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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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Kaohsiung City government launches Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry

kaohsiung-ferry

Finnish manufacturer Visedo OY has designed the ferry’s retrofitted powertrain Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry has been launched in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a move which could revolutionise marine transport in the region. The vehicle in question is in fact one of the city’s incumbent tourist ferries, which carries passengers to and from Cijin …

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BYD becomes third-largest EV manufacturer in the world

California Governor Jerry Brown at BYD's Lancaster factory. Source: BYD

Chinese company closes in on Tesla and sets sights on US market Chinese automaker BYD has overtaken Mitsubishi to become the third-largest EV manufacturer in the world. With 161,000 total sales including hybrids, it now trails only the Renault-Nissan Alliance (369,000 sales) and Tesla Motors (164,000 sales). In fact, it …

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