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Partnership could expand smart battery system beyond mobility

Partnership could expand smart battery system beyond mobility

EIT InnoEnergy will help Remagen-based e-bility expand its products and services, which include an exchangeable smart battery system with potential to be used for other products.

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg to run battery-powered trains

The Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B two-car electric trainsets can operate on rail routes with or without overhead power lines due to their battery hybrid drive.

UK's first converted 'electric avenue' announced

UK's first converted 'electric avenue' announced

Siemens has worked with ubitricity and Westminster City Council to convert 24 lampposts into EV charge points using existing city infrastructure.

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

The request for information aims to pave the way for the US state to create a green financing mechanism that effectively channels public and private funding to achieve its clean energy goals.

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

All-electric ride-hailing service extends its offering

All-electric ride-hailing service extends its offering

Start-up Go360 claims to offer a unique ride subscription model to help people get to work and transit hubs faster and easier using employee drivers.

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

The plan will sit alongside a citywide Climate Change Framework which sets out how the city as a whole can reach the agreed target of becoming zero carbon by 2038.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

The company will install 12 rapid charging points across the Welsh capital in 2020, powered by renewable energy and compatible with every EV on the market.

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

To further its environmental efforts, the city has also purchased 95,000 renewable energy credits to reduce its reliance on electricity and natural gas.