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Researchers develop real-time picture of formation of solid–electrolyte interphase of a Li-ion battery

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During the first charging process of a new Li-ion battery cell, trace amounts of electrolyte components decompose sacrificially to form what is called a solid–electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the anode surface.

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Hyundai takes a big-picture look at the hydrogen economy

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Hyundai is one of a handful of automakers to remain committed to hydrogen fuel-cell cars. But the automaker is also looking beyond cars, anticipating an entire “hydrogen economy” where fuel cells have a variety of other uses.

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Study finds longer commutes associated with increased human exposure to TDCIPP, a known carcinogen

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2019 Audi E-Tron eligible for up to a $13,000 discount—if you first go to Costco

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If you love the Audi E-Tron electric SUV but the premium price has kept you from going for one so far, a deal good through the end of March might just provide the new numbers to make it happen.

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Researchers virtually ‘unwind’ lithium battery; strategies for improving design of cylindrical cells

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An international team led by researchers at UCL has revealed new insights into the workings of a commercial Li/MnO 2 primary battery by virtually “unrolling” its coil of electrode layers using an algorithm designed for papyrus scrolls.

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Hyundai drops the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid for 2020

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Hyundai’s decision to roll out its solar roof last week for the U.S. in the new version of the Sonata Hybrid—rather than the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid—seemed like a good albeit puzzling move. What piece of tech might it be saving for the plug-in, we wondered?

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NYC Mayor orders all-electric fleet by 2040 and end to expansion of fossil-fuel-related infrastructure

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week issued an executive order specifying the attainment of an all-electric “carbon-neutral” fleet by the year 2040. New York City operates more than 30,000 owned and leased vehicles (on-road and off-road), the largest municipal fleet in the United States. Under the executive order, New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and NYC Fleet are to issue and implement a Clean Fleet Transition Plan, updating it every two years.

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New passenger car registrations down 7.3% in Germany in January, but BEVs up 61.2% to account for 3% of all new reg

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In Germany (the largest car market in Europe), the 2020 registration year started with 246,300 newly registered passenger cars—7.3% less than in January 2019, according to figures from the German KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt).

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Audi E-Tron deal, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid done, Rivian origin story: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai’s retiring at least one plug-in hybrid product. There’s quite a deal right now on the Audi E-Tron SUV. We get a look back—way back—at Rivian’s original project. And Hyundai is still thinking about hydrogen fuel cells for much more than cars.

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ChargePoint and NATSO launch collaborative to expand EV charging along highways and in rural communities

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Charging network ChargePoint and NATSO, which represents America’s travel plazas and truckstops, are creating a National Highway Charging Collaborative to extend access to EV charging. Over the next decade, the Collaborative will leverage $1 billion in capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops that serve highway travelers and rural communities.

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