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BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs). The order, the largest ever for eBuses in Finland, includes 64 units for Nobina services in Helsinki and 42 units for Nobina’s operation in Turku. The announcement also signals a triple landmark, with Nobina becoming the first PTO in Europe to order BYD’s latest 50-foot, three-axle low-floor eBus model.

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End of an era: Mitsubishi likely to stop making the i-MiEV electric car

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What was the first mass-produced electric vehicle, after the GM EV1? No, it’s not the Nissan Leaf. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was, by many assessments, a pioneer as a dedicated electric vehicle. It was intended to be mass-produced, not a simple conversion, and widely available (at least in some markets). Although first put in test fleets in 2007.

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The rise in e-commerce was already a major trend before Covid-19 rearranged our lives. Now it has been turbo-charged. Physical retail will still have a place in the urban landscape. But for many people in many circumstances, online shopping is going to become the dominant retail mode. However, we do need to recognise that the rise in vans used to deliver all those lovely parcels is problematic.

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Mercedes-Benz confirms six new all-electric EQ models

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is expanding its all-electric EQ range with six new EVs. Starting with a brand new S-Class next year, this glut of new EQ models has been enabled by a brand new EV architecture which will underpin everything from the aforementioned luxury saloon through to large SUVs.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California can help anchor a multi-billion dollar domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain and inject thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into California’s economically disadvantaged Imperial Valley, according to a new report from New Energy Nexus. The report, Building Lithium Valley: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead for Developing California’s Battery Manufacturing Ecosystem details how recovering lithium—the foundation mineral for b

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Hyundai invests in startup aiming to transport hydrogen in oil

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Hyundai is investing in a startup that plans to transport hydrogen in oil, potentially making use of existing fossil-fuel infrastructure. The automaker is partnering with German startup Hydrogenious through its Hyundai Cradle division, which deals with emerging technology and startup partnerships. A deal was signed in May, but the partnership was.

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Audi e-tron GT previewed ahead of big reveal

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One of the stars of the 2018 LA Auto Show, the Audi e-tron GT has been hotly anticipated since. A low, wide, four-door saloon, it is almost typical Audi in the way it looks, but its electric heart promises near-silent performance which could well challenge the likes of the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Performance.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020. Fluid Truck enables businesses easily to rent and pick up vehicles from nearby locations 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Amazon shows Rivian electric delivery vans it will use starting in 2021

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Amazon on Thursday revealed the Rivian electric delivery van it plans to start using in 2021. The e-commerce and logistics giant announced last year that it had ordered 100,000 electric vans from electric-truck hopeful Rivian. Amazon, which is also a Rivian investor, plans to have 10,000 of these vans in service by 2022, and all 100,000 on the.

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Hyundai i20N: Further details of upcoming hot hatch revealed

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Hyundai has revealed more teaser images and details of its upcoming i20N – a small hot hatchback that’ll be aiming to take on the Ford Fiesta ST when it arrives.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Peugeot launches all-electric e-Traveller MPV

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In recent months the PSA Group brands have all launched both an electric van, and an MPV based on the group's shared architecture. The Peugeot e-Traveller is destined to reach the UK next year, with reservations already open.

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Solid Power produces and delivers 10-layer 2Ah all solid-state lithium metal cells

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Solid Power announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state lithium metal cells. Solid Power’s sulfide-based all solid-state lithium metal batteries are manufactured using lithium-ion industry standard processes and automated equipment. Every cell that Solid Power produces is free of any liquid or gel.

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Polestar 2 earns 233-mile range rating, well behind Model 3

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EPA range ratings released Monday for the Polestar 2 electric car are lower than what the automaker had previously expected for the model, which arrives in the U.S. soon. The Polestar 2 goes 233 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA test protocol, while it earns a combined rating of 92 MPGe, or 37 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles (2.7 miles per.

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Refreshed Vauxhall Crossland revealed ahead of 2021 launch

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Vauxhall has revealed the first images of its new Crossland, with deliveries for the company’s smallest SUV set to commence in early 2021

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan which has been produced by the German automaker since 1977. The Rear-Wheel Drive “saloon” car is BMW’s flagship and is only available in a sedan body style, which includes long wheelbase and limousine models. In the past, BMW often introduced exterior design themes and new technologies into its 7 series first, before passing them down to the other models in the lineup.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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With demand for lithium set to increase over the next decade, Roskill has calculated , using its in-house analysis, that CO 2 emissions from lithium production are set to triple by 2025 versus current levels and to grow by a factor of six by 2030, with the vast majority of this coming from mineral concentrate production, shipping and refining. CO 2 emissions from the production of refined lithium.

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Ownership-cost advantages of EVs even stronger for SUVs and pickups, study finds

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Electric cars offer lower ownership costs than internal-combustion vehicles that can "more than make up for an EV's higher purchase price, according to a new Consumer Reports study. The ownership-cost advantage is particularly strong against the SUVs and pickup trucks American buyers are increasingly flocking to over traditional sedans. When.

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Audi A3 Sportback gets PHEV power

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Darling of the premium small hatch market, the Audi A3, has gained a plug-in powertrain. Joining the Ingolstadt company's ever-expanding range of PHEVs, the A3 40 TFSI e is promising warm hatch performance with tax-friendly emissions and zero-emissions commuting capability.

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World Space Week

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The week of the 4th – 10th of October we will be celebrating the annual World Space Week ! It is the largest space event on Earth celebrating Science and Technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition, with over 8,000 events held last year in 96 different countries. This years theme: Satellites Improve Life. This year the space week theme is ‘Satellites Improve Life’ and with this theme, the World Space Week will show the importance of satellites in

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JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI

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East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Hitachi, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement to collaborate on development of test railway vehicles equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity. The partners will combine their railway and automotive technologies: JR East’s railway vehicle design and manufacturing technologies; Hitachi’s railway hybrid drive system technologies developed with JR East; and

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Tire dust is pollution, and this invention will help vehicles clean up as they go

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Researchers in the UK have come up with a device that they say could dramatically cut the amount of tire dust that is released into the environment—and potentially, our lungs—as tires wear. The James Dyson Award–winning innovation, made by a team from Imperial College London and Royal College of Art, was inspired by the movement.

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New Jaguar XE introduces mild-hybrid tech and tech updates

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The Jaguar XE has been updated and now includes mild-hybrid drivetrain options and an improved infotainment system.

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Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains

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Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains. The project aims at jointly developing holistic hydrogen solutions for rail transport and offering them to customers to promote the hydrogen economy in Germany and Europe and support decarbonization in the mobility sector.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r has used only green power. In 2012 Audi’s Hungarian plant opened a geothermal facility to supply most of its heat requirements. The remainder is compensated by bio-gas certificates.

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets. Source: Ipsos. Ipsos attributes this increased interest can be attributed to the greater level of familiarity with BEVs.

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is starting limited production—the first step in commercializing its methanol fuel cell technology. Blue World Technologies’ complete system includes a methanol reformer for fuel conversion, DC/DC for power conversion and fuel cell stack for power production.

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SwRI-led team achieves 20% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency with connectivity, automation; ARPA-E NEXTCAR

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A team led by Southwest Research Institute has applied connectivity and automation to achieve a 20% improvement in efficiency on a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. Working with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Toyota Motor North America, the team is sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) as part of its Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. ( Earlier post.).

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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on October 5, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019. They are adjusted for both population and 2020 being a leap year (all but price of gasoline) and for inflation (price of gasoline). Month-year. Road. Air. Sales of cars and light trucks.

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Teijin showcasing its mobility technologies and products via new interactive site in response to “new normal” lifestyle

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Teijin Limited is now introducing its mobility technologies and products to enterprise customers via Teijin Mobility Online. The site will enable customers and the company to stimulate creativities and explore innovation opportunities responding to the new normal lifestyle. Main exhibits include: The Teijin Group’s “PU_PA III” EV concept car. The PU_PA III, an environmentally friendly electric vehicle (EV) concept car, is made entirely of proprietary high-performance materials and technologies d

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Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement. Developing safe and cost-effective storage and transportation methods for hydrogen is essential but complicated given the interaction of hydrogen with structural materials.

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BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

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BASF now has the worldwide distribution rights for RheoFalt smart additives to modify asphalt and bitumen manufactured by the Netherlands-based company Ventraco. Excluded from the agreement are Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, where Ventraco will continue to supply the products. RheoFalt HP-AM, a powerful rejuvenator, enables 100% recycling of old asphalt, and has been scoring outstanding results in internal and external tests for 10 years.

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Hino Trucks announces Project Z for Class 4-8 zero emission trucks; fuel-cell and battery-electric

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Hino Trucks announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8. In a live virtual event, Hino showcased the line-up of zero emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems. The ZEV products ranged from a class 5 on a SEA Electric SEA-Drive 120a on a Hino M5 chassis, up to a Hino XL Series class 8 tractor powered by Toyota’s Fuel Cell system ( earlier post ).

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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched eGen Power, Allison’s new series of fully integrated electric axles. The eGen Power product family, previously referred to as AXE for trucks, will be the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen portfolio of fully electric and elect

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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning. The charging stations are managed by the charging point operator Eneco eMobility, with smart charging technology provided by the GreenFlux platform. With the number of electric vehicles ever increasing, so is the pressure to increase the number of charging stations on office premises.

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