Sun.Sep 08, 2019

ORNL team shows using ionic liquid as lubricant additive improves gear performance

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that a certain class of ionic liquids (ILs), when mixed with commercially available oils, can make gears run more efficiently with less noise and better durability. Results were published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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Shop keeps Tesla Roadsters going strong without factory support

Green Car Reports

The Right to Repair movement aims to help shield owners from efforts by the carmakers to make repairs more difficult or complicated without the manufacturer’s special access to tools, parts, and diagnostics.

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Series production of Volkswagen ID.3 starts at Zwickau in November; complete conversion of plant from ICEV to EV

Green Car Congress

Series production of Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle will start at the Zwickau vehicle plant in November. Currently, the last robots are being installed and the assembly line is being commissioned.

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StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

Green Car Congress

StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Total investment could be up to €500 million. Chery is one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, with a 20% market share in electric commercial vehicles sector.

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