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Toyota’s ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ fuel cell concept aims for long-range flexibility

 Toyota is debuting a new concept vehicle for the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a fuel cell vehicle that’s designed to get around 1,000 km (around 621 miles) on a single hydrogen pack that can be refuelled in about 3 minutes total. The concept looks like an aggressively future-styled minivan, though it’s billed as a “premium saloon,” and it’s got… Read More
Source: Toyota’s ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ fuel cell concept aims for long-range flexibility

London puts new hybrid electric black cabs on roads ahead of larger rollout

 London is staring up a pilot test of its electric black cabs (via Engadget), otherwise known as the TX5, after first revealing the vehicles back in 2015. The cars have 70 miles of pure EV range on their built-in battery pack, but can also go up to 400 miles using the onboard gas engine to generate the power for the battery and motor. The vehicles meet the conditions for London’s… Read More
Source: London puts new hybrid electric black cabs on roads ahead of larger rollout

Amazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go

 A recent Amazon patent could be an answer to range anxiety, albeit one that sounds a bit more sci-fi than practical solution at the moment: the newly granted patent (via Roadshow) describes a drone that could carry a battery charge for electric cars, and deliver them to any cars out on the road that need them while in route, providing enough juice to get to a proper charging station.… Read More
Source: Amazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go

LG to open Europe’s largest EV battery factory in Poland next year

 LG is opening Europe’s largest factory for building lithium-ion batteries destined for use in electric cars, the company announced. Its LG Chem division is going to open the doors for the facility in 2019 in Poland near Wroclaw, per Reuters, and the facility will be able to supply as many as 100,000 EV batteries per year beginning from next year. For comparison, Panasonic’s… Read More
Source: LG to open Europe’s largest EV battery factory in Poland next year

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks put to work in Port of LA pilot

 Toyota has hydrogen fuel cell transport trucks that generate no local emissions, and that have 670 horsepower and an 80,000 lb total weight capacity. The powertrain includes two of Toyota’s Mirai fuel cells, and a 12kWh battery charged by the cells. Toyota is now running a concept version of the truck along pilot routes that run around 200 miles per day, moving good between depots in… Read More
Source: Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks put to work in Port of LA pilot

Deutsche Post DHL to deploy self-driving delivery trucks by 2018

 At Nvidia’s GTC Europe conference today, one of the company’s partners detailed plans to bring an autonomous delivery fleet to operating status starting in 2018. Deutsche Post DHL Group wants to put trucks on the road in partnership with auto supplier ZF by that time frame, using electric light transport vehicles equipped with ZF’s Nvidia-based ProAI self-driving system.… Read More
Source: Deutsche Post DHL to deploy self-driving delivery trucks by 2018

Puerto Rico governor says “Let’s talk” after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

 Puerto Rico’s power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have a chat with Elon Musk about his recent offer to use Tesla batteries and solar power for the the job. Only 10 percent of the island has power at the moment and, according to… Read More
Source: Puerto Rico governor says “Let’s talk” after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

 Puerto Rico’s power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have a chat with Elon Musk about his recent offer to use Tesla batteries and solar power for the the job. Read More
Source: Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences in bet on autonomous flight

 Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company that focuses on autonomous flight systems designed to make robot aircraft and vehicles a reality. Boeing says that its acquisition of Aurora will help it push forward its efforts around self-flying vehicle development, for both military and commercial use. Aurora Flight Sciences has been developing its LightningStrike XV-24A vertical… Read More
Source: Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences in bet on autonomous flight