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UCLA team uses graphite to boost performance of lithium iron phosphate cathode materials

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Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) is widely used as a low-cost, safer cathode material for Li-ion batteries; however, low ionic and electronic conductivity limit its rate performance.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

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USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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Scientists at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Santa Catalina Island, working with private industry, report that a new aquaculture technique on the California coast significantly increases kelp growth, yielding four times more biomass than natural processes.

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Volvo will slide a skateboard under its electric XC90 SUV

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Volvo’s first few fully electric models, the Polestar 2, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge that was revealed Tuesday, were all developed on the same platform—one that was originally designed for internal combustion engines and fuel tanks, but adapted for the fully electric models. However Volvo’s chief.

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Moscow aiming for all-electric bus fleet by 2032

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Moscow started to replace outdated diesel buses with electric buses in September 2018. There are now 600 electric buses on on 42 routes overall, and as replacements for traditional buses on 33 of those routes.

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As GM and Ford launch more EVs, dealers decide: Costly upgrades or obsolescence?

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Both General Motors and Ford face something that could be a help or a hindrance as they shift to electric vehicles: their massive dealer networks.

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only.

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Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years.

Volvo’s path to all-electric by 2030 relies on these clever platform solutions

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Volvo’s first few fully electric models, the Polestar 2, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge that was revealed Tuesday, were all developed on the same platform—one that was originally designed for internal combustion engines and fuel tanks, but adapted for the fully electric models. However Volvo’s chief.

IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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The Covid-19 crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War, according to IEA data, but the overall decline of about 6% masks wide variations depending on the region and the time of year.

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EVs and raw materials, dealership EV upgrades, Volvo’s shift to all-EV: Today’s Car News

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Will the massive dealership networks of GM and Ford become a help or a hindrance, as these companies shift to EVs? Also, we look at another aspect of EVs’ carbon footprint.

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J&M Sanitation deploys two BYD, Amrep electric refuse trucks

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J&M Sanitation, a family-owned business serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks, the first such battery-electric, zero-emission vehicles in Idaho. The trucks are replacing two current diesel vehicles.

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Volvo reveals its second EV - the C40 Recharge

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Volvo C40 Recharge brings a lower and sleeker option to the brand’s electric range

GTI preparing to launch ZECAP pilot with fuel cell yard trucks

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For 16 months, GTI and its partners have been designing and assembling fuel cell-electric terminal tractors in a project called Zero Emissions for California Ports (ZECAP) that will assess vehicle operation in a demanding, real-world cargo-handling application. Earlier post.) Performance verification is nearing completion, and the first-of-a-kind pilot project is preparing to launch.

Volvo will be fully electric by 2030

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Volvo will only sell EVs by 2030 and is transforming the way it sells its cars

UMD collaborative study finds that fuel efficiency of one car in household may be cancelled out by next car purchase

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In a recent collaborative study led by the University of Maryland (UMD), researchers found that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after buying an eco-friendly vehicle. While this sounds like an all-too-logical conclusion, the study reports a 57% reduction in the benefits of driving the fuel efficient car for carbon emissions purely based on the purchase of the second vehicle.

Covid-19 Top Tip: I saved £70 a month by altering my mileage. Could you?

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Unifrax introduces new silicon fiber anode technology

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Unifrax, a manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, introduced its latest proprietary technology, SiFAB Silicon Fiber Anode Battery Technology by Unifrax. SiFAB, currently in advanced testing after years of research and development, has shown promising performance in multiple battery systems. This anode technology enables significantly higher energy density in lithium-ion battery systems and has successfully been tested with incremental Si loadings of greater than 40%.

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Massachusetts Charging Incentives Just Got Better

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Welcome to Electric Avenue — More Chargers on the Way

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The Electric Highway Coalition, a consortium of six utility companies, will provide a network of 20-30 minute DC fast chargers for EV drivers, as reported by Electrek.

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Phasing out gas-powered cars, here and around the world

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In the months since California Governor Gavin Newsom announced by executive order that the state would phase out the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035, the world has changed. Energy policy & advocacy Electric vehicles/Transportation

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: List prices revealed

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The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe will be priced from £40,25 rising to £49,010 in range-topping Ultima Form

February 2021 – Electric Vehicle News Round-Up

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Welcome back to electric vehicle news round-up. Here are the top 5 electric vehicle news for the month of February 2021. In case you missed the previous news roundup posts they are here.

Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

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This past week was certainly quite a whirlwind of EV news and developments from Volvo’s plans to end production of ICE vehicles by 2030, yet another proposal to reform the federal EV tax credit, chip shortages, Washington state’s plans to ban ICE vehicles by 2030, Lucid Air delay, Fisker to partner with Foxconn, and much, much more.

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Is This Really Happening – OEMs Bypassing Dealers?

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Volvo Is First Manufacturer to Bypass Dealers for EV Sales When we blogged about the EV Freedom Bill, SB 127, a short while back, one of the facts that we unearthed was that in Germany, Read more. Advocacy Blog Legislation News EV Club of CT Volvo bypassing dealers Volvo going all-electric by 2030