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Proterra unveils bigger battery bus

Proterra Catalyst XR

Silicon Valley manufacturer aims to improves bus range through battery innovation Proterra, a manufacturer of battery electric buses in North America, has revealed a new battery design for use in its transit vehicles. The design for the Proterra Catalyst® XR vehicle was announced at the American Public Transportation Association Bus …

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Hyundai Genesis – the beginning or the end of its EV ambitions?

Hyundai ix35 fuel cell

Hyundai’s Genesis range will contain plug-in hybrids, but the company sees batteries only as an intermediate step to hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai’s decision to focus its electrified vehicle plans on a brand that is barely off the ground has surprised some. Yet a follow-up announcement by Hyundai Motor America CEO …

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Tesla claims it was excluded from German incentives on purpose


Germany’s recently unveiled EV incentive programme may be popular with German automakers, but the decision has not been welcomed by EV giant Tesla. At the end of April, Germany unveiled a €1.2 billion incentive and investment programme to boost the adoption of electric cars in the country. However, the plan, …

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Germany announces EV incentives…but Tesla left out for now

Germany’s 1 billion euro EV scheme looks set to go ahead, with help from reluctant manufacturers. Last week the German government unveiled a 1 billion euro incentive plan designed to increase the uptake of EVs. Under the new measures, unveiled by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on April 27, buyers of …

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Toyota Mirai to launch in Sweden and Norway

Toyota is keen to impress that the Mirai FCV is well equipped to handle Nordic  conditions.

Starting this summer, both Sweden and Norway will receive deliveries of the Toyota Mirai, the company’s flagship hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV). It follows the model’s other European debuts in the UK, Germany and Denmark in 2015, and Belgium in early 2016. The Netherlands will also follow later this year. …

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Jaguar design head praises EV “reinvention”

Jaguar's F-Pace serves as a rough blueprint for the E-Pace EV, expected to launch in 2018.

In recent comments to Autocar, Jaguar’s director of design Ian Callum extoled the possibilities of the electric powertrain, allowing designers to “reinvent the car.” “The opportunities an electric powertrain offers are huge, especially in terms of the space for occupants. By removing so much of the mechanical hardware and placing …

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