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Howdy Partner – Peugeot to launch new Teepee Electric

Partner Teepee Electric

Partner Teepee EV to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show Peugeot and its parent PSA Group haven’t been the slowest to adopt EV technology, but neither have they been trailblazers. Their newest effort will see the popular Partner Teepee van put into electric service. According to Peugeot, the …

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Proterra wins major Washington order

Proterra Catalyst

US electric bus maker to supply up to 73 buses to King County Metro Proterra has announced an additional order from King County Metro that will include up to 73 battery-electric buses for metro Seattle and adjoining communities. It follows King County Metro’s plan to launch a record-setting electric transit …

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Beat the blues with Monday Motorbikes

Monday Motorbikes' M1

Electric start-up Monday Motorbikes launches crowdfunding campaign Monday Motorbikes promises “the world’s most stylish electric motorbike designed for urban transport.” It is now offering fans a chance to become a part of the brand with a US$1 million crowd equity campaign on Start Engine. Its flagship model, the M1 pairs …

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McLaren batteries help Spark hype for next-gen Formula E

Source: Spark Racing Technology

Formula E, newcomer to racing championships, has brought together engineering firm, Spark Racing Technologies, and electric systems company, McLaren Applied Technologies, to announce the development of a next generation, supercar styled, racing EV, the SRT05e. The concept’s renders were unveiled via a press release from Spark, amid promises for bigger …

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Daimler unveils aggressive Smart EV strategy

Source: Smart Car UK

It has been revealed that Daimler is set to halt the sale of petrol-powered Smart cars in America, Canada, and Norway later this year. Similarly, the company intends to prioritise the production of EV components at its major Untertürkheim factory despite serious opposition from local workers’ unions. A German newspaper, …

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Carlos Slim to build EVs in Mexico

Source: Groupo Bimbo

Billionaire investor is to manufacture EVs in Mexico as part of a JV with food giant Groupo Bimbo Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, the fourth richest man in the world, is to design and build an EV with food manufacturing giant Groupo Bimbo. Assembled in Mexico, it is expected to …

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70% UK drivers put off by EV insurance costs

Source: World Skills UK

High insurance costs and a lack of trained mechanics are failing to convince drivers to switch to electric According to a report published by the Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI), 70% of UK drivers are not willing to make the jump to all-electric vehicles due to high insurance costs. …

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Mercedes to ship eTrucks later in 2017

Small series 2017: all-electric Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck.

Making good on its push for electrification, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will ship a number of Urban e-trucks to German customers this year for real-world tests Marking a bolder leap than its passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world´s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market. Following the presentation of the Urban …

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Future-proof ferries set to cast off for Fjord1 in 2018

Multi-Maritime design for Fjord1

Norwegian Electric Systems plans to install its Odin’s Eye DC solution in three new ferries that are being produced for the country’s largest ferry company, Fjord1. The signing of a new contract with Havyard Ship Technology has heralded the delivery of hybrid electric systems in ferries to be designed by …

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Tesla to close Fremont plant for Model 3 upgrades

Tesla's Fremont facility. Source: Tesla

Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant will be temporarily shuttered to make preparations for the Model 3 Tesla will temporarily close its California assembly plant in February to upgrade it. The week-long shuttering is expected to get the plant, in Fremont, ready for the EV carmaker’s first mass-market car, the Model 3. …

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Volvo announces 2019 release date for first all-electric vehicle

Volvo 40.2 sedan concept

Swedish automaker states that new platform will support battery pack of up to 100kWh Volvo has announced its commitment to releasing an all-electric vehicle in 2019 at this week’s Hybrid and EV Technologies Symposium in San Diego. The statement reaffirms a similar pledge made by the company in October 2015, …

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Hyperloop One co-founder launches rival company Arrivo

Arrivo founders, Brogan BamBrogan centre

CEO Brogan BamBrogan promises “unique take” on hyperloop technology 2016 was a decidedly mixed year for Hyperloop One, the company leading the race to build a superfast, vacuum-tube transportation mechanism. On the one hand it completed a successful public test of its machinery in May, propelling a sled at a …

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Lucid Air spotted in San Francisco

Source: Lucid Air

Prototype Lucid Air seen in San Francisco ahead of promo trailer release Lucky San Franciscans were this week treated to a glimpse of Lucid’s ultra-luxury electric car, which is intended to rival Tesla’s top-of-the-line vehicles. The 1,000hp “Air” sedan was reportedly in San Francisco for a promotional shoot. A teaser …

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Hitachi and Honda sign JV for EV motors

Honda's Clarity FCV at Tokyo Motor Show 2015

A new MoU will see the two Japanese manufacturers collaborate, and open subsidiary businesses in US and China Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles. The two companies …

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Volvo signs deal for eight electric buses in UK

2016 10 12 Volvo Arendal
Invigning av ABB laddstation för bussar. Samarbete med Volvo.
Foto: Anna Rehnberg

Harrogate Bus Co. orders eight buses with Oppcharge system for delivery in 2018 The Harrogate Bus Company, owned by Transdev Blazefield, has signed a deal for eight Volvo electric buses which will enter service in 2018. The vehicles will operate in Harrogate, 90 km northeast of Manchester. The project was …

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