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Is Honda set for an electric rejuvenation?

The Honda NeuV is an electric automated mini-vehicle concept equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) "emotion engine" and automated personal assistant. Source: Honda

Honda’s ambitious Vision 2030 strategy for its EVs and automated vehicles point to clearer strategic direction Honda has often been criticised for being behind the curve in developing its electric transport offering and has remained somewhat quiet about its timeline for green development. Its most recent announcement was in April …

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Alta Motors closes US$27m funding round

Source: Alta Motors

California motorcycle and battery manufacturer keen to grow with new capital Alta Motors, the company behind the Redshift electric dirtbike featured last month, has its eyes on expansion. The company has announced the closure of a US$27 million financing round via the issuance of preferred stock. In addition to fuelling …

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Hyperloop One shows off Eurotrips

Hyperloop One test track, Nevada.

Open competition proposes routes across Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and more Hyperloop One, the more developed of the two companies attempting to commercialise the vacuum-tube transportation technology made famous by Elon Musk, has unveiled a number of proposed European routes. At an event in Amsterdam the company laid out …

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Visedo forges more marine partnerships


Agreements with Kongsberg and Veth will see new applications for electric drive technology Finnish electric drivetrain manufacturer Visedo is broadening its marine horizons even further with the signing of new partnership deals with two major firms from the sector. During the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam the …

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Ifbattery develops “instantly rechargeable” battery

John Cushman, Ifbattery co-founder and Purdue University distinguished professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary science and a professor of mathematics.

Purdue start-up Ifbattery believes its flow battery technology could be an EV game-changer As the electrification of transport continues apace, battery-makers and start-ups are turning even greater attention to methods of improving the charging and recharging process. Conventional thinking is that batteries must be as quick to recharge as ICE …

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Continental’s AllCharge system promises 150km in 5 minutes

Concept art for AllCharge - the bidirectional system opens up new applications for the vehicle battery.

The AllCharge system could be a USB-style solution to charging, enabling all EVs to use all infrastructure Although perhaps best known for its tyres, Continental is keen to show off its expertise in the field of electric mobility. This week saw a series of announcements for the sector. Most notably, …

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