Sat.Dec 12, 2020 - Fri.Dec 18, 2020

LME copper prices hit 7-year high

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On 4 December 2020, the LME cash price hit its highest level since March 2013, closing at US$7,742/t. (By By 10 December, that dropped back to $7,712/t.) Copper has charted an unlikely trajectory through 2020, notes Roskill.

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First Drive Review: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV redefines the pony car

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About 30 minutes into my first time behind the wheel of the Mustang Mach-E this past weekend, a simple gut-check moment revealed much: How and why it picks up on Mustang lineage doesn’t ultimately matter. It’s a fantastic-driving car.

2020 113
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Real-life review: Driving to Aberystwyth in a Tesla Model 3

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It’s probably the perfect journey and one that I have made a few times over the last year since my son started at Aberystwyth University

2020 66

Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ).

2020 156

IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

2020 152

Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work with Idaho National Laboratory to demonstrate a system that uses a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water. Earlier post.) The resulting hydrogen will initially be used at the power plant, but it could eventually be sold to other industries.

2020 151

Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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For 2021, Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai, originally offered in 2016, as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating.

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SoCalGas to test technology that separates hydrogen from natural gas when the two are blended in pipelines

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With clean hydrogen gaining recognition worldwide as a carbon-free fuel capable of making a significant contribution to addressing climate change, Southern California Gas Co.

2020 136

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia to speed up the switch to hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft

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British Airways (BA) has teamed up with ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation ( earlier post ), in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.

2020 135

Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in the mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics from Softbank in a deal that values Boston Dynamics at $1.1 billion.

2020 137

Bosch introducing CVT for electric vehicles: CVT4EV

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Bosch is introducing a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles: the CVT4EV. CVT4EV is a compact variable ratio transmission that supports the performance demands of electric vehicles for a wider audience.

2020 136

PNNL-led team designs highly active cobalt-based PGM-free catalyst for fuel cells

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A multi-institutional research team led by materials scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has designed a highly active and durable catalyst that doesn’t rely on costly platinum group metals (PGM) to spur the necessary chemical reaction.

2020 130

NACFE releases guidance report on hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest Guidance Report , Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors. Almost every day there is a new announcement about hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks.

2020 123

LiquidPiston announces small tactical power generator development for US Army; 2-5 kW

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LiquidPiston, Inc. LPI), developer of advanced rotary diesel and multi-fuel internal combustion engines, announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the United States Army to develop the X-Engine platform to power Small Tactical Generators ranging from 2-5 kW.

2020 122

Porsche Digital develops artificial intelligence for noise detection

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Porsche Digital is expanding its product portfolio. The digital assistant “Sounce” offers an improved ability to detect noise—for example, during vehicle component tests. Among other things, the aim is to improve the development and production of components in the automotive industry.

2020 123

Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan SUV—the Tiguan eHybrid. earlier post )—is now available to configure and order in Europe; the starting price in Germany is €42,413.11 (US$51,500). The Tiguan eHybrid has an all-electric range (WLTP) of up to 50 km (31 miles).

2020 112

Toyota EV with solid-state batteries: 10-minute full charge, prototype reportedly due in 2021

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Toyota hopes to be the first automaker to launch an electric car with solid-state batteries, aiming to unveil a prototype next year, ahead of a production launch relatively soon after that, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday.

2020 113

Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell electric platform, based on the Ford Transit 350HD chassis.

2020 109

Grön Fuels selects Haldor Topsoe technologies for multi-billion-dollar renewable fuels complex in Louisiana

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Grön Fuels, LLC’s renewable diesel and jet fuel option facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge is based on Topsoe’s proprietary HydroFlex hydrotreating and H2bridge hydrogen technologies, including an option to capture ~1 million tons per year of bio-CO 2 for carbon sequestration in suitable deep saline aquifers located below the project site.

Solaris receives first order for 10 electric buses under a tender for 530 e-buses for Hamburg

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In August this year, Hamburger Hochbahn, one of the biggest public transport operators in Germany, announced a list of potential suppliers of 530 electric buses. Earlier post.) The vehicles are to join the fleet in Hamburg between 2021 and 2025.

2020 105

Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans see an EV in the future, want more vehicle choices and charging

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Seven out of 10 drivers in United States expressed at least some interest in getting an electric car in the future, but charging infrastructure and upfront pricing remain obstacles, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.

2020 105

Renesas introduces R-Car V3U ASIL D SoC for ADAS and AD; Gen 4 architecture

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Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled the R-Car V3U—a best-in-class ASIL D system on chip (SoC) for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) systems.

2020 104

Report: Toyota CEO claims EVs worsen CO2 emissions, pushes back on proposed ICE bans

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Has Toyota changed its tune on electric vehicles, as it prepares to push its solid-state battery technology to market? Earlier this month a report suggested that might be the case—which could give the company an advantage in the competitive global EV market.

2020 105

EV battery pack prices fell 13% in 2020, some are already below $100/kwh

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Electric-car battery-pack prices have fallen 13% in 2020, in some cases reaching a crucial milestone for affordability, according to an annual report released Wednesday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

2020 104

BYD delivers 246 electric buses to Keolis Nederland

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BYD has begun delivery of Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis.

2020 101

EC proposes modernizing EU legislation on batteries to enhance sustainability and safety

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The European Commission is proposing modernizing EU legislation on batteries; this would be the first initiative delivered among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the European Green Deal and contribute to the zero pollution ambition set in it. They promote competitive sustainability and are necessary for green transport, clean energy and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

2020 103

XL Fleet launches pilot program with Essential Utilities, Inc. to electrify its utility fleet

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XL Fleet announced that Essential Utilities, Inc.

2020 103

Novel Li-S cathode design significantly improves performance of next-generation battery

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A team led by Professor Cheong Ying Chan at Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology (HKUST) Energy Institute, has proposed a novel cathode design concept for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery that substantially improves the performance of this kind of promising next-generation battery.

2020 101

CARB approves $28M investment in clean trucks, cars

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The California Air Resources Board approved $28 million in Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) funding to support two popular statewide incentive programs aimed at bringing the cleanest vehicle technologies to low-income and underserved communities.

2020 100

Volkswagen 2.0 TDI diesel for Euro 6d; SCR twin-dosing

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Volkswagen 2.0 TDI diesel for Euro 6d; SCR twin-dosing. Volkswagen continues to refine its most important diesel engine, the 2.0-liter TDI.

2020 100

Tesla Model Y: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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A series of pandemic-related delays means that we close 2020 without as many new fully electric models on the market as we anticipated at the beginning of the year.

2020 97

BASF and Eramet to assess development of nickel-cobalt refining complex in Weda Bay to support EV battery production

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BASF and global mining and metallurgy group Eramet will jointly assess the development of a state-of-the-art nickel and cobalt hydrometallurgical refining complex. Such a development would include a High-Pressure Acid Leaching (HPAL) plant and a Base Metal Refinery (BMR).

2020 96

First drive review: 2021 Toyota Mirai goes faster and farther, but is that enough?

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The redesigned 2021 Toyota Mirai looks and feels wildly different in this iteration. The first iteration of Toyota’s fuel-cell vehicle had more to prove and its styling reflected that. The Mirai’s look was loud and intended to draw attention to itself. Its funkiness became a calling card.

2020 96

Neo Lithium closes strategic investment with CATL; ~8% stake; 3Q project

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Canada-based Neo Lithium Corp. NLC) announced the closing of a previously announced equity investment by China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), whereby CATL, through a subsidiary controlled by CATL, subscribed for 10,217,503 common shares of Neo Lithium at a price of C$0.84

2020 96

Toyota RAV4 Prime: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime is all sorts of things, all at once. It’s Toyota’s first plug-in SUV since the “powered by Tesla” RAV4 EV from earlier last decade. It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars.

2020 96

Geely's Zero EV project is already a prototype: 435-mile range, deliveries in 2021

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The timeline may have just been stepped up for a next-level, dedicated electric vehicle platform for Volvo, Polestar, Lynk & Co., and other Geely Auto Group brand vehicles.

2020 96

Ballard announces Van Hool follow-on order for 10 fuel cell modules for buses

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Van Hool, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Belgium, for 10 fuel cell modules to power Van Hool A330 buses to be deployed in Emmen, the Netherlands, under the JIVE2 funding program.

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