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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. Today, the level is roughly 53%; Volkswagen’s plant in Salzgitter—expected to be the home of Volkswagen’s first center for electric vehicle battery recycling—expects to raise it further to about 72%.

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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. Frank Blome, the head of VW's Center of Excellence in Battery Cells, said in an outward facing internal marketing interview that the company.

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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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Tesla introduces longest-range EV in production

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Not content with already producing the longest-range electric vehicle, Tesla have upped their game further still by upgrading their Model S and Model X cars to run even further on a single charge.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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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. Compared to other major organizations, BloombergNEF continues to hold the most aggressive view on EV adoption.

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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. Volvo took an unusual step in naming its official battery suppliers for its upcoming electric vehicles, like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming all-electric version.

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Smartphones Replace Fobs for Keyless Vehicle Entry

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Lincoln and Amazon are the latest companies to harness smartphone apps for easy vehicle entry.

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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. The new customized route, which has been exclusively created for a DHL customer, covers a distance of approximately eight kilometers between the customer premises and the DHL service center in Liaobu, Dongguan, Guangdong Province.

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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. Perhaps most troubling, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography released data last week from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere have reached record levels unseen not just in human history, but in the scientific.

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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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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Ultrafast Motion-Planning Chip Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer

Cars That Think

Realtime Robotics’ motion-planning processor helps autonomous cars make better decisions.

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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. The study also showed that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. For around 20 years, studies have shown that airborne particulate matter negatively affects human health.

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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. Mercedes-Benz brought us there to experience the EQC—and possibly to normalize it in a sea of EVs that makes California look like a land of late adopters. Outside Oslo, where cars were larger.

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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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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Upgraded Kia Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid now on sale from £24,590

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Following its unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the upgraded Kia Niro is now on sale in the UK

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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. A single in-wheel motor can achieve a power output of more than 110 kW (147 HP) and fits inside a 19-inch or larger wheel rim.

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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. 1 priority for 2019, especially after the company's sales exploded as Model 3 production ramped up. Now the.

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

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Mercedes-Benz EQC 4matic UK pricing and specification announced

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The EQC, the first fully-electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz’s new EQ brand is now available to order

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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.

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"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. The company said it has already received 6,500 "expressions of interest" for the car just in Britain. DON'T.

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2020 Volkswagen Golf: first teaser sketches revealed

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The Volkswagen Golf MK8 is set to hit the market next year, and now VW has quietly revealed two teaser sketches of the new car ahead of its full reveal.

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Volkswagen receives more than 15,000 registrations for the ID.3 in 24 hours

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Ahead of the first Volkswagen ID. model’s introduction to customers, the brand has launched the ID.

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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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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. Many, including Tesla with its Supercharger stations, are building new charging stations with solar canopies or.

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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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Ford make major hybrid and all-electric push

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With the Mondeo Hybrid Ford’s only existing eco-friendly car, it’s fair to say the American manufacturer has been slow to develop its hybrid and electric vehicle programme. But now it’s finally done something about it.

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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. 2017 and about twice as much as it was in 2016. The gasoline displacement from EV versus PHEV was split almost evenly in 2012 and 2013 but EV accounted for two-thirds of the gasoline displacement by 2018

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$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. As states implement—or discontinue—various EV incentives, the effect on sales has been dramatic. For example.

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Does the Toyota RAV4 prove hybrids can finally take on diesel?

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The automotive industry is slowly turning in favour of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV), especially with the government announcing a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040

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World premiere of the ID. ROOMZZ from Volkswagen

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China with the launch of eight SUVs

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Honda, American Electric Power developing 2nd life applications for used EV batteries

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Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into AEP’s electricity system. The project seeks to address multiple challenges related to the expansion of EVs, including the repurposing of used EV batteries, the expected impact of EV demand and renewable energy on the nation’s utility operators and the integration of EV batteries as a storage solution for the electric grid

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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. Volkswagen has announced plans to build 22 million new electric cars by 2029, and has announced battery contracts for up to 50 million electric cars, without specifying a date.

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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.

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