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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Volvo XC40 Recharge powertrain.

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Electric Ford Transit will be a quiet, clean package-delivery machine

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Package delivery is about to get a lot greener. An electric version of the Ford Transit cargo van will launch in the United States and Canada for the 2022 model year.

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Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV named as ID.4

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Volkswagen has provided further details on its first all-electric SUV during a webcast following the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show

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FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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FedEx Corp. started construction on electronic DC (direct current) charging stations in January, and has now announced the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout. Through an agreement with Chanje Energy Inc.,

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Equipmake and HiETA developing new motor with 20kW/kg power density using additive manufacturing

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UK-based electrification company, Equipmake, has teamed up with additive manufacturing organization HiETA to develop a next-generation motor as part of a project grant-funded by Innovate UK.

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Researchers say world faces air pollution pandemic

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Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to an open-access study published in Cardiovascular Research.

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Nikola executes reverse merger with VectoIQ; now to be listed on NASDAQ; BEV and FCEV trucks

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Nikola Corporation, a designer and developer of BEV and FCEV Class 8 trucks is executing a reverse merger with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. to create a company focused on the development of next generation smart transportation. VectoIQ Acquisition Corp.

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021.

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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Volkswagen unveiled the new eight-generation Golf GTI, the Golf GTD and the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid via a live stream event, in place of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show. The new Golf GTI is powered by a 180 kW (245 PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection engine (EA888 evo4).

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UNIST team develops novel hydrogen production process using biomass oxidation instead of water oxidation as electron source

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Researchers at S. Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed a novel process for the production of hydrogen using various types of biomass, including lignin, as an efficient alternative to water oxidation as an electron source.

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GHSA report: 6,590 pedestrians killed on US roads in 2019, highest since 1988

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The Governors Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA’s) report , “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data,” projects that 6,590 pedestrians were killed on US roads in 2019. GHSA’s projection represents a 5% increase from 2018 in the number of pedestrian fatalities.

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Volkswagen provides first insights into new electric compact SUV ID.4; coming to the US

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Volkswagen will launch the new ID.4 electric compact SUV this year. The ID.4 is the second model, following the ID.3, based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen brand, says that the ID.4

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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At an event in the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan, General Motors unveiled the core of its new strategy to grow the company’s EV sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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Fluorine-incorporated interface enhances cycling stability of Li metal batteries with Ni-rich NCM cathodes

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A joint research team led by Professor Nam-Soon Choi and Professor Sang Kyu Kwak in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed an ion concentrate electrolyte using a solvent containing fluorine atoms.

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Adamas: LFP market share drops to 6% in global passenger EV batteries in 2019; potential comeback in 2020 with cell-to-pack

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In 2019, the market share of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathode chemistry fell to 6% in global passenger EV batteries by watt-hours deployed (i.e. installed in newly-sold EVs), down from 13% the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker.

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Fiat 500e electric-car redux: Sportier compliance for Europe, not California

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The Fiat 500e electric car will return for a second generation, but this time it will likely not be sold in the United States. After withdrawing both gasoline and electric versions of the 500 from the U.S., Fiat unveiled a redesigned 500 for the European market.

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Neste invests in Sunfire, developer of high-temperature electrolysis and Power-to-X solutions

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Neste, the leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, has acquired a minority stake in Sunfire GmbH , a developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology.

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US SecAg directs USDA fleet to increase biofuels usage; $100M for biofuels infrastructure program

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US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles.

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Hyundai Prophecy concept is a sleek, sporty EV—with no steering wheel

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The Hyundai Prophecy is a new electric concept car that, as its name suggests, looks toward the future. In this case, that future includes autonomous driving. As indicated by a previous teaser, the Prophecy takes a different design direction from Hyundai's previous 45 electric-car concept.

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GM’s Ultium propulsion strategy for EVs: 400 miles or more, up to 1,000 hp

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General Motors provided Wednesday the most comprehensive picture yet of how its “all-electric future” will take form—quickly, efficiently, and profitably, as the company emphasized.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E demand goes well beyond the California bubble

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Three months after opening the reservations window for its upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, Ford reported today that it now has orders for the model in all 50 states.

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DeMoBat project developing robot-assisted dismantling for EV batteries and motors

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In Germany, the DeMoBat collaborative project is developing a robot-assisted dismantling factory for traction batteries and electric motors for EVs. These processes would constitute and important element of a resource-efficient and sustainable circular economy for electromobility.

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Wärtsilä and partners to pursue greater fuel efficiency for shipping in 3-year EU-funded project SeaTech

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The technology group Wärtsilä, together with a consortium of six other industry and academic partners, has been awarded EU funding for a major project aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering emission levels for shipping.

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Henkel and Covestro partner on assembly of Li-ion cells in carriers

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In their most recent collaboration, Henkel and Covestro have developed a solution enabling the efficient fixation of cylindrical li-ion battery cells inside a plastic cell holder. The solution is based on a UV-curing adhesive from Henkel and a UV-transparent polycarbonate blend from Covestro.

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CARB increases flexibility of funding for Lower-Emission School Bus Program

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California’s Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) is a grant program that provides funds to purchase new buses to replace old, high-emitting public school buses, and to equip in-use diesel school buses with retrofit devices that significantly reduce toxic particulate matter emissions.

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GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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Only 6.2 million light-duty vehicles were sold worldwide in January—the lowest monthly figure since January 2012, which saw 5.9 million units sold, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

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EVolution: 11 keys to GM's electrified future

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From 2020 through 2025, GM plans to invest more than $20 billion—more than $3 billion annually, on average—toward electric-vehicle programs. And by the middle of the decade, the company aims to sell a combined one million EVs annually in its two largest markets of the U.S. and China.

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California hybrid sales surged in 2019, as plug-in hybrids tumbled and EV growth slowed

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With most numbers for vehicle sales in 2019 now tallied, it appears to have been the year in which hybrids got a second wind, electric vehicle growth stumbled, and plug-in hybrids started to fall out of favor.

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US Postal Service contractor chooses propane for parcel deliveries; F-750s with ROUSH tech

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For the first time, some US Postal Service packages are being delivered via emission-reducing propane autogas trucks.

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Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric crossover is officially official, and it's coming soon

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Volkswagen on Tuesday officially confirmed what has been an open secret for some time: that the ID Crozz concept crossover will be called the Volkswagen ID.4 when it goes on sale later this year, starting in Europe. VW also confirmed that the ID.4

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Neste and Finnair partner on sustainable aviation fuels

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Finnair and Neste have signed a new agreement which will “gradually and considerably” increase Finnair’s use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its operations. The new partnership will be a key contributing factor in Finnair’s long-term target of carbon neutrality.

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FCA to invest $400M to convert idled Indiana transmission plant to build GMET4 engines

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FCA will invest $400 million to repurpose an idled transmission plant in Kokomo, Ind., to build the GMET4 engine—the Company’s 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine inline four-cylinder turbo that is currently offered on the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee.

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Daimler Trucks launches additional electric Freightliner Customer Experience fleet

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Daimler Trucks has launched additional electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. The Customer Experience (CX) fleet from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) consists of six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106.

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DEME and partners developing HYPORT DUQM, a large-scale green hydrogen project in Oman

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DEME Concessions and Omani partners are partnering to develop a world-leading, green hydrogen plant in Duqm, Oman.

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Here are 10 of the electric vehicles GM might (or will) build on its Ultrium foundation

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Under its Design Dome, part of its Warren Tech Center and where concept cars have been prepared and vehicles—even like the EV1—have been designed and developed since 1955, GM provided a sketch to media and investors Wednesday of how its Ultium electric propulsion strategy will take form in actual production-bound vehicles. It was.

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New model framework for improving predictions of black carbon’s radiative effect on climate

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Black carbon particles absorb heat in the atmosphere. For years, scientists have known that these particles are affecting Earth’s warming climate, but measuring their exact effect has proved elusive.

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BMW Concept i4 teases German alternative to Tesla Model 3 due next year

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BMW is a step closer to introducing a Tesla Model 3 rival. While that car won't start production until 2021, the BMW Concept i4 provides a preview of what it will be like.

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