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Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors

Green Car Congress

UC Riverside (UCR) engineers have developed a way to recycle PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Energy Storage.

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Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen fuel-cell supercar touts 1,000-mile range, 221-mph top speed

Green Car Reports

What has a claimed top speed of 221 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration faster than 2.2 seconds, a range of up to 1,016 miles, no tailpipe emissions, and could only be practically run in one state at present?

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135. ENERGY DENSITY: GETTING TO LONGER DRIVING RANGES

Qnovo

Three factors contribute to the mass penetration of electric vehicles: Driving range that eliminates range anxiety; Lower cost batteries for affordable vehicles; Availability of fast charging.

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Canada’s only privately-funded electric vehicle incentive is helping car buyers make the switch

Plug N Drive

Ontario’s Used Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive Program has been extended. The program is delivered by Plug’n Drive in collaboration with Clean Air Partnership and made possible thanks to the support of the M. Brigham Foundation.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

Green Car Congress

Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St.

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Hyundai reboots Ioniq as an EV brand, starting with Ioniq 5 crossover in fall 2021

Green Car Reports

Starting now, the Ioniq name will refer to much more than Hyundai’s long-awaited answer to the Toyota Prius.

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EV Life Product Updates – August 2020

EV Life

We’ve completely reimagined EV Life’s vehicle page design to help you shop for electric cars, understand charging, plan trips, estimate incentives, and save $200/mo on an EV Climate Loan—all in one place. (A A special thanks to Marc Favro for being our guest Design Lead for this redesign!

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CARB to consider low NOx heavy-duty omnibus regulation on 27 August

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The California Air Resources Board will consider the proposed Heavy-Duty Low NO x Omnibus Regulation on 27 August 2020. The proposed regulation is intended to ensure reductions in smog-forming NO x and protect communities most impacted by air pollution.

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In some EVs, the cabin cooling system helps speed up fast-charging

Green Car Reports

In some electric cars, the hardware that keeps occupants cool does the same for the battery pack. The air-conditioning condensers for EVs are for more than just cabin comfort, in many cases, supplier Mahle noted in a recent press release.

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2020 Kia Sorento: pricing and spec revealed

Green Cars News

The all-new Kia Sorento is now available to lease, labelled “the most high-tech Kia ever

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Hyundai launches EV sub-brand IONIQ

Discover EV

Hyundai has fortified its commitment to future EVs by launching IONIQ, a dedicated brand for electric vehicles. With it, the Korean brand is also bringing in a new nomenclature for its EVs, and has confirmed that three new models will be arriving between now and 2024.

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Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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Nikola announces order for 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks

Green Car Reports

Nikola has yet to deliver even one of its promised hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks, but on Monday the company announced an order for 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks.

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2020 Audi S3 range arrives with sub-5 second 0-62mph time

Green Cars News

The Audi S3 range has been updated for 2020, ushering in more power than ever, a host of new tech and the same styling overhaul we’ve already seen on the standard A3 range

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Lucid Air EV Crushes 500 Miles-On-a-Single-Charge Barrier

Cars That Think

Lucid Air has achieved a Holy Grail of EV technology—an electric car that sneers at "range anxiety". transportation transportation/advanced-cars

2020 76

NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

Green Car Congress

NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC) that would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). Ammonia-fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier (AFAGC).

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Battery-boosted charger shows a model for filling in fast-charging gaps

Green Car Reports

FreeWire Technologies is demonstrating a more flexible alternative to conventional fast-charging stations at an ampm convenience store in Lodi, California. The company announced Thursday that it had installed a Boost Charger station, which uses a battery buffer to "boost" onsite power, at the store.

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BMW launching top-of-the-range 545e xDrive Saloon

Discover EV

Hot on the heels of the updated 530e and fulfilling the promise of a PHEV version of all 5 Series models, BMW has announced the details of the range-topping 545e xDrive Saloon

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Free Renault’s for everyone in a French town

MyEVOnline

French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault gifted free electric cars to the whole town of Appy in France. . The residents of this small town can get Renault Zoe on a free three-year lease.

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Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

Green Car Congress

Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures.

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Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames

Green Car Reports

Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car allows for more total cells, increasing energy-storage capacity and thus range.

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Bentley Bentayga Speed: Range-topping SUV is world’s fastest

Green Cars News

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has been revealed with styling tweaks and tech upgrades that bring it in line with the updated standard Bentayga

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Continental Develops Special Tires for EVs

MyEVOnline

Ideally, the tires for electric and hybrid vehicles should have minimum weight with the larger weight capacity. At the same time, they have to retain their safe handling features.

2020 52

US$105M WESTKÜSTE100 green hydrogen project receives funding approval from German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs

Green Car Congress

The consortium behind the WESTKÜSTE100 project received the go-ahead and funding approval from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy that will make it Germany’s first hydrogen project included in the “real-world laboratories fostering the energy transition” program.

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Independent test suggests 517-mile EPA range for Lucid Air electric car

Green Car Reports

When the Lucid Air reaches the first customers next spring, it’s shaping up to leapfrog past the Tesla Model S in range. The Model S only recently broke the 400-mile barrier, with an EPA rating of 402 miles. But the upcoming Lucid Air will likely earn a number exceeding 500 miles.

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BMW 545e revealed: Range-topping plug-in hybrid on the way

Green Cars News

The BMW 5 Series is already available as a plug-in hybrid, but now the company has revealed the 545e – a new six-cylinder variant that will top the range of five plug-in models

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VW expanding EV engineering capability in US; high-voltage lab in Chattanooga

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American center for electric vehicles—not only for assembly, but for engineering the EVs of the future.

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FEV testing suggests Lucid Air will have an EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge

Green Car Congress

Lucid Motors announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan. This new benchmark range was secured with FEV North America, Inc.

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New top model PHEV in the BMW 5 Series

Green Car Congress

With almost 50,000 units, BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid models were the most successful electrified models in the BMW Group’s portfolio worldwide in 2019.

2020 344

New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

Green Car Congress

The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for Hiringa Energy to establish New Zealand’s first nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations.

2020 344

Eaton introduces InfiniTrac electronic limited slip differential

Green Car Congress

Power management company Eaton has introduced InfiniTrac , an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated, variable-bias limited-slip differential that delivers optimized vehicle performance at any speed and traction condition.

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Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

Green Car Congress

Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO recently introduced the eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters. The FUSO eCanter SensorCollect is a concept garbage collection truck based on the all-electric eCanter.

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Hermeus wins Air Force investment after demonstrating Mach 5 engine; focused on Presidential and Executive Airlift fleet

Green Car Congress

Hermeus Corporation, an aerospace start-up developing Mach 5 commercial aircraft, has won a $1.5-million SBIR Phase II award with the US Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to work toward hypersonic travel for the Department of Defense.

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LLTO anode material for safe batteries with a long cycle life

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Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jilin University in Changchun/China have investigated a highly promising anode material for future high-performance batteries: lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO).

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FMCW LIDAR by Scantinel: Game changer for autonomous driving

Green Car Congress

by Dr. Michael Richter, Managing Director, Scantinel Photonics. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is considered to be the key technology for self-propelled vehicles.

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Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today

Green Car Congress

Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5 million electric vehicles in its service areas by 2030. If realized, EVs would make up 20% of all vehicles on the road in those areas—more than 30 times the number today. Xcel services customers in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Xcel said that it will need the support of policymakers, manufacturers and other stakeholders to make its vision real.

2020 297

$27 million available for zero-emission trucks in California

Green Car Congress

On 18 August 2020, $27 million in funding will be available in California to replace higher polluting trucks with zero-emission vehicles. The funding is part of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust program, which is intended to fund projects that will fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions caused by the vehicles included in the VW settlement.

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