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Toshiba develops new magnetic material that delivers improved motor energy conversion efficiency

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Toshiba Corporation has developed a new magnetic material with characteristics that deliver major improvements in motor efficiency at minimum cost, and with the potential to win significant reductions in power consumption.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others.

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Review: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

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As the BMW X3 is to the BMW 3 Series, so the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is to the Alfa Romeo Giulia

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CP announces hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive pilot project

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Canadian Pacific plans to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive. CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program will retrofit a line-haul locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive’s electric traction motors.

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Porsche produces prototype complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing

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Porsche has produced its first complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing. The engine-gearbox unit produced using the additive laser fusion process passed all the quality and stress tests without any problems.

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Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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Bremen’s public transport provider Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered five new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses equipped with solid-state batteries. Delivery of the locally emission-free eCitaro buses will take place in early 2022.

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Toyota shows e-Palette geared towards practical MaaS applications

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Toyota Motor Corporation is introducing an operations management system to support the providing of services that will enable practical use of the e-Palette, a battery-electric vehicle for autonomous mobility as a service (Autono-MaaS) applications.

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Twin Rivers (CA) Unified School District receives 10 additional LionC electric school buses

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The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has delivered 10 battery-electric LionC school buses to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California.

2020 119

ORNL researchers develop new class of cobalt-free cathodes with enhanced energy density for next-gen Li-ion batteries: NFA

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cobalt-free cathodes with the potential to replace the cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

2020 117

Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Since forming in 2013, Argent Materials, a San Francisco Bay Area recycler of concrete and asphalt, and supplier of aggregate such as crushed rock, entry, cutback, sand, backfill and base rock for construction projects, has diverted more than a billion pounds of waste from local landfills.

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Wilhelmsen-led Topeka project awarded $25M to develop two liquid-hydrogen-fueled roro vessels

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The Wilhelmsen-led Topeka project, which aims to construct the first zero-emission hydrogen vessels, has been awarded NOK 219 million (US$25 million) by the Norwegian government-owned organization Enova.

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Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

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Nissan launched the all-new Note e-POWER AWD compact car, with dual electric motors that give the driver enhanced control and acceleration.

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Electric self-driving Apple car reportedly to use next-level battery tech in 2024

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Apple is planning to launch an electric car in 2024 with radical new battery tech, Reuters reported Monday.

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KIT studying production of MEAs for heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle systems

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The EU plans to extend its climate goal of reducing CO 2 emission of new vehicles by 37.5% until 2030 to heavy-duty vehicles. In 2019, 409,801 commercial vehicles were registered in Germany, of these, 38,620 semitrailer trucks. So far, they have not been subject to any CO 2 reduction requirements.

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Yibin Tianyi commissions a 20ktpy lithium hydroxide plant in first phase of 100 ktpy plan

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Yibin Tianyi Lithium—a joint venture of Canmax, CATL and Tianyuan Group established in 2018—has formally commissioned a 20ktpy lithium hydroxide plant in Yibin, Sichuan province.

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Noble Gas Systems demonstrates latest generation of conformable tanks for high-pressure gases

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Noble Gas Systems, a startup founded to create safe, conformable, lightweight compressed gas storage and delivery systems, has demonstrated its latest generation of conformable gas tanks, which can be configured into existing vehicle architectures.

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Newbuild bulk carrier to be equipped with 5 Norsepower tiltable rotor sails

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced its first newbuild order—the installation of a record five tilting Rotor Sails ( earlier post ) on board a large bulk carrier.

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Volkswagen ends e-Golf production in Dresden in preparation for ID.3 launch

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The last e-Golf has rolled off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. A total of 50,401 vehicles have been manufactured in Dresden since March 2017.

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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap , the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.

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$3,000 DIY electric Mini Cooper is a fun exception among conversions

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The 2020 Mini Cooper SE offers an all-electric powertrain from the factory, but YouTuber Rich Benoit took a different path to an electric Mini. Benoit's Rich Rebuilds YouTube channel gained popularity focusing on Tesla rebuilds, but recently its star has been branching out.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company.

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Polestar 2: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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Take a performance heritage, a focus on sustainability, Swedish engineering at the core, and an interface that’s all about “Hey Google,” and you’ll end up with a beeline to the Polestar 2.

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s and TOTAL have designed , synthesized and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency.

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Van Hool ships first CX45E electric coach to the US; 10 more to follow in 1H 2021; Proterra batteries, Siemens traction system

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Van Hool, an independent Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has shipped the first CX45E, a 100% battery electric coach, to the US.

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ZF presents middleware for vehicle systems

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Middleware—a computing concept that has been around since the late 1960s, but that especially gained traction in the 1980s—is software that provides common services and capabilities to applications beyond what is offered by an operating system.

2020 88

DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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The average annual price of gasoline has fluctuated greatly over the past several decades, but when adjusted for inflation (constant dollars), the price of gasoline in 2019 was only nine cents higher than in 1929, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2020 88

AustroCel Hallein supplying OMV with celluosic ethanol

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The first successful trial delivery of advanced cellulosic ethanol marks the start of the long-term cooperation between OMV, the integrated, international oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, and AustroCel Hallein GmbH.

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Startup aims to be a Carfax for EVs, with battery health reports

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Carfax vehicle-history reports aim to expose any hidden faults in used cars, such as damage from crashes. Seattle-based startup Recurrent now plans to provide a similar service focusing specifically on EV battery health.

2020 87

Another fuel-cell outage hampers Bay Area fuel-cell drivers

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Yet another hydrogen shortage has befallen Bay Area drivers of fuel-cell vehicles—and this one has been attributed to a hurricane. Yes, we know hurricane season is over, and hurricanes don’t reach California.

2020 88

Nikola and Republic Services end collaboration on electric refuse truck; 2,500-unit order cancelled

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Nikola Corporation and Republic Services have discontinued their collaboration on refuse truck development ( earlier post ).

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Talga raises US$19M to accelerate anode production; signs MoU with ABB to explore development and construction

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Battery anode company Talga Group Ltd completed an A$25-million (US$19-million) placement to fund the Electric Vehicle Anode (EVA) pilot plant as part of the development of the Vittangi Anode Project located in northern Sweden.

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Yara planning 500 kton/year green ammonia project in Norway

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Leading fertilizer company Yara plans to electrify fully its ammonia plant in Porsgrunn, Norway with the potential to cut 800,000 tonnes of CO 2 per year, equivalent to the emissions from 300,000 passenger cars. Production from the electrified ammonia unit would be some 500,000 tonnes per year of green ammonia. Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia champion; a leader within production, logistics and trade.

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VW is launching ID.4 electric SUV on up-front value and ownership costs, not tech potential

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Those who consider Tesla vehicles are likely to encounter the selling point—either from fans or at stores—that their vehicle won’t be out-of-date, and that there’s value in its upgradability over time.

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ZeroAvia secures £12.3M UK Government grant to bring 19-seat hydrogen-electric aviation powertrain to market; HyFlyer II

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ZeroAvia, an innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation, secured £12.3 million (US$16.6 million) in UK Government funding through the ATI Program to deliver a breakthrough 19-seat hydrogen-electric powered aircraft that is market-ready by 2023: the HyFlyer II project. To accomplish this, ZeroAvia will collaborate with two partners, the European Marine Energy Centre and Aeristech.

2020 79

Daimler and Infosys partner on hybrid cloud-powered innovation & IT infrastructure transformation in automotive

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Daimler AG and Infosys announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation. After the receipt of all regulatory approvals, Daimler AG will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis together with Infosys. The partnership will enable the company to deepen its focus on software engineering and to establish a fully scalable on?demand

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Even with $8,000 tax credit extended, fuel-cell lease prices won't change, automakers say

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An $8,000 federal tax credit on qualifying hydrogen fuel-cell passenger vehicles has been extended through January 2022 though the latest economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress. The tax credit, called the Fuel Cell Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, had been due to expire at the end of the month.

Canada releases national Small Modular Reactor action plan

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Canada Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan, released a national SMR Action Plan, which responds to the 53 recommendations identified in Canada’s SMR Roadmap that was launched in November 2018. Canada’s SMR Action Plan seeks to advance the safe and responsible development and deployment of SMRs through a pan-Canadian approach in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous peoples, organized labour, utilities, industry, innovators, academia and civil society.

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