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Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

May 2, 2018 Germany
Volkswagen is to launch an electric version of its globally best-selling vehicle - the Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative.
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Hydrogen-fueled vehicle produces magic number for emissions: zero

Hydrogen-fueled vehicle produces magic number for emissions: zero

May 1, 2018 United States
The design and construction of a clean, hydrogen-powered UPS delivery van is near completion. Promising greater commercial viability, performance that is equal to traditional gasoline-fueled engines and, most importantly, producing no harmful emissions.
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UK's first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike

UK's first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike

Apr 30, 2018 United Kingdom
A fleet of five zero emission bikes will be setting off across South London from the Streatham Common store, delivering up to 100 orders a day to local customers who've shopped through the retailer's groceries online website.
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Ford phases out passenger cars, focuses on electric vehicles & trucks

Ford phases out passenger cars, focuses on electric vehicles & trucks

Apr 27, 2018 United States
Ford announced plans late Wednesday to eliminate some of the company's most well-known cars in North America, phasing out its passenger cars as it focuses on trucks and electric vehicles.
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Smart glass: a rising technology

Smart glass: a rising technology

Apr 27, 2018
Smart glass is a family of electrically-active glass technologies capable of darkening at the press of a button to block light and heat entering your building or car (see table below).
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Webinar Thursday 10 May - Electric and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining

Webinar Thursday 10 May - Electric and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining

Apr 27, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 10 May titled Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining 2018-2028.
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Volvo Cars aims for 50 per cent of sales to be electric by 2025

Volvo Cars aims for 50 per cent of sales to be electric by 2025

Apr 26, 2018 China
Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50 per cent of its sales by 2025, the company announced.
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Drones tested for search and rescue

Drones tested for search and rescue

Apr 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.
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Structural Electronics: Silicon on Supercapacitor Has Big Potential

Structural Electronics: Silicon on Supercapacitor Has Big Potential

Apr 25, 2018
Single crystal silicon photovoltaics will now be very affordable, obsoleting polycrystalline Si PV by having efficiency much higher. Laminating it onto supercapacitor sheeting will form a load bearing material that both makes and stores electricity, delivering it exceptionally fast when needed.
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Nissan to launch three new EVs and five new e-POWER models in Japan

Nissan to launch three new EVs and five new e-POWER models in Japan

Apr 25, 2018 Japan
Nissan plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022, the company announced.
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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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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.