Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030.

2019 79

Drive System Design presents design methodology for accommodating future uncertainty in EV powertrain design: ePOP

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The paper will illustrate how, using the method developed at DSD, future EV powertrains can be better optimized and protected against uncertain global trends in technology development and commodity prices.

2019 91

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

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” he shouted, “I’m trying to stop a dystopian future that’s barreling down upon us like a f **g freight train!” “We’ve been living in that dystopian future in my community for a few decades now.”

2019 164

New Garrett software optimizes E-Turbo integration with future electrified powertrains

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Garrett Motion Inc., a leading differentiated technology provider in the automotive industry, has developed a new turbocharger boost control software that can significantly enhance turbo performance and health and help unlock optimized energy management in hybrid vehicles.

2019 105

Study suggests future climate changes to worsen air quality for >85% of China’s population; ~20k+ additional deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China, the US and Germany suggests that future climate change may worsen air quality for more than 85% of China’s population, leading to an additional 20,000 deaths each year. are shown from current (2006 to 2010) to future (2046 to 2050) years.

2019 117

New Faraday Future CEO co-founded Byton and led the BMW i8 program

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Faraday Future announced last week that it hired Byton co-founder Carsten Breitfeld as its global CEO, replacing the company’s controversial founder, Jia Yueting. Faraday Future

2019 70

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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Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future a little more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030. They'll save 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by

2019 66

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.

2019 107

Brunel to use Camcon Single Cylinder IVT in researching future powertrain concepts

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Brunel University London is the first to begin researching future powertrain concepts using Camcon Automotive ’s new Single Cylinder Intelligent Valve Technology (SCI).

2019 119

Nissan electric crossover delayed to late 2021 but previewed to dealers

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Future CarsNissan's long-anticipated electric crossover is finally headed to production. While Nissan beat the market with the launch of the Leaf EV a decade ago, it has lagged other automakers in introducing new, more practical EVs to meet customer demands for more versatile cars.

2019 109

Electric Volkswagen Type 20 Microbus concept ties the past to the future

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So today as part of the dedication of a Silicon Valley facility focused on the future, Volkswagen decided

2019 108

Report: Faraday Future could soon undergo restructuring, shed CEO

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Although the future looks brighter this year for the electric-vehicle hopeful Faraday Future, with a new line of funding revealed in April to help them get through the year and to the long-awaited production of its FF91 electric SUV, a recent report suggests that there may soon be more upheaval to come. Faraday Future

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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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A larger fleet means more service and repair opportunities in the future. 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.

2019 115

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.,

2019 116

Hyundai hatches an electric future with retro 45 EV concept

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Hyundai is channeling nostalgia for a past product that Americans never had with its 45 concept car revealed Tuesday at the Frankfurt auto show. But that won’t get in the way of Americans appreciating the design of this strikingly different concept—or seeing it as retro.

2019 66

Survey: Brand won't matter for many self-driving car adopters in the future

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The badge on the front may not matter as much to mobility-focused, early self-driving car adopters than how that brand shields them from hackers and other digital threats, a new survey suggests. The report, which was released by the IBM Institute for Business Value, surveyed more than 11,500 consumers and 1,500 automotive executives to offer a. Study self-driving cars Mobility

2019 65

Hyundai Motor Group opens Hyundai Hydrogen World in Shanghai

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The oval-shape arena covering 406 square meters enables visitors to see, experience and understand how the future global hydrogen society can be ushered in by the safe, ecofriendly and efficient energy.

2019 152

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.

2019 101

@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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2019 130

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.

2019 90

Hey @SupJaniceHahn #ClimateStrike Kids Don’t Give A S**t About Naming Rights While You & The BOS Are Screwing Them Out Of A Future #StepUpOrStepAside #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

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.

2019 195

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 79

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.

2019 109

Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight automotive solutions for future transportation

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Teijin and AEV will use the first two years of this initiative to develop elemental technologies for future vehicles. Teijin will present AEV’s Modular Vehicle System at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2019 Nagoya this week.

2019 83

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.

2019 207

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.

2019 104

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 76

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.

2019 77

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.

2019 105

U of Michigan researchers map steel flow in US; suggest yield improvements focus on sheet metal forming in car industry

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consumption pattern may represent a population-scaled surrogate model of the future global state. Cooper (2019) “Mapping the Annual Flow of Steel in the United States” Environmental Science & Technology doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01016.

2019 101

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).

2019 96

Lamborghini supercapacitors, Mercedes’ better plug-in hybrid, Faraday Future CEO: Today’s Car News

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Faraday Future names a new CEO. Lamborghini shows that supercapacitors work well for saving energy and going fast. And Mercedes-Benz introduces the latest revamped member of its plug-in hybrid family. This and more, today at Green Car Reports.

2019 57

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 82

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.

2019 93

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.

2019 78

EC JRC report explores future of road transport; moving away from system centered on private car ownership

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The Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has released a report exploring the future of road transport, given the advent of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility.

2019 91

Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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Mid-July the team also faced gasoline-driven competitors at the future Formula 1 Circuit of Zandvoort. The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race.

2019 139

Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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Source: National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Futures Initiative, The 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, 2019. The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017.

2019 105

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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The partnership is directed towards a target of deploying the first large-scale RoboTaxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020, demonstrating and evaluating technology and design of a new vehicle type that will shape mobility for a more sustainable future.

2019 149

Japan and France to explore broad-ranging cooperation on future automotive industry; autonomy, batteries, fuel cells, policy

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Japan and France have agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation on the automotive industry. In a Memorandum of Cooperation , the two governments said they had “ decided to establish a policy dialogue aimed at sharing information, supporting significant transformations of the environment of the automotive industry, and exchanging opinions concerning the possibility of further cooperation between Japan and France in industrial policy for the automotive industry. ”.

2019 70

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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