NEWSNOTES | June 14, 2023
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | June 14, 2023

NEWSNOTES | June 14, 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / Kimberly Taylor

There’s a new electric vehicle (EV) battery cell plant in town and it’s a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Samsung. The $3 billion facility is in Indiana about 80 miles east of Chicago. The plant is expected to create 1,700 manufacturing jobs starting in 2026. GM also made news recently as, like Ford, EVgo and ChargePoint, they are all lining up to adopt Tesla’s EV charging standard. Last year Tesla opened its proprietary technology to others encouraging the rest of the industry to adopt it. 

California estimates that it needs 157,000 chargers statewide by 2030 and just in the nick of time Oakland startup Forum Mobility is addressing the problem having announced a large depot near the Port of Oakland. Forum Mobility builds charging depots and they lease electric trucks to freight haulers. The plan is to build a charging depot that can charge up to 96 electric semi-trucks at once. 

ABB E-mobility has announced an expansion of solutions for public and fleet EV charging in North America. Their Terra 360 all-in-one charger can deliver a full charge in less than 15 minutes. The company was an early pioneer in EV charging having delivered its first fast charger more than 11 years ago in the U.S. 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a demonstration of Sunvapor’s solar steam and thermal battery technology to lower the Carbon Intensity (CI) of the renewable dimethyl ether (DME) produced by Oberon Fuels in Brawley, CA.  More than 450 companies use their fuel for vehicles including forklifts and trucks. 

Congratulations to BAE Systems for securing work on North America’s largest-ever battery-electric bus order. The Endicott, New York based manufacturer has received an order for up to 1,229 battery-electric buses that run emission-free. The order is from ten transit authorities that make up the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) in Canada. From Canada to Birmingham, Alabama, EV’s are popping up all over and Autocar is out with news that they have added an advanced EV assembly line to its manufacturing facility. Their in-house-designed powerpacks and HV battery packs are the first EV powertrain components being assembled on the new line. 

U.S. Gain leads in the distribution and development of alternative fuels and environmental credits. U.S. Oil’s focus has been on wholesale fuel distribution and terminal operations. The two have announced the formation of a combined company called U.S. Energy, with offices in Wisconsin and Texas. Their portfolio includes 40 renewable natural gas (RNG) development projects and 50 alternative fuel stations.  

Scooters, bikes, and electric vehicles of all kinds take center stage this year in the form of 7 events around the country. The next one is in Alameda, CA and is billed as a festival that lets you ride, drive and demo the top all things electric including cars, trucks, e-motorcycles, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-skateboards. Other upcoming locations include Washington, DC, New York, Seattle, Miami, and Austin.



New $3 Billion EV Battery Plant Comes to Indiana, The Street |

GM and Ford’s Embrace of Tesla’s Charging Technology, Axios |

California’s Biggest Charging Station Yet, Canary Media |

ABB E-mobility Rolls Out AC, DC EV Charging Products, NGT News |

DOE, Oberon, Sunvapor Zero-Emission Fuel Production, KXAN |

BAE Secures Largest Battery Electric Bus Order in North America, electrek |

Autocar’s Dedicated Electric Truck Assembly Line, HDT |

U.S. Oil and U.S. Gain Form U.S. Energy, yahoo!finance |

San Francisco’s Electrify Expo |