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U of Sydney researchers find evidence of how hydrogen causes steel embrittlement

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In a first, University of Sydney researchers have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of steels. When hydrogen moves into steel, it makes the metal become brittle, leading to catastrophic failures.

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Sony Vision-S concept electric car unveiled at CES looks at a connected near-future

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Sony's surprise Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wasn't a new PlayStation, smartphone, or Betamax.

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2019: The year in review

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Last year saw a lot of progress and change in the world of electric vehicles. Record registrations, more visibility on a global level, infrastructure improvements and the launch of some extremely important cars have defined the year. Here are the biggest moments from 2019

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First drive review: Volkswagen Golf 2020

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This is peak family hatchback

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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The Rhodium Group, an independent research provider, estimates that, after a sharp uptick in 2018, US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 2.1% in 2019 based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption.

2020 311

Toyota’s top-selling US hybrid isn’t the Prius

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The top-selling Toyota hybrid vehicle in the U.S. over the past year wasn’t part of the Prius family—or, technically, a passenger car. In 2019, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid wins that crown.

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Hyundai Motor Group to double its EV fleet by 2025

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Hyundai Motor Group, which comprises Hyundai and Kia, has committed to spending more than £66bn over the next five years on vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and other new technologies and initiatives. This will take the line-up of electrified vehicles from its current 24 up to 44 by 2025

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 km 2 ) site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City , it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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Why the Toyota RAV4 is the best hybrid for the US market

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Sometimes the market speaks decisively about what it wants, and we can make a tremendous impact by simply playing matchmaker rather than pushing back. That’s how we’d sum our feelings about the RAV4 Hybrid Limited we had at our annual Best Car To Buy roundup this past fall.

2020 105

2019 Kia e-Niro 64 kWh ‘First Edition’ review

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The Kia e-Niro brings an exciting proposition to the electric car segment – stylish, well-equipped, practical and with a range of more than 280 miles. This is an electric car you can own without having to make any compromises

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Top ten affordable footballers’ cars

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We could write a jealousy-tinged Top 10 most expensive footballers cars article, full of gaudy wraps and extravagant sports cars, but sometimes it’s more interesting to look at the opposite end of the scale and if there are any footballers who drive, y’know, normalish cars

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Younger persons are still less likely to have a driver’s license than in the 1980s

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by Michael Sivak. Since 2011 , I have periodically examined changes in the proportion of persons with a driver’s license as a function of age. The previous study compared data for 1983 (as the baseline) with those for 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

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Study: Global interest in electric cars surging, autonomous tech stalling

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Here in the U.S., automakers are making huge investments in research and development for advanced vehicle features and autonomous technology, while several automakers—Toyota, for instance, and recently Honda—are being cautious about investing in an electric-car future.

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Bentley eyeing up solid-state batteries

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Despite access to VW Group's expertise, Bentley isn't planning on launching its first EV until 2025. However, when it does go electric, the British brand has hinted that it might use solid-state batteries. Intriguingly, Chinese brand Enovate may be the first to release a solid-state EV to the road

2020 59

Fiat 500 and Panda become first hybrid models for manufacturer

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The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda will be the first FCA models to adopt the group’s new hybrid technology, arriving in the UK from February and March 2020 respectively

2020 32

Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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Panasonic, in collaboration with electric utility vehicle maker Tropos Motors, revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles at CES.

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CES: Fisker Ocean gets a $37,499 price tag, but still no word on batteries or build site

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Henrik Fisker's latest startup vehicle brand took to the pre-CES scrum Sunday with what it says is a production version of the Ocean crossover. What Fisker hasn't confirmed yet are where the Ocean will be built, or which company will supply the batteries to provide its 300-mile electric range.

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Why Mazda thinks a small battery is better for the MX-30

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Mazda revealed its first EV – the MX-30 SUV – at the Tokyo Motor Show and we were more than a bit taken aback by its puny battery. At just 35.5kWh it is smaller even than that in a B-segment Renault ZOE, but Mazda reckons that's all we need as well as it being better for the environment

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Top automotive events and launches for 2020

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Have you got your eyes on a particular upcoming car, but are unsure when it’s going to be available to order? Or maybe you want to attend one of the big motoring events around the globe to see what the future holds for the automotive industry

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Fiat 500 and Panda first FCA models to be fitted with new mild-hybrid technology

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The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda will be the first FCA models to adopt the group’s new hybrid technology.

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Hum-dinger: General Motors reportedly to revive Hummer name as GMC electric truck

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A Wall Street Journal report Friday indicated that General Motors would revive the Hummer name as soon as 2022, but instead use the name for an all-electric pickup in the GMC family.

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NREL study finds high-pressure hydrogen pipeline system could potentially make hydrogen cost-competitive with gasoline

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A new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concludes that a high-pressure, scalable, intra-city hydrogen pipeline system could improve the economics and logistics of hydrogen delivery, making it potentially cost-competitive with gasoline. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

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Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certifications; full NG engine portfolio now certified near zero

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Cummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its B6.7N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport ISX12N and L9N engines, the B6.7N meets California ARB optional Low NO x standard of 0.02

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IONITY orders 324 350kW EV chargers from ABB for second phase of expansion

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ABB has received an order for a further 324, 350 kW high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers from IONITY. The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of the IONITY network expansion. Financial details of the order were not disclosed.

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Xtrac showcasing P1316 e-axle, developed for FIA World Rallycross

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Transmission technology specialist Xtrac is showcasing its new P1316 e-axle developed for the first electric-powered cars to compete in the 2021 to 2024 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Autosport International in the UK. P1316 E-World Rally Cross Transmission.

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Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo

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Fisker is pricing its new Ocean electric SUV with an MSRP of US $37,499. After the US federal tax credit is applied, the cost of the Fisker Ocean drops to a starting price of US$29,999 (US).

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Oxbotica and Navtech start joint development of integrated radar-based navigation & perception system

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Oxbotica, a developer of autonomous vehicle software, and Navtech, a global radar solution company, are developing a radar-based navigation and perception system to be launched this year.

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Visteon collaborates with Tencent to launch SmartCore domain controller on new Aion LX electric vehicle platform from GAC

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Visteon Corporation demonstrated its newest SmartCore—the first production cockpit domain controller with a third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform—which will be launched on Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group’s (GAC) new pure electric vehicle platform, Aion LX.

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Nissan showcases new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology with Ariya electric concept at CES; e-4ORCE

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Nissan has developed new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE for electric vehicles. The technology provides instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced, predictable power and handling on par with many premium sports cars.

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Velodyne Lidar introduces its smallest lidar sensor at CES: the $100 Velabit

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced Velabit, Velodyne’s smallest sensor, at CES 2020. The Velabit leverages Velodyne’s lidar technology and manufacturing partnerships for cost optimization and high-volume production.

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Hyundai Motor presents urban smart mobility solution UAM-PBV-Hub; air mobility

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Hyundai Motor Company unveiled at CES 2020 its vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities.

2020 212

UCSF team finds significant increase in injuries for e-scooter riders

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Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have found a significant increase in e-scooter injuries and hospital admissions between 2014 and 2018—particularly over the last year—with people aged 18 to 34 years becoming the most injured group. Nearly one-third of patients had a head injury, more than double the rate of head injuries experienced by bicyclists. An open-access paper on their study is published in the journal JAMA Surgery.

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US urban congestion decreased from 2014 to 2018

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) produces annual congestion measurements for the 52 largest urban areas in the United States using data from the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS).

2020 195

Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Company announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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ORNL researchers advance performance benchmark for quantum computers

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a quantum chemistry simulation benchmark to evaluate the performance of quantum devices and guide the development of applications for future quantum computers.

2020 195

Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

2020 195

E4Tech: ~1.1 GW of fuel cell capacity shipped in 2019, up 40% from 2018; led by fuel cell vehicles

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A new report from specialist international sustainable energy consultancy E4tech finds that approximately 1.1 GW of fuel cell capacity shipped worldwide in 2019, up 40% on 2018. The driving force for the market continues to be fuel cell vehicles, led by Japan’s Toyota and South Korea’s Hyundai. Between them, these two companies account for two-thirds of 2019’s shipped fuel cell capacity. With burgeoning bus, truck and van markets added in, vehicles accounted for more than 900 MW of the 1.1

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