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ORNL team runs SMR simulations on Summit with greater than expected efficiency

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In a step toward advancing small modular nuclear reactor designs, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have run reactor simulations on ORNL supercomputer Summit with greater-than-expected computational efficiency.

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LA Green New Deal targets 80 percent EVs, less driving

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As Washington waffles on developing a Green New Deal—or works to torpedo it altogether—LA's environmentalist mayor, Eric Garcetti, signed off on a local Green New Deal for the city on Monday. “Politicians don’t need to look across the aisle to find the answers—they need to look across the country,” he said, in. Los Angeles air pollution

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Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services.

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2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid rated just 16 electric miles

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Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury sedan, the 7-Series, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change might well be the one with a charge port: the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid. The 2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance can go 16 all-electric miles. bmw Plug-In Hybrids

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Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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NextGenAM partners Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler are building a pilot production line for a next-generation automated additive manufacturing (AM) process.

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Tesla raising cash after sluggish start to 2019, and Elon Musk is buying big

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Tesla announced Thursday that the company would offer $650 million in stock and $1.35 billion in bonds in a bid to boost the automaker's coffers after disappointing first quarter results. CEO Elon Musk said he would buy $10 million of the company's shares in an effort to boost confidence among investors in the flagging automaker. Stock in Tesla. Tesla Motors

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ABB to provide paint solutions to SAIC Volkswagen’s first MEB EV factory in China

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ABB signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for the first New Energy Vehicle (NEV) factory of the Volkswagen Group based on the Modular Electric Driver Kit (MEB), an automotive platform specifically designed for the mass production of electric vehicles.

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2020 Range Rover available with 48V mild hybrid in-line 6

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The 2020 Range Rover is now available in the UK with a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine in a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain designed to bring enhanced efficiency to the range with fuel economy of 9.3l/100km (25.3

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Tesla Model 3 for Canada, 2020 BMW 745e, LA's Green New Deal: Today's Car News

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Tesla raises cash and introduces a new very short-range version of the Model 3 for Canada. The BMW 745e brings a new 6-cylinder engine, with lower fuel-economy ratings, and slightly more electric range for 2020. Los Angeles launches its own Green New Deal. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced in a securities filing on Thursday. Elon Musk Today in Car News

Toyota AI Ventures launches new $100M fund; early-stage startups in autonomous mobility and robotics

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Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures (TAIV) has launched Fund II, a new $100-million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups developing technologies and business models in the autonomous mobility and robotics markets. Led by founding Managing Director Jim Adler, who also serves as executive advisor at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), Toyota AI Ventures was founded in July 2017 as a subsidiary of TRI.

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SAE publishes recommended practice standard for wireless EV charging up to 11 kW

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SAE International published its second SAE J2954 Recommended Practice standard for wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), providing the first worldwide specification for wireless power transfer of up to 11 kW power levels. The SAE test standard is based on circular topology—e.g., WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 technology.

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Johnson Controls Power Solutions relaunches as Clarios

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Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions, launches as a new entity and world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. Clarios was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and operates as a global energy storage business generating $8 billion in revenues with more than 16,000 employees, 56 facilities worldwide and 130 years of expertise.

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NYU review study suggests potential for gauging health risks of air pollution on individual level

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A new review by an interdisciplinary research team from New York University (NYU) of studies on levels of urban exposure to airborne pollutants and their effects on human health suggests that advanced instrumentation and information technology will soon allow researchers and policymakers to gauge the health risks of air pollution on an individual level. In the past, pollution measurement has been relatively crude in terms of compositional, spatial, and temporal resolution.

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Ballard reaches agreement for $44M order with Weichai-Ballard JV to support initial fuel cell vehicle deployments in China

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Ballard Power Systems reached agreement with Weichai Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies Co., Weichai-Ballard JV) for the supply of a mix of certain fuel cell products and components that will be used in the assembly of modules to power zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in China. The order will have a total value of approximately $44 million to Ballard. Once assembled by the Weichai-Ballard JV, final modules will be sold to Weichai Power Co.,

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