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Groupe Renault and EEM to create first ‘smart island’ in Porto Santo

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Groupe Renault, European electric vehicle leader, and EEM Empresa de Electricitade da Madeira, SA, which produces, transports and distributes and sells electricity on the two inhabited Portuguese islands of the Madeira archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo), today announced the launch of a smart electric ecosystem on the island of Porto ...

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All-electric Mercedes-Benz Trucks for the heavy-duty distribution sector: Sustainable, fully electric and quiet: Mercedes-Benz eActros to roll out to customers in 2018

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In 2016 Mercedes-Benz Trucks became the first manufacturer in the world with a heavy-duty electric truck. The technology pioneer is now taking the logical next step: putting its electric truck, the eActros, out on the road with customers. Ten vehicles in two variants, with a gross vehicle weight of 18 ...

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New Nissan LEAF gets 5-star safety rating

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The new Nissan LEAF has received a five-star safety rating, the highest possible, from the Japan New Car Assessment Program. In earning the top grade, the zero-emission LEAF with ProPILOT autonomous technology scored 94.8 points out of a possible 100 for occupant safety in a collision. The program is organized by Japan’s ...

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NXP GreenBox development platform accelerates transition to hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs/EVs)

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), has announced the availability of its GreenBox vehicle electrification development platform. GreenBox allows automakers and suppliers to begin early development of next-generation hybrid and electric vehicle applications on NXP’s S32 automotive processing multicore platform based on Arm Cortex technology. With increasing regulatory restrictions on emissions and stricter ...

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Toyota develops new magnet for electric motors aiming to reduce use of critical rare-earth element by up to 50%

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that it has developed the world’s first*1 neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new magnet uses significantly less neodymium, ...

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Volvo Cars debuts three-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company’s first entry into the compact SUV segment. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history. The all-new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, direct-injection petrol engine was developed in-house using the ...

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Rebecca Shelby, Manager, Electrification Infrastructure Strategy and Standards, Ford Motor Company confirmed for Powertrain Detroit

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Rebecca Shelby, Manager, Electrification Infrastructure Strategy and Standards, Ford Motor Company has been confirmed as a speaker at Powertrain Detroit in the electrification session. About Powertrain Detroit Organised by AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS (www.automotivemegatrends.com), Powertrain Detroit is a one-day multi-track conference and tech showcase dedicated to the stakeholders responsible for the fuel-efficient ...

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Thomas Huettner, Chief Engineer – Engines, AVL confirmed for Powertrain Detroit

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Thomas Huettner, Chief Engineer – Engines, AVL has been confirmed as a speaker at Powertrain Detroit in the hybridization session. About Powertrain Detroit Organised by AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS (www.automotivemegatrends.com), Powertrain Detroit is a one-day multi-track conference and tech showcase dedicated to the stakeholders responsible for the fuel-efficient and lightweight cars of ...

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Mohamad Abdul-Hak, Manager, Senior Manager, Electrical Drive, Mercedes Benz Research & Development North America

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Mohamad Abdul-Hak, Manager, Senior Manager, Electrical Drive, Mercedes Benz Research & Development North America  has been confirmed as a speaker at Powertrain Detroit in the electrification session. About Powertrain Detroit Organised by AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS (www.automotivemegatrends.com), Powertrain Detroit is a one-day multi-track conference and tech showcase dedicated to the stakeholders responsible ...

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