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New hydrogen storage material could enable smaller, cheaper, more energy dense systems for vehicles; Kubas binding

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An international team of researchers, led by Professor David Antonelli of Lancaster University, has discovered a new material made from manganese hydride that could be used to make molecular sieves within hydrogen fuel tanks. The material—KMH-1 (Kubas Manganese Hydride-1)—demonstrates a reversible excess adsorption performance of 10.5 wt% and 197 kgH 2 m ?3 3 at 120 bar at ambient temperature with no loss of activity after 54 cycles.

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#ToxicTorrance Choking On Pollution From Refinery Kicks The Can To The Man Above To Fix Their Fatal Flaws. Supreme Being Rejects Heathens, “Don’t Put My Name On Your Chamber Of Chumps,” Thunders Big Guy, “Cause I Don’t Trust THEM Especially That Moron Griffiths #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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Seawater could bring breakthrough for hydrogen cars

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The biggest problem for hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been where to get a plentiful, affordable supply of hydrogen that doesn't contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Now scientists may have come up with what some have called the holy grail of clean transportation: a way to create hydrogen affordably from seawater. READ THIS: 2019 Hyundai Nexo. hydrogen

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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NASA will provide $6 million over the course of three years to support a University Leadership Initiative (ULI) project focused on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method. The Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) project is led by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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I Imagined That Ted Lieu Resigned His Seat In Congress To Take A Lucrative New Job For Kim Jong un In North Korea, And This Play I Wrote About What Happened Next Was Performed On Sunday At The Ruskin Group Theatre In Santa Monica

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EV Policy Vacuum continues in Australia

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Where to now for EVs in Australia. Successive governments have been totally unaware or turned a blind eye to the biggest disruption of the automotive industry since the advent of ‘horseless carriages’ in the eighteen hundreds.

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Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “ Low-Speed Electric Vehicles: An Underappreciated Threat to Gasoline Demand in China and Global Oil Prices? ” is authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute.

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A Very Royal F**k You To @Sunrise_Mvmt_LA & @GretaThunberg From El Segundo’s @DrPatSoonShiong & @robnikolewski Who Stay Silent On #ClimateCrisis As They Reprint Fossil Fuel Press Release Instead Of Journalism & Reporting #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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TT Zero – Duffy Motorsport

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Duffy Motorsport return to to Isle of Man TT in 2019, following their 6th place in the 2018 TT Zero one lap race. Piloted by Englishman Shaun Anderson, the Brammo based bike achieved an average speed of 74.789 mph. For 2019, rider Anderson is joined by team mate Mike Norbury.

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2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

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Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Actually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over. Range Test

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Volkswagen bringing 48V MHEV to eight-generation Golf

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The eighth-generation of the bestselling Volkswagen Golf bestseller will feature a 48V mild hybrid electric drive system. In 2018, Volkswagen announced at the Vienna Motor Symposium that it would make the innovative low-voltage concept accessible to a broad public. The Group is now delivering on its promise and bringing the technology into series production this year with the eighth generation Golf, one of the best-selling vehicles in the world.

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El Segundo’s @LATimes Continues #ClimateCrisis Coverup As Paper’s Credibility Craters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Usain Bolt launches a two-seater electric vehicle

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Bolt initially launched a range of micro-scooters for trips of up to two miles, but it has now introduced a car to its range, designed for short, inner-city journeys of between two and 15 miles

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Audi boosts plug-in plans to include 20 all-electric models by 2025

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Audi on Thursday announced a dramatic expansion of its plans to develop electric and plug-in cars. At its annual shareholders' meeting, the company told investors that it plans to release 20 new electric cars along with 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2025 as part of its "four rings" plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent (relative to 2015. plug-in cars

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GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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General Motors President Mark Reuss unveiled the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature. The technology powers an electronic system, capable of managing up to 4.5 terabytes (TB) of data processing power per hour, a fivefold increase in capability over GM’s current electrical architecture.

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Top five things we learned off-roading in a Land Rover Defender

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When you think of the word ‘iconic’ in the automotive world, one of the vehicles that immediately springs to mind is the Land Rover Defender

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Wallbox introduces new and improved EV chargers

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Wallbox is probably one of the most well-known charging providers in the UK, and the company has upgraded both their Pulsar and Commander models with new functionalities

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GM builds new electric architecture for EVs, self-driving cars

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As future cars go electric, self-driving, and more connected with the outside world, they're going to faster connectivity inside the vehicle. To that end, General Motors just introduced a new electronic platform for its vehicles that it says can carry 4.5 terabytes of processing power per hour, five times what the current system can carry. It will. General Motors self-driving cars

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5GAA hosts C-V2X connected vehicle demo in Berlin

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The 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ) hosted an interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle (C-V2X) applications in Berlin. 5GAA members including BMW Group, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS and ESK, Ford, Huawei, Jaguar Land Rover, Nokia, Qualcomm and Vodafone, demonstrated C-V2X Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to- Network (V2N) applications.

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Vauxhall launches first-ever plug-in hybrid

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Vauxhall have finally arrived at the party and brought with it the Grandland X Hybrid4, the British brand’s first all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid SUV

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2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?

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When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just declared it the best-scoring car they’d ever tested, and said that it broke their rating scale. The Model S was an extraordinary car, and—at about the same sticker price. Model S Tesla Motors

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Danish team electrifies steam-methane reforming for greener approach to hydrogen production

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Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and Haldor Topsoe, with colleagues from the Danish Technological Institute and Sintex have developed a “ disruptive approach to a fundamental process ” by integrating an electrically heated catalytic structure directly into a steam-methane–reforming (SMR) reactor for hydrogen production. A paper describing their approach is published in the journal Science.

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Top five things we learned this week…

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We’ve been on a bit of a comedown after a successful stint as headline sponsor of the London Motor & Tech Show last weekend

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Reservations open for fully-electric Honda e

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Anyone living in the UK, Germany, France and Norway can now reserve Honda’s new urban electric vehicle, the Honda e

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Report: Apple once attempted to buy Tesla

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Tesla has long been called the Apple of automakers for its alternative approach, its rampant fan base, and its Silicon Valley roots. But the interest could go deeper. Financial analyst Craig Irwin of Roth Capital Partners revealed Tuesday that Apple tried to buy Tesla in 2013, but was rebuffed. He said that the tech company bid $240 a share for. Apple self-driving cars

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Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

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Lightning Systems introduced a longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit. Earlier post.) The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets.

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Review: Peugeot Rifter

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The new Rifter definitely isn’t based on a van, says Peugeot

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Electric car battery technology centre to open in Coventry

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Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence in developing the latest electric car battery technology

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Series hybrids were the next big thing 100 years ago: Are they any more likely today?

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The 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer that crossed the Bonhams auction block last month was more than a beautiful snapshot from an obscure moment in American automotive history. As one of the technological wonders of its time, the Magnetic Tourer didn’t have any mechanical connection between its big 374-cubic-inch (6.1-liter) inline-6 engine and the. Auctions Historic

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Sales of Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell Nexo pass 1K unit mark in 2019

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Business Korea reports that sales of Hyundai Motor’s Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle this year reached 1,075 units on May 17, exceeding the 949 units sold for the whole of last year. This marks the first time Hyundai has sold more than 1,000 hydrogen cars annually since 2013. Of the 1,075 units sold so far this year, 767 were sold in Korea and 308 abroad. Domestic sales of the Nexo hit 363 units in April alone, a monthly sales record.

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Bosch to Sell Low-Cost Sensors for Flying Cars

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Bosch expects the first flying taxi service to take off in a major city by 2023. transportation transportation/sensors

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All-electric Lilium air taxi completes its first flight

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The Lilium Jet is a completely new all-electric, five-seater air taxi prototype that completed its first successful test flight on 4 May

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"How should EV owners pay for road maintenance?" Twitter poll results

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Last week, after several states proposed new registration fees on electric cars, ostensibly to pay for road maintenance, we wondered what our readers thought would work best. We have nothing against electric-car drivers paying their fair share for road maintenance, but some state proposals seemed to go beyond mere fairness to actively discouraging. Electric Car Taxes Polls

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DENSO to mass-produce alternators equipped with newly developed high-efficiency diodes

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DENSO, with semi-conductor supplier Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd., has developed a high-efficiency diode for alternators for gasoline and diesel engine vehicles. Production of alternators equipped with the newly developed diodes will start for vehicles to be sold in Europe in FY2019, and will be rolled out to manufacturing group companies around the world.

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Plug-in hybrids: The PHEV fightback needs to start now

Green Cars News

When the government announced it was cutting the grant for the purchase of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the automotive industry was left dazed and confused

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