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Mazda rotary engine to return as EV range-extender

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Mazda aims to launch two battery EVs in 2020 Mazda will launch its first electric vehicles in 2020 as part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development programme. Mazda will initially launch two battery EVs. One powered solely by battery, the other pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, lightweight …

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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

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Lightning Systems new drivetrain can provide a 110-mile range Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Ford E-450 Cutaway. The new Lightning Electric models for the Ford E-450 will be available in 14,500-pound …

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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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