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Researchers develop an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode using wax

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A research team led by Prof. Quan-Hong Yang at Tianjin University and Prof. Wei Lv at Tsinghua University has developed a wax-PEO coating on lithium metal surface by a simple dip coating method to realize an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode.

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. will decrease. The report, issued last week, forecasts that U.S. CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2

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Hyundai Motor Group develops world first active shift control for hybrids

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimizes transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times.

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Superchargers at the Strip: Tesla rolls out first entire V3 station in Las Vegas

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Want to leave whatever happened in Las Vegas? Tesla is allowing its owners—especially those with a Model 3—to do just that, with a very speedy recharge right on the Strip.

5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants.

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Hong Kong team devises new strategy for regenerating Li-ion battery electrode materials

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Researchers in Hong Kong have used biodegradable organic methanesulfonic acid (MSA) to leach valuable metals from waste LiCoO 2 powders for battery material regeneration. Under the optimal conditions, leaching efficiencies of lithium and cobalt are achieved at nearly ?100% 100% and ?100%,

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ZF presents new electric 2-speed drive for passenger cars

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ZF has introduced a new 2-speed electric drive for passenger cars that integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics. The improvement in energy conversion efficiency compared to previous e-drives extends the driving range for each battery charge.

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MAHLE-led consortium’s micro-CHP CNG engine provides 20% efficiency boost over current market best

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European team discovers new top-performing solid-state fast ionic conductor for Li-ion batteries

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With portable EV fast chargers, could backup juice be as easy as pizza delivery?

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Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system.

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MIT researchers develop method to make smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte

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Researchers at MIT have devised a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, promising faster charging and potentially higher-voltage solid-state lithium ion batteries.

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Continental, TU Chemnitz inaugurate new fuel cell laboratory

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Continental AG is expanding its fuel cell technology sector. In strategic cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology Professorship of Advanced Powertrains (ALF), the newly established Fuel Cell Laboratory for Fuel Cell Technology was dedicated on 17 July.

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Lexus developing electric-car platform, considering in-wheel motors

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Electric cars are winning over even the most skeptical of automakers. Last month, Toyota announced it was teaming up with Subaru to develop a dedicated electric platform for a new SUV.

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $70M to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses throughout state

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $70 million in funding to replace more than 200 old diesel school buses with all-electric buses that will reduce school children’s exposure to harmful emissions and help the state reach its climate and air quality goals. School buses are by far the safest way for kids to get to school. But diesel-powered buses are not safe for kids’ developing lungs, which are particularly vulnerable to harmful air pollution.

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Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

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18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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The operators SETA Modena and TEP Parma, both providing carrier services in the Emilia-Romagna region in the North of Italy, have placed orders for 18 modern Solaris Trollino 12 vehicles. Eight of the trolleybuses commissioned will join the fleet of SETA Modena, the other ten will go to TEP Parma.

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Audi e-tron GT first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with actual prototype in 3P workshops

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The Audi e-tron GT is the first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with an actual prototype in the 3P (Production Preparation Process) workshops, according to Markus Moinot, Head of Production Planning Processes in Neckarsulm.

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.

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Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green electricity

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Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant to demonstrate the company’s electrified and extremely compact eSMR Methanol technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable methanol from biogas.

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Lotus unveils $2M electric hypercar Evija (Type 130); 2,000 PS, 1,700 Nm

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Lotus unveiled its electric hypercar, the Evija, formerly called the Type 130 ( earlier post ). Carrying a starting price of €1.7 million (US$2.1

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US used vehicle sales are more than double the number of new vehicle sales

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In the US, the used light-duty vehicle market is more than twice the size of the new light-duty vehicle market for each year shown. Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new vehicle sales were 17.2 million. Used vehicle sales include pre-owned vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers, and private party transactions. Behavior Market Background

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle range, performance specs revealed

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Up until now, the most important factors surrounding the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle—other than that Harley is making an electric motorcycle—have been missing or vague.

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New Volkswagen MQ281 manual gearbox shaves up to 5g CO2/km

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Volkswagen has developed a new generation manual gearbox; the MQ281 saves up to five grams of CO 2 per kilometer depending on the engine-gearbox combination.

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Lotus Evija supercar marks start of a new electric era for sports-car brand

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Lotus is no newcomer to electric cars, having produced the chassis for the original Tesla Roadster. On Wednesday, the British sports car company unveiled its own electric sports car, the Evija, which it says will be the most powerful car on the market with electric motors producing 1,973 horsepower.

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NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

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Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased from about 4% to as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution during the week before delivery.

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Volkswagen wagons in US fall to SUV surge

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Volkswagen of America announced today that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen will end production with the 2019 model year.

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Audi’s predictive active suspension in the A8; powered by 48V system

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Audi is offering a predictive active suspension for the new Audi A8 luxury sedan ( earlier post ). Electromechanical actuators adjust the suspension. They can lift up or force down each of the luxury sedan’s wheels individually, to manage the body’s ride height in every situation actively.

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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Queen’s researchers discover first species endangered from deep sea mining

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Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, otherwise known as the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans. The research is published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The scaly-foot snail. Chrysomallon squamiferum , also known as the sea pangolin, displays unique iron-infused scales. The species has recently been listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List.

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Harley-Davidson gives Livewire owners free charging with Electrify America

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Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year.

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Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In total, the amount of NME deployed globally in May 2019 increased by 57% versus the same month the year prior due to rising BEV sales and growing adoption of higher-nickel cathode chemistries, such as NCM 523, 622 and 811.

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Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes test new autonomous vehicle features

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Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes have tested new autonomous vehicle features in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines (France), following on from the trial carried out in July 2017, which led to the crossing of a tollgate in full autonomous mode for the first time. Earlier post.).

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Polestar 2 performance package cues Tesla Model 3 rivalry

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Quite a few automakers are gunning for Tesla, especially startup automakers in Silicon Valley and China. Perhaps the most direct, credible threat, however, comes from Polestar, Volvo division that plans to focus on performance-oriented electric cars.

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JAXA and Toyota begin joint research into manned pressurized lunar rover

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a three-year joint research agreement running from fiscal year 2019 to fiscal year 2021.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Just ahead of electric-car push, voice systems are about to get much smarter

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Volkswagen knows that there’s a frustrating disconnect over voice commands in the car. Through today’s relatively inexpensive speakers and smart devices at home, you’re able to give simple natural-language requests and most of the time it just works.

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Ad for 2020 Porsche Taycan: Building the grand vision, seeking renewable power?

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first widely available electric car designed around 800 volts—and in Porsche's newest advertisement, the company wants to make sure the power supply is ready.

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