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Vietnam’s Five Year Plan Towards Sustainable Mobility

Vietnam Five Year Plan Towards Sustainable urban Mobility electric vehicle hybrid bus

Vietnam has a problem. Between now and 2050, its economy may see the strongest growth globally, according to a February 2017 forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But that may also see its air pollution crisis worsening further.   Urbanisation Challenges Vietnam counts two cities ranked in the top 20 of Numbeo’s 2017 Pollution Index. Its largest city, Ho Chi Minh, is the most polluted city

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Philippine Government Agencies Leads the Charge in Green Vehicles

Philippine Government Agencies Leads the Charge in Green Vehicles Toyota Prius Hybrid by Japan NPGA fund low emission

On May 19, Japan handed over 24 hybrid Toyota Prius cars to the Philippines government. They were part of 81 vehicles to be delivered in three batches — 77 units of hybrid technology vehicles, 4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) and 4 units of EVs with charging stations. According to Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, the vehicles will add emphasis to

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JD.com unveils ‘Smart Logistics’ strategy to Last Mile Autonomous Delivery Service

Autonomous robots are once again top priority for the Chinese e-commerce industry. Xiao Jun, head of JD’s X Lab, a business unit dedicated to adopting cutting edge technology in logistics and delivery, told China Daily that the company will soon launch a couple of new hybrid power-driven drones to further implement the company’s “smart logistics” strategy. “The existing 3-axis and 6 rotor drones that [are] being tested in Suqian, Jiangsu province, have helped the company to collect flying data so as to enhance the performance of theupcoming new devices.” “We’ve made certain progress for improving the drones in two perspectives – flying distance and maximum capabilities,” said Xiao. “We’ve been testing gas-powered drones and hybrid drones in some scenarios to replace the existing battery-driven devices as the latter heavily rely on battery lives and reserve obvious limitations due to the current performance of batteries.” He noted that the drone delivery service will specialize in rural areas of the nation where normal ground transportation is not as efficient. Shi Xianliang, vice president of China Society of Logistics and associate dean of the Schoolof Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University, said by following the technologies gradually as they mature and costs reduce, internet companies such as JD and Alibaba have secured the ability to deploy to autonomous regions for commercial usage. However, he said that one of the core issues needing to be solved is the traffic regulations and laws that are associated with drones or autonomous vehicles. He believes that the technologies’ development and improvement will appear ahead of the rule-making progress. JD.com recently joined hands with the university to kick off a robot R&D challenge, aiming to encourage college students to participate in the company’s autonomous services development, including warehouse management, drones and self-driving automotive deliveries. The challenge will eventually be introduced to other universities in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, Xi’an and Wuhan. ChinaDaily.com

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Mercedes Brand EVs Coming to China

Germany’s Daimler AG plans to sell Mercedes-Benz branded all-electric battery cars in China, its China chief said on Wednesday, as the automaker capitalizes on government initiatives aimed at growing the market for new-energy vehicles (NEVs). Hubertus Troska said the government’s push, which involves tax breaks and other policy support, helped the number of NEVs sold last year surpass 300,000, making

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China to Impose Higher Tech Standards on Electric Vehicle Startups

China’s electric-vehicle industry, with 200-plus companies backed by a raft of billionaires, verges on a massive shakeout as the government imposes stricter technology standards on fledgling manufacturers and considers limiting their number to only 10. The higher standards would be aimed at weeding out the weak, said a senior executive with the state-backed auto manufacturers’ association, and they may push as

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Subaru All-Electric Crossover for North America Market

The Japanese brand aims to release a midsize All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle based on its Forester or Outback crossover, Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reported Aug. 8, without identifying the source of the information. Subaru plans to launch an all-wheel-drive electric crossover in the U.S. by 2021 to meet more stringent emissions regulations, a Japanese newspaper reported. The new model is expected to ride

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Automakers ‘not even trying’ to Sell Electric Cars

While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry proposals to relax emissions standards, one Tesla executive advocates stricter rules to force automakers to sell more electric cars. Established automakers are ignoring the potential of electric cars, Diarmuid O’Connell—Tesla’s vice president of business development—told Forbes and other media at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing

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