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Toyota REXH2 fuel cell module successfully tested on boat over more than 7,000 nautical miles, including trans-Atlantic crossings

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The REXH2 is a modular maritime hydrogen power solution developed around Toyota’s fuel cell technology. It has been succesfully tested in real open sea conditions aboard the Energy Observer boat for over more than 7,000 nautical miles including trans-Atlantic crossings.

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GMC Hummer EV plant set up for electric vehicles exclusively, renamed Factory Zero

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Ahead of next week’s official debut for the GMC Hummer EV, General Motors announced Friday that its Detroit-Hamtramck factory is being renamed Factory Zero.

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Jaguar XF gets hybrid tech and fresh tech

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Say hello to the 2020 Jaguar XF

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Energy major Total leads strategic investment into supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell powered commercial vehicles HYZON Motors

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Hydrogen mobility and clean energy company, HYZON Motors, and Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, the venture capital arm of European energy giant Total SE, announced a strategic investment led by Total and other specialist hydrogen investors.

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Fisker enters strategic cooperation with Magna for electric Ocean SUV; Fisker to leverage Magna’s EV architecture

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Fisker Inc. is entering into agreements with Magna International Inc. that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV.

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Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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As part of the FC Komp funding project of the German government, which runs until 2021, Pierburg GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is currently involved in the development of a highly integrated high-power fuel cell driveline.

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BMW Group sets out code of ethics for the use of artificial intelligence

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a central element of the digital transformation process at the BMW Group. The BMW Group already uses AI throughout the value chain to generate added value for customers, products, employees and processes.

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Fuel cell industry forms new alliance for rapid deployment of heavy-duty vehicles in Western US: WSHA

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Members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States.

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ArcelorMittal selected as the sole Gen 3 steel supplier for the 2021 Ford Bronco

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Ford has selected ArcelorMittal’s Fortiform 980 GI ( earlier post ) as the sole source of third-generation advanced high-strength steel (Gen 3/HF) for the revitalized 2021 Ford Bronco.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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TU/ecomotive develops waste-free car with UBQ: Luca

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Every year, Netherland-based student company TU/ecomotive produces an electric car with a team of 21 BA students from the Eindhoven University of Technology, with the aim of showing the world that a hypothetical, sustainable car of the future can be a reality today.

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2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e PHEVS now on sale in US

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Now on sale nationwide in the US, the 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) combine Audi’s premium appointments and driving dynamics with integrated hybrid technology and smartphone app functionality.

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Traxen AI-based iQ-Cruise delivers average of 10% fuel savings for heavy trucks

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Traxen, a metro Detroit-based technology, launched its intelligent adaptive cruise control system, iQ-Cruise, for traditional and electric commercial vehicles. The system will be available to both commercial vehicle aftermarket and OE customers.

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California Energy Commission approves $384M plan to accelerate zero-emission transportation; 50% of funds to benefit disadvantaged communities

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $384 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to boost the adoption of zero-emission cars and trucks and help the state reach its climate, clean energy and public health goals. The plan focuses on closing gaps in zero-emission fuels and infrastructure to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.

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HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base. The new capital comes shortly after Linear Labs’ $68.9

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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International logistics service provider DB Schenker will bring a total of 36 additional FUSO eCanter vehicles into operation in eleven European countries.

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Continental wins tire technology award with C.A.R.E tire concept for electric robotaxis

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The jury of the “Journey to Automation” award presented by the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) named Continental the Overall Winner in the award’s six categories and winner of the Tire Technology Award. The UK-based trade journal honored Continental for its Conti C.A.R.E.

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Argonne releases GREET 2020

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center has released the 2020 version of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation.

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Need to rent a big electric truck for moving or business? More options are coming soon

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If you've got a big move coming up, you may soon able to do it with minimal carbon emissions.

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Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: $77,400 base version claims 406-mile range

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Lucid has announced a new $77,400 entry price for its Air electric sedan, and opened reservations for the entire model lineup.

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Cummins signs multi-year agreement with Ansys; leveraging SPDM

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Cummins has signed a multi-year agreement with digital engineering simulation company Ansys. The collaboration allows Cummins engineers to leverage Ansys’ simulation and data management tools to expedite the design and manufacture of engines with increased thermal efficiency and improved fuel economy. Cummins engineers are using Ansys’ next-generation simulation process and data management (SPDM) platform and physics-based digital twins to speed digital transformation.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid: 48-mpg sedan goes quicker, gets tech upgrades

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Honda has announced some significant performance upgrades to the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain for the 2021 model year, while preserving its 48-mpg combined rating.

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VW claims its electric car factories will be most advanced in the industry

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Volkswagen is investing in additional automation at factories that will build the ID.4 electric crossover and the production model that follows the ID Buzz electric-van concept—two models destined for the United States.

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Chevron, Brightmark form JV for dairy biomethane fuel projects; RNG

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Brightmark LLC and Chevron have formed a joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the United States to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG).

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USTMA report finds that recycling of end-of-life tires dropped from 96% in 2013 to 76% in 2019

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the US, end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, according to a new report released by the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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Skeleton Technologies’ next-generation high-energy ultracapacitors to power Wrightbus’ hydrogen buses

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Skeleton Technologies is partnering with Wrightbus to supply its next-generation high-energy ultracapacitor modules to power fuel-cell buses in the UK. The ultracapacitors’ two-times higher energy density is enabled by Skeleton’s latest material technology innovation, making them a valuable addition to hydrogen fuel cells in emissions-free transportation.

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New black phosphorus anode offers high charging rate while maintaining high capacity and cycling stability

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Researchers from China, Taiwan and the US report developing a 2D black phosphorus composite anode that supports a high charging rate without sacrificing capacity and cycling stability. Their paper is published in the journal Science.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells using BASF polyphthalamide (PPA) in several components of its new 45kW fuel cell engine

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, a US-based manufacturer of heavy-duty fuel cell systems, is now using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines.

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Monash engineers improve fatigue life of high-strength aluminum alloys by 25 times

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Monash University engineers have demonstrated improvements in the fatigue life of high-strength aluminum alloys by 25 times—a significant outcome for the transport manufacturing industry.

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Mazda rotary engine returns (for Japan) as EV range extender in MX-30 crossover

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After years of teases, it appears Mazda is finally ready to reintroduce its signature rotary engine—as an EV range extender.

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DOE provides $65M for “connected communities” of buildings powered to transform electric system

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to expand DOE’s network of grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. ( DE-FOA-0002206 ).

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Study finds stabilizing warming at 1.5 ?C would result in economic hit through 2100; benefits accrue by 2300

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A new study by a team from San Jose State University and Stanford University has found that—even under heightened damage estimates—the additional mitigation costs of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C C (relative to 2.0 °C)

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Mercedes EQS flagship will lead brand's electric vehicle rollout for the US

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In a major change of course, the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship sedan will lead the automaker's electric-vehicle rollout in the United States, Automotive News reported Wednesday—citing Ola Kallenius, the CEO of parent company Daimler.

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Analysis: EVs will triple their market share in Europe during 2020

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Pushed by stricter European Union emissions standards, electric cars are set to triple their market share in Europe this year, according to a new report from advocacy group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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REE Automotive shows its 3 modular EV platforms in motion

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Israeli startup REE Automotive on Tuesday released a video showing its modular skateboard EV platform in action. The videos show three different versions of the platform, designed to underpin different types of commercial vehicles.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. The awardees went through a rigorous process including a review with CalSEED’s curated technical advisory committee, who volunteered their time and expertise to select the most promising future clean energy technologies.

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Renault Mégane eVision concept shows an electric future for popular Euro-hatchback model

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Renault on Thursday unveiled an electric version of one of its most popular models. The Renault Mégane eVision concept previews a future all-electric version of the Mégane—one of Renault's volume hatchback models for Europe since the 1990s.

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