Wed.Oct 28, 2020

Fisker maps out reservations for Ocean electric SUV, sets sights on Europe

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Fisker on Monday announced a spike in reservations for its Ocean electric SUV, and began sketching out plans for a European launch. The startup opened reservations for the Ocean on November 27, 2019—before actually unveiling the SUV at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show the following January.

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Beep launching autonomous shuttle pilot in 2021 at Yellowstone National Park

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Beep , a Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, will deploy the first autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park with the National Parks Service (NPS) in May 2021. The pilot program will test multi-passenger, electric automated vehicle platforms to provide visitors a safe, innovative and eco-friendly transportation alternative while exploring Yellowstone.

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Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D. Power survey.

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Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

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Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery is now 17.9 kWh rather than 14.1 kWh, which boosts the electric range by up to 30%.

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Mini electric crossovers coming, whole family of EVs to coexist with gas and diesel

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The Mini brand, part of BMW, announced Tuesday that it’s pushing ahead with what it termed a realignment of its model range, aimed at a wider range of electric vehicles and a stronger focus on China.

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Researchers combine plasma-assisted nitrogen oxidation and lean NOx trap technology for ammonia production

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A team from KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp in Belgium has developed a new process that is suitable for the distributed, small-scale production of “green” ammonia. The process, called PNOCRA (Plasma Nitrogen Oxidation and Catalytic Reduction to Ammonia), combines plasma?assisted

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Fisker plans, Mini electric crossover, EVs post-pandemic: Today’s Car News

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With a development and manufacturing plan, Fisker starts to take form. Mini aims for several more EVs, but they’ll coexist with gas and diesel. And one major survey finds Americans’ attitude about EVs hasn’t changed in the pandemic. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin to expand technology partnership and shareholding; hybrid and electric powertrains

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Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc announced a new strategic technology agreement and an enhanced partnership. The new agreement will see Mercedes-Benz AG grant access to a range of advanced Mercedes-Benz technologies, including next generation hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as other vehicle components and systems.

UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Audi, Applied Information & Temple launch C-V2X school safety development program; Audi e-tron equipped with prototype tech

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Audi of America, Applied Information, and Temple, Inc., are collaborating to develop two future connected vehicle applications that can help improve safety in school zones and around school buses when children are present. The first application, using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, is designed to warn drivers when they are approaching an active school safety zone and exceeding the speed limit when children are present.

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J.D. Power survey finds drastic changes to commuting habits had minimal effect on sentiment in US about BEVs & self-driving

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Many vehicle owners in North America are driving fewer miles in the era of COVID-19, but their opinions of future mobility technology haven’t changed much since the first quarter of 2020, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Q3 Mobility Confidence Index Study fueled by SurveyMonkey. However, many automakers are investing heavily in electrification and self-driving technology despite an absence of substantive consumer interest in either.

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MINI realigning model range with emphasis on electromobility; crossover & premium compact segments; and China

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The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI is realigning its model range, with a focus on drivetrain technologies, vehicle segments and services of the future. Core elements of the realignment include the expansion of electromobility; enhanced commitment in the crossover and premium compact segments; and strengthening of the market position in China.

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CALSTART survey finds Tier-1 suppliers want stronger post-2026 fuel economy targets

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The third installment of a CALSTART-commissioned survey of Tier-1 US automotive suppliers found that a majority (62%) of the suppliers responding to the survey disagreed with the Trump administration’s rollback of national fuel economy standards. Only 15% of respondents agreed with the rollback, and the rest were undecided. The same majority (62%) agreed that policies which force or encourage the uptake of fuel efficiency technologies tend to encourage job growth at their companies.

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