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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

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Tesla Model 3 comes up for sale. for $150,000

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One of the mere handful of Tesla Model 3 electric cars on the road made its way to Craigslist—very briefly—on Wednesday. But it wasn't the fact that the Model 3 was the only one on the open market at the time. It was its eye-popping price price tag: $150,000. That's enough to buy a very well-equipped Tesla Model S and it'll eventually

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Europe plans “EU Battery Alliance” to establish full large-scale battery development and production; strategic plan next year

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The European Union is beginning efforts to establish a full value chain of advanced batteries in Europe, with large-scale Li-ion battery cell production, and the circular economy, at the core. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of the Energy Union, organized a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe this past Wednesday in Brussels.

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GM taps Bolt EV, Volt, Super Cruise chief for new EV lead role

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General Motors announced Friday that it would promote Pamela Fletcher to a newly created role to lead the automaker's global electric vehicle program. Fletcher most recently oversaw development of the Chevy Bolt EV and Super Cruise programs. The newly minted role for Fletcher—vice president of Global Electric Vehicle Programs—has. General Motors EV

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BMW Group electrified global sales top 10,000 in single month for first time; up 64.2% YTD; 3.8% of total sales

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BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in September topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in a single month; a total of 10,786 (+50.5%) BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 68,687 (+64.2%). Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of 2017 have exceeded those achieved in the whole of 2016; the company’s electrified line-up comprises nine models.

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Efficient Drivetrains, Shannxi Automotive reveal PHEV Class 8 cement mixer truck

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) announced the expansion of its electric drive solutions portfolio into the construction industry.

Nissan gets approval to expand Tennessee battery plant

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Nissan has received local government approval to add more than 26,000 square feet of floor space to the Smyrna, Tennessee, plant where it produces batteries used in the Leaf electric car. Smryna's Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0 in favor of Nissan's intention to enlarge the 475,000 square-foot plant, which is operated by Nissan. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

XL Hybrids raises $22M in D round; IKEA comes in

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XL Hybrids, a developer of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million. Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Exelon Corporation, and IKEA Group participated in the round along with new and existing large family office investors.

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

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Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now Silicon Valley automaker Tesla's third-largest market. However, Norway's latest taxation proposal could have serious implications for Tesla in the near future. DON'T MISS: Half. Europe Norway plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Sandia researchers use Direct Numerical Simulations to enhance combustion efficiency and reduce pollution in diesel engines; cool flames

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Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Jackie Chen and colleagues Alex Krisman and Giulio Borghesi recently identified novel behavior of a key, temperature-dependent feature of the ignition process called a cool flame in the fuel dimethyl ether. The researchers used a two-dimensional direct numerical simulation (DNS) to provide a fully resolved description of ignition at diesel engine-relevant conditions.

Tesla Model 3 for sale, Norway taxing electric cars, Paris axes gas and diesel: Today's Car News

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Today, it's your chance to buy a Tesla Model 3 (for three times its list price), Nissan gets the A-OK to expand its Tennessee battery plant, and Paris is ready to kick internal combustion engines to the curb. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Bosch showed off its new 48-volt battery ready for us in mild-hybrid vehicles. Norway, one of. Today in Car News

Dingell reintroduces Vehicle Innovation Act; reauthorizes DOE VTO

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US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) reintroduced the Vehicle Innovation Act to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle technologies. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) joined as original cosponsors of the legislation.

Weekly round-up: Loud noises, quiet noises, plug-ins and pure electrics

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“No deal is better than a bad deal,” is the dreaded phrase that’s been making the rounds again this week as the UK and EU reach a deadlock over Brexit

More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon. More retailers are responding to consumer demand for those fuel attributes by providing E15 as a choice at their pumps.

Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer to hit UK in November

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Vauxhall has priced up the latest addition to its Insignia range – the Country Tourer

Qantas LA-based aircraft to be powered by S. G. Preston renewable biofuel from 2020; 50% blend

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Qantas announced that its Los-Angeles-based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million liters) of renewable jet fuel each year from US-based bio-energy company, SG Preston. The fuel will be used by Qantas’ aircraft operating from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Australia and follows the Qantas Group’s successful domestic biofuel trial flights in 2012.

Forget the Velar … the hybrid P400e is Land Rover’s most significant development for decades

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There must be a collective sigh of relief being breathed around the boardroom of Land Rover

Ridecell acquires Auro, introduces complete autonomous mobility solution

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Ridecell, Inc., a platform for carsharing and ridesharing operators, acquired Auro, a California-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology, in an all-stock transaction. Ridecell also announced the public availability of its autonomous operations platform which has successfully been used in autonomous pilot programs. The Auro acquisition will bring the expertise to accelerate the capabilities of the Ridecell autonomous operations platform.

New MIPI Alliance group collaborating with automotive industry on interface specifications

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The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, has formed an Automotive Birds of a Feather (BoF) Group to solicit industry input from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers to enhance existing or develop new interface specifications for automotive applications. The group is open to both MIPI Alliance member and non-member companies to represent the broader automotive ecosystem.