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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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Drexel designs new supercap fabric

Capacitor production

Spongey nanofibre material holds gel electrolyte, helping to reduce battery malfunction and increase energy density Drexel University researchers have created a “fabric-like material electrode” that could enable the manufacture of safer, faster batteries and supercapacitors. The group has designed a new supercapacitor, which looks “like a furry sponge infused with …

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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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AxleTech, TM4 to make motor-integrated axles

AxleTech e-axle

Companies, from Michigan and Quebec, will develop heavy-duty axles with integrated electric motors Michigan-based AxleTech International has announced a partnership with Canada’s TM4 which will see the two develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. The former produces provides heavy-duty drivetrain systems and components to OEMs and the aftermarket …

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