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Tokyo Tech team develops high-performance bimetallic OER electrocatalyst for water splitting

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A team led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a new bimetallic electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe 2 O 4.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

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ARBOC launches its first fully-accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus: Equess CHARGE

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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the Equess CHARGE.

Covid-19 Top Tip: I saved £70 a month by altering my mileage. Could you?

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UCLA team uses graphite to boost performance of lithium iron phosphate cathode materials

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Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) is widely used as a low-cost, safer cathode material for Li-ion batteries; however, low ionic and electronic conductivity limit its rate performance.

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Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a product that packages a fuel cell (FC) system into a compact module; the company plans to begin selling it in the spring of 2021 or later.

Anaheim Transportation Network receives $5M to further all-electric transit operation; partners with AMPLY Power

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The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) was awarded a $5-million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator.

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only.

USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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Scientists at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Santa Catalina Island, working with private industry, report that a new aquaculture technique on the California coast significantly increases kelp growth, yielding four times more biomass than natural processes.

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IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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The Covid-19 crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War, according to IEA data, but the overall decline of about 6% masks wide variations depending on the region and the time of year.

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Moscow aiming for all-electric bus fleet by 2032

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Moscow started to replace outdated diesel buses with electric buses in September 2018. There are now 600 electric buses on on 42 routes overall, and as replacements for traditional buses on 33 of those routes.

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Ford CEO wants more US battery production for stability, but it's also good for CO2

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Ford CEO Jim Farley is calling for more battery production in the United States to ensure stability of battery supplies, but that might also be good for carbon emissions, according to a recent report. "We We need to bring large-scale battery production to the U.S.,

Vulcan to collaborate with DuPont on Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process

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Vulcan Energy Resources will collaborate with DuPont Water Solutions,a leader in water filtration and purification, to test and to scale up Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) solutions for Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process. Earlier post.).

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XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

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China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market.

Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries. In the last year, there has been an explosive need for EV batteries. All car manufacturers seem to be following in the same footsteps as Tesla. In fact, Jaguar plans to become an “all-electric luxury brand” by 2025 [ 1 ] as mentioned on ABCNews.

J&M Sanitation deploys two BYD, Amrep electric refuse trucks

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J&M Sanitation, a family-owned business serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks, the first such battery-electric, zero-emission vehicles in Idaho. The trucks are replacing two current diesel vehicles.

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Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ completes taxi testing

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Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the taxiing of its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft, the latest milestone on its way to becoming the world’s fastest all-electric plane. Earlier post.)

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Teijin and Applied EV develop polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility

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Teijin and its joint development partner Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The new solar roof uses Teijin’s Panlite polycarbonate resin glazing for its surface. Solar roof.

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Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years.

Volkwagen Group brands using Prewave AI technology to minimize sustainability risks with predictive alerts

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The Volkswagen Group’s Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen brands are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify sustainability risks such as environmental pollution, human rights abuses and corruption at an early stage—not only among direct business partners but also at the lower levels of their supply chain.

CWind launches first hybrid-powered surface effect ship: CWind Pioneer

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CWind, a leading provider of project services, crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and GWO-accredited training courses to the offshore wind industry, and part of the Global Marine Group (a market leader in offshore engineering), has delivered the world’s first hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship (SES), the CWind Pioneer.

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Solaris Urbino 15 electric bus being tested by operators in Norway

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The Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric bus, i. the newest vehicle in Solaris’s zero-emission portfolio, is currently being tested by carriers in various Norwegian towns and cities. The bus, unveiled in October last year, will be shown off to both drivers and passengers.

Evonik introduces silicon-carbon composite material for anodes: Siridion Black

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Evonik has introduced the silicon-carbon composite material Siridion Black as a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Siridon Black features an amorphous Si/C structure with a unique carbon concentration gradient for superior stability and a high specific capacity of more than 3,300 mAh/g.

Ocean View School District selects The Mobility House for smart charging for electric bus fleet; SoCal Edison and CEC

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Ocean View School District in Oxnard, California, has selected The Mobility House for its extensive fleet energy management expertise around the world to provide smart charging for the district’s new electric bus fleet project, construction for which is now complete.

Toyota Yaris named 2021 European Car of the Year; 80% choose hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Toyota Yaris ( earlier post ) has been named as the 2021 European Car of the Year.

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Study: EVs use less raw materials than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

VW considers electric convertible: Why are there so few drop-top EVs?

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The Volkswagen MEB platform will underpin electric cars with a wide range of body styles, but could a convertible be among them? VW teased one on Monday, releasing renderings of an electric convertible while remaining vague on production prospects.

Deltamarin introduces new LNG-powered Kielmax container feeder design

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Deltamarin introduced the new LNG-powered Kielmax container vessel of the C.Delta series, C.Delta2100.

Nissan reaches 50% thermal efficiency with next-generation e-POWER system; STARC

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Nissan announced a breakthrough in engine efficiency, reaching 50% thermal efficiency with its in-development, next-generation e-POWER system. Nissan’s e-POWER system utilizes an on-board gasoline engine to provide electrical energy to the e-powertrain battery pack.

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As GM and Ford launch more EVs, dealers decide: Costly upgrades or obsolescence?

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Both General Motors and Ford face something that could be a help or a hindrance as they shift to electric vehicles: their massive dealer networks.

Faradion and Phillips 66 to develop lower cost and higher-performing sodium-ion battery materials

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UK-based Faradion, a developer of sodium-ion battery technology ( earlier post ), and Phillips 66 have launched a new technical collaboration to develop lower-cost and higher-performing anode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

Michelin performance EV tire draws from Formula E racing

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From the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air to the Audi E-Tron GT, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Polestar 2, this year marks an acceleration of electric car models geared for those expecting strong performance combined with the refinement of a luxury car—or close to it.

Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) (Maryland) Board of Education approved a contract on Tuesday evening with Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey electric fleet solutions, to convert the MCPS school bus fleet to all-electric, starting with 326 school buses over the next four years.

VW electric convertible, Volvo C40 Recharge debut, Nissan e-Hybrid efficiency: Today’s Car News

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Nissan hits a 50% thermal efficiency with an engine set for hybrid duty. Volvo reveals the first EV for its lineup that won’t get a gasoline equivalent. And VW teases the idea of an electric Cabriolet. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover revealed, with aims for all-electric brand by 2030

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Volvo has revealed a second fully electric model, called the C40 Recharge, and laid out a concrete plan for the brand’s transition to only electric cars.

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group complete creation of fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

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Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group completed the transaction to form the previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. Earlier post.) The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG for approximately SEK 6.3 billion (approximately €0.6 billion) on a cash and debt-free basis.

Nissan claims 50% thermal efficiency, from engine for e-Power hybrid system

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Nissan claims to have made a major efficiency breakthrough in efficiency for an internal-combustion in its e-Power hybrid system. The automaker announced Friday that it had reached 50% thermal efficiency, which is the percentage of energy converted to work within the engine.