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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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Penske offers fast chargers for commercial EVs in Southern California

Commercial heavy-duty EV charging station in La Mirada, California

Penske Truck Leasing plans to add twenty DC fast chargers in total US transportation services company Penske Truck Leasing has launched commercial heavy-duty EV charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California. “We’re committed to being at the forefront of commercial vehicle electrification,” …

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility enters Europe’s hydrogen market

Joint Venture Agreement signing ceremony

Hyundai will deliver 1,600 fuel cell commercial trucks through 2025 Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy AG have signed a contract for a joint venture, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, aimed at taking a lead across Europe’s growing hydrogen mobility ecosystem. The joint venture’s operations will commence with Hyundai Motor delivering 1,600 …

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AMPLY Power unveils EV charging optimisation software for fleets

AMPLIFY platform

AMPLIFY platform is the foundation of the Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) model AMPLY Power has released a charging optimisation platform designed to give fleet operators and owners a complete view of charging activities at their depots. The automated, cloud-based software AMPLIFY tracks electricity rates, vehicle charge status and fleet sizes, while it …

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Dot Transportation deploys all-electric terminal truck

Orange EV electric yard truck

Orange EV’s technology increases energy efficiency by more than 400% over traditional diesel systems Dot Transportation, a subsidiary of Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, has deployed an Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal truck at Dot’s  Modesto distribution centre in California. Dot Foods utilised funding from the …

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Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s EV systems division

Allison Transmission

The two acquisitions align with Allison’s leading position in propulsion technology for commercial vehicles Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division. Allison Transmission is building upon a more than 103-year history of leading technological …

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San Francisco airport equipped with six Proterra e-buses

Proterra Catalyst E2 electric bus

The Proterra Catalyst buses will remove more than 23 million pounds of GHG emissions over 12 years San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has purchased six 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and three 60 kW Proterra plug-in chargers, joining a growing list of airports across North America. The new battery-electric …

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ZF announces new central e-drive for commercial vehicles in China

ZF electric central drive

The new electric central drive will be manufactured entirely in China ZF has joined China’s efforts to electrify its public transport and distribution logistics by supplying a new electric central drive for buses and medium-duty trucks. The new unit was developed in China by a local ZF development team to …

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