Thu.Feb 25, 2021

State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

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A report from the State Auditor of California finds that California may not successfully meet its upcoming greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal of 40% by 2030, which will require the State to reduce GHG emissions by nearly 40% over the next decade. Source: State Auditor Report Number: 2020-114.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Mini Cooper SE top Tesla on greenest cars list for 2021

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Electric-car buyers have plenty of choices these days, but not all EVs have the same environmental impact. That's where GreenerCars' annual "greenest" and "meanest" ratings come in.

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Evonik introduces silicon-carbon composite material for anodes: Siridion Black

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Evonik has introduced the silicon-carbon composite material Siridion Black as a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Siridon Black features an amorphous Si/C structure with a unique carbon concentration gradient for superior stability and a high specific capacity of more than 3,300 mAh/g.

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Biden order could ramp up raw materials for American-made EV supply chain

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that could help secure the supply chain for domestically made electric vehicles—including parts and materials, not just final assembly. The U.S. is a net exporter of EVs.

Solaris delivers three 18m electric articulated buses to Bonn

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Solaris has just delivered three Urbino 18 electric buses to Bonn. It is the first contract for the manufacturer with Stadtwerke Bonn Bus und Bahn (SWB). The three delivered Urbino 18 electric buses are fueled solely by power derived from renewable sources. The future is electric.

Apple partner Foxconn might build Fisker electric car for global markets

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Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is partnering with Fisker Inc., a collaboration that could see the Taiwanese firm building Fisker electric cars for global markets beginning in 2023.

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Ammonia-fueled tanker coalition gains new members; now called The Castor Initiative; first tanker by 2025

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Omnitek Engineering receives EURO VI-E certification for 13-liter natural gas engine

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Omnitek Engineering Corp. has received EURO VI-E certification for its OT13 heavy-duty natural gas engine.

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Kia and Hyundai launch new charging services

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KiaCharge and Charge myHyundai will make finding and using public chargers more convenient

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Neural Propulsion Systems launches NPS 500 integrated multi-modal sensing platform for autonomous vehicles

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Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS) emerged from stealth to launch NPS 500, the first all-in-one deeply integrated multi-modal sensor system focused on Level 4/5 autonomy.

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Europe January 2021

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PHEVs shine in disrupted market The European passenger plug-in market registered 112,000 registrations in January (+50% YoY), with PHEVs (+85%) growing faster than BEVs (+18%), with PHEVs starting the year ahead of BEVs (42% BEVs / 58% PHEVs).

Hyundai signs MOU with South Korean government and industry partners to demo EV battery leasing business

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Hyundai Motor Company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with the South Korean government as well as logistics, battery and mobility companies to demonstrate the electric vehicle (EV) battery leasing business.

Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales.

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California ARB directs additional clean vehicle rebates to lower-income families

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is making additional clean vehicle rebates available for lower-income consumers. A cornerstone of CARB’s suite of EV-purchase incentives, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is the nation’s largest and longest-running EV incentive program. CVRP offers standard rebates of $1,000 to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible plug-in hybrid or zero-emission vehicle.

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Micron launches low-power memory qualified for automotive safety applications

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Micron Technology has begun sampling the industry’s first automotive low-power DDR5 DRAM (LPDDR5) memory that is hardware-evaluated to meet the most stringent Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL), ASIL D. The solution is part of Micron’s new portfolio of memory and storage products targeted for automotive functional safety based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26262 standard.