TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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The battery offers a variety of other possible applications, either as an energy source or as a drive for high-consumption applications, for example as a winch. The 20 kWh battery capacity gives the vehicle an electric range of 80 kilometers (50 miles). Africa Electric (Battery

Volkswagen & Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

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As such, Volkswagen has significantly expanded its engagement in Africa with the establishment of assembly facilities and marketing activities in Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria. Africa Electric (Battery) Mobility services Vehicle ManufacturersIn a first for the African continent, the Volkswagen Brand has launched a pilot project in partnership with Siemens to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country.

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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For the lithium-ion batteries, Volkswagen developed an in-house model in cooperation with suppliers on the basis of the current state of the art as of 2012. Volkswagen assumed that the service life of the battery will correspond to that of the vehicle.

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GM to double models with 40 mpg highway or better by 2017; ongoing manufacturing efficiency improvements

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GM is focusing its long-term innovation efforts on five key areas: Automotive Cleantech that is focused on improving fuel economy and decreasing mobile emissions through advanced engine and transmission technology, next-generation batteries and electric motors, and power electronics. Many of the most recent energy-savings initiatives have been within GM International Operations (GMIO) in China, India, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.

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