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Audi and KIT working on recycling for automotive plastics via pyrolysis oil

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A large number of components in automobiles are made from plastics; these have to meet exacting safety, heat-resistance and quality requirements.

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Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future

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Simplicity is bliss. After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the vehicle.

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Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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Buick’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology made its debut at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Later this year, Buick will become the first brand in China officially to roll out the market-ready technology on a production vehicle, a Buick GL8.

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Report: Dealers not sold on GM's all-electric vision for Cadillac can sell out

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Dealerships not sold on General Motors' plan to make Cadillac all-electric can sell out, according to an Automotive News report. The automaker is offering dealers unsure about the plan up to $500,000 to drop their Cadillac franchises, the industry trade journal reported.

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T&E study finds plug-in hybrids show higher CO2 emissions than claimed

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Three of the most popular plug-in hybrids in 2020 all emitted more CO 2 than advertised when tested in the real world, according to tests commissioned by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).

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GM switches allegiances, halts challenge of California clean-air standards

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General Motors Monday confirmed that it has halted its challenge of California's ability to set its own, stricter emissions standards.

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TUAT team develops more efficient method to recover heavy oil using novel chemical flooding

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By making use of a previously undesired side effect in oil recovery, researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have developed a method that yields up to 20% more heavy oil than traditional methods. A paper on the work is published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels.

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Xpeng announces next-gen autonomous driving architecture; lidar for enhanced object recognition

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Xpeng Inc., a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle company, announced its next-generation autonomous driving architecture at Auto Guangzhou 2020. The company is incorporating lidar as a new hardware component for its next-generation autonomous driving architecture, significantly improving the vehicle’s high-precision object recognition performance.

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Cummins survey finds growing commuter support for hydrogen-fueled public transport in Europe; willing to pay more

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Cummins, in conjunction with European Hydrogen Week , shared new research showing that more than half of the United Kingdom (UK) commuters would be willing to travel to work on a train or bus powered by hydrogen to lower their carbon footprint and reduce emissions. Nearly half of commuters in Belgium and Germany expressed the same view. This research was conducted through Google Surveys in October 2020. Commissioned by Cummins, 6,000 consumers were surveyed across Belgium, Germany and the UK.

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XL Fleet: largest partner expects to double orders in 2021 to more than 2,000 units

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XL Fleet announced that Farmbro Inc., an Ontario-based upfitting solutions service provider specializing in commercial and work vehicles, expects to double its sales volume from approximately 1,000 XL unit installations in 2020 to more than 2,000 in 2021 to meet the increasing demand for fleet electrification in Canada. As part of its expanding partnership, XL Fleet is recognizing Farmbro as its Sales and Installation Partner of the Year for 2020.

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EPA collects penalties for alleged automobile ‘defeat device’ violations by two Iowa companies

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with two Iowa companies for allegedly tampering with car engines to render emissions controls inoperative, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. According to EPA, Menzel Enterprises Iowa Inc. of West Des Moines installed “defeat devices” in at least five vehicles. EPA also alleged that UpCountry Fab and Performance LLC of Clive, Iowa, removed emission control equipment and/or sold “defeat devices” on at least 48 occasions.

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