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.

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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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Argonne developing new dynamic system simulation tool for future aircraft, including electric and hybrid: Aeronomie

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Nirmit Prabhakar, Dominik Karbowski, I-Han Liu, Roberto Torelli (2020) “ Dynamic UAS Simulation Framework for Energy and Mission Performance Optimization ”.

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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This also expresses our confidence for the future business development. Those companies capable of developing and combining hardware and software in equal measure will shape the future of the automobile. We have set ourselves clear targets for 2020.

2020 83

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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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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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.,

2020 99

Faraday Future partners with US Hybrid to provide electric powertrain units for commercial applications

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EV developer Faraday Future and US Hybrid Corporation are collaborating to advance the use of FF’s electric propulsion system in new energy products currently under development by US Hybrid.

2020 83

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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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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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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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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Clearly, the US is a major player, but to remain dominant, and meet future energy challenges, the US has to raise its game with further investments and public policies that reduce regulatory barriers, promote research, development, and deployment, and reward innovation.

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Renault Morphoz electric concept previews brand's future EVs, mobility aims

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A new Renault concept car previews a modular platform to be used by the French automaker and its alliance partners on future production electric cars.

2020 65

Wärtsilä launches first combustion trials with ammonia

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These will be followed by field tests in collaboration with ship owners from 2022, and potentially also with energy customers in the future. The technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia.

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Co-Optima releases capstone report on first 4 years of work

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Farrell, John, Robert Wagner, Chris Moen, and Dan Gaspar (2020) “ A Transportation Future with Science in the Driver’s Seat: Mapping a Viable Route Forward for Affordable, Efficient, and Clean Fuels and Engines ” DOE/EERE-2046.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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The stage for the world premiere was to have been Techno Classica 2020. As the basis for the future e-BULLI the team chose a T1 Samba Bus produced in Hannover in 1966, which prior to its conversion spent half a century on the roads of California.

2020 99

Polestar Precept concept teases future flagship four-door electric car

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Polestar Tuesday revealed the first full photos and information for the Precept, a concept electric car that will be shown in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Polestar has, in recent weeks, been teasing the Precept concept from the inside out.

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GM pitches all-electric future, with lackluster support from Washington

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced an accelerated sustainability push for the automaker Wednesday during a presentation for investors, and showed no sign of backing down from the company’s plan for an all-electric future that's out of sync with the talking points from either California or the Trump administration. “We believe. Politics

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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.

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Hyundai Prophecy concept is a sleek, sporty EV—with no steering wheel

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The Hyundai Prophecy is a new electric concept car that, as its name suggests, looks toward the future. In this case, that future includes autonomous driving.

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UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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Cost-effective reusability and recyclability must be baked into the future advances that are needed to develop all-solid-state batteries that provide high energy densities of 500 watt-hours per kg or better.

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Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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Customers will be able to choose between three firmness levels (hard, medium, soft) for the comfort layer in the future. The “3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat” will be available from Porsche Tequipment as a driver’s seat for the 911 and 718 ranges from as early as May 2020.

2020 93

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.

2020 68

Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Their analysis suggests: The price of cobalt will remain relatively stable in the short term, given that the range suggests even a supply surplus; Future cobalt supply will become more diversified geographically and mined more as a byproduct of nickel (Ni) over this period; and.

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GM enhancing Energy Assist app for EVs

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GM will integrate dynamic data from additional charging providers throughout 2020, which will include EV Connect continuing to enhance the customer experience. GM will continue to add eligible charging stations throughout 2020.

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Volkswagen says it is changing into a software-driven tech business

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The brand is confident of complying with the 2020 EU limits. After the conclusion of the pact for the future, the digital transformation roadmap is the follow-up program to make the brand fit for the digital age.

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New machine learning method from Stanford, with Toyota researchers, could accelerate battery development for EVs

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In future work, design of battery materials and processes could also be integrated into this closed-loop system. The study’s machine learning and data collection system will be made available for future battery scientists to freely use, Herring added.

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UECC and Goodfuels parther on first use of marine biofuel in the ro-ro segment

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The biobunkering, which will take place in the Port of Rotterdam, will be the first in a series of bunkering operations between March and May 2020.

2020 93

DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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When tackling the challenge of making drive solutions sustainable for the future, we always keep our minds open to all technologies. DEUTZ presented its latest developments in the field of sustainable off-highway drive systems at CONEXPO in Las Vegas.

2020 88

GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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Site assessments and the permitting process are underway, and groundbreaking is expected to occur in the spring of 2020. GM claims that the first generation of its future EV program will be profitable.

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Polestar’s future flagship, Lordstown’s hub motors, CR-V Hybrid: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 28, 2020. What upcoming vehicle did Hot Wheels celebrate with radio-control toys? Which automaker has set up the highest-power fast-charging station in Europe?

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GM’s Ultium propulsion strategy for EVs: 400 miles or more, up to 1,000 hp

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General Motors provided Wednesday the most comprehensive picture yet of how its “all-electric future” will take form—quickly, efficiently, and profitably, as the company emphasized.

2020 95

NACFE to focus on electric trucks in regional haul

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Early workstreams include: Identifying high-potential regional trucking routes in concert with changes to freight movement; Supporting the implementation of initial and future deployments outside of California; Scaling best practices in infrastructure development for fleets and communities; and.

2020 99

Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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Future Fuel Strategies prepared a primer report for the MI titled, “Methanol: A Future-Proof Fuel,” offering a status report and overview of methanol and its current uses in vehicle transportation fuels and its role in future fuels as well.

2020 88

Wärtsilä & PSA Marine complete initial sea trials for autonomous Intellitug

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This would enable technology developers, the research community, and maritime stakeholders to capture future MASS-related opportunities. Joint project between Wärtsilä and PSA Marine sees first commercial Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) trialled in Port of Singapore waters.

2020 88

BMW eDrive Zone function now available in several PHEV models in Europe

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The list will be expanded in the future to include additional countries and cities, so that the electric driving shares of plug-in hybrid models can be increased in a steadily growing number of city areas.

2020 88

Lucid Motors announces long-term partnership with LG Chem for batteries for Lucid Air EV

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The advanced battery cells provided by LG Chem effectively allow Lucid to lock in core volume production forecasts for the Lucid Air for the next several years, with additional agreements to be announced in the future for special versions of the EV.

2020 104

Ford electric vans, Mercedes plug-in hybrids, takeaways on GM’s electric future: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes adds plug-in hybrids, but not for the U.S. We cover a wide range of follow-up points and takeaways regarding GM’s upcoming electric vehicles. And Ford is making some of its big vans electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 65

Bollinger makes its Class 3 electric truck platform available for others

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The E-Chassis is the same platform shared with the B1 Sport Utility Truck and the B2 Pickup, and it will accommodate future models and other trucks developed by Bollinger Motors.

2020 88

MIIT verifies Xpeng P7 EV range of 706 km (439 miles) NEDC

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The iBooster intelligent braking assist system provides the Xpeng P7 with best pedal feel, more accurate braking force, and longer cruising range—a prerequisite for achieving higher levels of automatic driving assistance in future.

2020 93

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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Volkswagen receives Advanced Award from Euro NCAP for traffic hazard alert Car2X function; based on Wi-Fi p

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In future, it should also be able to improve safety in city traffic. The Euro NCAP organization intends to incorporate Car2X technology into this rating in future.

2020 83

Toyota Blockchain Lab accelerating blockchain technology initiatives and external collaboration

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Financial Services Corporation launched a cross-Group virtual organization, Toyota Blockchain Lab, in April 2019.

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