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An MOU between Hyundai, Komoco Motors and ITE Singapore paves the way for future EV technicians 

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Honda begins feasibility study on EVs in India

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As Climate Group’s EV100 initiative celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, five new members have joined, who will collectively transition over 44,000 vehicles to electric by 2030. New joiners include global pharmaceutical and biosciences company Bayer, British-based multinational bank ...

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A lasting — and valuable — legacy

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Drivers’ hours rules relaxed for those involved in Queen's funeral

The Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for drivers involved in the delivery of Operation London Bridge during the National Mourning period. ...

Webinar to tackle decarbonising vehicles that are hard to electrify

GreenFleet will be hosting the next in its series of Net Zero webinars, this time focusing on the alternative fuel solutions for those fleet operations that cannot yet be electrified, such as those using long haul HGVs and specialist ...

Electric Peugeot e-308 to be available next year

Peugeot has announced its new Peugeot e-308 hatch and estate will be available as 100% electric versions next year. Already available as plug-in hybrids, the new fully electric 308 and 308 SW will be powered by an electric powertrain, ...

PROTON Sets Up PRO-NET For New Energy Vehicles Business

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Australian team advances EV motor design

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Tutu Akinkoye, DHL Supply Chain’s GoGreen lead, shares how the organisation is investing in electric vehicles and gas-powered trucks as it progresses towards its end-goal of net zero emissions As part of your GoGreen plan, DHL has committed to ...

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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Tesla Battery?

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Most affordable electric cars in South Africa

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The way forward for electric commercial vehicles

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Transport sector pays tribute to the Queen

The transport sector has paid tribute to the Queen, following her passing away yesterday, 7th September, at 96 years old. Serving as head of state for more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch, serving as ...

Nearly six in ten European light-duty fleets could go electric

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Tata Tiago EV announced; new entry-level electric car

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Kempower to facilitate long-distance EV driving

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Jeep Has Four Electric SUVs on the Way, Including a Wagoneer

Jeep Most car makers are now fully embracing electric cars, with electric versions of existing cars and all-new EV lineups. Jeep revealed today that it’s working on four all-electric SUVs, which will all arrive by 2025. Jeep, owned by ...

CNG Fuels opens its tenth biomethane refuelling station

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Mina launches Knowledge Hub to share EV guidance

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Fleete to support operators of electric commercial vehicles

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Nudging drivers into electric vehicles

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