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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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SolarEdge to offer direct home-solar EV charger

SolarEdge EV Charger

SolarEdge unveils a new household DC solar EV charger On July 11 2017 at the Intersolar North America exhibition, SolarEdge announced that it would begin selling its inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger by the end of the year. This first-of-its-kind offering allows EV drivers to charge their vehicles using their …

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34 fast-chargers for Trans-Canada Highway

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New FAST Charge units include localised energy storage, allowing EV drivers to charge using off-peak electricity new agreement between Toronto’s eCAMION, Dallas-based Leclanché North America and Geneva-based SGEM will see the partners install a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH). It is hoped that the project …

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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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Chargeway helps lead on charging standards

Chargeway sticker on charging port reminds the driver what system to use.

Matt Teske’s Chargeway system could help solve driver confusion at the myriad ways to recharge your EV Electric automakers today are competing to release newer, better-performing EVs and hybrids to meet the oncoming demand for electrification. Meanwhile, companies and governments alike are attempting to put in place sufficient infrastructure to …

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Oregon approves EV rebate bill

Source: Forth Mobility

New bill provides rebates of up to US$2,500 for new EVs sold in Oregon under US$50,000 Having already gotten behind charging infrastructure, and been a long-time member of the West Coast Electric Highway network, Oregon has now approved consumer rebates for EVs. The Oregon House and Senate have voted to …

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Get stacked: Germany looks to fuel-cell manufacturing

AutoStack CORE generation 2 fuel cell stack with 95 kW. Source: ZSW

Solar and hydrogen research centre to co-ordinate investigation into mass-produced fuel cells Ten German automotive and component supply companies have joined forces with the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in an effort to develop fuel cells for industrial-scale manufacturing. Partners in the new alliance are …

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