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NIO Power completes more than 500,000 EV battery swaps

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As of 26 May 2020, NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 EV battery swaps in China, becoming one of NIO’s most well-received power services.

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In California, Tesla Model 3 outsells Civic, Corolla, Accord, Camry

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The top-selling car in California is now an electric car, and it’s one that was designed, engineered, and built there: the Tesla Model 3.

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BMW cancels i8 replacement but M5 EV is on its way

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The BMW i8 was way ahead of its time. A proper PHEV supercar, even today the early gen cars' technology stands up to scrutiny against newer PHEVs. Alas, it isn't destined to be replaced – the Vision M Next project having been quietly canned. But don't despair; an electric M5 is on its way

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New Volkswagen Arteon revealed in design sketch

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Volkswagen has revealed initial details about the second generation Arteon ahead of its reveal later this month

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PEUGEOT introducing electric e-Traveler van

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The new PEUGEOT e-Traveler electric van offers two battery capacities (50 kWh, 18 modules or 75 kWh, 27 modules) for up to 330 km (205 miles) of range in the WLTP certification cycle.

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EV charging, carbon reduction included in $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Electric-car charging, hydrogen infrastructure, and penalties for greenhouse-gas-offending states were included in the long-anticipated U.S. House of Representatives transportation bill, released Wednesday.

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Site sought for Tesla Gigafactory UK

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With the car industry limping back into life after an unprecedented shut-down due to Coronavirus there is renewed focus on the need for a gigafactory-style facility here in the UK. In the latest development, it would seem that Tesla itself has cast its eyes back to these shores and is actively seeking a suitable location for a new facility

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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A consortium comprising Engie Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and four European universities is implementing the HYFLEXPOWER project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Grant Agreement 884229).

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Kia Stinger sport sedan might switch to electric, hints design boss

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The Kia Stinger may need to go electric in order to survive, Kia design boss Karim Habib hinted in a recent interview with Top Gear. "As

2020 134

EVs could knock 12 per cent off UK emissions

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We all know that cars contribute a sizeable proportion of the country's carbon dioxide pollution, but assessing just how much isn't an exact science. More to the point, the effect on emissions if everyone switched to EVs overnight hasn't been clear – until now. According to a new academic paper, 12 per cent of UK emissions could be wiped out by switching to electric cars

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Mini Countryman: design, efficiency and technology upgrades feature in refreshed model

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The Mini Countryman has been given a host of upgrades for 2020 as Mini hope to sustain the popularity of the biggest and most versatile model in their line-up

2020 55

Yanmar developing hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications

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Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell technology for automobiles, as part of efforts to offer environment-friendly powertrain solutions.

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World's largest commercial electric airplane flown for 30 minutes, can go 100 miles

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A milestone in the quest to develop electric commercial aircraft occurred last week. The world's largest commercial electric airplane took to the skies, flying for 30 minutes over Moses Lake, Washington.

2020 132

Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services B.V. ZES) , an enterprise aimed at making inland waterway shipping more sustainable.

2020 298

IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year—from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency—the International Energy Agency said in a new report.

2020 292

Nissan in final development stages of e-FORCE electric all-wheel drive system

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Currently in final development stages, Nissan’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology for electric vehicles ( earlier post ) strikes a balance between performance and control—delivering excitement at the push of the accelerator while still ensuring comfort for everyone in the car.

2020 286

Nikola orders enough electrolysis equipment from Nel to produce 40,000 kg of hydrogen per day

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Nikola Corporation, which is making its public-trading debut on the NASDAQ today (NKLA), signed a purchase order with Nel ASA for 85-megawatt alkaline electrolyzers to support five of the world’s first 8-tonne-per-day hydrogen fueling stations.

2020 281

ARPA-E adds five new funding topics to FOA to advance critical energy innovation

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ARPA-E recently added five new topics to the “Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas,” a funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001953 ) that enables ARPA-E to investigate potential new program areas. The program is designed to support early stage, transformative energy technologies.

2020 281

Zinc8 Energy Solutions creates wholly owned US Subsidiary in New York State

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Canada-based Zinc8 Energy Solutions has created a wholly owned US subsidiary in New York state named Zinc8 Energy Solutions (USA) Inc.

2020 274

Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus ( earlier post ) to its fleet for testing until 12 June.

2020 274

Vitesco Technologies chooses ROHM Semiconductor as preferred partner for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices

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The powertrain business area of Continental, Vitesco Technologies, a leading supplier in the field of vehicle electrification, and ROHM Semiconductor, a leading company in SiC power semiconductors, signed a development partnership, beginning in June 2020.

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Groupe PSA & Punch Powertrain to form second JV to expand electrification partnership; DT2 for MHEV and PHEV

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Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to establish a second Joint Venture and to expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification.

2020 265

Nuro partners with CVS on autonomous prescription deliveries in Houston

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Nuro is working with CVS Pharmacy to provide the delivery of presriptions and essentials by autonomous vehicles in Houston, Texas. More than 76% of people in the United States live within five miles of a CVS Pharmacy; every day, CVS serves 4.5 million customers across the country.

JATO Dynamics: 17% of new passenger car registrations in Europe in April were electrified

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As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April. Volume fell from 1.34 million units in April 2019 to 292,600 vehicles in April 2020, according to JATO Dynamics.

2020 259

Duke researchers boost electrolyzer productivity with microfibrous flow-through electrode; 12.5- to 50-times greater than conventional

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Ben Wiley, a professor of chemistry at Duke University and his team are investigating how nano- and microstructured porous electrodes can improve the productivity of hydrogen generation in a zero-gap, flow-through alkaline water electrolyzer.

2020 259

In UK, Beacon Rail Leasing contracts for 15 Clayton Equipment hybrid shunting locomotives

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Clayton Equipment, the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes, has agreed a contract with Beacon Rail Leasing for the supply of 15 Hybrid CBD90 shunting locomotives along with options for a period of three years.

2020 254

WSU, PNNL researchers develop viable sodium battery

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House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America ( INVEST in America ) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats, led by Chair DeFazio, released earlier this year.

2020 241

CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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The number of available and announced models of zero-emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment in the United States and Canada is on track to rise nearly 78% by the end of 2020 compared to year-end 2019, according to the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory ( ZETI ), a product of CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program.

2020 241

HYBRIT JV planning to begin building demo plant for fossil-free steel in 2023

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, the partners in the joint venture HYBRIT ( earlier post ), are preparing for the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of fossil-free steel on an industrial scale. Consultations have begun for deciding on placement of the plant in Norrbotten, Sweden.

2020 240

Lufthansa, ETH Zürich, Climeworks & Synhelion to cooperate on Sustainable Aviation Fuels; CO2 capture & solar thermochemical conversion

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Representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich), with ETH spin-offs Climeworks and Synhelion , have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation to accelerate the market launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).

2020 240

ams introduces new position sensors for high-speed electric motors for vehicles

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ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, has introduced new position sensors that lower system cost and enhance electrification of safety-critical vehicle functions such as power steering, active damper control, and braking for safer, smarter, and greener cars.

2020 222

Co-Optima report highlights most significant R&D achievements in FY2019

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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% in 2019, according to figures presented by the US DOE. During that same period, Europe saw its plug-in vehicle sales share reach 3.0%.

2020 222

Using cloud charging data to estimate EV battery life

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A team from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, with colleagues from Tsinghua University and China Electric Power Research Institute, have developed a method to estimate EV battery life based on cloud data. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

2020 222

Octillion supplying Lightning Systems with batteries for medium-duty electric trucks, new mobile charger

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Octillion Power Systems , a provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, is working with Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial vehicles. The collaboration will produce Class 6 electric trucks (up to 12.5

2020 209

New low-cost and high-performance multinary intermetallic compound as active electrocatalyst for hydrogen production

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A team comprising scientists who specialize in structure materials at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a high-performance electrocatalyst based on an innovative concept originally for developing alloys.

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