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Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new battery cell production process that coats the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.

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Subaru and Toyota plan joint electric SUVs on flexible platform

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What comes next after a partnership for sports cars? Potentially one for an electric SUV. That's the latest plan from Toyota and Subaru, according to a joint statement from the automakers on Thursday.

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Study finds ethanol blends reduce GDI tailpipe PM

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A new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter (PM) coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University of California Riverside and the University of Wisconsin, Madison and commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative.

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GM executive: Electric pickup will be built on EV-specific platform

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General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed Thursday that the company has an all-electric pickup in development and says it will be based on the company's BEV3 platform, expected to debut in a new Cadillac SUV sometime after 2023. That chassis will be similar to the "skateboard" chassis that GM developed for its Autonomy concept car back in. Pickups General Motors Rivian

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Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers. Chargers at this power can charge a vehicle at speeds of up to 20 miles of range per minute.

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Climate change presents $1 trillion in risk, but more in reward: study

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The latest climate study, released Tuesday, doesn't look at sea level rise, carbon counts, or government policy—at least not directly. Instead, it takes a strictly capitalist approach. The study, by CDP, sent questionnaires to more than 200 of the largest global companies about their forecasts for how much money they're budgeting to lose to. global warming climate change

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. With the high-power system in place, IndyGo will be positioned to recharge its electric transit fleet of 31 buses at a rate higher than any other wireless charging deployment.

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U Alabama study finds LTE C-V2N and DSRC connected vehicle latency approximately equivalent for infrastructure messages

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A side-by-side comparison of connected vehicle technology at 85 traffic signals in the Tuscaloosa, AL area showed that latency in delivering safety messages from roadside units (RSUs) to vehicles via dedicated short range radios (DSRC) and LTE cellular (C-V2N) was “approximately equivalent,” according to a study by the University of Alabama. Researchers presented the study at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The research, conducted by Alex Hainen, Ph.D.,

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Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please

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Ten months after the U.S. EPA and DOT proposed easing federal fleet fuel economy standards for 2021-2026, there has been no formal submission of the plan.

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BMW Group opens >$1B plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; digitalization and new sustainability benchmarks

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The BMW Group officially opened the company’s new automotive plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico. The company has invested more than US$1 billion in the new production location. The plant, which already employs 2,500 people, will have a capacity of up to 175,000 units per year once the ramp-up phase is fully completed. San Luis Potosi will build the BMW brand’s most successful model series: the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

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Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please

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Ten months after the U.S. EPA and DOT proposed easing federal fleet fuel economy standards for 2021-2026, there has been no formal submission of the plan.

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Top five things we learned this week

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This week marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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Toyota, Subaru plan EV; GM electric pickup; Dear Mr. Trump: Today's Car News

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Toyota and Subaru plan a joint electric SUV. One of GM's top executives reveals more details about upcoming electric trucks. A new climate report shows that big companies see opportunity as well as risk in addressing climate change. And automakers send a new letter to President Trump, asking him to make a deal with California on fuel economy. Today in Car News

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