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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

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Georgia gets first solar roadway in the US

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The city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, has unveiled what it calls the first solar roadway within a city in the United States.

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Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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It’s often said amongst motoring circles that one can’t be a true petrolhead until they’ve owned an Alfa Romeo

2020 58

Audi using augmented reality to increase efficiency in logistics planning

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Audi is using augmented reality (AR) to plan complex logistics processes. The virtual presentation of three dimensional holograms that are shown in their actual environment helps planners to better evaluate the future situation. Because of this, prototypes of containers or equipment, etc.,

2020 152

Bosch plans to start full-scale production of SOFCs in 2024

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Bosch plans to start full-scale production of distributed power stations based on solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) technology; hence its agreement to intensify its alliance with Ceres Power.

2020 143

Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem.

2020 141

First electric school buses deployed in Texas; 3 Blue Bird buses

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The first zero-emissions electric school buses in the state of Texas were recently received by Everman Independent School District. The three buses, manufactured by Blue Bird Corporation, started transporting students this school year.

2020 139

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Optimal Electric Vehicles secures initial order for 200 EV chassis; partnership with Olathe Ford

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Optimal Electric Vehicles and Olathe Ford, one of the nation’s largest Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers (CVCs), announced a new partnership in the sales and distribution of Optimal-EV’s E1 series battery-electric cutaway chassis platform.

2020 134

Continental bicycle tire made of dandelion rubber wins German Sustainability Award

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The Urban Taraxagum bicycle tire from Continental has won the German Sustainability Award 2021 in the category “Responsible Design”. The tire is the first series-built bicycle tire made of dandelion rubber.

2020 134

QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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2020 133

Mercedes-Benz Vans announces next-generation eSprinter based on newly developed Electric Versatility Platform

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a new Electric Versatility Platform for the large van segment. This e-drive platform will be the technical basis for the next-generation eSprinter.

2020 129

Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells.

2020 126

VSPC boosts energy density of LFP cells up to 25% by incorporating manganese; LMFP

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Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC reports significant progress towards improving the energy density of LFP (lithium ferro phosphate) Li-ion battery cells by adjusting its proprietary manufacturing processes to incorporate manganese into the cathode active material during production.

2020 124

City of Boulder working with Fermata Energy to test V2B technology

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The City of Boulder is partnering with Fermata Energy to test the ability to reduce the city’s building energy costs with an innovative pilot at the North Boulder Recreation Center.

2020 116

LiquidPiston X-engine can run on propane

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The LiquidPiston (LPI) ( earlier post ) team has adapted and demonstrated the X-Mini engine running on propane fuel. A propane tank was connected to the engine through an EFI propane injector, and the engine ignition timing was retarded in the ECU.

2020 112

Toyota to preview all-new battery-electric SUV for European lineup

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Toyota announced that it will preview a new mid-sized battery-electric SUV based on the forthcoming the e-TNGA platform for its European Battery Electric line-up. Further details are to be announced in the coming months.

2020 112

PNNL: single-crystal nickel-rich cathode holds promise for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) report new findings about how to make a single-crystal, nickel-rich cathode hardier and more efficient. The team’s work on the cathode appears in the journal Science.

2020 109

California Energy Commission approves plan to invest up to $115M for hydrogen fueling infrastructure; 111 new stations by 2027

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a plan today that will invest up to $115 million to increase significantly the number of fueling stations in the state that support hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The funding nearly doubles the state’s investments to date and will help California nearly achieve its goal to deploy 200 public hydrogen fueling stations.

2020 109

Aptera solar car claimed to need no charging starts at $25,900, arrives in 2021

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Aptera Motors now claims its updated electric three-wheeler will be able to run entirely on solar power, with no charging required for daily use. Our built-in solar array keeps your battery pack topped off and anywhere you want to go, you just go," Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony said in a statement.

2020 110

Equinor, RWE join Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project: NortH2-project

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Equinor and RWE have joined the NortH2 project, which aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4 gigawatts by 2030, and 10+ gigawatts by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe.

2020 109

Con Edison testing V2G service from 5 electric school buses

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Con Edison has begun using the batteries on five Lion Electric electric school buses to provide power to its customers, marking the first time in New York State that electricity has flowed from buses into a utility’s grid. Con Edison and its partners have begun sending power from the bus batteries into its grid, a milestone in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration project Con Edison began in 2018. The five buses can each discharge 10 kilowatts.

2020 103

7 companies launch Green Hydrogen Catapult to increase green H2 production 50-fold over next 6 years

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World’s green hydrogen leaders unite to drive 50-fold scale-up in six years. World’s biggest green hydrogen project developers and partners come together to launch Green Hydrogen Catapult initiative New initiative aims to drive down costs to below $2 per kilogram, to transform energy across most carbon intensive industries, accelerating race to zero emissions Founding partners include.

2020 103

Report: CCS capacity increased 33% in 2020

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Findings released by international think tank the Global CCS Institute show that the total capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities operating and under development grew by 33% world-wide over the last year.

2020 101

Lunaz to begin production of electric classic Range Rovers; prices begin at £245,000 excluding local taxes

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Lunaz, a creator of electric classic cars, announced the first tranche of production availability for classic electric Range Rovers. The company, based in Silverstone, England will create an initial run of 50 of the luxury SUVs built in the ‘classic era’ between 1970 and 1994.

2020 96

QuantumScape battery tech: A fast-charging electric-car game-changer?

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Volkswagen-backed startup QuantumScape on Tuesday revealed new data showing the capabilities of its solid-state battery tech. Several companies are working to develop solid-state batteries, which use a solid electrolyte instead of the liquid or gel used in current lithium-ion battery cells.

2020 95

New electronic module to safeguard self-driving vehicles against total failure of onboard electrical systems

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Autonomous electric vehicles draw power from two sources: a high-voltage battery and, additionally, a conventional 12-volt battery that supplies the vehicle when idling or in high load situations while driving.

2020 96

Volvo CEO: Ban on gasoline cars makes more sense than EV credits and subsidies

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A ban on gasoline cars will be more effective than the current practice of electric-car incentives, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson told a Financial Times conference earlier this week. “No one can build a successful and profitable business by relying on incentives,” Samuelsson said.

2020 95

DOE to award $33M to advance hydrogen and fuel cell R&D and the H2@Scale vision

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $33 million in funding to support innovative hydrogen and fuel cell research & development (R&D), infrastructure supply chain development and validation, and cost analysis activities. (

2020 93

Syrah Resources completes BFS for expansion of US anode material production

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Australia-based Syrah Resources has completed a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for expansion of its natural graphite AAM facility in Vidalia, Louisiana, as it continues to execute its strategy of becoming the first vertically integrated producer of natural graphite AAM (advanced anode material) outside of China.

2020 96

INEOS Automotive acquires Hambach production site from Mercedes-Benz

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INEOS Automotive has acquired the manufacturing facility at Hambach from Mercedes-Benz and will start to build its Grenadier 4x4 there in late 2021. The acquisition secures the future of the site and safeguards many jobs that might otherwise have been lost.

2020 93

Standard Lithium completes proof-of-concept of lithium extraction & crystallization; better than battery-quality lithium carbonate

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Canada-based Standard Lithium Ltd. successfully completed the start-to-finish proof of concept of its lithium processing technology.

2020 93

Portland’s sequel to Electric Avenue asks: How will we charge big electric trucks?

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Earlier this month, Portland General Electric and Daimler Trucks North America, which is headquartered in Portland, established a charging testbed for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks.

2020 90

Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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Volvo’s vehicles have for years been unified around a mantra of safety and longevity, and Scandinavian design themes that are stylish and confident but not too over-the-top.

2020 90

Hyundai Motor to accelerate transition into smart mobility solution provider

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Hyundai Motor Company announced an updated roadmap for its future business Strategy 2025 at the 2020 CEO Investor Day’ forum held virtually in Seoul. The comprehensive mid- to long-term strategy reinforces Hyundai’s plan to lead the future mobility industry as a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

2020 88

Nuvera E-60 fuel cell system awarded Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center Certification

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, has achieved certification of the Nuvera E-60 heavy-duty customer fuel cell system ( earlier post ) from the Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (SMVIC).

2020 88

IDTechEx: Market value for hybrid electric vehicles to peak at $792 billion in 2027

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In a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—IDTechEx forecasts that market value for hybrid electric vehicles will peak at $792 billion in 2027.

2020 88

Updated fuel-cell tech boosts Toyota semi project to 300 miles at full load

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Toyota has renewed its commitment to fuel-cell technology for powering big Class 8 electric trucks, and with some advances it’s hoping to expand their use to a lot more than the short-distance port duty they’ve been doing so far.

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