Thu.Mar 04, 2021

Tokyo Tech team develops high-performance bimetallic OER electrocatalyst for water splitting

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A team led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a new bimetallic electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe 2 O 4.

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Cheapest new-car lease is all-electric: Chevy Bolt EV lease deals as low as $107 per month

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With a refreshed 2022 model on the way, lease deals for the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV are now as low as $107 per month, but only for Costco members in certain parts of the country.

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Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries. In the last year, there has been an explosive need for EV batteries. All car manufacturers seem to be following in the same footsteps as Tesla. In fact, Jaguar plans to become an “all-electric luxury brand” by 2025 [ 1 ] as mentioned on ABCNews.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will start at $92,250, e-bikes not included

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Want a luxurious high-performance wagon with shooting-brake styling? A fully electric car that’s capable of serious track time? A utility wagon that has enough clearance for where the pavement ends?

XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

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China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market.

Polestar EV brand plans 15 more US showrooms—including Detroit

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Volvo spinoff brand Polestar is adding more showrooms—and not just in the coastal cities considered most friendly to electric cars. Polestar on Monday announced plans for 15 new showrooms, with the first set to open this spring in Austin, Boston, and Denver.

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Volkwagen Group brands using Prewave AI technology to minimize sustainability risks with predictive alerts

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The Volkswagen Group’s Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen brands are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify sustainability risks such as environmental pollution, human rights abuses and corruption at an early stage—not only among direct business partners but also at the lower levels of their supply chain.

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Eagle Graphite and University of British Columbia partner on development of silicon-modified anodes

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The Government of British Columbia and Eagle Graphite confirmed release of the first tranche of grant funding in support of a 2-year program to develop and commercialize silicon-modified battery anodes made with graphite from Eagle’s Black Crystal graphite quarry and plant in Valhalla, British Columbia. In 2019, the Government of British Columbia, through the CleanBC Go Electric Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) program, selected Eagle for a grant of $290,000.

EVs hold power to reduce impact of Texas-size weather events

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The Texas electricity crisis that left more than four million people without power for days amid below-freezing temperatures is forcing the state to rethink its reliance on traditional fossil energy resources like coal, nuclear, and especially natural gas. Infrastructure

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Mustang Mach-E EV sales total 3,739 units in first full month

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Sales of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E totaled 3,739 vehicles in its first full month on the market. Nearly 70% of Mach-E orders are from competitive brands, Ford said, while just over one-fifth were sold in California. Year-to-date, 3,977 units of the Mach-E have been sold. With the fully electric Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid and Escape and Explorer hybrids, overall electrified vehicle sales rose 56.1% year-on-year to a new February record of 9,267 vehicles sold.

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Audi Q5 Sportback gains new PHEV powertrain

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Q5 Sportback TFSI e gets uprated powertrain which will also feature in Q5, A6 and A7 models

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Amsted Industries forms automotive group to focus on electric and traditional vehicle markets

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Amsted Industries, a diversified designer and manufacturer of industrial solutions serving the railroad, vehicular and construction markets with a global footprint spanning 65 facilities in 10 countries across 6 continents, is bringing together two of its century-old, core Tier 1 automotive supply business units—Means Industries and Burgess Norton—to form the Amsted Automotive Group (AAG).

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2020 BMW i3s review

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BMW i3s: No longer the class leader it once was

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House Biofuels Caucus introduces two bills to grow biofuels markets

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The co-chairs of the US House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to recognize fully their environmental benefits. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) led introduction of the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, which would expand access to higher blends of biofuels.

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Michelin

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Michelin is a French tire manufacturing company based in Clermont-Ferrand. It is the largest tire manufacturer in the world before Bridgestone. It was founded on 28th May 1889 by Edouard Michelin and Andre Michelin.

FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

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FedEx Corp., home of the world’s largest cargo airline, has set a goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040. To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification; sustainable energy; and carbon sequestration.

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New member benefit: Electric Auto Association partners on clean energy and EV loans

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EAA partners with credit union to offer loans on clean energy, EVs, and e-bikes. By: Ron Freund, Electric Auto Association Director. The Electric Auto Association and Colorado-based Clean Energy Credit Union have partnered on a new member benefit.

Netherlands February 2021

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Volvo XC40 siblings shine The Dutch PEV market dropped 20% in February, to 2,952 plugin registrations, but that result wasn't all that bad, considering that the overall market fell even more (-26% YoY), placing last month PEV Share at 14% (5.6% BEV), keeping the year to date PEV share at 13% (4.1%

What Full Autonomy Means for the Waymo Driver

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For self-driving vehicles, full autonomy might not be quite as full as you think. transportation transportation/self-driving