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ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

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The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal government’s dialog on fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. GM is launching an effort to propose a 50-state solution for electric vehicles, including a national version of. General Motors EPA GM California CARB Fuel Economy Mary Barra Donald Trump

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First drive review: Range Rover Sport PHEV

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Land Rover has been dabbling with electrified powertrains for its car for quite some time, but it’s only now these cars are open for the public to drive, own and lease

Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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Infineon Technologies AG is the first semiconductor manufacturer to put a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifically for automotive applications on the market. The new OPTIGA TPM 2.0

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@LATimes Magical Thinking & Wishing Doesn’t Win Elections #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

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Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one respect: superb power management. Buried in the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial results—hailing a profit—were some numbers worth boasting about more. Efficiency

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UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers.

El Segundo Times Editors @LATimes Too Dizzy To Cover Climate Change After Being Gassed By @Chevron Refinery #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars

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A new report shows that emissions from producing large battery packs for electric cars could cancel out improvements from their low emissions for years. The report comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is usually optimistic about electric cars. In May, the analytic arm of the finance publishing house predicted that electric cars will make

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The Top Gear presenters that time forgot

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Well, the 2019 Top Gear presenter line-up has been announced, with Lancashire pair Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff replacing Matt LeBlanc when he steps down at the end of the next season

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Testing shows Talga graphene silicon boosts capacity of Li-ion battery anode; Safevolt project

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Australian advanced materials technology company Talga Resources Ltd announced positive initial test results from the development of its graphene silicon lithium-ion anode in the UK.

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BREAKING NEWS Missed By @LATimes – Mail Bombing Suspect Fingered By His DNA #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

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Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. The firm NantEnergy has made some new and exceptional claims about its latest zinc. Batteries Zinc-Air Battery metal-air battery

Top five monstrous movie motors for Halloween

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DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The headline sponsors are the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.

@LATimes – You Missed The Rest Of The President’s Cover-Up Quote #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Dyson plans to build its electric car in Singapore

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Dyson, the British maker of premium vacuum cleaners, aims to enter the electric-car arena—and it’s chosen Singapore as the global assembly site. The company confirmed that its board has ratified the decision for the company itself to construct what it calls a “purpose-built advanced automotive manufacturing facility” there. Singapore dyson

Weekly Wheelspin: Top Gear tribulations, T-Cross turns up and Halloween havoc

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As the nights draw in, and a chill enters the air, the car becomes almost like a cocoon of warmth and protection from these outside elements

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Study finds US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

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A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that deaths related to air pollution in the US were nearly halved between 1990 and 2010. The open-access study is published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

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BMW says 85 percent of cars will still have engines in 2030

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Once a leader in electric cars, BMW now says it expects 85 percent of its cars still to have internal combustion engines by 2030. Speaking to Australian reporters for GoAuto at the Paris auto show earlier in October, BMW board member for development Klaus Froehlich said, “A very optimistic scenario says 30 per cent of BMWs will be pure. Diesel Fuel Economy

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2019 Audi R8 gets sharper look and power boost

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The Audi R8 supercar has been updated for 2019, with the facelifted version featuring a sharp new look as well as a more potent V10

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New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) has launched the new SoCalGas Truck Loan Program. The program allows qualified fleet owners the opportunity to try out the latest in heavy-duty natural gas truck technology by test-driving a 12L near-zero truck.

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@ericgarcetti No Hollywood Casting Would Audition You For The Role Of POTUS. You’ll Be Reading For The Part Of Press Secretary Instead – So Don’t Quit Your Day Job #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and only 1/16th the size. Instead of being mounted on concrete slabs, sometimes in two locations, with a transformer behind a fence and a charge station box by a parking space, the. Fast Charging

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MPs join BVRLA call for tax incentives to drive EV uptake

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42 MPs have called for the Chancellor Philip Hammond to introduce tax-based incentives in his upcoming budget in order to stimulate uptake of electric vehicles

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LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries ( earlier post ), announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate’s recent funding.

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Could carbon-fiber electric-vehicle bodies double as ‘mass-less’ batteries?

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Automakers seem to be in agreement that the ‘skateboard’ location for heavy battery packs—low and wide beneath the passenger floor—is the ideal layout for electric vehicles. Decades from now that might not be the case. Researchers in Sweden have examined the possibility of using the vehicle shell as a battery casing. Batteries future Carbon Fiber research

Will WLTP kill off car options?

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It’s safe to say the Worldwide Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) has thrown a few spanners in the works for many manufacturers since it was first developed in 2015 and introduced just last month

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European car market volume dropped 23.4% in September due to WLTP issues; electrics and SUVs bucked that trend

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The European car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the last decade in September 2018, as 1.12 million vehicles were registered—343,000 less than in September 2017, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

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@LATimes NEWSFLASH: We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet When It Comes To Mass Migration Of Refugees. You Might Want To Wake Up & Smell The Climate Burning #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models

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Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first full day that Tesla removed the option from its configurator—at the same time that it introduced a new $45k Model 3 Mid Range, effectively splitting the difference. Autonomous cars Tesla Autopilot

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@LATimes – Isn’t Bonesawing The Body Of A Journalist Brutal Enough To Make The Headline? But Hey, Congrats On The New Food Writer #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Real News About Your Fake Life

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Ladies and gentlemen, with the permission of stars Rachel Hardisty and Eric Wolfgang Nelson, here is Sunday night’s 9:00 performance of my latest one-act play, “Real News About Your Fake Life”. It’s my first comedic farce and very different from my last 5 plays – all of which have been produced as part of the critically acclaimed Cafe Plays at The Ruskin Group Theatre. This one was directed with brilliance by Hamilton Matthews.

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