Electric vehicles important for Alabama’s automotive industry

Electric Vehicles have emerged as one of the fastest-growing technology solutions in the field of transportation.

While that statement may be surprising, more than 40 different EV models can currently be purchased in the U.S., and that number is expected to more than double by 2022. Through July 2020, more than 1.5 million plug-in vehicles have been sold in the U.S., and that rate is forecast to accelerate as the federal government prioritizes EVs, more electric cars hit the market, prices continue to decrease and EV infrastructure grows.

Conservative estimates suggest there could be 3 million electric vehicles on American

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SwRI launches consortium on advanced fluids for electrified vehicles

SAN ANTONIO — April 14, 2021 — As electrified and hybrid vehicles become increasingly common on roads and highways around the world, Southwest Research Institute is launching a new industry consortium, Advanced Fluids for Electrified Vehicles (AFEV), to expand the industry’s understanding of the stressors placed on electric vehicle fluids, or “e-fluids.” Original equipment manufacturers, lubricant manufacturers and suppliers are invited to join the consortium, which kicks off May 18, aimed at moving electric vehicle powertrain advancements forward.

“Having the best lubricant for an application can allow for significant advancements in hardware technology for the future,” said Peter Morgan, a

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California Energy Commission Approves the EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project

The California Energy Commission (CEC), the primary energy policy and planning agency for California, has approved a first-of-its-kind project to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure needed to fuel zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment. The effort builds on state investments into demonstration and deployment projects that brought this technology to the market. 

Administered by CALSTART, the Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles (EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles) project will use a concierge-like model working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the purchase of charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The project is funded by the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program,

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Will Electric Vehicles Put a Charge in This Global X ETF?

U.S. president Joe Biden’s push for a greener America can help lead the charge for more electric vehicles on the road, smoothing the part for the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF (DRIV).

“Joe Biden’s plan for a greener U.S. economy could drive gains for clean-energy ETFs owning companies engaged in a wide array of green businesses, including electric vehicles, energy storage, and smart-grid infrastructure,” a Barron’s article noted.

“Announced last week, the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan calls for $174 billion in spending to expand the electric-vehicle market, roll out incentives to install 500,000 EV chargers by

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Cradlepoint Sets 5G Bar Again With New R1900 Ruggedized Router for Vehicles With Advanced IoT Connectivity and Edge Computing

BOISE, April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, today announced its new R1900 Ruggedized 5G Edge Router, powered by a Cradlepoint NetCloud subscription service that includes cloud-delivered software, endpoints, training, and support. The R1900 router is optimized for in-vehicle networks and offers superior ruggedness, performance, security, connectivity, and utility in a purpose-built, compact design. Again, Cradlepoint sets the bar for 5G wireless edge solutions.

The R1900, the first product to utilize Cradlepoint’s second-generation 5G architecture, supports nationwide coverage (low-band) and capacity (mid-band) networks at speeds up to 1Gbps

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Global Edge AI Market 2021-2026 – Rising Demand for Innovative & Advanced Vehicles –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Edge AI Market – Forecasts from 2021 to 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The global edge AI market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.27% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$1,954.244 million in 2026 from US$569.194 million in 2019.

The market is expected to surge in the coming years, because of the advancement and innovation in technologies, adoption of 5G solutions, and rising demand for electric vehicles, globally. Major companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and others, have been moving towards Edge Ai

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