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Tokyo Tech catalyst enables lower-temperature synthesis of ammonia; energy and GHG savings

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an improved catalyst for the synthesis of ammonia by taking the common dehydrating agent calcium hydride and adding fluoride to it.

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Tesla Model S is already at an EPA-cycle 400 miles of range, Musk says

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in January that a 400-mile range for the Model S isn’t far away Musk wasn’t exaggerating. Today he revealed that the company’s flagship electric sedan passed the 400-mile mark about two months ago.

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Orleans Métropole in France acquiring 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses

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Orleans Métropole (France) has selected Irizar e-mobility for the supply of 29 Irizar ie tram zero emissions electric buses.

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Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020.

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Arcola Energy and Optare launch Metrodecker H2 hydrogen fuel cell double-deck bus

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Arcola Energy Ltd and Optare Group Ltd launched a hydrogen fuel cell double-deck bus product for UK and international markets. With both bus and power system built in the UK, the team believes the new bus will make an important contribution to city air quality and a low carbon economic recovery.

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SK Innovation to build second EV battery plant in US, increasing investment to $2.5B

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SK Innovation announced plans for additional investment in its US battery business, following approval by the SK Innovation Board of Directors to fund the start of construction of a second electric vehicle battery plant in Georgia.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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Last year, 85.0% of all new medium- and heavy-buses (over 3.5 tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0%

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LG Chem investing $53M to expand carbon nanotube production; targeting EVs and batteries

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LG Chem will invest about 65 billion KRW (US$ 53 million) by Q1 of next year to expand the production of carbon nanotubes (CNT) by 1,200 tons at its Yeosu plant in Korea. Once the expansion is made, LG Chem will have a total production capacity of 1,700 tons.

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PNNL team develops carbon nanotube-silicon microspheres as high-performance Li-ion anodes

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Silicon is an appealing anode material for Li-ion batteries because it can hold about 10 times the electrical charge per gram compared to graphite. However, silicon suffers from large volume change during lithiation/delithiation, leading to structure failure.

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Solaris to introduce 15m electric bus this year; urban and inter-city

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Solaris will introduce a 15-meter (49-foot) Urbino electric bus to its portfolio. Up until now, Solaris offered only city buses; the 15-meter version of the Urbino will also meet requirements of inter-city transport.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: What to expect from its mpg-boosting solar roof

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Those who live in sunny climates—especially warm ones—see the shady spots in a parking lot as the hot commodity.

2020 107

Polestar 2 electric car will offer a new generation of safety systems

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Volvo built its reputation on safety, and that same focus seems to have translated to the Swedish automaker's Polestar division. The upcoming Polestar 2 electric car will debut a new generation of safety systems, according to a press release from the automaker.

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Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally

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Toyota has reaffirmed its position as the global leader in hybrids, surpassing yet another sales milestone. The automaker has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997, according to a press release from Toyota's European division.

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New MOF can efficiently separate biobutanol from fermentation broth

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An international research collaboration has developed a novel, porous, and hydrophobic metal–organic framework (MOF) based on copper ions and carborane–carboxylate ligands that can efficiently separate biobutanol from the broth of fermented biomass needed for the fuel’s production.

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Bollinger Motors lays the foundation for electric work trucks of all kinds

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Although there are plenty of electric trucks in the works, Detroit-based Bollinger Motors is one of the few all-electric efforts aiming to produce what many serious work-truck users need as a foundation: the B2 Chassis Cab.

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Aramco, KAUST team finds hybrid gasoline compression-ignition architecture can reduce GHG 26-55% vs. conventional SI

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Researchers from Saudi Aramco and KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), with a colleague from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, assessed the effects of adopting 4 hybrid architectures on the life-cycle GHG emissions of a novel high-reactivity fuel in an advanced compression-ignition engine (GCI).

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Survey: 70% of Americans are electric-car virgins, same GM EV1 barriers persist today

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Almost a decade after the first modern, mainstream, electric cars went on sale, myths and misconceptions persist. A J.D. Power survey released Tuesday suggests that may be partly because most Americans still haven't driven an EV.

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All 2020 Hyundai hybrids have a clever 12-volt lithium-ion accessory battery

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Hyundai’s electric vehicles, the Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric, are already established as among the top few most efficient EVs.

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Virginia Tech team demonstrates green manufacturing method for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have demonstrated a green and more sustainable manufacturing method for LIBs in which no hazardous organic solvent is used during electrode manufacturing and recycling. A paper on their work is published in the journal iScience.

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CHAdeMO 3.0 fast charging for EVs revealed, might be backward-compatible with CCS

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Electric cars still lack a unified standard for DC fast charging, but the latest version of the CHAdeMO charging standard comes closer to achieving that goal. CHAdeMO 3.0

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Chicago acts to keep city from becoming a charging desert

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Electric-car charging infrastructure in Chicago could use a boost, and the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance Friday meant to pave the way for that.

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2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback goes 7% more miles, costs slightly more than SUV

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For at least a short time, the swoopier, racier-looking 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback—the version that looks faster—is a step ahead of the E-Tron SUV in something that definitely matters: range.

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Lordstown Motors tours former GM plant where they’ll build electric pickups

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Lordstown Motors was created to build electric pickup trucks at a former General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. While work to launch the truck, named Endurance, is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lordstown released a short video tour of the factory.

2020 94

U Texas team uses tellurium as cathode additive to improve Li-S performance

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Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that introducing tellurium (Te) into a Li-Sulfur system as a cathode additive significantly improves the reversibility of Li plating/stripping by forming a tellurized and sulfide-rich solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer on the Li surface.

2020 96

Never mind the cheap gas; survey points to strong interest in mpg

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Conventional wisdom says low gas prices are poison to sales of fuel-efficient cars, but a new survey indicates that may not be the case. Despite average gas prices of less than $2.00

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ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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In March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3% across the EU, as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 lead to the closure of dealerships, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association).

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Wireless charging demo for trucks: 20 kw across 11 inches, 92% efficiency

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Wireless charging for passenger cars has been slow to take off, but a recent demonstration shows the potential of the technology for commercial trucks.

2020 91

Rivian-built Lincoln electric SUV project canceled due to "current environment"

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A Lincoln electric SUV based on Rivian's "skateboard" chassis, and intended to be built at the startup's Illinois factory, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The news was first reported by Automotive News, and subsequently confirmed by Lincoln and Rivian to Green Car Reports.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 million units in March 2020, down by 39% from March 2019. This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales.

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ARPA-E to award $28M to develop ultrahigh-temperature materials for gas turbine applications

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ARPA-E announced up to $28 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002337 ) for a new program, ULtrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE).

2020 88

CATL expands partnerships with VDL and Quantron in Europe for commercial vehicle electrification

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), the global leading EV battery manufacturer, is expanding partnerships with VDL Bus & Coach B.V. and Quantron AG to optimize local product solutions and services for commercial vehicle electrification in Europe.

2020 88

Audi offering plug-in hybrid version of A6 Avant wagon

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Audi is offering its successful full-size station wagon A6 Avant as a plug-in hybrid: The new A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro has a system output of 270 kW (367 PS) (combined fuel consumption 2.1–1.9 l/100 km (112.0–123.8 123.8 US mpg); combined electric power consumption of 18.1–17.6

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Leading titanium producer cuts planned production 32% due to impact of COVID-19

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Russian titanium producer VSMPO-AVISMA has cut its 2020 production plans by some 32% in response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on key end-use markets.

2020 88

Average fuel economy for MY 2019 light-duty vehicles was 95% better than MY 1975

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The average production-weighted fuel economy for all new light-duty vehicles in model year (MY) 2019 was 95% better than in MY 1975, while average horsepower was 78% higher and weight was 1% higher, according to the 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report.

2020 88

Xpeng launches P7 EV in China; up to 706 km NEDC

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Xpeng Motors launched its P7 long-range, high-performance, fast-charging intelligent EV sports sedan—its second production model. Earlier post.)

2020 88

Audi to quit DTM touring car racing series after this season

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Audi will not extend its commitment in the DTM touring car racing series beyond the 2020 season. The management board of AUDI AG made this decision also in light of the economic challenges due to the corona pandemic and communicated it to ITR e.V., the DTM’s umbrella organization, on Monday.

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