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Ford working with 3M, GE, UAW to speed production of respirators for healthcare workers, ventilators for COVID-19 patients

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Ford Motor Company, joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare, is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to expand quickly production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting COVID-19. In addition, Ford plans to assemble more than 100,000 face shields per week and leverage its in-house 3D printing capability to produce components for use in personal protective equipment.

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Polestar 2 electric car production starts in China; US deliveries still due this year

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The coronavirus threat itself, and perhaps the economic fallout that lingers, will likely affect the rollout schedule—or perhaps even the production viability—for some of the electric cars we were looking forward to this year or next. The electric-car brand from Volvo Cars and Geely says that it won’t be one of them. Polestar. China

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New graphene-nanoflake/CNT catalyst shows high ORR, OER electrocatalytic activity for fuel cells, electrolyzers

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Researchers at Aalto University (Finland), with colleagues at the University of Vienna (Austria), CNRS (France) and Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russia), have developed a highly graphitized graphene nanoflake (GF)–carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrid catalyst doped simultaneously with single atoms of N, Co, and Mo (N-Co-Mo-GF/CNT).

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Report: Jaguar J-Pace and Land Rover "Road Rover" electric SUVs in the works

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Jaguar Land Rover plans to convert a United Kingdom factory to produce three new electric models, including the already-confirmed XJ sedan and two SUVs, according to Autocar. The automaker announced in 2019 that the Castle Bromwich factory will transition from building the internal-combustion XJ to a new electric version of Jaguar's flagship

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Toyota and Hino to develop heavy-duty fuel cell truck; Mirai stacks

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have agreed to develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck jointly, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means. The heavy-duty fuel cell truck in this joint development project is based on Hino Profia, and is being developed taking maximum advantage of the technologies both Toyota and Hino have cultivated over the years.

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VW stokes electric Microbus buzz with e-Bulli conversion

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Volkswagen plans to launch a new electric vehicle inspired by the classic Microbus, but in the meantime the automaker has partnered with eClassics on an electric conversion of the original. The two companies previously teamed up on an electric Beetle conversion, which used powertrain components from the e-Up minicar sold in Europe. Conversions are. Green Life

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BASF Fourtune FCC catalyst to deliver more butylene; increases FCC gasoline octane; no increase in H2 and coke production

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BASF launched Fourtune—a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst product for gasoil feedstock. Fourtune is the latest product based on BASF’s Multiple Framework Topology (MFT) technology. It has been optimized to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance.

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INRIX: US traffic down 30% in March due to COVID-19

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INRIX has published the first in what it says will be an ongoing series of reports on road traffic demand changes from the COVID-19 virus spread. The report finds that COVID-19 has reduced traffic by 30% nationwide so far in March. Source: INRIX. Total volume first dropped nationally on 13 March, with major drops beginning the next day.

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Back in business? Polestar 2 begins production in China

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Production of Polestar 2 has officially begun in China, hinting that it could soon be business as usual for the new car market amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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MAHLE Powertrain opens new facility for electrified powertrain battery pack and module testing and development

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As a response to the growing time and cost pressures facing vehicle manufacturers seeking to develop latest generation automotive electrification technologies, MAHLE Powertrain has opened a new, dedicated facility for the extensive testing of battery modules.

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Navigant Research ranks NVIDIA as top automated vehicle compute platform

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In a recent Leaderboard report, Navigant Research ranks NVIDIA as the leading automated driving compute platform. Navigant ranks companies in this report on 10 criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; sales, marketing, and distribution; product capability; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; and staying power. Automated Vehicle Compute Platforms Leaderboard. Navigant Leaderboard.

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