In today’s automobiles, the wheels and their aerodynamic flow influence
the overall vehicle efficiency by up to 30%. That is why a further
developed technology of the BMW Aerodynamic Wheel is making its debut
together with the BMW iX3, whose market launch is planned for 2020.
Demonstrating the UK’s urgent action to reduce emissions, the Government
plans to bring forward an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars
and vans to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition is feasible,
subject to consultation, as well as including hybrids for the first
These patents relate to a new type of electrolyte to be used in
solid-state lithium batteries, which Hydro-Québec’s team of researchers
will integrate into a battery with the goal of bringing it to the
New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the
world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, celebrated Orange
County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) unveiling of ten new
zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty
transit buses in Santa Ana, California.
DEKRA, a global expert in testing, inspection and certification, and
Telefónica, together with the Regional Government of Andalusia and
Malaga City Council, unveiled the most advanced R&D laboratory in
southern Europe for the development of connected driving in Malaga’s
Andalusia Technology Park, with all the infrastructure needed to test 5G
solutions and V2X (vehicle to everything) technologies, which also
includes the participation of SEAT.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced Mathew Rekow as its new Chief Technology
Officer (CTO). Rekow assumes the CTO role following Anand Gopalan, who
was recently named Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it has developed an Acceleration
Suppression Function that used big data collected from connected cars
to help identify abnormal operation of the accelerator and control
Royal Mail Group Ltd. (RMG), the owner of one of Europe’s largest
fleets, has signed a deal with EDF in the UK, the UK’s leading low
carbon energy producer, to deliver electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, will
launch Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through
its app in Mexico, as the company further invests in sustainable
transportation innovations in the region.
Renault is giving the new Mégane the benefit of the 160hp E-TECH Plug-in
rechargeable hybrid engine. It benefits from a new technology that
focuses on energy recovery and is directly inspired by our Formula 1
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under
Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering
and manufacturing enterprises in India to set up a network of Public
Charging Infrastructure for electric mobility at various highways across
Southern California-based luxury electric vehicle automaker and
high-tech incubator Karma Automotive unveiled its new dedicated design
studio at its global headquarters in Irvine, Calif., before a group of
local stakeholders, business leaders, and employees.
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI),
one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers,
announced that it has signed a framework agreement with the Republic of
Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of up to
600 Enviro400ER double deck hybrid buses, capable of running in zero
emission mode for at least 2.5 kilometres.