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Qualcomm, Renault trial wireless charging at speed

FABRIC test track with DEVC

Halo charging technology used at speeds in excess of 100kmph It has been a big week for progress in wireless charging. The latest announcement comes from Renault and Qualcomm, who report that they have successfully demonstrated the process at “highway speeds.” Dubbed dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), the process allows …

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VULE Partagé electric van-sharing trial launches in Paris

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The PSA and Renault-backed program will be tested by small, central businesses Over the past 12 months, the Parisian government has taken a number of tough stances on air pollution. One of the more notable of these was the legislation in June of last year barring any car built before 1997 from entering the …

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Renault launches open-source Twizy EV

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Based on its Twizy model, Renault has developed POM, a compact and lightweight electric vehicle with bodywork parts removed and an open-source automotive platform. Available to start-ups, independent laboratories, private customers and researchers, it allows third parties to copy and modify existing software to create a totally customisable electric vehicle. …

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States challenge EU plans to independently check vehicle emissions

VW press conference in response to the so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Individual countries are reluctant to penalise domestic automakers despite EU regulations Governments around Europe are not supportive of the EU’s plans to independently check vehicle emissions, in spite of the fact that manufacturers have been shown to regularly cheat tests. A report in the Guardian this week claims to have …

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