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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Airbus and LM Industries, the the parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth, have formed Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy. The Neorizon microfactory is intended to build products at unprecedented speeds through the combination of co-creation and cutting-edge technology. Its efficiency will allow products to be iterated regularly to match customers’ needs and preferences.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: How GM’s only electric car stacks up after 3 years

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Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the captions write themselves. I was riding shotgun in the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car when a sign loomed up on the left side of the road: “Dismal Nitch.” ” It was a small pull-off and rest area alongside the mighty Columbia River, which divides Washington and Oregon states. We had to get a

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Uniti One to hit UK roads from £15,100

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Designed in Sweden and engineered in the UK, the Uniti One is a curious but potentially useful take on a versatile urban-focussed EV

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Morris J-Type to be revived as all-electric van

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Only readers of a certain age should remember Morris Commercial, but that’s due to change in the coming years with the reintroduction of the J-Type van

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders. However, China is rapidly catching up to the traditional heavyweights. China’s ascension to battery development superpower has been vertiginous—the country is expected to produce 70% of the world’s EV batteries by 2021.

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GM offers to make electric pickup in Detroit, as UAW pushes for more US-made gas vehicles

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GM has committed to building an electric pickup truck in Detroit in its ongoing attempt to negotiate a new contract with the UAW. Last Friday, Detroit's WDIV-TV detailed the latest in negotiations between General Motors and the UAW Friday as the two seek to resolve a contract stand-off that currently has more than 45,000 U.S. auto workers on

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Small companies making headway in EV innovation

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Innovation in electric vehicle technology isn't just being driven by the big names that grab the headlines. Scratch the surface and there are hundreds of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK alone doing their bit in creating components or systems that will be adopted by big brand names

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Researchers design a solution for traffic management that helps reduce jams and pollution in cities

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A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III (France) have developed a system that is capable of managing the entire traffic of a city, which will help to prevent traffic jams, while reducing the driving times of vehicles and pollution levels.

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Tesla Pickup still on track for November reveal

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the Tesla pickup truck is still on track for a November reveal, as promised. As usual, the news came via a Twitter conversation between Musk and a follower, who asked Musk Wednesday whether the November target was final. Musk responded simply with "no change." No change — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2019 Musk

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Volvo officially launches fully electric XC40 Recharge alongside new, green ambitions

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Volvo has officially launched the first of a new line of pure electric cars and revealed its ambitions for a greener and more sustainable future not only in terms of its products, but also its overall business

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Video review: Volkswagen Passat Estate

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The Passat is the longest continuing name plate in the Volkswagen range, having been originally launched in 1973

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Relationship between distance driven and economic activity: 1946-2017

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by Michael Sivak. This is the latest in my series of analyses on the relationship between road transportation and economic activity in the United States. Of interest in this study were the changes in distance driven per inflation-adjusted GDP (gross domestic product) since the end of the Second World War. For each year from 1946 through 2017, distance driven by all vehicles was obtained from the U.S. Department of Transportation , while GDP in chained 2012 dollars came from the U.S.

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Crowdfunded Aptera super-efficiency EV will use in-wheel motors

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Aptera, self-proclaimed builder of the world's most efficient passenger vehicle, is partnering with Elaphe Propulsion to bring in-wheel motor technology to its 1,000-mile electric two-seater. If Aptera rings a bell but you can't quite place it, it was a company that was seeking funding to build a hyper-efficient, three-wheel electric car way back

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Porsche releases details of entry-level Taycan 4S

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When Porsche released the Taycan back in September it decided to go straight in with the fastest, most expensive and highest spec versions – the Turbo and Turbo S. We were well aware back then that pretty soon Porsche would follow up with a model to bring the car in at a lower price point, however

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Top five (+2) reasons to lease a Seat Tarraco

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The Seat Tarraco has arrived at a time when members of the Volkswagen Group seem to want to offer something to everyone

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Argonne team develops new electrolyte mixtures that stabilize silicon anodes during cycling; MESA

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte mixture and a simple additive that stabilizes silicon anodes during cycling. An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S: Lower-priced version might offer longest range

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Porsche’s Turbo models have always been among the more exclusive, expensive models from the German sports-car maker, and now this ring true for its Taycan electric car, too: Not all Taycans will be Turbos. Porsche Monday announced that soon after the introduction of the 2020 Porsche Taycan, a Taycan 4S model will slot below the Taycan Turbo

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SMMT Test Day South 2019

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We always find the annual SMMT Test Days, held to provide motoring scribes with the opportunity to test drive a variety of new models, very useful. He’s our pick of the EVs, hybrids and PHEVs that we drove at the Hampshire-based autumn event

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2020 Skoda Octavia teaser sketches revealed

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The new Skoda Octavia is set to make its public debut in November, but ahead of the car’s reveal the company has released two sketches that give us an idea of how the new family hatch will look

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Audi A6 allroad returns to the US in 2020 with 48V mild hybrid system

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The Audi A6 allroad is making its US return in 2020 with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and quattro with ultra technology. The 2020 A6 allroad is standard equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI engine and Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology that work in tandem to efficiently produce 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

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Swedish startup Uniti debuts city-sized electric car in the UK for less than $19,000

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Uniti will sell its debut One city car in the UK for 15,100 pounds (approximately $19,000) after government subsidies starting next year, the Swedish startup announced Monday. The Uniti One is meant to be a budget alternative to the new crop of premium EVs coming from Tesla and the European luxury brands. In that sense, it's a very traditional

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2019 Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO review

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Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle of all time gets more performance and a longer range

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe arrives to tackle the CLA

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Say hello to the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

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New porous coordination polymer captures CO2, converts it to useful organic materials

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A new material that can selectively capture CO 2 molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. They describe the material in an open access paper in the journal Nature Communications.

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California plug-in hybrid maker Karma Automotive now accepts Bitcoin

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Karma Automotive announced Tuesday that it will now accept Bitcoin at its flagship Newport Beach location. In addition to dabbling in cryptocurrency for simple transactions, Karma will also explore theoretical blockchain applications outside of the that space, the electric-car manufacturer said in its announcement. This move signals Karma's intent

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Ford makes way for electric Mustang-inspired SUV with extensive charging network

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Ford Charging Solutions has developed a charging 'ecosystem', from home and on the road across Europe

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2020 Honda Jazz goes hybrid

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The next-gen Honda Jazz has been previewed in the form of a teaser pic ahead of its reveal at the Toyko Motor Show next week

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Swindon Powertrain developing compact, high-power “crate” EV powertrain; targeting June 2020 production

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Swindon Powertrain is developing a new compact 80kW “crate” electric powertrain that will make it easier for specialist OEMs to electrify their low volume sports cars, light commercial and recreational vehicles. Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) EV system will ease the transition for manufacturers currently frustrated by the lack of compact, high-power EV systems available to buy in low volumes.

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Tesla Model S Performance vs Porsche Taycan 4S: Which is the better way to spend $100k?

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With the introduction of the much more affordable 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S on Monday, we now have a model that overlaps with the Tesla Model S Performance on price. Those who have billed the Taycan a Tesla-fighter are tempted to compare the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S. But we would argue that anyone seriously comparing the two models. Polls

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2019 Kia Niro GDi HEV ‘4’ 6-speed DCT review

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A fully loaded crossover, the Kia Niro GDi HEV is a good choice if you’re looking for a non-plugin hybrid

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Tokyo Motor Show 2019: When is it and what’s on show?

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The biennial Tokyo Motor Show runs from 24 October to 4 November, and is regarded in the motor industry as one of the most diverse shows on the calendar thanks to the wide variety of manufacturers and styles on show

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New Flyer supports San Francisco launch of emission-reducing Green Zones; geofencing for EV mode

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New Flyer of America Inc. has successfully met and supported the launch of the San Francisco Green Zone requirement, using New Flyer Connect to execute GPS-triggered (geofencing) functionality with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and BAE Systems PLC (BAE).

Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

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Kia confirmed Thursday that its next-generation all-electric Soul EV won't arrive for the 2020 model year, but instead will be delayed until 2021. Kia spokesman Neil Dunlop confirmed the news to Green Car Reports. Dunlop said the delay was due to limited battery supply and electric motor shortages. Dunlop said the Soul EV is slated to arrive

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Morris Commercial resurrected as an electric van

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Of all the brands that have been restarted in the ongoing EV revolution, Morris isn't an obvious one to have chosen

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Crackdown on car finance commission could save consumers £165 million

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Car finance is set to undergo a crackdown after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that some retailers and brokers are using sales-based commission that leaves consumers out of pocket

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PNNL team pinpoints cause of dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries; ethylene carbonate a culprit

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have uncovered a root cause of the growth of dendrites and whiskers that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. The team, led by Chongmin Wang, has shown that the presence of certain compounds in the electrolyte prompts the growth of dendrites and whiskers. The team hopes the discovery will lead to new ways to prevent their growth by manipulating the battery’s ingredients.

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All-electric 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge crossover debuts: More than 200 miles of range, one year of charging free

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The first all-electric Volvo is also the first Volvo that will continue to improve, the automaker said Wednesday. Volvo rolled out the all-electric XC40 Recharge compact crossover in Los Angeles and said the electric vehicle will have two 150-kw electric motors, one on each axle, that combine to make 402 net horsepower and will be powered by a

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