August, 2016

Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand

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Bosch is launching its new Coup eScooter sharing service in Berlin. Coup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch, now provides Berlin residents with a new mobility option featuring a simple pricing model. Customers can now find, reserve, and use their nearest eScooter at any time.

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Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

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A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless charging systems for various electric vehicles, but Evatran has now developed one specifically for Tesla's electric sedan.

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New Tesla Model S claims title of quickest production car in the world

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History books have been rewritten once again as Tesla can lay claim to the new Model S P100D being not only the quickest production car in the world, Tesla Model S Electric vehicles

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Infiniti introducing production-ready variable compression ratio engine at Paris Motor Show

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Infiniti will introduce a production-ready variable compression ratio engine VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) in September.

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XL Hybrids awarded DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot; testing of first diesel/XL3 combo at Argonne

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XL Hybrids, Inc. has been awarded test funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers Pilot (SBV). Testing validation and analysis of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Reach walk-in commercial vans will be performed at Argonne National Laboratory.

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DOE: California had highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population in US in 2015: 4.68 PEVs/1,000 people

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In 2015, only five states had more than two plug-in vehicles (PEVs) registered per 1,000 people, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). California had the highest concentration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with 4.68 PEVs per 1,000 people.

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Solar Impulse 2 used Kokam Ultra High Energy NMC batteries in round-the-world solar flight

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The Solar Impulse 2 —the solar airplane that recently completed a round-the-world flight— used batteries from Kokam, based on that company’s advanced Ultra High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide (Ultra High Energy NMC) technology. The Solar Impulse uses four 38.5

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EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

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Energy-associated CO 2 emissions from natural gas are expected to surpass those from coal for the first time since 1972, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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U Windsor team reports self-healing behavior of cracks in silicon-aluminum anodes for Li-ion batteries

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One well-known problem facing the use of high-capacity silicon anodes in rechargeable Li-ion batteries is lithiation-induced volume changes in silicon, resulting in fracture and fragmentation of the anode material, with corresponding capacity loss.

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Amtrak invests $2.4B for next-gen Alstom Avelia high-speed trainsets and infrastructure upgrades

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Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation Avelia Liberty high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45

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Mercedes unveils electric all-wheel drive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 show car; CCS charging up to 350 kW

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At Monterey Car Week, Mercedes unveiled the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. Designed as an electric car, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which measures almost six metres in length, features all-wheel drive provided by its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors.

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MIT, Novogy team engineers microbes for competitive advantage in industrial fermentation; the ROBUST strategy

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Researchers at MIT and startup Novogy have engineered bacteria and yeast ( Escherichia coli , Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica ) used as producer microbes in biofuel production to use rare compounds as sources of nutrients.

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LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, has licensed a low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber manufacturing process developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Earlier post.)

DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m investment in UK-based QinetiQ’s electric hub-drive technology.

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Berkeley Lab researchers devise ant-nest-like structure for promising Li-S electrodes

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Inspired by the structure of ant nests, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have devised a novel Li–S electrode featuring increased sulfur loading and sulfur/inactive-materials ratio to improve life and capacity.

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Ford’s new Dagenham Diesel EcoBlue engine production line reduces energy and water use by more than 50%

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The new Ford EcoBlue diesel engine production line at Dagenham Engine Plant will reduce water and energy consumption by more than 50%. Dagenham Engine Plant is Ford’s largest diesel engine production facility globally, and produced the first EcoBlue diesel engine ( earlier post ) in April this year.

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Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

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Opel will introduce the Ampera-e at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September. Ampera-e is the European cousin to the Chevy Bolt ( earlier post ), as the Ampera was to the Chevy Volt. In the run-up to the world premiere, Opel is touting the performance of the battery-electric vehicle.

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2017 Range Rover Sport gains new Ingenium 2.0L diesel as option; semi-autonomous driving tech

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For the 2017 Model Year, Range Rover Sport will debut the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine ( earlier post ), manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s own engine plant in Wolverhampton, UK.

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Orange EV taking orders for new Class 8 electric terminal truck

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Orange EV is accepting orders for its all-new T-Series battery-electric terminal truck.

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Fujitsu develops technology to enable high-speed deep learning

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Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed software technology that uses multiple GPUs to enable high-speed deep learning powered by the application of supercomputer software parallelization technology.

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GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

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Honda begins taking orders for NSX hybrid supercar in Japan; starting at US$236,000

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Honda Motor Co., began accepting applications in Japan for custom orders of the all-new NSX hybrid supercar ( earlier post ), which underwent a full redesign for the first time in 26 years since the introduction of the original NSX. Customer delivery will begin on 27 February 2017.

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Solid-state LiDAR company Quanergy raises $90M in Series B; valuation passes $1B

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Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions ( earlier post ), raised $90 million in Series B funding at a valuation well over $1 billion.

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ABI Research: highly automated driving to spark adoption of centralized advanced driver assistance systems

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As vehicles become highly independent and begin to drive and react to traffic on their own, autonomous systems will aggregate and process data from a variety of on-board sensors and connected infrastructure.

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2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) is in production and will arrive at US dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling.

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Urban Drive Cycle Testing shows a 26% mpg improvement on Ford Transits with XL Hybrids drive system

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XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results showing a 26% improvement in miles per gallon on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

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Audi developing electromechanical rotary dampers; potential for energy recuperation from suspension; 48V

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Audi is developing a prototype electromechanical rotary dampening system called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride. The eROT system also offers the potential for energy recuperation from the suspension.

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Nissan unveils working prototypes of electric BladeGlider

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In Rio de Janeiro, Nissan Motor unveiled working prototypes of its futuristic electric Nissan BladeGlider vehicle.

2016 90

ZF and ibeo to develop new 3D LiDAR technology; ZF takes 40% stake

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ZF has acquired a 40% stake in ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company, which was founded in 2009, is a developer of LiDAR technology and environmental recognition software with a particular focus on applications for autonomous driving ( earlier post ).

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Survey: Norwegian PHEVs drive electrically 55% of time, BEVs driven more in total and in everyday traffic

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Norway leads the European market for plug-in vehicles, with more than 105,000 units registered through May 2016. A recent survey of 8,000 vehicle owners in Norway by Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics found that plug-in hybrids there drive electrically with power from the grid 55% of the time (and 63% on work trips), while battery electric vehicles are driven more in total and in everyday traffic.

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VW boss Diess: brand to show near-production EV prototype at Paris; in market in 2019

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In an interview with Germany’s Wirtschafts Woche , Volkswagen brand boss Herbert Diess said that the company would present a near-production prototype of a new electric vehicle with the external dimensions of a VW Golf and the internal space of a Passat at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Diess said that the vehicle would be in the market in 2019, and offer a range between 400-600 km (249-373 miles) on a single charge.

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Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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Opinion: Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and not enough real future. You may, in short, be a lithium skeptic, one of many.

2016 85

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop next-gen autonomous driving cars; $300M joint project

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Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.

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Dahn team develops ethylene-carbonate-free electrolytes for better-performing high-voltage Li-ion cells

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Conventional electrolytes for Li-ion batteries contain ethylene carbonate (EC) and other additives. However, the cycling performance of Li-ion cells using these carbonate-based electrolytes has been poor at higher voltages (≥4.4

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thyssenkrupp and partners launch collaborative project EffiForm to lower Li-ion battery cost through improved formation cycling

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2016 85

U Maryland and US Army Research Lab furthering “water-in-salt” electrolyte Li-ion battery; targeting EV use

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University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) researchers are spearheading a public-private sector collaboration to further develop a lithium-ion battery that would be safer to operate and less costly to dispose of than those currently available on the market.

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