Williams Advanced Engineering and Italdesign unveil new electric vehicle architecture

The 1000kW skateboard chassis can reportedly accomodate SUV, sedan, or sports car layouts.

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) – a former subsidiary of the Williams Formula One racing team – and Italian design house Italdesign have jointly unveiled a new electric vehicle architecture, claiming it is versatile enough to underpin crossover SUVs, sedans, and high-performance sports cars.

The platform is reportedly capable of delivering “up to” 1000kW, and its dual motors draw voltage from battery packs ranging in size between 104kWh and 160kWh (significantly larger than those in most contemporary production electric cars). With the largest power source optioned, WAE claims

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Copart, software developer, unveil paper-saving platform for car sellers


Global online vehicle auction company Copart and online title processing software developer CHAMPtitles have introduced an automated digital platform for car sellers, including insurance companies.

The companies say the platform lessens the need for manual paper and mail-oriented vehicle title processing.

Copart president Jeff Liaw said the company strives to deliver industry-leading services to its buyers and sellers.

“That is why we aligned with CHAMPtitles to offer a platform that delivers accelerated title turnaround times and reduced claims management costs,” Liaw said in a news release.

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Mercedes to unveil flagship electric sedan with Tesla-beating battery

Volkswagen Group last week announced plans to become the new global sales leader no later than 2025, while BMW  forecast battery-car sales will account for roughly half of deliveries by the end of the decade.

Mercedes is in the midst of a fundamental overhaul that will include a painful restructuring of combustion-engine sites that the manufacturer depended on for a century. The revamp has culminated in parent Daimler AG’s plan to spin off its truck operation this year, the most significant strategic move since the company sold off Chrysler.

“The pace of the industry’s transformation is keeping us busy of

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Facing an EV boom, AEP, Duke, 4 other utilities unveil plan for multi-regional charging network

Dive Brief:

  • A half dozen utilities on Tuesday announced a plan to provide electric vehicle (EV) drivers with a “seamless network” of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highways in the South, Midwest, Gulf and Central Plains regions.
  • The Electric Highway Coalition includes Duke Energy, American Electric Power (AEP), Dominion Energy, Entergy Corporation, Southern Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
  • The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and there is growing recognition that EV infrastructure is necessary to decarbonize the economy. Federal support for vehicle electrification is
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