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Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Colorado rule gives Tesla an advantage over Rivian, Lucid, other EV makers

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Several automakers are trying to emulate Tesla, not just by offering electric cars, but by eschewing traditional franchised dealerships. But in at least one crucial EV market, Tesla may have an easier time doing that than other automakers.

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New machine learning method from Stanford, with Toyota researchers, could accelerate battery development for EVs

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At every stage of the battery development process, new technologies must be tested for months or even years to determine how long they will last.

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GM adds real-time charging-station smarts—via app—to Chevy Bolt EV

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GM plans the reveal of a Cadillac electric vehicle for April, the first full look at a GMC-branded Hummer EV in May, and more details about its electric-vehicle underpinnings in March.

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Workhorse Group to unveil new C650 electric step van at NTEA Work Truck Show

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Workhorse Group will display its newly-designed C 650 all-electric step van at the NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company‘s new C 650 and C 1000 step vans will are 650 ft 3 and 1000 ft 3 vehicles both weighing approximately 12,500 lbs (5,670 kg) when fully loaded.

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VW backs expansion of "plug and play" battery-buffered fast chargers

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The installation costs and large footprint of current DC fast-charging stations has slowed their deployment, but Volkswagen has a plan to speed things up. The German automaker has partnered with energy-infrastructure company E.ON to develop a more streamlined fast-charging setup.

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Hyundai and Kia develop ICT-connected predictive shift system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to shift automatically to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

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US DOE to award up to $100M over five years for solar fuels research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to provide up to $100 million over five years for research on artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight. (

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Fuel-tank issue for 2019-2020 RAV4 Hybrid: Toyota still investigating

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Toyota continues to investigate an issue that can prevent drivers of its top-selling U.S. hybrid, the 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, from filling their tank up completely.

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Three New Mexico school districts to operate 17 Blue Bird propane school buses; first in state

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In a partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, Los Lunas Public Schools, Magdalena Municipal School District and Moriarty-Edgewood School District have each purchased school buses fueled by propane autogas.

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Co-Optima announces Directed Funding Opportunity

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Co-Optima initiative is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) to apply the unique, world-class capabilities of the consortium toward addressing specific challenges identified by applicants from industry and academia.

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GPSC to build plant for 24M semi-solid batteries in Thailand; 30 MWh to start, 100 MWh in 2021

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Global Power Synergy PLC (GPSC) is building a battery manufacturing facility in Thailand using 24M’s novel SemiSolid lithium-ion technology ( earlier post ). GPSC is the main power and utility company of PTT Group. GPSC is a long-time partner of 24M. Earlier post.)

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Toyota and Toyota Industries announce new battery for hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation announced that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, which are forecasted to expand rapidly in the future. The companies said they will release information such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performanc prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

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