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HORIBA to acquire battery and fuel cell company FuelCon

Executives from HORIBA and FuelCon signing the agreement

The acquisition is part of HORIBA’s move into EVs HORIBA Europe has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG. FuelCon will become part of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems – a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems. The completion of the transaction is …

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TRL discerns EV consumers’ behaviour via uptake trial

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Analysis of more than 11,000 journeys and 1,700 charging events will be undertaken. Final results are expected to be published later in 2018. Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is leading the UK’s first mainstream consumer uptake trial of electric vehicles with hundreds of mainstream private car owners, to help government and …

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UK Government and industry invest in propulsion technology

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Innovative low carbon programmes aim to save over 3 million tonnes of CO2 The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded GBP35 million to three UK-based low carbon automotive powertrain projects, potentially creating or safeguarding nearly 1,800 UK jobs. The APC is a joint venture between the UK government and the automotive …

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Ceres wins funding to develop fuel cells with Nissan

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Ceres Power will receive GBP8 million in UK government funding to develop its fuel cells Ceres Power, developer of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology SteelCell, has entered into a new partnership with Nissan to further develop fuel cell technology for electric vehicle applications. Ceres Power and The Welding …

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Blink chargers receive ENERGY STAR certification

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Certified charging stations use 40% less energy when in standby mode Blink Charging is the first company to have earned the ENERGY STAR certification on an 80A network connected Level 2 charging station. The certification demonstrates that Blink’s next-generation Level 2 EV charging stations have met or exceeded the ENERGY STAR …

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Dendrobium e-hypercar to be manufactured in the UK

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Dendrobium D-1 aims to set a new post-Brexit standard of British supercar technology A new company, Dendrobium Automotive Ltd, has been established in the UK which will be in charge of the development and production of the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar. Dendrobium D-1 was first introduced at the Geneva International …

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