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Proterra and Mitsui create US$200-million credit facility to scale battery leasing programme

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Proterra’s battery leasing scheme allows the company to guarantee battery performance Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co. to create a US$200-million credit facility in support of a battery lease programme. Mitsui, a leading Japanese investment and trading company, holds a …

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Daimler teams up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Li-ion batteries

Next Generation Li-Ionen-Batteriematerialien: Daimler und Sila Nanotechnologies schließen KooperationDaimler Teams Up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Next Generation Lithium-ion Battery Materials

Sila Nanotechnologies is investigating replacing graphite electrodes in Li-ion batteries with silicon ones Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies as part of its research and development activities. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a leading developer of new battery materials, which …

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New Flyer builds bus charger system in New York

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The New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions system is New York’s first interoperable, on-route charger solution for transit buses New Flyer of America has announced that New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions has successfully deployed two rapid, on-route chargers along New York City Transit Authority’s (NYCT) M42 route. This marks completion of the first …

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YASA launches new series of motor controllers

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YASA’s new controllers are designed to work with EVs YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers (inverters) for propulsion and generation applications in pure electric and hybrid vehicles. The new Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA …

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Renault and Nissan establish Shanghai innovation hub for EV production

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The hub will develop technologies for the Alliance 2022 plan to develop zero-emission vehicles French carmaker Renault is working in collaboration with Japan’s Nissan to launch a joint innovation research and development hub in China to accelerate technology development for new mobility. The Alliance Automotive Research and Development, which previously …

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