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Liquid hydrogen could support sustainable air travel

Credit: DLR

Leiden University Professor argues that hydrogen-powered flight could be a viable route decarbonising transport Transport makes up around 20% of global energy use around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). As governments and industry look to more sustainable solutions, a new study published by physicist Jo Hermans …

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ABB wins multiple orders for electric bus charging

OppCharge system in use in Belgium. Source: ABB

OppCharge system gains more ground in US and Europe in partnership with Volvo ABB’s Electrification Products division has won three orders to deliver its fast-charging systems to customers in Europe and North America. All of the orders are for OppCharge charging stations, configured to operate with all-electric or hybrid-electric vehicles …

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GM and Lyft to deploy autonomous Bolts in 2018

Chevy Bolt 2017. Source: GM

Ongoing partnership between automaker and ride-hailing service would see “thousands” of autonomous EVs on the roads by 2018 Starting next year, self-driving Chevrolet Bolts are to be deployed under a partnership between General Motors and San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft. Reuters reported on the test programme, citing two anonymous sources …

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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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