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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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HORIBA to acquire battery and fuel cell company FuelCon

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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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