Hillside Leisure, Fraunhofer, Honda, Greenpower Education Trust.

Electric camper van: Hillside Leisure UK is to unveil an electric motorhome which is based on the Nissan e-NV200 electric van at the Motorhome and Caravan Show next week. The EV turned camper includes amenities like cooker, fridge, and a water tank, while it can sleep up to four.

Electric carsharing connected: The ‘Shared use of e-mobility: vehicles, data and infrastructure’ (or: GeMo) project sees six Fraunhofer Institutes combining their various approaches to carsharing. Eight new technologies have been brought together in one concept car which is to be displayed at the eCarTec show at the end of this month.

Four recalls in a row for the Fit Hybrid have led Honda to revise its R&Dprocesses. From now on, prototyping will start earlier in the research stage to see how independently developed components actually function together in a vehicle instead of testing them separately.

Young, green engineers: Siemens is extending its partnership with the Greenpower Education Trust for another five years. At least until 2020, the initiative will continue to work with schools, colleges, and universities to encourage sustainable engineering at an early age with hands-on projects.

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