Automobile

Mini Cooper E will only be available as of 2020

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Fleets

Solaris sold 2,500 electrified buses to date

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Automobile

Electric cars got a delivery problem across the board

Feb 20, 2018 - 06:01 pm

NXR presents new development platform for EVs

The high performance processing platform, provided by the semiconductor manufacturer NXP, is designed to support the development of hybrid and electric vehicles, by allowing manufacturers and suppliers to test next-generation applications.

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Feb 20, 2018 - 04:44 pm

Mahindra expands manufacturing in India

The Indian car manufacturer Mahindra has announced that they plan to invest another 9 billion rupees, or about 113 million euro, into the expansion of their manufacturing capabilities focusing on electric vehicles over the next four to give years. 

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Feb 20, 2018 - 04:36 pm

Volvo reasserts plans for an electric XC40

Volvo has announced that next to their plug-in-hybrid, they will also be releasing a fully electric version of their XC40. The manufacturer announced this in a side note in their press release regarding the new motors for their compact SUV, but the announcement is official.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 02:06 pm

500 H2 trucks by Dongfeng powered by Ballard fuel cells

Licensed, plated and deployed with fuel cell stacks by Ballard – 500 hydrogen trucks built by Dongfeng have hit the road in Shanghai. Each electric truck has a range of over 330 km. Operated by a new fuel cell EV operator, the fleet will be used for city deliveries mainly.

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Feb 12, 2018 - 07:15 pm

Dubai tests driverless electric pods that can couple

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started testing a fleet of autonomous electric pods. Using their own dedicated lanes, the prototypes can attach and detach to and from one another to form a mini tram while in Motion. They are built for Next Future Transportation in Italy.

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Feb 16, 2018 - 08:14 pm

Trump agrees to gasoline tax hike verbally

Donald Trump, when asked to explain the budget for his new 200bn dollar infrastructure plan, has verbally agreed to a proposal, which would hike up the gas taxes in the USA by 25 cents. This move is surprising on various levels.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 03:51 pm

Hydrogen Fuelling station boom in Germany

According to information from TÜV Süd, Germany had the largest growth in hydrogen fuelling stations in the world last year. A total of 24 public fueling stations were installed in Germany, while the global market managed to construct a total of 64.

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Feb 19, 2018 - 05:43 pm

Solaris sold 2,500 electrified buses to date

Polish bus maker Solaris has had a record year, selling more vehicles than ever in 2017. The electric segment is one of the factors driving the growth and Solaris says it delivered 2,500 electrified coaches across Europe to date.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 04:52 pm

Project Ireland 2040 with €22bn for Climate Action

The Irish government has published its new national development plan ‘Project Ireland 2040’ which outlines the country’s move to a low carbon economy bolstered with 116 billion euros. 22bn have been earmarked for climate protection measures, including electric transport initiatives.

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Feb 16, 2018 - 06:16 pm

Balearic Islands to become EV oasis

The Balearic government has announced plans to ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels from the streets of Mallorca, as well as from those on the other Balearic Islands by 2035. A diesel-ban is to start even sooner, by 2025.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 05:10 pm

Torrot launches electric trail bike Movak

Torrot is working on an all-electric motorbike. The Movak performs at 5 kW with a battery that lasts for 120 km riding both on the trail and on the road. The firm is accepting pre-orders for a deposit of 600 euros, less than a tenth of the estimated price of 7,900 euros.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 06:46 pm

Eviation Aircraft sets sights on Kokam batteries

The israeli startup Eviation Aircraft, which raised some eyebrows at last years Paris Air Show with the prototype of its electrical light aircraft “Alice”, has officially announced the source for the batteries they will be using in their planes: South Korea’s Kokam. 

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Feb 8, 2018 - 06:21 pm

Samad Aerospace introduces hybrid VTOL aircraft

A three-engine, hybrid-electric airplane was unveiled by the British aviation startup and will be called the Starling Jet. It will be able to take off and land vertically, and offers 10 seats. A flight range of up to 2,400 km is made possible by burning diesel once airborne.

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Feb 20, 2018 - 04:39 pm

Skoda is on a mission to Mars

With a tongue-in-cheek challenge to Tesla, Skoda has launched its own Mars mission. In the video, one can see the driver preparing for their journey, checking all the vehicle features and programming their destination into the navigation system.

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