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Volkswagen starts countdown to start of production of the “I.D.” EV range with MEB Supplier Summit

Volkswagen have held a “MEB Supplier Summit” in Wolfsburg to establish “new quality of cooperation and partnership” with suppliers of parts for their all-new modular electric drive kit. VW are describing the development of the I.D Electric Vehicle range as the largest product and technology offensive in the history of the Volkswagen brand. Brand CEO…

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Daimler Trucks has delivered the first of its all-electric FUSO eCanter to European customers.

Daimler Trucks has delivered the first of its all-electric FUSO eCanter to European customers. The renowned global logistics companies DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser will now use the all-electric light-duty truck in series production in their fleet. These FUSO eCanter will play an important part in each companies’ sustainable fleet management, especially in urban…

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Yosemite National Park in California’s iconic Sierra Nevada Mountains buys two Proterra electric buses

Proterra has announced that Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst buses to its fleet. Situated in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite is the first U.S. National Park to permanently add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet, offering its visitors a modern, ecologically-friendly transportation option. Last year, the National Park Service (NPS) recorded 331…

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Australian EV charger manufacturer Tritium supplies fast chargers for Europes UNIT-E fast-charging network

Tritium, the Australian-based technology company and leading international specialist in developing infrastructure solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) market, has supplied all the fast chargers for the Belgium stage of the European Union’s UNIT-E fast-charging network. The Belgium phase of the project, led by major energy supplier, EDF Luminus, has seen the installation of 25…

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BMW delivers 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017 – Headquarters transformed into a battery to celebrate

The BMW Group has delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017 which they promised at the beginning of the year. This underlines the company’s ambition to take on a leadership role when it comes to electro-mobility. An eye-catching light installation marked this milestone with the BMW Group headquarters, the world-famous “Four-Cylinder”…

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BMW and Solid Power announce partnership to develop solid-state cells for electric vehicles

Most current electric vehicles use lithium-ion cells to power them but they do have safety, environmental and performance issues associated with them at times. This could be about to change with several manufacturers researching and developing solid-state battery technology. Solid-state battery technology has the potential to offer in the future a battery system that provides…

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Urban transport is going electric and diesel-driven trucks and buses will soon be a thing of the past

Diesel-driven distribution trucks, delivery vehicles and buses in cities will soon be a thing of the past according to Volkswagen Truck & Bus who is working hard on solutions that will electrify urban transport. Particulate matter, carbon dioxide and noise emissions are some of the biggest challenges that cities face. Improved drive concepts for city…

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Xing 1 Megawatt (1,341hp) supercar prototype immerses battery cells in coolant for maximum performance

Taipei-based electric powertrain startup XING Mobility have announced a 1,341hp rally-inspired supercar. The world’s first electric supercar with on-road and off-road capabilities, ‘Miss R’ is described by the company as a vehicle truly designed for performance driving, boasting four-wheel torque vectoring and capable of staggering speeds. Powered by 4 independent 350V motors, XING’s prototype supercar…

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