Jul 11, 2018 - 01:30 pm

USA: BYD form $500M JV to lease electric buses

China’s BYD has formed a joint venture with the San Francisco investor Generate Capital. The 200 million dollar JV will lease BYD electric buses to cities, schools and corporations in the States. The partners consider their business an “all-around win”.

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Jul 17, 2018 - 08:48 pm

Tritium bringing fast-charging to Hungary

Hungary’s National Utilities has ordered fast-charging stations from Tritium through its subsidiary NKM Mobilitas. Twelve DC- charging stations with 50 kW will be installed along main roads across the country and mark the start of more to come.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt portion in batteries

The Japanese company plans to change up their battery manufacturing recipe within the next two-to-three years to use only half the current cobalt components. Head of the Panasonic passenger car division, Yoshio Ito, stated there are already working prototypes, but a complex evaluation process will take place before serial production.

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Jul 16, 2018 - 05:10 pm

China carmakers to set up state-owned ride-sharing

China’s state-owned car manufacturers FAW, Dongfeng and Changan have set up ride-hailing service T3 Mobile Travel Services in order to rival the almighty Didi Chuxing. The platform builds on their existing EV alliance and is to deploy self-driving robo cabs.

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Jul 17, 2018 - 04:51 pm

C40 Cities & Climate Group kick-off ZEV Challenge

C40 Cities and the Climate Group have launched the ‘Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge’ in order to “massively accelerate” the adoption of electric vehicles. Initiators include cities like London, New York and Paris as well as industry partners.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 02:55 pm

UK: New Road to Zero Strategy to decarbonise transport

At long last – the British government has specified plans to decarbonise the country. Their Road to Zero Strategy affirms to ban all sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2040 but averts calls that asked to move said target forward. There is a new a mid-term goal however.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 01:43 pm

China to sharpen plug-in vehicle policies further

The government in Beijing is looking at a further reduction in new energy vehicle subsidies in 2019. They want carmakers to become less dependent on state funding and to innovate instead. As with previous programmes, the new policies would emphasise range and efficiency.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 04:21 pm

Hydrogen research vessel deemed feasible

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories, usually charged with nuclear security in the USA, has found a zero emission vessel running on hydrogen feasible. Their study developed a fuel-cell coastal research vessel consistent with marine regulations.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 05:32 pm

Tesla target of some major fan love

A new trend sees Tesla owners uploading images of their humorous license plates -often poking fun at combustion vehicles and not having to buy gas. A Tesla driver even incorporated his car into his wedding proposal.

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