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NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the use of blockchain for transactive energy using hardware in the laboratory’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Distributing grid operational decision-making is revolutionary.

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SparkCharge mobile charging will get tested by roadside assistance in SF and LA

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Instead of searching for a charging station, what if the station came to you? Startup SparkCharge is deploying a mobile charging system in pilot programs for San Francisco and Los Angeles. SparkCharge has partnered with Atlas Towing.

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New Hyundai i20 N hot hatch on its way

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The first images of a prototype of the all-new Hyundai i20 N have been released

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GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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General Motors expects its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant will be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022.

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First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. Earlier post.) The UX 300e will be introduced to selected markets in Europe by the end of the year.

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., through a subsidiary, has purchased Alon Bakersfield Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Delek US Holdings, Inc. and the owner of the Alon Bakersfield Refinery. The total cash consideration paid to Delek US Holdings for the purchase was $40 million.

2020 128

Hyundai Motor to establish hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport with partners, provide buses

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Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), Air Liquide Korea and Hydrogen Energy Network (HyNet) to establish a hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2 by March 2021.

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ORNL team developing 3D-printed nuclear reactor core; Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR)

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.

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Monash team proposes roadmap to renewable ammonia economy; 3 generations of technology

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While there is global potential to generate renewable energy at costs already competitive with fossil fuels, a means of storing and transporting this energy at a very large scale is a roadblock to large-scale investment, development and deployment.

2020 117

Bestmile fleet orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers

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Swiss start-up Bestmile has developed an orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers that steers every vehicle in a fleet in real time. The focus is on the control of autonomous vehicles.

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Kobe team develops method for highly efficient hydrogen production using sunlight, water and hematite

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A research group led by Associate Professor Takashi Tachikawa of Kobe University’s Molecular Photoscience Research Center has developed a strategy that greatly increases the amount of hydrogen produced from sunlight and water using hematite (??Fe Fe 2 O 3 ) photocatalysts.

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Musk announces Tesla HQ is leaving California, threatens moving assembly out too

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter on Saturday that the company will move both its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately. Thursday night Tesla had moved to recall about 30% of its workers at its Fremont, California, assembly plant.

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GM has fast-tracked its electric-vehicle program in pandemic slowdown

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General Motors is steadfast that its next-generation electric vehicle program, revealed in March, is moving ahead as planned despite the pandemic slowdown and corresponding budget cuts elsewhere in the company.

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Polish EV can split lanes like a motorcycle, keep a wide stance for curves

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Lane splitting allows motorcycles to avoid the worst traffic jams, but riding exposed to the elements is not for everyone. Polish firm Triggo claims to offer a best-of-both-worlds solution—an electric vehicle with an enclosed cabin that handles like a motorcycle.

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First drive review: The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car realigns how I see EVs

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By the time I reach the sunny south Denver park full of revelers basking in the first official day without stay-at-home restrictions, I wished I had ignored my newfound freedom decree.

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Study using satellite data finds rate of urban growth much greater than previously thought

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An international team of researchers has used satellite images to map urban growth between 1985 and 2015. Each image captured 900 square meters of ground, a level of detail that allowed the scientists to study land-use change over time.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E charging rates look competitive vs. E-Tron and I-Pace

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Ford Friday provided an update on charging times for its upcoming Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. That includes speedy DC fast-charging. And the good news is that, even before deliveries of the Mach-E start—mostly on-time—later this year, Ford has already stepped up its fast-charging times.

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DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. With this solution, both companies aim to accelerate the global adoption of a broad range of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

2020 102

ARPA-E to award $27M for advanced nuclear reactor systems operational technology: GEMINA

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The US Department of Energy announced $27 million in funding for 9 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA) program.

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BMW Group selects NVIDIA Isaac platform to redefine factory logistics

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BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories, utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies.

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Studies find global COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly reduced PM2.5 and NO2 pollution, but ozone up

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Levels of two major air pollutants have been reduced significantly since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant—ground-level ozone—has increased in China, according to new research.

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Lucid Air electric car: Fleet of 40 prototypes temporarily parked

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Lucid has temporarily parked a fleet of 40 prototypes for its Air electric sedan and, apparently trying to make the most of the situation, it's released a short video showing the whole fleet of cars parked together.

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Kumi launches CAHRA Map to support companies’ due diligence in minerals and metals supply chains

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London-based sustainability consultancy Kumi, a market leader in responsible sourcing practices for global supply chains, has launched a due diligence tool called CAHRA Map to enable companies in the minerals and metals sector to identify “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” (CAHRAs).

2020 97

FCA says Jeep Wrangler environmental impact reduced by 15% compared to predecessor

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FCA says that its latest Global Warming Potential (GWP) analysis found that the redesigned-for-2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has an overall GWP 15% lower than that of its predecessor.

2020 96

Could Tesla's million-mile battery help it undercut gasoline vehicles in sticker price?

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Achieving price parity with gasoline cars is a prerequisite of widespread electric-car adoption. A new Tesla battery could achieve that, according to a new report.

2020 93

EIA: US energy-related CO2 fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels

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US energy-related CO 2 emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. CO 2 emissions had increased by 2.9% in 2018, the only annual increase in the past five years.

2020 96

Karma AWD Extended Range E-Flex platform supports pickup truck applications

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Karma Automotive announced its newest flexible and modular E-Flex platform with two motor all-wheel drive (AWD) and extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture (e.g., earlier post ).

2020 93

HUBER+SUHNER enables continuous electric vehicle charging at 500 A

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, launched the RADOX HPC500; a new addition to the RADOX high power charging portfolio.

2020 93

First Lexus electric car: Battery covered by 10-year, 600,000+ mile warranty

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The first Lexus electric car will get the most generous battery warranty coverage of any EV so far when it arrives in Europe by early next year.

2020 95

Lublin orders 12 more Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses

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The public transport operator in Lublin, Poland has ordered twelve Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses, to be delivered from November 2021 to April 2022. The total value of all the contracts for ordered electric buses with seven charging stations and after-sale servicing exceeds PLN 32 million (US$7.6

2020 96

Karma shows E-Flex platform in flat-floor BEV configuration; “Everyday BEV”

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Karma Automotive announced its flexible and modular E-Flex platform ( earlier post ) with an efficient flat floor battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture.

2020 96

Volta Power Systems, Stellar Industries partner on anti-idling Li-ion system for utility service and work trucks

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Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. The auxiliary system stores enough energy to provide all-day power to operate hydraulics, power tools, and multiphase worksite power without idling.

2020 93

In China, Wuling launches electric minivan, Chevrolet introduces 48V MHEV Monza

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In China, Wuling launched its first electric minivan, the Rong Guang EV, and Chevrolet launched four new Monza variants featuring 48V mild hybrid technology.

2020 93

Lordstown electric pickup will use Elaphe in-wheel motors, made in-house

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Lordstown Motors hasn't revealed many details of its Endurance electric pickup truck, but the company did say earlier this year that the truck will use in-wheel motors. Now we know exactly which motor Lordstown will use.

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New model projects total amount of global urban land could increase by up to a factor of 6 by 2100

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A team from the University of Delaware and the University of Denver has created a new global simulation model to predict how urban land will change over the next 100 years under different social and economic conditions.

2020 91

Survey finds 65% of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport for the ULEZ

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Motorbike insurer Bikesure recently surveyed 1,000 commuters in London to find out how the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has impacted them. Bikesure’s first conducted its ULEZ survey in 2019.

2020 93

Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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The Department of the Interior (Department) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have approved a proposal to construct and operate the largest solar project in United States history. US Secretary of the Interior David L.

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