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GenZe connected e-bike reveal, but is it a win for Mahindra?

Source: GenZe

Californian electric bike and scooter company GenZe has unveiled its latest offering: the 200-series e-bike The 200-series e-bike follows closely on from the flagship GenZe 2.0 scooter. Electric Bike Action Magazine described the scooter as a product “designed for the American market…(out of) what they learned from the first generation”. …

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“Trackless electric train” tested in China

Electrans train

China’s CRRC promises an electric train without tracks, but range and charging times may need improvement Electric trams and trains are a favourite of efficient transport planners, but cities do not always have the infrastructure, space or budget to create new systems. One solution proposed by China’s CRRC Corp. is …

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World C40 Cities initiative for all-electric buses by 2025

Mayors attend the C40 summit. (L-R) Secretary Wong of Hong Kong,  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tokyo mayor Yuriko Koike, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala

Leaders of 12 cities across the world have signed a pledge to only buy all-electric buses to support the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The mayors and leaders of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland & Cape Town have all signed …

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ABB flash charges e-bus in 20 seconds

Electric flash charging mechanism on a Geneva TOSA bus

ABB lays claim to the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology ABB has won a US$20 million order from Swiss bus manufacturer HESS to supply its flash-charging technology for 20 e-buses and related infrastructure for the French city of Nantes. The buses will be operated by public transport operator, Société d’Economie …

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Proterra introduces DuoPower drivetrain

Proterra Catalyst XR

US bus-maker develops DuoPower drivetrain, twin-motor setup with twice the power of a comparable diesel At this year’s American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting electric bus-maker Proterra announced that it had introduced the DuoPower drivetrain for Catalyst battery-electric buses. Using the DuoPower drivetrain, the Catalyst bus will now have almost …

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