August, 2020

Hamburger Hochbahn issues tender for 50 fuel cell buses

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG has launched a tender for the delivery of up to 50 fuel cell buses for the years 2021 to 2025. The invitation to tender consists of four lots. Hochbahn will purchase both pure fuel cell hybrid buses and battery-electric buses in which the fuel cell serves as a range extender.

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Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

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To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000.

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Review: Skoda Octavia

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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Amazon announced the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date: more than 1,800 battery-electric eVito and eSprinter from Mercedes-Benz Vans will be delivered to Amazon starting this year to be used across Europe.

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Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors

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UC Riverside (UCR) engineers have developed a way to recycle PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Energy Storage.

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years.

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NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China.

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Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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Cambridge researchers develop standalone device that makes formic acid from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

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Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

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Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures.

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Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains while adding and enhancing features

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Commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Lightning Systems is lowering the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles.

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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC) that would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). Ammonia-fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier (AFAGC).

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VW expanding EV engineering capability in US; high-voltage lab in Chattanooga

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Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American center for electric vehicles—not only for assembly, but for engineering the EVs of the future.

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CARB to consider low NOx heavy-duty omnibus regulation on 27 August

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The California Air Resources Board will consider the proposed Heavy-Duty Low NO x Omnibus Regulation on 27 August 2020. The proposed regulation is intended to ensure reductions in smog-forming NO x and protect communities most impacted by air pollution.

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Mercedes-Benz eActros electric trucks moving to Rotterdam and The Hague

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After about a year of intensive practical use by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland, eight of the purely battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros trucks are now successively going to new customers in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Hyundai Heavy completes world’s first LNG-fueled very large container ship (VLCS)

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group became the world’s first shipyard to construct an LNG-fueled very large container ship (VLCS).

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Clariant announces 4th license deal for sunliquid technology; first Bulgarian cellulosic ethanol project

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Specialty chemical company Clariant and Eta Bio, a company of the Pavlovi family, running a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have signed a license agreement for Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology.

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New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

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The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for Hiringa Energy to establish New Zealand’s first nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations.

TUM team finds Bitcoin accounts for 2/3 of total energy consumption of cryptocurrencies

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Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have analyzed 20 cryptocurrencies—accounting for more than 98% of the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies—and found that Bitcoin accounts for 2/3 of the total energy consumption of cryptocurrencies.

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MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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MAHLE introduces new modular filter concept for fuel cell applications

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MAHLE has developed two standardized air filter solutions for fuel cells.

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34 states produced a total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2018

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A total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel was produced in the United States in 2018 with production in 34 states, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California. Boost Charger is the first battery-integrated ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charger deployed in the US.

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Qualcomm, partners launching new CV2X pilot in Honolulu

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On the heels of the C-V2X direct communications program launch last week in San Diego, Qualcomm announced the launch of a new C-V2X pilot program in Honolulu. Applied Information will exclusively implement C-V2X technologies developed by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

Hyliion and Dana partner with Idealease to demonstrate hybrid system for Class 8 trucks

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Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

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Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO recently introduced the eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters. The FUSO eCanter SensorCollect is a concept garbage collection truck based on the all-electric eCanter.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St.

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US$105M WESTKÜSTE100 green hydrogen project receives funding approval from German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs

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The consortium behind the WESTKÜSTE100 project received the go-ahead and funding approval from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy that will make it Germany’s first hydrogen project included in the “real-world laboratories fostering the energy transition” program.

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Brown team develops new catalyst for highly efficient conversion of CO2 into C2+ products

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A team of Brown University researchers has fine-tuned a copper catalyst to produce complex hydrocarbons—C 2+ products—from CO 2 with high efficiency. An open-access paper on the work is published in Nature Communications.

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Hyundai Motor turns IONIQ into a brand dedicated to EVs; E-GMP platform

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Hyundai Motor Company has launched the IONIQ brand, which will be dedicated to battery electric vehicles. Under the IONIQ brand, Hyundai Motor will introduce three new dedicated models over the next four years with more innovative models to follow.

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World’s largest V2G site: A London double-decker electric bus garage

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London already has the largest electric bus fleet of anywhere in Europe. And now it’s hosting the trial site of the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site.

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Study: US could save up to $70 billion annually if EVs were widespread

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Electric cars don't just save the environment, they also save lots of money, according to a new Northwestern University study.

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CARB approves Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus Regulation; to cut NOx 90%

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The California Air Resources Board has approved a multi-pronged regulation that will significantly reduce NO x emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks.

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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Volkswagen is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. Sales of both models are starting now. The Golf eHybrid is designed for maximum comfort and delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS).

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Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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Porsche Digital has spun off its own company in the field of e-mobility, thereby expanding its digital business portfolio. &Charge” offers a digital platform through which users can obtain credit for their online purchases for electric mobility.

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Used Teslas sell very fast compared to other models, data confirms

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As overall demand for used cars slows due to the coronavirus pandemic, used Teslas are selling faster than other electric cars.

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