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EV revolution hits new milestone as Tesla Model 3 becomes Europe’s best-selling car in September

November 20, 2021

As a result of the EV boom, the Tesla Model 3 topped the European model rankings in September, with 24,600 registered units – a 2.6% market share. This is both first time that an EV has led the market and the first time that a vehicle manufactured outside of Europe has occupied the top spot. 

Due to the success of these two models, Tesla leads the BEV market with a share of 24%, ahead of the Volkswagen Group with 22%, Stellantis with 13%, and Hyundai-Kia with almost 11%. Tesla also registered more new cars than established brands including Fiat, Nissan or Seat.

Makita launches new self-leveling 360-degree 3-plane lasers

November 17, 2021

Makita announced the release of 12V max CXT® Self-Leveling 360° 3-Plane Lasers with red beam (SK700D) and green beam (SK700GD). These lasers are ideal for the layout phase of construction and a variety of trades, including HVAC, drywall, MEP, carpentry, deck building, masonry, and many more.

Spartech Introduces Anti-Stat HIPS and Anti-Stat UltraTuf™ PETG Thermoplastic Options for Electrically Controlled Applications

November 17, 2021

Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions, introduces Anti-Stat HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene Sheet) and Anti-Stat UltraTuf™ PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) thermoplastic sheet products. Along with Spartech Royalite® R63 and R632 conductive fire-rated thermoplastic sheets, these two new products possess anti-stat capability with custom surface resistivity and static decay, provide significant aesthetics, durability and chemical resistance, and are designed for applications where controlled electrical conductivity is desired. 

Lucid Motors' first car, a $169,000 electric sedan, is MotorTrend's Car of the Year

November 17, 2021

The Air sedan, the first model from electric-car startup Lucid Motors, won MotorTrend's coveted Car of the Year award on Monday.

It's a major vote of confidence for one of the most promising up-and-coming challengers to Tesla. It also marks the first time that MotorTrend has given the title to a carmaker's inaugural product. 

Locus Robotics opens European headquarters

November 14, 2021

Locus Robotics, a maker of autonomous mobile robots for fulfillment warehouses and distribution centers, is opening its European headquarters in Amsterdam.

The new facility will support Locus’s existing EU and UK customer base and develop new opportunities within the fast-growing European warehouse fulfillment and distribution segments.

Suzuki GSX-S950: the new street-fighter also in a 35 kW version

November 14, 2021

Suzuki GSX-S950 is a recognizable sports naked with a distinctive aesthetic and technological solutions. A motorcycle also available in a 35 kW version . The first examples of the model reached Suzuki dealerships.

F-150 lightning ‘can strike anywhere’ with new 3d, augmented reality experience by Ford and Google

November 10, 2021

The F-150 Lightning™ is the truck of the future and now you can bring the F-150 Lightning™ truck to life anywhere – right from the palm of your hand. In collaboration with Google, Ford is launching the “F-150 Lightning™: Strike Anywhere” visual experience for reservation holders, enthusiasts and vehicle shoppers who are excited to understand all of the benefits of an all-electric Built Ford Tough pickup.

Air Liquide and Eni partner for the development of hydrogen mobility

November 10, 2021

Eni and Air Liquide join forces to support hydrogen mobility as one of the solutions to decarbonize the transport segment. The two companies have entered into a partnership with the aim to invest in the development of the infrastructure necessary to allow the expansion of hydrogen mobility in Italy.

Commodity Markets Outlook: October 2021

November 03, 2021

Energy prices continued to surge in the third quarter of 2021 while most non-energy prices plateaued following steep increases earlier in the year. After reaching all-time highs, natural gas and coal prices are expected to decline in 2022 as demand growth slows and supply constraints ease.

Latest commodity prices: November 2021

November 03, 2021

Energy prices continued to soar in October, jumping 16,1 %. Prices stand 105,6% higher than one year earlier and have risen in 10 of the last 12 months.

Symbio Robotics unveils software update to ‘further modernize manufacturing assembly’

October 29, 2021

Symbio Robotics, the provider of a platform that enables AI-powered automation solutions, launched SymbioDCS 2.0, which the company describes as “a major update” to the company’s flagship middleware and python programming framework.

With a streamlined automation solution development and deployment process, the updated platform contains a series of breakthrough features to support accelerated electric vehicle timelines and emissions-reduction goals by automakers through real-time robot-controlled apps such as insertion, fastening and moving lines.

Ford and Newlab announce startups to pilot new electric vehicle tech in mobility innovation program

October 29, 2021

Ford Motor Company and Newlab, a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world’s biggest challenges, announced the five startups that will participate in the inaugural cohort of the Mobility Studio – a new program focused on supporting the advancement of technologies, product collaborations and business models that drive a cleaner transportation future.

Passenger car registrations: +6.6% nine months into 2021; -23.1% in September

October 29, 2021

In September 2021, demand for new passenger cars in the EU shrank by 23.1% to 718,598 units, marking the lowest number of registrations for a month of September since 1995.

ICAPE Group brings a powerful and precise solution to your PCB and technical parts needs.

October 27, 2021

Creation of business units, deployment of a global logistics strategy, acquisitions, recruitments ...
These are words that we read every day in the emails of employees of the ICAPE Group company.
The French company is shifting overdrive to support a significant increase in its business activities
in the electronics industry. In a particularly complex economic context, ICAPE Group is ending the
exceptional year 2021 and keeps building from there for its customers all around the world.