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BASF introduces new heat-stabilized Ultramid; heat resistance up to 190 °C in demanding environments

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Heat resistance, good long-term use properties and weld resistance are the basic prerequisites for components in current and future powertrains.

Volta readies electric trucks for Europe, with US suppliers

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks is readying an electric commercial vehicle for the European market, but it's relying on suppliers based in the United States for key components.

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TECO 2030 aims to build hydrogen fuel cell gigafactory in Norway

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TECO 2030 ( earlier post ) is aiming to establish Norway’s first large-scale production of fuel cells, optimized to be the heart of hydrogen-powered ships and other heavy-duty installations.

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Tesla Model 3, Toyota hybrids get Consumer Reports' new Green Choice label

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Using less fuel is better for your budget, but it’s not necessarily better for the environment or for tailpipe emissions.

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KIST, KAIST team develops SOFC anode that addresses problem with intermittent operation; potential applications for mobility

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High-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are very efficient for the direct conversion of chemical fuels to electricity. Inexpensive catalysts, such as nickel, can be used in these cells, as opposed to low-temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which use expensive platinum catalysts.

Ford is making a $1B push to all-electric cars for Europe by 2030

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Ford on Wednesday announced a $1 billion electrification investment for Europe, with the goal of making its entire passenger-car lineup in that market all-electric by 2030. The money will be used to upgrade Ford's Cologne, Germany, factory for electric-vehicle production.

Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply vehicle battery for full-electric Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution. Earlier post.).

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Torc Robotics selects AWS as preferred cloud provider for self-driving truck fleet

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Torc Robotics has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc. as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of next-generation self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y starting prices cut, as Performance models get price hike

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Tesla on Thursday cut prices for its most affordable versions of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover by $1,000 and $2,000 respectively, while hiking prices on its Performance versions of those models. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus has been cut to $38,190 from $39,190 previously.

Si anode material company E-magy raises €5M in funding round led by Shift Invest

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Dutch battery tech scale-up E-magy, a designer and manufacturer of nano-sponge silicon material for advanced lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), has secured an additional €5 million of funding.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life gets 174-mile range

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The all-new Vauxhall Combo-e Life EV has been revealed, with this all-electric MPV capable of up to 174 miles between charges

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Novelis introduces new high-strength aluminum solution for structural automotive applications

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Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, unveiled its strongest automotive aluminum product to date: Novelis Advanz 7UHS-s701. The technologically advanced, ultra-high-strength material is now available commercially to the global automotive industry. The 7xxx alloy provides the highest T6 strength among current aluminum alloys and has significantly higher strength over incumbent 6xxx alloys.

Electric Peugeot e-Rifter set for 2021 arrival

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The Peugeot e-Rifter electric MPV has been revealed

IHS Markit: GM announcement latest sign that peak gasoline demand from light vehicles has already come and gone

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The recent announcement by GM that it aspires to phase out sales of oil-powered light vehicles (LVs) by 2035 ( earlier post )—part of a broader proposal to make the automaker a net-zero-carbon company—is a prominent signpost that oil demand from LVs has already peaked, according to a new analysis by Jim Burkhard and the IHS Markit Crude Oil Market Service. IHS Markit places the global peak for oil demand (gasoline and diesel) from LVs in 2019 when the demand averaged 29.1

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A.P. Moller - Maersk to launch methanol-fueled feeder in 2023; all future newbuilds to support carbon-neutral fuels

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Fast-tracked by advances in technology and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains, A.P. Moller - Maersk is accelerating its efforts to decarbonize marine operations with the launch of the first carbon-neutral feeder vessel in 2023—seven years ahead of the initial 2030 ambition. All future Maersk owned newbuildings will have dual fuel technology installed, enabling either carbon-neutral operations or operation on standard very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO).

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