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KAIST team develops stable, high-rate Li-S batteries using hierarchically porous titanium nitride

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A KAIST research team has developed ultra-stable, high-rate lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) by using hierarchically porous titanium nitride (h-TiN) as a sulfur host. In a paper in the journal Advanced Materials , the researchers report that h-TiN/S shows a reversible capacity of 557 mAh g ?1

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US has world's second highest electric-car population

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The race is on to see which countries can sell the most electric cars in an effort to reduce global warming. As with many things counted in raw numbers, China is far ahead, with 1.28 million electric cars on the road. As with most things Chinese, however, the population numbers—of people or of cars—don't tell the whole story. sales charging

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Hyundai prices Kona Electric starting at $36,450

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Hyundai is pricing the new Kona Electric CUV in the US starting at $36,450. Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform and is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the US market. Kona Electric’s estimated range is 258 miles; the EV offers standard fast-charging capability.

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Road-trip mission: 2020 Porsche Taycan charging is free and very fast

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As Porsche is finding out with its Taycan electric car, it’s not always easy being the first—or the fastest. The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first production model built on an entirely new 800-volt architecture that helps allow much faster road-trip charging than any other electric car—with the potential to add more than 60. Porsche EV Electrify America Porsche Turbo Charging

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NEVS and Koenigsegg form strategic partnership; electrification and hypercars

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Swedish car makers NEVS AB and Koenigsegg AB are forming a strategic partnership, enabling the development of parallel vehicle models in slightly higher volumes with emphasis on electrification, as well as strengthening growth opportunities in the hypercar segment. NEVS is investing €150 million, thereby taking a 20% minority stake in Koenigsegg’s parent company.

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Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

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A look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right now with regulators and in finding its place across many global markets. Part of the issue is that Mazda is considered an Intermediate-size manufacturer and subject to. Diesel Wankel rotary engine SKYACTIV Range Extending

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UCLA team devises method to weld previously unweldable aluminum alloy AA 7075; potential for wider use in automobiles

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Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a way to weld the super-strong but lightweight aluminum alloy known as AA 7075. Developed in the 1940s, AA 7075 long held promise for use in automobile manufacturing, except for one key obstacle. Although it’s nearly as strong as steel and just one-third the weight, it is almost impossible to weld together using the technique commonly used to assemble body panels or engine parts.

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Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading one-stop transportation platform, announced a new joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., an affiliate of BAIC. BAIC-Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co.

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Porsche Taycan, Electrify America shutdown, Mazda plans: Today's Car News

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Porsche plans to include three years of free DC fast charging from Electrify America with its new Taycan electric car. For now, it's a good thing the car isn't arriving too soon, as Electrify America has had to shut down many of its CCS Combo fast charge plugs over safety concerns. Mazda balances conflicting priorities (and regulators) in its. Fast Charging

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Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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US-based Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a utility-backed energy investment and innovation firm, has invested $5.7 million (€5 million) in ViriCiti, a Europe-based EV fleet efficiency technology company ( earlier post ), in a Series A round. The investment is EIP’s first in a Europe-based firm. ViriCiti has developed and deployed a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets, enabling fleet operators to optimize battery and vehicle performance.

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Beast from the East 2.0? Our top tips for wintery driving

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With the papers talking up ‘snowbombs’ and gritters readying themselves for the ‘re-awakening of the Beast from the East’, it’s set to be a treacherous few days for drivers

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Rice team awarded $3.3M ARPA-E OPEN+ grant to convert methane into carbon nanotubes and hydrogen

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Rice University researchers have won a $3.3-million Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) OPEEN+ grant to develop a method to convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes for materials that can replace metals in large-scale applications. The goal is to save energy and stem carbon dioxide emissions from metal manufacturing while concurrently generating clean hydrogen and fixing fossil-sourced carbon in solid materials.

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2019 Geneva Motor Show preview: what new cars will be there?

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The Geneva Motor Show is the biggest European car event on the calendar and is traditionally the place a large number of manufacturers unveil their latest models

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Porsche Cars NA providing three years of charging at Electrify America stations for Taycam

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Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has entered an agreement with Electrify America, LLC to provide the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of charging at Electrify America public stations across the country. This charging benefit will be included in the price of the Taycan. In addition, Porsche US dealers will install their own fast-charge kiosks. Porsche will also offer home charging technology.

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Electrify America restores full capacity to fast-charging network after testing clears cables

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Electrify America is restoring full capacity to its entire network after its high-powered charging cables cleared extensive testing from the cable manufacturer, HUBER+SUHNER. At HUBER+SUHNER’s recommendation, Electrify America shut down many of the high-powered CCS chargers (150kW – 350kW) in its network on Friday while the company and HUBER+SUHNER investigated a potential safety issue. Earlier post.).

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