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Toyota and Uber collaborate on automated vehicles

Toyota and Uber collaborate on automated vehicles

Aug 30, 2018 Japan
Toyota and Uber have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.
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Ambev Brewery to have 1/3 of its third-party fleet electric by 2023

Ambev Brewery to have 1/3 of its third-party fleet electric by 2023

Aug 29, 2018 Brazil
Ambev, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus to transport beverages.
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Pilot for grocery deliveries

Pilot for grocery deliveries

Aug 29, 2018 United States
The Kroger Co and Nuro today announced Scottsdale, Arizona as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot. Through the new self-driving delivery vehicles, customers will receive their groceries at their curb - safely and quickly.
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What can we do with 100GWh of retired electric vehicle batteries?

What can we do with 100GWh of retired electric vehicle batteries?

Aug 28, 2018
More and more companies are exploring how to extract value by repurposing a second-life for those retired but still capable car batteries in less-demanding applications such as stationary energy storage.
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IDTechEx TVAsia's first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone

Asia's first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone

Aug 28, 2018 Singapore
Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway - such as helicopters and quadcopters - are attractive for personal, commercial and military applications as they require less physical space and infrastructure compared to traditional fixed wing planes. A team from the National University of Singapore has achieved a major step forward in stretching the capabilities of quadcopter drones by powering the flight solely by natural sunlight.
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Redefining the 'end-of-life' of retired electric vehicle batteries

Redefining the 'end-of-life' of retired electric vehicle batteries

Aug 27, 2018
Consumer batteries such as those used in power tools, mobile phones and laptops are normally recycled/disposed after their service life - that's what we normally refer to as the 'end-of-life' of the batteries. However, retired car batteries that are no longer suitable for electric cars could still hold sufficient capacity for second life applications. The 'end-of-life' of an electric car battery needs to be redefined as they could be further…
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Canada's largest ever battery-electric bus contract

Canada's largest ever battery-electric bus contract

Aug 27, 2018 United States
New Flyer Canada ULC announced that the Société de transport de Montréal and the Société de transport de Laval have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses.
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Electric two-wheelers: a transition as important as electric cars?

Electric two-wheelers: a transition as important as electric cars?

Aug 24, 2018
IDTechEx expects growth of electric two-wheelers to accelerate internationally beyond Europe, the U.S. and China in the following years.
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E-lectric!  Jaguar classic will build zero-emissions E-types

E-lectric! Jaguar classic will build zero-emissions E-types

Aug 24, 2018 United Kingdom
Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for 'the most beautiful electric car in the world', Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale. The news follows the iconic EV sports car's successful debut in concept in September 2017.
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Support for robotic deliveries

Support for robotic deliveries

Aug 24, 2018 United States
Need some lunch, a package or important papers brought to your home or office? Companies may send an autonomous robot to make that delivery to your door one day soon thanks to the innovation and forward thinking of the City of Arlington.
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Highlights from the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, U.S.

Highlights from the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, U.S.

Aug 23, 2018
The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) is a global series of conferences for companies and academics to present their latest research on Li-ion batteries for the auto industry. Every year it is held in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
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Zero Emission Base Power Without Batteries or Infrastructure

Zero Emission Base Power Without Batteries or Infrastructure

Aug 23, 2018
Magically, next generation electricity production continuous (base) electricity production can avoid the massive concrete and steel structures currently used for nuclear power stations with their 1000 year fuel rod problem.
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Solar electric StratoAirNet prototype completes first flight

Solar electric StratoAirNet prototype completes first flight

Aug 23, 2018 United States
Bye Aerospace announced the successful completion of the first flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for its "StratoAirNet" and "Solesa" families of medium-altitude aircraft systems.
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Electric Vehicles: Everything Is Changing - Discussing The Key Trends

Electric Vehicles: Everything Is Changing - Discussing The Key Trends

Aug 22, 2018
IDTechEx's will bring together the leaders of the emerging electric vehicle sectors of the future. Whilst electric cars are an important area for electrification, passenger vehicles are not the only segment that is becoming electrified.
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BYD secures pole position in Thailand's pure electric vehicle market

BYD secures pole position in Thailand's pure electric vehicle market

Aug 21, 2018 Thailand
BYD announced its successful delivery of 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1000 more to come. The agreement with Thailand to export an additional fleet of cars catapults BYD to the number one position in the country'smarket for pure electric vehicles.
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Ground Control appoint Andy Gray, launch new EV charging service

Ground Control appoint Andy Gray, launch new EV charging service

Aug 21, 2018 United Kingdom
Ground Control appoint Andy Gray to lead the launch of new market-leading electric vehicle charging service
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Intel advances the safe integration of drones into US airspace

Intel advances the safe integration of drones into US airspace

Aug 21, 2018 United States
Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems, with safety being the first priority.
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Fuel cell technologies for off grid power

Fuel cell technologies for off grid power

Aug 20, 2018
There has been a resurgence in interest and activity surrounding fuel cell technologies for stationary storage applications in 2018. In this premium article, IDTechEx looks at the most suitable technologies for off-grid power and explores the chemistry behind the use of ammonia as an off-grid fuel source in more detail.
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Sono Motors announces Dutch market entry

Sono Motors announces Dutch market entry

Aug 20, 2018 Germany
Just a few weeks after the conclusion of a test drive tour around Europe lasting several months, Sono Motors has announced another series of test drives of the Sion electric car encompassing a total of 18 cities in the Netherlands and Germany.
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Why the times are a changin' in marine electrification

Why the times are a changin' in marine electrification

Aug 17, 2018
The marine industry is at a turning point: vessel owners and operators are increasingly attracted to the value proposition of installing a battery system. Electrification is gaining momentum. Here's why.