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Mercedes-Benz is playing it safe with batteries and driving range—for the long haul

Green Car Reports

With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up. The EQC hasn’t yet been rated for range by the U.S.

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U of Michigan researchers map steel flow in US; suggest yield improvements focus on sheet metal forming in car industry

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have mapped the annual flow of steel in the US, with the goal of achieving a detailed understanding of the flow to target increased material efficiency and the development of the circular economy.

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Confirmed: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arriving for US in early 2020, will top 40 MPG city

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Honda is at last revealing the first electrified SUV for its U.S. lineup, and it’s a hybrid version of the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S., the CR-V. The automaker has announced that this higher-mileage 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be U.S.-produced produced and widely available.

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Wärtsilä launches 31SG pure gas engine for marine applications; suited for hybrid systems

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Wärtsilä has launched the 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. The 31SG is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform; the diesel version of the engine has been recognized by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine.

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Tesla Model 3 adds IIHS Top Safety Pick+ to its safety accolades

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 has been run through the full battery of crash tests from the IIHS, and there are some reassuring results to report.

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Ascend launching new high-temperature and long-chain polyamides for automotive

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Ascend Performance Materials will launch several new long-chain polyamides and high-temperature polyamides at K 2019 in Düsseldorf in October. Vydyne XHT, a new portfolio of heat-stabilized polyamide 66 and copolymers, is capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 230 ?C.

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Survey: Brand won't matter for many self-driving car adopters in the future

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The badge on the front may not matter as much to mobility-focused, early self-driving car adopters than how that brand shields them from hackers and other digital threats, a new survey suggests. The report, which was released by the IBM Institute for Business Value, surveyed more than 11,500 consumers and 1,500 automotive executives to offer a. Study self-driving cars Mobility

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Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives, Mercedes talks range, EPA plan: Today’s Car News

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The EPA today is expected to reveal its hotly contested plan for emissions and fuel economy. Honda revealed its CR-V Hybrid for the U.S. And Mercedes-Benz has made a deliberate decision not to compete in the range race. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Toyota investing additional $391M in San Antonio truck assembly plant

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Toyota is investing an additional $391 million at its San Antonio truck assembly plant. Once the new investment is complete, the plant’s total investment will exceed $3 billion. This is Toyota’s third investment at its San Antonio truck plant which assembles the full-size Tundra and mid-size Tacoma pickup trucks; the facility directly employs more than 3,200 team members. Including its 23 on-site suppliers, total employment at the plant’s site tops 7,200.

Ineos Grenadier: Defender-inspired 4x4 will be built in Wales

Green Cars News

Ineos Automotive has announced that its utilitarian 4x4 will be named ‘Grenadier’, after the pub in which Ineos Group Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe conceived the project

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The most stolen car colour? The answer might surprise you

Green Cars News

Research by HPI has found that the most stolen car colour is orange

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