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  • Tevva welcomes breakthrough in battery technology Monday November 11, 2019

    Commercial EV company Tevva has welcomed a technological breakthrough in the US which enables rapid charging of batteries, potentially adding 200 miles of driving time. Scientists said they have discovered a way for vehicle batteries to take in 400Kw of energy in just 10 minutes, overcoming a major hurdle currently surrounding electric vehicles. “We demonstrated that we can charge an electrical vehicle in ten minutes for a 200 to 300 mile range,” said Chao-Yang Wang, professor of materials science and [...]

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  • Road network to feature ‘naked highways’ by 2027 Tuesday November 12, 2019

    Road signage will be eliminated in less than a decade as self-driving vehicles emerge and digital infrastructure is built, according to the UK’s umbrella organisation for self-driving technology, Zenzic. So-called “naked highways” will become a feature of the road network from 2027, according to Zenzic, which also said new planning guidance and blueprints for connected and automated mobility (CAM) ready cities, towns, highways and rural roads will become available from early next year. Zenzic said the physical evolution and decommissioning [...]

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  • Fleets weigh up benefits of alternative-fuel future Monday November 25, 2019

    New research by Rivus Fleet Solutions and the AA has revealed that, while fleet managers accept the need to move towards an alternatively fuelled future, many are continuing to invest in “more cost-effective” Euro-6 diesel vehicles. In a survey of 500 car and light CV fleet decision makers for the latest Operational Fleet Insight Report, researchers found the remaining barriers were cost, charging location, charging time and driver training. A “wait and see” attitude remained prevalent, the report said, although [...]

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