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Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). SVOLT product roadmap.

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With portable EV fast chargers, could backup juice be as easy as pizza delivery?

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Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system.

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NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the autonomous vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX’s autonomous drive technology in NEVS’ next-generation vehicle architecture.

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

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Researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB), with colleagues in the US and China, have provided pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease in China. Their findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops world first active shift control for hybrids

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimizes transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times.

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MAHLE-led consortium’s micro-CHP CNG engine provides 20% efficiency boost over current market best

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Hong Kong team devises new strategy for regenerating Li-ion battery electrode materials

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Researchers in Hong Kong have used biodegradable organic methanesulfonic acid (MSA) to leach valuable metals from waste LiCoO 2 powders for battery material regeneration. Under the optimal conditions, leaching efficiencies of lithium and cobalt are achieved at nearly ?100% 100% and ?100%,

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Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state contract.

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MIT researchers develop method to make smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte

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Researchers at MIT have devised a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, promising faster charging and potentially higher-voltage solid-state lithium ion batteries.

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UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

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A new report released by the Air Quality Expert Group ( AQEG ) in the UK recommends as an immediate priority that non-exhaust emissions (NEE) are recognized as a source of ambient concentrations of airborne PM, even for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions of particles.

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European team discovers new top-performing solid-state fast ionic conductor for Li-ion batteries

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18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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The operators SETA Modena and TEP Parma, both providing carrier services in the Emilia-Romagna region in the North of Italy, have placed orders for 18 modern Solaris Trollino 12 vehicles. Eight of the trolleybuses commissioned will join the fleet of SETA Modena, the other ten will go to TEP Parma.

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $70M to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses throughout state

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $70 million in funding to replace more than 200 old diesel school buses with all-electric buses that will reduce school children’s exposure to harmful emissions and help the state reach its climate and air quality goals. School buses are by far the safest way for kids to get to school. But diesel-powered buses are not safe for kids’ developing lungs, which are particularly vulnerable to harmful air pollution.

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Lexus developing electric-car platform, considering in-wheel motors

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Electric cars are winning over even the most skeptical of automakers. Last month, Toyota announced it was teaming up with Subaru to develop a dedicated electric platform for a new SUV.

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Superchargers at the Strip: Tesla rolls out first entire V3 station in Las Vegas

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Want to leave whatever happened in Las Vegas? Tesla is allowing its owners—especially those with a Model 3—to do just that, with a very speedy recharge right on the Strip.

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

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US used vehicle sales are more than double the number of new vehicle sales

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In the US, the used light-duty vehicle market is more than twice the size of the new light-duty vehicle market for each year shown. Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new vehicle sales were 17.2 million. Used vehicle sales include pre-owned vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers, and private party transactions. Behavior Market Background

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle range, performance specs revealed

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Up until now, the most important factors surrounding the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle—other than that Harley is making an electric motorcycle—have been missing or vague.

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.

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Union hack: British company offers electric classic Mini conversion

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The Mini Cooper SE revealed last week and the planned electric Mini Rocketman city car represent a new push from the official owner of the Mini brand, BMW.

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New Volkswagen MQ281 manual gearbox shaves up to 5g CO2/km

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Volkswagen has developed a new generation manual gearbox; the MQ281 saves up to five grams of CO 2 per kilometer depending on the engine-gearbox combination.

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Lotus unveils $2M electric hypercar Evija (Type 130); 2,000 PS, 1,700 Nm

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Lotus unveiled its electric hypercar, the Evija, formerly called the Type 130 ( earlier post ). Carrying a starting price of €1.7 million (US$2.1

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Harley-Davidson gives Livewire owners free charging with Electrify America

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Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year.

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Tesla drops base Model S and X, again, in latest model-line shakeup

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Another cut in federal tax credits, another shakeup in Tesla's model lineup. Tesla has cut its prices to split the difference in cost to buyers after the federal tax credit on its cars dropped from $3,750 to $1,875 on July 1.

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Lotus Evija supercar marks start of a new electric era for sports-car brand

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Lotus is no newcomer to electric cars, having produced the chassis for the original Tesla Roadster. On Wednesday, the British sports car company unveiled its own electric sports car, the Evija, which it says will be the most powerful car on the market with electric motors producing 1,973 horsepower.

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Report: EPA delays proposed fuel economy plan until September—or later

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The EPA's plans to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards have been put on hold until at least Labor Day, sources familiar with the plans told Bloomberg earlier this week.

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Polestar 2 performance package cues Tesla Model 3 rivalry

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Quite a few automakers are gunning for Tesla, especially startup automakers in Silicon Valley and China. Perhaps the most direct, credible threat, however, comes from Polestar, Volvo division that plans to focus on performance-oriented electric cars.

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Study finds shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty

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Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new study by researchers at Portland State University (PSU) and Vanderbilt University.

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Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes test new autonomous vehicle features

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Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes have tested new autonomous vehicle features in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines (France), following on from the trial carried out in July 2017, which led to the crossing of a tollgate in full autonomous mode for the first time. Earlier post.).

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Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand.

Formula E completes season with longer range cars, repeat winner

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Formula E's New York City E-Prix wrapped up on Sunday with a repeat champion, dramatic racing, and actual production cars taking to the track.

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Volkswagen wagons in US fall to SUV surge

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Volkswagen of America announced today that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen will end production with the 2019 model year.

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Audi’s predictive active suspension in the A8; powered by 48V system

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Audi is offering a predictive active suspension for the new Audi A8 luxury sedan ( earlier post ). Electromechanical actuators adjust the suspension. They can lift up or force down each of the luxury sedan’s wheels individually, to manage the body’s ride height in every situation actively.

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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Brake issue is pausing sales of popular Toyota hybrids overseas, not in US

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A potential manufacturing fault relating to brake hardware has prompted Toyota to conduct an investigation that reaches around the globe.

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JAXA and Toyota begin joint research into manned pressurized lunar rover

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a three-year joint research agreement running from fiscal year 2019 to fiscal year 2021.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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