Toyota Suspends Orders For RAV4 Prime Three Weeks After Launch

Toyota introduced the RAV4 Prime in Japan on June 8, but suspended orders three weeks later. It seems that Toyota is experiencing a classical “demand problem” in the plug-in industry as the demand “greatly exceeds the production capacity.” According to news from Japan, Toyota has officially suspended orders for its

Trump Orders General Motors to Build Ventilators Via Defense Production Act

On Friday, after hinting that he may do so previously, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) compelling General Motors to make ventilators. This action is specific to General Motors, but confusingly comes several hours after that company announced plans to build ventilators at its Kokomo, Indiana, plant with

Rumors: Tesla Orders Parts For Model Y Production At Gigafactory 3

Two new large manufacturing buildings are under construction at the same time, while Model 3 production hits 3,000 units a week. The Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is currently an extremely busy place in the world as besides ramping-up the Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3 production and expansion of the site,

DPD UK Orders 100 MAN eTGE Vans

By the end of 2020, the share of EV vans in DPD UK fleet should increase to 10%. Following an order for 300 Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans, the international logistics supplier DPD ordered for its UK operations also 100 MAN eTGE 3.5t van, based on the Volkswagen e-Crafter. The goal

Chronopost Orders 420 Volkswagen e-Crafter

Chronopost is going electric in France with hundreds of Volkswagen e-Crafter. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles this month scored so far the largest single order for its all-electric Volkswagen e-Crafter – 420 units will be delivered within two years to Chronopost, the French express shipping and delivery service (part of La Poste). The

Yamaha taking orders for prototype high-performance electric motors; for cars and bikes, 47 hp to 268 hp

Yamaha announced last week that it has started taking orders from other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for its high-performance prototype electric motors for a variety of vehicles, including cars and motorcycles. The prototype interior permanent magnet synchronous motor is capable of ‘industry-leading power density’ thanks to a high-efficiency segment conductor

DPD Orders 300 Nissan e-NV200 Delivery Vans

By the end of this year, about 10% of DPD’s fleet in the UK will be fully electric. International logistics supplier DPD has placed an order for 300 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans for its UK operations. The company already was using 91 e-NV200 over the past 18 months, which

Vettel: Ferrari team orders nothing like Multi 21

Sebastian Vettel believes dealing with Ferrari team orders in Formula 1 is different to Red Bull’s Multi 21 controversy, but think drivers should still “stand up for yourself” if necessary. Ferrari has openly tried to employ team orders on Vettel and his new teammate Charles Leclerc this season, with team

Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Delivery Trucks From Rivian

Did you even know Rivian had this sort of product in mind? Amazon was one of the first companies to bet on Rivian. It made a $700 million investment in the EV startup. Now, Amazon wants to make sure Rivian will have lots of cars to build. Actually, more than

Port Of Auckland Orders World's First Full-Size Electric Tug

This tug will be no joke – full size, 70-ton bollard pull and a few MWh of batteries. Most of the electrification efforts are currently put into cars, but there is a huge appetite to electrify ships too. Ports of Auckland in New Zealand since 2016 has been working on