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Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Nov 23, 2017 Germany
Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive. This will start with the mid-size eVito in the second half of 2018. Further model ranges will follow, starting in 2019.
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Battery-switching device promises more road time

Battery-switching device promises more road time

Nov 22, 2017 United States
Nissan Leafs, which go about 107 miles on a charge, sometimes end up relegated to commuter cars due to battery-life worries. The mass-market, standard Tesla Model 3 can go double that, but even that distance can be disconcerting on long road trips.
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First on-road tests for self driving Jaguar Land Rovers

First on-road tests for self driving Jaguar Land Rovers

Nov 21, 2017 United Kingdom
Jaguar Land Rover is taking part in the UK's first road tests for autonomous and connected vehicles. Real-world testing takes Jaguar Land Rover another step closer to bringing an intelligent vehicle to reality.
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Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

Nov 21, 2017 United States
UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.
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Volkswagen to invest 22.8 billion Euro in future viability

Volkswagen to invest 22.8 billion Euro in future viability

Nov 20, 2017 Germany
The core brand of the Volkswagen Group will be investing about €22.8 billion throughout the world from 2018 to 2022.
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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group completes acquisition of Terrafugia Inc

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group completes acquisition of Terrafugia Inc

Nov 17, 2017 China, United States
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Terrafugia Inc, a US-based company focused on the innovation, engineering and production of flying cars and future technologies, to acquire its operations and assets in their entirety.
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Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Webinar Tuesday 28 November - Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Nov 17, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 28 November titled Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles.
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UPS to convert diesel delivery trucks in New York City to electric

UPS to convert diesel delivery trucks in New York City to electric

Nov 16, 2017 United States
UPS and NYSERDA announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric.
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Daimler introduces first all-electric school bus in the US

Daimler introduces first all-electric school bus in the US

Nov 15, 2017 United States
The North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced its first all-electric school bus for series production.
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Siemens demonstrates first eHighway system in the U.S

Siemens demonstrates first eHighway system in the U.S

Nov 14, 2017 United States
Siemens and the "South Coast Air Quality Management District " are running a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in the Californian city of Carson.
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Autonomous shuttle in downtown Vegas has minor accident on first day

Autonomous shuttle in downtown Vegas has minor accident on first day

Nov 13, 2017 United States
Over the course of a year, the self-driving shuttle aims to provide a quarter-million residents and visitors of Las Vegas with first-hand experience using autonomous vehicle technology, exposing most riders to the technology for the first time.
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Lamborghini collaborate with MIT on self powering, self healing car

Lamborghini collaborate with MIT on self powering, self healing car

Nov 10, 2017 United States, Italy
Automobili Lamborghini in collaboration with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology marks the first steps of a possible future Lamborghini electric super sports car.
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A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

A report from UITP-Busworld 2017

Nov 9, 2017 Worldwide
UITP-Busworld 2017 took place at Kortrijk Expo from the 23rd to the 25th October 2017. Running for over 40 years it is the worlds oldest and largest bus and coach exhibition. This year UITP and Busworld announced the first collaboration of their international bus conference in parallel to the Busworld exhibition. Analyst Aman Atak was there to learn about new developments and products, as well as attending the conference, in parallel, on the outlook of electric buses in China.
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Autonomous forklift trucks can work safely around humans

Autonomous forklift trucks can work safely around humans

Nov 9, 2017 United Kingdom
Scientists are working to develop new fleets of autonomous 'self-optimising' forklift trucks which can operate safely and efficiently in warehouses alongside human co-workers, and automatically adapt to changing work demands.
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Launch of pan-European high-power charging network IONITY

Launch of pan-European high-power charging network IONITY

Nov 8, 2017 Europe
Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles.
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Deutsche Post DHL plans for autonomous delivery trucks

Deutsche Post DHL plans for autonomous delivery trucks

Nov 7, 2017 Germany
NVIDIA announced that Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world's largest mail and logistics company, and ZF, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, have partnered together to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018.
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Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Nov 7, 2017 North America (USA + Canada), Worldwide
Over 3,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors and 240 speakers will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15-16 for the IDTechEx Show!
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New quantum dot solar cell world record

New quantum dot solar cell world record

Nov 7, 2017 United States
Researchers established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.
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Biggest lithium mining operations could be in Australia

Biggest lithium mining operations could be in Australia

Nov 6, 2017 Australia
The Pilbara in Western Australia will soon have the biggest lithium mining operations in the world.
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Spotlight on Hydro Extruded Solutions

Spotlight on Hydro Extruded Solutions

Nov 3, 2017
Hydro is a fully integrated aluminum company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D.