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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

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The new technology will help the quarry reduce carbon emissions by 95% Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering …

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Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

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Ampere Vehicles makes EVs for last mile mobility Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in EV company Ampere Vehicles, subject to customary closing conditions. This acquisition will accelerate the development of clean energy technology solutions for mobility …

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AEE applauds passage of landmark California EV infrastructure bill

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The bill will help meet the California governor’s plan to put 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the state’s roads by 2030 US business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has applauded California legislators for passing a landmark electric vehicle charging infrastructure bill, AB 2127, which is designed to accelerate deployment of …

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Proterra applauds recipients of funding for zero-emission battery-electric buses

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US$35.6 million of funding will be spent on Proterra’s electric buses and related infrastructure Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that 23 US transit agencies have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grants (Low-No) for Proterra battery-electric buses and charging infrastructure. A …

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Toyota and Uber extend collaboration to automated vehicle technologies

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The collaboration will see Toyota invest US$500 million in Uber Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be …

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New Flyer strikes two EV deals

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New Flyer will become the first company outside Volvo to join OppCharge in America Canadian bus maker New Flyer has made new announcements about its electric vehicle operations. Firstly, New Flyer, along with subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in …

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Dongfeng Nissan begins production of Sylphy Zero Emission electric car

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The Sylphy is Nissan’s first car built in China aimed at Chinese customers The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China, has begun rolling off the production line. The start of production by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. (Dongfeng Nissan), Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng …

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