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New iron-based superelastic alloy capable of withstanding extreme temperatures

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Researchers from Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Engineering have discovered a novel iron-based superelastic alloy (SEA) capable of withstanding extreme temperatures—both high and low. A paper on the work is published in Science.

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Mercedes-Benz offering world-first solid-state batteries in city bus

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After years of discussion and millions of dollars invested by automakers, Mercedes-Benz will put solid-state batteries into a production vehicle. However, that vehicle is not a car, but a bus.

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Stanford scientists identify new Li-B-S solid electrolyte materials that boost lithium-ion battery performance

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Stanford University scientists have identified a new solid-state Li-ion electrolyte predicted to exhibit simultaneously fast ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical stability, low cost, and low mass density.

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Report: California will need massive grid upgrades for 2035 electric-car push

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California will ban the sale of new gasoline vehicles by 2035. And to do that, it will need a much more capable grid.

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SLAC invention could make particle accelerators 10 times smaller

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Particle accelerators generate high-energy beams of electrons, protons and ions for a wide range of applications, including particle colliders that shed light on nature’s subatomic components, X-ray lasers that film atoms and molecules during chemical reactions and medical devices for treating cancer.

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Zero Concept hints at what will underpin future Volvo, Polestar electric vehicles

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Geely on Wednesday unveiled a modular EV platform that will be used across the automaker's multiple brands—including Volvo and Polestar. Dubbed Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), the platform was previewed on the Lynk & Co. Zero Concept, from Geely's subscription-based brand.

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Freiburg orders 15 Solaris electric buses

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Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with public transport operator Freiburger Verkehrs AG for the supply of 15 electric buses: five 12-meter Solaris Urbino 12 electric and ten 18-meter articulated Urbino 18 electric. The commissioned Urbino will be equipped with Solaris High Power batteries.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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A new analysis of the real-world usage of more than 100,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles shows a large deviation between on-road CO 2 emissions and fuel efficiency and the official vehicle type-approval values.

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Study finds scrubbers have lower climate impact than low-sulfur fuel

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A recent report from CE Delft, an independent research and consultancy organization, regarding the climate impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) systems for the marine industry.

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XPeng enters into cooperation agreement for new smart EV manufacturing base in Guangzhou; $586M in financing

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Chinese EV contender XPeng announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in China, Guangdong Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co., entered into a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou GET Investment Holdings Co., Ltd., a wholly owned investment company of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone.

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