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Hyundai Motor Group opens Hyundai Hydrogen World in Shanghai

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Hyundai Motor Group opened Hyundai Hydrogen World—an exhibition hall dedicated to the fuel-cell electric vehicle, related technologies and energy—at the center of the Century Square in Shanghai. The exhibit is open to the public from 26 August through 8 September.

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1,000-mile electric car unveiled: Aptera returns 10 years later

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What's the minimum necessary range for an electric car? The world's auto industry seems to have settled on 200-plus miles for North America and 300 kilometers (160 miles) or more for European and Asian markets.

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Demand for electric vehicles buoys new car market across Europe

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The European new car market registered significant growth in July thanks to a significant boost in registrations of electrified models

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U Delaware team demonstrates efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for vehicles

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm ?2. The DAFC employs an ammonia-tolerant precious-metal-free cathode catalyst and a high-temperature-stable hydroxide exchange membrane.

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Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race.

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Volkswagen introducing new twin-dosing SCR technology across 2.0L Evo diesel lineup; reduces NOx ~80% more

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Since 2018, Volkswagen has used only SCR exhaust gas treatment systems with its diesel engines. SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology significantly reduces nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas. Volkswagen has now developed the next evolutionary stage of its SCR system: “twin dosing”.

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Study suggests microbe produces methane from crude oil all by itself

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Crude oil and gas naturally escape from the seabed in many places known as seeps. There, these hydrocarbons move up from source rocks through fractures and sediments towards the surface, where they leak out of the ground and sustain a diversity of densely populated habitats in the dark ocean.

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Stanford-led team devises new coating for stable lithium-metal batteries

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A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating—a multifunctional network material—to stabilize lithium-metal anodes and finally make lightweight lithium-metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next-generation of electric vehicles.

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Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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Despite continuing economic uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, the European car market registered growth in July 2019, as registrations were up by 1.2% to 1,325,600 units, according to JATO Dynamics.

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GWU team suggests C2CNT carbon nanotube composites could amplify reduction of GHG emissions

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A team of researchers at George Washington University led by Prof.

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Nio is providing a fully charged battery in 3 minutes for free, in China

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The Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio, in a bid to win over new customers, is waiving the fees for something that could be a real selling point in the increasingly tight Chinese EV market: battery swapping.

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New Volkswagen Passat GTE PHEV boosts electric range

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The new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid features , under the new WLTP cycle, an electric range of up to 54 km (33.6 miles) (Variant) or 56 km (34.8 miles)(sedan). The battery’s energy capacity has been increased by 31% to a total of 13 kWh.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals new electric scooter prototype; 20 km range

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter. Building on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model features rear-wheel drive, a lithium-ion battery and stylish front and rear lights.

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Study finds that steel slag heaps could absorb significant amounts of CO2

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Researchers in the UK report that, with a bit of management, a largely untended slag heap could absorb significant amounts of CO 2 , partially offsetting the emissions from steel production. Their open-access paper is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Pullin et al.

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Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017. More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4% from 2017. About 110,000 employees worked with hybrid electric vehicles, up 10% from 2017.

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Lexus to reveal upcoming electric car at Tokyo auto show

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Lexus is reportedly working on a new electric model to unveil at the Tokyo motor show in October. The car will be a small city electric car, based on an updated version of the company's 2015 LF-SA concept, according to a report in British car magazine Autocar.

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Market launch of BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

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With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e ( earlier post ), the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system.

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MIT team develops data-driven safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

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As more people plug in, is smart charging more important than fast charging?

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Electric-car converts (or shoppers) tend to boast about how fast their EV might be able to charge—in miles (of range) per hour. And while that’s useful for road trips and the occasional unplanned errand, the more important question might be whether an electric car can charge smartly.

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EBS in the Netherlands receives 93 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT hybrid buses

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From the end of August the EBS public transport company will be operating 93 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT hybrid low-floor urban buses in the Rotterdam - The Hague metropolitan area. The fleet is made up of 83 Citaro NGT hybrid solo buses and ten Citaro G NGT hybrid articulated buses.

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MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift

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MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats ( earlier post ) has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals.

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Volkswagen ID 4X spy shots reveal production direction for Crozz electric crossover

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The model that’s leading Volkswagen’s electric-car push—and what Volkswagen has called the replacement for the e-Golf, the city-focused ID 3 hatchback, isn’t coming to America. Instead, the U.S.

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Electric performance brand Polestar opens first production facility

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Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, opened its first production facility. Polestar also announced its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company.

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technotrans presenting e-battery coolers at Busworld Europe

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technotrans SE will be presenting their e-battery battery coolers at this year’s Busworld Europe in Brussels from 18 to 23 October. In addition, the provider will also show cooling solutions for charging stations.

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BP to sell Alaska business to Hilcorp for $5.6B

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BP has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Alaska, based in Anchorage, Alaska. Under the terms of the agreement, Hilcorp will purchase all of BP’s interests in the state for a total consideration of $5.6 billion.

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Cummins partners with UCSD on second-life battery development

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Cummins Inc. has entered a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches revto reuse and repurpose electric vehicle batteries effectively. Under the agreement, UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprising Cummins battery modules.

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The new normal: Electrify America expands its EV ad campaign

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Is it normal to drive an electric car? Is it normal to plug in your cell phone? A new ad campaign from Electrify America says it is.

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GM wins US grant to develop solid-state batteries

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General Motors is the latest automaker reported to be working on solid-state lithium batteries, thanks to a $2 million grant from Uncle Sam. The money is part of a larger grant to develop more fuel-efficient powertrains, the fan site GM Authority reports.

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Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid caught testing and towing by spy photographers

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Toyota may be planning to soon add a plug-in hybrid version of the new RAV4. Spy photographers for our sister site, MotorAuthority, recently caught a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 out testing on public roads overseas. The company has long been a laggard in the movement to sell plug-in vehicles.

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EV battery suppliers face glut of lithium, tight supply of other materials

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Lithium is a critical ingredient for today’s electric-vehicle batteries. Although a host of chemistries show promise—such as sodium-ion, fluoride-ion, or iron-ion—lithium-ion is proven, and the demand for it has been increasing rapidly as electric cars take off.

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Study finds association of pollution with increased risk of psychiatric disorders

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A new study led by University of Chicago researchers finds an association between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders. Based on analysis of large population data sets from both the United States (151 million unique individuals) and Denmark (1.4 million unique individuals), the open-access study, published in PLoS Biology , found pollution associated with increased rates of bipolar disorder and major depression in both countries.

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EV tax credit will drop again for Chevrolet Bolt EV September 1

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General Motors is facing a slightly stronger headwind in its ability to sell electric vehicles—and, perhaps, make money from them.

Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric truck prototypes due for September reveal

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Bollinger Motors is planning to reveal new production-bound prototype versions of its B1 SUV and B2 pickup on September 26 in Detroit. The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

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Researchers demonstrate effective silicon-based thermoelectric generators

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A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments Inc. to demonstrate thermoelectric generators (TEGs) created using nanostructured silicon thermopiles fabricated on an industrial silicon complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) process line. Described in a paper in the journal Nature Electronics , these TEGs exhibit a high specific power generation capacity (up to 29??W?cm

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Australian Government investing $15M in Evie ultra-fast charging network; 350 kW

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $15 million in funding to Evie Networks to roll out the largest ultra-fast battery electric vehicle (EV) charging network along Australia’s highways. The funding will support the first phase of the $50.2-million intercity highway charging network with 350 kW ultra-fast chargers located along the ‘National Land Transport Network’ and beyond.

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Report: Tesla picks LG Chem to supply batteries in China

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In a first for the automaker, Tesla has agreed to buy batteries from Korean battery supplier LG Chem for models produced at its new Chinese factory. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the negotiations.

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