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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority leases Proterra electric buses

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Rhode Island will use some of the US$14.4 million of VW funding to buy the Proterra buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. RIPTA unveiled the buses at a …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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US DOE awards EV cybersecurity grant to OnBoard Security and Virginia Tech

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OnBoard Security will assess the security of charging infrastructure OnBoard Security, an industry leader in automotive cyber security solutions, will be collaborating with Virginia Tech on a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity. OnBoard Security will be participating in more than a dozen research …

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Australian start-up raises funds to build rapid charging stations

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ChargeFox’s chargers can provide 400 km of range within 15 minutes Australian start-up ChargeFox has successfully raised A$15 million to enable it to commence building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility …

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

Kathodenmaterialien bringen Elektromobilität weiter voran / Cathode active materials make electromobility a reality

BASF and Nornickel’s will be able to supply battery materials for 300,000 EVs per year BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). …

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Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production

Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s MEB platform is a modular architecture for electric vehicles The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace in the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. The group’s first factory specifically designed for the MEB platform is now commencing construction in Anting. The first model that will …

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivers new eActros to Meyer-Logistik

Vollelektrischer Mercedes-Benz Lkw für den schweren Verteilerverkehr: Hamburger Supermärkte werden ab jetzt elektrisch beliefert: Mercedes-Benz Trucks übergibt eActros an Meyer-LogistikFully electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution: Ha

The new truck is part of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ eActros innovation fleet Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered an all-electric eActros to Meyer-Logistik for on-road testing. For one year, the company test-drive a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to different supermarkets in the centre of …

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Battery testing and prototyping facility grows to meet demand for next-generation technologies

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Argonne National Laboratory will invest US$2 million in developing new batteries Many of the innovations eyed for advances in consumer electronics, electric vehicles, utilities and advanced manufacturing hinge on the development of next-generation battery technologies. To feed that growing need and potentially accelerate innovation, the US’s first and top-tier battery …

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GeniePoint takes lead in UK EV forecourt charging

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The GeniePoint Network will have 150 fast chargers by 2019 ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) are now the leading providers of electric vehicle charging at urban forecourts as well as arterial fuel stations nationwide. The two companies have been successfully working together to provide the UK with the …

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