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Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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Data from the ESA’s Tropomi (TROPOspheric Monitoring) instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) emissions over China from December to March.

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Tesla’s “touchless” deliveries will help get Model Y out to customers

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Tesla has announced that at many locations it’s in the process of going touchless with its deliveries of the Model Y and other electric cars.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored.

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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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Although Kia previously provided a look at the next-generation Sorento crossover, it released new details on the vehicle that will make it more of interest to efficiency-focused shoppers.

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Northvolt delivers largest Li-ion order to date to Epiroc

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European battery manufacturer Northvolt has delivered its largest order of lithium-ion battery systems to date to mining and infrastructure industries supplier Epiroc. Epiroc Boltec M Battery rock bolting rig, right side view. Source: Epiroc.

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World-first in-road charging test for trucks successful, highway speeds next

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Initial tests of in-road charging for electric trucks on a stretch of Swedish road have been successful, according to project managers. The scope of testing will now increase, encompassing more vehicles, additional stretches of road, and higher speeds.

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DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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DEUTZ presented its latest developments in the field of sustainable off-highway drive systems at CONEXPO in Las Vegas. The show, originally scheduled to run from 10-14 March, closed one day early as concern over the COVID-19 outbreak began to mount).

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Boles?awiec orders two Solaris 8.9m electric buses and chargers; 28th city in Poland with Solaris e-buses

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Solaris has secured another contract for the delivery of electric buses on the Polish market. The city of Boles?awiec awiec has ordered two electric 8.9m buses and two stationary chargers. Worth a gross of nearly 4.8 million PLN (US$1.1 million), the contract will be carried out in February 2021.

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UK’s first ‘electric avenue’ unveiled with electric vehicle chargers in lampposts

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Sutherland Avenue, in Westminster, has become the first residential street in the UK to successfully convert 24 lampposts into electric vehicle (EV) charge points

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Volkswagen receives Advanced Award from Euro NCAP for traffic hazard alert Car2X function; based on Wi-Fi p

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The Euro NCAP consortium has given an Advanced Award for ground-breaking safety features to the new Volkswagen Golf’s Car2X traffic hazard alert technology. The German automotive association ADAC tested the new technology and declared it a “technical milestone”.

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More auto plant shutdowns for COVID-19

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Joining BMW, Ford and FCA in suspension of production in the US due to COVID-19 ( earlier post ) are: Toyota is temporarily suspending production at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the US, through 3 April. Nissan will suspend production of its manufacturing facilities in the US starting 20 March through 6 April. Honda will suspend production for six days beginning 23 March, with current plans to return to production on 31 March.

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LANL and WSU researchers develop high-performance anion exchange membrane water electrolyzer with nickel-iron catalyst

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Currently the most popular system used for water electrolysis for hydrogen production relies on precious metals as catalysts. A collaborative research team, including scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Washington State University (WSU), has developed a nickel-iron (NiFe)-based catalyst, which is much less expensive, but which delivers comparable performance. They describe the advance in a paper published in Nature Energy.

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