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Fairfax County & Dominion Energy launch Virginia’s first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle pilot project

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Fairfax County and Dominion Energy have launched passenger service on Relay—the first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle and test of driverless technology in public transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Why do owners of Toyota hybrids keep their vehicles so long?

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Toyota hybrid owners, on average, keep their cars much longer than owners of other vehicles. That's according to a new analysis from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used cars from model years 2012 and 2013 sold in 2020.

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Battery supplier SKI: 500 miles of range with 20 minutes of fast-charging, ready in 2021

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The South Korean supplier SK Innovation revealed Thursday that it’s developing cells that will only need two quick 10-minute charges to cover more than 500 miles of range when installed in an EV.

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Suzuki Swift tweaked for 2021

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The Suzuki Swift supermini has been given a minor update to keep it fresh in the face of rivals for 2021

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV).

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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MAN Truck & Bus outlined its roadmap for the development of CO 2 -free mobility solutions for longer-distance transport. The company is entering into several partnerships for this purpose.

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Researchers develop thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for green ethylene production

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Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for sustainable and long-term ethylene photoproduction. In the process, described in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry , recombinant Synechocystis sp.

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Texas A&M researchers develop framework to identify health impacts of self-driving vehicles

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Texas A&M University researchers have developed a conceptual model to identify systematically the potential health impacts of self-driving vehicles.

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New VW Golf now available to order with natural gas drive

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The new VW Golf is now also available in certain markets with natural gas drive: the Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS and three natural gas fuel tanks.

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Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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The Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has deployed 8 new Ebusco buses. From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich.

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Study: Americans working from home are using more power and paying higher bills

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A new study finds that from April to July American households spent an extra $6 billion to power their homes after a 10% rise in residential electricity use during the pandemic. To reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, roughly one-third of Americans are working from home.

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Wireless EV charging gets a boost: Single standard will harmonize systems up to 11 kw

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on Thursday announced the first global standard for wireless electric-car charging, which could help accelerate the technology's rollout. The standard—officially SAE J2954—applies to inductive-charging systems up to 11 kilowatts.

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The Hummer EV isn't the first electric truck in GMC history

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The recently-unveiled 2022 GMC Hummer EV was touted as the brand's first all-electric vehicle, but that's not entirely accurate.

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Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, added a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) production line at its Bishop, Texas manufacturing facility to support the significant growth in its high-value GUR engineered materials portfolio.

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US per capita transportation sector energy consumption has been relatively flat since 1974

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On a per capita basis, the transportation sector energy consumption in 2019 was 86 million Btu—a 54% increase from 1950 and about the same level as in 1974.

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Daimler Buses using high fresh air content, fast exchange and filtration to counter COVID

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In its fight against COVID-19 and for the protection of bus occupants, Daimler Buses is relying on a high fresh air content, a fast exchange of air and anti-viral high-performance particle filters in its vehicles.

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea GmbH, a European provider of renewable methane technology, has established a California-based US subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its technology in North America.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. State and local incentives could add further benefits.

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GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready

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Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV just introduced, that need applies more than ever.

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RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris

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In 2019, during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit representatives of Solaris and RATP Group (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) signed a contract for lease and tests of the Urbino 12 hydrogen. Over the next few weeks, RATP will test the hydrogen-fueled bus on the streets of Paris.

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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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Linde GmbH and Shell announced an exclusive collaboration agreement on ethane-oxidative dehydrogenation (E-ODH) technology for ethylene production.

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200,000 BMW i3 EVs produced in Leipzig over nearly 7 years

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At the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the 200,000 th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line last week. The BMW i3s (combined power consumption: 14.6 – 14.0

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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020.

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Santos reports successful CO2 capture and storage injection trial in Moomba CCS project

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Australia-based natural gas company Santos has successfully injected approximately 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide deep underground into depleted gas reservoirs as part of the final field trial for the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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Fisker establishing European HQ in Munich; Ocean SUV program advancing towards first gateway

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Fisker Inc. has selected Munich as the location for its European headquarters. Munich offers convenient access to key European EV markets and close proximity to Magna’s Graz facility in Austria.

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SEAT rolls out its first mobility platform developed by SEAT:CODE

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SEAT has created its first multimodal mobility platform as a service through its SEAT:CODE software development center. This platform is the first software product developed and marketed by the company in order to operate and manage vehicle fleets 100% digitally.

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Groundbreaking in Frankfurt for hydrogen refueling station for trains

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Representatives from the State of Hesse, RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), Alstom and Infraserv broke ground for a hydrogen filling station on the site of the Höchst industrial park in Frankfurt that will supply a fleet of 27 passenger fuel cell trains—currently, the world’s largest such.

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New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035

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New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars.

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Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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Snam signed a partnership agreement with ITM Power Plc, the UK-based producer of electrolyzers.

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Tires could be costing EV owners an extra charge a year, study suggests

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Over the life of an electric vehicle, tires can have a profound effect on electric vehicle range and efficiency. That’s been given more nuance with a new collaborative study, between Geely Research Institute, Shanglong Linglong Tire Co.,

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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General Motors Co. announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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ROUSH CleanTech begins production of new Gen 5 propane fuel system; Ford 7.3L V8

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ROUSH CleanTech began production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system last month. The company’s innovative propane autogas technology integrates Ford’s new 7.3L V8 engine in Class 3-7 chassis. Ford’s new 7.3L engine is compact, durable and easy to maintain.

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Report: LG Chem to triple cylindrical-cell production for EVs, plans "new form factor" cells

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Battery maker LG Chem plans to triple production of cylindrical cells used primarily by Tesla, and is developing an improved version of that cell format, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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Solaris unveils new Urbino 15 LE 15-meter tri-axle electric bus

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Solaris unveiled the Urbino 15 LE—a 15-meter battery-electric bus that is the company’s first electric bus targeted at both urban and intercity transport.

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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

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Germany investing €630M in new locks on Dortmund-Ems Canal to accommodate large freight ships

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The German federal government is investing €630 million (US$745 million) in the expansion and maintenance of the Dortmund-Ems Canal (DEK). The DEK is a 269 km canal between the inland port of the city of Dortmund and the seaport of Emden.

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