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AEP launches program to put electric car charging stations across region

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AEP Ohio is setting aside US$10 million to help bring hundreds more electric vehicle charging stations statewide AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power company, has announced an incentive program to encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at public sites, workplaces and apartment complexes. The US$10 million program …

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Keolis launches autonomous electric Canadian shuttle

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The project will be the first autonomous electric shuttle in Canada Keolis, a pioneer in autonomous shared mobility, has launched the first pilot project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle in Candiac, Quebec. The projects is a collaboration between through Keolis subsidiary Keolis Canada and its partner NAVYA, supported by …

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Yara selects Norwegian shipbuilder Vard for zero-emission vessel

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The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel will be by ready to operate in 2022 The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as Yara signs a deal with Vard worth around 250 million Norwegian kroner (US$29.6 million) to build the vessel. Vard …

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Tropos Motors releases new electric truck model

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The ABLE XR has a range of up to 160 miles Tropos Motors has released the new eXtended Range, ABLE XR. Powered by a 26-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the ABLE XR sports four times more range of up to 160 miles, compared to the standard ABLE configurations, and nearly three …

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Quebec orders nearly 500 more electric-hybrid systems from BAE Systems

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The deal will help Quebec save 20 million gallons of fuel and 215,000 tonnes of CO2 per year BAE Systems, a global provider of more than 9,000 electric-hybrid, battery-electric, and fuel-cell electric systems, has announced that the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) ordered 497 electric-hybrid buses using the …

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EDI reveals new school bus drivetrain

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The new EV drivetrain rounds out EDI’s North American school bus portfolio Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds …

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InstaVolt charging project shortlisted for national award

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The winner of the award will be announced on September 13 A project to install rapid electric vehicle chargers at petrol forecourts has seen charging station company InstaVolt shortlisted for a national award. The company has been named as a finalist in the ‘Innovation’ category of this year’s Forecourt Trader …

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Penske Truck Leasing joins CharIN to promote EV charging standards

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CharIN aims to promote charging standards for EVs US transportation services company Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting combined charging system (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles of all types. Penske will focus its attention on …

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Solaris to present new EVs at TRANSEXPO

Artist's impression of the Solaris Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid

The Solaris Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid is designed to use 30 litres of fuel per 100 km Polish electric vehicle manufacturer Solaris will present three new EVs at the 14th International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO in Kielce, which will be held on 23-25 October of 2018. One of …

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Nissan partners with Brazilian university to study EV batteries

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Nissan Brazil will supply six Nissan LEAF batteries to the university Nissan Brazil and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) have signed a memorandum of intent to test solutions and future applications for used electric vehicle batteries. The event to formalise the agreement was held at the UFSC Photovoltaic Laboratory (Centre …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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Virginia picks EVgo for statewide electric vehicle charging network

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Virginia will use funds received from Volkswagen to install EV charging stations Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network. This contract …

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Canada orders electric buses for two cities

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BYD will deliver nine heavy duty e-buses in the province of Quebec, Canada BYD Canada has been awarded orders for nine long range, zero emission, battery-electric buses by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL). RTL will receive five 30-foot (9.2-metre) buses …

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Transfer of VSSC developed Lithium Ion Cell Technology to Industries

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ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) received responses from 141 companies for its lithium-ion cell technology Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cell technology is one of the most promising electrochemical energy storage technologies owing to its high voltage, high energy density, long life cycle and high storage characteristics. It finds wide applications in …

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