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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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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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BMW i4: All-electric gran coupe to offer up to 372 miles of range

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BMW has announced the all-electric i4 will be produced and launched in 2021

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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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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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Lucid’s Atieva powers Formula E Season 6 with spec battery pack

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Atieva, the Silicon Valley-based technology wing of Lucid Motors, announced that the spec battery pack of its own design will power the entire 24-car Formula E field for the upcoming 2019/20 race season in association with its partners.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morris retro-cute electric delivery van: pricing and more info

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The Morris Commercial JE is officially alive. This revived icon is set to make a splash in the commercial EV world, but don't expect to see it delivering bouquets of discount flowers; this lightweight, high-tech EV has a price tag to match.

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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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In-road wireless charging project breaks ground in Sweden

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Sweden is playing host to a prototype in-road wireless charging network designed to power electric commercial and public transit vehicles as they drive. Work began on the first section of this road last Wednesday.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives: 39 miles of electric range, sporty performance from crossover SUV

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The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid unveiled Tuesday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show is both the most-powerful and most-efficient version of the brand's compact crossover.

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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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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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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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Canadian study links exposure to ultrafine particle air pollution to brain cancer

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Greater exposure to ambient ultrafine particles (UFPs, according to a new study by a team of researchers in Canada in the journal Epidemiology. This is the first study to suggest a relationship with the incidence of brain tumors, although previous work has shown that nanoparticles can get into the brain and that they can carry carcinogenic chemicals. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Epidemiology.

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BMW i4 electric sedan shaping up as Tesla Model 3 rival

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BMW's new mainstream electric sedan is starting to take shape. With development well underway, a new report leads us to believe that Munich is taking Tesla's latest offerings very seriously. How seriously?

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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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Five things we didn’t expect in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is likely the car that will dominate coverage of the LA auto show, which opens to the public on Friday. Quite a lot of information about Ford’s new electric SUV has already been released, especially for a car that won't be delivered until next fall.

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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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We rode in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Here’s what it felt like

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, the company’s first all-electric SUV, was officially revealed to the world Sunday night in a globally broadcast event. Actual cars won’t show up at dealers until next autumn, but we can already tell you a little about what they’ll be like.

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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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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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Lyft will rent 200 Kia Niro EVs to its drivers by the week, in Colorado

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The ride-hailing operator Lyft last Thursday launched a program that makes 200 fully electric vehicles available to its drivers in the Denver market.

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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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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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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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Cummins announces PLANET 2050 strategy; net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Cummins Inc. announced its next environmental sustainability strategy—PLANET 2050—which includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change. By 2050, Cummins is targeting net-zero carbon emissions. PLANET 2050 focuses on three priority areas: addressing climate change and air emissions; using natural resources in the most sustainable way; and improving communities.

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Audi E-Tron electric SUV earns 5-star safety rating

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The 2019 E-Tron was awarded five stars in government crash testing, Audi announced Tuesday, adding to its new EV's safety top-notch credentials.

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