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Superpedestrian to make e-bicycle ride sharing safer and more effective

Superpedestrian's e-bike technology

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is to introduce new technology developed using user data gathered Superpedestrian’s Copenhagen Wheel has been gathering data from the miles travelled by its users to develop new services and technologies. This data will be used to make the user experience safer and more effective, according to the developer’s …

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BP to spend US$20 million on ultra-fast charging

Electrans 22052018

The oil major will invest in StoreDot – an ultra-fast charging battery company BP’s venturing arm, BP Ventures, has announced another strategic step in support of advanced electric mobility. The company will invest US$20 million in StoreDot, an ultra-fast charging battery company. StoreDot has developed a lithium ion (Li-ion) battery …

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Akasol equips commercial vehicles with new battery system

Akasol building

Akasol has revealed a cylindrical-cells battery pack with an energy density of 221 watt hours per kg (Wh/kg). First customer application trials set for the end of 2018. The new battery system has a long life-time and enables long distance journeys for commercial vehicles such as coaches, buses and trucks. …

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NASA to send electric helicopter to Mars

Artist's impression of NASA's Mars helicopter

NASA is working on a small electric helicopter that they plan to fly on Mars during the 2020 mission. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air …

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Nissan M.O.V.E plan accelerates EV offensive

Nissan showing new models at Auto Shanghai 2017.

Nissan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – pure electric or with e-POWER powertrains – annually by fiscal year 2022 under its M.O.V.E. initiative Nissan Motor has published updated plans which will see the launch of more new “electrified” vehicles, an expansion of autonomous driving systems, and new vehicle connectivity options …

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UK report demands expedited deadline for ending ICE sales

ICE exhaust

The UK House of Commons released a new report last week on the nation’s obligations to improve air quality, mooting that ICE car sales should be banned sooner rather than later The report is the result of a joint inquiry, launched in 2017 after concerns were raised regarding the government’s …

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