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Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Earlier post.) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date.

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Cybertruck and F-150 electric-truck buyer priorities very different, survey suggests

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The level of unwavering commitment from many Tesla fans to the brand and its products may have met its match: Brand allegiance runs deep in the truck world. Those who have owned a truck before want their electric truck to come from one of the established truck brands.

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New Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: Complete styling overhaul as well as new tech offered

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Mercedes-Benz has today revealed the new GLA-Class

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Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Chevrolet unveiled the new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban. Each is enlarged, and redesigned to offer the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment.

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GKN Automotive launches new strategy to make electric propulsion more affordable

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GKN Automotive launched the next phase in its electrification strategy.

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Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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Primus Green Energy, partner commission FEED study on new GTL plant; gasoline the end product

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Primus Green Energy Inc., along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study with IHI E&C International Corporation for a first of its kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas.

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During which month is it riskiest to drive?

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by Michael Sivak. Ten years ago, I published an analysis showing that the risk of driving in the United States was lowest during late winter and early spring and highest during fall. That analysis covered years 1994 through 2006. The present study examined whether this pattern still holds.

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Intel introduces ‘Horse Ridge’ to enable commercially viable quantum computers

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Intel Labs unveiled what it believes is a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip—code-named “Horse Ridge”—that will speed up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.

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Volvo Trucks presents heavy-duty electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional transport

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Volvo Trucks, having recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transport, believes that electrification can become a competitive alternative also for heavier trucks.

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Rolls-Royce and Robert Allan present world’s first LNG-powered shallow-water push boat

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Rolls-Royce and Canadian vessel designers Robert Allan have developed the world’s first shallow-water push boat powered by LNG natural gas engines. At the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, classification society DNV GL gave its “Approval in Principle” to the new design.

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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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Baojun reveals images of its latest NEV

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In China, Baojun showed the first images of its newest new energy vehicle (NEV). The new model, the name of which will be revealed later, inherits Baojun’s new “interstellar” geometry design language.

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EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

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The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Ballard and HDF Energy sign development agreement for multi-megawatt fuel cell systems

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Mercedes-Benz and Bosch start San José pilot project for automated ride-hailing service; automated S-Class

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Bosch and Mercedes-Benz’s joint project to develop urban automated driving has now entered a new stage. Their pilot project for an app-based ride-hailing service using automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles has now been launched in San José, California.

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Rice University scientists show adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster

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Scientists at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering have discovered that placing specific defects in the crystalline lattice of lithium iron phosphate-based cathodes broadens the avenues through which lithium ions travel.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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Presales of the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption 3.0–2.8 l/100km; combined electric power consumption 22.9–21.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions 69–64 g/km) have just started in Germany and other European countries.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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Annual petroleum production in the US more than doubled from 2008 to 2018

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Annual petroleum production in the United States doubled from 6.8 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2008 to 15.3 mmbd in 2018, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Record levels of production began when the 11.8 mmbd in 2014 topped the previous high of 11.3 mmbd from 1970.

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Successful launch of VW sub-brand JETTA in China; ~30k vehicles in 3 months; ~80% SUVs

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Volkswagen has successfully launched its sub-brand JETTA in China with the new SUV VS5 and the VA3 sedan. Since market entry in September, nearly 30,000 vehicles were delivered to customers; almost 80% of JETTA deliveries were SUVs.

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Hydro-Québec will support the clean hydrogen sector in Québec

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Hydro-Québec operates some 60 hydroelectric generating stations, making it one of the largest hydroelectricity producers in the world. Decarbonizing the economy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the company’s priorities.

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Nexeon acquires key Si anode patent sets

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UK-based Nexeon, a company engineering silicon materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries, has acquired three important sets of patents relating to the use of silicon in lithium ion battery anodes.

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ENGIE selects Plug Power for refueling system for hydrogen-powered mine truck; 1 tonne H2/day

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ENGIE, a global energy and services company, has selected Plug Power Inc. to provide a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck (300 metric ton load capacity), which is set to begin operation next year. Earlier post.).

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Volkswagen demonstrates first successful real-world use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing

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Volkswagen AG has successfully demonstrated the world’s first live use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in Apex.AI; software for autonomous mobility

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Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Apex.AI , a a Palo Alto, California-based software company in the field of autonomous mobility. The investment will fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems, Apex.OS. Apex.AI

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BAE Systems and Jaunt Air Mobility to collaborate on electric energy management systems for urban air mobility platforms

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BAE Systems is collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electric energy management systems for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles through a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

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California Energy Commission approves first local energy efficiency standards that go beyond 2019 statewide requirements

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved six applications for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. There is a clear mandate to decarbonize our energy systems and our economy. At the state level, we should partner with, learn from, and support local jurisdictions who develop innovative solutions to improve the energy performance of their communities.

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KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and colleagues earlier developed an efficient process for methane pyrolysis.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region.

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IKEA, CMA CGM & GoodShipping successfully complete 2019 biofuel test program; HFO-equivalent bio-fuel oil

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO 2 are expected to hit 37 billion metric tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP), an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson.

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Van Hool orders 20 Ballard fuel cell modules to power buses in Holland

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Van Hool, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Belgium, for 20 FCveloCity-HD 85kW fuel cell modules to power buses in Groningen, the Netherlands, under the JIVE2 funding program.

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New collaborative project to optimize EV drive unit power density, efficiency and cost through advanced materials

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UK-based Drive System Design (DSD) is the lead partner in a new project that seeks to improve the efficiency of the integrated electric drive unit (EDU) of electric vehicles (EVs).

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BMW Group signs €540M supply contract with Ganfeng for lithium from mines in Australia

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As part of its electromobility expansion, the BMW Group is deepening its existing business relationship with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi (China). The two companies have signed a 5-year (2020 - 2024) supply contract for the lithium needed as a key raw material for battery cells. Ganfeng is the world’s third-largest and China’s largest lithium compounds producer and the world’s largest lithium metals producer in terms of production capacity as of 31 December 2017, according to CRU.

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FCA joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network to help build a more ethical EV supply chain

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FCA has joined the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN), an industry collaboration using blockchain technology to support sustainable, responsible sourcing and production practices from mine to market. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform and assured by RCS Global Group, the RSBN is on track to become commercially operational by spring 2020. Simultaneously, FCA will work with RSBN to launch a global audit and trace of cobalt in its supply chain.

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EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants.

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