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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020.

2020 388

California mandate: Commercial trucks go electric starting in 2024, all-EV by 2045

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California has made significant progress in reducing emissions with a zero-emission vehicle mandate for passenger cars, which requires the largest-volume automakers to sell battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Now the Golden State aims to tackle commercial trucks.

2020 171
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Engenie bringing rapid chargers to key UK retail outlets

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Engenie has partnered with Brookhouse Group to expand its rapid charging network to a host of out-of-town retail sites.

2020 71

Kia e-Niro line-up expanded with entry-level battery option

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The Kia e-Niro has only been offered in a single spec in the UK since launch - a 64kWh battery with a range of around 282 miles - but that it about to change as demand for the EV continues to grow

2020 61

Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced that its hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system H2One, which Toshiba ESS delivered and installed on the rooftop of Toranomon Hills Business Tower (Minato-ku, Tokyo), has started full-scale operation with the opening of commercial facilities.

2020 386

Analysis: Range is a red herring and we don't need a 500-mile EV

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Range is glamorous. And big batteries have a wow factor that appeals both to luxury shoppers expecting excess and to tech-savvy people for the mind-boggling amount of energy packed neatly under the floor. It’s easy to understand the mindset.

2020 164

Kia e-Niro range expands to three-model line-up

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The Kia e-Niro just got even more attractive as one of the best mass-market EVs around with the introduction of an expanded range.

2020 61

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Hyliion launches Hypertruck Electric Range Extender; CNG genset; 1,000-truck pre-order

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Hyliion Inc., a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain.

2020 371

Survey ranks Tesla last among all carmakers in initial quality, points to build issues

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Tesla was ranked the lowest of 32 brands in the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, thanks largely to build quality issues reported by owners.

2020 161

Vauxhall lifts the lid on the new Mokka-e

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The Vauxhall Mokka has been ultra-popular across Europe, being one of the big volume sellers in the upswell of the popularity of 'soft-roaders'.

2020 61

New Volkswagen Arteon to be offered as GT and Shooting Brake

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Volkswagen has revealed a comprehensive overhaul to the Arteon, with the range expanding to now include a Gran Turismo and Shooting Brake along with a R performance model and plug-in hybrid options

2020 51

Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. The ships are to be built for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö at Holland Shipyards in the Netherlands. The orders with Wärtsilä for the design and the equipment were placed in April 2020.

2020 367

Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

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Dutch startup Lightyear plans to launch an electric car powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries. That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans.

2020 161

Volkswagen Arteon gains Shooting Brake version and PHEV power

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The Volkswagen Arteon has premiered the new Arteon, showing for the first time a Shooting Brake bodystyle as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2020 52

Coronavirus Q&A: How it’s affecting car leasing

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Boris Johnson has described the Covid-19 pandemic as “the worst public health crisis for a generation

2020 51

Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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Nissan Motor Co., and Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., will begin studying joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles. Earlier post.).

2020 349

Electrify America finishes first cross-country fast-charging route for EVs

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Electrify America has completed its first cross-country DC fast-charging route for electric cars, installing enough stations for drivers to complete a coast-to-coast journey between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

2020 156

Mercedes and Nvidia Announce the Advent of the Software-Defined Car

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It's just the latest entry in the growing list of computers on wheels. transportation transportation/self-driving

2020 64

New Vauxhall Mokka revealed in all-electric form

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The all-new Vauxhall Mokka aims to be the start of a new direction for the manufacturer, with a new signature look being introduced that will feature on all future Vauxhall models

2020 50

UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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Fewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, according to a study on three states from the University of California, Davis.

2020 343

In 2019, electric car chargers grew by 60% as EV sales rose just 6%

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For many households, public charging infrastructure is necessary for electric cars to replace gasoline vehicles, while for companies or utilities, electric cars are necessary to support such an infrastructure. Which comes first?

2020 145

BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone

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BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored securely in Apple Wallet for iPhone.

2020 343

Cummins to form joint venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage

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Cummins Inc. will form a joint venture with NPROXX, a designer, developer and manufacturer of Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX.

2020 334

Stanford team proposes new design strategy for electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

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Stanford University scientists have proposed a design strategy for electrolytes that enable anode-free Li metal batteries with single-solvent single-salt formations at standard concentrations.

2020 334

WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed high-power direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFC) that operate at double the voltage of conventional PEM hydrogen fuel cells.

2020 323

Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the “ Clean Cars Nevada ” initiative, which will evaluate the adoption of new regulations to provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission electric passenger cars and trucks at dealerships throughout the state beginning in 2024.

2020 312

European project to develop cobalt-free EV batteries awarded €11.8M

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded a €11.8-million grant to develop Next Generation Cobalt-free batteries.

2020 305

Buick introducing its first electric SUV in China this year

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Buick will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Developed on GM’s global electric vehicle platform, the VELITE 7 compact SUV will offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a full charge.

2020 278

Mercedes-Benz has 60+ orders for eCitaro G articulated electric bus; first deliveries this year

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Mercedes-Benz reports that it already has definitive orders for more than 60 fully-electric eCitaro G articulated buses, with first deliveries slated for later this year. Earlier post.) Shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies.

2020 266

Electrify America completes first of two EV fast-charging East-West cross-country routes; second to be completed by September

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Electrify America has completed the installation of its first cross-country route, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States.

2020 258

BASF introduces new bitumen additive B2Last for more durable roads

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As the number of heavy-duty vehicles increases, roads are being subjected to even higher loads, usually requiring replacement after ten to twelve years. An innovative bitumen additive from BASF has been designed to help roads last longer.

2020 258

CARB adopts electric truck rule: Advanced Clean Trucks

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The California Air Resources Board has adopted a first-in-the-world rule—the Advanced Clean Trucks ( earlier post )—requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans (Class 2b to Class 8) to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024. By 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission.

2020 257

Volkswagen offering first plug-in hybrid drive for the Arteon product line

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Volkswagen will offer a plug-in hybrid drive generating 160 kW (218 PS) for the updated Arteon product line for the first time, in addition to offering TSI (gasoline) and (in some markets) TDI (diesel) options. The Arteon has been the Volkswagen Gran Turismo since 2017.

2020 249

NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

2020 248

Strategy Analytics forecasts strong growth in automotive sensors driven by EV demand

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Strategy Analytics forecasts that automotive sensor market growth will be driven by an expected increase in demand for electric vehicles.

2020 242

BAE Systems to supply 435 Series-E hybrid systems for New York City buses

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New York City Transit Authority has selected BAE Systems to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

2020 235

OCTA board approves draft plan for conversion to 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040; testing fuel-cell and battery-electric

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The Orange County Transportation Authority board has approved a draft plan outlining how the agency will convert the OC Bus fleet to 100% zero-emission technology by 2040. OCTA’s zero-emission bus rollout plan will now be submitted to the California Air Resources Board.

2020 235