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More bikes make cities safer for all, study shows

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Powering cars with clean electricity is one way to make transportation more sustainable. Going back to basics with human powered transportation may be a bigger step. But getting more bicycles on the road has been an uphill battle for many communities.

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Chalmers team develops optical nano-sensor for detecting pollution

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a small, optical nano-sensor for pollution detection which can be mounted onto an ordinary streetlight. The technology is already in use in western Sweden, and researchers and other interested parties hope that the sensor could soon be used in many broad contexts. A collaboration with the University of Sheffield is also underway.

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Honda E electric car: 50/50 weight distribution, “in action” tease next month

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Honda’s sporty, retro-cute Urban EV Concept created quite a buzz ever since its 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show debut. And now, with the Honda E, as it will be called, fast-tracked and due to be shown in production form later this year, Honda is aiming to keep up the excitement.

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Honda provides some detail on chassis and powertrain for Honda e EV

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Honda’s new compact electric vehicle, the Honda e, is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform, designed from the ground up to deliver excellent Honda driving dynamics.

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Best deals on plug-in, electric, and hybrid cars for June 2019

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This month, rising interest rates and sparse inventories are cutting into the great deals that automakers have recently offered on plug-in and electric cars. Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $179 a month on electric cars this month.

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LG Chem and Geely form China JV for EV batteries; new 10 GWh plant by end of 2021

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LG Chem Ltd. will establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery joint venture (JV) in China with Geely Automobile. Under the terms of a new joint venture agreement, LG Chem and Geely Automobile will establish a 50:50 venture. LG Chem and Geely will each invest US$87 million. The factory site and the name of the JV will be confirmed later; the company plans to produce 10 GWh of electric car battery by the end of 2021.

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Best deals, Honda E tease, Fisker SUV, bikes and cars: Today's Car News

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Honda reveals a bit more about its retro-cute urban electric car. Bikes and cars can coexist. And we look at some of the best deals of the month for the cleanest and most efficient vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We brought you some of the best deals on plug-in electric, and hybrid vehicles for this month. The Chevrolet Bolt EV. Today in Car News

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Top five things we learned this week…

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Plotting politicians, a misspelt Prince of Wales and a month’s rain in just a few days, it’s been a busy old week

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ZF develops dual-lens camera for commercial vehicles; launches in 2020 with integrated ADAS technologies

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ZF has developed the Dual-cam two-lens camera specifically designed for the commercial truck market and to be used in concert with other ZF ADAS technologies. The camera features ZF’s longitudinal and lateral vehicle control expertise combined with Mobileye’s advanced EyeQ4 processor.

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If robots and human drivers can’t get along, is geofencing the answer?

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There has been a huge amount written, said and promoted about autonomous cars

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Global BMW Group electrified vehicle sales pass 400K mark

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In May, cumulated BMW Group electrified sales topped the 400,000 mark with a total of 406,756 fully-electric and plug-in hybrid models delivered to customers since the BMW i3 first went on sale in November 2013. Five and a half years after it was launched, demand for the iconic BMW i3 continues to grow with global sales in May up 40.0%. Overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles grew by 9.8% in May, as customers show increasing interest in low emissions mobility.

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Review: Mazda 3

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The Mazda 3 has long been a left-field alternative to the Ford Focus

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VDL expands electric bus range with 14.5-meter Citea XLE-145 Electric

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VDL Bus & Coach has expanded its Citea Electric product range with the Citea XLE-145 Electric. With this 14.5-meter e-bus, VDL Bus & Coach adds a new length variant to the available electric Low Entry buses. VDL introduced 12- and 12.9-meter electric Low Entry length variants in September 2018. In doing so, VDL is supporting the further transition to more sustainable public transport in both urban and regional areas.

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BMW lease deals for any monthly budget

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BMW lease deals for any monthly budget

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Oberon Fuels secures $2.9M grant from California for first production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) in US

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Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel ( earlier post ), has been awarded a grant for $2,876,139 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel, in the US. The CEC formally approved the award at its monthly Business Meeting yesterday in Sacramento.

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ISS ESG awards Valeo pole position in ratings for its CSR policy and the quality of its governance

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency ISS ESG has awarded Valeo pole position in its ESG performance rating of global companies (auto components industry, 64 companies assessed). Valeo has also achieved Prime status for its excellent performance.

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Natron Energy awarded $3M by California Energy Commission to pair energy storage with EV fast charging

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Natron Energy, a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has ( earlier post ), has been awarded a $3-million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will utilize the funds to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.

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