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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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AML set to push ahead electric aviation

AML High Power Density Motor

AML’s electric propulsion shows more than 30% higher performance during high-volume production AML Superconductivity & Magnetics (AML), a developer of magnet-based applications, has launched an electrical machine development programme designed to produce propulsion motors for the aviation and aerospace sector. The programme is inspired by the fact that motors are the …

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MCI electric coach hits North American highways

ICE-powered MCI J4500.

The long-range, all-electric J4500e coach is scheduled for full production in January 2020 Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of Canada’s New Flyer Industries, has announced that its all-electric J4500e prototype successfully completed a phase one testing. The coach demonstrated a flawless run at low and high speeds up to …

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Alizeti launches e-bike conversion kit

Alizeti 300C

Canada’s Alizeti Kickstarts its easy-to-install e-bike conversion system As well as the growth of new fully-equipped e-bikes, many manufacturers are also targeting existing cyclists keen to make a quick jump into e-powered riding. Quebec-based Alizeti has now launched one solution that allows cyclists to repurpose existing bikes and convert them …

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Toyota develops new motor magnet using less neodymium

Neodymium magnets

Toyota aims to reduce the use of expensive and potentially unsustainable rare-earth materials in its motors, and finds success with a new neodymium magnet design It’s not just lithium supplies that are crucial to EV development. Rare-earth minerals like neodymium and dysprosium are required for motors and other key components, …

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