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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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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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Delta to develop 400-kW extreme fast chargers for EVs

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Delta’s new chargers can provide 180 miles of range in under 10 minutes Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has started a research programme to develop a solid-state transformer (SST)-based extreme fast EV charger (XFC). The company’s XFCs will have an industry-leading capacity of up to …

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Axion launches collaborative service for end-of-life batteries

The batteries in electric car

The joint initiative will focus on the remanufacturing, reuse and recycling of EV batteries Axion has joined forces with two other partners in a major initiative aimed at reusing and recycling the growing volume of batteries used in electric vehicles and light automotive applications. The joint initiative with Aspire Engineering, …

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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

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The new technology will help the quarry reduce carbon emissions by 95% Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering …

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Toyota and Uber extend collaboration to automated vehicle technologies

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi shaking hands with Toyota executive vice-president Shigeki Tomoyama

The collaboration will see Toyota invest US$500 million in Uber Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be …

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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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Bosch to work with Ceres Power to develop fuel cells

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Bosch will invest GBP9 million in Ceres Ceres and Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier of technology and services, have signed a strategic collaboration that builds on Ceres’ unique SteelCell technology and combines their respective expertise in fuel cells, manufacturing and product development. The collaboration will further develop the …

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Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships

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Rolls-Royce’s SAVe Energy system can be coupled with most types of propulsion units Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. SAVe Energy is a cost competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according to energy …

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