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Alternet Systems updates ReVolt Motorcycle programme

The BMW R71 prototype

Alternet Systems is developing an electric version of the classic BMW R71 Alternet Systems has released an online presentation on the company’s ongoing ReVolt Electric Motorcycle pilot programme. In April of this year, Alternet announced the launch of the ReVolt Electric Motorbikes subsidiary as part of the company’s strategic plan to develop, …

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Corvus Energy to provide battery for Navtek’s first all-electric tug

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Turkish ship designer and builder Navtek Naval Technologies has selected Corvus Energy to provide its Corvus Orca energy storage system (EES) for the world’s first battery-powered, all-electric tugboat Corvus Energy has announced that the Corvus Orca energy storage system (ESS) has been selected by Turkish ship designer and builder Navtek …

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Hyundai CRADLE partners with battery maker Ionic Materials

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The two companies will work together to develop solid-state batteries Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovation. Ionic …

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EVgo reuses BMW i3 car batteries

EVgo fast charging system

Recycled BMW i3 batteries store energy during peak solar and reduce strain on the grid US-based EVgo has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. Following a pilot programme at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been …

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NFI, Penske to trial Freightliner electric trucks

A Freightliner eM2

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will operate the first of Daimler’s battery-electric eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks later this year Earlier in June 2018, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Now, Daimler officially announced the first two customers to operate …

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Exide chooses Leclanché to enter Li-ion battery market

Representatives from Exide Industries and Leclanché at the signing ceremony

A new joint venture will build Li-ion batteries and energy storage solutions for India’s EV market India’s battery manufacturer Exide Industries and Switzerland ‘s Leclanché signed the exclusive joint venture (JV) agreement on June 27, 2018. The JV focuses on the country’s transition to green energy and clean transportation. The …

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Bentley’s Mulsanne could be fully electric in next-generation model

A range of current Bentley Mulsanne models

But the successor, fully-electric or not, isn’t expected until the early 2020’s Bentley’s next-generation Mulsanne could go fully-electric and replace the current 6.75-litre V8 gas engine, according to a recent report, sourced by InsideEVs. Although this isn’t the first time that a fully-electric version of the flagship saloon model has been …

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