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Goodyear: connected tires can reduce lost stopping distance by 30%

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently eclipsed 3 million miles of data from road tests and field trials with its connected tires. Earlier post.)

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Put the EV in the garage: Solar driveways could power entire households

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Electric cars and solar power are a perfect combination. Charging an electric car from a solar array reduces its overall carbon footprint. Now a Hungary-based company is bringing these two technologies even closer together with solar driveways.

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Woodside joins Japanese consortium to study exporting carbon-neutral hydrogen as ammonia

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Australia-based Woodside has signed an agreement with Japanese companies JERA Inc, Marubeni Corporation and IHI Corporation to undertake a joint study examining the large-scale export of hydrogen as ammonia for use decarbonizing coal-fired power generation in Japan.

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Mercedes-AMG EQS electric fastback could challenge Tesla Model S Plaid, Porsche Taycan

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For years, Germany’s Mercedes-Benz and BMW have postured about reproducible performance and track times for electric cars.

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Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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Karma Automotive has entered the final stage of development for two new Silicon Carbide (SiC) Inverters to enhance electric mobility charging.

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Tesla may soon offer in-app upgrade for basic Autopilot in early Model 3

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Owners of an early-build Tesla Model 3 variant may soon be able to add a basic version of Autopilot via an in-app upgrade. Typically for Tesla, this announcement was made by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter.

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BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets. We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals.

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Mazda continues supporting algae biofuels research

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Mazda continues to be involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth. Earlier post.).

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Top five car Easter eggs

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With Easter just around the corner, your children may be bothering you about the fact that they only have one small Milky Bar Easter egg and that they demand you take them on an egg hunt in the garden

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Berkeley Lab researchers quantify how accumulation of high-value bioproducts in plants improves economics of biofuels

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), which is managed by Berkeley Lab, have quantified how bioproduct accumulation in planta —i.e.,

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Vauxhall Insignia: Refreshed large saloon range to be topped with 227bhp GSi

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Due in showrooms this summer, Vauxhall’s new Insignia will be priced from a very competitive £23,120 on-the-road

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Griffith researchers enhance catalytic activity for water splitting

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In an open-acess paper published in Nature Communications , Griffith University (Australia) researchers report having enhanced the catalytic activity of CoSe 2 for oxygen evolution in water splitting by incorporating both Fe dopants and Co vacancies into atomically thin CoSe 2 nanobelts. CoSe 2 nanobelts are ultrathin sheets made out of a lattice of cobalt (Co) and selenium (Se).

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