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IAV and Louisenthal develop new heating concept for EVs; increased range with SmartMesh foils

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IAV and Louisenthal, a technology leader in the production of security foils and papers for banknotes, have developed an energy-efficient heating concept for electric vehicles that requires considerably less energy while increasing comfort for drivers and passengers.

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Here's how tire and wheel choice affects electric vehicle range

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Tires are the only part of a car that touches the road, so it shouldn't be surprising to know that they can impact electric-car range. What is perhaps unexpected is that the size really matters. Putting big wheels on an electric car could put a big dent in available range.

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TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Solid-State Batteries; support from AVL

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The Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria has launched the Christian Doppler (CD) Laboratory for Solid-State Batteries. The focus of the new CD laboratory is the reduction of interface resistances within the solid-state battery.

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Ford considers making its own batteries for EVs, as it builds up “digital ecosystem”

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Ford CEO Jim Farley on Friday said that the company is considering making its own electric vehicle batteries. “We are discussing (battery) cell manufacturing,” Farley said, according to Reuters, at a Reuters Automotive Summit virtual event.

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Buick to introduce 2021 GL6 MPV in China with 48V MHEV technology and enhanced connectivity

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Buick will introduce the 2021 GL6 to strengthen its lineup in China’s midsize MPV segment. It will officially go on sale on 19 November. The refreshed family-size GL6 is equipped with a standard 48V mild hybrid propulsion system.

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Ford EV ecosystem, Hyundai Elantra Hybrid review, wind-powered car carrier: Today’s Car News

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Ford is building up a “digital ecosystem” for EVs that could also include building its own batteries. We got some time behind the wheel of the 54-mpg Hyundai Elantra Hybrid. Tire and wheel size can matter a lot in EV range. And could car carriers go wind-powered?

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Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany; Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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Cummins Inc. will open a new facility in Herten, Germany, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for global transportation leader Alstom’s hydrogen trains. With capacity of 10 megawatts per year, the Herten facility will manufacture one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered trains as well as provide aftermarket support.

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center to launch 4 new system usability research projects

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced four new research projects focused on enhancing advanced technology system designs to be intuitive, easy to understand and to safely engage with drivers.

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BYD debuts DM-i PHEV technology and 1.5L Xiaoyun Engine; 43% BTE

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BYD launched its DM-i hybrid technology alongside the official announcement of the high efficiency version of the 1.5L Xiaoyun engine, which is dedicated for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). After defining new performance standards for PHEVs with its DM-p technology, BYD is prioritizing ultra-efficient fuel consumption with the DM-i technology. The new 1.5L plug-in hybrid engine is specifically built for the DM-i hybrid technology.

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Doosan to develop Ceres-based SOFC system for ships

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Doosan Fuel Cell Co., Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system for marine propulsion and power generation with Navig8, a Singapore-based major shipping company which operates 140 chemical and oil tankers globally. Doosan will develop and install a SOFC power and propulsion system in a 50,000 ton chemical tanker owned by Navig8 as a pilot program for commercialization.

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