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Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2

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The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened. The Fountain Valley True Zero station, located in Orange County, was developed by FirstElement Fuel. It will be open 24 hours a day and is located at 18480 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

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Jay Leno drives Canoo's subscription-only electric van

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Canoo won't put its subscription-only electric van on the road for customers until sometime next year, if all goes well, but Jay Leno already got to drive it for a recent episode of his "Jay Leno's Garage" YouTube show. Leno also toured Canoo's Torrance, California headquarters.

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Conversion of Volkswagen Emden plant for EV production underway

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Volkswagen has begun conversion of its Emden, Germany plant to support the production of Evs; the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022.

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2013-2017 Toyota Prius models recalled for potential hybrid-system defect

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Toyota is expanding a recall of Prius hybrid models over a hybrid-system defect that could cause a sudden loss of propulsion. The fault lies with the inverter in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), a part of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

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New serpentine optical phased array could support medium- to long-range lidar

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University of Colorado Boulder researchers, with colleagues at Boston University, have developed a new optical phased array concept—the serpentine OPA (SOPA)—that could support medium- to long-range lidar. An open-access paper on their work appears in the journal Optica.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: How its 42-mile range and 38 mpg compare to rivals

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Official EPA ratings were posted Monday for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and they’re exactly as anticipated by Toyota ahead of the model’s launch. That includes a rating of 42 all-electric miles on the model’s plug-in charge, then 40 mpg city, 36 highway, 38 combined.

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Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs

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Rheinmetall Automotive AG, part of technology group Rheinmetall AG, has received a major order from an international OEM for electrical vacuum pumps. The order extends to a lifetime volume of €250 million.

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Semcon developing new robotic cell with vision technology to streamline fuel cell production

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International technology company Semcon is currently deepening its collaboration with fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell ( earlier post ) through a new framework agreement and by developing and deploying an entirely new robotic cell for testing new fuel cell production technology with the aim of making the fuel cells more efficient. This new robotic cell will fully automate part of the production flow, which requires high precision.

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Prius recall, Canoo subscription electric van, RAV4 Prime vs. Escape PHEV: Today’s Car News

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We look at how the Toyota RAV4 Prime compares to plug-in hybrid rivals. Toyota recalls Prius models over hybrid-system concerns. And Jay Leno gets to drive a Canoo. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.

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All-electric Fiat 500 makes public debut in Rome

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On the eve of the Fiat 500’s 63rd birthday, the all-new city car marked its public debut in a presentation to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella

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European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

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Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including: Euro 6d TEMP for heavy vans and ambulances (currently 1 September 2020); Euro 6d ISC?FCM

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Uber to acquire Postmates in $2.65B all-stock deal

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Uber Technologies will acquire delivery service Postmates for approximately $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. This transaction brings together Uber’s global Rides and Eats platform with Postmates’ delivery business in the US. Postmates is complementary to Uber Eats, with differentiated geographic focus areas and customer demographics.

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Toshiba introducing new compact, high-efficiency silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM) for solid-state LiDAR

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Addressing the ongoing migration towards autonomous driving, Toshiba has introduced a high-resolution, long-range light-receiving technology for deployment in solid-state LiDAR systems. By removing the need for bulky mechanical components, the technology realizes cost and space savings and enhances operational reliability. At its heart is Toshiba’s proprietary compact, high-efficiency silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM).

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