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Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford F-550 for shuttle buses, delivery trucks

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Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab. The new Lightning Electric Ford F-550 will be available in gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 17,500 to 19,500 pounds. Orders from fleets are being accepted immediately.

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Hydrogen from renewable energy could be cost-competitive by 2030, analysis finds

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Hydrogen produced using renewable energy could become a cost-competitive option over that made from natural gas within the decade, according to a new analysis from IHS Markit.

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Further help confirmed for car finance consumers still facing coronavirus difficulties

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed support will continue for motor finance consumers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19), including a ban on repossessions until 31 October 2020

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Delanchy Group receives first Renault D Z.E. electric truck

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Freight carrier the Delanchy Group, which has been using a 100% electric Renault Trucks D prototype since 2017, has received the first D Z.E. series model. Earlier post.). Renault Trucks and the Delanchy Group have been working together for more than fifty years.

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First carbon-neutral lithium extraction project to start in Germany

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EIT InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, announced a partnership with Vulcan Energy Resources Limited (Vulcan), a start-up lithium exploration company, to produce the world’s first completely carbon-neutral lithium in Germany.

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Porsche 3D-printing innovative pistons for increased power and efficiency

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Porsche already uses 3D printing technology in prototype construction, manufacturing spare parts for classic sports cars and in other areas.

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2022 Nissan Ariya: 10 geeky details in 300-mile, $40,000 electric crossover

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The production-bound Ariya electric crossover that Nissan revealed Wednesday morning in Japan represents a bucketload of firsts for the brand.

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Commentary: Nissan ends war over electric-car charging standards, as Tesla stands apart

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Beta might have been better from the start, but that didn’t keep it from winning a videocassette recorder war over VHS back in the 1980s. Such was the case, it seems, in the battle between CHAdeMO and CCS as a standard for electric-vehicle fast-charging in the 2010s.

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Biden plan would broaden EV tax credit, include Cash for Clunkers reboot

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Joe Biden announced a broad environmental plan Tuesday that includes provisions to broaden the federal electric-car tax credit and revive the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend.

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DOT: 89% reduction in US airline passengers in May 2020 y-o-y

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US airlines carried 89% fewer scheduled service passengers in May 2020 than in May 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. Source: DOT BTS.

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VW built a proving ground for fast-charging in the Arizona heat

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Volkswagen built its Arizona Proving Grounds for hot-weather testing of new cars. Now the automaker is subjecting charging stations to the Arizona heat as well. A 50-space charging site was recently added to the Maricopa, Arizona, facility, VW said in a press release Wednesday.

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DOE announces $11.5M in Phase 1 funding for carbon capture and storage program; ARPA-E FLECCS

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The US Department of Energy announced $11.5 million in funding for 12 projects as part of Phase 1 of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E’s) FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program. FLECCS project teams will work to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes that better enable technologies, such as natural gas power generators, to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment.

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15 states want all heavy-duty trucks electric by 2050

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A contingent of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a memorandum of understating (MOU) to draft regulations requiring all new new medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks sold in their jurisdictions to be electric by 2050.

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SJTU team proposes new dual-fuel combustion mode: intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI); high efficiency, low NOx

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A team at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is proposing a new combustion mode—intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI)—for ultra-high efficiency and low emissions simultaneously. A paper on ICCI is published in the journal Fuel.

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TR Group & Hiringa partner to introduce heavy fuel cell electric trucks into NZ

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Hiringa Energy and TR Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer heavy fuel cell electric trucks for the New Zealand market powered by Hiringa’s nation-wide hydrogen refueling network, and TR’s heavy fleet lease, rental, and maintenance management expertise.

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Statkraft to install GE Rotating Stabilizers in grid-stabilization project in Scotland

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Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to a deal to help further decarbonize the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology—i.e.,

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Researchers use synchrotron in quest for better synthetic fuels catalyst

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Using X-rays from a synchrotron particle accelerator, scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now been able to observe for the first time a catalyst during the Fischer-Tropsch reaction that facilitates the production of synthetic fuels under industrial conditions.

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BMW iX3 electric crossover detailed: US misses out on first new-generation EV

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The first of BMW's next-generation electric cars has arrived, but it's not coming to the United States. The 2021 BMW iX3 electric crossover was originally slated for the U.S., but BMW no longer plans to offer it here. The iX3 will launch in China, where it will also be built, later this year.

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Ford Bronco Hybrid, Bronco Sport Hybrid on the way: Is an electric Bronco, too?

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Ford is bringing back the Bronco, which to many Americans has meant an iconic “tough truck” SUV counterpoint to the Mustang coupe and convertible for several decades.

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Malbork, Poland purchases six electric buses made by Solaris

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Representatives of the municipal operator MZK Malbork (Poland) and Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract for the delivery of six electric buses. Newly commissioned Urbino 12 electric buses will start the electrification of the city’s public transport.

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Nissan’s move to CCS fast-charging makes CHAdeMO a legacy standard

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With the release of charging specifications for the Ariya electric crossover, Nissan effectively put CHAdeMO on notice.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT and SUV: Everything we know in advance of full reveal

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In fall 2021, GM will bring back Hummer—a brand once maligned by environmentalists—with a set of zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles aimed at weekend adventurers.

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MAHLE Powertrain wins IMECHE’S Dugald Clerk Prize for innovative pre-chamber ignition technology; Active MJI

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An author partnership from MAHLE Powertrain in the US has been recognized for its work on pre-chamber ignition, presented at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems conference in December 2019.

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands. The International Energy Agency’s Monthly Oil Statistics shows that there are differences in refinery output throughout the world.

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Solaris to supply 29 electric buses to Offenbach

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Solaris will supply 29 electric buses to Offenbach am Main. This is the second biggest order from Germany for electric buses made by Solaris.

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New York state rolls out EV Make-Ready Program

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a package of major clean transportation initiatives, including a “Make Ready” order approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to advance New York’s commitment to accelerate its transition to cleaner mobility.

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Würzburg buys two Solaris electric buses

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Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has delivered two Urbino 12 electric buses to the city of Würzburg, Germany. It is the first delivery performed for the operator NVG Omnibus-Betriebs-GmbH. It is the first time that the customer has opted for battery vehicles.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator available with 3rd generation 3.0L EcoDiesel

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As suggested in 2018, ( earlier post ) the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is now available with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine. The expected fuel economy ratings will deliver the highest driving range on one tank of fuel yet for Gladiator.

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Rivian closes $2.5B investment round

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Rivian has closed an investment round of $2.5 billion. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

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Nissan unveils electric crossover Ariya; on sale in US in 2021 starting at $40,000

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Nissan introduced the all-new Nissan Ariya, an electric crossover SUV that lets customers travel up to approximately 300 miles per charge (preliminary Nissan estimate for long-range 2WD model).

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Motiv Power Systems deploys its first electric trolley in Estes Park, Colorado

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Motiv Power Systems, a sustainable technology company delivering all-electric chassis with a proven software platform for the electrification of medium-duty trucks and buses, announced the deployment of its first electric trolley with the Town of Estes Park in Colorado, with one more planned.

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DOE releases draft energy storage grand challenge roadmap and requests stakeholder input

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap.

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Tesla Model Y price drops $3,000, Model S and Model X get faster supercharging

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Tesla lowered the price of the Model Y Long Range AWD by $3,000 on Saturday. The other current version offered, the Model Y Performance, received a $1,000 price drop. That brings the effective price to $51,190 for the Long Range and $61,190 for the Performance, including the $1,200 destination fee.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a North American test facility.

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Egenberger receives two Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses

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The Egenberger bus company in Thierhaupten, Germany has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses.

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Eaton contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative with lineup of emission-reducing and electric vehicle technologies

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Power management company Eaton said it is a key contributor and supporter of the National Zero-Emission Truck ( ZET ) Coalition’s newly issued priority federal recommendations.

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