Tue.Mar 31, 2020

Ford to produce 50,000 Airon ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing in Michigan the Airon pNeuton model A ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed. Established in 1997, Airon Corporation is a privately held company; its patented CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and ventilation technology has been in clinical use since 1986.

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BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel-cell SUV: With battery boost, more power than Mirai

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BMW has released the first technical details of the i Hydrogen Next, a fuel-cell vehicle based on the X5 SUV. First seen at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the vehicle's hydrogen fuel-cell drive system benefit from joint development between BMW and Toyota, while its fuel-cell stack itself will be wholly the product of Toyota. This is part of a

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Cree introduces SiC 650V MOSFETs targeting EVs, data centers and solar

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Cree has introduced the Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs , delivering a wider range of industrial applications and enabling the next generation of Electric Vehicle (EV) onboard charging, data centers, and other renewable systems with industry-leading power efficiency. The new 15 m? and 60 m?

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GM confirms delay for Chevy Bolt EV refresh; GMC Hummer and Cadillac EVs on schedule

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GM earlier this month revealed details regarding a dozen future electric vehicles that it either might build or will build. The company opened up about the Ultium propulsion foundation under most of those vehicles—some of which will offer 400 miles of range or more, and up to 1,000 horsepower. And then the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting

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Hyundai Motor to establish Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore

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Hyundai Motor Company will establish a Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICs) to accelerate its innovation efforts, with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The new innovative lab will be located in Singapore’s Jurong Innovation District. HMGICs will occupy a footprint of 44,000 m 2 with the building area of 28,000 m 2. Construction will begin in May with completion expected in second half of 2022.

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BYD Blade battery for upcoming Han electric sedan keeps cool, aims for safety

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Chinese automaker BYD has revealed a new battery pack, to be used in its upcoming flagship sedan. BYD claims the new battery pack, dubbed "Blade" will be a significant step forward in safety. The battery pack did not overheat or catch fire during nail penetration tests, according to BYD. In the same test, the automaker said other designs either. Batteries

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SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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The SEAT Leon line at the Martorell, Spain, plant is producing automated ventilators to collaborate with the healthcare system in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Going from producing cars to ventilators in record time is the result of the intense work of many SEAT employees. The motivation of everyone participating in this project is that with our know-how we can mass-produce equipment that will save lives. —Nicolás Mora from the Production area of SEAT Martorell.

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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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Volkswagen reports that, even before the launch of the new ID.3 EV this summer, demand for electrified Volkswagen products has increased in Germany. Every second order for the up! model series is for the fully electric version, with around 20,000 orders received over the first three months of this year. The GTE versions of the current Passat generation have also become increasingly more popular amongst buyers: Every seventh customer now opts for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

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Trump EPA lowers gas mileage targets, increases vehicle emissions

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The Trump administration Wednesday morning released a Final Rule for new U.S. standards that will relax emissions and fuel economy requirements through the middle of the decade. The so-called Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) rule closely resembled what was leaked in January—requiring an approximately 1.5% improvement in the fleet

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DOE to provide $22M for research on capturing carbon dioxide from air

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $22 million for research aimed at achieving breakthroughs in the effort to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air (DAC). The initiative encompasses two concurrent funding announcements—one by DOE’s Office of Science (SC) ( LAB 20-2303 ) and another by DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) ( DE-FOA-0002188 )—and will span the spectrum from fundamental research in materials and chemical sciences to field testing of prototypes.

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BMW fuel-cell SUV, BYD safety battery, EPA gas-mileage targets: Today’s Car News

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BYD is thinking safety first with a new battery. BMW’s upcoming fuel-cell SUV will be quick. And the U.S. EPA has released its controversial final rule that could relax vehicle fuel efficiency below what automakers say they can easily meet. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Trump administration has released a final rule for

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Mobility services infrastructure company Via closes Series E round; valued at $2.25B

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Via , a company that provides digital infrastructure to power public mobility in cities around the world ( earlier post ), has raised a Series E financing led by EXOR. The financing values the company at $2.25 billion and will enable Via to advance its vision of efficient, accessible, and equitable public mobility.

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BMW provides glimpse of powertrain for BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, reaffirms longer-term commitment to fuel cell technology

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The BMW Group provided some technical insights into the powertrain system for the planned BMW i Hydrogen NEXT and also reaffirmed its commitment to following a carefully considered and systematic route to emission-free mobility. The BMW Group has been working with Toyota on fuel cell technology since 2013.

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BNEF report finds hydrogen promising decarbonization pathway, but carbon prices and emissions policies required

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The falling cost of making hydrogen from wind and solar power offers a promising route to cutting emissions in some of the most fossil-fuel-dependent sectors of the economy, such as steel, heavy-duty vehicles, shipping and cement, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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