Wed.Apr 01, 2020

Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo to produce respirators in response to the French government request

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Faced with the compelling need for more respirators, the French government asked a group of French industrial companies led by Air Liquide to study the possibility of increasing the production of respirators so as to provide 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May.

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Electric Jeeps reportedly coming to the US, will be more capable than gas or diesel

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Jeep intends to become “the greenest, most sustainable SUV company,” according to the brand’s global president, Christian Meunier. And yet today it doesn’t have a single plug-in vehicle in its U.S. lineup. Speaking to Autocar, in a Tuesday report, the Jeep boss anticipated that the U.S. will move to electrification faster

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GM making face masks for frontline workers; 1.5M masks/month at full capacity

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, it created a critical shortage of face masks. To help protect workers in essential services across the country, GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale on 20 March. Seven days later, the team had produced its first sample on the new production line. By next week, GM expects to deliver its first 20,000 masks to frontline workers. Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors.

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Battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell? VW lays out why one is the winner

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Most major automakers are actively working to reduce emissions, but they are not in agreement on how to do that. Some prefer battery-electric vehicles, while others champion hydrogen fuel cells as the superior zero-emission technology. Volkswagen has come down firmly on the side of batteries, and it explained why in a recent, well-illustrated

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Karma Automotive introduces E-Flex platform solution for EVs

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Karma Automotive introduced the Karma E-Flex Platform a highly versatile chassis that will offer new electric vehicle mobility solutions ranging from autonomously-driven utility vans, to daily-driver vehicles, to high-performance supercars. Karma, the Southern California-based creator of luxury electric vehicles and high-tech incubator, said the first showcase of the highly-flexible platform currently supports the company’s 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

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Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV still on schedule for fall arrival

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Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Ford is still aiming to launch its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV on schedule this fall, according to the Detroit News. Some development work remains to be done on the Mach-E, which was unveiled in November 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. That's been complicated by social distancing measures put in place to

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Microwave plasma company 6K launches division to produce advanced battery materials; demos of high-performance NMC-622 cathodes

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6K, a leading developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials, has entered the energy storage market with a new division called 6K ENERGY dedicated to energy storage materials. The move follows three years of internal development supported by commercial customers and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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IHS Markit: 10 MMb/d of oil production cuts coming

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IHS Markit Crude Oil Markets service expects up to 10 MMb/d of world oil production will be cut or shut-in from April to June 2020 as oil storage fills up and output from financially strapped companies begins to fall. If oil cannot be sold or stored, it cannot be produced. Transportation constraints and lack of access to every available tank will prevent the utmost maximum level of storage capacity being reached.

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Aiways U5: all-electric SUV to open for orders at the end of April

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Aiways, the Shanghai-based manufacturer, has announced it will begin taking online orders in Europe for its U5 all-electric SUV at the end of April

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CRU: Chinese EV sales hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak, but only for short-term

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The COVID-19 has hit the Chinese EV sector hard; CRU, a provider of business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, believes that weak sales will last at least until early Q2 2020. Nonetheless, it continues to forecast Chinese EV sales growth in 2020 over 2019’s total. EV sales in China dropped 75.2% y/y in February, with a decline of 79.1% for the whole Chinese auto industry. CRU expects the Chinese EV market will remain becalmed until at least April.

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The best automotive April Fools’ from over the years

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April 1st might be the only date on the calendar when big brands can clown around, and car makers have historically been more willing than most

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DOT and EPA release revised fuel economy and GHG emission standards for MY 2021-2026 light-duty vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule setting corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO 2 emissions standards for model years 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks.

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