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eTrucks could reach 15% of market by 2030, says McKinsey

MAN electric truck concept.

Some sectors and regions could see penetration rates of eTrucks as high as 35%, analysis suggests If the economics of privately-owned, light-duty electric vehicles are persuasive, the potential gains for commercial and industrial users are even greater. The pace of change in the eTruck sector in particular is moving faster …

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Japan to ease regulations on costly hydrogen re-fuelling stations

Toyota Hydrogen Station concept
Source: Toyota

Nikkei Asian Review has reported that the government of Japan will be easing regulations upon the country’s hydrogen re-fuelling stations. The move comes as Japan tries to drive the uptake of zero and low emission vehicles. The news would build on the government’s ‘hydrogen road map’, which it announced in 2013, …

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DriveElectric launches V2G service

Mike Potter from DriveElectric signing the MOU for V2G chargers with Masahiro Ishiyama, Senior General
Manager, and Hiroshi Seki, Business Group Leader, NICHICON CORPORATION, at LCV2017

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging equipment allows EV owners to help balance the UK’s electricity grid UK- based fleet operator DriveElectric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese manufacturer NICHICON Corp. to sell and operate the company’s V2G chargers in the UK. V2G charging equipment allows EV owners to …

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Ferry good: Wärtsilä floats wireless charging

Wärtsilä’s wireless charging system is the first in the world to operate successfully with a coastal ferry.

Wireless charging used for the first time in Wärtsilä-led hybrid ferry project In a world-first project, technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested an automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for …

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EVBox sets global infrastructure record

Source: EVBox

EVBox has installed 50,000 electric vehicle charging points worldwide EVBox, a manufacturer of EV charging stations and charging management software,  installed number 50,000 at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) in LA, California. With an organizational focus on tackling the challenges in pushing regional electrification in transportation, adding the 50,000th charging …

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ABB HVC 300P bus charger planned for Göttingen

ABB's OppCharge system in use in Gottingen

ABB is to supply one of its Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe (GöVB), which provides public bus transport in the German university city of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony. The initiative forms part of GöVB’ and Göttingen’s ambitious plans to transform the city’s public transport system into a …

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Daimler, Linde and TOTAL unite in hydrogen electromobility

September 2017 - New hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe. The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the nationwide hydrogen network to as many as 400 stations by 2023. f.r.t.l.: Bruno Daude-Lagrave (TOTAL), Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck (Daimler), Nikolas Iwan (H2 Mobility), Andrea Scholz (Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Karlsruhe), Thomas Bystry (Shell / Clean Energy Partnership), Andreas Frömmel (Sunfire), Maxime Zeller (EIFER), Mathias Kurras (Linde), Jacques Sacreste (EIFER), Pascal Terrien (EIFER), Philipp Braunsdorf (NOW)

A new hydrogen filling station was commissioned in Karlsruhe using hydrogen produced on-site using solar energy The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the German nationwide hydrogen network …

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E-STOR breathes second life into EV charging network

2016 Renault Zoe and E-STOR
Source: Renault

Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have announced a partnership using second-life batteries at EV charging points. The partnership recycles Renault batteries and uses them as in new, static energy storage solutions. Prototypes have already been successfully installed at two locations in Belgium and Germany. Ireland-based Connected Energy has developed the E-STOR system …

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