Audi introduces Q5 TFSI e PHEV to US market; EPA-rated at 65 MPGe

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The 2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro S tronic has a starting MSRP of $52,900. Audi anticipates that customers purchasing the 2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e will be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $6,712.

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Jaguar Land Rover developing shape-shifting seat system to improve health

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Jaguar Land Rover is developing a pioneering shape-shifting seat system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long.

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MISC, Samsung Heavy, Lloyd’s Register and MAN partner to develop ammonia-fueled tanker

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MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions will work together on a joint development project (JDP) for an ammonia-fueled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonized future.

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Daimler developing battery-electric version of Econic HD truck; customer testing in 2021, series production in 2022

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Daimler Trucks is taking the next step in its electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor heavy-duty truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic. Customer testing of the eEconic for municipal use will begin in 2021.

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai presented its PBV concept as one of the smart mobility solutions at CES 2020 earlier this month.

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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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Christopher Barrington-Leigh and Adam Millard-Ball (2020) “Global trends towards urban street-network sprawl” PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1905232116.

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Amazon adds 40 Streetscooter and 10 Mercedes-Benz eVito electric vans to Munich fleet

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Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing. Complementing the vehicle order, StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon site. Streetscooter WORK Box van.

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BMW i Ventures invests in optical AI software company Alitheon

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Alitheon , an optical AI software creator and deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process.

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.

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Audi E-Tron: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

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The Audi E-Tron is Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2020We can’t think of a single fully electric vehicle that fits so well into a carmaker’s lineup the way that the E-Tron does.

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

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The often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt.

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Rice engineers find overabundance of intentional defects can cause battery cathodes to fail

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Kaiqi Yang and Ming Tang (2020) “Three-dimensional phase evolution and stress-induced non-uniform Li intercalation behavior in lithium iron phosphate” J.

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Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

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A Rutgers-led team has developed a new biomass pretreatment process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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Baowen Zhou, Pengfei Ou, Nick Pant, Shaobo Cheng, Srinivas Vanka, Sheng Chu, Roksana Tonny Rashid, Gianluigi Botton, Jun Song, and Zetian Mi (2020) “Highly efficient binary copper?iron

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USDOT to release BAA for V2X communications devices for safety band spectrum testing

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plans to issue a broad agency announcement ( BAA ) to procure prototype or commercially available, off-the-shelf, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications devices to support USDOT 5.9 GHz Safety Band spectrum testing.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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The first battery systems (including heating and cooling equipment, cables and underfloor box) are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2020, and all 40 systems are expected to be delivered by 2021.

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India launches long-range CNG bus service enabled by Agility Fuel Solutions

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With BS VI Emissions Standards going into effect on 1 April 2020, IGL’s program begins a shift away from diesel, which previously accounted for 100% of intercity travel, towards a gas-based economy.

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Rio Tinto awards US$276M iron ore mine construction contract for Western Turner Syncline Phase 2

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The work is expected to create 450 jobs starting in the first quarter of 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2021.

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Study suggests particulates from brake dust may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

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Athersuch, Ian Mudway and Abhinav Kumar (2020) “Brake dust exposure exacerbates inflammation and transiently compromises phagocytosis in macrophages” Metallomics doi: 10.1039/C9MT00253G.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt are collaborating on electric powertrain development for trucks.

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CRU: lithium price downtrend continues, with disappointing EV sales in China the driver

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In addition, Chinese converters continue to expand aggressively, with Tianqi Lithium claiming to have capacities of more than 100,000 LCE by 2020; and Ganfeng lithium aiming for 200,000 LCE by 2025.

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New low-temp photocatalytic nanoparticle could shrink carbon footprint for syngas; methane dry reforming

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2020) “Light-driven methane dry reforming with single atomic site antenna-reactor plasmonic photocatalysts.”

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IONITY orders 324 350kW EV chargers from ABB for second phase of expansion

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The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of the IONITY network expansion. ABB has received an order for a further 324, 350 kW high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers from IONITY.

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Lucid Air electric sedan: Full reveal in April, production by end of 2020

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Lucid has announced that a formal introduction for its Air electric luxury sedan will be held in April—perhaps coinciding with the New York Auto Show. It’s also opened reservations for the Air, which is due for deliveries by very early next year.

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USDOT advocates retaining transportation safety spectrum, announces first responder program

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Chao announced the new program on 15 January at the 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The US Department of Transportation intends to invest up to $38 million for a multimodal First Responder Safety Technology Pilot Program. US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. First responders face serious risks to their safety as they provide life-saving services.

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U of Sydney researchers find evidence of how hydrogen causes steel embrittlement

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Cairney (2020) “Observation of hydrogen trapping at dislocations, grain boundaries, and precipitates” Science doi: 10.1126/science.aaz0122. In a first, University of Sydney researchers have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of steels.

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Two leading global OEMs to implement Savari V2X software in 2020

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Savari announced that two leading global automotive manufacturers and one leading OEM in Asia have committed to implementing the Savari V2X Software Stack in new automobiles beginning in 2020. Together, these automotive OEMs account for more than 30% of the US market share and roughly 15% of the global market share for automotive sales in 2019. As a result, Savari’s V2X software will be operating in roughly one in three new cars domestically, and one in seven cars worldwide.

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Trump Administration launches Automated Vehicles 4.0 initiative; unifying efforts across 38 Federal departments

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The White House and the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) have launched a new automated vehicles initiative. Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0” ( AV 4.0 ) was announced by US Transportation Secretary Elaine L.

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BMW launching compact BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive: X1 xDrive25e followed by X2 xDrive25e

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The BMW Group is introducing new plug-in hybrid models: the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e. The electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles) in the two new plug-in hybrid models.

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Visteon collaborates with Tencent to launch SmartCore domain controller on new Aion LX electric vehicle platform from GAC

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The new SmartCore intelligent cockpit is integrated with the Tencent Auto Intelligence (TAI) system and the third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform for the Aion LX, which is scheduled to launch in early 2020.

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Fiat 500 and Panda first FCA models to be fitted with new mild-hybrid technology

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The first customer deliveries will arrive in the first quarter of 2020. The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda will be the first FCA models to adopt the group’s new hybrid technology.

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2020 Chevy Bolt EV: $10,000 off now, lease deals ahead of tax-credit sunset April 1

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When the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s federal EV tax credit eligibility amount dropped from $3,750 to $1,875 back on October 1, many expected GM to start making up for it with some deals.

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FCA confirms discussions with Foxconn on China JV for electric vehicles

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. FCA) confirmed that it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Ind. Foxconn ) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) business.

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USDA seeking input on new higher ethanol blend sales infrastructure incentive program

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), a new program that will expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by incentivizing the expansion of sales of renewable fuels.

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Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certifications; full NG engine portfolio now certified near zero

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Cummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its B6.7N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport ISX12N and L9N engines, the B6.7N meets California ARB optional Low NO x standard of 0.02

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Xtrac showcasing P1316 e-axle, developed for FIA World Rallycross

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Transmission technology specialist Xtrac is showcasing its new P1316 e-axle developed for the first electric-powered cars to compete in the 2021 to 2024 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Autosport International in the UK. P1316 E-World Rally Cross Transmission.

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Velodyne Lidar introduces its smallest lidar sensor at CES: the $100 Velabit

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introduced Velabit, Velodyne’s smallest sensor, at CES 2020. At CES 2020, Baraja, developer of Spectrum-Scan LiDAR, is unveiling its next-generation sensing platform with inherent interference immunity. Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

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Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo

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We look forward to sharing even more details at the Geneva Motor Show 2020—including our fully-engineered platform and more technical specifications. More details on future Fisker models will be shared throughout 2020.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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At roughly 12% below 2005 levels, the US is at risk of missing its Copenhagen Accord target of a 17% reduction by the end of 2020, and is still a long way off from the 26-28% reduction by 2025 pledged under the Paris Agreement.

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JetBlue to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights by offsetting emissions starting in 2020; flying with SAF from SFO

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JetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major US airline to take this measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue has agreed to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and a pioneer in renewable jet fuel, starting in 2020.

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Oxbotica and Navtech start joint development of integrated radar-based navigation & perception system

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Oxbotica, a developer of autonomous vehicle software, and Navtech, a global radar solution company, are developing a radar-based navigation and perception system to be launched this year.

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2020 Nissan Leaf preview: More safety features, bigger touchscreen for EV compact car

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Nissan on Friday announced that the 2020 Leaf The Nissan Leaf electric hatchback has steadily evolved since its debut in 2010.

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Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

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Uber has announced a goal of flight demonstrations in 2020 and Elevate commercially available to riders in 2023.

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