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  • The UK government has unveiled plans to invest £37mn in developing the UKs electric chargepoint infrastructure. A total of 12 projects will share the funding, which will support innovative developments including solar-powered forecourts, underground charging systems and electric vehicle (EV) wirele...

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  • In Germany, the 2017 version of the Mercedes S550E hybrid sedan uses the wireless electric vehicle charging system in which a mains-fed induction coil in a silver-plated charging pad creates an electromagnetic field that transmits power to a similar coil underneath the car. 

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  • Demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in the UK fell for the first time in 26 months in June 2019 as the overall market fell for the fourth consecutive month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).UK new car registrations were down 4.9% to 223,421 units, takin...

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  • Reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is achievable, but requires immediate action across the whole energy system, according to the latest annual Future Energy Scenarios report from National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO). Greater coordination across electricity, gas, heat and transport...

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  • The time for electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK is almost here half of mainstream consumers would likely choose a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) as a main or second household car, or a battery electric vehicle (BEV) as a second car, in the next five years. So says the transport innovat...

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  • In US, Rolls-Royce has ground-tested the M250 hybrid built around a M250 turboshaft engine type with battery cells, electric generators and an advanced power management system. In series-hybrid mode, this is powered by the turboshaft and electric system, the battery powering the other equipment.In p...

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  • In UK, Derwent Aviation is further developing the dual-drive booster (DDB) comprising a gearbox and electric motor/generator added to the current direct-driven turbofans. This will augment take-off, climb and cruise power with battery power for short-to-medium range aircraft. DDB incorporates an epi...

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  • ScottishPower and Glasgow City Council have revealed a bold vision to transform Glasgow into the UKs first net zero city. With Scotland having set itself a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2045, the two organisations say they will start work on a range of programmes to ensure the count...

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  • Stephen Harksin examines the opportunities that European utilities are hoping to exploit as electric vehicles come to market in the next decade and what this could mean for the future of the electricity system. He also draws attention to the hurdles that could still sink this transport paradigm shif...

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  • In Russia, the Central Institute of Aviation Motors displayed a mock-up of a 500 kW turbo-electric aircraft using lightweight superconductors. The gas turbine power plant supplies power to an electric motor driving a 6-bladed propeller, together with a back-up battery. 

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