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Fuel cell industry forms new alliance for rapid deployment of heavy-duty vehicles in Western US: WSHA

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Members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States.

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Mercedes EQS flagship will lead brand's electric vehicle rollout for the US

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In a major change of course, the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship sedan will lead the automaker's electric-vehicle rollout in the United States, Automotive News reported Wednesday—citing Ola Kallenius, the CEO of parent company Daimler.

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ArcelorMittal selected as the sole Gen 3 steel supplier for the 2021 Ford Bronco

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Ford has selected ArcelorMittal’s Fortiform 980 GI ( earlier post ) as the sole source of third-generation advanced high-strength steel (Gen 3/HF) for the revitalized 2021 Ford Bronco.

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Arrival will make its stylish electric trucks for US at South Carolina plant

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UK-based startup Arrival announced Tuesday that it had selected a site in South Carolina for a "microfactory" to build electric buses. The $46 million factory will be located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and will create 240 jobs in the area, an Arrival press release said.

ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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California gives automakers until end of year to come clean on emissions cheats

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California promises to sniff out automakers cheating on emissions. In a letter to manufacturers sent Wednesday—first reported by Reuters—California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) urged them to fess up about non-compliance and other emissions-related violations by the end of the year. Otherwise its new testing laboratory, to open. emissions

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California Energy Commission approves $384M plan to accelerate zero-emission transportation; 50% of funds to benefit disadvantaged communities

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $384 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to boost the adoption of zero-emission cars and trucks and help the state reach its climate, clean energy and public health goals. The plan focuses on closing gaps in zero-emission fuels and infrastructure to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.

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USTMA report finds that recycling of end-of-life tires dropped from 96% in 2013 to 76% in 2019

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the US, end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, according to a new report released by the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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Track-focused Clubsport joins Volkswagen’s GTI range

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Volkswagen has taken the covers off its fiery Golf GTI Clubsport – a new addition to the updated Golf range

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. The awardees went through a rigorous process including a review with CalSEED’s curated technical advisory committee, who volunteered their time and expertise to select the most promising future clean energy technologies.

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New Audi Q8 plug-in hybrid gets 28-mile electric range

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Say hello to the imposing Audi Q8 plug-in hybrid – or the Q8 TFSI e-quattro to give it its full name

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PNNL team uses ShAPE to increase conductivity of copper wire by ~5%; graphene composite

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have increased the conductivity of copper wire by about 5%—a development that can increase motor efficiency. Higher conductivity also means that less copper is needed for the same efficiency, which can reduce the weight and volume of various components for EVs. Using a new, patented and patent-pending manufacturing platform developed at PNNL, researchers added graphene to copper and produced wire.

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2020 Volkswagen ID.3: Prices, specs and everything you need to know

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Full specs and list prices for the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 have finally been revealed, with entry-level models getting a list price of less than £30,000

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CARB warns vehicle and engine manufacturers about hiding software or hardware changes that affect emissions

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) sent a letter to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers encouraging them to disclose by the end of the year any unapproved hardware or software programs that impact emissions control systems in vehicles sold in California. This letter is part of CARB’s ongoing effort to protect public health and reduce combustion pollution so that California’s air quality will meet federal standards.

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Innoviz Technologies introduces next-gen InnovizTwo; major cost reduction of high-end LiDAR

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Innoviz Technologies, a provider of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, is launching a next-generation sensor: the InnovizTwo. The new high-performance automotive-grade LiDAR sensor offers a fully featured solution for all levels of autonomous driving at a significantly lower cost. Although the automotive industry is on its way to a highly automated future, this realization is still years away.

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