Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

AKASOL introducing new high energy battery system

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At the Battery Show North America 2019, AKASOL will present a wide portfolio of new solutions to the battery community. The company’s flagship product is the new high-energy lithium-ion battery AKASystemAKM CYC , which has entered serial development for the battery module and system.

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Electric car sales boom in California, as plug-in hybrids and small cars sputter

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Even as sales of small cars drop in California and across the country, sales of electric cars continue to climb, breaking past 5 percent of the market so far in 2019.

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Everything you need to know about new petrol station labels

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has rolled out a new set of labels at fuel stations across the UK, with the new information to ensure you choose the right fuel for your vehicle

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Swedish bus operator orders 8 electric, 42 natural gas Solaris buses

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Solaris has signed a contract for the supply of 50 zero-emission and low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB: eight electric buses and 42 natural-gas-fueled units. Ultimately, the bulk of the ordered buses (48 vehicles) will be in operation in Gävle.

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Bosch developing smart electric drives for baby strollers; Emmaljunga NXT90e debuts next year

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Bosch is developing e-stroller systems—an assistance system for strollers with a range of comfort and safety features including push support and an automatic braking function; connectivity via a smartphone app; an alarm function, and a variety of high-tech sensors.

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Teijin completes acquisition of Czech composite and component supplier Benet Automotive

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Teijin Limited completed the acquisition of Benet Automotive s.r.o. Benet), a leading automotive composite and component supplier in the Czech Republic, from Jet Investment. Teijin is targeting automotive composite business sales of approximately €1.7 billion (US$2 billion) by 2030.

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Volvo Trucks using 3D printing at New River Valley Plant for tools and fixtures

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Volvo Trucks North America is utilizing 3D printing technology to produce tools and fixtures used in the manufacturing process at its New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all trucks for the North American market are built.

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Porsche’s 800V electric sports car Taycan makes world debut

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Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, made its world premiere at three simultaneous events in Canada, China and Germany. The most important sales markets of the new electric sports car are on these three continents.

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CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept SUV to debut at IAA

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The CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept—the first road CUPRA to use a 100% electric powertrain—will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show. CUPRA is a brand of SEAT ( earlier post ), a member of the Volkswagen Group.

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Volkswagen Group takes minority stake in 3D holography company SeeReal Technologies

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Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the technology company SeeReal Technologies. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile.

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FlixBus and Freudenberg Sealing Technologies partner on fuel-cell long-distance buses

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FlixBus and Freudenberg Sealing Technologies are collaborating on a future-oriented project for sustainable, CO2-free mobility.

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Toyota bringing TNGA to small cars with new GA-B platform

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Toyota is preparing to apply the philosophy and technology of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) to elevate the design and driving performance of its small cars with the debut of the GA-B platform.

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AAA Foundation study: red light running deaths hit 10-year high

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More than two people are killed every day on US roads by drivers running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Government of Canada to invest up to $30M to support development of first low-noise and low-emissions tanker

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The Government of Canada recognizes that marine species, including the Southern Resident killer whale, are impacted by underwater vessel noise. Acoustic disturbances can reduce their ability to find prey, effectively navigate, and communicate with each other, while also creating stress.

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Northern California fuel-cell drivers still left dry since June explosion

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In its first big test, the passenger-car hydrogen economy appears to be failing. A June explosion at a hydrogen production facility in Santa Clara, California, owned by hydrogen producer Air Products shut off the fuel supply to many of the hydrogen filling stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Porsche Taycan electric car: 2-speed could be first of many in EVs

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Porsche revealed its 2020 Taycan electric car Wednesday and at last confirmed one long-rumored detail: that it would have a two-speed gearbox for the rear wheels.

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Big yellow school buses go green with electric power

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School buses may be the perfect application for electric vehicles. They run short delivery routes, sit for hours in between, and deliver the most environmentally precious cargo of all. School districts who want to get on board don’t have to wait.

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INTERCARGO frustrated over lack of action on nickel ore shipping safety in wake of missing Nur Allya; possible liquefaction

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On 20 August, the Indonesian-flagged 52,400 dwt bulk carrier Nur Allya , loaded with nickel ore, was reported missing in Indonesian waters.

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VW and eClassics to offer classic Beetle EV kits

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Volkswagen is partnering with eClassics to build electric conversions of the iconic VW Beetle, breathing even more life into an already-popular enthusiast platform and opening the doors to a whole new group of tinkerers.

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Volkswagen electric ID.R takes 7:38.585 minutes to reach “Heaven’s Gate” in China

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Piloting the ID.R electric racer, Romain Dumas (F) completed the 99 tight corners on the Tianmen Mountain road in China in 7:38.585 minutes—a record for the ascent.

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Bosch and CATL collaborating on battery cells for 48V hybrids

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Bosch and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have concluded a long-term strategic cooperation agreement under which the partners will jointly specify high-performance battery cells. CATL will then design, develop, and manufacture these cells in accordance with Bosch requirements.

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VW paying drivers $97M for overstating fuel economy, must forfeit emissions credits

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In the shadow of the diesel scandal, and just before the official reveal of its first mass-market electric car next week, Volkswagen is facing yet another public reprimand: It’s being ordered by the EPA to revise its fuel economy estimates applying to about 98,000 vehicles.

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Report: Trump Administration aiming to revoke California emissions authority

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The Trump administration may soon reveal a plan, involving the U.S. EPA and NHTSA, that would attempt to completely revoke the authority of California to set its own auto-emissions standards, as well as preempt other states from setting their own rules for vehicle emissions.

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Volkswagen has 30k+ reservations for the ID.3 1ST edition; most from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and UK

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Just before the beginning of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen has already received more than 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 EV, which will make its world premiere at the event.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops wearable vest exoskeleton to alleviate burden in overhead work: VEX

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the new Vest EXoskeleton (VEX), a wearable robot created to assist industrial workers who spend long hours working in overhead environments.

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Researchers develop solid electrolyte for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to pure liquid fuels

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The electrocatalytic reduction of CO 2 is often carried out in a liquid electrolyte such as KHCO 3 (aq), which allows for ion conduction between electrodes. However, as a result, liquid products that form are in a mixture with the dissolved salts, and require energy-intensive downstream separation.

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MINI Cooper SE EV making show debut at IAA; MINI boosts electric range of Countryman PHEV up to 35 miles

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The new MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) will make its show debut at the IAA in Frankfurt next week.

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Canada investing $2M in $5.1M project to develop energy-efficient comminution technology for mining: conjugate-anvil-hammer mill (CAHM)

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2020 Porsche Taycan preview: Fast, electric, expensive

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the German maker’s sixth model line, its first-ever electric car, and remarkably expensive, starting at $152,250 for the Turbo and $186,350 for the Turbo S. Those are prices comparable to the similarly named models of the 911, its legendary sport coupe.

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Prodrive to unveil first 48V DC-DC converter targeting ISO/DIS 21780

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Prodrive has created the first 48V to 12V DC-DC converter targeted at the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. The unit will be launched at this year’s LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) Show, which takes place at Millbrook, UK, 4-5 September.

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Williams Advanced Engineering showcases Adaptive Multi-Chem battery technology; 223 lightweighting

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Williams Advanced Engineering showcased its latest low-carbon vehicle technologies at Cenex LCV2019 in the UK this week.

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CRU: Lithium prices plunging as hype meets reality; impact of new supply, disappointing BEV sales

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CRU analysts observe that lithium prices have steadily declined since the end of Q1, finally crashing through the $10/kg LCE mark at the end of July.

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Volkswagen Group Components supplies complete electric drive for the classic Beetle; based on new e-up!

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Volkswagen Group Components, with its partner eClassics, is presenting a holistic concept for the subsequent electrification of the historic Volkswagen Beetle. The conversion exclusively uses new parts they have mutually agreed on from the series production of Volkswagen Group Components.

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid preview: gas-electric now, plug-ins later

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By spring 2020, the Ford Escape Hybrid will once again be the most important battery vehicle in the automaker's lineup.

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Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan: How the two electric cars compare

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The Tesla Model S was the first long-range premium electric car, and it’s been on the market for seven years. And yet just now, for the 2020 model year, arrives what some might see as its first formidable fully electric rival from Germany: the Porsche Taycan.

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World's largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage

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Electric transportation technology is spreading beyond cars to heavy equipment, airplanes, helicopters, and now, boats. The Danish ferry boat Ellen, which made its maiden voyage earlier this month between the Danish islands of Aero and Als, claims to be the world’s largest all-electric ferry. While electric technology is still a challenge. air pollution Boats Green Life

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Gevo develops process to convert isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel

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Gevo, Inc. has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils—a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes such as alcohol production—into renewable diesel. Gevo expects this renewable diesel to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based equivalents, while reducing particulates and CO 2 emissions.

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