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SWTCH is Airbnb for your EV

Source: SWTCH

New application from Canadian start-up connects EV drivers with any spare private charging points With the so-called “sharing economy” ever expanding, electric vehicles are already in on the ground floor. Numerous start-ups and incumbents have looked at car-sharing or rental models, a prospect which is only accelerating as autonomous technology …

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Hermes set to send Mercedes electric vans soaring with new fleet purchase

Hanjo Schneider and Volker Mornhinweg
Source: Daimler

It has been announced that Daimler and Hermes have finalised an agreement for the courier service to purchase up to 1500 all-electric fleet vehicles. Initially, the partnership will undergo a trial phase, starting in 2018, which could lead to the full fleet implementation going through by 2020. Hermes intends to …

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NRL flies solar UAV

Research flight crew (l-r) Dan Edwards and Trent Young (not shown: Chris Bovais, Sam Carter, Matthew Kelly, and Dave Scheiman). (NRL)

Project to fly surveillance UAV using PV array and battery shows progress Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research has paired solar photovoltaics (PV) with “autonomous …

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