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Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award

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Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the second International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Motor Company and H 2 Energy set up its joint venture (JV), Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, in April 2019. Earlier post.)

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Tesla Cybertruck revealed: $39,900 starting price, up to 500 miles of range

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Is Tesla really serious about its radically different Cybertruck, revealed by CEO Elon Musk to a packed room of fans Thursday night? It’s serious enough to already price the truck, open it up for orders, and lock in many specs.

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British Motor Show set to return in 2020

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The British Motor Show is set to make a momentous return in 2020, with prices starting from just £18.50 for adult while kids go free

Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis. The company delivered beer from the local Anheuser-Busch brewery to the Enterprise Center using only zero-emission trucks.

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BMW targeting doubling energy density of battery cells by 2030, with current i3 as basis

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The BMW Group has pooled its years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Center in Munich. The purpose of the facility is to advance battery cell technology and carefully dissect the production processes.

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Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting technique that can be used to produce lightweight aluminum windings with a higher groove fill factor to replace copper windings in electric motors.

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Lexus introduces the UX 300e, its first EV, in China; on sale in China and Europe in 2020

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Lexus is introducing its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in the Chinese and European markets in 2020, and in Japan early in 2021.

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Tesla unveils its Cybertruck electric pickup

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At a livestreamed event in Los Angeles, Elon Musk unveiled his company’s latest creation, the electric pickup Cybertruck. The idiosyncratically designed truck will come in three powertrain versions: single-motor RWD; dual-motor AWD; and tri-motor AWD.

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Webasto announces modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions

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Webasto exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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Pirelli developing tires to use 5G to send information about road surface conditions

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Pirelli has developed intelligent tires that use the 5G network to transmit information regarding the road surface. In Turin, the company presented the “World-first 5G enhanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) services” use case.

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority.

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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. In addition to an ability to do 0-60 mph in a projected 5.8

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Audi unveils e-tron Sportback electric SUV Coupé; market intro spring 2020

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Audi unveiled the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a battery-electric SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) (WLTP) from a single battery charge. Combined electric power consumption is 26.3 - 21.6

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SEAT creates a business unit to promote urban mobility and presents e-Scooter concept

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At the 9 th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, SEAT announced the creation of a new strategic business unit focused on urban mobility and presented its new e-Kickscooter concept and its first electric e-Scooter concept.

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Bridgestone to push for wide commercialization of new High Strength Rubber polymer, now named SUSYM

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In May 2018, Bridgestone Corporation announced the development of the world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level. The new polymer features unprecedented durability with crack resistance that is more than five times higher, abrasion resistance that is more than 2.5

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Wiesbaden starts using its first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; 56-unit order

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The first fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses were handed over on 18 November 2019 to ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (ESWE Verkehr) in Wiesbaden. The vehicles are part of a large-scale order for 56 units of the battery-powered city bus which is series-produced in Mannheim, Germany.

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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

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In Los Angeles, Ford unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. When it arrives in late 2020, Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard (75.7 kWh Li-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery) options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors.

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BMW targeting ~600 km (~373 mile) range for electric i4 in 2021; 390 kW/530 hp motor

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BMW will introduce the electric i4 ( earlier post )—the Group’s first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range—in 2021.

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Volvo Buses demonstrates autonomous electric bus in bus depot

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Volvo Buses recently demonstrated the potential of a 12-meter electric and autonomous bus at a bus depot. The demonstration, held together with bus operator Keolis, took place at Keolis’ bus depot just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volkswagen of America collaborates with EV West to electrify a 1972 Type 2 Bus

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Showcasing the possibilities of the e-Golf powertrain to motivate classic VW models, Volkswagen of America recently commissioned west coast electric vehicle conversion specialist EV West to construct an electrified Volkswagen Type 2 Bus. The professionally harvested stock powertrain and 35.8

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GM and Isuzu investing $175M for plant for diesel engine components

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General Motors and Isuzu announced a $175-million investment through their DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio.

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Paks, Hungary orders 10 electric Solaris buses

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The city of Paks, located in the central part of Hungary, has ordered 10 zero-emission electric buses from Solaris: six Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles and four 8.9-meter electric buses with five stationary chargers. Six Urbino 12 electric and four Urbino 8.9

Bunched Pt-Ni alloy nanocages as efficient catalysts for fuel cells

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An international team of researchers has synthesized one-dimensional bunched platinum-nickel (Pt-Ni) alloy nanocages with a Pt-skin structure for the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells. The nanocages display high mass activity (3.52 amperes per milligram platinum) and specific activity (5.16

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Ulstein introducing hydrogen fuel cell off-shore vessel; sea trials could happen in 2022

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Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution. The first complete hydrogen-fueled prospect has now been assembled by Ulstein Design & Solutions BV and Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV.

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Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC to start in US from $67,900

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The first fully electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle to launch globally under the new EQ brand, the EQC 400 4MATIC will arrive in US dealerships in early 2020, with prices starting from $67,900. The EQC features an all-new advanced drive system with compact electric drivetrains at each axle.

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Volkswagen first to use LNG for overseas car freighters from January 2020; MAN dual-fuel engines

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Volkswagen Group Logistics is the first to use two car freighters powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic. The two charter ships of Siem Car Carriers were launched last Friday in Xiamen, China. We are entering a new field here to reduce emissions.

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BTG and GoodFuels exploring options for joint investment to convert pyrolysis oil to low-carbon fuel for ships

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Biomass technology group BTG plans to set up a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil.

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Hyundai boosts range in refreshed IONIQ EV to ~170 miles

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Hyundai introduced its refreshed IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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VW ID. SPACE VIZZION electric concept makes global debut in LA

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Volkswagen unveiled the ID. SPACE VIZZION electric concept—the seventh concept built off of the MEB platform—at a special event in Los Angeles. The Volkswagen ID.

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Volkswagen extends production of ID.3 EV to Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

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Volkswagen will assemble its ID.3 EV at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden in addition to the Zwickau plant. The ID.3 is the first model in the latest generation that Volkswagen is putting on the road under its global electric offensive.

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Bulk defective vanadium oxide catalysts remove NOx at lower temperatures

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Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a low-temperature catalyst for removing NO x gas from industrial exhaust using ammonia.

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Velodyne Lidar introduces Alpha Prime lidar sensor

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced Alpha Prime , the next-generation lidar sensor utilizing Velodyne’s patented surround view technology to deliver the combined highest performance specifications for the autonomous mobility industry in one sensor.

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FCC Chairman proposing taking spectrum allocated for DSRC and reallocating for unlicensed WiFi use and C-V2X

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing taking the 75 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.9 Ghz band currently allocated for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) for the transportation and automotive industries and to reallocate it for different services.

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NTSB calls for federal review process for automated vehicle testing on public roads after Uber investigation; “inadequate safety culture”

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called upon federal regulators to create a review process before allowing automated test vehicles to operate on public roads, based upon the agency’s investigation of a fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian.

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Nikola Corporation to unveil novel battery cell technology; 500 Wh/kg on production cell

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Nikola Corporation said that it has developed a new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 Wh kg -1 on the material level and 500 Wh kg -1 on the production cell level—including casing, terminals and separator—more than double current lithium-ion battery cells. The Nikola prototype cell eliminates binder material and current collectors, enabling more energy storage within the cell.

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NTNU researchers use reverse electrodialysis and waste heat for hydrogen production: Heat to H2

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According to the IEA says that, producing all of today’s hydrogen just using electricity would require 3600 TWh—more than the annual electricity generation of the European Union.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview: Electric SUV targeting 300-mile range

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was formally unveiled Sunday night after several teasers, corporate promises, position statements, and at least one premature release of information.

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