2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first BEV to earn 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 awarded to developers of Li-ion battery

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin; M.

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Toyota to showcase next-generation Mirai Concept FCEV at 2019 Tokyo show

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Toyota will preview the next generation of its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Mirai Concept,” a final-stage development model of the second-generation Mirai will be on view at “Future Expo” from 24 October until 4 November at Megaweb.

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Green Car Reports' top 10 greenest cars for 2019

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Efficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. But where they go from there is anything but common among the vehicles. The most efficient vehicles on our list did more with their energy than the

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV shows strong in IIHS crash tests

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With the new results announced Thursday for one new IIHS crash test for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, all the evidence and test results are finally in for this compact electric car. And it’s so, so close. The Bolt is so close to an IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+, that is.

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2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

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With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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2019 Tesla Model 3 crash test secures 5-star safety for entire lineup

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With tests newly posted for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor (all-wheel drive) version, the entire Model 3 lineup now earns. The federal government has crashed another Tesla Model 3.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which electric car is best?

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Big strides in battery capacity mean that picking between the 238-mile 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and the recently boosted 226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes down to a dozen miles of range. We’re a long way from peak electric car, but we’ve finally left base camp. After a week behind the wheel of both electric cars, I’m not sure there

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

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percent in 2019, in what it says is the largest decrease since 2015. 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.

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Daher, Airbus and Safran team up to develop distributed hybrid propulsion aircraft demonstrator: EcoPulse 2019

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Daher, Airbus and Safran are partnering for the design and development of the wing-mounted EcoPulse distributed hybrid propulsion demonstrator with a maiden flight scheduled in 2022.

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2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

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But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over.

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First drive review: Is 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid electric enough?

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Last week, mostly avoiding tailpipe emissions and driving the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid on plug-in charge, we quietly cruised past the eco-villages, community gardens, and co-ops that are a permanent fixture there, to the tie-dyes and.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. The ‘New Energy Vehicle’ quota takes effect this year but the requirements for 2019 are relatively modest. Sales in Italy have been slow but should start picking up in 2019, while sales in the UK will likely be flat or declining after the government eliminated support for popular plug-in hybrid models.

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Tesla reports record deliveries of ~95,200 vehicles in Q2 2019

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In a filing with the SEC, Tesla said that in Q2 2019, it achieved record production of 87,048 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 95,200 vehicles. Tesla Q2 2019 production and deliveries. In addition, it made significant progress streamlining global logistics and delivery operations at higher volumes, enabling cost efficiencies and improvements to its working capital position.

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Sales of Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell Nexo pass 1K unit mark in 2019

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The Nexo was awarded the highest rating in the Euro NCAP test, a European car safety assessment program, and the Nexo’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain was included in the list of the 2019 Top 10 Engines by Ward’s Auto.

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ZF unveiling robo-taxi at CES 2019; ProAI RoboThink controller

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At CES 2019, ZF will unveil a steering-wheel- and pedal-free robo-taxi to show how its technologies enable new forms of urban mobility. Users can hail the taxi using their smartphone or tablet; the robo-taxi will maneuver autonomously to pick them up.

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2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

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One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep.

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Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for August 2019

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Auto-loan interest rates have started to fall slightly in August—but that hasn't yet made it any easier to find great deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars. And yet, the deals are out there. Our partners at CarsDirect.com found deals as low as $179 a month in August.

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Mazda starts US pre-orders for diesel 2019 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced at the New York International Auto Show that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the diesel-powered 2019 Mazda CX-5 in the US market. The 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with Skyactiv-D 2.2

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gas mileage review: The ideal family hauler

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Seating for six, up to 32-miles of EPA-rated all-electric range, and a 30-mpg combined rating set the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid up to be not just the ideal minivan but the ideal family mover at this point in time.

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. Zero-emission vehicles represented roughly 3% of all new, light-duty vehicles sold in the first half of 2019, compared to roughly 2% during the same period in 2018. Since 1 May 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicle, will receive an incentive of $5,000.

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@LATimes Asks The Wrong Questions For 2019 Ignores Climate Crisis & Blows The Story Again With Questionable Reporting #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Adamas: lithium usage for EV batteries up 76% year-over-year in February 2019

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In February 2019, 76% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of newly-sold passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s “EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker”.

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Adamas: EV sales up just 20% in April 2019 but total battery capacity deployed up 69%

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Despite weak EV sales growth in April 2019 versus the same month the year prior (up just 19.6%), total battery capacity deployed in newly-sold EVs (in GWh) increased markedly over the same period, according to Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ”. In April 2019, a total of 6.7

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Climate Of Courage – Smart Women Are Making Me Think, Question My Beliefs & Change My Mind

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As I mentioned in public remarks I made in January of 2015, I’ve been a member of The Lucky Sperm Club since 1957 – As I turn 62 this week it still ain’t easy dealing with the high expectations that come with being the beneficiary of undeserved while male privilege.

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ZF showcasing automotive sensor portfolio at CES 2019

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At CES this year, ZF is highlighting its sensor portfolio which can detect vehicle surroundings and thereby help to enhance the safety of conventional and automated vehicles.

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Adamas: BEVs responsible for 91% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed in June 2019

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In June 2019, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were responsible for 91% of all passenger electrified vehicle battery capacity deployed globally (in GWh) versus just 84% in June 2018, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ’ report. First, in June 2019, sales of BEVs made up a greater share of overall EV sales than they did the same month the year prior as the sales growth of BEVs over the same period outpaced that of PHEVs and HEVs.

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Toyota Motor Europe sold 578,400 vehicles 1H 2019; 52% hybrids

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Hybrids drove the strong performance between January and June 2019, with total hybrid sales of 303,400 units (+18% year-on-year), or 52% of the total. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported half-year sales of 578,400 vehicles across the region, up 3.3% year-on-year and registering a 5.3% market share. The first half of the year has been vibrant for us with no less than four model launches progressively introduced during this period.

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IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises again in 2019 to 11.8 years

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The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen again this year to 11.8 years, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. This acceleration of average age can easily be seen when looking across the last 17 years.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus revealed: 226-mile range, quicker acceleration

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Nissan unveiled Tuesday a new version of the 2019 Leaf electric car, called the Leaf Plus or Leaf e+, that can go well over 200 miles on a charge. Although such a model has been a long time coming, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus stands as strong evidence that in the eight years since the first deliveries of the Leaf, Nissan has listened carefully to.

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Adamas: average EV sold in 2019 H1 contained 52% more LCE than the average EV sold a year prior

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From 2018 H1 through 2019 H1, the growing popularity of long-range BEVs with high-capacity batteries resulted in a 52% increase in the amount of lithium carbonate and lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) deployed globally per EV, from 7.7 The report also finds that Iin 2019 H1, 27,350 tonnes of battery-grade nickel were deployed globally in batteries of all newly-sold passenger EVs combined, an increase of 78% over the amount deployed in 2018 H1.

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Cadillac to add 70,000 miles to Super Cruise compatible highway network; hands-free driving by Q4 2019

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This expansion will make the true hands-free driver assistance feature available on more than 200,000 total miles of compatible highways by the fourth quarter of 2019.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

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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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Solaris top electric bus OEM in Europe in terms of contracts in 2019

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Solaris has claimed the lead spot in Europe in terms of contracts for electric buses in 2019. In the first months of 2019, Solaris secured three large orders for the supply of electric buses to Berlin (BVG); Milan (ATM); and Warsaw (MZA). Solaris accounts for a total of 25% electric buses for which European carriers have called tenders in 2019.

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Mercom Capital: VC funding for battery storage companies up 139% YoY in 1H 2019 to $1.4B; led by Northvolt financing

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VC funding in Battery Storage companies in 1H 2019 was up by 139% with $1.4 The Top 5 VC funding deals in 1H 2019 were: Northvolt’s $1-billion raise; Sila Nanotechnologies raised $170 million; Romeo Power secured $88.6 A total of 41 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 1H 2019. There were four announced battery storage project funding deals in 1H 2019 bringing for a combined $499 million compared to $34 million in four deals in 1H 2018.

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Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

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As a comparison, the standard range 2019 Tesla Model 3 consumes 250 Wh/mile (25 kWh/100 miles, according to the US EPA) while the 2019 Tesla Model X Performance uses 430 Wh/mile (43 kWh/100 miles).

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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by Michael Sivak. This is the latest of my occasional updates on retrospective, long-term trends in U.S. vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017.

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Honda to unveil new EV prototype at 2019 Geneva Show; mass production version out this year

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Honda has confirmed the global premiere of a prototype version of its new electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. A mass production version of the car will be on sale later in the year.

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This Is Going To Make It Hard To Reconcile

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I am the firstborn child of Mary Brigid O’Connor and Stanley Daniel Galliani. I was born in September of 1957. On New Year’s Day 1982 we parted company in anger with my father yelling at me, “Get out! Get out, and don’t come back!”. I told him then, “Don’t say it if you don’t mean it.

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Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for July 2019

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As tax credits on electric cars wind down, great deals are getting harder to find. Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $199 a month for July in scouring manufacturer programs for deals.

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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Opened in August 2019, the lab will not only tap into the rich ecosystem of Shenzhen—China’s tech hub but also into the ecosystem across China and Asia to test batteries for a range of applications, from electric propulsion to electrical systems.

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Argonne team develops new electrolyte mixtures that stabilize silicon anodes during cycling; MESA

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Vaughey, and Baris Key (2019) “Using Mixed Salt Electrolytes to Stabilize Silicon Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries via in Situ Formation of Li–M–Si Ternaries (M = Mg, Zn, Al, Ca)” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (33), 29780-29790 doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b07270.

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