Mon.Mar 23, 2020

Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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Toshiba Corporation announced that Nissan Motor Corporation has selected its innovative SCiB lithium-ion rechargeable battery for the latest generation of its ROOX and ROOX Highway STAR cars and that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has selected the SCiB battery for the latest generation of its eK X space and eK space cars.

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Porsche renews plan to make Macan crossover a "fully battery-powered model series"

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Porsche is continuing plans to make the Macan crossover all-electric. It's a significant move, as the Macan is currently Porsche's bestselling model.

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Power Integrations’ SCALE-iDriver for SiC MOSFETs achieves AEC-Q100 automotive qualification

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Power Integrations, a provider of gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, announced that its SIC118xKQ SCALE-iDriver , a high-efficiency, single-channel gate driver for silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, is now certified to AEC-Q100 for automotive use.

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UK project builds electric-car charging into a half-mile of lampposts

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The great thing about electric-car charging is that it can take advantage of existing grid infrastructure. A new project in the United Kingdom demonstrates the benefits of that. Siemens built charging stations into 24 lampposts on roughly a half-mile of Sutherland Avenue in London.

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SDK Group to mass-produce SPALF packaging material for large Li-ion pouch cells for EVs

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Showa Denko Packaging Co., SPA), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. SDK), has developed a new product to be added to the lineup of SPALF aluminum laminate film used as packaging material for pouch-type lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and will mass-produce the new product.

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FCA has the highest percentage of hybrids but the lowest fleet mpg: Why?

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In 2019, Fiat Chrysler sold a higher percentage of hybrid vehicles—of its total U.S. sales—than Toyota. And yet for the eighth straight year, FCA is anticipated to post the lowest U.S. fleet fuel economy among vehicle makers.

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Stratasys responds to COVID-19 pandemic by ramping up production of 3D-printed personal protection equipment

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Stratasys Ltd. announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions.

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COVID-19 infection at Toyota Takaoka plant

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Toyota announced that a second male, full-time employee in his 20s working as a line worker at its Takaoka Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee in question (Employee “B”) was a close contact of the Toyota employee who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19 (Employee “A”). The two individuals worked face-to-face in the same production line. Employee B has not come to work since developing a fever on the evening of March 18.

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Coronavirus: What qualifies as non-essential travel?

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Following on from guidance on social distancing, the UK government has announced that people should avoid all non-essential travel as UK cases of Covid-19 continue to climb

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SUVs come of age, but at what cost?

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The SUV has become so much a part of the motoring landscape that it can be hard to remember a time without them

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