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20.10.15

CONCEPT ELECTRIC BUS * UK - New platform enters testing programme

* Oxfordshire - Extended electric truck and bus chassis

-- A revolutionary range extended electric truck and bus chassis from a new to the industry business begins its testing programme in the UK this month before being readied for commercial operations... The company involved, Charge R&D Ltd, has substantial financial backing from Kinetik, a new $500 million international investment company. Charge, headquartered in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK, is developing electric powertrains for commercial vehicles and its platform offers game-changing driveline and vehicle solutions... It has two unique propositions that give it an edge over other solutions: cost and scalability. First, Charge’s product is expected to come to market at a price comparable to a conventional carbon fuel solution (excluding the battery cost); and secondly, it is designed to work in vehicles from 2.5 to 26 tonnes... Combined, these features will form an important part of Charge’s strategy to move the commercial vehicles market towards EV technology... 
(Photo: A Charge electric truck 2 weeks ago) -- Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK - UKHAULIER - 6th October 2015

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