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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
SOLARIS ENTERS DUTCH BUS MARKET
A total of 40 new Solaris Urbino 18 articulated buses will be ordered from Solaris by Connexxion, a large Dutch owned by Transdev. This is the first ever order won by Solaris on the Dutch market.Read article
VOLVO SELLS 203 CITY BUSES TO PANAMA CITY
Volvo has sold 203 city bus chassis to the urban public transportation system of Panama City. After the delivery, nearly 1,500 Volvo buses will be running in the capital of Panama.Read article
CUMMINS AND EATON IN DRIVELINE JV
Cummins and Eaton are expanding their partnership in vehicle powertrains with the establishment of a new 50-50 joint venture that will be called Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies.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.