Fri.Dec 04, 2020

Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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Rimac shows how EVs are tested for electromagnetic emissions—with C_Two supercar

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The Rimac C_Two electric supercar is undergoing final testing and regulatory certification ahead of the start of deliveries in 2021. Part of that process involves testing for electromagnetic emissions, the Croatian company explained Wednesday in a release and video.

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IHS Markit: annual investments in green hydrogen production to exceed $1 billion by 2023

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IHS Markit forecasts that annual global investments in green hydrogen—hydrogen production powered by renewable sources—will exceed US$1 billion by 2023. The elevated investment outlook is attributed to falling costs and policy support from governments looking to shift towards low-carbon economies.

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Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut

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It has most definitely not been a typical year for product launches and vehicle arrival timing.

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Researchers discover that a ubiquitous tire rubber–derived chemical is killing coho salmon in urban waterways: 6PPD-quinone

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A team led by researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma, UW and Washington State University Puyallup have found that a highly toxic oxidation product of tire rubber particles turns streams toxic and may be responsible for the annual die-offs observed among migrating adult salmon across the US Pacific Northwest. A paper on the work is published in Science.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: 17-mile, 35-mpg plug-in gets ride-and-handling retune

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Following updates to the gasoline version, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is scheduled to arrive at dealerships this winter with minor changes. Pricing starts at $36,395—a $200 increase over the 2020 model, according to Subaru.

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Velodyne Lidar collaborating with Ford Otosan on autonomous driving for heavy commercial vehicles; Velarray H800

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 solid-state lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles.

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Scandinavia's largest bus operator orders 22 electric MAN Lion’s City E buses

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Nobina Sverige AB, Scandinavia’s largest bus operator, has placed an order with MAN Truck & Bus for 22 MAN Lion’s City E buses. Earlier post.) The buses will enter service in Malmö.

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Case study: Why leasing made sense for petrolhead Josh

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Josh Hawtin just got his rapid Seat Cupra 290 delivered and is loving the responsiveness and excitement of the car’s capabilities in track mode through its FWD system

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Continental Structural Plastics perfects carbon fiber RTM process, launches production programs

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has fine-tuned its carbon fiber RTM (resin transfer molding) (CF-RTM) process to the point that a premium automaker will be using the technology for closures on future vehicle platforms.

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Potent Volkswagen Golf R arrives to top new range

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This is the all-new Volkswagen Golf R

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Solaris Urbino electric bus undergoes testing in Athens

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The electric Solaris Urbino bus will be tested on the streets of Athens over the next two months by public operator OSY. The capital city of Greece conducts trials on electric technology in regular passenger traffic to prepare for the growing electrification of its public transport system.

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New DS4 to get hybrid tech and all-new look

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DS Automobiles has revealed the first details of its all-new DS4 – a premium hatchback that is an alternative to the likes of the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series

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Understanding bacteria’s metabolism could improve biofuel production

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Researchers at UC Riverside and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have used mathematical and computational modeling, artificial intelligence algorithms and experiments showing that bacteria have failsafe mechanisms preventing them from producing too many metabolic intermediates. Metabolic intermediates are the chemicals that couple each reaction to one another in metabolism.

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BMW ending involvement in Formula E, says it has exhausted opportunities for tech transfer

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BMW Group will end its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of the coming season. BMW has consistently supported the Formula E project from the beginning, and has enjoyed victories and podiums with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team. BMW Group has always used Formula E as a tech lab for production. The same engineers who develop the drivetrains for electric production vehicles are also responsible for the drivetrains in the race cars.

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