Enel, Nissan and IIT launch pilot corporate EV car charging project with V2G chargers

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Enel Energia, Nissan Italia and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are partnering in a pilot corporate electric car sharing project with V2G chargers at the IIT headquarters in Genoa. For car sharing, Nissan has made available to the IIT two LEAFs, as well as an App Management Platform called Glide, while Enel Energia has installed two V2G charging stations at the Genoa headquarters of the Institute.

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Japan NEDO launches major $90M solid-state Li-ion battery project targeting EVs; 23 companies, 15 universities/research institutes

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The ¥10-billion (US$90-million) project, which involves 23 automobile, battery, and material manufacturers as well as 15 universities / public research institutes, will tackle technologies that are currently bottlenecks for mass production of solid-state Li-ion batteries (SSLIB) such as the solid electrolyte; electrolyte coating with active material, and the sheet formation of the electrolyte-electrode layer. Maxell Corporation; Murata Manufacturing Co.,

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production. has announced a solid-state battery that is capable of one-minute charging but it has ended the project.

Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle charging systems installed With Hertz, Clemson University, and other Apollo partners

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Evatran has successfully completed the first three installations of its Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology with Apollo Launch partners The Hertz Corporation, Duke Energy, and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). These installations, on Nissan LEAF vehicles, represent the first passenger electric vehicles with full wireless charging capability.

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. In this context, electric vehicles can help ease overproduction of current by using some of the surplus to charge their batteries.

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University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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A new study carried out by University College Dublin (UCD) academics has found that under typical Irish commuting conditions, the Toyota Prius IV (fourth-generation) hybrid ( earlier post ) drives in zero emissions mode (ZEV) for significantly more than half (62%) of the time and more than 40% (40.4%) of the distance covered. The research consisted of recording and analyzing commuting data from seven volunteers—all of whom are employees of University College Dublin.

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Japan automakers form joint venture to advance electric charging infrastructure: Nippon Charge Service

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Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, to promote the installation of chargers for plug-in electric vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, EVs). The goal is to help build a charging network that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan. Under the program, a number of commercial facilities, hotels, convenience stores and highways have started installing charging stations.

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Volkswagen & BASF “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford; special prize to Dr. Martin Ebner from ETH University Zurich

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The Volkswagen and BASF international “Science Award Electrochemistry 2016” goes to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford University. Also, on the occasion of the 5 th ceremony of the science award, a special prize for applied research goes to Dr. Martin Ebner from the ETH University Zurich, Switzerland for his excellent research in the area of fast charging of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Martin Ebner received his PhD in Material Science at the ETH University Zurich.

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DOE awarding $19M to 12 projects for advanced battery and electrification research to enable extreme fast charging

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. (DE-FOA-0001808, Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or less using a connector or wireless fast charging system. Pennsylvania State University.

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Smart Charging Electric Vehicles and the Flexibility Market

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The Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) extrapolates from the concept of consumer energy flexibility and applies it to the entire energy market, creating new players who can operate under a variety of business models. The Role of Smart EV Charging.

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Enevate introduces its silicon-dominant Li-ion technology for EVs; extreme fast charging and high capacity

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Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries ( earlier post ), has introduced HD-Energy Technology for Electric Vehicles (EVs); the high energy-density cells support extreme fast-charging. Enevate’s silicon Li-ion battery technology in EV cells (NCM-based) can be charged in 5 minutes at up to a tested 10C charging rate to 75% capacity with energy densities of more than 750 Wh/L.

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V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid

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Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electrical grid using a large stationary battery located on the University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego’s) campus microgrid. Nuvve offers AC and DC charging station options which are preconfigured to work with NUVVE’s Grid Integrated Platform (GIVe).

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Two solar power/EV charging projects at California campuses

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The Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, has received a $2-million award for a two-year project to build solar arrays, advanced battery storage, vehicle charging stations, an electric trolley, and a grid management system to provide clean energy to clean vehicles efficiently. Separately, AECOM Technology Corporation and REC Solar unveiled a 1.16

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DOE awarding $71M to 20 RD&D projects to cut GHG emissions, expand EV infrastructure; $5M to Achates for opposed-piston 2-stroke hybrid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $71 million to 20 research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects with industry, academia, and non-profits including Clean Cities Coalitions for the creation of solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for on- and off-road vehicles and to accelerate the expansion of EV infrastructure and charging. (DE-FOA-0002475, AOI 1: EV Charging Community Partner Projects. Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal EV Charging Community Network.

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Evatran completes 1500+ hours of wireless charging trials with fleets

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Evatran has logged more than 1,500 hours of charging time on its Plugless L2 wireless charging systems installed across the country through its Apollo Trial Program. Participants represent various industries, from car rental agencies to corporate campuses to utility providers, with installations in locations across the United States. The first participants included Google, Hertz Rent-a-Car, Duke Energy and Clemson University, with installations in the Spring of 2012.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Charging infrastructure financing: Unlocking Up $4.5 University of Texas at Austin.

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Wireless charging company OLEV Technologies secures second angel round, reorganizes

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OLEV Technologies is the exclusive licensee of the Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance (SMFIR) technology and the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) wireless EV charging system, which were originally developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Suh, ex-President of KAIST, Cross Professor Emeritus of MIT, former director of industrial firms and universities, and the recipient of the 2009 ASME Medal; Dr. Byiung Jun (“BJ”) Park, former Chairman of MTL, Inc.;

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US and Japan collaborating on smart grid project in Hawaii; EV operation and charging, including grid-balancing services

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JFE Engineering Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. the University of Hawaii, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, whose involvement is based on the Japan-US Clean Energy Technologies Action Plan, agreed to following the Japan-US heads of state summit held in November 2009. Evaluation of the economic viability of the system (Mizuho Corporate Bank). Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.,

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Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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The elctric bus features a 640 kWh battery, the largest known to exist for a vehicle of its type, an estimated range of more than 200 miles, and a charge time of less than six hours with a 150 kW DC fast charger.

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Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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In a new research brief , Pike Research forecasts that wireless charging equipment for light duty plug-in vehicle sales will grow by a CAGR of 91% from 2013 to 2020, as wireless systems move from a retrofit technology to an integrated part of new EVs, reaching annual sales of 283,000 units in 2020. Separately, Evatran just announced that the City of Sacramento has joined its Apollo Trial Program to test wireless charging technology on its own electric vehicles (EVs).

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Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. MMC is partnering forces with NewMotion , one of Europe’s largest providers of smart charging solutions for electric driving; grid operator TenneT in Netherlands; and Nuvve , a leader in V2G technology and grid service deployments.

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Coulomb Racks Up Series of Charging Infrastructure Wins

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Coulomb Technologies, the developer and provider of a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), announced a series of infrastructure wins (two European, one US) in late May and early June. The city of Amsterdam selected Coulomb to provide 45 charging stations as part of a two-year public demonstration project. 365-Energy will provide the charging stations and manage the ChargePoint Network for subscribers.

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Toshiba to start field testing medium-sized EV bus with wireless recharging, SCiB Li-ion battery

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Toshiba Corporation has developed a fast, cable-free contactless charger for electric vehicles (EVs), and will field test it on a medium-sized EV bus designed to handle the power demands of regular high-speed journeys on expressways. The 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) journey will test the bus and its performance under various traffic conditions, and will allow Toshiba to verify the convenience and practicality of contactless charging, along with its contribution to reducing CO 2 emissions.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. To facilitate these EVs, Charging stations are being put in place by local councils, making even short range electric cars viable for commuters. Corporate and public-sector fleets will get to lease 100 test cars for a pilot period of four years. Tags: mitsubishi congestion charge ken livingstone g-wiz times of london i-miev mega city

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location. Leveraging IBM’s cloud-based PEV Enablement platform, Honda demonstrated a PEV’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on grid conditions and the vehicle’s battery state.

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UC Riverside opening Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative; integration of solar energy, battery storage and electric and hybrid vehicles

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The University of California, Riverside is opening its Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative to research the integration of: intermittent renewable energy, such as photovoltaic solar panels; energy storage, such as batteries; and all types of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. 27 electric vehicle charging stations. Balqon Corporation; SolarMax Technology; and Winston Battery. Batteries Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Power Generation Smart charging Smart Grid Solar V2X

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DOE awards $60M to 24 R&D projects to accelerate advancements in zero-emissions vehicles

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Clemson University will develop a lightweight, multi-material passenger vehicle body structure, addressing challenges in joining dissimilar materials. Three projects will develop tools to understand charging infrastructure needs for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and analyze environmental, cost, and energy impacts of infrastructure upgrades. SUNY University @ Stony Brook. Penn State University. Penn State University. University of Illinois at Chicago.

QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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The tested cells were large-area single-layer pouch cells in the target commercial form factor with zero excess lithium on the anode and thick cathodes (>3mAh/cm 2 ), running at rates of one-hour charge and discharge (1C charge and 1C discharge) at 30 degrees Celsius.

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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The Research Foundation for The SUNY Stony Brook University. University of Delaware. University of Maryland. Enovix Corporation. Marquette University. AOI 03: Utility Managed Smart Charging Research and Demonstration. e-Mosaic: Electrification Mosaic Platform for Grid- Informed Smart Charging Management. Resilient-Interoperable-Smart Charge Management Control Systems Architecture for EVs at scale. Exelon Corporation.

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Imperium3 New York produces its first full-sized prismatic cells

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The Imperium3 consortium, which is building the New York-based gigafactory, consists of Magnis Energy, Charge CCCV LLC (C4V), and Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI).

Coulomb Technologies Sales Channel Closes Two Distribution Agreements for Plug-in Charging

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NovaCharge , an exclusive Southwest authorized channel for the ChargePoint plug-in charging Network from Coulomb Technologies, announced two sales distribution agreements: the first with North Carolina- and Virginia-based Advanced Vehicle Research Center ( AVRC ), the second with North Carolina-based Praxis Technologies. AVRC is provider of environmentally friendly transportation infrastructure to public utilities, governmental agencies, educational institutions and corporations.

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JFE Steel and NEDO begin demo testing of ferro coke production at medium-scale; reducing ironmaking energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 10% each

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In Japan, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and JFE Steel Corporation have built a medium-scale ferro coke production facility with a daily production capacity of 300 tons and begun demonstration testing. and Nippon Steel Corporation, is part of a project “Technological development of Ironmaking process utilizing ferro coke”. Subsidies have been granted to JFE Steel Corporation, Kobe Steel, Ltd. and Nippon Steel Corporation.

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WiTricity extends recent funding for a total of $52M

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Stage 1 Ventures led the first tranche of $34 million with participation from Air Waves Wireless Electricity and a strategic investment by Mitsubishi Corporation through its US subsidiary, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). WiTricity’s technology enables a hands-free and efficient charging experience for EV drivers. The new Advisory Board includes: Grant Covic, Professor of Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where there are more than 40 Ph.D.

BMW to pilot second-generation hydrogen fuel cell drives in small series from 2022

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The BMW Group has been working with Toyota Motor Corporation on fuel cell drive systems since 2013. These should be designed so that they can be easily integrated into universal vehicle architectures.

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Nissan, Pima Association of Governments and ECOtality to Partner on EVs and EV Charging Infrastructure for Tucson Area

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Nissan; the Pima Association of Governments ( PAG ), which represents the Tucson, Arizona region; and ECOtality are forming a partnership to promote the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the area. Earlier this week, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) contracted Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a wholly owned subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc.,

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 awarded to developers of Li-ion battery

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Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin; M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, State University of New York; and Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, for the development of lithium-ion batteries. The result was a lightweight, hardwearing battery that could be charged hundreds of times before its performance deteriorated. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B.

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Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis to develop all-electric chassis MT50e for delivery truck applications

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Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) announced a collaboration to develop the MT50e, a new all-electric delivery truck chassis.

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Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies; order for 200 ZEVs

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It has excellent power, over 200 miles of range on a charge, and Lightning’s energy division can support installation of fast-charging systems that meet our customer’s stringent requirements.

SiNode and JNC partner to form NanoGraf to improve battery energy density by 50%; Si-graphene composit anode materials

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SiNode Systems, a Chicago-based advanced materials company developing silicon-graphene materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), and JNC Corporation, a Tokyo-based specialty chemical manufacturer, have formed NanoGraf Corporation—a joint venture focused on commercializing asvanced materials for the Lithium-ion battery industry—with a $4.5-million investment.

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Agreement reached to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Yamaha Motor Co., Since its inception, the consortium has been formulating the standards for mutual-use swappable batteries and their replacement systems, as a solution to the issues preventing widespread adoption of electric motorcycles as a more environmentally friendly and convenient form of mobility—the drive range and reduction of charging time.

Year-long field testing finds electric buses with Toshiba wireless charger cut CO2 up to 60% compared to diesel

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Toshiba Corporation announced the results of year-long field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. The tests, carried out with the cooperation of Waseda University, showed that using the buses to replace standard diesel buses could cut CO 2 emissions from daily operation by up to 60% for a medium-sized bus and by up to 42% for a small bus. Charge time.

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ISIE India & MG Motors partners to build 100+ Centre of Excellence for EV Research in India 

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COE will also work with various Universities and institutes to exchange their knowledge and excellence for EV skills and research. COE will also work with various Universities and institutes to exchange their knowledge and excellence for EV skills and research.

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Tigor EV Highway Drive: Bengaluru - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysuru

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I have asked them to rework the fuel tank area and see if they can fit the charging cable in that slot. The charging port standard is also something that they can relook at. As we just started our charge, another Tigor drove in. We chatted up with Sridhar as his car charged.

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