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Directly-cooled lighter-weight EV motor made with polymer housing

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT are working together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT to develop a new cooling concept that will enable polymers to be used as EV electric motor housing materials, thereby reducing the weight of the motor and thus, the EV itself.

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Tesla profits, GM doubles down on EVs, Mustang and 911 hybrids: The Week in Reverse

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Which company showed a new hybrid system this week? What new retro-themed electric car does Volkswagen plan to build? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019. The news this week centered around Tesla, as it often does. On Wednesday, the company announced its earnings. Greenlots Electrify America

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Choosing not to drive: A transient or a permanent phenomenon?

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by Michael Sivak. In a 2011 article , Brandon Schoettle and I showed that the proportion of young Americans aged 16 to 39 years with a driver’s license decreased substantially from 1983 to 2008. (In In contrast, the proportion of older persons with a driver’s license increased during the same period.)

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UC Santa Cruz prof suggests self-driving cars will torpedo parking pricing as effective congestion management policy; “incentive to create havoc”

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With no need to park, autonomous vehicles (AVs) will clog city streets and slow traffic to a crawl, according to a new paper by University of Santa Cruz transportation planner Adam Millard-Ball, an associate professor of environmental studies. However, a policy fix could address these problems before autonomous vehicles become commonplace, he suggests. His paper is published in the journal Transport Policy.

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