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BVG orders electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses

An electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro

BVG has ordered 15 electric buses from Mercedes-Benz Germany’s largest bus operator and transport authority, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), has ordered 15 fully electric-powered Mercedes-Benz Citaros to ‘enter the electric era’, just months before the product makes its official international debut. Head of Daimler Buses Till Oberwörder said: “We are very pleased …

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Green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation

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New technologies to create safer, high-powered electric car batteries have been supported by US$29.3 million of industrial strategy funding A new pioneering technology to ensure the next generation of safer, high-powered electric car batteries can be charged by drivers in ultra-fast time is just one of 12 innovation projects to …

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Lightning Systems wins California ZEV approval for its electric vans

Lightning systems van

Lightning Systems receives approval for its Ford Transit 350 HD conversion  Lightning Systems has received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the zero-emissions Lightning Electric model for Ford Transit. Lightning Electric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by …

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Daimler Trucks creates e-mobility unit to accelerate electric shift

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Daimler Trucks has launched a new e-mobility unit to bundle efforts from its five divisions and speed development of battery-powered engines for trucks and buses Daimler Trucks is establishing a global organisation for e-mobility, including a new leadership function. During the Capital Market & Technology Days in the US, Daimler …

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Leclanché receives substantial funding

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Leclanché’s largest shareholder makes a US$76 million investment commitment Swiss energy storage solution company Leclanché SA has secured CHF 75 million (US$76 million) of funding from FEFAM, Leclanché’s largest shareholder. FEFAM has also agreed to provide a conditional CHF 50 million (US$51 million) funding facility to finance acquisitions and joint ventures in e-transport …

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