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GM confirms Cruise AV production in Michigan

The autonomous Cruise AV will feature no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019. Source: GM

GM to spend US$100m across Orion and Brownstown factories to upgrade facilities for Cruise AV production and roof module assembly Having shown off its fourth-gen Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) in January, General Motors has now confirmed that the model will be produced at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan. …

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Scania pairs with Haylion on autonomous EVs

Scania and Haylion sign a collaborative agreement.

Bus and truck manufacturer will work with China’s Haylion to develop and test autonomous systems and electrification Swedish truck and bus specialist Scania has announced it will collaborate with China’s Haylion Technologies, joining forces to investigate “mainly electrified” vehicles, autonomous driving and urban bus transport. Together the two intend to …

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NTU and BlueSG test fast-charging shuttle

Bluetram shuttle. Source: Blue Solutions.

BlueSG’s Bluetram concept launched in Singapore and will be tested on the NTU campus over two years BlueSG, the ride-sharing arm of France’s Bolloré Group, is adding to its electric transportation services in Singapore, with the launch of the country’s first flash-charging electric shuttle last week. Developed between Blue Solutions, …

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UK Power Networks backs V2G projects

Nissan/Enel V2G programme in the UK. Source: V2G UK

Consortium awarded £11m in government funding for four V2G projects British distribution system operator (DSO) UK Power Networks is backing a new stream of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects to explore the role of EV batteries in the power system. The group currently has more than 30,000 electric vehicles connected to electricity networks and …

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JIVE 2 – €106M for European hydrogen bus project

FCEV buses in Aberdeen

European cities throughout Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, and the UK, have signed up to the JIVE 2 project which will see over 150 hydrogen fuel-cell buses deployed on the streets. JIVE 2 has been dubbed an “expansion of the JIVE initiative”, rather than an independent project, and …

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