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Argonne team develops new electrolyte mixtures that stabilize silicon anodes during cycling; MESA

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte mixture and a simple additive that stabilizes silicon anodes during cycling. An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S: Lower-priced version might offer longest range

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Porsche’s Turbo models have always been among the more exclusive, expensive models from the German sports-car maker, and now this ring true for its Taycan electric car, too: Not all Taycans will be Turbos.

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Audi A6 allroad returns to the US in 2020 with 48V mild hybrid system

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The Audi A6 allroad is making its US return in 2020 with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and quattro with ultra technology.

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See how emissions from driving have changed in your city

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Despite advances in fuel efficiency and emissions control and the proliferation of hybrid and battery-electric cars over the past three decades, CO2 emissions from transportation sources continue to rise.

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Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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Shortly following on the global debut of the electric Taycan in September, Porsche is presenting the third version of the electric sports car: the Taycan 4S. The new model is available with two battery sizes: the Performance battery (79.2

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Tesla Pickup still on track for November reveal

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the Tesla pickup truck is still on track for a November reveal, as promised. As usual, the news came via a Twitter conversation between Musk and a follower, who asked Musk Wednesday whether the November target was final. Musk responded simply with "no change." No change — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2019 Musk

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Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 10.1% in September, down 1% year-to-date

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Global sales of BMW Group electrified models (fully-electric and plug-in hybrid) increased by 10.1% in September year-on-year to 16,035 units—due in part to the new BMW 330e.

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The upgrading project will be carried out at the Fitjar shipyard in Norway.

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Car2Go leaving Portland, Denver, other US cities due to "highly volatile" market

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Portland, Oregon is one of many larger cities in the U.S. currently undergoing a transportation shakeup that’s still confusing even to some transportation groups and policy wonks. It certainly seems puzzling as well to Share Now—that’s the combined company formed by BMW and Daimler, from their car-sharing operations that has been. Car Sharing Mobility

Sunfire partners with Total on highly efficient hydrogen technology; E-CO2MET

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Germany-based Sunfire has signed a cooperation agreement with the French energy major Total SA. Sunfire will provide a megawatt-scale high temperature electrolyzer for use in industrial environments as part of the E-CO2MET research and development project.

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U Waterloo team develops system that can minimize damage when self-driving vehicles crash

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Engineers at the University of Waterloo have developed decision-making and motion-planning technology to limit injuries and damage when self-driving vehicles are involved in unavoidable crashes. A paper on their work is published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. A motion planning method for autonomous vehicles confronting emergency situations where collision is inevitable, generating a path to mitigate the crash as much as possible, is proposed in this paper.

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DEUTZ acquires battery specialist Futavis to advance electrification strategy

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Engine company DEUTZ AG has purchased Futavis GmbH, a development service provider for battery management hardware and software. The purchase of Futavis GmbH enables DEUTZ AG to incorporate batteries, a crucial core component, in its electrification strategy. Futavis has extensive technical expertise in electronics, software, battery technology, and battery testing and in ensuring functional safety.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering intend to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth.

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