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Kongsberg wins contracts for nine hybrid ro-ro vessels

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Kongsberg will supply large battery systems and energy management systems Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded contracts with China’s Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co. to deliver power and hybrid systems to nine roll on-roll off (ro-ro) vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group, Italy. The contracts are valued at more than 400 million Norwegian …

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Keolis launches autonomous electric Canadian shuttle

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The project will be the first autonomous electric shuttle in Canada Keolis, a pioneer in autonomous shared mobility, has launched the first pilot project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle in Candiac, Quebec. The projects is a collaboration between through Keolis subsidiary Keolis Canada and its partner NAVYA, supported by …

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Yara selects Norwegian shipbuilder Vard for zero-emission vessel

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The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel will be by ready to operate in 2022 The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as Yara signs a deal with Vard worth around 250 million Norwegian kroner (US$29.6 million) to build the vessel. Vard …

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Quebec orders nearly 500 more electric-hybrid systems from BAE Systems

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The deal will help Quebec save 20 million gallons of fuel and 215,000 tonnes of CO2 per year BAE Systems, a global provider of more than 9,000 electric-hybrid, battery-electric, and fuel-cell electric systems, has announced that the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) ordered 497 electric-hybrid buses using the …

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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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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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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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