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DeNA, Nissan to trial LEAF “robo-taxis” in 2018

Nissan and DeNA's Easy Ride brand

Nissan and DeNA join automakers like GM experimenting with their own self-driving technology and services This week Nissan reaffirmed its intention to join the ranks of automakers linking up their electric production models with the emergent world of autonomous driving. Having formed a partnership with mobile and gaming technology firm …

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Mercedes-Benz supplies hybrid Econic refuse truck

The new Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4x2 refuse collection vehicle being used in Lewisham.

The hybrid Econic model uses an electric, battery-powered tipper and  crusher Embracing electrification in transport also means finding alternative solutions for other vehicle functions. in the case of one Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4×2 refuse truck used in London, that includes adding an electric tipper and crusher to the main truck body. Mercedes-Benz …

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MOIA shows off first ride-sharing EV

MOIA's ride-pooling EV

Ride-pooling start-up MOIA shows off fully electric van with space for up to six passengers Volkswagen Group’s mobility start -up MOIA, today introduced its electric ride-pooling concept, one year after the company’s inception. Formed with the aim of significantly reducing traffic in major cities, the startup presented its ride pooling …

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CMB launches world’s first hydrogen-diesel passenger vessel

Source: CMB

Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has announced the launch of the Hydroville – the world’s first accredited passenger shuttle to operate under both hydrogen and diesel propulsion. Earlier in November, CMB completed successful sea-trials of the Hydroville passenger shuttle and received the Certificate of Class from accreditation group Lloyd’s Register. This …

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Toyota to build Tri-Gen plant for power, hydrogen in Long Beach

Fuelcell Energy Tri-Gen unit

Combined electricity and hydrogen Tri-Gen plant will supply Project Portal truck and Mirai FCEVs with fuel Undeterred in its commitment to hydrogen technology, Toyota recently announced that it had begun trialling Project Portal – a class 8 truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell – at the Port of Los …

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BYD electric buses start operation in Santiago

BYD Santiago

The Chilean capital begins operations with its first two all-electric buses, supplied by China’s BYD The first two 100% electric buses in the history of Santiago City’s public transport began operating with an inauguration ceremony witnessed by the Minister of Transportation, Paola Tapia; the Minister of Energy, Andrés Rebolledo and …

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Mercedes-Benz confirms first Citaro electric bus order

The all-electric Citaro E-CELL

Daimler signs MoU with Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr for first run of Citaro electric buses Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr will be the first customer for the fully-electric city bus from Mercedes-Benz. Representatives of Daimler subsidiary EvoBus and Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr have signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding (MoU). The first vehicles will be delivered at the end of …

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