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Latest EV’s Progress Report – A Promising Market

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Electric cars are the only theoretically viable option we have to save our planet. But for them to truly become a global replacement, manufacturers need to improve the battery technology, make them more accessible cost-wise and significantly expand the charging infrastructure. But, EV players are set to change all that. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is making great progress with its biggest yet Gigafactory in Austin about to join its fleet. Moreover, Worksport (OTC: WKSP) just launched its much anticipated TerraVis™ System Today on August 20th. Worksport used complex solar technology to create the world’s first automotive add-on solar accessory that will not only electrify traditional trucks but also be able to charge electric light trucks.

Tesla is building faster than ever

Tesla is on its way towards achieving economies of scale. Jobs at its Austin factory have already been posted. Teslarati reported that first pile drivers on site are showing remarkable progress. Based on the pace with which it is constructing its Texas Cybertruck factory, it appears that Tesla is determined to top its already successful track record. Gigafactory Shanghai already set records in China due to its construction’s near-surgical precision and pace. Gigafactory Berlin is already going at a faster pace due to the use of prefabricated materials. Therefore, Tesla seems to be on track to pull off something remarkable with its Gigafactory Texas.

Nikola is getting closer to actual revenue

Nikola Corp (NASDAQ: NKLA) just took a first step towards an actual revenue as the company announced a partnership with Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG). Together, they will develop 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks. For Nikola, this is a big deal as in its most recent earnings report, the company only had revenues of $36,000 resulting from installing solar panels. For Republic Services, this collaboration is a step towards a huge transformation. With this innovative technology, it will provide both an environmentally sustainable and economical solution to its customers. This agreement complements the company’s long-term sustainability goal it set last year, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35%.

But the bigger picture is that this collaboration is the industry’s first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification.

Europe’s future is all about EVs

Europe overtook China in July for the first time in a decade on the EV front. The Electric Car Report shows that Europe absorbed half a million EV and plug-in hybrid cars during the first six months of the year. EV volumes climbed 34.3 percent year-on-year. Moreover, it is on track to sell a million plug-in cars this year for the first time in its history.

With only six months under its belt, 2020 already outpaced the full-year 2018 volume. What is even more impressive is that this is the year when the whole market contracted 40.1 percent due to the consequences of the pandemic. Before the end of the year, the German giant Volkswagen (OTC: VWAGY) plans to build 100,000 cars, the ID.3 and the ID.4 SUV combined. But, even without the ID.3, plug-ins now take up 7.9 percent of the German passenger car production pie.

This is a direct result of governments making EVs central to their economies. The increase has been heavily driven by a combination of subsidies and auto makers avoiding severe fines for failing to meet tighter emissions targets. For example, in France, subsidies are so grand that Renault (OTC: RNLSY) is able to to ease the burden of its buyers for €12,000 including its €5000 scrappage scheme for older cars. This places the price of an EV to a much more accessible category.

The US might look behind, but Worksport can help change that

Although Detroit’s big three automakers are behind, they are going full speed ahead towards electrification. But they do lack innovation. Meanwhile, Worksport’s main market is the U.S. where pickups are the top selling vehicle whose #1 accessory are tonneau covers. With TerraVis™, Worksport will bring this accessory to a whole new level. This is a highly advanced fusion of solar technology, surgical precision engineering and innovative design that will enhance the users experience and allow the drivers do to so much more with their trucks without any carbon footprint. But TerraVis will do much more for the whole world as it will make this complex solar technology accessible. Worksport has been developing and refining this new technology for many years and this breakthrough is set to disrupt the whole automotive industry. As a result of its work, Worksport now has an admirable portfolio of intellectual assets.

Outlook

Some fear that the fossil fuel industry will bounce back as it always has. But low oil prices could only slow down the progress of EVs. EVs have gone too far in order to be stopped now. Although the current crisis has slowed them down, they are in for the long-haul.  Have no doubt, the future is electric.

This article is not a press release and is contributed by a verified independent journalist for IAMNewswire. It should not be construed as investment advice at any time please read the full disclosure . IAM Newswire does not hold any position in the mentioned companies. Press Releases – If you are looking for full Press release distribution contact: press@iamnewswire.com Contributors – IAM Newswire accepts pitches. If you’re interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: contributors@iamnewswire.com

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Big Tech Is Going Green

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The rapid adoption of digital care solutions during the pandemic is here to stay beyond this unprecedented year. Business leaders are looking beyond 2020 to use technology advancements to become better prepared for the next existential treat. As a result, tech firms are going beyond their usual aspirations as they attempt to go beyond existing practices and limitations.

The last decade has seen an exponential rise in the use of technology smart homes and energy efficiency yet this was not mirrored in healthcare. It took for COVID-19 to illustrate why this has to change as tech saved the day be enabling telehealth, telecare and telemedicine.

Technology connects people, empowers people to manage their own health and wellbeing, work better and live better by integrating our systems. Big Tech was served as our lifeboat during the lockdown. Can it save the planet is an entirely different question, but it is investing considerable effort to make it better.

Last week, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) named the first recipients of capital from a $2 billion venture fund called The Climate Pledge Fund which debuted in June. The goal is to develop climate friendly technologies across all industries so along with Amazon, they can together achieve “net zero” carbon emissions by 2040. This is one decade sooner than Paris Agreement’s deadline. More precisely, Amazon plans to power its facilities and operations with 100% renewable energy by 2030 as well as electrify its fleet with 100,000 electric delivery vans it ordered from Rivian.

Meanwhile, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced last week that it intends to run all of its data centers and corporate campuses around the world on 100% carbon-free power by 2030.

On September 15, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) pledged to slash greenhouse gases and purchase enough renewable energy and offsets to cancel out carbon dioxide emissions from its global operations this year.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced in July that it intended to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030.

Back in January, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 2050. This pledge includes all directly emitted carbon as well as indirect through electrical consumption. For this purpose, Microsoft is partnering with no other than BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) who will supply renewable energy for the tech giant as the oil giant evolves away from oil.

But, during the pandemic, there were many smaller players that played just as important roles in helping companies operate throughout the storm.

One such company is Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG). The monitoring cloud-based platform announced it is integrating with ServiceNow Service Graph Connector Program. Their customers will be provided an opportunity to better manage the health of their digital infrastructure and offered services. Moreover, it will equip them to better understand their overall business context.

Corporations going beyond the usual

There certainly isn’t a lack of commitments we are seeing from large corporations. The pandemic has redefined corporate imaging efforts as action needed to be taken and as soon as possible. Of course, it is also up to the government to support the digital infrastructure for technology to can truly enhance the way the world operates.

This article is not a press release and is contributed by a verified independent journalist for IAMNewswire. It should not be construed as investment advice at any time please read the full disclosure . IAM Newswire does not hold any position in the mentioned companies. Press Releases – If you are looking for full Press release distribution contact: press@iamnewswire.com Contributors – IAM Newswire accepts pitches. If you’re interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: contributors@iamnewswire.com

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EVs in Two Years – An Entirely Different Landscape

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For years, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) was the only one on in the EV space. Its Battery Day will be held today and expectations are high as Tesla its developments are expected to ease competition threats. Five years ago, EV buyers in the U.S. had only three electric options: Tesla’s Model X and S, along with Nissan’s (OTC:NSANY) Leaf.

Today, there are 13 battery-electric vehicle models available in the U.S., and 25 plug-in hybrid models. The figure is even greater if we include model variations. Moreover, dozens of new models will soon have their debut. The EV space will look entirely different two years from now as disruptive start-ups take the stage and established automakers join forces to adapt to the new era.

Pickups

At least five companies have announced plans to manufacture electric pickup trucks by 2021, namely Tesla, Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA), Atlis, Hercules and Rivian. With so many EVs coming to market, there will be many new brands and more importantly, new technologies.

Solar and electric- best of both worlds

After recently revealing a partnership with an US based EV manufacturer, Worksport (OTC: WKSP) announced this morning it has entered into a strategic partnership with another EV contender, Atlis Motor Vehicles. The aggressively priced Atlis XT truck will integrate Worksport’s revolutionary solar-powered system TerraVis that the established truck tonneau cover producer recently revealed.

Established automakers

Ford (NYSE:F) could easily score with its upcoming battery-electric Mustang Mach E crossover SUV. Not to mention its upcoming electricied version of F-150, the best-selling vehicle in the US. General Motors (NYSE: GM) has joined forces with Nikola in a $2 billion partnership.

Although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE: FCAU) is behind its peers in the EV race, it has now been granted €800 million of financing by The European Investment Bank for manufacturing battery electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids. With its upcoming 50/50 merger with PSA Groupe with which will create a new company called Stellantis, it set to become the world’s fourth-largest automaker.

Moreover, these automakers operate under franchise laws that were originally put in place to prevent manufacturers from opening stores that competed with dealers.

Rivian, that has been backed by both Ford and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), is facing a ban as Michigan auto dealers are trying to block startup electric carmakers from copying Tesla in selling and servicing consumers directly. The bill introduced in the Michigan legislature last week would block any manufacturer other than Tesla from selling cars without a dealer as an intermediary as well as from owning and operating service and repair facilities.

The 11-year-old company has raised about $6 billion for its production of R1T pickup and R1S SUV but Some of the up-and-coming EV pickup makers, have never manufactured a vehicle before. Design flaws, manufacturing challenges, or technological failures could wreck their finances and reputations before their vehicles even get off the ground.

The electric vehicle landscape is changing rapidly. There could be spectacular success but also spectacular failures. These new developments could level up the entire industry to unforeseen highs. Moreover, these advancements could be to the benefit or detriment of Tesla. Its Battery Day should reveal how strong is its tech-savvy fortress. One thing is certain, we’re entering a new era of competition in the EV space.

This article is not a press release and is contributed by a verified independent journalist for IAMNewswire. It should not be construed as investment advice at any time please read the full disclosure . IAM Newswire does not hold any position in the mentioned companies. Press Releases – If you are looking for full Press release distribution contact: press@iamnewswire.com Contributors – IAM Newswire accepts pitches. If you’re interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: contributors@iamnewswire.com

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Worksport™ & Atlis Motor Vehicles form Collaborative Partnership

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TORONTO – Sept. 22, 2020 — Worksport Ltd (OTC: WKSP) (or the “Company”) has entered into an agreement with Atlis Motor Vehicles, Mesa, Ariz., aimed at configuring the TerraVis solar charging system as an OE accessory for the highly anticipated, technologically advanced Atlis XT electric pickup truck. Atlis and Worksport will begin working together immediately to integrate their engineering and design departments. They will uniquely configure the TerraVis’™ Solar Truck Bed Power System to provide the Atlis XT Truck with a meaningful source of recharge power from its integrated Solar Panels.

This is the second recent agreement that Worksport has struck with a U.S. based EV Truck manufacturer to become its OEM partner and create a customized TerraVis’ solar panel tonneau cover for the company’s forthcoming all-electric pick up truck.

The aggressively priced Atlis XT truck comprises many market-leading features including 15-minute charge time, 500-mile range, and 35,000lb towing capacity with an estimated million mile working life.

“This new collaboration agreement with a market-leading manufacturer continues to prove out our business model and demonstrate our bright future and large upside,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi. “It follows closely on our previous announcement to be the OEM partner for a customized solar truck bed power system.”

Worksport recently made the first public disclosure of details about TerraVis , the very first advanced folding truck bed tonneau cover system to be a fusion of cutting edge solar power, storage, and delivery. The platform takes advantage of a standard pick-up truck’s practical capabilities, while also utilizing the power of more sustainable and renewable energy. Proprietary, high efficiency solar panels built into the rugged tonneau cover—the likes of which Worksport has become widely known for—will collect the sun’s rays and store energy in multiple battery banks.

In addition to Atlis, Worksport has been fielding a number of inquiries from other manufacturers, the media and investment community as well as business interest from organizations in Holland, Germany, Australia, Spain, multiple U.S. and Canadian companies.

“TerraVis’™ Solar Truck Bed Power System introduction not only has rewarded the hard work in developing a technological breakthrough, but it is also transforming the company’s future almost immediately,” Rossi said. “It is a real and meaningful game-changer. However, we wish to assure customers and investors that Worksport will continue to focus on growth as the lead innovator and manufacturer in the Global Automotive Market for tonneau covers for electric and conventional light trucks.”

As it did with its open investor Q&A September 21, the Company will continue to update shareholders, supporters, and investors to maintain the highest level of disclosure and information dissemination as Worksport continues to grow and develop at a very rapid pace.

Any interested investors or shareholders are encouraged to follow the company’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram as well as sign up for the company’s newsletters on both www.worksport.com and www.goterravis.com, to stay up to date on all of the latest news.

About Worksport Ltd.

Worksport Ltd., an innovative manufacturer of high quality, functional, and aggressively priced tonneau/truck bed covers for light trucks like the F150, Sierra, Silverado, Canyon, RAM, and Ford F-Series. For more information please visit www.worksport.com. Currently listed on the OTCQB Market under the trading symbol “WKSP.”

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