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AMPLY Power unveils EV charging optimisation software for fleets

AMPLIFY platform

AMPLIFY platform is the foundation of the Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) model AMPLY Power has released a charging optimisation platform designed to give fleet operators and owners a complete view of charging activities at their depots. The automated, cloud-based software AMPLIFY tracks electricity rates, vehicle charge status and fleet sizes, while it …

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Hyundai launches smartphone-based EV control technology

Hyundai smartphone technology

The new technology will be implemented in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor has introduced its industry-first smartphone-based electric vehicle pairing performance adjustment technology, which allows drivers to modify seven performance features within the EV through a smartphone application. The features that will be controlled …

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Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s EV systems division

Allison Transmission

The two acquisitions align with Allison’s leading position in propulsion technology for commercial vehicles Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division. Allison Transmission is building upon a more than 103-year history of leading technological …

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MAHLE installs chargeBIG system at Stuttgart Airport

ChargeBig

chargeBIG is a centralised, scalable charging infrastructure concept MAHLE, partnering with eliso, has announced the installation of its chargeBIG charging system and 110 charging points at Stuttgart Airport. chargeBIG, a MAHLE’s corporate start-up, is a centralised, scalable charging infrastructure concept for short-term parking lot users and fleet operators. The external area …

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Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

Yan Yao, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston

University researchers have developed an organic cathode that offers improved stability and energy density Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions. However, solid-state sodium-ion batteries’ performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers at the University of …

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Toyota sets up joint research institute with Tsinghua University

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The joint institute will also seek research opportunities in utilising hydrogen energy Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and Tsinghua University have agreed to establish the Tsinghua – Toyota Joint Research Institute to conduct research together over the next five years. The Joint Research Institute will further contribute to China’s development of …

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ZF announces new central e-drive for commercial vehicles in China

ZF electric central drive

The new electric central drive will be manufactured entirely in China ZF has joined China’s efforts to electrify its public transport and distribution logistics by supplying a new electric central drive for buses and medium-duty trucks. The new unit was developed in China by a local ZF development team to …

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Toyota, DENSO and SVF to invest US$1 billion in Uber ATG

Uber ATG

The investment aims to expedite the deployment of automated ride-sharing services Toyota Motor Corp., DENSO Corporation and the SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF) have announced an investment of US$1 billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG). Under the terms, Toyota and DENSO will together invest US$667 million and SVF will …

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DuPont unveils electric and hybrid vehicle solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019

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DuPont’s polymers can replace metals used in EVs to meet challenges facing increased EV adoption DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) has introduced a series of applications from its innovative electric and hybrid vehicle solutions portfolio during Auto Shanghai 2019. The anticipated release of practical applications is the first since …

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Nikola showcases five zero-emission products at Nikola World

The Nikola Two

Nikola discussed the company’s hydrogen vision at the Nikola World event Nikola CEO Trevor Milton has unveiled five of his company’s new products at Nikola World. “We want to transform everything about the transportation industry,” said Milton. “With Nikola’s vision, the world will be cleaner, safer and healthier.” The first …

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