Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure.

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

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Lignin, which binds to and fortifies plant fibers, could be used to help upgrade valuable aromatic chemicals in the future, according to Chundawat.

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

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This has been one of the major challenges in moving towards a greener, hydrogen-fueled future, where steel tanks and pipelines are essential components that must be able to survive in pure hydrogen environments.

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

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As we take up the challenge of air transportation together with Joby, an innovator in the emerging eVTOL space, we tap the potential to revolutionize future transportation and life.

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Rolls-Royce develops electrical embedded starter-generator for next-generation Tempest fighter program

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Rolls-Royce recognized that any future fighter aircraft will have unprecedented levels of electrical power demand and thermal load, all needing to be managed within the context of a stealthy aircraft. —Conrad Banks, Chief Engineer for Future Programs at Rolls-Royce.

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

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The federal principles released today help foster an environment for innovators to advance safe AV technologies, and put the US in a position of continued leadership in the future of transportation. In October 2018, “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0” (AV 3.0)

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Sony Vision-S concept electric car unveiled at CES looks at a connected near-future

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Instead, the automaker used the final minutes of its presentation to showcase an electric car concept that may preview near-future tech the global tech supplier may integrate into new cars soon.

2020 78

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

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In the future, four BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive will also be available. The BMW Group is introducing new plug-in hybrid models: the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e.

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Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

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With an announcement Wednesday, coinciding with an investor day, Kia released a slew of details about the company’s future intent for Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities.

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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.

2020 78

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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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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Thus, today’s choices on the connectivity of streets may restrict future resilience and lock in pathways of energy use and CO 2. 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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More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically operated fleet. Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing.

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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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Hyundai Motor Group to invest $87B over next 5 years; 44 electrified vehicles; new EV development system; hydrogen plans

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billion) annually to enhance its leadership in vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and mobility services, said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Group, at the company’s 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul. The Group also aims to accelerate the development of the autonomous driving software technology and commercialize self-driving vehicles with SAE Level 4 and Level 5 technology in the near future to lead the industry.

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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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Study: Global interest in electric cars surging, autonomous tech stalling

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automakers are making huge investments in research and development for advanced vehicle features and autonomous technology, while several automakers—Toyota, for instance, and recently Honda—are being cautious about investing in an electric-car future. Here in the U.S.,

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Hyundai Motor presents urban smart mobility solution UAM-PBV-Hub; air mobility

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Hyundai Motor Company unveiled at CES 2020 its vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities. Based on these mobility solutions, Hyundai aims to free future cities and people from constraints of time and space and allow them to create more value in their lives.

2020 78

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

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Company announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

2020 78

Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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The impacts to mining rightfully alarm many environmental campaigners as a large price to pay to safeguard a low-carbon future. Let’s not achieve a low-carbon future at the expense of mineworkers and public health.

2020 78

ORNL researchers advance performance benchmark for quantum computers

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a quantum chemistry simulation benchmark to evaluate the performance of quantum devices and guide the development of applications for future quantum computers.

2020 78

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

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This RFI is intended to gather suggestions on areas of greatest priority within the HBIIP, as well as past or future Federal government efforts to build, promote, and sustain the sale and use of renewable fuels.

2020 60

Aeristech introduces new 20 kW motor for internal combustion and fuel cell compressor applications

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We are delighted to assist Aeristech with the opening of its new facility and unveiling of its latest 20kW electric motor; as long-standing technology partners we have first-hand experience of the benefits its eSupercharger technology can bring and we look forward to working on exciting future projects together.

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Hexagon, Hyundai and Valeo unveil a high-precision vehicle positioning system

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At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Hyundai; Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence Division; Valeo; and a major mobile network operator are presenting a new technology capable of pinpointing a vehicle’s exact location while on the road. HPP will be introduced and showcased on the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata at CES. This design approach can achieve centimeter level GPS positioning accuracy which may be used to enhance our autonomous driving and connectivity solutions in the future.

2020 69

CDTA rolling out four NFI electric transit buses in upstate New York

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The transportation authority will monitor the range, charging timelines, electricity usage and performance of the vehicles throughout its route network as it looks to expand in the future. The Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA)i in Albany, New York, is rolling out four electric buses to test the technology and charging infrastructure. CDTA will put the electric buses it purchased from New Flyer of America into service as part of a pilot program.

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New Jersey advancing plug-ins: 330K units by end of 2025, 2M by 2035, 85% of new vehicles by 2040

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This bill will make New Jersey a leading state in electrifying our transportation sector and move towards a future of zero tailpipe emissions from our vehicles. Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature (Senate and Assembly) have passed a bill ( S2252 /A4819) that establishes goals and incentives for increased use of plug-in electric vehicles in NJ. The Governor is expected to sign it.

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Electrify America invests $1.3M in SMUD Energy StorageShares program

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This future-proof charging technology will meet the needs of all electric vehicles available today and the advanced EVs expected as early as 2020. Electrify America is investing $1.3 million in the Energy StorageShares program developed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The investment will help Electrify America reduce its overall energy-related costs and lower the company’s impact on Sacramento’s electrical grid.

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VW opens N American center of excellence for autonomous vehicle R&D

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will leverage all of Volkswagen Group’s technology partnerships, with a goal of commercializing autonomous technology in the future. Volkswagen has opened a North American center of excellence for autonomous vehicle research and development under a new subsidiary, Volkswagen Autonomy, Inc. The new center is part of a global subsidiary, Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH, that will work towards making self-driving vehicles a reality at global scale.

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy.

2020 60

Isuzu and Honda to conduct joint research on fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

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Hydrogen fuel-cells is an emerging technology that shows big promise for a low-carbon transportation future, despite current refueling infrastructure constraints. Isuzu Motors Limited and Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., agreed to undertake joint research on heavy-duty trucks, utilizing fuel cells (FC) as the powertrain.

2020 60

Smart to China, Best Electric Car To Buy, future audio systems at CES: Today’s Car News

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Audio systems could be a bit different for electric vehicles. Smart is moving to China. And what’s the best electric car to buy? This and more, today at Green Car Reports.

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FCA to show Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass 4xe PHEVs at CES

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The Fiat Concept Centoventi reflects the Fiat brand’s vision of electric mass mobility for the future. FCA’s Jeep brand is utilizing CES to showcase three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), the first step in the brand’s plan to offer electrification options on all models by 2022. All Jeep electrified vehicles will carry a new “Jeep 4xe badge.”.

2020 65

Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish smart brand electric vehicle JV

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Future production will be located in China. Mercedes-Benz AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile Co., for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals. The total registered capital of the joint venture will be 5.4 billion RMB (US$778 million) to transform smart into a leading player in premium-and intelligent electrified vehicles. Both parties will equally contribute 2.7

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Chevy Bolt EV deals, talking Teslas, Nissan rejects more screens: Today’s Car News

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Future Teslas might talk to you in crosswalks. There are at last some great deals on the Chevy Bolt EV—in time to take advantage of at least some of the EV tax credit. And Nissan is aiming to keep its cabins from being overwhelmed by screen space.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $11M for non-Li-ion energy storage projects

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Additionally, as the State makes changes to the electric grid to accommodate higher levels of renewables and a carbon free future by 2045, the need for cost effective and high performing energy storage solutions are expected to increase and be diversified. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released a solicitation (GFO-19-305) to fund innovative, non-Li-ion energy storage research projects, including green electrolytic hydrogen systems.

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Sony electric car, Avatar-inspired Mercedes-Benz, Bollinger patents: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes-Benz embraced science fiction while discussing a more eco-conscious battery future. Sony created its own electric car. And Bollinger takes a next step toward producing its heavy-duty electric trucks. This and more, today at Green Car Reports.

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Top automotive events and launches for 2020

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Or maybe you want to attend one of the big motoring events around the globe to see what the future holds for the automotive industry Have you got your eyes on a particular upcoming car, but are unsure when it’s going to be available to order?

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EPA proposes renewable fuel volume obligations for 2020

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EPA is proposing an advanced biofuel volume requirement for 2020 of 5.04 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons for 2020 is based on EPA’s production projection—0.12 Moreover, it explicitly rejects calls to reallocate gallons that will be lost to future waivers.

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. These programs position Meritor for future growth in an emerging industry segment. Meritor, Inc.

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BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. The construction phase is planned for 2020 to 2022.

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Embraer expecting first flight of all-electric prototype aircraft in 2020

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The first flight of the prototype is scheduled for 2020. On the eve of its 50 th anniversary earlier this month, Embraer unveiled images of a demonstrator aircraft with 100% electric propulsion technology, which is currently under development in collaboration with WEG.

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First drive review: The 2020 Vanderhall Edison three-wheeler is a fun way to go green

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Planes, trains, automobiles and, even ships: No segment will be left untouched in the march towards a greener, more sustainable future—and going electric.

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Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station. The start of production is planned for 2020. As of 2020, the charging station will also be implemented in other cities and communities.

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