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5th December 2018

Aston Martin Reveals Retrofit EV Powertrain for Classic Cars

Aston Martin claims to have devised a way of reverse-engineering classic cars to keep them on the road in a clean-air future by converting them to EV powertrains. The...

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5th December 2018

Hyundai, Kia Correct WLTP EV Range Figures

Hyundai and Kia have issued corrected figures for the process of homologating two electric vehicles to the World Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). Hyundai says the “independent organization” it...

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5th December 2018

Tested: Pre-Production VW e-Crafter – For Hard-Headed Fleet Managers?

There’s one common factor with fleet managers all over the world and that is emotion does not come into their vehicle buying process – money does. That’s why Volkswagen...

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5th December 2018

Ohio Cities to Trial Connected AVs

Four Ohio cities are to serve as testing grounds for autonomous and connected vehicle technology. Columbus, Athens, Dublin, and Marysville have signed agreements with DriveOhio to test AVs, CVs,...

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4th December 2018

Chip Maker Claims Improved Driver Image Clarity

A microprocessor maker has developed automotive sensors it claims provide driver monitoring images of unprecedented clarity by “eliminating unpredictable external effects such as sunlight”. STMicroelectronics (STM) says the VG5661...

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4th December 2018

Tesla Incident Shows the Challenges of Stopping a Driverless Car

A recent incident with a driver asleep at the wheel of his Tesla running on Autopilot shows how dangerous self-driving vehicle can be to others.

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4th December 2018

Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions

Volkswagen claims a new fuel it is launching can reduce fleet operators’ carbon emissions by “at least 20%” because it includes biofuels. The automaker professes to have been developing...

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4th December 2018

EV Infrastructure Company, Fleet Operator Forge Partnership

An electric vehicle infrastructure company is partnering with an electric fleet operator in a bid to expand the Indian market for EVs. SUN Mobility’s rapid battery-swapping tech is to...

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4th December 2018

Siemens’ Wiring Harness Software Take-Over Points to Greater EV Development

Future connected electric vehicles may be focused on the digital world but they will still need wiring harnesses which explains Siemens’ acquisition of a software specialist in the field....

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3rd December 2018

BMW’s Alphabet: Diesel OK for Fleet Use

BMW’s fleet management subsidiary has claimed a recent study shows diesel engines compliant with modern standards are suitable for fleet use. Alphabet cited analysis by the European Automobile Manufacturers’...

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3rd December 2018

AV Start-Up Launching Fire, Senior Citizen Services

An autonomous vehicle start-up is to service an assisted living facility and fire departments in a Silicon Valley city. Mountain View’s ThorDrive said it plans to use its AVs...

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3rd December 2018

Volkswagen to Create UK’s Biggest EV Charge Network

Volkswagen is set to create the largest EV charging network in the UK in partnership with a supermarket chain. Retail giant Tesco and EV charger provider Pod Point will...

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