Mon.Sep 21, 2020

Daimler reveals long-haul hydrogen fuel-cell semi for series production in late 2020s

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After confirming earlier this year that it would end fuel-cell development for passenger cars to focus on commercial trucks, Daimler on Thursday unveiled a long-haul fuel-cell semi truck that will begin customer trials in 2023. The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 is based on the brand's current Actros semi.

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Novozymes launches Fiberex platform for conversion of corn fiber to ethanol

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Novozymes launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility.

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Musk: Battery Day tech will go high-volume in 2022, help offset cell shortage

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Ahead of Tesla’s Battery Day event, to be held Tuesday, September 22, CEO Elon Musk Monday explained via Twitter that while it plans to increase battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG, CATL, and perhaps other partners, it still anticipates battery shortages starting in 2022 “unless we also take action ourselves.”

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Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US

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The city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the US.

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Report: Cadillac making charger investment mandatory for dealers, as brand moves mostly electric

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As it prepares to launch multiple all-electric models, Cadillac is requiring dealerships to install charging stations, according to a recent Automotive News report. The price of upgrades for the transition to electric cars is estimated at $200,000 per dealership, according to the report.

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MZK Pi?a buying five Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses

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Solaris has won a tender announced by the public transport operator Miejski Zak?ad ad Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Pi?a a for the supply of five Urbino 12 electric buses including the charging infrastructure. The deliveries will be completed in April 2022.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup: Towing 11,000 pounds up Davis Dam Grade, in scorching heat

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The Davis Dam Grade, located along a stretch of State Route 68 between Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam, ascends from 550 feet elevation to 3,500 feet in just 11.4 miles. It’s a demanding climb in any vehicle; but it’s more than that.

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Rivian towing, Polestar carbon footprint, Nikola’s Milton steps down: Today’s Car News

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Polestar pledges to be transparent about carbon footprint. Rivian teases the towing capability of its R1T electric truck. Daimler targets electrified long-haul trucking with fuel cells. Cadillac is making some big asks of its dealerships.

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Ricardo report supports vehicle to infrastructure connectivity deployment

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Momentum is growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure.

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New Citroen C4 and e-C4 revealed ahead of autumn 2020 launch

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Citroen has revealed the e-C4 and all-new C4 via a virtual showroom hosted by motoring journalist and racing driver Rebecca Jackson

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Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits

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By Randal Beattie, President, SAKOR Technologies Inc. Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology.

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Sweden introduces GHG reduction mandate for aviation fuel for 2021, increasing to 27% in 2030

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Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September the introduction of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden in 2021. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually increase to 27% in 2030. Earlier this year, Norway introduced a 0.5% biofuel blending mandate.

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