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Israel to test wireless ElectRoad

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Company to install wireless inductive charging strips along Tel Aviv route It’s long been the futuristic dream, but wireless-charging roads may soon be powering electric buses and cars as they travel down the street. The Israeli government is collaborating with local start-up ElectRoad to install its technology on a public …

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Visedo highlights inverter innovation

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Electrical engineering firm highlights electric ferry equipment, signs new deal with TECO There have been a number of high-profile projects to electrify large marine vessels in recent months. However, the trend has yet to trickle down into smaller vessels. According to Finnish electrical engineering firm Visedo, the problem is mainly …

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Toshiba completes wireless charging trial

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Japanese electronics giant announces results of year-long test Toshiba has published results from field tests of its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system, in conjunction with electric buses. It stated that the trials, carried out with Waseda University, show that using these buses in place of standard diesel buses could cut …

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Major US cities propose EV incentive to automakers

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Cities would spend out of their own pockets for a range of commercial vehicles, defying Trump’s EPA cuts EVs and renewable energy appear to be fighting a war on several fronts in Trump’s America. For one thing, the president is hoping to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding by …

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Airbus reveals “flying taxi” concept, Pop.Up

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Aircraft manufacturer’s ‘modular vehicle’ would be both land and air capable Airbus is pressing forward with its ambition to create a “flying car”, technology that science fiction has been promising us for decades. In conjunction with car design company Italdesign, the aviation giant has offered its response to future congestion …

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All Beijing taxis could be EVs from 2017

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The US$1.3 billion operation could eventually affect all of the city’s nearly 70,000 cabs A plan for all new and replacement taxis in Beijing to be EVs is afoot, at least according to a draft work program on air pollution control in major Chinese cities. According to Zhao Cheng in …

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