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Nikola Motor Company unveils fuel cell electric truck

The Nikola One, unveiled on December 1.

Utah-based startup reveals first public prototype of Nikola One Class 8 Last week, Nikola Motor Company unveiled the prototype of the Nikola One Class 8 electric truck. The long-range fuel cell vehicle (FCV) got its first public display at the firm’s Salt Lake City headquarters, making good on the company’s …

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States challenge EU plans to independently check vehicle emissions

VW press conference in response to the so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Individual countries are reluctant to penalise domestic automakers despite EU regulations Governments around Europe are not supportive of the EU’s plans to independently check vehicle emissions, in spite of the fact that manufacturers have been shown to regularly cheat tests. A report in the Guardian this week claims to have …

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Hyundai joins the new Waive

Hyundai Ioniq

South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has announced plans to partner with start-up WaiveCar in a programme that will allow customers to share electric cars for free. The scheme will start in Los Angeles in January and will initially feature 150 cars. For the first two hours, drivers will be able …

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Toyota to test new hydrogen fuel cells in California next year

Toyota Mirai

Japanese automaker will trial the technology in heavy and long-range vehicles Toyota announced last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it would be testing its hydrogen fuel cells in California next year. Specifically, the company will be testing the technology in heavy vehicles such as semi trucks in …

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Portugal and Brazil to collaborate on an affordable EV


CEiiA’s ‘Project Mobicar’ to be manufactured in Brazil after state-supported deal Earlier this month, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and Brazilian President Michel Temer announced an agreement between the two countries to design, produce and sell an affordable EV. Portuguese technology firm CEiiA and the Brazilian Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) …

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