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Ferry good: Wärtsilä floats wireless charging

Wärtsilä’s wireless charging system is the first in the world to operate successfully with a coastal ferry.

Wireless charging used for the first time in Wärtsilä-led hybrid ferry project In a world-first project, technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested an automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for …

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Climate Group launches EV100 campaign

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New EV100 campaign sees businesses encourage EV uptake internally and internationally A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at an event in New York, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC. Baidu, …

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Driverless electric street-sweepers to hit UK

Westfield-led UltraPOD in Greenwich. Source: GATEway

Vehicle autonomy unit of Westfield will lead consortium to develop self-driving electric sweepers for airports and cities Although its heritage has been in producing petrol-powered racing cars, Westfield Sportscars has been involved in some interesting electric and autonomous transport projects. Perhaps most visibly, its autonomous vehicle unit is a key …

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AxleTech, TM4 to make motor-integrated axles

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Companies, from Michigan and Quebec, will develop heavy-duty axles with integrated electric motors Michigan-based AxleTech International has announced a partnership with Canada’s TM4 which will see the two develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. The former produces provides heavy-duty drivetrain systems and components to OEMs and the aftermarket …

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