Tesla made more than 100,000 vehicles in Q1 2020, its best start to a year yet

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Tesla on Thursday reported that it had produced nearly 103,000 vehicles from its two plants in the first three months of 2020, its most prolific first quarter to date and ahead of analysts' expectations.

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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 Detroit Auto Show cancels amid COVID-19 pandemic; expected conversion of TCF Center to field hospital

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Center into a temporary field hospital.

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Audi Electric-Powered Compressor gives 2020 Audi S6 and S7 models a boost; 48V MHEV architecture

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Brought to the US market for the first time in the 2020 Audi S6 and S7, Audi’s Electric-Powered Compressor (EPC) comes paired to the 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged TFSI V6 engine.

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post. With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in ten European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland.

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast.

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BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. In 2019, we conducted a successful pilot project for purchasing front lights.

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CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1. The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Later in 2020, the e-tron will be joined by the e-tron Sportback, a new variant with a coupe-like profile. Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric.

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First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw

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The first of 130 Solaris electric buses ( earlier post ), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. 5870, has been deployed in Warsaw. Since the beginning of the year, Warsaw has been delivered electric buses under the contract that Solaris secured in July last year.

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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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A total of 1,138,057 new passenger cars were registered in Europe in January 2020, representing a decline of 7.6% After a large increase of new vehicle registrations in Europe in December 2019, volumes for January decreased, marking another month of transition for the complex new car market.

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2020 Kia Niro EV: Price hike brings bigger infotainment screens but no extra range

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The 2020 Kia Niro (2019 model pictured) has changed slightly. Kia’s only all-electric car for the U.S. market is returning for its second model year with just a few changes, none of which affect key specs like range or charging.

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2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric offers 37% more driving range, starts at $33,045

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The redesigned 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric delivers 170 miles of range (an increase of 37% from the previous 124-mile range), technology and advanced standard safety features at a starting price of $33,045 for the SE model.

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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. By comparison, the starting MSRP for a 2020 Audi A8 55 TFSI quattro with automatic transmission is $85,200.

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BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. The individual cells are arranged together in an array and then inserted into a battery pack.

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Emissions Analytics RDE testing finds VW Touareg V8 TDI well below Euro 6 NOx limit

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Volkswagen has launched a new range of diesel engines (TDI) characterized by extremely low nitrogen oxide emissions (NO x ).

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Transatel launches next-generation, secured and global connected vehicle platform IoV Connect

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First drive review: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid teases an EV experience with no charge port

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In the Zen environs around Tucson, Arizona, this past week, It didn’t take any level of meditation to understand what the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid brings to the increasingly crowded cohort of compact hybrid crossovers: poise.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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The four-week average US gasoline demand for the week ending 6 March 2020 was 9.1 This represents a downgrade of 10 million units compared to pre-coronavirus IHS Markit forecasts made in January 2020. million units for 2020, with light vehicle sales forecast to post 22.4

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer.

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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE has the capability to produce additional units throughout 2020 before ramping up production to meet greater demand in following years. CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader.

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Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

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Bosch Healthcare Solutions, together with Randox Laboratories Ltd., has developed one of the world’s first fully automated molecular diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide.

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Toyota to deploy new acceleration suppression function in Summer 2020

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed an Acceleration Suppression Function that used big data collected from connected cars to help identify abnormal operation of the accelerator and control acceleration.

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Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise

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General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday.

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GM and Honda jointly to develop two next-generation Honda EVs on GM platform and Ultium batteries

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General Motors and Honda have agreed to develop jointly two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. GM unveiled the platform and batteries in early March. Earlier post.).

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SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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According to Spain’s Ministry of Health, as of 30 March 2020 there were 85,195 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain, with 46,617 hospitalizations and 7,340 deaths.

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“The Least You Can Do” Reveals One Of The #MillionsMissing To Sold Out Audience

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Last Sunday night at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, California, a rapt audience got a rare view of what people with the little known ME/CFS disease go through. Now you can watch the video of this powerful performance and see for yourself.

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Karma Automotive introduces E-Flex platform solution for EVs

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Karma, the Southern California-based creator of luxury electric vehicles and high-tech incubator, said the first showcase of the highly-flexible platform currently supports the company’s 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

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Trump EPA lowers gas mileage targets, increases vehicle emissions

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The Trump administration Wednesday morning released a Final Rule for new U.S. standards that will relax emissions and fuel economy requirements through the middle of the decade.

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Why the Toyota RAV4 is the best hybrid for the US market

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Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2020Sometimes the market speaks decisively about what it wants, and we can make a tremendous impact by simply playing matchmaker rather than pushing back.

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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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After the PHEV debut in the Passat and Passat Variant, Volkswagen will be introducing several new plug-in hybrid models in 2020. Volkswagen reports that, even before the launch of the new ID.3 EV this summer, demand for electrified Volkswagen products has increased in Germany.

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Electric VTOL company Lilium completes $240M funding round

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Lilium, the Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft for regional air mobility ( earlier post ), completed an internal funding round worth more than $240 million.

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CRU: Chinese EV sales hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak, but only for short-term

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The COVID-19 has hit the Chinese EV sector hard; CRU, a provider of business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, believes that weak sales will last at least until early Q2 2020. Major new EV models will be released in H2 2020.

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MIT system trains driverless cars using reinforcement learning with data-driven simulation

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An open-access paper describing the system has been published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and was slated to be presented at the upcoming ICRA 2020 – International Conference on Robotics and Automation in May.

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Adamas: LFP market share drops to 6% in global passenger EV batteries in 2019; potential comeback in 2020 with cell-to-pack

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In January 2020, approximately 615 MWh of battery capacity was deployed in new commercial and special purpose electric vehicles in China, 96% of that capacity using LFP cells.

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Charging the Best Car To Buy nominees: A drama in three acts

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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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The Honda Clarity Electric has run out of range, won’t return for 2020

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With the confirmed discontinuation of the Clarity Electric for 2020, Honda no longer has a single battery-electric model in its U.S. lineup.

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GM making face masks for frontline workers; 1.5M masks/month at full capacity

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, it created a critical shortage of face masks. To help protect workers in essential services across the country, GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale on 20 March.

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Microwave plasma company 6K launches division to produce advanced battery materials; demos of high-performance NMC-622 cathodes

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6K, a leading developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials, has entered the energy storage market with a new division called 6K ENERGY dedicated to energy storage materials.

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Electric BMW 7-Series, 2020 Kia Niro EV, solid-state progress: Today’s Car News

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The Kia Niro gets bigger screens for 2020. BMW will be adding an all-electric version of its large-and-luxurious 7-Series sedan. And a major battery maker reports progress on the solid-state battery front. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Aptera's hyper-efficient, solar-charged car: Does $2 gas change its appeal?

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Is it a good idea to market an efficiency-focused car around oil dependence when national-average gas prices are headed toward $2.00 a gallon?

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