German technology alliance targets highly automated driving functions

Volkswagen’s automotive software subsidiary Cariad and automotive parts supplier Bosch have announced a partnership to accelerate the introduction of partially and highly automated driving functions for volume production. For the vehicles sold under the Volkswagen...

Atlantia buys intelligent transport systems global giant Yunex

Siemens Mobility has signed an agreement to divest Yunex Traffic, its international road traffic business, to Italian Atlantia, the Italian-owned holding company active in the infrastructure sector, including motorways, airport infrastructure and transport services....

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

The first electric bus from Swedish-Kenyan EV technology company Opibus is being tested on Nairobi’s roads in readiness for the commercial launch of EV buses in Kenya later this year, and across Africa by the end of 2023. Opibus has over the last five years been...

Danish EV charging start-up aims to brush aside “old-school” players

Copenhagen-based electric vehicle (EV) charging firm Monta has raised €15 million in a Series A funding round to support its expansion into two new European countries. The funds will also see Monta double its employee count and develop in five active markets across...
Atlantia buys intelligent transport systems global giant Yunex

Atlantia buys intelligent transport systems global giant Yunex

Siemens Mobility has signed an agreement to divest Yunex Traffic, its international road traffic business, to Italian Atlantia, the Italian-owned holding company active in the infrastructure sector, including motorways, airport infrastructure and transport services....

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

The first electric bus from Swedish-Kenyan EV technology company Opibus is being tested on Nairobi’s roads in readiness for the commercial launch of EV buses in Kenya later this year, and across Africa by the end of 2023. Opibus has over the last five years been...

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

A variant of Yamaha’s new electric EMF scooter developed for the Taiwanese market will utilise Gogoro’s battery swapping platform for refuelling. The EMF joins the Yamaha EC-05 as the second vehicle collaboration with Taiwan’s Gogoro. The ‘Powered by Gogoro Network...

Non-internet dependent EV charging technology gets BMW backing

Non-internet dependent EV charging technology gets BMW backing

BMW i Ventures has invested in German electric vehicle charging start-up HeyCharge, whose proprietary system enables EV-charging without an internet connection. Traditionally, EV chargers require an app or RFID card and a proper internet connection to begin...

US logistics firm forms self-driving alliance with Waymo

US logistics firm forms self-driving alliance with Waymo

Arkansas-based JB Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Waymo Via to advance and integrate commercial autonomous driving technology in transportation and...

Florida DOT initiates multi-partner V2X data exchange platform

Florida DOT initiates multi-partner V2X data exchange platform

Iteris, the Californian-based global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as part of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team to develop a connected vehicle data exchange platform....

Dott wins Marseille e-bike service

Dutch Micromobility company Dott has won a competitive tendering to introduce its e-bike sharing service in the city of Marseille, France, making it the only micromobility provider present in France’s three largest cities – Paris, Marseille and Lyon. A total of 1,000...

Audi realises its novel urban charging concept in Nuremberg

German car maker Audi has opened the first of its unique charging cubes, conceptually first revealed in May last year, that utilise second-life batteries and low-voltage grid connections. The new facility at an exhibition centre in Nuremberg is built using containers...

Galp and Northvolt develop European lithium processing plant

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia and Swedish battery maker Northvolt this week announced a joint venture to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) to build a lithium ore processing plant in Portugal, which should start operating by the end of 2025. The companies...

Volvo and Northvolt to open $3bn battery R&D centre in Sweden

Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development centre in Sweden’s second city Gothenburg to aid in battery development and manufacturing. Volvo says the new facility, which comes as part of a SEK 30 billion (US$ 3.3 bn) investment, will position...

GRIDSERVE ramps up UK roll-out of electric charging forecourts

The UK’s GRIDSERVE has announced that more than 20 ‘Electric Hubs’ – each featuring between six and twelve 350kW ultra high-power chargers with contactless payment, capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes – will open at motorway service...

Wenea and NewMotion share access to EV charging infrastructure

Spain’s Wenea and Shell-owned NewMotion, both providers of electric vehicle charging services, have reached an interoperability agreement giving improved access to charging infrastructure across Europe. The arrangement is designed to offer “a single network of...

Swedish researchers find shortest distance not always the least energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed tools to help electric delivery-vehicles to use as little energy as possible. The secret, they say, lies in looking beyond just the distance travelled, and instead focusing on overall energy...

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