Fri.May 22, 2020

How the Sono Sion electric car will use every body panel as a solar panel

Green Car Reports

In a sea of electric-car startups, Sono Motors has no problem standing out. The Munich-based company aims to build an unpainted plastic-paneled, solar-cell-covered urban hatchback primarily for Europe. It’s been largely crowdfunded—most recently, with a successful $58 million round.

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PNNL team develops onboard fuel separation technology to enable octane-on-demand for improved fuel economy

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed an onboard separation system that could support increased fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of an octane-on-demand fuel-delivery system.

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Connected EVs could help power the grid: California utility studies how

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California has more electric cars than any other state, and a local utility wants to put them to work powering the grid. Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to launch a demonstration project for "vehicle-to-grid" or "V2G" technology, in which vehicles both charge and discharge power to the grid.

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Craiova, Romania orders 16 Solaris articulated electric buses

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Solaris and the Romanian city of Craiova (Romania’s sixth-largest city) have signed a contract for the delivery of 16 18-meter articulated Urbino 18 electric buses. The articulated vehicles will make it to Craiova in the first half of 2021.

Hyundai Kona Electric: The new favored police patrol car for Europe?

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As cities look to reduce air pollution, some are equipping their police forces with electric cars. The Hyundai Kona Electric is proving to be a popular choice, in Europe at least.

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7 Japanese companies form e5 Consortium to promote electric vessels; launching electric tanker in 2022

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Seven Japan-based companies—Asahi Tanker Co., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,

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Sono solar car update, Hyundai Kona Electric police car, V2G study: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Sono Motors discusses using solar panels for the entire vehicle, not just the roof. A California utility studies using electric cars to stabilize the grid. And the Hyundai Kona Electric might be catching on in Europe as a police car. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Top 10 reasons to re-open car showrooms

Green Cars News

New calculations have revealed that keeping UK car showrooms shut during the coronavirus pandemic costs the UK £61m a day through lost tax income and essential furlough funding

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Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Ricardo has become a “Groundbreaker,” one of a handful of international companies collaborating in the newly formed Digital Twin Consortium , which seeks to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security and interoperability. Led by a steering committee consisting of founders Ansys, Dell, Lendlease and Microsoft, the open-membership Consortium represents an international ecosystem of industry leaders that are influencing digital twin development, usage and standards requirements.

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IHS Markit: US oil producers to halt 1.75 MMb/d per day of production; Canada to cut 0.5 MMb/d

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Due to the collapse in oil prices, IHS Markit expects US producers are in the process of curtailing about 1.75 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of existing production by early June due to operating cash losses, lack of demand and storage capacity, and an unwillingness to sell resources at the very low prices available since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. These reductions are not permanent.

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Tritium launches “Plug and Charge” technology in its 350 kW fast chargers

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Australia-based Tritium, a global provider of electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology, has launched its Plug and Charge solution, the first of its kind in the world available to the market. The technology, leveraging the ISO15118 standard, enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate seamlessly and authorize payments directly from the driver’s account, without the need for a card or RFID tag.

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