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Spanish team develops microwave-induced electrolysis at low temperatures for H2 production

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Researchers in Spain have developed hydrogen production without contact electrodes via water electrolysis mediated by the microwave-triggered redox activation of solid-state ionic materials at low temperatures ( Nature Energy. Schematic illustration of the microwave-induced redox cycle.

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Electrified cars pass a tipping point in Europe, as new registrations pass diesels

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Diesel cars have historically been the default choice in Europe, but that is no longer the case.

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Jaguar E-Pace gains new platform, facelift and hybrid tech

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The Jaguar E-Pace has had a complete refresh for 2020 and, while not much appears different on the outside, it sits on an all-new platform with most models benefitting from hybrid power

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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Intelligent Power Generation (IPG) will demonstrate the impact of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in UK electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, following a £1-million contract from Highways England.

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Advent Technologies to collaborate with Los Alamos, UT Austin, RPI, UNM and Toyota in the development of next-generation HT-PEM fuel cell technology

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Year-long testing of Leclanché 60 Ah G/NMC cells shows high energy density, high cycle life

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Leclanché SA reported that year-long testing of its 60 Ah G/NMC battery cells has shown them to be both high energy density and high cycle life—critical characteristics for a wide range of automotive and e-transportation energy storage solutions.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells announces commercial availability of E-45 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced that its Nuvera E-45 fuel cell system is now commercially available.

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Kenworth and Peterbilt first electric Class 8 trucks up Pike’s Peak; fuel cell and BEV

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PACCAR announced that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Both vehicles displayed superb power and exhibited excellent drivability over the 156 twisting turns and switchbacks during the 4,700-foot elevation gain to the summit.

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Mitsubishi Motors to raise proportion of electrified vehicles in total sales to 50% by 2030

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As part of its newly announced 30-year environmental plan , Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) says that it will raise the proportion of electrified vehicles in its total sales—with a focus on its plug-in hybrids) to 50% by 2030.

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Saietta Group wins APC grant to bring production of axial flux traction electric motor to 150k units per year

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UK-based tech company Saietta has won a major grant , through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) that will fast-track the first stage of the production process ramp-up for its innovative Axial Flux Traction (AFT) electric motor.

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VW project to transition Greek "model island" to electric vehicles, renewable power

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Volkswagen plans to transition a Greek island entirely to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. The automaker is working with the Greek government to turn Astypalea, in the southern Aegean Sea, into a "model island" for zero-emission transportation.

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Ford: hands-free Active Drive Assist to arrive first on F-150 and Mustang Mach-E later this year

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Ford’s hands-free Active Drive Assist feature will arrive first on 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E, included as standard on certain models or as relatively affordable option on others, with both vehicles becoming available to customers in late 2020.

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New process uses localized surface plasmons for room-temperature conversion of CO2 to CO

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have demonstrated a room-temperature method that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide levels in fossil-fuel power plant exhaust, one of the main sources of carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

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Nissan teases potential of Ariya electric crossover for Europe, as US election nears

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Nissan announced on Friday—just days ahead of a U.S.

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ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium create fuel cell technology JV

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Germany-based ElringKlinger and France-based Plastic Omnium, two automotive supplier leaders in their respective business areas, will create EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, a joint venture dedicated to fuel cell stack development, production and commercialization.

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Neste to acquire Bunge Rotterdam refinery to increase raw material pretreatment capacity for renewable products

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan’s refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a purchase price of €258 million (US$302 million).

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Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai Motor signed an MOU with Shanghai Electric Power Co., Shanghai Sunwise New Energy System Co.,

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Kandi claims $7,999 effective cost in California for 59-mile electric car, K27 cleared for road use

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Kandi America announced Tuesday that the lowest-priced of its two small, Chinese-made electric cars has been EPA certified and cleared for California roads, and the company is preparing to start deliveries in the state.

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IDTechEx: despite efforts to reduces rare-earth use, percentage of permanent magnet-based EV motors rising

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While there has been much publicity and technical development towards rare-earth reduction in vehicle motors, in practice the market is seeing an increase in the number of permanent magnet motors.

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Chevy makes all-electric classic Blazer SUV to show off upcoming eCrate package

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Chevrolet turned a 1977 K5 Blazer into the all-electric Blazer-E show vehicle to demonstrate an electric crate-motor package it plans to put on sale in 2021.

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ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU member states and the United Kingdom. Across the EU, 3.0%

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NIO launches 100 kWh battery with flexible battery upgrade plans; cell-to-pack technology

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China-based EV maker NIO launched its 100 kWh battery together with battery upgrade plans. With more than 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery features CTP (cell to pack) technology, realizing 37% higher energy density. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC range of NIO models can now reach up to 615 km (382 miles).

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Ford is betting on commercial electric vehicles, affordable EVs, says CEO

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Ford’s plan for electric vehicles doesn’t include anything quite like the loaded GMC Hummer EV, but referring to the so-called supertruck last week helped Ford CEO Jim Farley define Ford's EV strategy.

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Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG sign binding agreement for new fuel-cell joint venture

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The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. Earlier post.). The joint venture will develop a system with several power stages, including a twin system with 300 kW continuous power for heavy-duty long-haul trucks.

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Volvo is developing its own electric motors for EVs, in Sweden and China

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Volvo on Monday announced a dedicated electric-motor lab in Shanghai. In combination with an existing center in Gothenburg, Sweden, this will allow future motor development to be done in-house, the automaker said in a press release.

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Volvo Trucks to offer complete range of HD electric trucks in Europe in 2021; sales of VNR Electric start in N America in December

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Volvo Trucks will offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines starting in Europe in 2021. Volvo Trucks is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe. These trucks will have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tonnes. Depending on the battery configuration the range could be up to 300 km.

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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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In the third quarter of 2020, 9.9% of passenger cars sold in the EU were electrically-chargeable vehicles, compared to 3.0% during the same period last year, according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). The support measures introduced by various countries to stimulate car demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic disadvantaged conventionally-powered vehicles.

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Bentley plans to go all-plug-in by 2026, all-electric by 2030

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Bentley plans to make its entire lineup plug-in hybrid or all-electric by 2026, and will switch entirely to battery-electric vehicles by 2030. Announced during an online press conference Wednesday, the electrification push is part of Bentley's plan to become "end-to-end" carbon neutral by 2030.

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Biden would be better for US electric-car future, VW CEO says

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A winner hasn’t yet been declared in this week’s U.S. Presidential election, but at least one auto-industry CEO has already spoken out about the anticipated outcome.

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Mitsubishi invests in WiTricity, for wireless EV charging push

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Mitsubishi Corporation is investing in WiTricity, a company that sells wireless-charging systems for plug-in cars, WiTricity announced in a press release Thursday.

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Diamond Green Diesel to more than double renewable fuel capacity using second Honeywell Ecofining unit; 675M barrels renewable diesel per year

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Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will more than double its annual production of renewable diesel with the completion of a second Honeywell Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd). Diamond Green Diesel is owned by Valero Energy Corp.

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Neste and LG Chem building a strategic partnership to drive the polymers and chemicals industry transformation towards a circular bioeconomy

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Northwestern team develops solid acid electrochemical cell for the production of hydrogen from ammonia

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Researchers at Northwestern University, with colleagues from SAFCell , Inc, have demonstrated the production of high-purity hydrogen by thermal-electrochemical decomposition of ammonia at an intermediate temperature of 250 ?C. A paper on their work is published in the journal Joule.

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ABC Companies partners with Lightning eMotors to launch first electric repowered motorcoach

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ABC Companies, a leading provider to the motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transportation market in the United States and Canada, will soon be the first to offer a motorcoach-diesel-to-electric-repower program for North American operators.

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Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tied to a License and Cooperation agreement with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of Rotor Sail solutions to the shipping industry.

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Mitsubishi plans to embrace plug-in hybrids in a big way this decade

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Mitsubishi was a fairly early adopter of plug-in hybrids, but lost the lead to other automakers. Now it appears the company is looking to make up ground. On Monday the automaker said it will launch a robust electrified-vehicle push—centering on plug-in hybrids.

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ULEMCo collaborates with JCB and Bucher on new hydrogen road sweeper

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ULEMCo has worked with partners JCB and Bucher Municipal to produce a new road sweeper for Aberdeen City Council that demonstrates the ability to use hydrogen fuel in both the primary engine and the auxiliary engine powering the ancillary equipment. The project for Aberdeen has involved ULEMCo converting a Bucher Municipal (previously Johnston Sweepers) road sweeper to operate on dual fuel.

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