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Snam and Baker Hughes test world’s first hydrogen blend turbine for gas networks

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Baker Hughes and Snam have successfully completed testing of the world’s first “hybrid” hydrogen turbine designed for a gas network. The test paves the way to implement adoption of hydrogen blended with natural gas in Snam’s current transmission network infrastructure.

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Sweden's Northvolt will make $2.3B of electric-car batteries for BMW

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As it ramps up electric-car production, BMW has inked a battery-supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt. BMW plans to buy 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) of batteries from Northvolt beginning in 2024.

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Tesla launches Model Y lease deals

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Tesla is launching lease deals for its Model Y in the US, with prices starting from $441 a month, which is around £350 a month using current exchange rates

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New graphene material for longer-lasting fuel cells

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Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) have produced graphene via a special, scalable technique and used it to develop hydrogen fuel cell catalysts.

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Machine learning PODA model projects the impact of COVID-19 on US motor gasoline demand

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Project HyTime demonstrates potential for major CO2 savings from hydrogen dual fuel

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More than 14 tonnes of CO 2 was saved in a two-year trial involving just 11 urban trucks and vans running on green hydrogen dual fuel. That is one result of the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFT) project to investigate the practical deployment of hydrogen powered vehicles in the UK.

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LeydenJar’s silcon anode boosts Li-ion battery energy by 70%; 1350 Wh/L with more than 100 cycles

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LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spin-out of the applied research institute TNO, has developed a new,100% silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries. This breakthrough offers two key benefits: batteries with a 70% higher energy density (1350 Wh/L) and 62% less CO 2 emissions.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets.

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BYD flagship Han EV series goes on sale in China; Blade Battery

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BYD announced the official launch of its Han EV series, the brand’s long-awaited flagship offering for the global mid-to-large luxury sedan market, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model. The Han EV will be sold in China at first.

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Start of sales for new Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

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With the market launch of the eVito and the eSprinter in 2019, Mercedes-Benz Vans has sent a clear signal of locally emission-free commercial freight transport in urban areas.

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Edmonton Transit Service unveils 21 Proterra electric bus and purpose-built electric bus garages

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Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) unveiled its first 21 Proterra electric buses and brand-new, purpose-built electric bus garages. ETS has 19 more Proterra buses on the way this year to make up a 40-bus fleet, one of the largest purchases of electric buses in Canadian history.

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ExxonMobil, Georgia Tech and Imperial College London publish joint research on potential breakthrough in membrane technology for oil refining

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Scientists from ExxonMobil, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Imperial College of London have published in the journal Science joint research on potential breakthroughs in a new membrane technology that could reduce emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil.

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GM backs away from hydrogen fuel-cell tech in passenger vehicles

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General Motors is no longer interested in selling a hydrogen fuel-cell passenger car, and will instead focus on battery-electric vehicles.

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ESA approves Norwegian CCS Full-Scale carbon capture and storage project; up to €2.1bn in aid

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The CCS Full-Scale project is a central part of Norway’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the European goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. It is the largest single state aid award ever approved by the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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Optimal-EV introduces S1LF low-floor electric shuttle bus

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Optimal Electric Vehicles, LLC. Optimal-EV) is entering electric vehicle manufacturing with the battery-electric S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus.

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VW ID.4 electric crossover due for deliveries in late 2020, US production in 2022

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is still due to start deliveries later this year. An expansion of VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory that will allow the ID.4 to later be built locally is also on schedule for 2022.

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KIST team develops technology for mass-production of lignin-bio-aviation fuels

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A Korean research team has developed a technology that can be used to mass-produce aviation-grade fuels from wood wastes.

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New cobalt-free high-voltage spinel cathode material with high areal capacity

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Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the University of Texas at Austin, with colleagues at the US Army Research Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have developed a thick cobalt-free high voltage spinel (LiNi 0.5 Mn 1.5

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Audi research project proves the potential of bi-directional charging: What's next?

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Audi is the latest automaker to experiment with bi-directional charging, which allows electric cars to discharge electricity from their battery packs back into the grid—or to a smart-home energy management system.

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Volkswagen’s new European charging service has 150K+ public charging points

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Volkswagen is rolling out its own charging service to coincide with the market launch of the ID. family. With We Charge, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at more than 150,000 public charging points all over Europe.

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DOE announces approximately $64M in funding for 18 projects to advance H2@Scale

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $64 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for 18 projects that will support the H2@Scale vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use. These projects will fuel the next round of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities under H2@Scale’s multi-year initiative to fully realize hydrogen’s benefits across the economy.

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Nikola breaks ground on Arizona fuel-cell electric truck plant

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Nikola Motors announced Thursday that it had broken ground on a factory for hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks in Coolidge, Arizona. The 1 million-square-foot, $600 million, factory will be built in phases, according to a Nikola press release.

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Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris dumped: Have Americans rejected the fuel-efficient small car?

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Honda confirmed Friday that the fourth-generation version of the Fit hatchback, its smallest and most affordable model—and its most fuel-efficient non-hybrid model—won’t be coming to the U.S.

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Tesla chooses Texas to build Cybertruck, reports another profit in Q2

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday in a quarterly financial call that it picked the area near Austin, Texas, to build its next Gigafactory that will assemble the Cybertruck and other models.

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Ford is taking a seven-motor, 1,400-hp Mustang Mach-E to NASCAR

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What’s the best way to tease Americans who might not otherwise consider an electric car with a glimpse of EVs’ true performance potential? Take an insanely overpowered, seven-motor Ford Mustang Mach-E electric drift machine where the Cheetah Launch Teslas rarely run: to a NASCAR race.

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BASF and IntelliSense.io partner to accelerate the mining industry’s digital transformation

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Global chemical company BASF and IntelliSense.io, a leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced an exclusive partnership which will combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology.

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Mercedes-Benz AG creates new Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems unit

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Mercedes-Benz AG is grouping all drive system competencies across the group in the new unit “Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems” within the company.

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BMW Munich plant takes 6-week break to prep for production of electric i4

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In preparation for production of the fully-electric BMW i4, BMW Group Plant Munich will pause vehicle production for six weeks this summer. No cars will be produced between the end of the late shift on 23 July and the start of the early shift on 7 September.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) and Tradepoint Atlantic celebrated the first day of operations at the Tradepoint Atlantic terminal at the Port of Baltimore, VWGoA’s newest port in the US.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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OptiFuel finalizing $2.6M DOE grant to demonstrate RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

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OptiFuel Systems, a system integrator of Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid power products for decarbonizing the rail, marine, and microgrid power market, is in the process of finalizing a $2.6

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will get more electric range, before full redesign

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Although a fully redesigned version of the Mitsubishi Outlander will make its debut in the U.S. next year, Americans might have to wait a year or more before a new version of the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid arrives in the new body style.

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Jeep Renegade 4xe, Compass 4xe PHEV order books open in Europe

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Jeep is taking orders in Europe for the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids ( earlier post )—the first electrified Jeep models in the EMEA Region.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid could cost less than non-hybrid

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Lincoln is in the process of shifting its target demographic toward a more tech-savvy crowd. And that includes introducing a lineup of plug-in hybrid models that make the most luxurious, best-equipped, and best-performing vehicles in the lineup the ones with a charging port.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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FCA and Waymo have expanded their autonomous driving technology partnership; FCA became Waymo’s first OEM partner in 2016.

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Ford, RTR introduce Mustang Mach-E 1400 performance prototype; 1400 hp, 7 motors

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Ford has introduced the Mustang Mach-E 1400, a performance prototype based on the Mustang Mach-E EV. Developed in collaboration with RTR and built off a Mustang Mach-E GT body-in-white, the prototype targets 1,400 peak horsepower.

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