Rivian and Volkswagen???

Rivian and Volkswagen???

Thursday’s edition to wrap up the month of June with the news delivered straight to your inbox:

  • Strategic investment by Volkswagen partnering with Rivian 
  • Tesla China registrations surge
  • TI Fluid Systems' new Michigan e-Mobility Innovation Center
  • BMX pro Coco Zurita made history at Pikes Peak
  • An electric autonomous Rimac 

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  1. Rivian and Volkswagen Group plan to form a joint venture to develop next-generation software-defined vehicle platforms, with Volkswagen investing up to $5 billion, leveraging Rivian's technology to accelerate innovation and reduce costs for future electric vehicles.
  2. Tesla vehicle insurance registrations in China rose 49% to 17,400.
  3. TI Fluid Systems has opened a new 48,000-square-foot e-Mobility Innovation Center in Auburn Hills, reducing prototype thermal management development time from six months to two weeks.
  4. BMX pro Coco Zurita made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb by driving the first all-electric Acura ZDX Type S pace car to the summit.
  5. The White House honored the Postal Service with the Presidential Federal Sustainability Award for "Electrifying the Largest Federal Fleet," recognizing their efforts to build one of the world's largest electric delivery vehicle fleets, supporting President Biden's Federal Sustainability Plan.
  6. Lucid Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Nick Twork as Head of Global Communications, where he will oversee all communication aspects and support the company's mission to decarbonize transportation.
  7. The 2025 Honda CR-V e, America's first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, offers competitive lease options starting at $459 per month with $15,000 in hydrogen fuel credits, featuring a 270-mile EPA driving range and combining plug-in charging for local driving with fast hydrogen refueling for longer trips.
  8.  Xos, Inc. has delivered its Xos SV Stepvans and charging solutions to Morgan Services, marking Morgan's first acquisition of Class 6 battery-electric stepvans, with further orders for facilities in Los Angeles and San Diego.
  9. GM Defense, with support from the U.S. Department of Defense's Operational Energy Innovation office, is collaborating with the University of Texas at Arlington's Pulsed Power and Energy Laboratory and Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division to evaluate GM's Ultium Platform for potential military applications, aiming to enhance energy storage capabilities for future defense platforms.
  10. Rimac, in collaboration with Mobileye, plans to launch its autonomous Verne robotaxi service starting in Zagreb, Croatia in 2026.
  11. Sedona, Arizona, with fewer than 10,000 residents but nearly 3 million annual visitors, is enhancing its EV charging infrastructure through participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy to Communities program, aiming to support tourism and municipal fleet electrification while aligning with climate action goals.

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