Israel’s REE Automotive working on more collaborations following Mahindra EV deal

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s REE Automotive, developer of a rolling chassis for electric vehicles, expects to sign more collaboration deals in coming months following its agreement with Indian carmaker Mahindra and Mahindra.

REE and Mahindra signed a memorandum of understanding last month to explore joint development of electric commercial vehicles.

“We are signing collaboration agreements with a majority of the market,” CEO Daniel Barel told Reuters. “One shouldn’t be surprised if other announcements are made in the next few weeks.”

REE aims to have its platform in use in the fourth quarter of 2021, Barel said, but would not disclose for what application.

The platform, which also supports self-driving vehicles, integrates an electric motor, steering and braking components and a small computer into the wheel. The company says this enables cheaper and easier maintenance, and quick over-the-air software updates.

The flat chassis leaves more space for the battery and

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Automotive Interior Materials Market | Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

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A year before COP26, new report from Energy Transitions Commission highlights actions required by 2030 to achieve zero-carbon economy by mid-century

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A coalition of 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy-intensive industries, financial institutions and environmental advocates – including ArcelorMittal, Bank of America, BP, Development Research Center of the State Council of China, EBRD, HSBC, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Shell, Sinopec Capital, Tata Group, Volvo Group and the World Resources Institute among others – argues in this report that the world can and must achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and that in the long term “zero must mean zero”, with no permanent rather than transitional reliance on negative emissions to balance continued large-scale emissions from the energy system and industry. It also lays out steps needed in the next decade to achieve that objective.    

 

 

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EV Battery Systems To Be A New Cornerstone Of Valmet Automotive

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Battery systems are now considered as an essential growth business.

Valmet Automotive, known mainly as a contract manufacturer and engineering service provider, has announced that making battery systems is its new cornerstone.



Valmet Automotive has started battery production in Salo


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Valmet Automotive has started battery production in Salo

The company expects that within the next few years, the EV battery business will reach or even exceed the vehicle contract manufacturing in terms of sales.

“The growth will focus on the EV Systems business line with its battery system engineering and manufacturing services, but the company strategy emphasizes the importance of e-mobility in all business lines.”

“For Valmet Automotive, battery systems are the essential growth business, and the company has set a target of becoming a key player both as a contract battery manufacturer and as a Tier 1 system supplier…”

The EV Systems business line, founded in 2018 has expanded to 300 employees in Finland and

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Engineer named as Greens candidate for Jordan

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The Queensland Greens have named mechanical engineer and small business owner Navdeep Singh as their candidate for Jordan at the state election.

Since moving to Australia with his wife in 2007, Mr Singh has run two small businesses in the automotive and food industries.

He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering.

Mr Singh ran against Annastacia Palaszczuk in Inala at the last state election and was placed second on the Greens senate ticket at last year’s federal election.

He said he is campaigning for more local jobs, public housing and better essential services.

“Politicians seem to have no idea of the problems faced by everyday people,” Mr Singh said.

The Queensland Greens have named mechanical engineer and small business owner Navdeep Singh as their candidate for Jordan at the state election.

The Queensland Greens have named mechanical engineer and small business owner Navdeep Singh as their candidate for Jordan at the state election.

“I’m a proud working class man and I will represent the interests

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