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Project Ireland 2040 with €22bn for Climate Action

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Automobile

Faraday secures further funding and plans FF 91 launch

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Eviation Aircraft sets sights on Kokam batteries

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Feb 16, 2018 - 08:17 pm

Kia to partially electrify the new Ceed

Kia has announced that the third generation of their compact vehicle model Ceed will also be electrified but only partially so. In the coming year, the company plans to introduce a mild hybrid version of the car before adding a plug to the hybrid eventually.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 05:51 pm

Number of PEVs has passed 3 million globally

By the start of 2018 the number of vehicles with electric motors, range extenders or plug-in hybrid systems have reached a global 3.2 million units, according to a ZSW survey. China is leading with around 1.2m NEVs driving around the country.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 03:56 pm

Renault opening EV Concept Store

The announced opening of the Renault Concept Store for electric vehicles is finally becoming reality: Tomorrow the showroom will open its doors for the first time in Stockholms biggest shopping mall, the Täby Centrum. 

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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 14, 2018 - 05:32 pm

Fast-charging Romania and Croatia – TEN-T

Renovatio and Telekom Croatia say they will install 23 fast-charging stations in Romania throughout this year. The EV stops are part of a wider initiative that entails 69 DC charging stations in Croatia and Romania to be set up with EU funding.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 06:18 pm

Sweden to probe for local cobalt and lithium mining

Sweden is exploring the option to dig for cobalt and lithium on its own territory in an attempt to revive its traditional mining areas. The government in Stockholm has reserved 10 million kronor (1m euros) for the project, with results expected by the first half of 2020.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 09:20 am

U.S. 2050 Motors invests in Graphene Future

The U.S. firm 2050 Motors has made a large investment in Graphene Future, buying up 20% of their stock. The specialty firm has invented an industrial process to produce graphene that is said to be both cheap and environmentally friendly.

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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 16, 2018 - 04:27 pm

The Pyramids are being modernised

As part of a modernisation of the area surrounding the Pyramids of Giza, a fleet of 35 electric cars will be employed to ferry tourists and visitors to the gates of the ancient wonder silently and with zero emissions.

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