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October 22, 2014
Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 22, 2014
As part of its international expansion programme, Australian-based electric vehicle (EV) specialist, Tritium, has signed its first preferred-supplier agreement in Europe with E-WALD, a leading German provider of emobility solutions. E-WALD, which operates a fleet of electric cars and charging stations across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has been appointed to install and support the Veefil Electric Vehicle Fast Charger throughout these countries, as well exclusively market the charger to its c ... read more

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China auto sales up 2.5% in September: industry group
China's auto sales rose just 2.5 percent year-on-year in September, the slowest growth for any month this year, an industry group said Monday, as a weak economy took a toll on the world's largest car market. ... more
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Tesla unveils new electric car for bad weather
Electric car giant Tesla on Thursday unveiled a new two-engine vehicle designed to perform in bad weather, featuring four-wheel drive and anti-collision technology. ... more
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Siri can be distraction to drivers: US study
Drivers using hands-free virtual assistants like Apple's Siri can be distracted by the technology, creating safety hazards, according to a study released Tuesday. ... more
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Lamborghini reveals Asterion LPI-910, hybrid supercar that hits 199 mph and gets 57 mpg
Lamborghini's latest concept car, the Asterion LPI-910 achieves a rare and sought after feat in the automotive world, a supercar with overwhelming power and speed with a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly hybrid engine. ... more
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Musk: Next Tesla cars will self-drive 90 percent of the time
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, had already scheduled a series of announcements - presumably about the company's new line of electric cars - for October 9, but he may have already let one of most buzz-worthy talking points out the bag. ... more
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High-tech gadgets drive wow factor at Paris motor show
Ever had trouble getting out of a tight parking space? Had a crash in a foreign country? And what if your car could avoid a potentially fatal collision with a pedestrian? ... more
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EU warns Germany as car coolant row heats up
The EU warned Germany Thursday it risks court action for breaching environment rules unless it forces luxury automaker Daimler to use a new air-conditioning coolant deemed less likely to cause climate change. ... more
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California Issues Permits for 29 Self-Driving Cars
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued permits allowing 29 self-driving vehicles to be tested on Californian freeways and neighborhoods with a human onboard incase the car malfunct ... more
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Reducing traffic congestion with wireless system
by Larry Hardesty for MIT News Office At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, ... more
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Car hacking: the security threat facing our vehicles
The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert. ... more
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GM expects record 2014 sales in China: executive
US auto giant General Motors (GM) expects to sell a record number of cars in China - its biggest market - this year, an executive said Wednesday, despite an investigation of the sector over pricing policies. ... more
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Swedish carmaker Saab to lay off one third of staff
Swedish auto maker Saab, which is trying to resolve serious financial difficulties by attracting new investors, said Wednesday it was cutting 200 jobs, more than one third of its workforce. ... more
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BYU electric car sets new E1 land speed record at 204 mph
An ultralight electric car - an E1 streamliner called Electric Blue - just set a new land speed record for vehicles in its class, averaging 204.9 mph during two qualifying runs this month on the Bonneville Salt Flats of northwestern Utah. ... more
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Nissan to make luxury cars in new China joint venture
Japanese carmaker Nissan said Monday that it has formed a new joint venture with its Chinese partner Dongfeng to produce Infiniti luxury cars in the world's largest auto market. ... more
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Automaker gets first permit in the Golden State
On Tuesday, Audi got the first permit issued by California to test self-driving cars. ... more
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Strati 3D-printed electric car unveiled at expo in Chicago
A world record was broken at the International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago last week. For the first time ever, a car was made using a 3D printer. ... more
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Tycoon Branson backs ride-sharing service Sidecar
San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Sidecar on Monday announced a $15 million funding round that included backing by British tycoon Richard Branson. ... more
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150-car pile-up kills two in Netherlands
Two people died on Tuesday when around 150 vehicles smashed into each other in pile-ups caused by heavy fog on a busy Dutch highway during rush hour, rescue officials said. ... more
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Toshiba Provides Rapid Recharge SCiBT Batteries for Proterra Bus Fleet
Toshiba has announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra Inc., the leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus man ... more
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China fines Volkswagen affiliate $40.5 mn for price-fixing
An affiliate of German carmaker Volkswagen has been fined more than $40.5 million for price-fixing in China, authorities said Thursday, the latest company to be punished under a sweeping anti-monopoly crackdown. ... more
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Electric supercar race ends in a serious crash
An electric supercar flipped and flew through the air at Beijing's FIA Formula E Championship on Saturday. ... more
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Moscow Plans to Install 150 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
150 electric car charging stations are expected to be installed in Moscow by the end of the year, the Department of Transport reports. "Over the next years we have to create full infrastructur ... more
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Carnegie Mellon's smart headlights spare the eyes of oncoming drivers
A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from ... more
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Tesla chief says self-driving cars just around corner
US electric car maker Tesla is developing technology that could see vehicles run on "full auto pilot" in as little as five or six years, according to its chief executive Elon Musk. ... more
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