes.

Automotive Expert Sandy Munro On The Tesla Model Y “Lots of Room in There”

CleanTechnica

We have covered expert Sandy Munro and his company Munro & Associates multiple times on CleanTechnica over the years. When the Tesla Model 3 first came out, Munro led the charge to call Tesla out for out of spec panel gaps.

Unshackling The Automotive User Interface, Altia Tells Us What We Are In For

CleanTechnica

Have you noticed how a lot of the latest electric vehicles (EVs) and concept cars have like 3–5 different screens in the car? Here are a couple of examples.

Karma Automotive showcases E-Flex EV platform

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Karma Automotive has announced a new modular platform that features a flat floor EV architecture. Karma’s goal in creating the Everyday BEV platform was to offer an economic solution for service vehicles, ridesharing vehicles, and last-mile delivery vehicles that can benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transportation,” said Mike Jones, Karma Automotive’s Director of Chassis Engineering. Source: Karma Automotive. Newswire The Tech Karma Automotive

KYB & REE Collaborate For “Next-Generation Modular EV Platform”

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KYB Group and REE Automotive have announced that they are developing "suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle (EV) platforms.". Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV platforms EV suspensions KYB KYB Group REE Automotive REEboard REEcorner suspensions

Valmet Automotive starts battery production in Finland

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Valmet Automotive has started producing batteries at its plant in Salo, Finland, which the company converted from a cell phone manufacturing plant. Olaf Bongwald, Valmet CEO, said, “The Salo battery plant project is a prime example of Valmet Automotive’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to customer needs. Source: Valmet Automotive. Newswire The Tech Batteries Valmet Automotive

How companies — from automotive to apparel — can transform waste into resources

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ROHM’s new Nano Cap automotive power supply technology

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Japanese electronic parts manufacturer Rohm Semiconductor has announced the development of its new Nano Cap technology, designed for power supply circuits in the automotive and industrial fields.

Zero Automotive launches e-truck based on Toyota Landcruiser

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Australian startup Zero Automotive has launched an electric pickup truck for commercial use, based on the Landcruiser 79 series. “It’s It’s available in 20 to 120 kWh battery packs, with modular battery packs and a 700 Nm electric motor,” said Zero Automotive co-founder Tim Possingham. Source: Zero Automotive. Newswire The Vehicles Electric Trucks Zero Automotive

Overview of automotive communications technologies: Free Poster

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Download a beautifully designed automotive communications poster. Sponsored By Keysight Technologies. It provides an overview of the technologies that make new cars safer and more convenient, including a comparison of dedicated short-range communications and C-V2X technologies. Get into the fast lane with the latest technical resources on autonomous driving.

Tesla Model 3 = Top Selling Car in California

CleanTechnica

In somewhat of a surprise, for the first time ever, the Tesla Model 3 was the top selling vehicle in California last quarter.

Clean Air Is Helping People Consider Electric Cars

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Will Low Gas Prices Hurt Tesla?

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GNK Automotive launches new electric drive systems

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GNK Automotive, a maker of electric driveline technology, has launched three families of electric drive systems, each of which integrates an electric motor and inverter with a single-speed transmission module. GKN Automotive’s Family 2 eDrive offers peak torque of 1,800 to 2,700 Nm, and is suitable for A-, B-, and C-segment applications. Source: GNK Automotive.

Used Car Sales Are Collapsing — What Happens Next?

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Volkswagen Really, Really Wants To Create Its Own Software Platform

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Elon Musk Tweets That Tesla’s Annual Meeting Will Be Postponed

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Karma Automotive reveals new Level 4 autonomous van platform

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Karma Automotive has been introducing a series of E-Flex Platforms, which can be configured up to 22 different ways, and can support both EVs and PHEVs. Source: Karma Automotive. The company recently debuted its first product in the series, an extended-range EV based on its 2020 Revero GT. Additional demonstration platforms in the pipeline for the coming months include autonomously driven vehicles and high-performance supercars.

Overview of automotive radar technologies: Free poster

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Download or order a beautifully designed automotive radar poster. Sponsored By Keysight Technologies. It provides an overview of the technologies that make new cars safer and more convenient, including a snapshot of radar technology from 24 to 81 GHz. Get into the fast lane with the latest technical resources on autonomous driving. Learn about the design and testing of complex sensor and communication technologies being built into autonomous vehicles.

Webinar: Thermal and EMI shielding materials for automotive electronics

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Protecting automotive electronics from high temperatures and electromagnetic interference to improve the performance of xEVs and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The webinar is presented by Dr. Karen Wilken, Application Development Engineer, and Matthias Grossmann, Global Market Segment Leader Automotive & Power Electronics at Momentive Performance Materials.

Heraeus’s Pennsylvania plant receives certification for automotive quality

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Heraeus Electronics has received IATF-16949 certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) for its site in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. IATF-16949 is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems. “In In a highly competitive environment like the automotive industry, a high level of efficiency and quality must be guaranteed,” says Heraeus President Klemens Brunner.

Technology Landscape, Trends and Opportunities in the Automotive Fuel Cell Market

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Automotive fuel cell market is growing rapidly due to increase in vehicle production as it controls the emission of toxic gases from vehicles

The Automotive Industry's Moment Of Truth HasArrived

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Making electric vehicles is not as simple as some people thought, and now, after delaying the development of the technologies involved, the moment of truth has arrived. As Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's CEO says, "the storm is just beginning, and the time of classic car manufacturers is over

European Car Leasing System Will Blow Up Tesla & Other EV Sales

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NASCAR Plans To Introduce Hybrid Technology

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7 Autonomous Vehicle Bonus Stories

CleanTechnica

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there's a lot of news in the auto industry about autonomous vehicles. Here are 7 recent stories that couldn't quite catch their own headline here on CleanTechnica but which seemed worth noting.

1st Fisker Ocean Video Puts New Features On Display

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BMW Group & Great Wall Motor To Build Fashionable MINI E In China

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High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019.

Tesla Walks Tall Through The Ruins Of The Automotive Industry

Forbes Green Tech

While traditional motor manufacturers continue to suffer, Tesla runs like clockwork, sitting on $8 billion in cash reserves, lowering its manufacturing costs and increasing its margins, while strengthening its solar roof and battery manufacturing and installation business.

Henkel introduces liquid gap filler for automotive and power conversion electronics

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For next-generation automotive designs where form and function are inherently linked, smaller, high-power components are enabling lighter, sleeker and more sophisticated vehicles,” says Schuh. Henkel has announced the debut of its latest thermal interface material (TIM), Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 7000. The liquid TIM combines high thermal conductivity of 7.0 W/mK with a dispensing speed of 18 grams per second.

Volkswagen Announces Pre-Production At Chinese Electric Vehicle factory

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Rivian Raises $1.3 Billion In Latest Funding Round

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The Xpeng P7 Tackles -30°C Weather In Cold Weather Performance Testing

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China ? Cleantech ? May 2020

CleanTechnica

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website.

More Money for Electric Trucks: Rivian Raises $350M From Cox Automotive

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This investment came from Cox Automotive, a 34,000-person company that facilitates the sale of cars through brands like Kelley Blue Book and online marketplace Autotrader. Cox adds a new set of strategic capabilities, centered around the logistics of automotive sales.

Here’s One Automotive Segment Electric Cars Finally Outsell

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Granted, it’s a vanishing breed

Despite SUV Craze, Tesla Model 3 Dominates US Luxury Vehicle Market

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Power Integrations’ SCALE-iDriver for SiC MOSFETs achieves AEC-Q100 automotive qualification

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Power Integrations has announced that its SIC118xKQ SCALE-iDriver, a single-channel gate driver for silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, is now certified to AEC-Q100 for automotive use. Michael Hornkamp, Power Integrations’ Director of Marketing, said, “Silicon carbide MOSFET technology opens the door for smaller, lighter automotive inverter systems.

Three Major Technological Changes That Are Going To Redefine The Automotive Sector And Change OurLives

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A major change in its propulsion technology, a shift in the property model, and another change in the usage pattern: three major technological changes that are going to redefine the automotive sector and change ourlives

Global e-Mobility Funding Report — Q3 2019

CleanTechnica

The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for the third quarter of 2019 showed a total of $2.7 billion raised by 45 electric vehicle (EV) companies across the world. This funding amount is even higher in reality since another 18 EV-related companies didn’t disclose any financial details.