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Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Apr 24, 2018 Norway
Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade programme to hybrid power. The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system.
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Cambridge Business Insight Forums

Cambridge Business Insight Forums

Apr 24, 2018 Worldwide
From the 19th to the 21st June 2018, IDTechEx is pleased to invite you to our Business & Technology Insight Forums at the prestigious Wolfson College in Cambridge (UK), to learn more about energy storage and electric vehicles.
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ZapGo wins IDTechEx award

ZapGo wins IDTechEx award

Apr 24, 2018 Worldwide
ZapGo Ltd, in recognition of its Carbon-Ion™ cell technology, was selected as the winner of the IDTechEx award for Best Technical Development Within Energy Storage at the 2018 IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany. This award is given to the most significant technical development within energy storage over the last 24 months as judged by an independent panel of judges.
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Ola launches Mission: Electric - 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months

Ola launches Mission: Electric - 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months

Apr 23, 2018 India
Ola, one of the world's largest ride-hailing companies, has announced "Mission: Electric", with a commitment to place 10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.
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IDTechEx Hosts Electric Vehicles Insight Forums, Cambridge, UK

IDTechEx Hosts Electric Vehicles Insight Forums, Cambridge, UK

Apr 20, 2018
IDTechEx will be hosting its popular series of Business Insight Forums at Wolfson College, Cambridge. On 20 June the focus will be on Electric Vehicles.
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Robots and drones: addressing agriculture's long-term challenges

Robots and drones: addressing agriculture's long-term challenges

Apr 20, 2018 Worldwide
Agriculture is facing major long-term challenges. Some forecasts suggest that world population is set to grow by 2.3 billion by 2050. This, together with rising global income levels that typically increase food demand per capital, would require raising food production in 2050 by 70% compared to 2005 levels.
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Webinar Thursday 26 April - Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028

Webinar Thursday 26 April - Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028

Apr 20, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 April titled Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028.
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New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

Apr 20, 2018 United States
Lithium-based batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced in the world. These batteries are in your cell phone, laptop and maybe even your car. But now, a research team has opened the door to using other metals in lithium-based batteries, and have built cathodes with 50 percent more lithium-storage capacity than conventional materials.
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Electric buses to hit Auckland's streets

Electric buses to hit Auckland's streets

Apr 19, 2018 New Zealand
The future is electric and Auckland Transport is driving into the future with its first electric buses.The two buses are a trial funded by the Government's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and Auckland Transport.
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Toyochem develops low modulus, heat dissipating adhesive sheets

Toyochem develops low modulus, heat dissipating adhesive sheets

Apr 18, 2018 Japan
Efficient thermal management is critical for reliability and performance of high power electronics, especially those found in automotive applications.
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First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

Apr 18, 2018
Quantum Technology Supersensors were the first recipients of the new IDTechEx award for a 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' in Berlin.
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Volvo Trucks' first all-electric truck

Volvo Trucks' first all-electric truck

Apr 18, 2018 Sweden
Volvo Trucks now introduces its first all-electric truck for commercial use - the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.
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Rail dynamic charging of EVs

Rail dynamic charging of EVs

Apr 17, 2018 Sweden
Inductive charging of vehicles in motion has limitations due to safety and power particularly for large vehicles so Sweden is trying a contacted rail. The world's first road that allows electric vehicles to recharge in this way as they drive has been installed in Sweden.
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Fastned wins another tender in the UK

Fastned wins another tender in the UK

Apr 16, 2018 United Kingdom
Fastned will build and operate fast charging stations in Newcastle and Sunderland.
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Volkswagen offers diesel customers security

Volkswagen offers diesel customers security

Apr 16, 2018 Germany
The Volkswagen brand is starting a diesel campaign for its customers in Germany the month. The new Germany Guarantee gives the buyers of new and year-old vehicles with diesel engines purchased from a Volkswagen dealership additional security and will keep them on the road in the event of a driving ban.
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Winners of the EV Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

Winners of the EV Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

Apr 13, 2018
Delft University of Technology, PRE Power Developers, Last Mile Solutions, supported by TKI and LomboxNet were the winners of the IDTechEx Show! Award: 'Most Significant Innovation for Electric Vehicles', presented in Berlin this week.
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Bentley Motors to build the UK`s largest ever solar-powered car port

Bentley Motors to build the UK`s largest ever solar-powered car port

Apr 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Bentley Motors announces that construction has started on the UK's largest ever solar-powered car port at Bentley's factory headquarters in Crewe, UK.
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Groupe PSA business unit dedicated to electric vehicles

Groupe PSA business unit dedicated to electric vehicles

Apr 13, 2018 Worldwide
The creation of the Low Emission Vehicles Business Unit is a step towards the Group's aim of developing an electric offering covering its entire range by 2025, with implementation starting in 2019.
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Blue Bird electric school buses take to the road and taking orders

Blue Bird electric school buses take to the road and taking orders

Apr 12, 2018 United States
Following the overwhelmingly positive customer reaction to the unveiling of both Blue Bird's Type C and Type D electric-powered buses last year, Blue Bird has been busy bringing the buses to the market in record time.
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Electric excavator - quiet, zero emission

Electric excavator - quiet, zero emission

Apr 11, 2018 United Kingdom
JCB has unveiled its first ever electric excavator - the quietest digger in its range and one delivering zero emissions.
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GreenPower EV350 Exceeds Range Expectations

GreenPower EV350 Exceeds Range Expectations

Apr 11, 2018 United States
GreenPower Motor Company Inc has announced that its EV350 40-Foot All-Electric Transit Bus has outperformed its original range expectations. The zero-emission vehicle recently traveled 205 miles with 50% state of charge remaining battery-pack power after the trip.