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ANL researchers report photo-excitation can speed up Li-ion charging by factor of two

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported that a new photo-excitation mechanism can speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of two or more. An open-access paper on their work appears in Nature Communications. A serious limitation [of lithium-ion batteries], however, is the slow charging rate used to obtain the full capacity.

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Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Done deal: Ohio company aims to build electric work trucks at former GM plant

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General Motors has officially sold its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly facility—for an undisclosed amount—to a company that will build electric pickups. They won’t have anything to do with GM’s upcoming electric pickups, however. Lordstown Motors wants to use the facility as its headquarters and as the production location for the

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2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in review

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The Toyota Prius plug-in has broadened its appeal with a new five sear interior, but is the price premium for the 34 mile zero emission range over its regular hybrid sibling worth it

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BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed.

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Ford Mach-E SUV: All we know about the Mustang-inspired EV

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There’s an all-electric SUV coming from Ford, and it’s set to take inspiration from the legendary Mustang muscle car

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2020 Tesla Model 3 is the most energy-efficient US passenger vehicle

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The U.S. market has a new most energy-efficient vehicle, and it’s one made in America: the 2020 Tesla Model 3. Last model year the most efficient model you could buy was the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 had a range-and-efficiency edge, and it came close in Standard Range Plus form, with a 133 MPGe combined rating

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Electrochemical Haber-Bosch process for ammonia production; 50% the CO2 and 25% the energy

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Ammonia, produced via the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, is globally the leading chemical in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. In ammonia plants, hydrogen is generated by steam-methane reforming (SMR) and water-gas shift (WGS) and, subsequently, is purified for the high-pressure ammonia synthesis.

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Tesla pick-up truck to be revealed on 21 November

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Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla will unveil its long-awaited electric pickup truck on November 21

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Merged PSA-FCA aiming to build "a world leader" in sustainable mobility

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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has finally found a suitor—and in it, a partner in mobility and electrification. FCA and France's Groupe PSA (which operates the Citroën, DS, Opel/Vauxhall and Peugeot brands) announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to merge operations, creating the fourth-largest automaker in the world with an

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Citroën begins its electric offensive with C5 Aircross PHEV

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Citroën has launched its C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid as the first instalment of an electric offensive

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Ford and Webasto unveil ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype

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At SEMA, Ford and Webasto revealed Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype. With more than 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 hp instantaneously available, this Mustang amps muscle car performance to a new level and helps gauge the level of interest the next wave of performance customers have in lightning-quick performance that only fully electric powertrains can deliver.

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2020 Skoda Octavia set for 11 November reveal

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The 2020 Skoda Octavia is set to make its public debut in Prague on 11 November, but ahead of the car’s reveal the company has released sketches of its exterior and interior design that give us an idea of how the new-gen family hatch will look

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Electric Ford F-150, hybrid pickup will both be made in Michigan

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The fully electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup is potentially due as soon as 2021. However Ford hasn’t yet confirmed exactly where the electric F-150 would be produced. A document provided by the UAW, posted by Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez, provided some resolution to that in a Crain's Detroit Business piece. The document

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Volvo adopts blockchain tech to ensure ethically-sourced cobalt

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Volvo is to become the world's first car manufacturer to utilise blockchain technology to ensure global traceability of the cobalt it uses in its EV batteries

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Alstom to test its hydrogen fuel cell train in the Netherlands; first pilot project outside Germany

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Alstom and the Province of Groningen, local operator Arriva, the Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail and the energy company Engie have signed plans for a pilot project to test the Coradia iLint, a passenger train powered by hydrogen fuel cells ( earlier post ), for the first time in the Netherlands. The tests will be carried out on the track between Groningen and Leeuwarden at up to 140 km/h and will last about two weeks.

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Volkswagen ID.4: Electric SUV teased

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Following the full launch of its ID.3, Volkswagen has teased its second all-electric model – the ID.4

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2020 Karma Revero leads a new plug-in hybrid charge with 61-mile EV rating

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The revamped 2020 Karma Revero GT has been EPA-rated for 61 miles of all-electric driving. That allows the Revero to leapfrog past the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (primarily a vehicle for California) and its 47 miles of all-electric driving. It’s also more all-electric miles than could be delivered by the now-discontinued and much-loved. Plug-In Hybrids

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Kia Futuron electric SUV concept revealed in China

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Kia has unveiled its vision for an all-electric SUV at the China International Import Expo

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PowerCell signs development contract for 3.2 MW maritime fuel cell system with Havyard Group

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PowerCell Sweden AB signed a contract with Norwegian Havyard Group ASA for the development of the design and the technical specifications for a zero-emissions fuel-cell system. The system may come to be installed on board a vessel that will service the shipping company Havila Kystruten’s new route from Bergen to Kirkenes.

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Review: Ford Focus ST

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There are two ways to judge the latest Ford Focus ST

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Electric Ford Mustang looks to future with 800V tech, keeps manual gearbox

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Ford is due to reveal its production-bound Mustang-inspired, fully electric SUV later this month. In the meantime—at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tuesday—Ford and the supplier Webasto have together revealed something that might get die-hard Mustang fans more likely to pay attention when that performance EV does

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Ten minute charges offer a potential solution to range anxiety

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Scientists from Penn State university have worked out a way to enable EVs to be charged in as little as ten minutes – enough time to buy an insipid coffee and get half way through a service station pasty

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Toyota, Weathernews partner in research effort to improve accuracy of weather forecasts, increase driver safety using IoT and big data

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Weathernews and Toyota Motor began a verification test in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi on 1 November 2019 in which the conditions of roads and their surroundings are ascertained using the operating status of windshield wipers, as well as weather data. This is part of a joint research effort to increase the accuracy of weather observation and forecasts, and improve driver safety using Weathernews’ weather data and the vehicle data obtained from Toyota’s connected vehicles.

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NTSB Investigation Into Deadly Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Reveals Lax Attitude Toward Safety

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New documents suggest that neither Uber, the state of Arizona, nor the car’s operator were vigilant. transportation transportation/self-driving

Ann Arbor, home of EPA vehicle emissions lab, is declaring a climate emergency

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The City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency, laying out a series of carbon-reduction measures to take effect between now and 2030. With an 11-0 vote on Monday, the city signaled its intent to shift away from fossil fuels and embrace clean, renewable energy with the goal of becoming carbon neutral

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EV drivers seeking out fast chargers, but some regions are missing out

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Research by charging point experts, Zap-Map, has shed new light on people's EV charging habits, demonstrating that electric car drivers are increasingly favouring fast chargers, whilst also charging their cars more regularly

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ARPA-E to award up to $30M for fusion energy R&D

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $30 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ). BETHE projects will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts.

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Bristol could be the first city to ban diesel cars with introduction of clean air zone

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In a landmark announcement, Bristol City Council has agreed to ban all privately owned diesel cars from entering a central city zone in the daytime with commercial vehicles paying to enter a wider area

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Infiniti bets its future on electric cars–and hybrid tech it hasn’t yet named

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Transmissions will soon be history at Infiniti. Electric motors will exclusively power the drive wheels of future models, and all or nearly all versions will have all-wheel drive. Yet charge ports won’t be all that common, and most of the vehicles will still have a fuel tank, a tailpipe, and an engine under the hood. Confused? That’s

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Aerial methane survey finds a fraction of point sources responsible for more than a third of California’s methane emissions

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An aerial methane survey conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), California Energy Commission (CEC) and NASA has found that just 10% of the point sources were responsible for 60% of the total methane emissions detected. Researchers believe that statewide, these relatively few super emitters are responsible for about a third of California’s total methane emissions.

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Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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Volkswagen has begun to fit all its models with an activated carbon filter. The technology has been available for a long time as part of the Air Care Climatronic option, which filters out pollen, bacteria, fungal spores and particulates before they make their way through the ventilation system into the interior. Furthermore, the filter technology with activated carbon layer also converts harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide, leaving the interior air cleaner and less disturbing.

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INFINITI says new gasoline-generated EV system (Nissan e-POWER) central to electrification strategy

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INFINITI’s future models will offer drivers a choice of electrified powertrains as the brand embraces new technology to propel its vehicles. Earlier post.) These include fully-electric systems, as well as a gasoline-generated EV system (known as e-POWER at Nissan, earlier post ) in which a gasoline engine generates electrical power stored in a battery (series hybrid), which can then be delivered to all four wheels through a pair of high-output electric motors.

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MIT and Lamborghini file patent on new MOF material for supercapacitors

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A collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new MOF-based material that will serve as the foundation for a new generation of supercapacitors. The developers have filed for a patent; Automobili Lamborghini is a co-author. Further research will explore additional optimization of the properties of the material, and its production on an increasingly larger scale.

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CARB puts HVIP on hold after receiving voucher requests for entire $142M budget

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has put the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) on hold after receiving voucher requests for its entire $142-million budget. More than 100 truck and bus fleets requested funding for vehicles produced by more than 20 manufacturers. CARB, in partnership with CALSTART, launched HVIP and Low NO x Engine Incentives in 2009 to accelerate the purchase of cleaner, more-efficient trucks and buses in California.

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Study finds recycling technologies for Li-ion batteries not keeping pace with rapid rise of EVs

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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, setting up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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Zhejiang team boosts gasoline-range products from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

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Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis converts syngas to liquid fuels. However, the reaction products of traditional F-T synthesis follow the Anderson-Schulz-Flory (ASF) distribution law, and the resulting carbon number distribution is wide and complex with a high content of heavy hydrocarbons. This makes it difficult to concentrate the carbon number of liquid hydrocarbons to within a specific range.

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