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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.

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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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Top five things we learned this week

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So far this week we’ve learned that Donald Trump is never far away from starting World War 3, while Harry and Megan are sick of warring with the press and want to resign from royal life

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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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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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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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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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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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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. The SmartCore application on the Aion LX is the product of the collaboration by the three parties through a cooperative technology initiative announced one year ago at CES 2019. The new SmartCore intelligent cockpit is integrated with the Tencent Auto Intelligence (TAI) system and the third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform for the Aion LX, which is scheduled to launch in early 2020. SmartCore application for GAC is first to power three cockpit domains. Visteon’s SmartCore domain controller is helping vehicle manufacturers transition to the intelligent cockpit by consolidating electronic control units (ECUs) independently to operate multiple displays and applications throughout the cockpit—keeping occupants informed and entertained while bringing advantages in weight, power consumption and cost. Visteon was the first Tier 1 supplier to launch a cockpit domain controller on a production vehicle (in early 2018). The Aion LX is the first production SmartCore application to power three cockpit domains—including the instrument cluster, infotainment and a body control interface that allows the user to adjust the seats, exterior mirrors and cabin temperature with the swipe of a finger. As the industry’s first mass-produced smart cockpit domain controller, Visteon’s SmartCore not only demonstrates Visteon’s strong integration ability as the industry’s cockpit electronics leader, but also marks a new era of mass-produced smart cockpits. On the Aion LX, SmartCore incorporates Tencent’s TAI solutions to enable user interaction and control based on voice recognition, offering users a compelling new digital experience. The system leverages the third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform to provide powerful computing and AI capabilities for the next-generation cockpit system, with high-performance CPU and GPU cores, support for six to eight display screens, power intelligent voice interaction, augmented reality and image processing. In the future, Visteon and GAC R&D will continue to cooperate to promote the development of intelligent technologies related to the digital cockpit, centralized computing and automated driving. Controls and controllers HMI

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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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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.

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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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2020 Nissan Leaf preview: More safety features, bigger touchscreen for EV compact car

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The Nissan Leaf electric hatchback has steadily evolved since its debut in 2010.

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Harman audio system for EVs could help boost range, allow OTA upgrades

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Range numbers aren’t just a deterrent for electric-car ownership; they’re a source of anxiety for automakers developing EVs.

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Bollinger Motors formalizes its B1 and B2 electric trucks with patent filings

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Bollinger Motors announced Wednesday that it has filed for patent protection for its electric trucks, as the company moves toward expected announcements of the models’ production location and partner company.

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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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With Geely, Daimler sends Smart electric-car brand to China

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Mercedes-Benz and Geely announced on Wednesday that its fully electric city-car brand, Smart, is going Chinese.

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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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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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BMW cranks up the swank for CES riders with i3 Urban Suite concept

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Americans especially can get stuck in a bigger-is-better mentality—and services like Uber Black, which tends to equate larger vehicles with greater luxury, don’t help in any green gains claimed by such services.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring preview: All-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid puts luxury first

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With the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring, Lincoln has its second plug-in hybrid crossover and the smallest vehicle in its lineup with a hybrid system.

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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.

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Byton announces content partners for its very connected electric cars

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Just two years ago at CES, Byton revealed the M-Byte, a sleek, fully electric SUV that drew a whole lot of attention at the show especially for two reasons: its jaw-dropping 48-inch Shared Experience Display that spanned the full width of the dash, and its projected $45k starting price.

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Charging the Best Car To Buy nominees: A drama in three acts

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East Ellijay, Georgia, might be considered part of the outermost exurbs north of metro Atlanta, or a gateway to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where in October Internet Brands Automotive editors rounded up the cohort of Best Car To Buy nominees for Green Car Reports, Motor Authority, and The Car Connection. A charging station there was. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2020

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Sony electric car, Avatar-inspired Mercedes-Benz, Bollinger patents: Today’s Car News

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Sony created its own electric car. Mercedes-Benz embraced science fiction while discussing a more eco-conscious battery future. And Bollinger takes a next step toward producing its heavy-duty electric trucks. This and more, today at Green Car Reports.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid are best, inside Byton and a special BMW i3: Today’s Car News

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Toyota is doing good with its Corolla and RAV4 hybrids—and in the case of the RAV4, selling a lot of them. Byton says more about who’s providing content for its very large screen. BMW reworked some i3’s for limo duty. This and more, today at Green Car Reports.

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DOE launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Energy Storage Grand Challenge , a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies. The Grand Challenge builds on the $158-million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request.

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