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Airlander 10 set to receive GPB1 million investment to return as EV

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World’s longest aircraft is expected to be re-invented in a move towards “zero-carbon aviation” Bedford-based firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has been awarded over GBP1 million (US$1.29 million) by the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to reconvert its Airlander 10 into an all-electric vehicle. The original test date for …

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Three additional eCitaro emission-free buses added to Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr portfolio

eCitaro: Emissionsfrei durch MannheimeCitaro: Emission-free through Mannheim

The new routes will connect recently developed districts to Mannheim German transport firm Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (rnv) has taken on an additional three eCitaro electric buses and will create two electric bus routes in Mannheim, extending the local transport network. The three new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses will be run by the transport …

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Hitachi Rail Class 385 electric trains connect two major Scottish cities on all lines

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The trains will replace diesel models running between Edinburgh and Glasgow New electric trains have now replaced ageing diesel trains on all five lines connecting Scotland’s capital and Glasgow. In an agreement between Hitachi Rail and Dutch public transport firm Abellio, which operates Scottish regional and commuter rail services franchise …

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Volkswagen releases updated electric ID. R race car

Volkswagen ID. R

The electric race car will attempt to break the current EV lap record on the famous 20.83 km Nordschleife track Volkswagen has started the testing of its revamped electric racer ID. R at the world-renowned Nürburgring-Nordschleife track, just days after its release. Following Volkswagen’s improvements and with French race driver …

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Ford and Rivian to develop new electric vehicle

Ford's investment in Rivian

The new partnership will utilise Rivian’s skateboard platform Rivian has announced a minority investment of US$500 million from Ford Motor Company. The companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s EV portfolio. “This strategic partnership marks another key milestone in our drive …

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Spark Racing Technology designs electric SUV for Extreme E

electric SUV for Extreme E

Prototype testing is scheduled for July 2019 Extreme E has joined forces with motorsport manufacturer Spark Racing Technology to engineer, develop and assemble an all-new electric SUV model for the pioneering off-road racing series. Spark Racing Technology will create and construct a package with strict specification parts, before handing over …

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Toyota sets up joint research institute with Tsinghua University

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The joint institute will also seek research opportunities in utilising hydrogen energy Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and Tsinghua University have agreed to establish the Tsinghua – Toyota Joint Research Institute to conduct research together over the next five years. The Joint Research Institute will further contribute to China’s development of …

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BYD presents E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV at Auto Shanghai 2019

BYD E-SEED GT concept car

The Chinese car manufacturer also showcased e Series models e1, e2 and s2 BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. BYD introduced 23 new models, including its new e-series models and its latest Dynasty series of vehicles, showcasing …

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