Tue.Nov 19, 2019

Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting technique that can be used to produce lightweight aluminum windings with a higher groove fill factor to replace copper windings in electric motors.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives: 39 miles of electric range, sporty performance from crossover SUV

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The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid unveiled Tuesday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show is both the most-powerful and most-efficient version of the brand's compact crossover.

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Volkswagen extends production of ID.3 EV to Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

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Volkswagen will assemble its ID.3 EV at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden in addition to the Zwickau plant. The ID.3 is the first model in the latest generation that Volkswagen is putting on the road under its global electric offensive.

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Lyft will rent 200 Kia Niro EVs to its drivers by the week, in Colorado

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The ride-hailing operator Lyft last Thursday launched a program that makes 200 fully electric vehicles available to its drivers in the Denver market.

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Wiesbaden starts using its first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; 56-unit order

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The first fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses were handed over on 18 November 2019 to ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (ESWE Verkehr) in Wiesbaden. The vehicles are part of a large-scale order for 56 units of the battery-powered city bus which is series-produced in Mannheim, Germany.

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Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion electric-car concept shows off the spacious side of MEB

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Just before the start of LA auto show press days, Volkswagen Tuesday evening rolled out the seventh member of its ID electric-car concept family,that it says previews “a potential production car for Europe and North America.”

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SERES partners with BYD to develop next-generation power electronics

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SERES, a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co., and Shenzhen BYD Microelectronics Co., BYD Microelectronics) have entered a strategic partnership to develop next-generation power electronics. BYD Microelectronics operates China’s most comprehensive value chain of automotive-grade IGBTs, producing IGBT modules and wafers, SiC modules and wafers, automotive current sensors, MCUs, IPMs and other related products.

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Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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Cree, Inc. and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. The agreement incorporates the use of Cree’s Wolfspeed silicon carbide-based semiconductors into ABB’s comprehensive product portfolio, enabling Cree to broaden its customer base while accelerating ABB’s entry into the fast-expanding EV sector.

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California is boycotting automakers that don't side with state on emissions

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California announced on Friday that it will no longer buy fleet vehicles from General Motors, Toyota, FCA, and other automakers that sided with the President last month when his administration challenged the state's authority to regulate vehicle emissions. The state spent more than $27 million on GM passenger vehicles alone in 2018, CalMatters

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and partners to launch Rama4 project to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and its Thai partners in the Ministry of Transport, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Metropolitan Police Bureau, Chulalongkorn University and Grab Thailand will launch a project to ease traffic congestion on Rama4 Road. It will be known as the “Rama4 Model.”. This project was initiated as an extension of the “Sathorn Model” which took place from 2015-2017 and achieved positive results through the implementation of a variety of countermeasures.

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Audi E-tron Sportback: Electric SUV goes swoopy with coupe variant

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It isn’t unusual for shoppers to be at odds between looks, performance, practicality, sustainability, and elegance.

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BMW i4: All-electric gran coupe to offer up to 372 miles of range

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BMW has announced the all-electric i4 will be produced and launched in 2021

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Ford hybrid SUVs, Lyft rents EVs, California bans GM: Today’s Car News

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Lyft is renting electric cars to its drivers in Colorado. Hyundai has confidence in truck platooning. California bans GM and others who want to limit its clean-air authority. Hybrid versions of Ford’s biggest SUVs are on the way.

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Skoda Citigo iV: Pricing and specs revealed for all-electric model

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A new era in Skoda history is imminent, with the release of the brand’s first fully-electric car: the Citigo iV

Hyundai testing fuel-saving truck platooning tech for real-world traffic

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The future of long-haul trucking fuels may still be up for debate, but finding more efficient ways to move convoys of trucks long distances is a critical component of improving commercial sustainability.

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California prohibits state purchase of ICE sedans, effective now; to stop buying from GM, Toyota, FCA and others over emissions fight

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On Friday, the California Department of General Services (DGS) that, effective immediately, it is prohibiting purchasing by state agencies of any sedans solely powered by an internal combustion engine, with exemptions for certain public safety vehicles.

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Biden infrastructure plan goes low-carbon with all transportation

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Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has proposed a massive low-carbon transportation initiative as part of a larger, $1.3-trillion infrastructure overhaul plan that would jump-start America's electric vehicle infrastructure and support the auto industry as it shifts toward renewable energy. Biden outlines a multi-pronged approach that would

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