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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years.

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Used Teslas sell very fast compared to other models, data confirms

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As overall demand for used cars slows due to the coronavirus pandemic, used Teslas are selling faster than other electric cars.

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Electric Brands' eBussy offers multiple body styles from one EV

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The chances are you won't have heard of German firm, Electric Brands; we hadn't. But the e-scooter business has turned its hand to full-size EVs of the non-conventional type with its eBussy.

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The most popular lease payment plan for 2020

Green Cars News

If you’re wondering how leasing works and how the payment plans are structured, we’re here to make things simple for you

2020 66

Qualcomm, partners launching new CV2X pilot in Honolulu

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On the heels of the C-V2X direct communications program launch last week in San Diego, Qualcomm announced the launch of a new C-V2X pilot program in Honolulu. Applied Information will exclusively implement C-V2X technologies developed by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

Biden mentions 200-mph electric Corvette, says US can own the market with move to EVs

Green Car Reports

Normally, rumors of new cars come from anonymous industry sources or leaked documents, not presidential candidates.

2020 148

Mercedes-Benz EQV details and prices

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Mercedes first presented its all-electric EQV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Offering space for up to eight, it promises a heady mixture of decent range, ultra-rapid charging, versatility and the kind of kit that you'd expect from a Merc

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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First drive review: 2020 Tesla Model Y sets the benchmark for electric crossovers

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is perfectly positioned. A crossover, it represents the fastest growing automotive segment. An electric vehicle, it’s part of a future that is rapidly approaching.

2020 144

Next-generation GMC Hummer is an EV

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Derived from the iconic 1980s military-spec Humvee, the Hummer has been a car for unabashed show-offs. And Americans.

2020 80

Review: Honda e

Green Cars News

Honda has hit the ball out of the park with the e, producing something that drives, handles and rides well, looks a million dollars and, crucially, is an appealing car in its own right

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TUM team finds Bitcoin accounts for 2/3 of total energy consumption of cryptocurrencies

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Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have analyzed 20 cryptocurrencies—accounting for more than 98% of the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies—and found that Bitcoin accounts for 2/3 of the total energy consumption of cryptocurrencies.

2020 351

Could electricity be the currency of parking buildings in the future?

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Although the mammoth parking buildings and garages in urban centers are generally seen as eyesores and architectural afterthoughts, ponder this: What if they helped stabilize the power for the community around it?

2020 143

Do electric cars need special tyres?

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Whilst most of us don't think too hard about what our car tyres are doing, for EVs tyre technology is arguably more important than ever. It's not just in keeping a car stuck to the road; there are also emissions to think about

2020 60

The Essential First Step in Any Battery Design Workflow

Electra Vehicles

Current limitations of the Battery Pack Design Process. Commercially available lithium-ion batteries, the most commonly used chemistry for electric vehicles battery packs, are reaching the limit of their performance capabilities due to their limitations in potential energy density.

2020 52

Mercedes-Benz eActros electric trucks moving to Rotterdam and The Hague

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After about a year of intensive practical use by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland, eight of the purely battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros trucks are now successively going to new customers in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

2020 349

In future Audi EVs, one big brain will manage all the physics

Green Car Reports

Audi on Thursday provided an early glimpse of some of the technology that might give upcoming premium electric vehicles from the brand—beyond the current E-Tron SUV and Sportback—an edge in terms of comfort, performance, and perhaps efficiency.

2020 134

Do electric cars need special tyres?

Discover EV

Whilst most of us don't think too hard about what our car tyres are doing, for EVs tyre technology is arguably more important than ever

2020 52

The Future of Charging: Bidirectional V2G

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Are you eco-conscious and want to live a greener lifestyle? Do you own an EV to reduce the impact of carbon emission on our planet? Are you interested in making the most out of your EV and using it for other purposes?

2020 52

20 Solaris Trolleybuses for Ploie?ti

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The Romanian city of Ploie?ti ti has opted for 20 low-floor Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybuses. According to the contract worth PLN 36 million (US$9.6 million), the vehicles will have been delivered within two years from the signing date. The trolleybus network launched in Ploie?ti

2020 346

Musk: Larger Cybertruck will be "North American ass-kicker," smaller Cybertruck highly likely

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Shortly after confirming plans for a Texas factory to build the Tesla Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk defended the electric pickup truck's unusual design, and hinted that a smaller version may be on the way.

2020 129

Popular Kia e-Niro available again with shortest-ever lead times

Green Cars News

The Kia e-Niro has now been made more widely available in the UK to cope with soaring demand

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Koenigsegg Gemera hybrid to make UK debut in September

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Electric hypercars are all the rage at the moment, but Koenigsegg has never been a brand to follow the trend. Its new Gemera has carved out a brand new niche vehicle type – the 'Mega GT' – and with it, brings one of the maddest PHEV powertrains we've ever come across

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Volvo Car Group, including its strategic affiliates Lynk & Co and Polestar, produce vehicles based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, introduced in 2017. To the end of July more than 600,000 group vehicles based on the platform have been sold.

2020 338

First drive review: 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid reinterprets the market middle at 39 mpg

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Aim for the wholesome middle of the American vehicle market today, and mix in one of Toyota’s strengths—its hybrid system—and you end up with a new hybrid-only product: the 2021 Toyota Venza.

2020 128

Review: Suzuki Vitara

Green Cars News

When the latest Vitara turned up in 2015, it went down well

CATL to supply batteries to Trailer Dynamics for Newton e-Trailer; 300 kWh LFP pack

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and Germany-based Trailer Dynamics GmbH (Trailer Dynamics) signed a battery supply agreement for a new way to electrify long-haul trucks.

2020 338

Clariant announces 4th license deal for sunliquid technology; first Bulgarian cellulosic ethanol project

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Specialty chemical company Clariant and Eta Bio, a company of the Pavlovi family, running a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have signed a license agreement for Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology.

2020 333

Cadillac unveils LYRIQ electric luxury crossover show car

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Cadillac unveiled the LYRIQ show car—a fully electric luxury crossover. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options.

2020 290

INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have shown that slow, low-energy charging causes lithium atoms to deposit on electrodes in a disorganized way that improves charging behavior.

2020 283

BorgWarner building customized Integrated Drive Module for Ford Mustang Mach-E

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BorgWarner is building an Integrated Drive Module (iDM) for Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV.

2020 279

Senate passes sustainable chemistry act as part of military spending bill

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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate in late July includes the bipartisan Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 ( S.999 ), led by US Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.).

2020 277

Univ. of Surrey researchers to develop Li-CO2 battery technology

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Researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) are to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is capable of capturing CO 2 emissions, following a £243,689 award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project, which will be led by Dr Yunlong Zhao, will undertake research into state-of-the-art batteries that use Li–CO 2 electrochemical technology. Crucially, the research will look to achieve a breakthrough in efficient CO 2 fixation to store energy.

2020 272

NIO delivered 3,533 EVs in July, up 322.1% YoY; 17,702 units year-to-date

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China-based premium EV-maker NIO reported that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July 2020, representing a robust 322.1% growth year-over-year.

2020 269

Lithium producer Orocobre working with EnergyX on direct extraction technology

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Orocobre Limited and Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX ) have entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) on working together on implementation of direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies in promoting sustainable development and innovation in the lithium mining sector.

2020 256

Octillion Power Systems debuts new EV battery-leasing plan

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility ( earlier post ), announced a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year “lease-to-own” program, with no up-front payment. Access to the program will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Tesla X is OCTA’s first all-electric vanpool vehicle

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The Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a Tesla Model X SUV as its first all-electric vehicle in the OCTA Vanpool program.

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