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Yara selects Norwegian shipbuilder Vard for zero-emission vessel

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The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel will be by ready to operate in 2022 The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as Yara signs a deal with Vard worth around 250 million Norwegian kroner (US$29.6 million) to build the vessel. Vard …

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EDI reveals new school bus drivetrain

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The new EV drivetrain rounds out EDI’s North American school bus portfolio Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds …

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HORIBA to acquire battery and fuel cell company FuelCon

Executives from HORIBA and FuelCon signing the agreement

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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Nissan partners with Brazilian university to study EV batteries

Two of the signatories to the memorandum

Nissan Brazil will supply six Nissan LEAF batteries to the university Nissan Brazil and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) have signed a memorandum of intent to test solutions and future applications for used electric vehicle batteries. The event to formalise the agreement was held at the UFSC Photovoltaic Laboratory (Centre …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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Transfer of VSSC developed Lithium Ion Cell Technology to Industries

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ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) received responses from 141 companies for its lithium-ion cell technology Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cell technology is one of the most promising electrochemical energy storage technologies owing to its high voltage, high energy density, long life cycle and high storage characteristics. It finds wide applications in …

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NASA reveals electric aeroplane prototype

Artist's impression of the 'Maxwell' prototype. Image credit: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.

NASA’s new electric aeroplane integrates 14 motors into the plane’s wings NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental aeroplane, currently designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell”. The prototype has 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use …

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Duke University students break Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency

The Duke Engineering team alongside 'Maxwell'

The vehicle travelled over eight miles on a single gram of hydrogen The Pratt School of Engineering at North Carolina’s Duke University has developed the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history, a hydrogen fuel cell car that gets the equivalent of 14,573 miles per gallon. Duke Electric Vehicles’ (DEV’s) record-breaking run …

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CSIRO tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

The Toyota Mirai used in CSIRO's hydrogen experiment

CSIRO has developed a new membrane technology to separate hydrogen from more easily transportable liquid ammonia Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has used its new membrane technology to successfully refuel two fuel cell vehicles, bringing Australia closer to a new hydrogen production and export industry. CSIRO chief executive Dr …

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