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eFusion prototype: Siemens packs battery power

330LE with Siemens motor tows glider. Copyright: Jean-Marie Urlacher

  To move from fantastical prototype to commercial aircraft, the e-Fusion hybrid-electric plane could do more to ensure fast charging In a new video, Siemens has showcased the speedy ‘recharging’ of its eFusion hybrid-electric aircraft prototype. Siemens joined up with French-owned multinational Airbus in April last year to develop a …

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Fastned raises 8.7 million euros through bonds, shares

Source: Fastned

Dutch fast-charging operator will use funds to expand its network over the coming years Netherlands-based charging network operator Fastned has raised 7.7 million euros (US$8.6 million) over two weeks via a public issue of bonds. An initial issue was limited to 3.3 million euros, but following high demand the company’s …

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Continental’s AllCharge system promises 150km in 5 minutes

Concept art for AllCharge - the bidirectional system opens up new applications for the vehicle battery.

The AllCharge system could be a USB-style solution to charging, enabling all EVs to use all infrastructure Although perhaps best known for its tyres, Continental is keen to show off its expertise in the field of electric mobility. This week saw a series of announcements for the sector. Most notably, …

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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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Chargepoint signs deal with UK’s Instavolt

ChargePoint

Partnership will see more than 200 new charging stations deployed across the country EV charging network operator ChargePoint has signed a partnership deal with UK-based InstaVolt to deploy DC rapid-charge technology across the country. Instavolt will purchase more than 200 ChargePoint rapid charge systems, making long distance EV travel easier …

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ChargePoint partners with Uber on eVTOL

Uber Elevate concept art. Source: Uber

EV charging firm to help develop the network and infrastructure for Uber Elevate programme EV charging network operator ChargePoint has announced a partnership with Uber Elevate to support a global vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) transportation network. The agreement will see ChargePoint develop the world’s first charging infrastructure for electric …

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Toshiba completes wireless charging trial

Toshiba wireless charging pads

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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