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Automotive supplier Ricardo is working alongside Toyota and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicle and to build a prototype in the UK. The Toyota Hilux hydrogen variant will be manufactured and assembled at Toyota’s Derby-based facility and is scheduled for prototype production in 2023. Toyota chose Ricardo due to
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When all or most cars are EVs, cities will need massive numbers of on-street chargers, and innovative designs will be required to minimize intrusion into already-cluttered public spaces. Düsseldorf-based technology group Rheinmetall presented a novel curb charging system at a recent e-mobility conference in Germany. The new charger integrates charging electronics into the curb itself,
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Cavotec has implemented the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), a DC charging standard that provides up to 3 MW of power from a single connector. MCS, which was officially launched in October at the Bauma construction machinery trade fair, was designed for use with heavy-duty vehicles in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, construction, and mining,
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Lithium-ion battery prices have been dropping for so long that industry players and pundits tend to factor ever-cheaper cells into their predictions, and many have made (dubious) comparisons to Moore’s Law, one of the core tenets of the computer industry. Now, thanks to rising raw material and battery component prices, along with more general inflation,
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Ampaire, a manufacturer of electrified aircraft, has received a $9-million grant from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) SCALEUP program, which it will use for the development of FAA-certified hybrid subsystems. The company is currently using a converted hybrid Cessna 337 Skymaster aircraft—dubbed the ARPA-E Bird—as a  test bed for the development of subsystems
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Maersk has opened a 14,000-square-foot warehouse for EV batteries in Teplice, Czech Republic, which will provide battery repacking, charging and in-depth quality controls, as well as other value-adding services. Batteries will be delivered by train from the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Koper and Rijeka, and can be distributed from Teplice to surrounding car production
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British EV software specialist ev.energy has launched a new cloud-based EV charging tool for business. Pando is designed to enable charger manufacturers, distributors and installers to be fully compliant with UK Smart Charging Regulations. It provides load management, compliance testing and charger sharing as standard features. Following months of testing with 20 partners and over 20,000
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EVBox introduced its Troniq Modular DC fast charging platform in the European market last year. Now the company has launched the EVBox Troniq Modular Compact, a more compact (2.03 m high) solution designed for sites such as underground parking garages or city center locations, where station footprint or height might be constrained. The Troniq Modular
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BMW this week revealed a modern take on its legendary 3.0 CSL. The new version is based on the 4-Series platform and combines BMW’s most powerful production inline-6 with rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual transmission. Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo concept Ferrari revealed a Vision Gran Turismo concept. The design is a wild single-seater with
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