Wed.Jun 24, 2020

European project to develop cobalt-free EV batteries awarded €11.8M

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded a €11.8-million grant to develop Next Generation Cobalt-free batteries.

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Analysis: Range is a red herring and we don't need a 500-mile EV

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Range is glamorous. And big batteries have a wow factor that appeals both to luxury shoppers expecting excess and to tech-savvy people for the mind-boggling amount of energy packed neatly under the floor. It’s easy to understand the mindset.

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BASF introduces new bitumen additive B2Last for more durable roads

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As the number of heavy-duty vehicles increases, roads are being subjected to even higher loads, usually requiring replacement after ten to twelve years. An innovative bitumen additive from BASF has been designed to help roads last longer.

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Electrify America finishes first cross-country fast-charging route for EVs

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Electrify America has completed its first cross-country DC fast-charging route for electric cars, installing enough stations for drivers to complete a coast-to-coast journey between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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Stanford team proposes new design strategy for electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

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Stanford University scientists have proposed a design strategy for electrolytes that enable anode-free Li metal batteries with single-solvent single-salt formations at standard concentrations.

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World’s first high-power wireless charging for taxis uses Jaguar I-Pace, in Oslo

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In the fleet world, “keep it moving” is the catchphrase and utilization is the buzzword that matters.

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Cummins to form joint venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage

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Cummins Inc. will form a joint venture with NPROXX, a designer, developer and manufacturer of Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX.

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Motiv Power Systems delivers nine electric box trucks to Community Resource Project

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Motiv Power Systems announced the deployment of nine electric box trucks with Community Resource Project (CRP).

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2021 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV gets faster charging and new interface, not more range

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The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is likely to enter the new model year with a handful of tech tweaks, including an updated infotainment system and, potentially, a higher-power onboard charger. The 11-kilowatt charger should allow for faster charging from a 240-volt Level 2 AC source.

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Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to build software-defined computing architecture for automated driving across future fleet

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Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA plan to enter into a cooperation to create a new in-vehicle computing system and AI computing infrastructure. Starting in 2024, this will be rolled out across the fleet of next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles, enabling them with upgradable automated driving functions.

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Cross-country fast-charging, Jaguar I-Pace update, Rivian to California: Today’s Car News

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There’s now a closely spaced cross-country high-power fast-charging route in the U.S. other than Tesla’s Supercharger network. Jaguar gives the I-Pace some updates. And Rivian’s goin’ to California—but not entirely. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Silicon-Valley-based Ampcera announced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs). Unlike conventional lithium ion batteries (LIBs) that include a flammable liquid or gel polymer electrolyte, SSBs use a safe SE and promise to double the driving range of electric vehicles when loaded with the same weight of batteries. Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs.

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Coronavirus Q&A: How it’s affecting car leasing

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Boris Johnson has described the Covid-19 pandemic as “the worst public health crisis for a generation

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New Volkswagen Arteon to be offered as GT and Shooting Brake

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Volkswagen has revealed a comprehensive overhaul to the Arteon, with the range expanding to now include a Gran Turismo and Shooting Brake along with a R performance model and plug-in hybrid options

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New Vauxhall Mokka revealed in all-electric form

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The all-new Vauxhall Mokka aims to be the start of a new direction for the manufacturer, with a new signature look being introduced that will feature on all future Vauxhall models

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