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EV Charging Network Plans Californian Expansion
21st September 2018

EV Charging Network Plans Californian Expansion

A Californian electric vehicle charging network has announced expansion plans. EVgo says it plans to add hundreds of chargers to its existing network in the state this year. It...

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21st September 2018

Driverless Trucks to Start Work With PSA

PSA Group will start using driverless vehicles to carry out logistics duties at its production headquarters in France. In a collaboration with autonomous vehicle specialist EasyMile, PSA has trialed...

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Fleet Managers Think EVs Overhyped, Diesel Unfairly Tarnished
21st September 2018

Fleet Managers Think EVs Overhyped, Diesel Unfairly Tarnished

A survey suggests fleet managers think electric vehicles won’t be the growth market many assume, and diesel vehicles’ reputation for producing emissions is unfair. BT’s Operational Fleet Insight: Clean...

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Funding for AV Pilot Projects in US Cities
21st September 2018

Funding for AV Pilot Projects in US Cities

A charitable foundation has established an initiative that purports to make AV infrastructure rollout in US cities a citizen-centric phenomenon. The John S and James L Knight Foundation has...

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New EV Battery Systems Could Improve “Efficiency”
21st September 2018

New EV Battery Systems Could Improve “Efficiency”

Academic researchers are claiming the new lithium-tellurium batteries they have been researching and developing could offer “significant” operational improvements for EVs from lithium-ion batteries. Researchers Toshinari Koketsu, Benjamin Paul,...

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Total Boosts EV Presence with Acquisition, Partnership
20th September 2018

Total Boosts EV Presence with Acquisition, Partnership

France’s Total is seeking to increase its presence within the EV sector by buying a charging technology company and partnering with a cable producer. The French oil major says...

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New Vision Tech for Heavy Goods AVs
20th September 2018

New Vision Tech for Heavy Goods AVs

A technology company has unveiled a new camera-based visual awareness system for Level 4 autonomous truck driving. TuSimple claims the tech is the first of its kind, as it...

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20th September 2018

Alibaba Getting Serious with AV and Connect Car

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba has announced two new automotive initiatives bringing AV and extra connectivity to its home consumers It is working with German electronics company Bosch on...

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20th September 2018

Electrified F1 Powertrain for New Aston Martin Hypercar

Aston Martin is drawing on Formula One-style technology with its latest hypercar which will feature the race proven gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. The UK supercar manufacturer has published the first...

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Baidu Signs Level 4 AV Development Deal
20th September 2018

Baidu Signs Level 4 AV Development Deal

China’s Baidu has reached an agreement with a braking technology company to develop braking systems for Level 4 commercial AVs. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

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20th September 2018

Peugeot Concept Tries EV & AV With Retro Charm

Yet another premium executive all-electric car is soon to be unveiled but, Hallelujah, this new Peugeot concept is not an SUV! Yes, a sleek good-looking saloon, or sedan for...

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Survey Shows Fewer Americans Want AVs
19th September 2018

Survey Shows Fewer Americans Want AVs

A new survey shows a significant decline in the numbers of Americans wanting to drive autonomous vehicles. The proportion of respondents to Allianz Global Assistance’s and Ipsos’ annual Sharing...

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