Tue.Oct 15, 2019

Relationship between distance driven and economic activity: 1946-2017

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by Michael Sivak. This is the latest in my series of analyses on the relationship between road transportation and economic activity in the United States.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: How GM’s only electric car stacks up after 3 years

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Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the captions write themselves. I was riding shotgun in the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car when a sign loomed up on the left side of the road: “Dismal Nitch.”

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PNNL team pinpoints cause of dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries; ethylene carbonate a culprit

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have uncovered a root cause of the growth of dendrites and whiskers that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.

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GM offers to make electric pickup in Detroit, as UAW pushes for more US-made gas vehicles

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GM has committed to building an electric pickup truck in Detroit in its ongoing attempt to negotiate a new contract with the UAW.

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Proterra introduces multi-dispenser charging solution for heavy-duty electric vehicle fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a multi-dispenser charging solution which enables Proterra charging systems to have multiple low-profile charging dispensers paired with a single Power Control System (PCS).

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Toyota boosts warranty on plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles

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Toyota announced last week that it will extend its battery warranty on all 2020 model year (and newer) hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles to 10 years or 150,000 miles. Through 2019, Toyota covered the first 8 years or 100,000 miles.

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Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus announces partners for first series-produced electric truck: 14t e-Delivery

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Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) announced its partners for its first mass-produced electric truck: the 14-tonne e-Delivery. Partners are Bosch, CATL, Moura, Semcon, Siemens, Weg, Meritor and Eletra. All are part of the e-Consortium in VWCO’s development and production complex in Resende (RJ).

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Buick launches VELITE 6 PLUS MAV EV with increased range of 410 km

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Buick launched the VELITE 6 PLUS MAV (multi-activity vehicle) electric vehicle in China. The newest member of the VELITE 6 family, the VELITE 6 PLUS has a constant-speed range of up to 410 kilometers (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge.

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Chevy Bolt EV at 3, GM electric pickup and UAW, Taycan pricing and Tesla: Today’s Car News

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Electric vehicles have played a big role in negotiations between the UAW and GM. Toyota boosts battery warranties. The Chevy Bolt EV fits differently into the market today than it did three years ago.

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Groupe Renault starts public trial of its on-demand car service using autonomous, electric and shared ZOE Cab

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From 14 October to 8 November 2019, throughout the Paris-Saclay urban campus, a panel of some 100 people will use Groupe Renault’s on-demand car service as part of the ‘Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab’ project.

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Morris J-Type to be revived as all-electric van

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Only readers of a certain age should remember Morris Commercial, but that’s due to change in the coming years with the reintroduction of the J-Type van

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Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial electrolyzer

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a low-cost, non-precious metal cobalt phosphide (CoP) catalyst catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial device.

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Crackdown on car finance commission could save consumers £165 million

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Car finance is set to undergo a crackdown after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that some retailers and brokers are using sales-based commission that leaves consumers out of pocket

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US Army, GM collaborate to improve automotive cybersecurity

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The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center ( GVSC ) and General Motors announced a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) which aims to strengthen GM’s and the Army’s automotive cybersecurity expertise over the next two years. This marks the first automotive cybersecurity partnership of its kind between GVSC and a full-line vehicle manufacturer.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2019: When is it and what’s on show?

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The biennial Tokyo Motor Show runs from 24 October to 4 November, and is regarded in the motor industry as one of the most diverse shows on the calendar thanks to the wide variety of manufacturers and styles on show

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Motiv Power Systems secures $60M to scale EPIC all-electric chassis, establish Detroit operations

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Motiv Power Systems, a provider of all-electric medium-duty chassis for buses and trucks, has secured $60 million in equity funding. The Series B round of investment was led by investors GMAG Holdings Corp. and Winnebago. These funds will support the overall growth of Motiv, including opening a new engineering and manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan, as well as facilitate further growth in the large-fleet customer segment.

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