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Renault and EEM launch electric ecosystem in Porto Santo

2018 - Renault Zoe in Porto Santo

The world-first smart island programme will use EVs, second-life batteries, smart charging and V2G solutions in Madeira’s Porto Santo The government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira is to roll out a new energy programme in Porto Santo, known as Sustainable Porto Santo – Smart Fossil Free Island, to encourage …

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Zenyatta to concentrate on graphene-enhanced li-ion batteries

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Graphene producer Zenyatta Ventures is to concentrate efforts on next-generation lithium-ion battery development using advanced nanomaterials Zenyatta Ventures, a mineral development company based in Ontario, has said it concentrate efforts on producing next generation lithium-ion batteries based on “advanced nanomaterials.” Graphite producer Zenyatta has already used graphene oxide (GO) combined …

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Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey battery unit

Source: Cummins

Cummins continues its EV tech acquisition spree as it prepares to deliver electric powertrains to customers from 2019 Engine manufacturer Cummins has continued its push into the electric transport sector via another acquisition, this time taking on a UK unit of chemicals and tech conglomerate Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey’s (JM) …

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Airbus and Williams co-op on Zephyr UAV

Airbus Zephyr UAV

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus to work with EV and automotive engineer Williams on composites and battery technology for solar-powered Zephyr drone Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering are to co-operate on new technology for Airbus’ Zephyr drone programme. Williams, perhaps best known for its expertise and contribution to Formula One and other …

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UK Power Networks backs V2G projects

Nissan/Enel V2G programme in the UK. Source: V2G UK

Consortium awarded £11m in government funding for four V2G projects British distribution system operator (DSO) UK Power Networks is backing a new stream of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects to explore the role of EV batteries in the power system. The group currently has more than 30,000 electric vehicles connected to electricity networks and …

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