Advanced Very Rapid Transit System: A system of autonomous electric buses may come to Cambridge and the surrounding areas. The vehicles of the Advanced Very Rapid Transit System (AVRT) would drive on separate lanes at speeds of up to 190 kph in a sort of guided busway concept. This would mean people could travel rapidly into, under and across the city from villages in a matter of minutes. The concept is currently being analysed in a feasibility study by the University of Cambridge.
EV power electronics recycled: German Öko-Institut has found partners in Electrocycling, TU Clausthal, Volkswagen and PPM Pure Metals to look into ‘Elektrofahrzeugrecycling 2020’ (electric vehicle recycling 2020), a project sponsored by Germany’s Ministry for the Environment. So far they found that recycling plants for electronics could recover more than 90 percent of precious metals such as gold, silver and palladium – a worthy task once EVs become widespread.
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National Productivity Fund: The British Treasury will allocate more than 550m pounds to boost innovation. The money from the National Productivity Fund, will support areas like robotics, artificial intelligence, and batteries for electric cars.
EV supplier triples in size: British supplier Sevconn, maker of motor controllers for electric and hybrid vehicles, is about to move to new premises on the Team Valley to accommodate for rapid growth brought about by electric mobility.
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