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Japan to ease regulations on costly hydrogen re-fuelling stations

Toyota Hydrogen Station concept
Source: Toyota

Nikkei Asian Review has reported that the government of Japan will be easing regulations upon the country’s hydrogen re-fuelling stations. The move comes as Japan tries to drive the uptake of zero and low emission vehicles. The news would build on the government’s ‘hydrogen road map’, which it announced in 2013, …

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‘BYTON’ that! Future Mobility Corp releases electric crossover teaser

Source: Reuters/FMC

Future Mobility Corp (FMC) has released details of an SUV-type vehicle planned for its EV brand, Byton, and it is promising some interesting features. It was announced last year that executives from three major automakers would be joining together to develop a new electric vehicle company called Future Mobility Corp. …

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Interest in Formula E is revving up as top automaker changes gear

Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid
Source: Ferrari

The president of Ferrari confirmed the motorsport icon is considering Formula E entry for its Fiat brands. Speaking to Mercedes Motorsport’s head, Toto Wolff during the Hungarian Grand Prix, Sergio Marchionne revealed that Ferrari would be open to entering electric versions of the Alfa Romeo or the Maserati. Marchionne wouldn’t …

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E-STOR breathes second life into EV charging network

2016 Renault Zoe and E-STOR
Source: Renault

Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have announced a partnership using second-life batteries at EV charging points. The partnership recycles Renault batteries and uses them as in new, static energy storage solutions. Prototypes have already been successfully installed at two locations in Belgium and Germany. Ireland-based Connected Energy has developed the E-STOR system …

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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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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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