Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

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Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car, bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

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Källenius, currently the head of product development at Mercedes, has been named future Chairman of the Board of management of Daimler.

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Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

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Audi Super Bowl ad: Heavenly electric-car future, hackneyed themes?

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Audi’s 2019 Super Bowl ad for Sunday’s Big Game focuses in on the brand’s electric and electrified future. Like many EV ads, it’s a head-scratcher.

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Electric-car startup Piëch sketches out future models, including SUV

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Swiss startup Piëch wants to be more than a pretty face.

2019 70

Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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Young people may indeed lack access to piles of cash, but here in 2019 they’re pretty much a cash-free generation anyways and they have something far better than cash – they have credit from OPM and that’s positively golden.

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@LATimes Continues To Suck At Covering #ClimateEmergency As Focus On Journalism Ends & Publisher @DrPatSoonShiong Looks To E-Sports Future For Failed Newspaper As Reporters Weep #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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To Hell With The Grownups. I’m Now With Greta & #FridaysForFuture

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If you continue failing us in the future, we, the young people, will make change happen by ourselves.

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ZF showcasing automotive sensor portfolio at CES 2019

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These highly advanced sensor systems are also important in helping to comply with future safety regulations and consumer safety ratings (e.g.,

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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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5GAA hosts C-V2X connected vehicle demo in Berlin

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Connected mobility standards are no longer a vision for the future. The 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ) hosted an interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle (C-V2X) applications in Berlin.

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GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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Our new digital vehicle platform and its eventual successors will underpin all our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving.

2019 131

DHL launches its first regular fully-automated and intelligent urban drone delivery service

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DHL Express and intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang entered into a strategic partnership to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.

2019 138

Faraday Future posts "For Sale" signs, as Evergrande backer announces first EV

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Faraday Future has been selling like crazy lately. The company announced last week that it is seeking a buyer for its original factory site in Las Vegas, where it announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that it would build its future FF91 and FF81. Faraday Future NEVSOnly, not its cars.

2019 76

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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That Climate Assessment calls for people to act boldly and immediately by responding to impacts already hitting us and by mitigating future catastrophic impacts in order “ to avoid substantial damages to the U.S.

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DOE to award up to $100M for future coal plants in Coal FIRST initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to provide up to $100 million in awards ( DE-FOA-0002116 ) for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative) initiative (announced in November 2018), which aims to develop coal plants of the future that will provide secure, stable, reliable power with near-zero emissions. FE anticipates issuing the FOA in August or September 2019.

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Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

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The shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in prototype form—that may never actually make it to market. China Faraday FutureOn Sunday, the company revealed a new joint venture with a video-game company in China that could bring it $600.

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BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

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Nissan unveils IMs electric, autonomous sports sedan concept at NAIAS 2019

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Nissan unveiled its Nissan IMs electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Ford invests $500M in Rivian to tackle Tesla, future electric vehicles

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Electric vehicle company Rivian announced on Wednesday that Ford has invested $500 million in it, in return for Rivian's help developing a new electric Ford model. Rivian recently took $700 million in investment from Amazon and others. Rivian reportedly held talks with General Motors earlier in the year. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg at. F-150 Rivian

2019 87

NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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This program seeks to address this gap and make foundational contributions in technologies that will enable fully electric aircraft of the future.

2019 114

1960 Henney Kilowatt electric car was a junction box of 20th century future

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If your historical knowledge of electric cars goes back to the first Tesla Roadster, the GM EV1 or, perhaps, one of the many intriguing manufacturer conversions from the 1980s or ‘90s, you have many decades of what-ifs to catch up on. Case in point: There’s something far geekier and steeped in what could have been, in this electric. Vintage youtube Historic

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Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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Due to the large portion of renewable energies with varying electricity generation in the surrounding area, Berlin offers ideal conditions for the development of intelligent charging control that may be expanded to include a growing number of electric cars as buffer storage in the future.

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New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium this week, Delphi Technologies will unveil a new 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications.

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GM builds new electric architecture for EVs, self-driving cars

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As future cars go electric, self-driving, and more connected with the outside world, they're going to faster connectivity inside the vehicle. To that end, General Motors just introduced a new electronic platform for its vehicles that it says can carry 4.5

2019 103

With cease-fire agreement, spark flickers toward Faraday's Future

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Like a prizefighter listening to counts of "eight" and "nine," Chinese electric-car startup Faraday Future, has started groaning, sputtering, and trying to stand. Faraday FutureThe company, which sputtered to a start building prototype electric luxury cars last year, then was abruptly knocked out when its new Chinese financial backer withheld funds in a.

2019 72

Future Chevrolet Bolt EV sibling could be called EUV

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Last month, when General Motors announced a $300 million investment in the factory that builds the Chevy Bolt EV, it also left a mystery about what else it might build at the plant. Now a new trademark filing, first revealed by GM Authority gives a hint. General Motors said it would use the factory investment to build a new electric car to sell. GM Chevrolet Bolt

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. Also at CES 2019, Kia is unveiling its new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) system—an emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses. Kia considers the interactive cabin a focal point for future mobility, and the READ System represents a convergence of cutting-edge vehicle control technology and AI-based emotional intelligence.

2019 88

BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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When planning future workstations or entire assembly halls, the BMW Group’s business units now combine existing data with a virtual library of shelves, mesh boxes, small load carriers and around 50 other particularly common operating resources.

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Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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The team identified technology levels necessary for the system to produce hydrogen at low cost through a comprehensive analysis of various factors such as rechargeable battery and electrolyzer capacities, considering the future technological advancements.

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Faraday's Saab future, Nissan-Infiniti hybrids, global Geely: Today's Car News

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After ending a dispute with Faraday Future, Hong Kong investment. Geely Faraday FutureNissan is working on a more powerful hybrid system for U.S. models. Geely gives a peak at its first electric model planned to go on sale worldwide. And our Twitter poll last week answered which electric pickup may cross the finish line first. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Faraday Future revealed: Company gets funding to produce FF91

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Erstwhile startup electric-carmaker Faraday Future looks like it may have one after all. In a statement, Faraday Future said the new capital will allow. Faraday FutureThe company announced two new rounds of financing on Monday, a $1.25 billion stock sale expected to be completed by the end of the year, and a $225 million loan to see it through in the meantime.

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W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews, announced that the Curtin University-led national collaboration of 58 industry, government and research partners had been successful in its bid to establish the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Center (CRC). Future Battery Industries CRC Chair Tim Shanahan said the consortium had a six-year plan to address industry-identified gaps in the battery industries value chain.

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2019 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook reveals continued strong demand for biodiesel in diesel trucks

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For the third time in four years, surveyed fleets named biodiesel as their top alternative fuel choice both for current use and future interest. The 2019 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook showed that the majority of fleet survey respondents—76%—anticipate maintaining or increasing use of diesel engine-powered trucks in their fleets, and more than 33% of survey respondents acknowledged currently operating alternative fueled trucks in their fleets.

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Bosch developing sensor box for air taxis using production-tested components from automotive

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Bosch plans to play a leading role in shaping this future market. Bosch is working on sensor technology for air taxis.

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JAXA and Toyota may partner further on space exploration; making future lunar mobility a reality; fuel cell vehicles

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) are considering the possibility of further collaborating on international space exploration.

2019 94

US Navy-led study of ultracapacitors finds Skeleton outperforms Ioxus, Maxwell, JM Energy for transient load applications

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Future testing will include repetitive pulsing that will be used to compare the amount of energy lost as heat for each cell due to their ESR. Heinzel (2019) “Characterization of Ultracapacitors for Transient Load Applications” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science doi: 10.1109/TPS.2019.2904562.

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Audi building 160,000 m2 photovoltaic system for Gy?r, Hungary plant

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Construction work will start in August 2019 and renewable energy generation will start at the beginning of next year. Our goal is to have completely CO 2 -neutral plant operation in the future.

2019 148

Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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VWGoA hosted a working meeting earlier this month to help find design solutions for securing wheelchairs in future autonomous and electric vehicles. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Faraday Future funder writes its own Saab story

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After backing Faraday Future and running into a feud with its Chinese founder Jia Yueting, Evergrande on Tuesday bought a controlling interest in National Electric Vehicles Sweden, the Chinese company that bought the rights to what was Saab, and continues building electric. Faraday Future NEVSChinese health insurer Evergrande Health really wants in on electric cars.

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Kia EV concept showcases brand’s future, more electrified design direction

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With its "Imagine by Kia" concept car revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia aims to show that electric cars don’t have to look boring—that, actually, they can look exciting and emotional. The concept is, as Kia puts it, “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of

2019 87

Study finds ride-sharing companies biggest contributors to growing traffic congestion in San Francisco

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Because they have the potential to reduce the reliance on private cars, the TNCs themselves present a vision of the future in which they reduce traffic congestion and allow roads to be repurposed to other uses.

MIT, NASA engineers develop morphing wing

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The new approach to wing construction could afford greater flexibility in the design and manufacturing of future aircraft. For testing purposes, this initial wing was hand-assembled, but future versions could be assembled by specialized miniature robots.

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