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London to turn lamp posts into EV charge points

An EV charging Lamp post

Retro-fitting lamp posts to turn them into charge points will bring major savings More of London’s lamp posts could become electric car chargers under a new plan just unveiled. The lamp posts in the borough of Wandsworth could all be converted. The British government wants to halt the sale of new …

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Volvo unveils high-performance Polestar 1 hybrid

Polestar 1

Volvo subsidiary Polestar 1 launches its first high-performance PHEV ahead of battery-only models in 2019 Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. the company confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and …

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GLC F-CELL: Mercedes’ hydrogen hybrid

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL

The world’s first plug-in fuel cell electric vehicle could be the hybrid solution to electric transportation’s problems Attendees at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt are witnessing unprecedented levels of electrification in vehicles displayed this year, but even against this backdrop, the latest announcement from Mercedes-Benz may come as …

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ABB HVC 300P bus charger planned for Göttingen

ABB's OppCharge system in use in Gottingen

ABB is to supply one of its Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe (GöVB), which provides public bus transport in the German university city of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony. The initiative forms part of GöVB’ and Göttingen’s ambitious plans to transform the city’s public transport system into a …

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GKN to reveal next-generation EV driveline

GKN e-Axle

The new eAxle system is an integrated unit that features torque vectoring capability and efficient transmission. The all-new electric axle concept will be revealed at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) on Tuesday September 12. GKN Driveline’s new ‘eTwinsterX’ system is adaptable to any vehicle type – front-wheel drive, …

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Oregon approves EV rebate bill

Source: Forth Mobility

New bill provides rebates of up to US$2,500 for new EVs sold in Oregon under US$50,000 Having already gotten behind charging infrastructure, and been a long-time member of the West Coast Electric Highway network, Oregon has now approved consumer rebates for EVs. The Oregon House and Senate have voted to …

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