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Alan Harman


Alan writes about the auto industry in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other Asia/Pacific and emerging markets.


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EVs Not Only Way to Curb Emissions, Study Finds

While EVs do the most to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in most of the country, especially on both coasts and in the South, lightweight gasoline-powered vehicles in parts of the Midwest achieved a greater reduction, researchers found.


Startup Tying Autonomous Technology to Environment

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Trial Shows Smart Charging Eases EV Pressure on Grid

The trial showed smart charging, combined with time-of-use electricity tariffs, can help manage EVs’ potential impacts on the domestic electricity network and save EV drivers money.

Electrification Charging

Wheel Reinvented, Israeli Startup Claims

REE’s technology places the motor, steering, suspension, drivetrain, sensing, brakes, thermal systems and electronics into the wheel, creating a truly flat platform.


Hyundai Technology Fine-Tunes Valve Timing

Hyundai’s continuously variable valve duration engine technology adjusts how long a valve is open based on driving conditions.

Propulsion Engines

Toyota Australia Extends Mirai FCEV Trials

The Mirai FCEVs will be refueled using a mobile hydrogen refueler at Toyota Australia’s former manufacturing site in Altona in suburban Melbourne.

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