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Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey battery unit

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Cummins continues its EV tech acquisition spree as it prepares to deliver electric powertrains to customers from 2019 Engine manufacturer Cummins has continued its push into the electric transport sector via another acquisition, this time taking on a UK unit of chemicals and tech conglomerate Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey’s (JM) …

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Good Energy enters EV pilot agreement with NewMotion

Charging Point

NewMotion to install smart EV charging points at offices in Wiltshire Following a successful six month trial, EV charging point supplier NewMotion will work in partnership with renewable energy supplier Good Energy to develop an EV charging offering for the latter’s business and domestic customers. The announcement comes days after …

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London to turn lamp posts into EV charge points

An EV charging Lamp post

Retro-fitting lamp posts to turn them into charge points will bring major savings More of London’s lamp posts could become electric car chargers under a new plan just unveiled. The lamp posts in the borough of Wandsworth could all be converted. The British government wants to halt the sale of new …

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New study shows EVs emit 50% less GHGs than diesel

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Even using carbon-intensive power, EVs are cleaner and produce fewer emissions than the average diesel car Although EVs are undoubtedly cleaner while on the roads, critics often charge them with being responsible for the same – or even greater – emissions as diesel and other ICE cars during their production …

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What does the Clean Growth Strategy mean for EVs?

UK Houses of Parliament

The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy has outlined an impressive platform for low-carbon vehicles Last week the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) unveiled its Clean Growth Strategy, a plan outlining how the low-carbon sector could be a driver for economic growth. The Strategy document contains plans …

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California considering ban of gas and diesel vehicles

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

The California Air Resources Board has confirmed California’s government is considering a ban on gas and diesel vehicles. The state is looking to catch up with the UK, France and China, who have already outlined plans to ban internal-combustion cars by 2040. In an interview with Bloomberg, California Air Resources …

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DriveElectric launches V2G service

Mike Potter from DriveElectric signing the MOU for V2G chargers with Masahiro Ishiyama, Senior General
Manager, and Hiroshi Seki, Business Group Leader, NICHICON CORPORATION, at LCV2017

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging equipment allows EV owners to help balance the UK’s electricity grid UK- based fleet operator DriveElectric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese manufacturer NICHICON Corp. to sell and operate the company’s V2G chargers in the UK. V2G charging equipment allows EV owners to …

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Opinion: The UK’s Not-So-Electric announcement

UK Houses of Parliament

Gav Don reflects on the implications of the UK’s headline-grabbing electrification policy The newsflow here in the UK has been electrified (literally) by a new announcement on plans for EVs and the death of hydrocarbons. In short, our Environment Minister (Michael Gove) boldly stated that from 2040 UK manufacturers will …

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