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Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

May 24, 2018 United States
JetSuite will be the launch customer for Zunum Aero's 6 to 12 passenger hybrid-to-electric aircraft. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the electrics to their fleet in the early 2020s, enabling them to bring quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly travel services to their private and semi-private customers nationwide.
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Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

May 24, 2018 United States
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
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European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

May 23, 2018 Switzerland
Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and be able to respond to them, meet many of the technological and regulatory challenges, and design new business models. This is the aim of the 4 year AVENUE project consortium, with a total budget of 22 million euros and funded by the European Commission up to the level of 16 million euros.
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Volvo first car maker in UK to comply with new emission protocols

Volvo first car maker in UK to comply with new emission protocols

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
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Mercedes-Benz to produce electric compact car in France

Mercedes-Benz to produce electric compact car in France

May 21, 2018 France
Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in France will produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ.
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Webinar Thursday 31 May - 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles

Webinar Thursday 31 May - 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles

May 21, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 31 May titled 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles.
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Batteries and trucks go after the e-bus success story

Batteries and trucks go after the e-bus success story

May 18, 2018 Worldwide
In a recent press release, Volvo Trucks has unveiled its first all-electric truck for commercial use - the Volvo FL Electric. This piece of news is but the first in a series of announcements that started in November 2017 with the Tesla Semi, and has since seen other industry players like Daimler, Cummins, and emerging companies like Nikola present the advantages of converting the trucking industry from diesel engines to electric powertrains.
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Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

May 17, 2018 Germany
Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. To enable about every third customer to decide in favor of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then - most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.
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Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

May 17, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 24 May titled Robots and drones: How everything is changing.
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Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability

Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability

May 16, 2018 Iceland
Iceland is implementing an ambitious plan to increase the adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles.
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Lagonda zero-emission SUV

Lagonda zero-emission SUV

May 15, 2018 United Kingdom
Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first production model: a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV.