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EDI reveals new school bus drivetrain

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The new EV drivetrain rounds out EDI’s North American school bus portfolio Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds …

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InstaVolt charging project shortlisted for national award

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The winner of the award will be announced on September 13 A project to install rapid electric vehicle chargers at petrol forecourts has seen charging station company InstaVolt shortlisted for a national award. The company has been named as a finalist in the ‘Innovation’ category of this year’s Forecourt Trader …

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Penske Truck Leasing joins CharIN to promote EV charging standards

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CharIN aims to promote charging standards for EVs US transportation services company Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting combined charging system (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles of all types. Penske will focus its attention on …

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HORIBA to acquire battery and fuel cell company FuelCon

Executives from HORIBA and FuelCon signing the agreement

The acquisition is part of HORIBA’s move into EVs HORIBA Europe has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG. FuelCon will become part of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems – a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems. The completion of the transaction is …

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Nissan partners with Brazilian university to study EV batteries

Two of the signatories to the memorandum

Nissan Brazil will supply six Nissan LEAF batteries to the university Nissan Brazil and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) have signed a memorandum of intent to test solutions and future applications for used electric vehicle batteries. The event to formalise the agreement was held at the UFSC Photovoltaic Laboratory (Centre …

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NASA reveals electric aeroplane prototype

Artist's impression of the 'Maxwell' prototype. Image credit: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.

NASA’s new electric aeroplane integrates 14 motors into the plane’s wings NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental aeroplane, currently designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell”. The prototype has 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use …

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Duke University students break Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency

The Duke Engineering team alongside 'Maxwell'

The vehicle travelled over eight miles on a single gram of hydrogen The Pratt School of Engineering at North Carolina’s Duke University has developed the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history, a hydrogen fuel cell car that gets the equivalent of 14,573 miles per gallon. Duke Electric Vehicles’ (DEV’s) record-breaking run …

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