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FCEV relationship between UK and US

Intelligent Energy fuel cell stack

H2USA was established last year by the US Department of Energy and other stakeholders. A public-private partnership, H2USA’s aim is focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support transportation energy options for US customers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). OEMs, government agencies, gas suppliers, and hydrogen and fuel cell companies ...

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Li-ion will remain big, but next-gen batteries rising, says Navigant

Lithium-ion batteries

By 2023, Navigant Research predicts that the next-generation advanced battery market will grow from its current figure in 2014 of US$182m to over US$9.4bn. This is the technology beyond lithium-ion, such as lithium-sulphur, magnesium-ion, solid electrolyte, next-generation flow batteries and metal-air batteries.

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UK’s CO2 roadmap

Propel biodiesel close-up

CO2 limits are becoming more commonplace in markets across the world as the concern over carbon levels continues to grow. In Europe, OEMs and suppliers are moving closer to the 95g/km CO2 target  set for 2020. Ever more stringent fuel economy and emissions legislation is putting significant pressure on manufacturers, ...

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The first dual-clutch for HGVs

Volvo Truck I-Shift Dual Clutch

Dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) are moving into heavy vehicles. The technology has featured in passenger vehicles for several years now, with drivers commenting on the system’s ability to offer seamless acceleration and smooth shift between gears. Many OEMs began adding DCT to models in around 2008/2009, but the best known examples ...

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EVs are racking up the miles

Since the Chevrolet Volt launched in 2010, its owners have accumulated more than 500 million miles (800 million kilometres) in electric mode. The Volt is not the only EV racking up the miles, as the Nissan Leaf is nearly neck and neck with the Volt, and Tesla is not far ...

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