Fri.Nov 08, 2019

2020 Tesla Model 3 is the most energy-efficient US passenger vehicle

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The U.S. market has a new most energy-efficient vehicle, and it’s one made in America: the 2020 Tesla Model 3. Last model year the most efficient model you could buy was the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

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MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates. Mild-hybrid vehicles need to recover energy efficiently and at a relatively high power during deceleration events.

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Done deal: Ohio company aims to build electric work trucks at former GM plant

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General Motors has officially sold its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly facility—for an undisclosed amount—to a company that will build electric pickups. They won’t have anything to do with GM’s upcoming electric pickups, however.

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ARPA-E to award up to $30M for fusion energy R&D

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $30 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ). BETHE projects will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts.

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2020 Karma Revero leads a new plug-in hybrid charge with 61-mile EV rating

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The revamped 2020 Karma Revero GT has been EPA-rated for 61 miles of all-electric driving. That allows the Revero to leapfrog past the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (primarily a vehicle for California) and its 47 miles of all-electric driving.

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Hyundai to introduce 13 alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022; includes refreshed Ioniqs, new Sonata HEV

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Hyundai said it will introduce 13 alternatively fueled vehicles by 2022, including six sedans and seven SUVs. Upcoming highlights from this eco-friendly commitment include a refreshed 2020 Ioniq Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid to be revealed later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Hyundai will expand electrified propulsion variety in the US—but will it meet demand?

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Hyundai wants us to know that with EVs, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell passenger vehicles, it’s in it for the long haul. The carmaker said on Thursday that in the U.S. it has 13 “alternatively fueled vehicles” arriving by 2022, including six sedans and seven SUVs.

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Toyota and BYD join forces for EV development in China

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Toyota and BYD will partner to develop BEVs for the Chinese market, the two companies announced Thursday. The automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company, the primary mission of which will be to design and develop BEVs from the ground up.

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Container ship to test running on Synthetic Natural Gas, provided by Audi

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MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine GmbH announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-retrofitted Wes Amelie , a 1,036-TEU feeder container ship, will use liquefied SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel.

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Lordstown electric truck, Karma Revero range, Toyota and BYD: Today’s Car News

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Karma has some of the longest plug-in range, among plug-in hybrids. GM’s Lordstown plant may soon really be building an electric truck. Hyundai is going for green-car variety in the U.S. And Toyota and BYD are new partners for electric vehicles in China.

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Study finds recycling technologies for Li-ion batteries not keeping pace with rapid rise of EVs

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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, setting up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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All-new Mitsubishi Mirage set for November reveal

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The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback has been refreshed, and it’s set to be revealed on 18 November

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New EV OEM Lordstown Motors buys GM plant, licenses Workhorse IP

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Lordstown Motors Corp. LMC), a new original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has acquired the GM manufacturing complex in Lordstown, Ohio. The move paves the way for LMC to begin production of the Endurance all-electric pickup truck, purpose-built for fleets starting in late 2020. The LMC entity was created in connection with, and for the purpose of, acquiring the GM facility to manufacture electric trucks in Lordstown.

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Top five things we learned this week

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With fireworks lighting up the night sky this week as we identified a few cars we’d like to throw on a bonfire, the start of November signals a glimpse of what’s next in the automotive industry as we gear up for the LA Motor Show

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