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Aral to build more than 100 350kW ultra-fast charging points at retail sites in Germany

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Following a successful 12-month pilot project at five of its retail sites, Aral, bp’s market leading fuel retail brand in Germany, is set to roll out more than 100 ultra-fast charging points across its retail network in Germany over the next 12 months.

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Spurred by gas rationing, Peugeot made hundreds of electric cars during WWII

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Electric cars have been around longer than many people think. About 80 years ago, for example, Peugeot made hundreds of them. In 1941, faced with German occupation and gas rationing, Peugeot developed a small electric car called the VLV.

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Octillion marks 100,000 EVs on the road with its batteries, 2 billion km driven

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Octillion Power Systems, a provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, announced it has reached two milestones: 100,000 electric vehicles worldwide powered by its batteries and 2 billion kilometers driven.

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Lucid DreamDrive assisted driving takes a different route than Tesla Autopilot

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California’s Lucid Motors Tuesday provided first details regarding its advanced driver-assistance system, called DreamDrive, for its upcoming Air electric luxury sedan.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and to create a more pleasant in-vehicle environment for customers.

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Tesla sues Rivian over alleged trade-secret theft related to sales, charging network

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As both companies prepare to launch electric pickup trucks, Tesla is suing Rivian over alleged theft of trade secrets. Filed by Tesla in a California court, the lawsuit doesn't relate to vehicle engineering or product patents themselves, but to charging infrastructure, sales, and manufacturing.

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Ford experimenting with four-legged robots to laser-scan plant

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Ford is using two four-legged robots leased from Boston Dynamics at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser-scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design.

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BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction.

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ANL estimates US energy savings due to light-duty PEV use at 44.8T Btu in 2019, up 47% from 2018

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In a recent report assessing multiple properties of plug-ion electric vehicles (PEVs) solid in the US, a team from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) estimates that the energy savings in the United States due to light-duty PEVs in 2019 was 44.8 trillion Btu, up 47% from 2018.

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CIPS poll finds 15% of businesses will no longer maintain their plans for sustainable supply chains due to the impact of COVID-19

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A short poll by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has found that the disruption caused by COVID-19 will lead to permanent changes in global supply chains, as businesses look to adapt to new ways of working and managing the varying stages of lockdown around the world. This global business disruption looks set to continue for some time, with 46% of businesses stating that it will take 12 months or more before supply chains return to pre-COVID levels of productivity.

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EPA OIG to evaluate EPA’s actions on final light-duty fuel efficiency rule

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The Office of Inspector General of the US Environmental Protection Agency plans to begin an evaluation of the EPA’s actions on the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part 2. Earlier post.). The SAFE rule reduces the increase in stringency of CAFE and CO 2 emissions to about 1.5% each year through model year 2026, as compared with the standards issued under the Obama administration in 2012, which would have required about 5% annual increases.

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Volkswagen completes engineering campus expansion project in California; enhanced focus on EV testing and analysis

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The Volkswagen Group Test Center California has finished an expansion project that furthers the state-of-the-art development center’s capabilities and encompasses additional entities within the company under a new name—the Oxnard Engineering Campus.

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