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Ballard builds out China operations center for expanding fuel cell business

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Ballard Power Systems has opened its first corporate office headquartered in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, China. This office will serve as the company’s initial operations center in China, supporting management, sales and business development, technical, after-sales and administrative support personnel. Thecompany also recently completed the registration of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) with the name of 广州市巴拉德动力系统有限公司 (Guangzhou Ballard Power Systems Co., Ltd.).

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Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

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When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its way, more electric cars will soon be plying the roads of America's heartland. CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites (Jan 2015) A. electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructure Kansas

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

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Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

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It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development costs of new platforms across a wider range of products. It also means that two seemingly dissimilar models—such as a sedan and a utility vehicle—can share. General Motors GM Chevy Future Cars plug-in cars Mary Barra

Growing car leasing sector now worth £1.5bn

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Personal contract hire (PCH) is growing at an incredible rate as more and more consumers are turning their back on hire purchase (HP) and choosing to

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TÜV lifecycle analysis shows Mercedes-Benz E 350 e PHEV cuts GHG footprint 44% compared to E 350 CGI; equivalent NOx

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The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate.

Diesel scrappage scheme proposed: what you need to know

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has put forward a proposal for a diesel scrappage scheme, which could be rolled out nationally if the plan is given the go ahe

Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit to move into discovery phase

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Shock waves from Volkswagen's admission that it had installed "defeat device" software on its so-called clean diesels to cheat on emission tests continue to reverberate around the auto industry. The diesel-emission scandal that emerged in September 2015 has already cost VW Group more than $20 billion, and dozens of investigations around the world. emissions Chevy lawsuit Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Volkswagen diesel scandal

New Land Rover Discovery now available

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Almost six months after its reveal at last year’s Paris Motor Show, the all-new Land Rover Discovery 5 is now available and can be seen and tested at

More GM electric cars, Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit, KS electric-car charging: Today's Car News

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Today, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the Chevrolet Bolt EV will form the basis for a "huge range of electric cars," a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel lawsuit moves forward, and a Midwestern electric utility installs public electric-car charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV spawn more electric cars from. Today in Car News

Weekly round-up: 2017’s supreme superminis, new Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer and Hyundai i30 driven

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February usually proves to be a busy month for new car stories, and this year it’s been the usual story. It’s all because the Geneva Motor Show is jus

GENIVI Alliance and Open Connectivity Foundation to collaborate on open standards in vehicle connectivity

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The GENIVI Alliance, a community developing open source software and standards for the connected car and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, announced a liaison agreement. Under this agreement the two organizations will co-develop open standards for vehicle connectivity and vehicle data exchange, including a unified model for secure discovery and exchange of information between smart homes, connected cars and other IoT devices.

Peugeot and Citroen owner explores merger with Vauxhall

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French car manufacturer PSA Group, the owner of Peugeot and Citroen, has confirmed it’s exploring a possible acquisition of General Motors’ European O

Ford investing $200M in next-gen wind tunnel complex

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Ford is investing $200 million in a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new wind tunnel complex will sit on 13 acres next to Ford’s current Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan. The complex will house new innovative technology that delivers state-of-the-art real-world driving simulations to advance improvements in fuel economy. Construction starts this year.

Kia Picanto revealed ahead of official debut

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Having provided a glimpse of the new Picanto at the start of the year, Kia has released the first detailed pictures and details of its new city car

Nemaska Lithium achieves Phase 1 plant milestone and triggers $3M installment payment from Johnson Matthey Battery Materials

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Nemaska Lithium Inc. has received a $3-million installment payment from Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Ltd (JMBM) of Candiac, Québec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Matthey Plc. The installment payment was made after JMBM’s review and acceptance of the Operation Manuals for the Phase 1 Plant and receipt by Nemaska Lithium of the certificate of authorization to operate the Phase 1 Plant.

Jaguar announces entry-level F-Pace, as well as engine updates for XE and XF

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Jaguar has announced a range of engine updates for the 2018 model year versions of its XF and XE saloon as well as the F-Pace SUV. These will come

NTU, JTC and SMRT to develop integrated transport solutions with joint research lab; “Mobility-as-a-Service Lab”

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), JTC and SMRT Services Pte Ltd (SMRT) have joined forces to develop innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate multiple modes of transportation, for better connectivity and accessibility. This is in line with the Government’s aim of making Singapore a living lab to develop and test new urban solutions. A Memorandum of Understanding between the three parties paves the way for the formation of a new “Mobility-as-a-Service Lab”.

Booster seat ban: Everything you need to know

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The government has announced that, from 1 March 2017, there will be new rules that will affect backless booster seats. Last year, the United Nation

GM, PSA discussing potential acquisition of Opel Vauxhall by PSA

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General Motors and PSA Group are discussing , in the framework of exploring strategic initiatives, the potential acquisition of GM’s European operations as represented by Opel Vauxhall by PSA. GM and PSA have been implementing an alliance since 2012, covering, to date, three projects in Europe and generating substantial synergies for the two groups. Within this framework, General Motors and PSA Group regularly examine additional expansion and cooperation possibilities, as well.

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First drive review: Hyundai i30

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The outgoing Hyundai i30 was never the most exciting car, always struggling to make up ground in a vibrantly active segment filled with extremely capa

What makes the perfect car?

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What makes a good car? And is there a formula car companies use to deliver great models time and again? Repeatable, reliable success is the Holy Grail

Mitsubishi names new SUV ‘Eclipse Cross’ ahead of Geneva debut

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Following on from mysterious teaser pictures and ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, Mitsubishi has revealed its n

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