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Volkswagen demonstrates first successful real-world use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing

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Volkswagen AG has successfully demonstrated the world’s first live use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing.

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Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in Apex.AI; software for autonomous mobility

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Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Apex.AI , a a Palo Alto, California-based software company in the field of autonomous mobility. The investment will fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems, Apex.OS. Apex.AI

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Sono Motors looks for startup shortcuts to bring solar car to market

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Solar powered cars generally face one glaring, gamestopping hurdle: Today’s solar cells don’t produce enough power to drive a standard-sized car any distance. That would take more solar cells than there is space on top of a car. Don’t tell that to Sono Motors, though.

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BAE Systems and Jaunt Air Mobility to collaborate on electric energy management systems for urban air mobility platforms

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BAE Systems is collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electric energy management systems for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles through a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

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Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model X earn five-star safety rating in Europe

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So far, it’s hard to find an electric car for sale in the U.S. or European markets that isn’t also a top-notch safety performer.

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GM, LG Chem to form JV, invest $2.3B to build new EV battery cell plant in Ohio

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General Motors and LG Chem are partnering to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. Together, the companies will invest up to a total of $2.3 billion through a new, equally-owned joint venture company. The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio that will create more than 1,100 new jobs.

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OC&C survey finds US consumers lag behind major industrialized countries in embracing electric/hybrid vehicles

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Americans are much less likely than consumers in other major industrialized countries to purchase an electric vehicle or hybrid, largely because of concerns over access to charging stations away from home, according to a survey by global consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants.

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Volkswagen ID.3 makes UK debut at Tesco charging point

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Volkswagen ID.3 makes UK debut at Tesco charging point

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SK Innovation signs 6-year agreement with Glencore for up to 30K tonnes cobalt; batteries for 3M EVs

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SK Innovation has signed a six-year agreement with Glencore for up to around 30,000 tonnes of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025. Glencore projects approximately 30,000 tonnes of cobalt production per year through 2022 with its Katanga mine in Africa (DRC). SK Innovation said that by signing the contract with the world’s largest producer of cobalt, it has secured supply of a metal which is both core to battery production and in short supply.

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Top five things we learned this week

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With the slow wind-down for Christmas underway, the team at Leasing.com are rehearsing for our annual nativity play

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Adamas: despite global drop in EV sales, battery materials remain strong

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Following a reduction of buyer incentives in China earlier this year, the resultant drop in global monthly EV sales continued through October 2019, which saw a 19% reduction in passenger EV sales versus the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence. The global sales-weighted average passenger EV’s battery capacity—a metric that has increased relentlessly in recent years on the back of strong battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales—increased by a mere 0.5%

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INRIX study identifies routes with greatest potential for e-VTOL services

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A new study by INRIX has identified the routes with greatest potential where Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (e-VTOL) services could instantly provide fast, reliable trips to broad geographic areas. While the e-VTOL market is still in its infancy, the potential is massive over the long run to reshape commuting and development patterns, INRIX said.

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SAE International to launch pre-competitive research project to improve EV charging station and network security

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SAE International plans to form an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) charging system security, leading to a more secure implementation of Plug & Charge for ISO 15118 and CHAdeMO 2.0 protocols. The project will result in the creation a strong two-way authentication method between the EV, the charging station and the network that will support advanced charging capabilities, improve security and ensure information privacy.

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