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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 ).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.).

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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.

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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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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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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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