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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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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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Hyperloop One co-founder launches rival company Arrivo

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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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