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ZF electrifies buses in London and the US

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Buses in both countries will utilise ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle ZF is highlighting two market successes for its tried-and-tested AxTrax AVE electric portal axle. Firstly, 31 of the famous red London double-decker buses will be equipped with this technology and glide through the city powered solely by electricity. …

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Ricardo launches new ‘E-Axle’ electric vehicle transmission

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Ricardo’s new E-Axle can support high torque and input speeds Drawing upon research and technology that it has developed and proven in markets from Formula-E to supercars, Ricardo’s new E-Axle transmission offers a balance of efficiency and performance, together with low total cost of ownership. Prompted by the rising demand …

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Rolls-Royce introduces new MTU hybrid propulsion systems for ships

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Rolls-Royce will test the MTU hybrid system in 2019 As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. The propulsion systems will also be made available for yachts, work boats, ferries and patrol boats in a power range of 1,000-4,000 …

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Austrian battery pioneer launches new transmission for EVs

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The transmission can accelerate an EV from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.5 seconds Austrian high-tech e-mobility company Kreisel Electric has developed a production-ready, automated 2-speed transmission for electric mobility applications. The new transmission was developed in combination with an integrated powertrain architecture specially developed in cooperation with Sala Drive …

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AISIN and DENSO to establish JV to develop electrification driving modules

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AISIN and DENSO’s JV will focus on the Chinese market Aisin Seiki Co. (AISIN) and DENSO Corporation have reached a basic agreement to establish a new joint venture company to develop and sell electrification driving modules. The company will be capitalised with 50% coming from AISIN and DENSO providing the …

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Zeem Solutions orders 50 Lightning Systems powertrains

Lightning Systems electric powertrain for Class 6 Low Cab Forward (Chevrolet 6500 XD)

Orders for the new powertrain will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has announced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model for commercial and government fleets in the Class 6 segment. The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain …

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EDI reveals new school bus drivetrain

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The new EV drivetrain rounds out EDI’s North American school bus portfolio Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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