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NIO delivered 3,533 EVs in July, up 322.1% YoY; 17,702 units year-to-date

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China-based premium EV-maker NIO reported that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July 2020, representing a robust 322.1% growth year-over-year. The deliveries consisted of 2,610 ES6s, the Company’s 5-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV, and 923 ES8s, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV. As of 31 July 2020, cumulative deliveries of the ES8 and the ES6 reached 49,615 vehicles, of which 17,702 were delivered in 2020.

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AAA electric-car subscription venture: $11 per day, only in Sacramento

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AAA and Electrify America have partnered on an electric-car subscription venture in California. Under the program, AAA Car Subscription now has 55 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf hatchbacks available for long-term rental in Sacramento, the two companies announced via press release Tuesday. This serves as a demonstration project funded through Electrify

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Scottish Government investing £300K in new hydrogen accelerator at Univ. of St. Andrews

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The Scottish Government is investing £300,000 (US$391,000) in a new hydrogen accelerator which will be located at the University of St Andrews. Drawing on the expertise of the University, and in partnership with institutions across Scotland, the new initiative will propel innovations in hydrogen technology and encourage knowledge-sharing to support transport applications and sustainable mobility.

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In future Audi EVs, one big brain will manage all the physics

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Audi on Thursday provided an early glimpse of some of the technology that might give upcoming premium electric vehicles from the brand—beyond the current E-Tron SUV and Sportback—an edge in terms of comfort, performance, and perhaps efficiency. Just as well-timed power delivery and torque distribution can help a vehicle corner better

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Qualcomm, partners launching new CV2X pilot in Honolulu

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On the heels of the C-V2X direct communications program launch last week in San Diego, Qualcomm announced the launch of a new C-V2X pilot program in Honolulu. Applied Information will exclusively implement C-V2X technologies developed by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., while working with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the University of Hawaii College of Engineering to extend the deployment of connected vehicle infrastructure across the entire state of Hawaii with C-V2X.

Musk: Larger Cybertruck will be "North American ass-kicker," smaller Cybertruck highly likely

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Shortly after confirming plans for a Texas factory to build the Tesla Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk defended the electric pickup truck's unusual design, and hinted that a smaller version may be on the way. In an interview with Automotive News last week, Musk said the Cybertruck, wasn't designed with any input from truck buyers. Tesla simply set out to

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Fuel cell electric vehicles powered by Ballard have driven more than 50M km; 70% in China

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Ballard Power Systems announced that its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology and products have now powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) in commercial heavy- and medium-duty motive applications for acumulative total of more than 50 million kilometers on roads around the globe, an increase of more than 5-times since 2017.

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Israel’s RFISee unveils long-range high resolution 4D imaging radar on a chip

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Israel-based RFISee , a developer of affordable imaging radars for the automotive industry, is unveiling the first Phased Array 4D imaging radar on a chip. The high-resolution, low-cost radar sensor will generate a real-time 3D location and velocity map of a car’s surrounding objects. RFISee’s all-weather radar has proven its ability to detect cars from 500 meters and pedestrians from 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1 degree.

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Cybertrucks big and small, e-Golf subscription, I-Pace improvements from racing: Today’s Car News

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The Tesla Cybertruck could include two truck sizes in the future. An Electrify America program in California will help people subscribe to EV use. And the Jaguar I-Pace has already improved based on the company’s racing involvement. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Through AAA and funded by Electrify America, a program in. Today in Car News

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Volvo Car Group, including its strategic affiliates Lynk & Co and Polestar, produce vehicles based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, introduced in 2017. To the end of July more than 600,000 group vehicles based on the platform have been sold. The CMA platform, co-developed by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), is an example of the joint development, production and procurement achieved since Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Cars on 2 August 2010.

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The most popular lease payment plan for 2020

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If you’re wondering how leasing works and how the payment plans are structured, we’re here to make things simple for you

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Solaris to deliver 70 CNG buses to Warsaw operator Miejskie Zak?ady Autobusowe

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The representatives of the management board of public transport operator Miejskie Zak?ady ady Autobusowe (MZA) in Warsaw and Solaris signed a contract for the delivery of 70 low-floor city buses. The vehicles will run on CNG. The total value of the contract is more than PLN 116 million (US$31 million). MZA Warszawa ordered a total of 70 buses, consisting of 40 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 30 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses.

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Ipsos global study finds vehicle owners continue to show interest in self-driving technology despite COVID-19

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An Ipsos Auto Global Study has found that new vehicle owners in US, China, EURO5 and Brazil desire autonomous functionality in their next vehicle. We have been through more than four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are getting signals of a “new normal.” Many employers have encouraged their staff to work from home if possible, reducing the need to commute daily to an office. However, vehicle owners still have an interest in the latest technology and are willing to try it.

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