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BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs).

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Hyundai invests in startup aiming to transport hydrogen in oil

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Hyundai is investing in a startup that plans to transport hydrogen in oil, potentially making use of existing fossil-fuel infrastructure. The automaker is partnering with German startup Hydrogenious through its Hyundai Cradle division, which deals with emerging technology and startup partnerships.

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Mercedes-Benz confirms six new all-electric EQ models

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is expanding its all-electric EQ range with six new EVs.

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CleanCar.go

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The rise in e-commerce was already a major trend before Covid-19 rearranged our lives. Now it has been turbo-charged. Physical retail will still have a place in the urban landscape. But for many people in many circumstances, online shopping is going to become the dominant retail mode.

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California can help anchor a multi-billion dollar domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain and inject thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into California’s economically disadvantaged Imperial Valley, according to a new report from New Energy Nexus.

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Amazon shows Rivian electric delivery vans it will use starting in 2021

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Amazon on Thursday revealed the Rivian electric delivery van it plans to start using in 2021. The e-commerce and logistics giant announced last year that it had ordered 100,000 electric vans from electric-truck hopeful Rivian.

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Audi e-tron GT previewed ahead of big reveal

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One of the stars of the 2018 LA Auto Show, the Audi e-tron GT has been hotly anticipated since.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

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End of an era: Mitsubishi likely to stop making the i-MiEV electric car

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What was the first mass-produced electric vehicle, after the GM EV1? No, it’s not the Nissan Leaf. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was, by many assessments, a pioneer as a dedicated electric vehicle.

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Peugeot launches all-electric e-Traveller MPV

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In recent months the PSA Group brands have all launched both an electric van, and an MPV based on the group's shared architecture. The Peugeot e-Traveller is destined to reach the UK next year, with reservations already open

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Hyundai i20N: Further details of upcoming hot hatch revealed

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Hyundai has revealed more teaser images and details of its upcoming i20N – a small hot hatchback that’ll be aiming to take on the Ford Fiesta ST when it arrives

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Solid Power produces and delivers 10-layer 2Ah all solid-state lithium metal cells

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Solid Power announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state lithium metal cells.

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Polestar 2 earns 233-mile range rating, well behind Model 3

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EPA range ratings released Monday for the Polestar 2 electric car are lower than what the automaker had previously expected for the model, which arrives in the U.S.

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A just transition

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Benjamin Franklin noted that there was nothing certain in life except death and taxes. However, to this auspicious list, we must now add (at least) one more category; the end of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. We all know it is coming and probably sooner than we think. The UK Government has committed to banning the sale of new ICE vehicles (and hybrids) from 2035. Many observers think that date will be brought forward.

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan which has been produced by the German automaker since 1977. The Rear-Wheel Drive “saloon” car is BMW’s flagship and is only available in a sedan body style, which includes long wheelbase and limousine models.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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With demand for lithium set to increase over the next decade, Roskill has calculated , using its in-house analysis, that CO 2 emissions from lithium production are set to triple by 2025 versus current levels and to grow by a factor of six by 2030, with the vast majority of this coming from mineral concentrate production, shipping and refining.

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Ownership-cost advantages of EVs even stronger for SUVs and pickups, study finds

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Electric cars offer lower ownership costs than internal-combustion vehicles that can "more than make up for an EV's higher purchase price, according to a new Consumer Reports study.

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Audi A3 Sportback gets PHEV power

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Darling of the premium small hatch market, the Audi A3, has gained a plug-in powertrain. Joining the Ingolstadt company's ever-expanding range of PHEVs, the A3 40 TFSI e is promising warm hatch performance with tax-friendly emissions and zero-emissions commuting capability

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New Jaguar XE introduces mild-hybrid tech and tech updates

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The Jaguar XE has been updated and now includes mild-hybrid drivetrain options and an improved infotainment system

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JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI

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East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Hitachi, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement to collaborate on development of test railway vehicles equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity.

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Tire dust is pollution, and this invention will help vehicles clean up as they go

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Researchers in the UK have come up with a device that they say could dramatically cut the amount of tire dust that is released into the environment—and potentially, our lungs—as tires wear.

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World Space Week

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The week of the 4th – 10th of October we will be celebrating the annual World Space Week ! It is the largest space event on Earth celebrating Science and Technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition, with over 8,000 events held last year in 96 different countries.

Fort Collins-Loveland October Group Buy-Bigger and Better!

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado. With the success of Fort Collins-Loveland September group buy, stakeholders have agreed to extend the group buy another month! Not only has it been extended, but they now welcome aboard another dealership, Dellenbach Motors with the 2020 Chevy Bolt! Further, Fort Collins Nissan was able to provide even more discounts off of the 2020 Nissan Leaf this. The post Fort Collins-Loveland October Group Buy-Bigger and Better!

Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains

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Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.

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Mullen's plans for selling Chinese EVs in the US change again

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California-based Mullen Technologies, which plans to sell Chinese-designed electric cars in the United States, appears to have changed its plans again.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r r has used only green power.

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets. Source: Ipsos.

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is starting limited production—the first step in commercializing its methanol fuel cell technology.

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SwRI-led team achieves 20% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency with connectivity, automation; ARPA-E NEXTCAR

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A team led by Southwest Research Institute has applied connectivity and automation to achieve a 20% improvement in efficiency on a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on October 5, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019. They are adjusted for both population and 2020 being a leap year (all but price of gasoline) and for inflation (price of gasoline).

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Teijin showcasing its mobility technologies and products via new interactive site in response to “new normal” lifestyle

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Teijin Limited is now introducing its mobility technologies and products to enterprise customers via Teijin Mobility Online. The site will enable customers and the company to stimulate creativities and explore innovation opportunities responding to the new normal lifestyle.

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Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

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Hino Trucks announces Project Z for Class 4-8 zero emission trucks; fuel-cell and battery-electric

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Hino Trucks announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8. In a live virtual event, Hino showcased the line-up of zero emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.

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BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

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BASF now has the worldwide distribution rights for RheoFalt smart additives to modify asphalt and bitumen manufactured by the Netherlands-based company Ventraco. Excluded from the agreement are Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, where Ventraco will continue to supply the products.

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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched eGen Power, Allison’s new series of fully integrated electric axles.

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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. The workforce at the BBA Plant Dadong in Shenyang already celebrated the successful start of production on 29 September 2020.

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