Tue.Jul 09, 2019

US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV).

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2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.

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Study associates arrival of ridehailing with 3% increase in traffic deaths

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The arrival of ridehailing is associated with an increase of approximately 3 percent in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Rice University. From the study, Barrios et al.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata will emit less with new valve-duration tech

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Hyundai last week announced that it has developed what it claims is the world’s first mass-production continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) technology.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

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No updates for Tesla Model S, Model X, says Musk

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The Tesla Model S and Model X might never get the floating, center-mounted, horizontal instrument cluster from the newer Model 3, as had been widely reported based on patent and trademark drawings and insider reports.

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Honda to extend application of i-MMD two-motor hybrid system across lineup

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In a briefing in Tokyo last week, Honda Motor outlined its direction of technology development toward its 2030 Vision. A key element therein is the development of zero-carbon technologies.

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Adamas: deployment of nickel-rich cathode chemistries drives battery nickel demand higher in May

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In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Nickel Monthly” report. Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulfate) increased 69% whereas the amount of NME used in NiMH batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%.

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Electric Mini, Hyundai engine tech, no revamp for Tesla Model S and X: Today's Car News

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE has been revealed. The Tesla Model S and Model X won't get a rumored refresh. Hyundai embraces new engine tech in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. And our latest Twitter poll asks whether buyers would really pay twice as much—or more—for a self-driving car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The new. Today in Car News

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Adamas: NCM 811 deployment in passenger EV batteries in May up 113% over capacity deployed in April

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In May 2019, NCM 811 (cathode with nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1) battery cell deployment in passenger EV batteries (MWh deployed) was 113% higher than the total capacity deployed in April, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Capacity Monthly” report.

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Toyota to launch a new LCV product offensive in Europe, including BEV versions

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Toyota outlined ambitious growth plans for its light commercial vehicle (LCV) business in Europe. This goal will be supported by a strengthened LCV model line-up and a new brand, Toyota Professional. The introduction of the new PROACE CITY will expand Toyota LCV presence to Compact Duty Vans (CDVs). Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) versions of PROACE and PROACE CITY to be introduced from 2020.

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