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ZF announces new central e-drive for commercial vehicles in China

ZF electric central drive

The new electric central drive will be manufactured entirely in China ZF has joined China’s efforts to electrify its public transport and distribution logistics by supplying a new electric central drive for buses and medium-duty trucks. The new unit was developed in China by a local ZF development team to …

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Toyota, DENSO and SVF to invest US$1 billion in Uber ATG

Uber ATG

The investment aims to expedite the deployment of automated ride-sharing services Toyota Motor Corp., DENSO Corporation and the SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF) have announced an investment of US$1 billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG). Under the terms, Toyota and DENSO will together invest US$667 million and SVF will …

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DuPont unveils electric and hybrid vehicle solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019

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DuPont’s polymers can replace metals used in EVs to meet challenges facing increased EV adoption DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) has introduced a series of applications from its innovative electric and hybrid vehicle solutions portfolio during Auto Shanghai 2019. The anticipated release of practical applications is the first since …

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Nikola showcases five zero-emission products at Nikola World

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Nikola discussed the company’s hydrogen vision at the Nikola World event Nikola CEO Trevor Milton has unveiled five of his company’s new products at Nikola World. “We want to transform everything about the transportation industry,” said Milton. “With Nikola’s vision, the world will be cleaner, safer and healthier.” The first …

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Proterra and Mitsui create US$200-million credit facility to scale battery leasing programme

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Proterra’s battery leasing scheme allows the company to guarantee battery performance Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co. to create a US$200-million credit facility in support of a battery lease programme. Mitsui, a leading Japanese investment and trading company, holds a …

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Daimler teams up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Li-ion batteries

Next Generation Li-Ionen-Batteriematerialien: Daimler und Sila Nanotechnologies schließen KooperationDaimler Teams Up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Next Generation Lithium-ion Battery Materials

Sila Nanotechnologies is investigating replacing graphite electrodes in Li-ion batteries with silicon ones Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies as part of its research and development activities. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a leading developer of new battery materials, which …

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YASA launches new series of motor controllers

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YASA’s new controllers are designed to work with EVs YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers (inverters) for propulsion and generation applications in pure electric and hybrid vehicles. The new Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA …

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Solid Power receives investment from Ford Motor Company

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The investment will help Solid Power develop its solid-state batteries for automotive use Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries. The announced partnership will …

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Ballard signs supply agreement with Norled for fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway

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Norled’s ferry is expected to the world’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell ferry operating commercially Ballard Power Systems has signed an equipment supply agreement (ESA) with Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two of the company’s next-generation 200 kW modules that will be …

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Harvey Gulf selects Wärtsilä solution for first PSV hybrid retrofit in the Americas

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Wärtsilä will install a 1,450-kW battery on one of Harvey Gulf’s vessels A hybrid retrofit installation, featuring an energy storage solution from the technology group Wärtsilä, will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the ‘Harvey Energy’, a platform supply vessel (PSV). The vessel, which is owned by Louisiana-based …

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