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Pierburg, Swoboda, BASF and GM develop the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in series production

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Pierburg (Rheinmetall Automotive), Swoboda, BASF and General Motors (GM) have developed the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in series production. It is currently produced at Pierburg’s facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina and placed on the 2019 Cadillac XT4.

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At $79 a month, is this the best electric-car lease deal of 2019?

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Although upmarket electric-vehicle startups seem to think that there will be an unlimited market for luxury EVs, it pays to remember that going electric isn’t reserved for the rich. It might actually dramatically reduce your commuting costs. Such is the case if you’re in certain Northeast or Mid-Atlantic markets. You could land a lease

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. Wrangler four-door models will offer the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine ( earlier post ), rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque in this application, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel.

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EPA wants to limit the studies behind environmental regulations

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In a move ostensibly aimed at increasing regulatory transparency, the EPA has proposed new rules that would require extensive disclosure of the data gathered in the research behind public health regulation—including confidential health records. While improving transparency sounds reasonable at face value, this is actually a calculated move.

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Chinese EV company Xpeng Motors raises US$400M in Series C; Xiaomi strategic investor

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China-based Xpeng Motors has closed a US$400-million Series C capital funding from a group of strategic and institutional investors. Xiaomi Corporation, a global leader in the technology and consumer electronics sector, is joining as a strategic investor. Xiaomi Corporation and Xpeng Motors have achieved significant progress through in-depth collaboration in developing technologies connecting smart phones and smart cars.

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Hyundai develops world's first cabin active noise control aimed at road noise

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Noise cancellation has become commonplace in modern cars, especially hybrids and vehicles with internal combustion engines that utilize unconventional firing sequences, but Hyundai is looking to tackle yet another form of unwanted noise: the type that comes from outside. Preventing the intrusion of road and wind noise into the cabin has been a

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Volkswagen using Continental in-car application server in ID. electric vehicles

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The electronics architecture of the modern generation of vehicles is undergoing a profound transformation, moving away from the many individual control units of current cars towards a small number of high-performance functional domain computers. Volkswagen is now putting a server unit developed by Continental into production as an in-car application server (ICAS1) for its upcoming ID. electric vehicles based on the modular electric drive matrix MEB.

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2020 Keeling Curve Prize application period open; transportation and mobility category

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The application period has opened for the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize, which awards $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake. Each year, this prestigious competition attracts entries from around the world. The prize is named after scientist Charles David Keeling’s iconic graph showing a sharp increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere since the 1950s.

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Gigafactory for Berlin, Hyundai tech tackles road noise, EV lease deal: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai has developed a potentially weight-saving active noise control solution for road noise. Tesla has announced a location for its European factory. The EPA has public-health experts very concerned. And no, the days of sub-$100/month EV leases aren’t in the past. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. Tesla has chosen Berlin as the. Today in Car News

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DOE awards $3.6M to High Performance Computing projects in manufacturing, materials and mobility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $3.6 million to 12 projects under its High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative. Selected projects will receive access to the National Laboratories’ high-performance computing (HPC) facilities and expertise to help address key challenges in US manufacturing, material, and mobility development. HPC4EI is the umbrella program for DOE’s HPC for Manufacturing, HPC for Materials, and HPC for Mobility initiatives.

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Want a great car with a battery, not a great battery on wheels? Maybe the Mazda MX-30 is for you

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Mazda has unveiled its new battery electric MX-30 model with the assertion this is a “car with a battery, not a battery on wheels

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Wind River partners with Xilinx on secure and safe platform for automated driving applications

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Wind River is collaborating with Xilinx on the development of a comprehensive automated driving platform that integrates Xilinx’s Versal adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) and Wind River automotive software. The collaboration will provide carmakers with a flexible, high-performance compute platform for delivering safe and secure connected and automated driving vehicles.

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Euro NCAP: New Mazda CX-30 excels with record safety score

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Euro NCAP has released the results of their latest safety tests, with the new Mazda CX-30 leading the pack and the Mercedes-Benz GLB following close behind