Tesla’s Automotive Gross Margin Improves from 18.7% to 23.7%

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Elon Musk Tesla Tesla automotive gross margin Tesla factories Tesla financials Tesla gross margin

Exclusive Pro Photos: Tesla Cybertruck At The Petersen Automotive Museum

CleanTechnica

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. Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Events David Rand electric trucks Elon Musk Petersen Automotive Museum Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

BMW Brilliance Automotive Doubles Production Capacity for High-Voltage Batteries in China

CleanTechnica

Batteries Electric Vehicles Energy Storage EV Charging Green Economy Investment Lithium-Ion Batteries Manufacturing Market Research Press Releases Research BMW BMW batteries BMW Brilliance BMW Brilliance Automotive BMW China BMW Group BMW iX3 China EV batteries

New Sensor from Ibeo Automotive Systems Detects Environment in Four Dimensions

CleanTechnica

The Hamburg-based LiDAR sensor specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH will begin worldwide delivery of its new ibeoNEXT LiDAR sensor to partners and customers starting in October 2020.

Oil Company Total & Groupe PSA Form “Automotive Cells Company”

CleanTechnica

A few years ago, it seemed obvious to us electric vehicle fanatics that the transportation sector would switch to electricity.

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. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Autotrader CarsGuide Cox Automotive Dealer-Auction.com HomeNet Automotive Kelley Blue Book Manheim Ready Logistics Rivian Tesla Xtime

BMW Named Automotive Industry Leader In Dow Jones Sustainability Indices — Seriously

CleanTechnica

Was I aware of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices before this week? Most definitely. Had I forgotten all about it? Certainly. Would I have guessed in my wildest dreams that BMW would be named the auto industry leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe (DJSI) in 2020?

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

CleanTechnica

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. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y Tesla Model Y Berlin Tesla Model Y Germany

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. For a short period, the corporate media preceded to interview and quote him often. [&hellip. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Munro & Associates Sandy Munro Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

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. Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Interviews Altia Design audi Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ford GM Honda Lamborghini renault volkswagen Volkswagen Group

Karma Is Alive, & 2020 Revero GT Now On Sale In USA

CleanTechnica

We have covered Karma Automotive since its birth, since it launched following the collapse of Fisker Automotive. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars PHEV Karma Automotive Karma Revero Karma Revero GT

Valmet Automotive starts battery production in Finland

Charged

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

Karma Automotive showcases E-Flex EV platform

Charged

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

Tesla Owners Are Fighting Human Trafficking & Attempting A Guinness World Record

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Owners Club in Atlanta along with the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum are planning to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Tesla Parade while also helping to prevent human trafficking.

Automotive connector strategies and solutions for space saving

Charged

Automotive manufacturers have been building more electronic content into vehicles with powertrain electrification and increasingly sophisticated driver assist systems accelerating that trend. In some cases, so-called “black-box” components have included non-automotive miniaturized connectors. Their lack of robustness for automotive harsh environments have led to quality problems in a few modules and in certain cases component failures. Sponsored by TTI and TE Connectivity.

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

GreenBiz

One key is to design out waste in the first place. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Waste Management Water Reuse

Aptiv: 100,000+ Commercial Robotaxi Rides in Las Vegas

CleanTechnica

Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Aptiv Delphi Delphi Automotive robotaxis self driving cars self driving vehYesterday, when I wrote about 10 existing and announced robotaxi services, I skipped a notable one that a reader brought to my attention.

Zero Automotive launches e-truck based on Toyota Landcruiser

Charged

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

CleanTechnica & Forth to Host Webinar on Electric Pickup Trucks

CleanTechnica

Celebrate Drive Electric Week with Forth and CleanTechnica as we profile one of the hottest topics in electric transportation — electric pickup trucks.

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

CleanTechnica

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

Tesla’s Cybertruck Will Debut At The Petersen Auto Museum This Weekend

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Cybertruck will debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum this weekend, according to Robb Report. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Petersen Automotive Museum Tesla Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Model S Tesla Model S prototype Tesla Roadster

USA’s $100 Million Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plan

CleanTechnica

Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping ADOMANI AMPLY Power Arrival Automotive Ballard Power Systems Bollinger Motors BYD Motors Calstart Chanje Energy chargepoint Climate Resolve ClipperCreek Cummins Inc. The US Energy Dept.

Use of aluminum growing faster than any other automotive material

Charged

A new survey reports that the use of aluminum is growing faster than that of any other automotive material, and is expected to grow to content levels of 514 pounds per vehicle (PPV) by 2026, up 12% from 2020 levels. The survey, conducted by DuckerFrontier, analyzes the latest information on material content for North American light vehicles from the full automotive value chain, including automakers and their suppliers.

An Interview With NVIDIA: “Make All Cars Autonomous”

CleanTechnica

My articles about the incumbent automotive industry are usually not at all friendly, and that is not done on purpose but is a result of a never-ending series of missed opportunities, wrong decisions, and ill-advised strategies they regularly annoy me with.

Overview of automotive communications technologies: Free Poster

Charged

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.

First Review Of Polestar 2 Is Highly Positive

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Android Automotive geely Polestar Polestar 2 Polestar 2 review volvoThe Polestar 2 electric car is almost here and the reviews have begun. One of the first describes it as one of the best electric cars available.

GNK Automotive launches new electric drive systems

Charged

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.

Automotive cable firm Delfingen expands its reach with acquisition

Charged

Automotive cable specialist Delfingen plans to acquire the European and African operations of Schlemmer, a German industrial group that specializes in cable protection and injection-molded parts for the automotive industry. The current difficult context has made it possible to bring together two historical players in the protection of automotive wiring at the global level.”

Considerations for selecting automotive-grade multilayer ceramic capacitors in EVs

Charged

The worldwide electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding in demand and mainstream adoption as governments push for fuel economy improvements and automotive companies look for new market opportunities. In order to help you choose the right automotive-grade capacitors for your EV project, this whitepaper discusses the key considerations and certifications for EV components, common use cases in EV subsystems, and capacitor requirements for specific applications.

Overview of automotive radar technologies: Free poster

Charged

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.

Karma Automotive reveals new Level 4 autonomous van platform

Charged

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.

Webinar: Thermal and EMI shielding materials for automotive electronics

Charged

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

Charged

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.

Clean Air Is Helping People Consider Electric Cars

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Market Research Polls/Surveys Research air pollution Tesla Tesla Model 3 UK UK electric vehicles Venson Automotive SolutionsThis is something we've been wondering on the rooftop terrace of CleanTechnica world headquarters in Asgard, Florida — with all the fresh air from not driving, and the beautiful pics of places like Los Angeles sans smog, will people consider clean electric cars more than they have.

Will Low Gas Prices Hurt Tesla?

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Oil AlixPartners Autotrader California Cox Automotive Europe EV sales gas prices Karl Brauer Kelley Blue Book Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model S Tesla Model X Tesla Supercharger USAmid the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have hardly had time to consider the effects of another economic H-bomb that went off around the same time: the collapse of oil prices.

Used Car Sales Are Collapsing — What Happens Next?

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Market Research Research Cox Automotive depreciation iSeeCars Manheim Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 depreciation Tesla Model Y used car sales used carsUsed cars are going nowhere. With almost everyone sitting at home and tens of millions of people losing their jobs, used automobile sales in the USA were reportedly down 64% in the last week of March.

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.

ROHM’s new Nano Cap automotive power supply technology

Charged

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. In a circuit with a linear regulator and microcontroller unit (MCU), a 1 uF capacitor is usually required at the output of the linear regulator, while 100 nF is needed at the input of the MCU.

Volkswagen Really, Really Wants To Create Its Own Software Platform

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Car.Software Christian Senger volkswagen Volkswagen Automotive Cloud Volkswagen Group Volkswagen software VW.OSChristian Senger is in charge of software development for Volkswagen. He confidently predicts the company is leading the way to a computer on wheels future. Is he right.

The Automotive Industry's Moment Of Truth HasArrived

Forbes Green Tech

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