Ultra-low emission vehicles rise by 27% in the United Kingdom
It has been announced, Birmingham is to host the world's first zero emission vehicle summit as exemplar of the government's Industrial Strategy. Due to be held in September 2018, the summit will focus on vehicle technology to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality.
Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot
Nissan has unveiled an autonomous robot, which can draw football pitches wherever there is space.
New Nissan Leaf sold every 10 mins, total Europe sales reach 100,000
Nissan is celebrating the 100,000th delivery of the LEAF car this month in Europe, in a move hailed as a victory for electric mobility. Globally, over 320,000 Nissan LEAF have been sold, making it the most sold EV in the world.
Nissan to launch three new EVs and five new e-POWER models in Japan
Nissan plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022, the company announced.
Fastned wins another tender in the UK
Fastned will build and operate fast charging stations in Newcastle and Sunderland.
Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE explore electric car batteries
Hitachi Europe Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE have demonstrated a pioneering project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building.
Recycled car batteries power street lights
Japan's first plant specializing in the reuse and recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles is set to open amid growing demand for electric cars.
Robo-vehicle mobility service trial in Japan
Nissan and DeNA will begin a field test of Easy Ride, the robo-vehicle mobility service being developed by both companies, on March 5.
Electric Vehicles at CES 2018
IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018. Key themes from automotive companies and suppliers were not only the vehicles themselves, but the increasing intersection between autonomy, connectivity and electrification through partnerships and ambitious technology development roadmaps.
YASA opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility
YASA's new Oxford production facility was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.
Hotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers
Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan's autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions.
BCAST is a university institute that research liquid metal engineering, they have developed a high shear device for the melt conditioning of aluminium and magnesium. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins visited the facilities and interviewed Eric Nyberg (Director of Programmes).