Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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Solaris has signed a contract with Rigas Satiksme, the transport operator in the city of Riga, Latvia for 10 of the Trollino trolley buses. feet) long and is equipped with a battery (energy storage is an option on the Trollino 18 model). Since the start of production in 1996, Solaris has manufactured more than 15,000 vehicles for delivery to 30 countries including Latvia, where the company has been active since 2001. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By teaming up with Circle K in Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, IONITY will be able to forge ahead with the construction of its fast charging network in Northern Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Plug-ins

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Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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The vehicle will be also fitted with one of Solaris’ small High Power traction battery of 29.2 The battery will be charged with power from the fuel cell. Batteries constituted the basic drive source of the buses showcased four years ago. In the new hybrid bus, electric energy propelling the vehicle will be derived from hydrogen, whereas the battery will only have a support function. This year, 10 such vehicles will drive across the capital of Latvia in total.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe SalesThe European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics. It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The Golf was the top-selling car in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Latvia and Belgium. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids SalesThe European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 million car registrations between January and June—a year-on-year increase of 2.7%. Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing.

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Mitsubishi Motors running two new MiEV Evolution III electric racers in Pikes Peak Climb

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Also running in the Electric Modified Division will be a Tesla Roadster from Latvia.). Main components—including the 50 kWh battery from Lithium Energy Japan, high-output electric motor and electric-powered 4WD consisting of four Meidensha electric motors—have been retained with improvements made to give better motive and cornering performance. Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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€20M European research alliance focuses on liquid metals; energy applications

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Liquid metals are used in numerous industrial branches, for example, in steel and light metal castings, and are becoming increasingly significant for technologies such as new liquid metal batteries for energy storage, CO 2 -free hydrogen production, or the manufacture of solar cells. A new 5-year, €20-million European research alliance—LIMTECH—is pursuing the objective of researching and continuing the development of liquid metal technologies for a broad spectrum of applications.

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