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Tritium receives US DOE funding

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Tritium will receive US$400,000 to develop is custom charging head Tritium, a manufacturer of electric vehicle high-powered charging solutions, is receiving a portion of US$3.2 million in US federal funding awarded to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for developing an extreme fast charging system that can connect to the …

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UK independent battery maker to open factory in 2019

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Hyperbat will open its factory in Coventry, England The UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer will open in early 2019 in Coventry, creating around 90 new jobs, at a new, multi-million pound, high-tech facility that will produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. The factory will be operated by …

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Nel to invest in Nikola Motor Company

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Nikola aims to develop hydrogen-electric technology for heavy duty vehicles Nel has invested US$5 million into Nikola Motor Company as part of their C-round financing. On August 6, 2018, Nikola announced that they had secured a US$100-million investment (pre-money valuation of US$1.1 billion) in the current C-round and that the …

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New York governor to invest Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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The funds will provide for new electric buses and charging infrastructure New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will utilise the US$127.7 million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to dramatically increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include …

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Scotland to provide additional funds for low carbon programme

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The funding will be spent on electric buses and charging infrastructure Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a GBP16.7 million (US$21.4 million) of additional funding to help Scotland lead the way in transforming to a low carbon country. Last year’s Programme for Government committed to set ambitious targets to …

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Ballard to divest non-core power manager business

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Ballard will keep some of its fuel cell assets Ballard Power Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to divest certain non-core assets of its subsidiary, Protonex, related to the power manager business, to Revision Military, a private US-based company, for up to US$16 million in cash. Ballard will retain …

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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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