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Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

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The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

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GM CEO confirms plans to build Chevy or GMC electric pickup truck

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra confirmed Tuesday in a call with investors what rumors had long predicted: The automaker will build an electric pickup. Barra didn't specify when the pickup would appear, or whether it would be branded as a GMC or Chevrolet. Rumors swirled earlier this year that GM may invest in EV startup Rivian, but that never. Pickups General Motors

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Rechargeable ultrahigh-capacity tellurium-aluminum batteries

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Researchers at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, with colleagues at Beijing Institute of Technology, have demonstrated the potential of rechargeable tellurium (Te) nanowire positive electrodes to construct ultrahigh-capacity rechargeable tellurium-aluminum batteries (TABs).

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Smart no more: Why the end of the Fortwo has been a long time coming

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Daimler’s Smart brand has announced that it’s pulled the plug on the U.S. sales of its only model, the Fortwo, which went all-electric just one model year ago. The decision, according to Mercedes-Benz USA, holds for both U.S. and Canadian markets and has to do, the company says, with “high homologation costs for a low volume. ForTwo Smart ForFour

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More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% of the light-duty vehicle market there, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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If you bought an EV last year, how did it affect your tax bill? Take our Twitter poll

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In the last few months, it has become clear how much of an effect the federal plug-in vehicle tax credit has on sales of electric cars. The tax credit on Teslas was cut in half in January, from $7,500 to $3,750, and its sales dropped from more than 90,000 cars to 63,000 after the tax credit was cut. 31, 2018 was the last day the full credit. tax credit Polls

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Faraday Future revealed: Company gets funding to produce FF91

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Erstwhile startup electric-carmaker Faraday Future looks like it may have one after all. The company announced two new rounds of financing on Monday, a $1.25 billion stock sale expected to be completed by the end of the year, and a $225 million loan to see it through in the meantime. In a statement, Faraday Future said the new capital will allow. Faraday Future

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LG Chem charges Li-ion trade secrets theft, files Federal suit against SK Innovation

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The wholly-owned US manufacturing subsidiary of LG Chem, Ltd. filed a pair of lawsuits against South. Korean-owned SK Innovation., for misappropriation of Li-ion battery trade secrets, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and other. claims. Brought jointly by LGCMI, the US-subsidiary, and its parent corporation, the suits were filed concurrently with the United States International. Trade Commission and the United States District Court of Delaware.

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No more Smarts, Faraday Future revived, EPA plans around climate change: Today's Car News

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Smart will no longer sell cars in the U.S. Faraday Future announced two new investments that could keep it afloat long enough to build its long-awaited FF91. And the EPA is warning others to prepare for climate change—as it maintains it's not really an issue yet. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Just a year after converting Smart into. EPA Today in Car News

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UK study links being a car commuter with obesity to a 32% increased death risk

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New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April - 1 May) shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. The study is by Edward Toke-Bjolgerud, University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues.

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Peugeot Boxer Electric: The future of light commercial vehicles

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Peugeot has revealed the Boxer Electric at the Commercial Vehicle Show

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EPIC: state-level renewable electricity mandates increase electricity prices up to 17% over 12 years; cost more expensive than benefit

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As states take the lead in confronting climate change, a flagship policy is often Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). RPS programs, which require that a certain percentage of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources, currently cover 64 percent of the electricity sold in the United States.

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Here’s our best look yet at the new Land Rover Defender

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Land Rover has revealed a new set of images of the all-new Defender undergoing final testing

EPA report attributes extreme weather to climate change, despite recent position

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The EPA published a report last week advising local governments to start planning for climate change, despite references by the agency's administrator that the worst effects of global warming won't be felt for another 50 to 75 years. The new report, "Guidance about Planning for Natural Disaster Debris," comes as the Trump administration is working. global warming climate change carbon dioxide