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Renault unveils autonomous EV EZ-ULTIMO

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The Renault EZ-ULTIMO will be part of a ride-sharing programme At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault has unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience. Available on-demand, for a single trip, for an hour or for a day, …

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Researchers claims lithium-tellurium battery systems show promise for EV industry

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Tellurium consumption to see a 3% CAGR from 2018-2022 Deer Horn Capital has reported that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reported development of an “Li-Te …

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Department of Energy announces US$120 million for battery innovation hub

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The funding will help create higher capacity batteries The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide US$120 million over five years to renew the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub devoted to advancing battery science and technology, led by Argonne National …

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BYD partners with DNV GL and VeChain to tackle carbon emission imbalances

VeChain CEO Sunny Lu introduces blockchain powered Global Carbon Credits APP at BYD Worldwide Developer Conference

BYD will consolidate vehicle information on VeChain’s blockchain technology BYD has revealed a carbon banking solution for its vehicles, co-developed with DNV GL and VeChain on their public blockchain platform. This solution utilises VeChain’s automobile lifecycle management solution that encompasses nearly every branch of the automotive industry. This will be …

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Germany’s DLR develops new lightweight fuel cell concept

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The body of DLR’s two-seater concept weights only 80 kg Small, light and electrically-powered vehicles are set to define the nature of city and regional commuter transport in future, alongside public transport. As part of the Next Generation Car (NGC) project, researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für …

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UK Government and industry invest in propulsion technology

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Innovative low carbon programmes aim to save over 3 million tonnes of CO2 The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded GBP35 million to three UK-based low carbon automotive powertrain projects, potentially creating or safeguarding nearly 1,800 UK jobs. The APC is a joint venture between the UK government and the automotive …

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Dendrobium e-hypercar to be manufactured in the UK

Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar

Dendrobium D-1 aims to set a new post-Brexit standard of British supercar technology A new company, Dendrobium Automotive Ltd, has been established in the UK which will be in charge of the development and production of the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar. Dendrobium D-1 was first introduced at the Geneva International …

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Aston Martin unveils VTOL concept

Aston Martin's Volante Vision Concept

Aston Martin hopes to have a working model ready in two years British car maker Aston Martin has presented its design for a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, the Volante Vision Concept. With room for three adults, the concept is a near future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric …

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Hyundai partners with Autotalks

Autotalks' technology helps vehicles to communicate with their surroundings

Hyundai’s partnership with Autotalks will help it develop autonomous vehicles Hyundai Motor has formed a strategic partnership with Autotalks, a leading technology company specialised in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication chipsets. Hyundai Motor will form the partnership through a direct investment to accelerate the development and deployment …

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ABB and Ballard develop fuel cell for shipping industry

Artist's impression the ABB and Ballard Power Systems ferry

The collaboration’s initial phase will focus on fuel cell power systems for passenger vessels ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility. The fuel cell power system will be jointly designed, developed and validated …

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