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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority leases Proterra electric buses

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Rhode Island will use some of the US$14.4 million of VW funding to buy the Proterra buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. RIPTA unveiled the buses at a …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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US DOE awards EV cybersecurity grant to OnBoard Security and Virginia Tech

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OnBoard Security will assess the security of charging infrastructure OnBoard Security, an industry leader in automotive cyber security solutions, will be collaborating with Virginia Tech on a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity. OnBoard Security will be participating in more than a dozen research …

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Australian start-up raises funds to build rapid charging stations

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ChargeFox’s chargers can provide 400 km of range within 15 minutes Australian start-up ChargeFox has successfully raised A$15 million to enable it to commence building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility …

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

Kathodenmaterialien bringen Elektromobilität weiter voran / Cathode active materials make electromobility a reality

BASF and Nornickel’s will be able to supply battery materials for 300,000 EVs per year BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). …

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivers new eActros to Meyer-Logistik

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The new truck is part of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ eActros innovation fleet Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered an all-electric eActros to Meyer-Logistik for on-road testing. For one year, the company test-drive a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to different supermarkets in the centre of …

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Scoot Networks launches shared LEVs service in Chile

Michael Keating, Founder & CEO of Scoot (left) and Joaquín Lavín, Mayor of Las Condes, Santiago (right) at the launch of Scoot in Chile

Scoot will operate a fleet of shared electric kick scooters that could grow to 500 by 2019 Scoot Networks has announced that it is launching its shared light electric vehicles (LEVs) service in Chile with a fleet of electric kick scooters. Scoot has been invited by Joaquín Lavín, the Mayor …

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ABB wins transformers contract for electric locomotives

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The transformers will be manufactured at ABB’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat ABB has won an order of about US$18 million from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers. The transformers are customised for the WAP-7 type electric passenger locomotive. The 6000 horsepower strong locomotive can haul 24 coaches at speeds of up …

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Duke Energy starts EV charging pilot across South Carolina

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The ET pilot will cost about US$10.4 million and includes four programs Duke Energy has proposed an electric transportation (ET) pilot program that will allow South Carolina to join other states in deploying EV infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing EV market. “Electric vehicles are coming to South …

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Virginia Tech awarded EV cybersecurity grant

Cybersecurity solutions for electric vehicles

EV charging network is seen as critical infrastructure that requires protection The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Virginia Tech a US$3 million grant for research on electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity as part of a larger US$80 million investment by the department on advanced technologies research. Ryan Gerdes, assistant …

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Mercedes-Benz to launch third generation plug-in hybrid

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The new Mercedes-Benz hybrid has an all electric range of 50 km The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. The new S 560 e (combined fuel consumption: 2.6-2.5 litres per 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 59-57 grams per km, combined electrical consumption: 20.2-20.0 …

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GeniePoint takes lead in UK EV forecourt charging

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The GeniePoint Network will have 150 fast chargers by 2019 ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) are now the leading providers of electric vehicle charging at urban forecourts as well as arterial fuel stations nationwide. The two companies have been successfully working together to provide the UK with the …

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Nissan to make official on-track Formula E debut

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The Nissan e.dams team will make their debut on December 15 Nissan will make its official on-track debut and begin a new brand partnership with Royal Dutch Shell when the ABB FIA Formula E championship stages its preseason test next week. The Nissan e.dams team will conduct three days of …

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Bollinger Motors announces all-electric B2 pickup truck

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Bollinger Motors will start manufacturing its B2 pickup truck in 2020 Bollinger Motors has unveiled a special preview of the company’s newest vehicle design: an all-electric, all-wheel drive B2 pickup truck. The new street-legal B2 Pickup truck is the newest product of Bollinger Motors, gleaned from the company’s extensive development …

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