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Mercedes-Benz eActros electric trucks moving to Rotterdam and The Hague

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After about a year of intensive practical use by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland, eight of the purely battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros trucks are now successively going to new customers in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. They also will put the eActros through its paces in tough everyday transport operations for about a year. Two vehicles will continue the operational testing with customers in the first test phase.

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Used Teslas sell very fast compared to other models, data confirms

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As overall demand for used cars slows due to the coronavirus pandemic, used Teslas are selling faster than other electric cars. According to new analysis from iSeeCars.com, the Tesla Model 3, Model X, and Model S were the top three fastest-selling electric cars, while the Model 3 was the fastest-selling used car overall—including both

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Univ. of Surrey researchers to develop Li-CO2 battery technology

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Researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) are to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is capable of capturing CO 2 emissions, following a £243,689 award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project, which will be led by Dr Yunlong Zhao, will undertake research into state-of-the-art batteries that use Li–CO 2 electrochemical technology. Crucially, the research will look to achieve a breakthrough in efficient CO 2 fixation to store energy.

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Biden mentions 200-mph electric Corvette, says US can own the market with move to EVs

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Normally, rumors of new cars come from anonymous industry sources or leaked documents, not presidential candidates. In a campaign video meant to emphasize the presumptive Democratic nominee's love of cars, former Vice President Joe Biden mentioned that an all-electric Chevrolet Corvette is in the works. They tell me, and I'm looking forward if. Politics

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ARPA-E awarding $33M to 10 projects for natural gas pipeline retrofitting: REPAIR

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The US Department of Energy announced $33 million in funding for 10 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program. REPAIR teams will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to rehabilitate existing cast iron and bare steel pipes by creating new, robust pipes inside of old ones.

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Electric Cadillac debut, used Teslas, Biden and EVs: Today’s Car News

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The first of many upcoming electric Cadillacs has been shown. Joe Biden says the U.S. can own the market with EVs. And used Teslas sell very quickly. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM has revealed the Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover. As the first fully electric vehicle from the luxury brand, it signals the start of a transition in. Today in Car News

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Cadillac unveils LYRIQ electric luxury crossover show car

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Cadillac unveiled the LYRIQ show car—a fully electric luxury crossover. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. LYRIQ is being designed to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing.

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Tesla X is OCTA’s first all-electric vanpool vehicle

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The Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a Tesla Model X SUV as its first all-electric vehicle in the OCTA Vanpool program. The Tesla X is provided by Green Commuter, one of three vanpool companies contracted by OCTA to provide vehicles to commuters in Orange County to help them share the ride as they travel to work. The all-electric vanpool vehicle is being used by five employees who work in Seal Beach at the Naval Weapons Station.

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Choosing your leasing plan: Initial rental, mileage, lease length

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Leasing is a very simple process, but there are still some things to take into consideration, as well as choosing the right car for you

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IHS Markit says outlook for crude oil prices strengthens through 2021

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Oil markets have returned to relatively stable ground with Brent prices within a narrow $40-$45 per barrel range and could conclusively pass the $50 per barrel mark in the second half of 2021, according to Roger Diwan and the IHS Markit Energy Advisory Service. The IHS Markit Brent price outlook has been revised upward to an average price of $42.35/bbl in 2020 and $49.25/bbl in 2021—up $7.09/bbl and $5.25/bbl, respectively, from the outlook in May.

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2020 Kia Stonic: Crossover gets tech upgrades and mild-hybrid power

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A revised version of the Kia Stonic crossover has been revealed, with the facelifted car gaining external tweaks, a raft of new tech and mild-hybrid engine options

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BNEF, Snam, IGU report finds global gas industry set to resume growth post-pandemic; low-carbon technologies for long-term growth

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After growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies. However, the resulting low gas prices, as well as clean air and climate policies, will promote further switching to gas from other more polluting energy sources, such as oil and coal.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, according to a new global study led by researchers at the University of Surrey.

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