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ALKANE TRUCK TO ESTABLISH ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
This announcement comes after the newly inked deal with vehicle manufacturer Agrale Brazil. Alkane Truck Company, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced it will establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the USA, Canada and Mexico over the next 36 months. Alkane is coordinating with economic development offices across North America to identify potential business partners interested in becoming contract assemblers.Read article
UK GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR DRIVERLESS AND LOW CARBON PROJECTS
The UK Government has awarded US$137 million (£109.7 million) of funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.
Seven innovative projects will share grants from the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government programme to put the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.
MAN LION’S CITY GL CNG BUSES FOR COPENHAGEN
Trafikselskabet Movia (Movia), a major Danish public transport agency serving Copenhagen and the surrounding district is deploying 41 articulated MAN Lion’s City GL CNG buses on the new BRT line in the city’s north. Since Movia does not itself own any vehicles, Arriva will be operating the line on its behalf.Read article
TOTAL TO FUEL EUROPEAN TRANSPORT WITH NATURAL GAS
French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total inaugurated its first natural gas fueling station in France, in Nantes. Natural gas fuel is an alternative fuel primarily used by distribution trucks and by public transport buses. Another 15 stations will be opened this year, followed by an additional 10 per year.Read article
BALLARD SIGNS CHINESE DEAL WORTH 11M DOLLAR WITH BROAD-OCEAN
Ballard Power Systems announced that it has entered into a definitive equipment supply agreement with Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd for the supply and delivery of 200 FCveloCity® fuel cell engines to be used in demonstrations of clean energy buses and commercial vehicles in key Chinese cities.Read article