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Volkswagen to offer “zero-emission” car sharing services in future

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Volkswagen’s car-sharing service will be offered through it’s WE/We platform The Volkswagen brand has announced plans to start offering its customers car-sharing services in future. The news comes at the same time as Renault announced a similar service in conjunction with the City of Paris to provide an electric vehicle …

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SKF and Romax host the first eDSIM conference

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SKF and Romax Technology will host the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference, taking place on September 25-26 in Germany Sweden’s SKF and UK’s Romax have developed simulation programmes that reproduce the drive train as a complete system, taking all interactions into account. The companies share the notion that simulation-led …

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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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Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium

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Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium Date: 8-9 November, 2018 Location: Cologne, Germany Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium is the world’s leading international conference dedicated to ultra-low-emission aircraft technology and full-electric flight possibilities. The two-day event will cover all aspects of aerospace activity, from general aviation and smaller regional …

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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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Uber to bring bike-sharing service JUMP to Europe

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Uber wants to diversify away from its controversial taxi business, but is bike-sharing just another battlefield? Ride-hailing company Uber is bringing its JUMP electric bicycle sharing service to Europe. Uber has had an uneasy relationship with Europe, having official or semi-official bans across a number of cities, which have seen …

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Akasol battery to power Evobus Citaro E-CELL

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Germany’s Akasol supplies lithium-ion battery systems for Daimler subsidiary EvoBus EvoBus’ new electric bus model, the Citaro, will be launched in September 2018, and will be equipped with up to ten of Akasol’s AKASYSTEM OEM battery packs, the manufacturers have announced. “We’re working on this together with Akasol’s experts. Based …

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