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Ford starts producing Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford will produce 3,500 StreetScooter WORK XL vans per year Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery …

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Alstom’s hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony

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A full tank provides Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell trains with a 1,000-km range Alstom has premiered the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train. The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to …

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Bombardier Transportation presents new battery-operated train

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Bombardier’s new battery train is the first like it to operate in Europe for 60 years Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise – the new battery-operated train from Bombardier Transportation, which has been introduced to the public for the first time, scores with these features. A group maiden voyage with the Bombardier …

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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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E.ON Drive opens ultra-fast charging station on German motorway A3

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The new charging station is E.ON Drive’s first in Germany E.ON Drive has opened its first ultra-fast charging station in Germany, located on the A3 motorway at Autohof Strohofer in Geiselwind, between Würzburg and Nuremberg. Batteries of the latest generation of electric cars have a range of 400 km after …

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Hydrogen train gets the green light for commercial operation

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Two Coradia iLint prototypes will enter pilot operation in the Elbe-Weser network in Germany Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On July 11, EBA president Gerald Hörster presented Alstom with …

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Volkswagen expands e-mobility engagement in China

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Volkswagen will establish an R&D centre alongside SEAT and JAC Volkswagen Group China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish …

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