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Autobus Séguin orders 60 LionC electric school buses

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Autobus Groupe Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Laval, Québec, has ordered 60 LionC electric school buses over a five-year period. Autobus Séguin will integrate the all-electric buses into the company’s current fleet of vehicles, one of the largest in Québec.

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BP partner StoreDot produces cells with 5-minute fast-charging tech

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Isareli startup StoreDot has long promised a Holy Grail of battery technology: a battery that can recharge in about the same amount of time it takes to pump gasoline. Now the startup is delivering the first samples of its so-called "five-minute charge" lithium-ion battery cells.

TRI and Stanford working to combine vehicle automation with AI algorithms inspired by professional drift drivers

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Researchers at Toyota Research Institute (TRI) are conducting research with Stanford’s Dynamic Design Lab into how to bring together the instincts of professional drift drivers and automated driving technology.

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EV charging network builder Volta announces $125M in Series D funding

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Volta, a builder of commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, announced an oversubscribed Series D financing of $125 million. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent to the company in connection with the financing.

Report: Emissions gains from EVs in 2020 were canceled out by added emissions from SUVs

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Added emissions from SUVs cancelled out emissions reductions by electric cars in 2020, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Emissions from SUVs increased last year, even as overall carbon emissions decreased due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Biden and EVs, base Porsche Taycan, 5-minute fast-charging: Today’s Car News

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Porsche revealed a rear-wheel-drive version of the Taycan. Climate gains from EVs are being offset by SUVs. The five-minute fast-charge might be just a few years away. And the Biden Presidency will likely help foster the growth of the electric-vehicle sector. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Cruise and GM partner with Microsoft to commercialize autonomous vehicles; $2B in new funding, Cruise sending test vehicles to Japan

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Cruise and General Motors have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles.

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BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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A new, broad measure of “energy transition investment”, compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), shows that the world committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, beating the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

New generation of Freudenberg DIAvent valves supports 4x faster emergency degassing of batteries

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of DIAvent valves ( earlier post ), which ensure that reaction gases can escape from damaged lithium-ion batteries four times faster than before.

Porsche extends all-electric Taycan model range with new entry-level model with rear-wheel drive

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Porsche has introduced the fourth variant of its first all-electric sports sedan. The new Taycan model lines up alongside the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S.

FLITE consortium building Europe’s first Alcohol-to-Jet plant; Lanzatech technology

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The FLITE (Fuel via Low Carbon Integrated Technology from Ethanol) consortium, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider, will build the first-of-its-kind LanzaJet Alcohol to Jet (AtJ) facility. The facility will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of more than 30,000 tons/yr.

Deadline for applying for Keeling Curve Prize is 10 Feb; $250K for 10 projects

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The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the 2021 Keeling Curve Prize , which will award $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake. The competition is open until 10 Feb to applicants from around the world. Previous winners have fixed carbon into stone in Iceland, produced biofuels in Kenya, and helped corporations around the world set and achieve emissions goals.

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DOE to award $28.35M for R&D on advanced processing of rare earth elements and critical minerals from coal-based resources

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced $28.35 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002404, Advanced Processing of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals for Industrial and Manufacturing Applications. The US imports more than half of its annual consumption of 31 of the 35 critical minerals (CM).

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