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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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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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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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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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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.

2020 99

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.,

2020 99

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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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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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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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.

2020 93

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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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.

2020 93

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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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 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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FCA introduces New Fiat 500 EV; not confirmed for US

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In Milan, Italy, FCA presented the all-new, third-generation Fiat 500—which is a battery-electric vehicle. The latest Cinquecento features a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the New 500 a range of up to 320 km (199 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

2020 88

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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Refit hybrid-electric commuter boat launched in Stockholm

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In joint trials, Blidösundsbolaget, a subsidiary of Transdev, has teamed up with Scania to refit M/S Rex for hybrid operations. The boat, built in 1937, is now is ferrying commuters on behalf of Stockholm Transport. We’re encouraged by what we’ve seen so far.

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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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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.

2020 88

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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GM’s Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick all launching EVs this year

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Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick will all be launching new EVs starting this year, GM announced at an event at its Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, where it also unveiled its new Ultium batteries and flexible globale EV architecture. Earlier post.).

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Volkswagen introduces Touareg R plug-in hybrid model

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Volkswagen’s top-of-the-range model Touareg now also features a plug-in hybrid drive. The Touareg R—the first R-Line model to be available as a hybrid—delivers total power output of 340 kW (462 PS) and 700 N·m of torque.

2020 88

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).

2020 88

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.

2020 88

Recent growth of Vehicle Miles of Travel in US occurred on urban roadways

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Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) on urban roadways in the United States grew by 13.7% from 2008 to 2018, while VMT on rural roadways decreased by 1%. Total VMT in 2018 was 3.2 trillion miles.

2020 88

Mercedes-Benz introduces 3 new compact-car PHEV models; CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA now with EQ Power

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Mercedes?Benz Benz Cars continues to increase its range of plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label, with he latest additions being to the compact-car range. With the CLA 250 e Coupé (combined fuel consumption 1.5-1.4

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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.

2020 88

More conferences and events outside of China being cancelled due to caution over COVID-19

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As the outbreak of the coronavirus now named COVID-19 began to scale in China, the organizers of AutoChina 2020 (the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition) cancelled their event which was due to be held in April. The Shanghai Formula 1 Grand Prix also cancelled.

2020 88

Resource Watch releases new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard

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Resource Watch has introduced a new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard featuring the latest maps and data visualizations on the state of the world’s air. Resource Watch worked with WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to create this resource for data on air quality and emissions.

2020 88

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.

2020 88

IDTechEx forecasts global production of electric LCVs to exceed 2.4M units annually by 2030

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In a new report, “ Electric Vans 2020-2030 ”, UK-based IDTechEx forecasts that global production of electric LCVs will exceed 2.4 million units annually by 2030.

2020 88

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.

2020 88

Irizar to provide nine 18m articulated electric buses to Frankfurt

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Irizar e-mobility will provide nine 18-meter (59-foot) articulated electric buses to In-de-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) Frankfurt (Germany), in addition to nine interoperable slow charge stations for their garages.

2020 88

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.

2020 86

Audi drive concept for e-tron S-models: three motors, new quattro generation with electric torque vectoring

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The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback EVs are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. Three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 N·m (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. Audi e-tron S.

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