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Octopus Energy leads new consortium for UK V2G charging

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

New consortium will launch the first large-scale trial of V2G charging tech in the UK Octopus Energy has launched a new consortium to develop the first large-scale domestic trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in the UK, following a US$4.23 million funding injection by BEIS and OLEV delivered by InnovateUK. Comprising …

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Faraday awards to accelerate emerging battery technology

Prototype production of future battery modules for BMW's fifth-generation BMW Group e-drive train.
Source: BMW

The Faraday Institution earmarks up to £42 million to fund four UK battery research projects The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent national battery research institute, and was established as part of the government’s £246 million investment in battery technology through the Industrial Strategy. Its most recent award this week …

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Panasonic throws hat into the ePowertrain ring

Scalable ePowertrain platform at the CES 2018

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled its ‘ePowertrain’ concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although primarily known as a battery supplier within the EV world, Panasonic appears to have bigger plans for its products and role within the industry. Plans for an ePowertrain and battery development were announced …

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Toyota’s e-Palette is an all-in-one bus, shop and delivery vehicle

Toyota e-Palette Concept.

Toyota unveils a new blueprint for autonomous EVs for mass transit and business, with multi-functional e-Palette Concept vehicle. The combination of new electrification platforms and connected technologies means a raft of new transport and commercial ideas are now being explored, by start-ups and major automakers alike. And some, like Toyota’s …

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