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Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt to build ‘compact electric vehicles’

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Mercedes-Benz consistently pursuing its electric offensive has announced that its Rastatt plant will produce compact class EQ models in the future. The decision is based on a declaration of intent, which the company has set up with the works council. Now, together with the sites in Bremen and Sindelfingen, all …

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India: Fleet of 200 multi-modal EVs launched, govt aims for 5 million by 2020

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The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis launched India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project at the Nagpur airport complex recently. This unique project brings together e-buses, e-cabs, e-rickshaws and e-autos on a single platform, the Ola App, which …

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Qualcomm demonstrates technology which allows vehicles to charge while driving

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Qualcomm Technologies has demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at …

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Agreement on new wireless charging standard

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At a standards meeting held in January at AUDI AG in Ingolstadt, Germany, carmakers, Tier1 suppliers, and technology providers from around the world have reached agreement on key technical and procedural elements of the upcoming SAE Recommended Practice (RP) Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and automated parking alignment and charging of …

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GM to test its autonomous cars in Michigan

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On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors announced that it will soon begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test vehicles at its …

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Norway propelling EV numbers through favourable norms

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Norway has the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita of 19 electric cars for every 1,000 inhabitants. The country already has 100,000 such vehicles on the road and it has plans to further increase the number to 400,000 over the next three years. These cars save the around 200,000 …

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WiTricity announces breakthrough technology enabling interoperable EV wireless charging

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WiTricity has announced its Tunable Matching Network (TMN) technology to drive global interoperability and adoption of wireless charging for electric and autonomous vehicles. TMN technology allows the wireless charging system to automatically optimize energy transfer between the ground and vehicle in a wide range of real world operating conditions including …

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Autonomous driving features can make EVs cheaper: Lux Research

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Published: September 28, 2015 | Boston, MA According to Lux Research analyst , plug-in vehicles can save up to $1,800 in battery costs if they are equipped with self-driving functions. Alternatively, these functions (if activated!) could add some 38 km (24 miles) of driving range. Recent academic studies indicate that …

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Nissan Gripz Concept features autonomous and digital infotainment developed by Rightware

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Published: September 17, 2015 | Frankfurt, Germany                                      Nissan has revealed a new concept car that points to an innovative new future for the brand. Conceived by designers in Europe and Japan, the Nissan Gripz Concept blends the ability and practicality of a compact crossover with the excitement and performance …

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Ford collaborates with automakers and utility companies to launch Cloud-based EV charging

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Published: July 31, 2014 | United States Ford  is collaborating with seven leading automakers(  Honda, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, and Toyota) and 15 US utility companies to develop technology for plug-in electric vehicles to talk to the utilities via the cloud – a move that would help …

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