Thu.Jul 11, 2019

Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

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2019 Tesla Model 3 crash test secures 5-star safety for entire lineup

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The federal government has crashed another Tesla Model 3. And once again, the results are something that Tesla, its owners and acolytes, and anyone considering one of these electric cars can agree is good news.

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US Census Bureau: annual world population growth slowing, projected to soon slip below 1% for first time since 1950

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World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, but the US Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950.

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Tesla opens access to CHAdeMO chargers for Model 3 drivers

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Tesla has been widely known for having the most convenient fast charging networks in the world of electric cars. It's been so successful that some have even referred to it as Tesla's "moat" against competition.

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Volkswagen Group Components supplying numerous components and parts for the production of the Volkswagen ID.3

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Pre-series production of the ID.3 EV has already begun at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau.

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Electric Mini Rocketman to take to Chinese city streets

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In case the new electric Mini Cooper SE isn't small enough for some buyers, Mini plans to build an even smaller electric car in China, based on its 2011 Rocketman concept.

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Toyota Motor Europe sold 578,400 vehicles 1H 2019; 52% hybrids

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported half-year sales of 578,400 vehicles across the region, up 3.3% year-on-year and registering a 5.3% market share. Hybrids drove the strong performance between January and June 2019, with total hybrid sales of 303,400 units (+18% year-on-year), or 52% of the total. The first half of the year has been vibrant for us with no less than four model launches progressively introduced during this period.

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Shell and Sumitomo Corporation invest in LO3 Energy to develop blockchain-based community energy platform

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Shell Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Group have invested in LO3 Energy to support the global development of its blockchain-based community energy networks. In 2017, Shell and fellow energy majors BP and Statoil, along with trading houses Gunvor, Koch Supply & Trading, and Mercuria; and banks ABN Amro, ING and Societe Generale, announced a collaboration to develop a blockchain-based digital platform for the energy commodity trading industry.

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Tesla crash scores, CHAdeMO for Model 3, Mini Rocketman: Today's Car News

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The federal government has extended its 5-star ratings to the whole Tesla Model 3 lineup. A long-anticipated adapter lets the Model 3 charge in more places. British reports say Mini may revive its Rocketman as an electric car for China. And Democrats on Capitol Hill have released a climate emergency resolution. All this and more on Green Car. Today in Car News

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DENSO and Toyota to establish JV for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors

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DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation will establish a joint venture for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will study the details and aim to establish the new company in April 2020. Recently, electronic controls have been increasingly implemented into vehicles. Furthermore, the number of in-vehicle semiconductors has also grown, and the performance of these semiconductors has continuously improved.

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