News Roundup 02/25 – 03/02


Headlines and links from all the news, including things we didn’t cover in depth here on this past week. Follow the links for more on each.

INEOS Introduces New Fusilier BEV
INEOS Automotive has introduced its latest battery-electric, four-wheel drive model, the Fusilier. The small SUV complements the company’s other two SUV models and expands its product line.

Plug Power, Uline Expand Partnership To Supply Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Plug Power and Uline have expanded their partnership to deploy Plug Power’s hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell solutions to Uline’s new campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Xos and Winnebago Partner On Fully Electric Specialty Vehicle Chassis
Xos and Winnebago are partnering to develop a fully-electric chassis for Winnebago’s specialty vehicles division. The chassis utilizes Xos battery and electronics technology customized for Winnebago’s commercial applications.

Renault Introduces 5 E-Tech
The new Renault 5 E-Tech electric car is manufactured in France for a French audience. It is priced at €25,000 for the small car segment.

Daimler Buses Shows eCitaro G Fuel Cell at Mobility Move 2024
At Mobility Move 2024 in Berlin, Daimler will be showing its Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G Fuel Cell, a hydrogen fuel cell electric bus.

GILLIG Launches Engineering Center in Colorado, USA
GILLIG has announced that its subsidiary, GERCO, has acquired assets from Lightning eMotors and Lightning Systems through receivership. The result is the launch of GILLIG’s new Colorado Technology Center as an engineering hub for the company.

Schaeffler Adds New U.S. Plant for AEMS and e-Axles
Schaeffler is expanding its U.S. operations with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on automotive electric mobility solutions (AEMS) and electric-drive axles. The new facility is being built in Dover, Ohio.

Hofer Powertrain Expands Vienna Location
Hofer Powertrain launched its new development center in Vienna, Austria in 2023 and is now moving to a larger facility in Vienna due to its growing number of projects and employees.

AutoFlight Makes First Inter-City Electric Air Taxi Demo Flight
AutoFlight, an electric vertical take-off and landing company, has flown its first inter-city electric air taxi demonstration flight between Shenzhen and Zhuhai in China.

Honda Reveals 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV
Honda has revealed America’s first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV.

Electrify America, NFI Open Heavy-Duty Charging Project
Electrify America and NFI have announced the grand opening of NFI’s state-of-the-art DC fast charging facility in Ontario, CA.


Nissan To Commercialize SAE Level 4 Autonomous Drive Capability in Japan by 2027
Nissan Motor has announced its roadmap to commercialize its autonomous drive mobility services (developed in-house) as SAE Level 4 equivalent for Japan.

Volkswagen ID.4 Gets Upgrade for 82kWh Models
The 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 will be available in three trim levels, with 82kWh models receiving a new performance drive unit that raises horsepower for both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models.

Ecobat to Recycle EV Batteries for VW Group UK
Volkswagen Group UK has signed an agreement with Ecobat to collect and recycle electric vehicle batteries.