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New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Michigan, McGill University and McMaster University have developed a binary copper?iron iron catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO 2 reduction toward methane.

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Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

Green Car Reports

Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities. Now, Kia is getting specific about its goals for going electric.

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China’s EV sector needs concrete revisions in the dual credit policy, not vague comments

China EV

Some pretty important statements regarding the future of China’s New Energy Vehicle market emerged from the just-concluded ChinaEV 100 Forum in Beijing. Full disclosure: I was not there.) But as usual, the central government made only vague statements regarding NEV policy.

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UK energy grid in desperate need of modernisation

Discover EV

A recent article in the Financial Times highlighted the fact that some motorway service stations lack the appropriate infrastructure to cater for the growing demand from EVs.

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Study suggests particulates from brake dust may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

Green Car Congress

Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads (brake abrasion dust, BAD) may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria, similarly to particles derived from diesel exhaust particles (DEP), according to a new study led by researchers at King’s College London.

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Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

Green Car Reports

A global study of consumers points to a continued disconnect between environmental awareness and electric vehicle sales—especially among Americans.

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Seeing Around the Corner With Lasers—and Speckle

Cars That Think

A new way to reconstruct images from interference patterns may one day help soldiers, rescue workers, and even self-driving cars. sensors sensors/automotive-sensors

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Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

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A Rutgers-led team has developed a new biomass pretreatment process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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Lucid Air electric sedan: Full reveal in April, production by end of 2020

Green Car Reports

Lucid has announced that a formal introduction for its Air electric luxury sedan will be held in April—perhaps coinciding with the New York Auto Show. It’s also opened reservations for the Air, which is due for deliveries by very early next year.

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Damon's Hypersport AI Boosts Motorcycle Safety

Cars That Think

Why rubber-pad the motorcycle world? Because that’s where the danger is. transportation transportation/self-driving

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CES 2020 show report

Discover EV

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's foremost event for showcasing next-generation of gadgets, technology and initiatives that will find their way into our lives in the near future. This year, EVs featured heavily

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association.

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Nissan Ariya Concept points directly to affordable 300-mile high-performance EV

Green Car Reports

If you want a good look at Nissan’s next fully electric vehicle, it’s very thinly masked in the Ariya Concept, which made its U.S. debut at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Hyundai and Kia to invest €100m in UK-based EV startup Arrival

Green Cars News

Hyundai and Kia are looking to accelerate their clean-mobility transformation with a €100m investment in UK-based startup Arrival

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Opinion: Carbon credits – a pass to make polluting cars?

Discover EV

Carbon credits, which can be bought to offset emissions that would otherwise breach national or international regulations, have been around for over a decade.

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

Green Car Congress

Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.

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2020 Chevy Bolt EV: $10,000 off now, lease deals ahead of tax-credit sunset April 1

Green Car Reports

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s federal EV tax credit eligibility amount dropped from $3,750 to $1,875 back on October 1, many expected GM to start making up for it with some deals.

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Oxford set to introduce zero-emission zone

Green Cars News

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have announced plans for the introduction of the UK’s first city centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ

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BMW X1 and X2 get PHEV treatment

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BMW's selection of PHEVs is being expanded further with both the X1 and X2 small SUVs gaining the xDrive25e powertrain this year. With the continuing popularity of SUVs as the car of choice for many individuals and families, these zero emissions-capable cars will surely prove a hit with customers

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New low-temp photocatalytic nanoparticle could shrink carbon footprint for syngas; methane dry reforming

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Researchers have created a plasmonic photocatalyst consisting of a Cu nanoparticle antenna with single-Ru atomic reactor sites on the nanoparticle surface that proves ideal for low-temperature, light-driven methane dry reforming—one pathway for the production of syngas.

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Researchers say energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries may double EV range

Green Car Reports

Researchers in Australia say that advancements made in cathode durability could make lithium-sulfur batteries a reality for electric vehicles soon. The news was reported Friday by IEEE Spectrum following a paper published Monday by researchers at Monash University in Science Advances.

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AA calls on government to scrap VAT on electric cars

Green Cars News

The AA is calling on the government to scrap VAT on both sales and leasing costs of electric vehicles to encourage uptake

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2019 Lexus UX 250h review

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As a hybrid-only model, the Lexus UX makes a bold statement in the compact SUV market: efficient, fun to drive and eye-catching. But many alternatives are cheaper and more spacious

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Of the total investment, Hyundai will contribute €80 million; Kia €20 million.

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Nissan EVs will share platform with Infiniti, Renault, Mitsubishi

Green Car Reports

Nissan hasn’t launched a completely new dedicated electric vehicle in nearly 10 years.

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Will rising CO2 vehicle emissions result in less choice for your next car?

Green Cars News

The choice of cars available to lease or buy in the UK could be about to take a nosedive

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2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Discover EV

Unremarkable' is the word best used to describe the Honda CR-V Hybrid but as petrol-electric SUVs go it is comfy, practical, spacious and packed with tech

2020 52

India launches long-range CNG bus service enabled by Agility Fuel Solutions

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India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched India’s first long distance compressed natural gas (CNG) bus under a strategic program led by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company in India.

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Volkswagen diesel settlement funding electric school buses

Green Car Reports

Of all the kinds of vehicles that can be made electric, school buses sure make a lot of sense. Electric school buses have fewer maintenance needs and no noise pollution.

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Top five things we learned this week

Green Cars News

116 years ago this week, Ford revolutionised car manufacturing when the first Model-T made on an assembly line was completed

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The California Carpool Sticker: How An Electric Car Buys You Life In The Fast Lane

EV Life

California Carpool Sticker. If you’re a commuter in California, there are now more reasons to drive an electric car than just saving on tax incentives & rebates , your carbon footprint, fuel, and maintenance costs.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt are collaborating on electric powertrain development for trucks. At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration.

Nissan cleans up cabin design, just says no to more touchscreens

Green Car Reports

From the Sony Vision-S and its many screens to the Chrysler Airflow Vision concept and its additional touchscreen in front of the passenger, a theme inside vehicles shown at CES 2020 last week seemed to be the more screens the merrier.

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Video review: BMW 330e iPerformance PHEV

Green Cars News

With its reputation as the ultimate driver’s car, the 3 Series remains BMW’s most accomplished model

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BMW launching compact BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive: X1 xDrive25e followed by X2 xDrive25e

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The BMW Group is introducing new plug-in hybrid models: the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e. The electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles) in the two new plug-in hybrid models.

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Daimler developing battery-electric version of Econic HD truck; customer testing in 2021, series production in 2022

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Daimler Trucks is taking the next step in its electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor heavy-duty truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic. Customer testing of the eEconic for municipal use will begin in 2021.

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Ricardo testing finds DPF regeneration spikes particulate emissions, resulting in exceedance of Euro limits

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Testing of two popular Euro 6d-temp diesels by Ricardo, commissioned by the environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E), has found that the periodic regeneration of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in the light-duty vehicles can generate spikes of particulate emissions of more than 1,000 times the normal rate. This results in exceeding the particle number emissions limit by between 32-115% on all tests in which a full DPF regeneration occurred.

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