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El Segundo’s @LATimes In Bed With Chevron Oil To Cover Up Oil Industry’s Deliberate Criminal Destruction Of Climate. Clueless Reporters See Nothing. Enjoy Today’s Food Section Ads #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. In the long term, Volkswagen wants to recycle about 97% of all raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs.

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Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

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In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain.

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Top five things we learned this week

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Well it’s finally here… the Leasing.com London Motor Show kicks off in earnest today! Are you planning on going along? With a weekend of fun activities planned, you can check out what’s on and when here

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@LATimes Gives Big Bully Butts Bully Pulpit To B t & Bamboozle #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

DHL launches its first regular fully-automated and intelligent urban drone delivery service

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DHL Express and intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang entered into a strategic partnership to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.

2019 139

Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

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Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car, bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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@LATimes Has No Climate Editor & Zero Reporters On The #ClimateCrisis Beat So They Pay Bloomberg & AP To Do News Reporting While LAT Focuses On Food, E-Sports And Bread & Circus #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

Elaphe to begin low-volume series production of L1500 in-wheel powertrain system

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Elaphe Propulsion Technologies will begin low-volume series manufacturing of L1500 gearless in-wheel powertrain system. The Elaphe L1500 in-wheel motor achieves the highest torque densities of electric motors on the market, generating 1500 N·m of torque without using any gears.

2019 135

Renewable energy growth falters as carbon dioxide hits record levels

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The past couple of weeks have seen the convergence of two troubling trends.

2019 101

Audi A4 2019: New looks, new engines and new infotainment across the range

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The new Audi A4 will go on sale in June, with new looks, engine changes and the inclusion of the new MMI touch display on offer

2019 41

On Second Thought @EricGarcetti Decides LA Can Wait To Take Urgent Climate Crisis Action #WhitePrivilege #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in.

2019 122

EVgo fast-charge network commits to 100 percent renewable power

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If electric cars are supposed to clean up the environment and reduce global warming—and they are—EV drivers would like to rely on 100 percent renewable energy to do charge. And charging networks are striving to provide it.

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Top five biggest automotive innovators

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While each manufacturer has a certain something it brings to the table, often gaining lifelong customers along the way, there’s a select few that leave everyone playing catch-up

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@LATimes Will No Longer Cover #ClimateCrisis Or Report On Tipping Points. “Food News & E-Sports Are Our Beat Here In El Segundo,” Declares @PatSoonShiong. “We Leave The Real News To @WAPO & @NYT”

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2019 100

Rigterink Logistikgruppe testing the fully-electric eActros truck

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The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros will be put through its paces by Rigterink Logistikgruppe in regular operations primarily transporting foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area.

2019 122

$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

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Among states, incentives for electric cars vary wildly—from Colorado, which offers a $5,000 tax credit for EV buyers, to Illinois, where the legislature just proposed a $1,000 annual registration fee for electric cars.

2019 98

Choosing your next car? Rely on reliability surveys as well as Clarkson and co

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2019 41

New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium this week, Delphi Technologies will unveil a new 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications. Delphi 500+ bar GDi pump.

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NOAA study finds little evidence for large increases in total US methane emissions over the past decade

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A study by a team of researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory has found that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in the United States may not be rising as quickly as had been feared.

2019 112

Waterloo power management strategy greatly enhances durability of on-board fuel cells in FC-PHEV

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo (Canada), with a colleague in Sweden, have used a power management strategy greatly to extend the durability of onboard fuel cells in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: an increase of 1.8, and 6.9

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NTSB investigation of Model 3 fatal crash in March finds Autopilot was active

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the fatal March 2019 crash of a Tesla Model 3 with a semi-trailer in Delray Beach, Fla., stating that the Autopilot driver-assist system was active at the time of the crash.

2019 106

BloombergNEF: electrics to take 57% of global passenger car sales, 81% of municipal bus sales by 2040

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) is out with an aggressive forecast that projects electric vehicles taking up 57% of the global passenger car sales by 2040—slightly higher than it forecast a year ago—and electric buses with 81% of municipal bus sales by the same date.

2019 106

Northwestern team identifies site in enzyme responsible for methane-methanol conversion

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Methanotrophic bacteria remove methane from the environment and convert it into methanol. An interdisciplinary team at Northwestern University has found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion catalyzes this reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion.

2019 106

Audi offering 12V mild hybrid versions of new A4; 48V MHEV for S4 TDI diesel

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Audi is offering the revamped A4 with many engine options equipped with 12V and 48V mild-hybrid systems (MHEV). This also applies to the Audi S4 TDI (combined fuel consumption 6.3 – 6.2 l/100 km (37.3 - 37.9 US mpg); combined CO 2 emissions 166 – 163 g/km (267.2 – 262.3

2019 106

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles.

2019 101

IHS Markit: more than 11.2M Vehicles will be equipped with V2X in 2024

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More than 11.2 million light vehicles equipped with some form of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) system will be produced globally in 2024, representing 12% of the light vehicle fleet, based on new research and forecasts from business information provider IHS Markit). IHS Markit expects that production of light vehicles equipped with V2X systems will be just under 15,000 units in 2019 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 277.5 percent in 2024.

2019 98

"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

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Honda last week confirmed a new name for the Urban EV concept that it has showed twice at European auto shows recently. The car will be dubbed the Honda e when it goes on sale in Europe, though the company did not specify any time frame.

2019 98

Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

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Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany.

2019 97

YouTube-famous Tesla rebuilder opens shop in "coopetition" with Tesla

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Without dealerships, service has been a regular challenge for Tesla and its owners. Reports are so rampant about months-long wait times for Tesla service that CEO Elon Musk has acknowledged that addressing service complaints is his No.

2019 98

Swiss team finds particle emissions from aircraft turbine engines at ground-idle induce oxidative stress in bronchial cells

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In a study on the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells, Swiss researchers have found that cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling.

2019 96

MAN Engines releases first IMO Tier III engines for workboats; low-cost, SCR-only solution

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MAN Engines—a business unit of MAN Truck & Bus, itself a member of the Volkswagen Group—is now offering 12-cylinder, IMO Tier III emission standards engines for workboats, spanning a power range from 551 to 1,213 kW. The engines are immediately available.

2019 96

SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. The battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe.

2019 96

Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Opel presented the new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version of the Grandland X. Topping Opel’s SUV offer (that also comprises the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6

2019 96

First drive review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover charges ahead, luxury first

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Norway has a lot of electric cars—so many that it can make anyone driving a new vehicle with an internal combustion engine look like a Luddite.

2019 95

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Equipped cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city; Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on a green.

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