Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Equipmake unveils new low-floor electric bus chassis aimed at double-deckers

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UK electrification company Equipmake revealed the latest version of its electric bus powertrain at Busworld Europe; the new low-floor version of its EBus electric chassis ( earlier post ) is aimed at double-decker applications.

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California plug-in hybrid maker Karma Automotive now accepts Bitcoin

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Karma Automotive announced Tuesday that it will now accept Bitcoin at its flagship Newport Beach location.

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EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The European Environment Agency’s (EEA’s) “ Air quality in Europe — 2019 report ” shows that almost all Europeans living in cities are still exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the health-based air quality guidelines (AQGs) set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Charging Ford’s electric SUV, crashing Teslas, Volvo vs. Polestar EVs: Today’s Car News

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Tesla talks safety and gives a rare look at its testing. We dive into what the technical differences are between the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2. And Ford details how its upcoming fully electric SUV will be able to find charging at home or on the go. This and more at Green Car Reports.

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XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. The flat, scalable package offers easier installation of new powertrain technologies.

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Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge: Two electric vehicles, different and the same

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The reveal of the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge on Wednesday did more than mark the introduction of Volvo’s first electric vehicle in its history; it at last served to show how close Volvo and Polestar might coexist at their closest points.

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Germany’s BMVI awarding €23.5M to hydrogen mobility projects

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Germany’s BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) awarded €23.5 million to a set of hydrogen mobility projects ranging from forklift trucks to equipping a ride-pooling fleet to the development of a hydrogen bus and a fuel-cell-powered street sweeper.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sees mass market potential for synthetic fuels in 5-10 years

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While physical logistics networks remain indispensable, electrification in local transport is already making an important contribution. However, widespread commercial use of electric drive on long-haul and heavy-duty routes is not yet feasible.

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Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge: R&D chief on two EVs from the same braintrust

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The reveal of the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge on Wednesday did more than mark the introduction of Volvo’s first electric vehicle in its history; it at last served to show how close Volvo and Polestar might coexist at their closest points. The Polestar 2 and XC40 Recharge are both built on the compact modular architecture (CMA) platform jointly

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Swindon Powertrain developing compact, high-power “crate” EV powertrain; targeting June 2020 production

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Swindon Powertrain is developing a new compact 80kW “crate” electric powertrain that will make it easier for specialist OEMs to electrify their low volume sports cars, light commercial and recreational vehicles.

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Top five things we learned this week

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It has been an EV-centric week at Leasing.com, with our review of the Tesla Model 3 going from strength to strength, the vast majority of models announced for the Tokyo Motor Show being one form of alternately fuelled vehicle or another, and some new models announced which you can read about below

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CATL starts construction of Li-ion factory in Germany; 14 GWh by 2022

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China-based Li-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) has begun construction of its first lithium-ion battery factory in Thuringia, a state in east-central Germany. CATL has developed partnerships with a number of European companies in the automobile industry including BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Volvo, and Bosch. Germany is home to a strong automotive industry and several of CATL’s key customers.

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Video review: Volkswagen Passat Estate

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The Passat is the longest continuing name plate in the Volkswagen range, having been originally launched in 1973

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Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. Ford is providing two years of complimentary access. The Ford all-electric vehicle charging strategy also features at-home charging options.

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