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KIT develops new coating process to produce Li-ion electrodes at record speed

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With a new coating process, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. At the same time, the new process improves the quality of electrodes and reduces production costs. Precise edges at new record speed: new process considerably increases production capacity of battery electrodes. Photo: Ralf Diehm, KIT).

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Report: Next-generation Minis to go all electric

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As the next-generation of Mini models goes on sale, they may all be electric. According to a Tuesday report from Automobile, Mini's overseers at BMW have may have nixed all future gas engines for the brand and simultaneously pared its future lineup to just three models. The remaining models, to come in 2023 or later, will include a replacement for

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Automakers Need to Start Worrying About the Batteries Lurking in Older EVs

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After a few years, most of us begin to notice our smartphones have developed an inability to hold a charge like they used to. The fix used to be pretty simple, no worse than swapping a couple of AAs into the remote. Order a new battery online, pop off the back of the device, and […].

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Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid priced from £35,590

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Vauxhall has announced how much its first ever plug-in hybrid, the Grandland X Hybrid4, will set you back

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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. If the mode share of public transport could further increase, the CO 2 emissions from the urban passenger transport sector in China are possible to peak at around 2020 with the emissions ranging from 171 to 214 MtCO 2.

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Volvo study shows driver-assistance, self-driving features will make cars more efficient

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Self-driving cars are green cars, not just because they are usually electric. One of the biggest reasons engineers began working on self-driving cars more than a dozen years ago was for their efficiency, reducing stop-and-go driving and eventually even stoplights. Potential safety improvements are another big motivation.) Now, a study by the. self-driving cars

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Leasing.com announces sponsorship of EFL Trophy

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Leasing.com is proud to announce a three-year deal with the EFL to become the Official Title Sponsor of the EFL Trophy

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Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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Sierra Energy Corporation closed a $33-million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and joined by Cox Investment Holdings, Inc., BNP Paribas SA, Twynam Investments Pty Ltd, Formica Ventures AB, and The March Fund I LP. The funding will help Sierra Energy further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts virtually any waste into clean, renewable energy and fuels without burning.

2019 260

Report: EV sales will surpass gas-powered models in 2037

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Sales of new electric passenger cars will surpass those of internal combustion models by 2037 according to a new report on EVs from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report, "Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019," anticipates that 30 percent of vehicles in the world will be powered by electric motors by 2040. It forecasts that worldwide EV sales will. lithium batteries

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Will we ever see a fully self-charging solar production car?

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The electric car is at a similar stage to the one the original automobile found itself 120 years ago

2019 42

Hyundai Sonata gets solar charging technology

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Hyundai has joined the ranks of manufacturers that are utilising solar charging technology to make their hybrid cars more energy efficient

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Study finds propane school buses significantly decrease NOx emissions compared to diesel

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According to a study commissioned by the Washington, DC-based Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), NO x emissions measured from propane autogas school buses were substantially lower than those measured from diesel school buses. The study was conducted in 2018 by West Virginia University’s Center of Alternatives Fuels, Engines, and Emissions (CAFEE).

2019 258

NHTSA to Tesla: Stop claiming your cars are the safest

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Federal officials told Tesla again in October to stop advertising the Tesla Model 3 as the having "the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA," federal documents revealed. The notice surfaced Wednesday by nonprofit PlainSite. The response runs 79 pages, with another 450 withheld at Tesla's request. In its letter, NHTSA. crash tests NHTSA

2019 104

Hacking Cars to Trigger Gridlock

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Paralyzing 20 percent of cars during rush hour could gridlock Manhattan. transportation transportation/safety

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BMW 530e PHEV gets more range and xDrive option, plus details of BMW's electrification programme emerge

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BMW has updated its 530e PHEV with a new, more energy dense battery, refined energy management and the option of the brand's xDrive all-wheel-drive system

2019 40

Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

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Audi has developed a new e-scooter concept to respond to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and stored in the back of the car, or if preferred, pulled like a trolley. The rider has one hand free, and so is able to look around and give hand signals.

2019 253

Nikola wins DOE fuel-cell development grant

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Startup truckmaker Nikola, which plans to build fuel-cell-powered semi trucks in Arizona, won a $1.7 million grant to research improved techniques to assemble fuel-cell membranes, the company announced on Wednesday. The company will partner with Department of Energy scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, and Georgia. semis Nikola

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Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: What will be there?

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The 68th International Motor Show (IAA) opens its doors next month

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BMW’s Autonomous “Extended Traffic Jam Assistant” Needs Supervision

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A test drive in New York City traffic proves that humans still need to be in the loop. transportation transportation/self-driving

Dalhousie team demonstrates stable cycling of anode-less Li-metal cell with liquid electrolytes; possible shift away from solid-state batteries

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A team at Dalhousie University led by Professor Jeff Dahn, with colleagues from Tesla Canada R&D and the University of Waterloo, has demonstrated stable cycling of an anode-less Li metal cell by using a dual-salt electrolyte (1 M lithium difluoro(oxalate)borate (LiDFOB) and 0.2 M lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF 4 ) in a fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC):diethyl carbonate (DEC) solvent).

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Tax credit credited for boosting Canadian EV sales by 30 percent

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After Canada introduced a nationwide $5,000 tax credit for electric cars, sales shot up by 30 percent, the country's Transport Ministry announced on Thursday. The government announced the tax credit in March, after a new provincial election in Ontario last July brought a Conservative government to power which ended that province's $14,000 tax. Canada Car Sales

2019 97

Top five reasons why now is the time to lease a Volvo XC40

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It’s safe to say the Volvo XC40 wowed everyone when it was released in 2018

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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Findings of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and published in the European Respiratory Journal suggest that a significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to outdoor air pollution, and that these cases could be prevented. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing this respiratory disease during childhood.

2019 235

IISA study proposes using airships for efficient cargo or hydrogen transportation

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Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen based economy, according to a new IIASA-led study. The open-access paper is published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management: X. Airships were introduced in the first half of the 20 th century before conventional aircraft were used for the long-range transport of cargo and passengers.

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Ports of Auckland buys world’s first electric tug; 70-tonne bollard pull

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Ports of Auckland (New Zealand) has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 to be delivered in 2021, will have a 70-tonne bollard pull, the same as the port’s strongest diesel tug Hauraki , also built by Damen. It was important to us that a new electric tug should be able to carry out normal port operations, just like our existing diesel tugs.

2019 224

Construction support vessel Acta Centaurus to be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system

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The technology group Wärtsilä is to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The Acta Centaurus , a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, will thus gain fuel consumption and environmental benefits through being able to operate the vessel with less running engines at more optimized load. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in May 2019.

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EV Connect and GM partner to enhance charging experience for Bolt EV drivers

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EV Connect has announced a collaboration with General Motors, through which EV Connect will help GM improve Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers’ charging experience with dynamic charge station data, including insights on station status. With 6,000 charge ports under contract through its EV Cloud, EV Connect is the largest open platform in the US.

2019 216

Toyota updates Sora fuel cell bus

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Toyota Motor Corporation has launched its updated Sora Fuel Cell Electrified Vehicle bus (FCEV bus) with improvements to its preventive safety performance. Specifically, Toyota has improved the Sora’s preventive safety performance through the use of ITS functions (ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems). Additionally, the Sora’s transportation capacity, speed, and punctuality have been expanded.

2019 209

Tier 1 Musashi invests in solid-state battery company KeraCel; long-term partnership

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Tier 1 Musashi invests in solid-state battery company KeraCel; long-term partnership. Japan-based Tier 1 Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., has invested in KeraCel Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based venture developing solid-state batteries using 3D printing technologies.

2019 203

NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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A new study from North Carolina State University finds that while shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, they can be less green than several other options, including, in some cases, buses. Their open-access paper is published in the journal E.nvironmental Research Letters. Using life cycle assessment, the researchers quantified the total environmental impacts of shared e-scooters associated with global warming; acidification; eutrophication; and respiratory impacts.

2019 203

New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment. The latest battery cell technology contributes to increasing the electric range of the BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to between 61 and 66 kilometers. In addition, the latest-generation BMW eDrive technology has reduced the combined fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions levels by more than 20% from 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers (147 mpg US) as well as by 41 to 36 grams per kilometer*.

2019 203

Lehigh team uses single-enzyme biomineralization process to create photocatalyst for H2 production

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Engineers at Lehigh University are the first to utilize a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a quantum confined CdS/reduced graphene oxide (CdS/rGO) catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process—catalyzed by the single enzyme cystathionine ?-lyase

2019 199

Mercedes-Benz Energy, Beijing Electric Vehicle start development partnership on 2nd-life battery storage

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Daimler AG, with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, have entered into a development partnership to establish second-life energy storage systems in China in the future. Together, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle plan to set up the first 2nd-life energy storage unit in Beijing, making use of retired BJEV electric car batteries.

2019 188

Nissan using Renesas Electronics chips for new Skyline ProPILOT 2.0

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Nissan Motor Co. has adopted Renesas’ automotive technology for the ProPILOT 2.0 system featured in the new Nissan Skyline unveiled in July. The driver assistance system combines navigated highway driving with hands-off, single-lane driving capabilities, employing Renesas’ R-Car automotive system-on-chip (SoC) and RH850 automotive control microcontroller (MCU) to implement core functionality in the electronic control units (ECUs) that handle driving judgment and control.

2019 188

Novo Holdings invests $72M in LanzaTech

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Novo Holdings A/S (Novo Holdings) and LanzaTech, a pioneer in the production of next-generation fuels and chemicals through the recycling of CO 2 , have formed a partnership to grow LanzaTech’s sustainable fuels and chemicals platform. Novo Holdings is making a $72-million investment in the company in a Series E financing, and Senior Director Anders Bendsen Spohr will join LanzaTech’s Board of Directors.

2019 188

Daimler equips Mannheim bus plant with new central electric charging station for eCitaro

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Daimler Buses has equipped its Mannheim bus plant with a central charging station for the fully-electric eCitaro. It can also be used to provide the newly released eCitaro with electricity via a pantograph. The special feature of this charging station is that the charging devices are suspended at a height of around five meters above the ground. The station serves to charge the eCitaro as part of the production process and ahead of delivery to customers.

2019 188

Renesas Electronics introduces 4th-generation Li-ion battery management IC

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its fourth-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery management IC that offers unmatched lifetime accuracy. The ISL78714 provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, along with cell balancing and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs while maximizing driving time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV/MHEV/PHEV/BEV).

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