NEWSNOTES | September 29, 2021
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | September 29, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 29, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 / Kimberly Taylor

Southern California Edison (SCE)  is out with Mind the Gap, an analysis of the policy changes and additions needed to ensure California can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. Electrifying transportation is just one part of the picture as the state would need to reduce emissions by an average of 4.1% each year from 2019 to 2030.

With crucial metals in short supply, cost-effective battery recycling is key to wide scale adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Ford knows that and so does Redwood Materials, an EV battery recycling company. Last week Ford invested $50 million in Redwood Materials. Top of mind for California-based Xos (Class 5-8 battery-electric commercial vehicle) is battery remanufacturing. The company just announced that they will collaborate with Cox Automotive Mobility to leverage their remanufacturing capabilities for Xos battery packs.

For decades Linde has invested in infrastructure that will enable a hydrogen-powered mobility sector. The company has joined the H2Accelerate collaboration to accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen for trucking.

Engineering and strategic consulting company Ricardo has won two UK Government backed innovation competitions to develop new solutions for the future of heavy-duty electric trucks. They’ll partner with the University of Bath for both projects. Kenworth is innovating again and this time their partnership is with Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) which is a subsidiary of Ideanomics. Kenworth will collaborate with WAVE and Utah State University to develop a 1 MW wireless charging system for Class 8 electric trucks.

New Flyer of America and Proterra are the winners of a recent decision by Capital Metro in Austin, Texas, to approve the purchase of almost 200 battery-powered buses. The 197 electric buses pave the way for the gradual transition to an all-electric fleet.

Arrival recently provided a tour of its new electric van in Los Angeles. In addition to the van the company will also produce an electric bus and car in its microfactory. All Arrival vehicles have a modular design and you can check out the sleek look of the van here.

Eberspaecher North America is driving the mobility of tomorrow with their suite of exhaust technology, climate control systems and automotive controls. As the host of CALSTART’s bi-annual Leadership Circle tomorrow, they will be talking about OEM and supplier collaboration on advanced mobility. CALSTART Executive Level members are encouraged to attend.

You’ve likely heard about the gasoline shortages in the UK. One not entirely expected twist is that online searches for electric cars in the UK went up 1600% last week on the day that gas shortages became a widespread problem. There’s not actually a fuel shortage but rather Britain is facing a shortfall of 100,000 truck drivers.




Mind the Gap: Policies for California’s Countdown to 2030, Edison |

Ford and Redwood Materials to Collaborate on Battery Recycling, ChargedEVs |

XOS to Use Cox Automotive Mobility for Battery Manufacturing, Transport Topics |

Linde Joins H2Accelerate, Green Hydrogen for Trucking, Gasworld |

Ricardo Wins UK Funding to Develop Electric Trucks, Green Car Congress |

Kenworth Teams Up with WAVE on Wireless Charging Pads, NGTNews |

Capital Metro Moves to All-Electric Fleet, KUT Austin |

Arrival Shows Off New Electric Van, Metro Magazine |

Eberspaecher North America |

Gas Shortages and EVs, electrek |