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Ekoenergetyka gets loan to finance European EV charger market

Ekoenergetyka, a leading European manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers, has signed a PLN 741 million ($182 million) loan agreement with Bank Pekao S.A. to finance the company’s further dynamic growth. Ekoenergetyka launched a new production line this month, which will improve efficiency and pro...

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48V cars. They’ll double in 5 years

Will the 48V cars be the protagonists of the decade?   48V cars. We’ve talked about it several times: call it micro-hybrid, mild-hybrid, light-hybrid or whatever you prefer, but the 48 Volt power supply is the shortest and most applicable way of the mix between ICE and power supply. BorgW...

UFI FIlters and automotive. For ICE and electric as well

UFI Filters and automotive. More than an application     DISCOVER MORE ABOUT UFI MULTITUBE UFI FIlters and automotive, a stable and lasting relationship involving passenger cars and trucks. All with a special consideration for electric vehicles. A couple of examples? UFI Multitube first la...

The third India Diesel Powertrain Summit in June 2020

The third India Diesel Powertrain Summit 2020 is scheduled on June 17-18 in Chennai, India. The event will be dedicated to providing the next 5-10 years of policy direction and supporting localized technological innovation as well as exploiting the market opportunities in India and other South Asian...

TAPA 2020 postponed in September

TAPA 2020: the Thai automotive show is postponed in extremis due to concerns to the Covid-19. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of Thailand decided to change the date. The passengers car exhibition is now scheduled on the beginning of September, from 3th to 5th. TAPA 2020: a bri...

A growing trend for electric bus market in Europe

In 2019, the European electric bus market set a new record tripling the figures of 2018. Nearly 12 per cent of city buses registered in 2019 were battery-electric. But things are going to get even deeper, very soon: Interact Analysis forecasts that «approximately 40% of new city buses registered in ...

Mercedes plug-in hybrid system: the diesel-electric star

The crown jewels of Mercedes plug-in hybrid system are still the 9G-Tronic transmission and the four-cylinder diesel engine OM654 in a 194 hp and 400 Nm version with Euro 6d TEMP emissions. We might then say that the marriage between hybrid technology and diesel is quite a perfect one. However, Dies...

The Nikola TRE e-truck will be produced in Ulm

The news was spread by CNH Industrial. The Nikola TRE e-truck will be produced at the Iveco plant in Ulm, Germany. There, the first trucks produced will be the BEV (Battery electric vehicle) heavy commercial vehicles, the first step towards the FCEV (Fuel-cell electric vehicles) hydrogen-powered mod...

All-plastic fuel vapor pump improves engine efficiency

Pierburg (Rheinmetall Automotive), Swoboda, BASF and General Motors have developed the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in serial production. The component is currently produced at Pierburg’s facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina and placed on the 2019 Cadillac XT4. The assembly is moun...

How much do the new diesel engines pollute?

Two different studies on the pollution levels of new diesel engines reveal quite disputable results. The issue is quite a hot one in the news currently, given the traffic restrisctions imposed in some large cities. Let’s start with the news that dampens the enthusiasm of the defenders of diese...
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