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E-KIZUNA powerhouse to drive electric motorcycle uptake in Japan

E-KIZUNA project agreement is signed. Source: Honda

Honda and Yamaha come together to test electric motorcycle project for E-KIZUNA. The city of Saitama, Japan, Honda Motor, and Yamaha Motor revealed that this agreement marks the first joint initiative between a government body and motorcycle manufacturers. The partnership has come about as a result of the E-KIZUNA project, …

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Automakers push back on Chinese quotas

Polluted highway outside Beijing

Associations from US, European, Japanese and Korean have called for a delay in the 8% EV mandate International car-makers are urging China to delay and reduce its planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. The auto-makers contend that they will be unable to meet China’s “impossible” mandates and …

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Merecedes’ Untertürkheim plant to add battery production

Frank Deiß, Site Manager Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant and Head of Production Powertrain Mercedes-Benz Cars (l.) and Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the Works Council Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant (r.) at the Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart.

Daimler to add its fourth battery pack production site, and its third in Germany Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Untertürkheim plant will be developed into an electric component facility to serve increasing demand for electric mobility. The transformation, it says, will include a new battery production at the site, …

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VW continues robotic charging partnership

Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Kuka have confirmed the extension of a strategic partnership that hopes to provide innovative solutions for EV charging and parking. Volkswagen recently announced that it has signed a Cooperation Contract with Kuka Robotics to further analyse two particular areas of mobility. The Volkswagen Group wants to use the …

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The post-Brexit future of the UK’s electric transport industry

A MINI chassis receives a polish at BMW's Oxford plant. Source: BMW

Ava Stoyanova looks at possible scenarios for a post-Brexit EV economy According to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook, the number of electric cars in motion has to reach 600 million by 2040 in order for the current greenhouse gas emission target of temperature increases …

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