Tue.Jan 19, 2021

Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines.

Rivian shuns SPACs, closes another $2.65B investment ahead of electric trucks’ arrival

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A new round of investment that electric truckmaker Rivian announced Tuesday brings the company even farther into uncharted territory for the auto industry.

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DOE: Vermont had the highest number of public EV chargers per capita in US in November 2020

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The number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country has been growing.

2021 Porsche Taycan: Base $81,250 RWD version arrives soon

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Porsche announced the availability of a base rear-wheel-drive version of the Taycan electric car for the U.S. on Tuesday. The Taycan in that form costs $81,250 with the 79.2-kwh Performance Battery, or $87,030 with the 93.4-kwh Performance Battery Plus.

Penn State team develops thermally modulated LFP battery; fast-charging, inexpensive, long-life for mass-market EVs

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A team of Penn State engineers has demonstrated a thermally modulated lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery to offer an adequate cruise range per charge that is extendable by a 10-minute recharge in all climates, essentially guaranteeing EVs that are free of range anxiety. Such a thermally modulated LFP battery—designed to operate at a working temperature around 60?°C C in any ambient condition—could support a well-rounded solution for mass-market EVs, the researchers said.

Next Honda HR-V will be different for America, possibly all-hybrid

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Honda on Monday teased the next-generation HR-V subcompact crossover for the European market, but questions remain about what the next United States-market version will be like.

Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

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Greenergy will invest in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of a project to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from waste tires.

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Ekoenergetyka-Polska wins RATP tender for up to 274 electric bus chargers

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Ekoenergetyka-Polska has won a tender issued by RATP—a state-owned public transport operator and maintainer headquartered in Paris—and is implementing one of the largest contracts for charging infrastructure for electric buses in Europe.

Kia teases designs for 7 EVs due by 2027

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Kia plans to launch seven dedicated electric vehicles by 2027 as part of a wide-ranging electrification and re-branding effort.

New Nissan Qashqai in Europe to offer 12V MHEV and upgraded e-POWER powertrains

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Supporting Nissan’s goal of achieving 50% electrified sales in Europe by 2024, the new Nissan Qashqai will not only be available with a 1.3 DiG-T gasoline engine equipped with mild hybrid technology, but also e-POWER, Nissan’s non-plug-in series-hybrid electric powertrain in its European debut.

Next Honda HR-V will be different for America, but likely all-hybrid

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Honda on Monday teased the next-generation HR-V subcompact crossover for the European market, but questions remain about what the next United States-market version will be like.

Audi and FAW establishing new JV company for production of PPE-based EVs in China

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Audi and FAW are forming a new new cooperation company for the future production of PPE-based electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60% share, making this company—founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche—the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China.

Review: Toyota GR Yaris

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There might be quicker cars to cross a country in, but I can’t think of one that engages in the same way, that connects with you and lets you feel as if you’re a genuine part of the driving experience

Audi models in Europe now Euro 6d compliant; twin-dosing for diesel, GPFs for gasoline

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As of the beginning of 2021, Audi has converted its European vehicle range to the level of the Euro 6d emission standard. All models included in the currently valid sales program comply with the strict limits of the Euro 6d-ISC-FCM standard. Currently, 193 models are certified according to the new level of the emission standard, the vast majority of the previous range. A few additional models will follow in the first months of the new year.

Maritime industry players join forces to realize the decarbonization potential of solid oxide fuel cells

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Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization.