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Of the perhaps 10 companies working on wireless magnetic inductive electric vehicle charging, Momentum Dynamics says its technology has a few advantages and chief among these is simply that “it works.” The implication that it’s heads above all others is a bold one, but its CEO Andy Daga said it wasn’t the first to suggest […]

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Last week in Indianapolis we had opportunity to drive a Ford E-350 van converted to a plug-in series hybrid by ALTe while learning also of the company’s plans for the alternative energy fleet market. Before retrofitting a 2.0-liter Ford Focus four-cylinder engine/generator, two Remy motors, and 21.6-kwh A123 Systems battery pack, the Ford got around […]

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In the U.S. we more often hear of Nissan’s all-electric Leaf but this week Renault-Nissan announced the registration of the 10,000th Renault Kangoo Z.E. The small electric van’s milestone sale was commemorated by having its keys handed over to Deutsche Bahn’s Gerhard Dech at the Frankfurt auto show Sept. 10. Targeted at European fleet customers […]

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Kansas City’s Smith Electric Vehicles announced that it has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture (JV) with Taikang Technology Corporation in Taiwan. Smith Electric Vehicles describes itself as the leading global producer of all-electric medium-duty commercial vehicles. Taikang Technology Corporation is a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan that has twenty-five […]

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