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Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled
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1st Aug 2018
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Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled

Toyota has unveiled its second hydrogen fuel-cell Class 8 heavy-duty truck at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan. The new truck is dubbed Beta, and is part of its Project Portal program. Like the original Alpha truck, the new Beta model uses two "off-the-lot" Mirai drivetrains running in series, hooked up to a 12kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined setup generates over 500kW of power, and 1796Nm of torque.
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Derek Fung
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Toyota, Honda, Nissan team up on hydrogen network in Japan
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17th Dec 2017
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Toyota, Honda, Nissan team up on hydrogen network in Japan

Eleven Japanese companies, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, will work together to create a network of hydrogen refuelling stations across Japan. Joining the three automakers are six energy and infrastructure companies (JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Idemitsu Kosan, Iwatani, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas, and Air Liquide), as well as two financial firms (Toyota Tsusho, and the Development Bank of Japan).
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Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025
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27th Nov 2017
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Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025

Skoda has announced plans to offer five electric vehicles (EV) by 2025, along with its first plug-in hybrid in 2019. In a new release, the Czech subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group confirmed it is planning five EV models across "various segments", with the first model in this new electric family to be built in the Czech Republic.
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James Wong
Navya unveils autonomous taxi in Paris
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8th Nov 2017
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Navya unveils autonomous taxi in Paris

French autonomous car manufacturer Navya has slotted its self-driving hardware into a fully-autonomous taxi. The pure-electric Autonom Cab has room for six passengers, and hits 55mph (89km/h) given enough room. Oh, and it'll be on the roads next year.
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Scott Collie
Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come
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29th Oct 2017
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Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come

Toshiba has established itself as a leader in the field of electric vehicle (EV) battery technology, supplying the lithium-ion packs for the Mitsubishi i-Miev and Honda Fit (Jazz) EV. With a claimed life of 10 years and all the requisite safety precautions for use on the public road, the current Super Charge ion Battery (SCiB) does its job with a minimum of fuss.
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Scott Collie