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27th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Braves Indian Protests With 10,000 E-Rickshaw Pledge

India is a tapestry of color, sound, smell and light. It’s a mishmash of life. You can see anything and everything here and often do within a single block...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th January 2020

Nissan Promises 2,000 BEV Fleet to London’s Under Threat Uber

Nissan has pledged a fleet of 2,000 of BEVs for London’s Uber service despite the taxi company being under threat of losing its right to trade in the UK...

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24th January 2020

Aiways Leads Chinese BEV Assault on Geneva

Chinese carmaker Aiways is heading up the nation’s automotive assault on European markets launching its BEV at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The car is the SUV-inspired U5 aimed...

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23rd January 2020

Maserati Begins BEV Powertrain Tests

Maserati has joined the lengthening list of premium luxury automakers to explore electrified powertrains for its future products. It has announced the start of testing for BEV propulsion systems...

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23rd January 2020

VW Expanding European Car-Sharing

While other carmakers back away from car-sharing, there is no sign of cold feet from Volkswagen which has announced expansion plans for its WeShare scheme. German Rivals BMW and...

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23rd January 2020

GM Cruise’s Driverless Damp Squib

General Motors’ Cruise has launched its first fully autonomous vehicle claiming it was “production ready” but, in truth, it remains only a concept. That’s because the Cruise Origin, constructed...

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22nd January 2020

EVs Cost More to Own Than ICE, AAA Study Says

Ownership costs are on average $600 a year higher for a BEV than with vehicles using ICE powertrains a study by American Automobile Association (AAA) has concluded. Its research...

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22nd January 2020

Anti-EV US Climate Sees Lucid Follow Tesla to Europe

Arizona’s BEV maker Lucid Motors is following Tesla’s lead in looking for sales growth outside of a stagnant US market. It says it is responding to consumer demand from...

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22nd January 2020

Solid State Auto Battery Claims Power Potential Breakthrough

Solid-state sulfur lithium automotive batteries are being touted as having the power to reach levels currently only seen with lithium-ion components. UK company OXIS Energy says it has tested...

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21st January 2020

UK Health Service Goes Electric With JLR BEV Fleet

The UK’s largest single employer, the National Health Service (NHS), has seen one of its trusts signed up to buying a 700-strong fleet of Jaguar Land Rover’s BEV SUVs....

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21st January 2020

IoT Sensors Begin European Vehicle Congestion Count

A collaborative move with residents to use IoT connected sensors to count cars has been announced for five European cities in a bid to cut pollution. Sensors made by...

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20th January 2020

Deaf Ear Likely for Fresh UK EV Support Call

Despite a major UK motorist organization adding its weight to calls for more EV financial support, the government is unlikely to want to manipulate the automotive sales market any...

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