Fri.Apr 03, 2020

GM and Honda jointly to develop two next-generation Honda EVs on GM platform and Ultium batteries

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General Motors and Honda have agreed to develop jointly two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. GM unveiled the platform and batteries in early March. Earlier post.). The exteriors and interiors of the new EVs will be exclusively designed by Honda, and the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s driving character. General Motors’ all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium.

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BYD and Toyota detail electric-vehicle joint venture for China

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Toyota and BYD have released more details of an electric-vehicle joint venture for the Chinese market, which was announced in November 2019. The two automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company—BYD Toyota EV Technology Co. Ltd—with operations scheduled to start in May. Engineers from Toyota and BYD will work together under the same

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Emissions Analytics RDE testing finds VW Touareg V8 TDI well below Euro 6 NOx limit

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Volkswagen has launched a new range of diesel engines (TDI) characterized by extremely low nitrogen oxide emissions (NO x ). The Touareg V8 TDI, generating 310 kW (421 PS) ( earlier post ), is among the first Volkswagens to feature an exhaust purification system that brings NO x to these low level: it emits between just 0.01 and 0.02 These NO x values were determined on the basis of RDE measurements (Real Driving Emissions) in actual road traffic by independent specialist Emissions Analytics.

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Lordstown Endurance electric pickup prototype: In-wheel motor goes off-road

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Lordstown Motors released a handful of updates on its efforts to get an electric pickup truck into production at a discarded General Motors factory, including a statement on the company's response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The company released the first of what it said will be a series of videos showing CEO Steve Burns testing a. youtube

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Recent trends in gasoline prices

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. The raw data (the average retail price of regular gasoline) came from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The results are shown in the table below. During the first 13 weeks of 2020, the price of gasoline decreased by 22.2% (from $2.578 to $2.005).

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Tesla production surge, Honda-GM EV partnership, Lordstown electric-truck action: Today’s Car News

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Tesla made more cars in the first quarter of 2020 than it has in any other Q1. Honda will use GM’s electric-vehicle foundation for future EVs. Lordstown Motors teases the toughness of its in-wheel motors. Toyota and BYD partner on R&D. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM and Honda are adding more to their ongoing partnership. Today in Car News

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Volvo, Veoneer autonomous driving JV Zenuity to be split back between the two

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Assisted and autonomous driving software development company, Zenuity, currently a 50-50 joint venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer, will be split into two parts to maximize the potential of Zenuity’s developments to date. One part is a new stand-alone company, focusing on the development and commercialization of unsupervised autonomous drive software, and will be owned by Volvo Cars.

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Transatel launches next-generation, secured and global connected vehicle platform IoV Connect

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Having successfully deployed connectivity services for several market leaders in Europe, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover, ranging from vehicle manufacturers to service providers, Transatel, a member company of NTT Group, has launched IoV Connect, a global cellular connectivity platform specifically designed for the sector of motorized vehicles.

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Video review: Kia XCeed

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SUV practicality with added perks.Leasing.com five-word review

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Ilika completes US$19M equity placement to support solid-state battery commercialization

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UK-based Ilika, a developer of solid-state battery technology, successfully completed a £15-million (US$19-million) equity placement to support its growth strategy. Ilika launched its cm-scale Stereax technology for industrial wireless sensors in 2016 and followed up with mm-scale micro-batteries for miniature medical devices in 2019. In response to demand from the automotive and consumer electronics sectors, with £5 million (US$6.2

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BYD, Toyota launch BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY (BTET) JV to conduct battery electric vehicle R&D

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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that preparations have proceeded since they signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture company to conduct research and development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on 7 November 2019 ( earlier post ), and registration of the new company has been completed. Operations are scheduled to commence in May 2020. The name of the new company is BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., BTET).

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FTA allocating $25B to help US public transportation systems with COVID-19 reality

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $25 billion in federal funding allocations to help US public transportation systems respond to shift in market reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Trump on 27 March 2020.

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