Research

10 Dec 2018

NEW CONSORTIUM TO STIMULATE LARGE SCALE ROLL OUT OF LNG

NEW CONSORTIUM TO STIMULATE LARGE SCALE ROLL OUT OF LNG A new consortium 'BioLNG EuroNet' announced a commitment to the further expansion of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a road transport fuel across Europe with new infrastructure that should ensure the long-term success and mass scale adoption. The consortium, comprising Shell, Disa, Scania, Osomo and Iveco will each deliver separate activities. Besides 2,000 more LNG trucks on the road it wants to realize 39 LNG fuelling stations and the construction of a BioLNG production plant in the Netherlands.

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06 Dec 2018

SECOND LIFE FOR ELECTRIC BUS BATTERIES IN SWEDEN

SECOND LIFE FOR ELECTRIC BUS BATTERIES IN SWEDEN Volvo Bus is participating in a research project where Volvo Buses, Göteborg Energi, Riksbyggen and Johanneberg Science Park are working together to examine electricity storage in apartment blocks that have their own electricity production via solar panels. Volvo Bus is supplying the batteries for this project. It are the used batteries from the very first Volvo electric buses operating since 2015 in Swedish Gothenburg.

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28 Nov 2018

ADL AND STAGECOACH IN TRIAL AUTONOMOUS FULL-SIZED BUS

ADL AND STAGECOACH IN TRIAL AUTONOMOUS FULL-SIZED BUS Scotland is to host the trial of the first autonomous full-sized passenger bus fleet. The trial – to begin during 2019 – will include five autonomous single deck vehicles which will run between Fife and Edinburgh. The buses – operated by Stagecoach East Scotland – will be used autonomously to Level 4 standard which means that a driver must remain on board during any journey in line with UK regulations.

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10 Nov 2018

RESEARCH PROJECT ON ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE FIRE RISKS

RESEARCH PROJECT ON ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE FIRE RISKS Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection is contributing to a research project funded by Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova – Strategic vehicle research and innovation (FFI), where risks posed by lithium-ion vehicle batteries will be addressed and investigated. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden initiated this project focusing on how fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries in vehicles should be managed.

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