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Mercedes reveals Maybach Vision

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

The Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet is the latest ultra-luxury concept EV, but there are some interesting technologies under the chassis too The all-electric Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet has been unveiled at California’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And it’s startling. The EV is about six metres long, has 750 horsepower, and …

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TUM to present aCar for Africa

Source: TUM

The aCar is a prototype all-wheel drive EV built to meet the tough demands of Africa Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners are to present a new prototype EV to the public at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt this September. The aCar is an …

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Tata Power launches new charging facility

Charging Point

Tata Power has launched its first EV charging point in Mumbai, as it seeks to drive the Indian car industry to full electric power by 2030. Tata Power has announced it is launching a new charging facility for electric vehicles. The news comes at an interesting time for Indian EV …

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Daimler starts production of FUSO eCanter in Europe

Production of the Fuso eCanter starts at the Tramagal plant, Portugal. From left to right: Marc Llistosella, President & CEO Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation; Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic; Jorge Rosa, Head of the Tramagal plant

Daimler and Mitsubishi units to build electric eCanter truck in Portugal In late July, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and Daimler India commercial Vehicles (DICV), began production of what the companies say is the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck: the FUSO eCanter. The occasion was marked at event …

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The Green Jeepney revolution


A new scheme in the Philippines would turn 50,000 diesel jeepneys electric by 2022 The classic jeepney has been in the Philippines since the 1950s. The iconic model was originally refashioned from military vehicles brought to the country by US soldiers during the Second World War. Now, the jeepney is …

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Unnamed Hyundai FCEV promises 800km range

Hyundai's latest FCEV

New Hyundai FCEV to be unveiled early next year, as the company goes after the battery, hybrid and fuel cell markets Today Hyundai Motor offered a glimpse at its next foray into the world of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEVs). The as-yet unnamed model, displayed at a preview event in …

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Opinion: The UK’s Not-So-Electric announcement

UK Houses of Parliament

Gav Don reflects on the implications of the UK’s headline-grabbing electrification policy The newsflow here in the UK has been electrified (literally) by a new announcement on plans for EVs and the death of hydrocarbons. In short, our Environment Minister (Michael Gove) boldly stated that from 2040 UK manufacturers will …

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A breath of fresh zinc-air

A UoS researcher holds the zinc-air battery.

Researchers design new catalysts to help develop rechargeable zinc-air batteries Researchers at the University of Sydney say they have found a successful solution to one of the hurdles in the development of better zinc-air batteries. These batteries generate electricity via the oxidation of zinc using oxygen from the air. Although some …

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BMW sees record EV sales

BMW i3. Source: BMW Group

Over 50,000 electrified models sold by July 2017 BMW Group has announced a record month for electrified vehicle sales. By July, the company said sales of its battery and plug-in hybrid EVs were up almost 75% on the same period last year. In total, 2017 has seen the group sell …

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Delaware launches workplace charging programme

Wilmington, Delaware

US state to offer rebates of up to 75% on workplace charging equipment Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is looking to encourage businesses, non-profit organizations, and local governments to install EV charging stations for employee use, via the newly launched Delaware Workplace Charging Program. Participants in …

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INFINITI Prototype dials up to 9

INFINITI Prototype 9. Source: NIssan

Internal Nissan-INIFNITI project unveiled to the world at California event Nissan Motor’s premium brand INFINITI has revealed a charming prototype of a retro-styled EV at a major event in California. The open-wheeled model, dubbed the Prototype 9, was shown off to attendees at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance charity event …

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NorthVolt launches Swedish battery offensive

Source: NorthVolt

Swedish start-up has already secured support from Vattenfall with aim to build 32-GWh factory Swedish battery manufacturer NorthVolt is moving forwards with its fundraising campaign to support the construction of a 32-GWh battery factory. In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Peter Carlsson said the firm was planning to close a …

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Nissan’s new LEAF ups the ante

2018 Nissan LEAF teaser. Source: Nissan

A base 2018 LEAF is expected to cost US$5,000 less than a base Model 3, but with reduced range Nissan’s 2018 LEAF EV is expected to cost a little less than US$30,000. If the pricing specifications are accurate, it would see the LEAF secure as a true mass-market vehicle, as …

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Voltia excels in German tender

Voltia Nissan eNV2000 Maxi

EV fleet manager and Streetscooter win tender for BV1 Selbsthilfgruppe Voltia and Streetscooter have won a tender to provide up to 200 electric light commercial vehicles to the BV1 Selbsthilfgruppe, a consortium of companies in Germany interested in using electric light commercial vehicles in their operations. Voltia and the German …

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