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Ford to spend $11b on hybrids and EVs

The 2018 Ford F-150 – Ford has said it will offer a hybrid version of its classic pickup in 2020.

Ford moots plans to up its spending on hybrid and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) alongside an intuitive product and infrastructure experience for its users Ford has announced further details to its recently re-vamped ‘Team Edison‘ plan after revealing changes to ex-CEO, Mark Fields’ 2017 presentation. Fields discussed a budget of US$4.5 billion (set …

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General Motors sees “all-electric future” – ups Bolt production

Mary Barra at CERAWeek. Source Mary Barra/Twitter

CEO Mary Barra has set out a tall order for General Motors – and the industry – to increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt, protect tax credits, and develop infrastructure. But is everything as it seems or do profits prevail? Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Ms. Barra …

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Harley-Davidson and Alta in EV collaboration

The Harley-Davidson Liveware electric motorcycle
Source: Rider Magazine

Harley-Davidson has made a surprise investment in Alta Motors, as the two companies plan to work together to produce electric motorcycle technology and new product development The famous motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson (HD), has announced that it has made an equity investment, for an undisclosed amount, in Alta Motors. The latter is …

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JIVE 2 – €106M for European hydrogen bus project

FCEV buses in Aberdeen

European cities throughout Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, and the UK, have signed up to the JIVE 2 project which will see over 150 hydrogen fuel-cell buses deployed on the streets. JIVE 2 has been dubbed an “expansion of the JIVE initiative”, rather than an independent project, and …

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Cathode recycling tech could make spent batteries as good as new

Yang Shi and Zheng Chen
Source: UC San Diego News Center

A University of California SD nanoengineering team has developed an energy-efficient cathode recycling process that could fully restore the storage and charging capabilities of spent lithium ion batteries. Professor Zheng Chen and a team of scientists at University of California’s San Diego Department of NanoEngineering have been working towards solving the …

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CCS Combo Fast chargers accelerating across Europe

CCS fast-charging system

CCS Charge Map has released its most recent figures showing that just over 4,000 fast chargers have been installed in Europe since 2014 The European CCS Combo DC fast-charging network has expanded over 45%, year-over-year; with Germany, the UK, and Norway, leading the pack in terms of infrastructure, according to …

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Panasonic throws hat into the ePowertrain ring

Scalable ePowertrain platform at the CES 2018

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled its ‘ePowertrain’ concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although primarily known as a battery supplier within the EV world, Panasonic appears to have bigger plans for its products and role within the industry. Plans for an ePowertrain and battery development were announced …

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Uniti officially unveils flagship EV with 2019 production promise

Uniti One. Source: UNITI Sweden AB

The company has unveiled details and photographs of the Uniti One EV at its production plant in Landskrona. Swedish start-up Uniti has raised over US$1 million through crowdsourcing to develop and build its affordable EV prototype for the global market. Following such a successful investment drive, the event was attended by …

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