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Volkswagen partners with QuantumScape to secure access to solid-state battery technology

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Solid-state batteries could significantly increase the range of Volkswagen’s EVs Volkswagen will invest US$100 million in US-based QuantumScape and will become the innovative enterprise’s largest automotive shareholder. By increasing its stake in the California technology company and forming a new joint venture, Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the …

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Zubax Robotics wins PowerUp! Prize

The PowerUp! winners

Zubax Robotix won the prize for their EV technology Sustainable energy accelerator InnoEnergy has announced that Estonia’s Zubax Robotix has won this year’s edition of PowerUp!, the biggest competition for energy start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe. Zubax Robotix’s technology allows electric vehicles (especially aircraft) to travel further using less …

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Alelion to power KAMAG heavy vehicles

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Alelion is the company behind Sweden’s first Li-ion battery plant German heavy vehicle manufacturer KAMAG Transporttechnik has partnered with Sweden’s Alelion Energy Systems to focus on sustainable autonomous vehicles, which will soon to be powered by the Swedish company’s lithium-ion batteries. Alelion Energy Systems received an order for high voltage …

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BVG orders electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses

An electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro

BVG has ordered 15 electric buses from Mercedes-Benz Germany’s largest bus operator and transport authority, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), has ordered 15 fully electric-powered Mercedes-Benz Citaros to ‘enter the electric era’, just months before the product makes its official international debut. Head of Daimler Buses Till Oberwörder said: “We are very pleased …

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Green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation

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New technologies to create safer, high-powered electric car batteries have been supported by US$29.3 million of industrial strategy funding A new pioneering technology to ensure the next generation of safer, high-powered electric car batteries can be charged by drivers in ultra-fast time is just one of 12 innovation projects to …

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Lightning Systems wins California ZEV approval for its electric vans

Lightning systems van

Lightning Systems receives approval for its Ford Transit 350 HD conversion  Lightning Systems has received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the zero-emissions Lightning Electric model for Ford Transit. Lightning Electric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by …

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Mercedes-Benz prepares US suppliers for the next generation SUVs

Participants of the MBUSI Supplier Forum 2018

Mercedes-Benz will present plug-in hybrid SUVs later this year Purchasing and operation leaders of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) met with representatives from 240 suppliers at the company’s annual Supplier Forum in June. MBUSI has held supplier forums such as this one to orient its suppliers to expectations …

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