Fortum’s new innovation raises battery recycling rate to over 80%

Apr 10, 2019

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes over 80% of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other scarce metals.

TransPower and Meritor successfully conclude demonstrations of two electric vehicles

Apr 10, 2019

TransPower, an advanced clean transportation technology company, and Meritor, Inc., a leading manufacturer of axles and brake systems and investor in TransPower, announced the completion of two multi-year projects for the development, testing and evaluation of advanced, zero-emission electric yard tractors and Class 8 trucks.

Toyota develops new station producing Hydrogen from renewable energy

Apr 10, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it has newly introduced SimpleFuel to its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. SimpleFuel is a small water electrolysis-based machine for hydrogen generation and filling that can produce, store, and supply hydrogen by making use of electricity generated from solar power, a renewable energy resource.

Mercedes Benz to supply 56 electric urban buses to Wiesbaden

Apr 10, 2019

Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany’s Hesse region.

Ford using big data to determine the best spots to deploy rapid EV charging points

Apr 9, 2019

Ford has come up with a concept that uses big data to identify the most beneficial places to locate new rapid-charging points. Data scientists at the company have developed an algorithm, based on more than 1 million kilometres of driving data and including where vehicles actually stopped, to pinpoint the places that could help drivers integrate charging within their operating patterns, rather than making special journeys to out-of-the way locations.

Denso invests $1.6 billion to further its automotive electrification endeavours

Apr 8, 2019

Denso, one of the largest mobility suppliers, announced that it will invest approximately JPY180 billion ($1.6 billion) over the next three years – from FY2018 to late FY2020 – to support its aggressive development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies.

JLR to begin electrifying its portfolio in India by the end of 2019

Apr 8, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover is proposing to launch its electrified products in India. In line with Jaguar Land Rover’s global commitment to introduce electrified options on its entire product portfolio by 2020, Jaguar Land Rover India proposes to offer multiple products, ranging from Hybrid Vehicles to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) over the next few years, starting from 2019.

Hamburg based public transport company VHH orders 16 eCitaro electric buses

Apr 5, 2019

The company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein has ordered 16 units of the fully electric city bus. The buses are expected to be delivered at the end of 2019 and are characterised by equipment, which is outstanding in technical and visual terms alike.

Air Liquide invests in FirstElement Fuel, a hydrogen station operator

Apr 4, 2019

Air Liquide has taken equity stake in FirstElement Fuel, Inc., a retail hydrogen station operator in California. This investment complements Air Liquide’s recently announced long-term hydrogen supply agreement with FEF.

Škoda to provide the all electric Citigo to select customers as a part of a pilot programme

Apr 4, 2019

As part of a pilot project, Škoda is making the Citigo E-Pilot available to selected customers in the Czech Republic. The aim is to find out from prospective and potential customers how the vehicle based on the current technology known from Volkswagen e-up! performs in everyday operation before series production of the electric Citigo begins.

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