Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The KAMAZ 6282 uses lithium-titanate batteries, and has a range of 70 km on one charge. The electric bus is charged in 6-12 minutes with ultrafast charging stations using a half-pantograph.

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Wind-powered transatlantic car carrier could cut carbon emissions by 90%

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Sailing ships were once the backbone of international commerce, and now a Swedish shipbuilder is trying to give sails a high-tech update in order to reduce emissions.

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Havyard establishes company for hydrogen power for ships

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For several years now, the Norway-based marine and maritime technology company Havyard Group has carried out research and development work on hydrogen propulsion for large vessels, for example through the Pilot E project, in order to develop a large-scale maritime hydrogen project.

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California $1,500 point-of-sale rebate on EVs starts this week

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and state utilities have partnered to offer car buyers a $1,500 point-of-sale rebate for electric cars or plug-in hybrids.

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2021 Toyota Mirai arrives in US dealerships in December

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The second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which made its debut in 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will arrive in US dealerships—in California and Hawaii—in December.

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Nuvera expands product line with new E-60 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced the commercial availability of the Nuvera E-60 Fuel Cell Engine, the latest addition to the E-series family for vehicle electrification.

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Nuvve and Lion Electric to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in electric school buses

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Nuvve Corporation, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, and Lion Electric, an original equipment manufacturer of all-electric heavy-duty vehicles based in Québec, are collaborating to launch vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a standard feature of Lion’s zero-emission school buses.

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Velodyne Lidar introduces solid state sensor for ADAS and autonomy

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Velodyne Lidar introduced the solid-state Velarray H800. The Velarray H800 is architected for automotive-grade performance and is built using Velodyne’s proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA).

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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bp and Ørsted signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to work together to develop a ?project project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water using ?renewable renewable power, producing zero emissions.

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MINI unveils electric, autonomous Urbanaut concept

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The MINI brand presented the MINI Vision Urbanaut—a digital concept vehicle intended to provide an example of MINI’s possible future directions. MINI sees its future self primarily as an enabler of and companion for unforgettable times—what we might call ‘MINI moments’.

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The company is investing €400 million in a new vehicle assembly at the main plant in Munich.

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XL Fleet expands XLP PHEV drive system for use in multiple GM fleet applications

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XL Fleet announced that the Company’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors.

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Ride Vision launches AI-based collision-avoidance system for motorcycles

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Ride Vision is launching globally the first collision-avoidance technology for motorcycles, an AI-based system for motorcycle safety. Ride Vision is buttressed by $7 million in Series A funding, totalling $10 million to-date, as well as a partnership with Continental AG.

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GM’s $27B plan: 450-mile range, affordable models among 30 EVs by 2025

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With ranges up to 450 miles and the potential for vehicles costing less than $35,000 in the electric vehicle mix by the middle of the decade, GM’s numbers surrounding its widely broadcast all-electric future have suddenly become better in several respects.

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Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV pulled forward for early 2022 US arrival

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General Motors plans to phase internal combustion engines out of its Cadillac lineup by the end of the decade. Although the luxury brand doesn’t have a single plug-in model at the moment, that’s set to change with the introduction of the battery-electric Lyriq in 2022.

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Lordstown Motors claims 50,000 orders for electric pickup, arriving fall 2021

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Lordstown Motors announced Monday that it had accumulated 50,000 pre-orders for its Endurance electric pickup truck, which is now scheduled to start deliveries in fall 2021, with a full production ramp-up in 2022.

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Bigger batteries vs. weight reduction: Neither way of boosting EV range is cheap, report shows

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Range anxiety remains one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption, but two of the main ways to increase range are proving expensive, according to a new report from Lux Research.

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IAV and Louisenthal develop new heating concept for EVs; increased range with SmartMesh foils

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IAV and Louisenthal, a technology leader in the production of security foils and papers for banknotes, have developed an energy-efficient heating concept for electric vehicles that requires considerably less energy while increasing comfort for drivers and passengers.

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GMC Hummer EV’s warp-speed development may be a template for many more GM EVs

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On Thursday, General Motors confirmed an upgraded plan for making a million electric vehicles by the middle of the decade, and setting itself up for an even more significant transformation by the end of the decade.

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GM boosting EV product spending to $27B through 2025; 1st use of Li-metal anode in GM battery

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General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said that the company will offer 30 all-electric models globally by mid-decade; 40% of the company’s US entries will be battery electric vehicles by the end of 2025.

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TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Solid-State Batteries; support from AVL

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The Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria has launched the Christian Doppler (CD) Laboratory for Solid-State Batteries. The focus of the new CD laboratory is the reduction of interface resistances within the solid-state battery.

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Applications now open for California $44.1M Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that the application period is now open for the “Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project.” ( GFO-20-606 ) Eligible applicants to this competitive solicitation include local air districts, California-based public entities, and California-based non-profit organizations. The total funding available for this project is up to $44.1 million.

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The Premier of Québec François Legault, and the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Benoit Charette, unveiled the 2030 Green Economy Plan (PEV 2030) and its first 2021-2026 implementation plan, with an envelope of $6.7 billion over five years.

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Tesla Model Y reliability "much worse than average," Consumer Reports says

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The Tesla Model Y was given a reliability rating of "much worse than average" in the latest Consumer Reports reliability survey, but it wasn't the only electric car to be rated poorly.

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Tritium introduces scalable charging platform for EVs

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Tritium, a provider of DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has unveiled its MSC (Modular Scalable Charging) hardware platform—the first platform to enable scalable electric vehicle charging networks.

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ElringKlinger and VDL to partner on fuel cells

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ElringKlinger AG and the Dutch vehicle manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach BV have agreed on a strategic partnership for the development and industrialization of fuel cell stacks and systems for mobile and stationary applications. ElringKlinger AG will focus on the customer-specific development and production of fuel cell stacks. VDL will be primarily responsible for system integration and testing under real conditions.

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Racier-looking 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is ready for more infrastructure

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Toyota on Monday released long-awaited U.S. feature details for its second-generation Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, slated for first U.S. deliveries in December.

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OSU study finds varied impact of pandemic on public transit use across US

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A study by researchers at The Ohio State University suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic had varying effects on demand for public transit in US cities.

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Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany; Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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Cummins Inc. will open a new facility in Herten, Germany, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for global transportation leader Alstom’s hydrogen trains. With capacity of 10 megawatts per year, the Herten facility will manufacture one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered trains as well as provide aftermarket support.

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Scooter trips from rental services in US averaged one mile per trip in 2019

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The average distance per trip for rented scooters in the US in 2019 was one mile, according to data from the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Rented bikes (including e-bikes) were generally used for longer trips. Trips made by bike share members averaged 1.5

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UK steps up plan for EV transition, new gasoline cars banned from 2035

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The United Kingdom government has provided additional details of a plan to end sales of new gasoline and diesel cars and light-duty commercial vehicles by 2035. A movement to eliminate these vehicles, which according to the U.K.

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Buick to introduce 2021 GL6 MPV in China with 48V MHEV technology and enhanced connectivity

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Buick will introduce the 2021 GL6 to strengthen its lineup in China’s midsize MPV segment. It will officially go on sale on 19 November. The refreshed family-size GL6 is equipped with a standard 48V mild hybrid propulsion system.

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center to launch 4 new system usability research projects

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced four new research projects focused on enhancing advanced technology system designs to be intuitive, easy to understand and to safely engage with drivers.

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