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New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

2020 95

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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Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

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

2020 93

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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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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Rio Tinto awards US$276M iron ore mine construction contract for Western Turner Syncline Phase 2

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Rio Tinto has awarded Perth-based company Mondium a contract valued at approximately US$276 million (A$400 million) for the design and construction of the Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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CRU: lithium price downtrend continues, with disappointing EV sales in China the driver

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In August 2019, CRU reported on the steady slide in prices that has occurred in the lithium market since the beginning of the year. Since then, prices have continued to fall, CRU notes.

2020 90

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

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

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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.

2020 87

Enevate announces new 4th-generation Si-dominant battery technology; optimized for high volume production

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Enevate, a developer of advanced silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology capable of extreme fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs), announced its new fourth-generation technology optimized for high volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale. The new XFC-Energy technology achieves 5-minute charging to 75% capacity with 800 Wh/L cell energy density. Today’s conventional large-format Li-ion EV cells are at 500-600 Wh/L and typically take more than 1 hour to charge.

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Jaguar Land Rover developing shape-shifting seat system to improve health

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Jaguar Land Rover is developing a pioneering shape-shifting seat system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long.

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MISC, Samsung Heavy, Lloyd’s Register and MAN partner to develop ammonia-fueled tanker

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MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions will work together on a joint development project (JDP) for an ammonia-fueled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonized future.

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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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Nissan EVs will share platform with Infiniti, Renault, Mitsubishi

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

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

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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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Volkswagen diesel settlement funding electric school buses

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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.

2020 83

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

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

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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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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

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The often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt.

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Petition alleges widespread unintended acceleration in Tesla vehicles

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An estimated 500,000 Tesla vehicles pose the risk of exhibiting sudden unintended acceleration, according to Reuters, and a petition filed to NHTSA on behalf of Tesla owners. If the petition is approved, NHTSA will investigate the widespread claims across Tesla's model lineup.

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Nissan e-4orce demo: Why electric-car AWD benefits more than performance and traction

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All-wheel drive is known for a few straightforward advantages in internal-combustion vehicles: It improves straight-line traction and can boost cornering stability. In the electric-car realm, all-wheel drive can do even more.

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Highest-performance version of Porsche Taycan electric car goes lowest on range

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Last month, results posted for the Porsche Taycan Turbo confirmed an EPA range of just 201 miles. Earlier this week, the EPA posted numbers for the higher-performance Taycan Turbo S, and it achieved an even lower number: 192 miles. That’s a 4.5-percent drop versus the Turbo.

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Audi introduces Q5 TFSI e PHEV to US market; EPA-rated at 65 MPGe

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Audi of America is introducing its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of its bestselling SUV, the Audi Q5. The Audi Q5 TFSI e ( earlier post ) will be joined by the A8 TFSI e and the Audi A7 TFSI e in the coming months.

2020 78

Amazon adds 40 Streetscooter and 10 Mercedes-Benz eVito electric vans to Munich fleet

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Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing. Complementing the vehicle order, StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon site. Streetscooter WORK Box van.

2020 78

Solaris and Pozna? University of Technology work on advanced driver assistance system intended for electric buses

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In cooperation with Pozna? University of Technology, Solaris is developing an advanced driver assistance system for city buses, mostly electric ones. Devised jointly by engineers of Solaris and of the Pozna?

2020 78

Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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New research from McGill University and the University of California, Santa Cruz has found that the local streets of the world’s cities are becoming less connected, a global trend that is driving urban sprawl and discouraging the use of public transportation.

2020 78

BMW i Ventures invests in optical AI software company Alitheon

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Alitheon , an optical AI software creator and deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process.

2020 78

USDOT to release BAA for V2X communications devices for safety band spectrum testing

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plans to issue a broad agency announcement ( BAA ) to procure prototype or commercially available, off-the-shelf, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications devices to support USDOT 5.9 GHz Safety Band spectrum testing.

2020 78

Rice engineers find overabundance of intentional defects can cause battery cathodes to fail

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New simulations by Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and graduate student Kaiqi Yang, detailed in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A , show that too much stress concentration in widely-used lithium iron phosphate cathodes can open cracks and quickly degrade batteries.

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