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Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans: Also reliable in the cold, ice and snow: the electric Vito on endurance trials at the Polar Circle

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Endurance test successful: customers can also rely on the new eVito in adverse weather conditions. This is the conclusion reached by the development team from Mercedes-Benz Vans who subjected the fully-electric van to extensive winter trials in northern Sweden. The new eVito was thoroughly tested for several weeks in the Scandinavian winter, ...

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BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. A key element of the brand’s continued strategic development will be local production of future battery-electric MINI vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility. To ...

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Scott Mercer, Co-Founder & CEO, Volta confirmed for Powertrain Detroit

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Scott Mercer, Co-Founder & CEO, Volta has been confirmed as a speaker at Powertrain Detroit in the electrification session. About Powertrain Detroit Organised by AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS (www.automotivemegatrends.com), Powertrain Detroit is a one-day multi-track conference and tech showcase dedicated to the stakeholders responsible for the fuel-efficient and lightweight cars of tomorrow. ...

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Honda Civic diesel launched with class-leading emissions

Following a successful series of launch events for the corporate market, the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel is stamping its mark on the fleet sector. With class-leading emissions and fuel economy, it offers customers another viable option within the marque’s corporate portfolio, as well as excellent value for money. ...

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Bridgestone is back for Geneva International Motor Show 2018

Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company[1], is returning for the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, from 8th to 18th March, with an impressive display of innovative mobility solutions, including their latest products for passenger cars. Bridgestone and Firestone booth: Hall 6 – Stand 6253 New ...

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Groupe Renault and EEM to create first ‘smart island’ in Porto Santo

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Groupe Renault, European electric vehicle leader, and EEM Empresa de Electricitade da Madeira, SA, which produces, transports and distributes and sells electricity on the two inhabited Portuguese islands of the Madeira archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo), today announced the launch of a smart electric ecosystem on the island of Porto ...

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All-electric Mercedes-Benz Trucks for the heavy-duty distribution sector: Sustainable, fully electric and quiet: Mercedes-Benz eActros to roll out to customers in 2018

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In 2016 Mercedes-Benz Trucks became the first manufacturer in the world with a heavy-duty electric truck. The technology pioneer is now taking the logical next step: putting its electric truck, the eActros, out on the road with customers. Ten vehicles in two variants, with a gross vehicle weight of 18 ...

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New Nissan LEAF gets 5-star safety rating

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The new Nissan LEAF has received a five-star safety rating, the highest possible, from the Japan New Car Assessment Program. In earning the top grade, the zero-emission LEAF with ProPILOT autonomous technology scored 94.8 points out of a possible 100 for occupant safety in a collision. The program is organized by Japan’s ...

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