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Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. The company says it has already received “several thousands” of firm orders even before the formal start of sales.

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Mercedes unfazed by battery-supply issues for EQC, still targeting 50,000 in 2020

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV was originally supposed to be on U.S. streets and highways by now. Daimler called the decision to delay sales in the U.S. until 2021 a strategic one, so it could focus on Europe.

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Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Prague and Hamburg in the spring are to be followed by Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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FIat Chrysler and iPhone maker head toward electric-vehicle venture

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If you thought the idea of a Sony electric car at CES 2020—hypothetical as it might be—earlier this month was wild, what about the idea of Fiat Chrysler working together with Foxconn to develop electric cars?

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Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Norway-based energy company Equinor has contracted with Eidesvik Offshore for the Viking Energy supply vessel, which is being retrofitted to make it capable of covering long distances fueled by carbon-free ammonia.

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Diesel damages: Canada slaps VW with new fine for environmental violations

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Volkswagen AG has been fined a total of C$196.5 million ($150 million) for the environmental effects of dirty diesel vehicles that were part of the automaker’s diesel scandal. That’s a very small amount of the U.S. penalty, which included $2.7

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Dutch-Belgian truck company orders five Proton HyRange hydrogen fuel-cell systems for refuse trucks; EU project REVIVE

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E-Trucks Europe , a manufacturer of electric-hydrogen hybrid commercial vehicles, has ordered five HyRange fuel cell systems from Proton Motor.

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SAE International publishes updated standard for on-route mechanized conductive EV charging systems for buses: SAE J3105

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SAE International published its latest standard, SAE J3105 : Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices, along with three new tributary documents. The standard covers the general physical, electrical, functional, testing, and performance requirements for a mechanized (hands-free) conductive power transfer system primarily for transit buses using an overhead coupler capable of, but not limited to, transferring direct current (DC) power.

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Report: Cruise Origin electric self-driving shuttle will be made in Detroit

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General Motors is reportedly planning to build the Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant—the former assembly plant for the Chevrolet Volt, as well as the plant expected to make GM’s electric pickup and some of the 20 electric nameplates due globally by 2023. The news comes via the Detroit News, citing. Manufacturing self-driving cars

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DOE to award ~$96M for bioenergy research and development

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to more than $96 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002203 ) for bioenergy research and development. Topic areas within this FOA will advance DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office’s objectives of reducing the price of drop-in biofuels; lowering the cost of biopower; and enabling high-value products from biomass or waste resources.

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Automatic for the people: Should drivers ditch manual gearboxes?

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Cars are becoming safer

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DOE to award up to $133M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in funding to support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, this funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002197 ) supports projects in advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge ( earlier post ).

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Renault to trial electrified roads so you can charge on the go

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Renault’s INCIT-EV project has announced it will begin trialling the use of contactless induction technology to charge electric vehicles on the move

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DOE announces up to $64M to advance H2@Scale in new markets

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $64 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002229 ) to advance innovations that will build new markets for the H2@Scale initiative ( earlier post ). This investment will support transformational research and development (R&D), innovative hydrogen concepts that will encourage market expansion and increase the scale of hydrogen production, storage, transport, and use.

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Nissan and Uber deal will see 2,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs available to London drivers

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Nissan and Uber have signed a deal which will see the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Leafs for drivers who use the Uber app in London

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