GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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Instead, the wBMS helps to ensure the scalability of Ultium batteries across GM’s future lineup, encompassing different brands and vehicle segments, from heavy-duty trucks to performance vehicles.

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Lucid Project Gravity teases future electric SUV

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With the development of its own battery pack and core propulsion components, the establishment of new retail and service channels, and its own factory, Lucid Motors is focused not just on the 2021 Air electric luxury sedan, revealed Wednesday, but on what comes next.

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Western Australia to invest $22M to accelerate renewable hydrogen future

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The Western Australia Government of Premier Mark McGowan will bring forward the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy targets by a decade and invest $22 million to develop hydrogen supply, meet growing demand for the clean fuel and create jobs. Part of the WA Recovery Plan, the accelerated targets and nine studies and projects will boost the State’s renewable hydrogen industry and position WA as a major producer, user and exporter of renewable hydrogen.

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Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future. The hydrogen factory of the future. Fermentative production of green hydrogen will play a major role in distributed production of this energy carrier in the future.

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Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group adding testing center in New Mexico

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September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the US based automated driving technology company became part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group.

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UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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The Overall Schema for Non-photosynthetic CO 2 Utilization toward a Sustainable Future. an and Park (2020) “Light-Independent Biological Conversion of CO 2 ,” Joule doi: 10.1016/ j.joule.2020.08.007.

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Could electricity be the currency of parking buildings in the future?

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That’s a future that Nissan appears to be pointing to with what it claims is a global first. Although the mammoth parking buildings and garages in urban centers are generally seen as eyesores and architectural afterthoughts, ponder this: What if they helped stabilize the power for the community around it? In its Nissan Pavilion exhibition

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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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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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BASF launches new automotive refinish coating line; lowest value of VOCs

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BASF’s new waterborne basecoat line is not only about paints, it also includes a complete set of solutions for the body shops of the future. The roll-out starts in Q3 2020 in selected countries. BASF’s Coatings division is presenting a new advanced refinish product line.

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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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Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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The Wunderbox also enables a wide array of future-ready, bi-directional power delivery features from the vehicle to the grid (V2G) for situations such as managing home power outages. The production version of the Lucid Air will debut in an online reveal on 9 September 2020.

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Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors

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This demonstration of a new class of electrodes in the making of supercapacitors will be followed by a new generation of Li-ion batteries in the future, so stay tuned.

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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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CBMM’s market dominance will continue as the group will expand its production capacity by 50% in 2020 and is considering more capacity increases in coming years. The niobium industry is aware of these issues and already looking for a future beyond steel, Roskill notes.

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Solid-state battery company Quantumscape to list on NYSE; $3.3B valuation

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We are now excited to partner with Kensington's unique team of world-class automotive executives, who share our vision of a cleaner and safer future powered by QuantumScape.

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MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future suggests widespread autonomous driving at least a decade away

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The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a new research brief examining the future of autonomous vehicles. Building on the Task Force’s interim 2019 report, “Work of the Future: Shaping Technologies and Institutions,” MIT Task Force members are providing analysis on topics including manufacturing, health care, tax reform, skills/training, and emerging technologies such as collaborative robotics and additive manufacturing.

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EVolution: 11 keys to GM's electrified future

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From 2020 through 2025, GM plans to invest more than $20 billion—more than $3 billion annually, on average—toward electric-vehicle programs. And by the middle of the decade, the company aims to sell a combined one million EVs annually in its two largest markets of the U.S. and China. “We want to put everyone in an EV, and we have

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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The MoU toward establishing a North American automotive alliance builds on the agreement signed between the companies in April 2020 to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries.

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Rolls-Royce launches Power Lab to drive future technologies for marine and infrastructure; focus on fuel cells and synthetic fuels

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Synthetic fuels can support the net-zero-carbon operation of both today’s existing drive and energy systems and those of the future, in addition to enabling the storage of renewables-based energies. Rolls-Royce Power Systems has established a new organizational unit—Power Lab—to focus on innovative and net-zero-carbon drive and energy solutions.

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Is the eBussy modular electric van a Microbus for an urban future?

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The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept hints that the classic Microbus is going to get bigger. For those who think that's the wrong direction, there's the eBussy, a modular electric van that also originates in Germany. The company behind it, Electric Brands, started out making electric scooters, and is now moving into cars. With its tiny proportions and. youtube

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LG Chem spinning off battery business

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LG Chem is not planning an initial public offering of the new corporation, although it will review that in the future. LG Chem plans to spin-off its global battery business. LG Chem will seek approval from an extraordinary meeting of stockholders on 30 October and officially launch the spin-off—tentatively named LG Energy Solution—as a new corporation exclusively in charge of the battery business from 1 December.

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and Quantron AG collaborate on fuel cell systems for heavy-duty trucks

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The project’s first fuel cell system will be installed in a heavy-duty truck for real-world testing in the near future. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the development of a special fuel cell system for heavy-duty trucks.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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And we are preparing for future growth: With this new Battery Center, we more than double the capacity of our local battery production in China. The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles.

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Future Hyundai electric cars might clean the air while they charge

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The Hyundai Prophecy concept shows a way for future electric cars to gain that ability. Electric cars produce no "tailpipe" emissions, but what if they could also help clean up existing air pollution?

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In future Audi EVs, one big brain will manage all the physics

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Audi on Thursday provided an early glimpse of some of the technology that might give upcoming premium electric vehicles from the brand—beyond the current E-Tron SUV and Sportback—an edge in terms of comfort, performance, and perhaps efficiency. Just as well-timed power delivery and torque distribution can help a vehicle corner better

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GM’s electric-vehicle future: President Mark Reuss offers some hints

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When General Motors brought five green-car reporters to Michigan this week to announce its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would produce only electric vehicles, it threw in an Easter Egg: a small-group interview with GM president Mark Reuss.

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Additional versions of the Lucid Air and new Lucid models will be shared in the future, with the following providing specs on currently planned Lucid Air models: The heart of the Lucid Air lineup will be the Air Touring and Air Grand Touring models, which offer 620hp and 800hp respectively.

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Cruise Origin launches the driverless future of electric mobility

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“This is the end of the human-driven, gasoline-powered single-occupant car, and the beginning of the future—the future beyond the car,” boomed a voice.

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Baker Institute expert says regional advantages will define future energy transitions

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A portfolio of options is available for a lower-carbon energy future, but “not every option in the portfolio is suitable everywhere,” Medlock wrote. Different countries will respond in different ways to the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability based upon their regional advantages, according to a new paper by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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IVECO, FPT and Nikola Motor Company announce future Nikola TRE production in Ulm, Germany

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Testing is expected to begin in mid-2020 with prototypes to be showcased at the IAA 2020 commercial vehicle exhibition in Hannover, Germany this September. IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial N.V.,

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Jaguar Land Rover reveals electric "concept platform" for future urban mobility

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The Project Vector "concept platform" is an electric box on wheels that Jaguar Land Rover hails as the "future of urban mobility."

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Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia also released an early sketch of several of the brand’s future dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Details of Kia’s future EV product strategy were announced by Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song during an event at the brand’s Hwasung plant in Korea.

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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The flying of the eCaravan serves as another critical step in the certification and approval process of the magni500 propulsion system, enabling future conversions of additional aircraft to magniX’s all-electric propulsion technology.

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GM fast-charging investment will fuel EVgo network expansion, charge future EVs

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General Motors and EVgo announced a partnership Friday that will result in the installation of more than 2,700 DC fast charging connectors—all powered by 100% renewable energy—over the next five years. The announcement marks the first significant move from GM toward helping expand fast-charging infrastructure, and investing in public. charging

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Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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With this collaboration, Hyundai Motor Group doubles down on its recent commitment to invest US$87 billion over the next five years to foster future growth. Hyundai presented its first PBV concept as a key pillar of its smart mobility solution strategy at CES 2020 in January.

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Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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In the future, public charging at publicly accessible stations along main transport routes will also become increasingly important—a nationwide charging infrastructure will maximize the operating range of battery-electric trucks.

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Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Producers of batteries for electric cars will receive complete packages from a single source at Dürr in the future: advanced technology for coating and drying electrodes as well as proven systems for solvent recovery.

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GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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Like GM’s industry-first almost completely wireless battery management system, this consolidation of parts and features also makes it easier to scale Ultium Drive across GM’s future EV lineup.

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Volvo Buses partners with Batteryloop on second-life applications for electric bus batteries

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The demand for local energy storage units is expected to increase in the future. Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop are collaborating on second-life applications for batteries from Volvo electric buses.

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IHS Markit: small long-term change for Canadian oil sands despite COVID-19 Shock & largest annual production decline in 2020

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Canadian oil sands production is expected to decline by nearly 175,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2020 as a result of COVID-19—the largest annual decline on record. million barrels per day (MMbd) in 2030—nearly 11 MMbd higher than 2020 levels. Oil sands production is anticipated to rise over the back half of 2020 and into 2021 as curtailed production comes back online and existing installed capacity that has never been fully utilized ramps up.

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J.D. Power survey finds consumers continue to lack confidence in future mobility technologies

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Consumers continue to lack confidence in the future mobility technologies that automakers are eager to bring to market, according to the J.D. The quarterly study, which will include feedback from Canadian respondents in 2020, explores market readiness and acceptance for self-driving and battery-electric vehicles, as seen through the eyes of consumers and industry experts.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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Audi is partnering with the Zurich-based environmental start-up and promoting a future technology with the project. The technology can also be scaled up to the megaton-per-year range and thus harbors great potential from the future.

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EC presents action plan for critical raw materials

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The European Commission presented an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials , the 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives.

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