Toyota Motor develops modular fuel cell systems towards hydrogen powered society

On Friday Toyota Motor Corp said, it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module that cuts carbon footprint midst the industry’s tilt towards electric vehicles (EVs). Toyota Motor, which launched a revamped version of the Mirai in December has not been successful in winning drivers over to fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The FCV segment…

Taiwanese chip producer Foxconn ramps up interest in EVs, announces deal with Fisker Inc

On Thursday, shares of Foxconn rose by 4.5% after the company announced that it will collaborate with Fisker Inc to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting from late 2023. Over the last 1 year, Taiwan based Foxconn has ramped up interest in electric vehicles and has announced deals with Stellantis NV’s Fiat…

Oshkosh Defense wins 10-year contract agreement to build next-gen U.S. Postal delivery vehicle

In a significant development, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) stated, it will award a multibillion-dollar, ten-year contract agreement to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of postal delivery vehicles. Under the initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense, a unit of Oshkosh Corp, will finalize the production design, testing and vehicle tooling required prior to…

Volkswagen weighs potential listing of Porsche AG, in push towards electric vehicles

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Volkswagen is weighing options which includes listing of its luxury car division Porsche AG which will provide it sufficient liquidity towards electrification of its vehicles. “Those considerations exist,” said the source said while cautioning that they are still not being actively discussed in committees; any…

Amazon.com Inc orders more than 1000 CNG powered truck engines for U.S. fleet

In a development that underscores Amazon.com Inc’s push towards reducing its carbon footprint, the world’s biggest e-commerce retailer has ordered more than 1,000 truck engines that run on compressed natural gas, marking its latest shift away from heavy polluting trucks. In 2020, as a result of the coronavirus induced pandemic, there has been a surge…

Japan plans on eliminating gas powered vehicles by mid-2030s, ramps up renewable energy investments

On Friday, in a significant development, the Japanese government said it aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in the country in the next 15 years so as to reach net zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050. The “green growth strategy,” sees an increased adoption of hydrogen in…

Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

Chinese electric vehicle startup Great Wall Motor to launch new brand targeting premium segment

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Chinese electric vehicle startup Great Wall Motor plans on launching a new standalone brand for electric and smart vehicles in China, as it tries to pursue growth in this burgeoning segment. Inspired by U.S. technology and auto giant Tesla Inc, several Chinese automakers have announced plans…