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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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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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BYD targets Tesla Model 3 with all-electric saloon for Europe

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BYD is China's biggest EV manufacturer and buoyed by the rapidly growing electric cars in Europe, is planning to start selling its vehicles over here.

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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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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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Škoda Enyaq iV to spearhead the brand's e-mobility push

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Škoda is joining Volkswagen in launching its first EV based on the much lauded MEB platform. Called the Enyaq iV, the small SUV is set to spearhead the Czech brand's e-mobility campaign, bringing it into line with not only Volkswagen, but other competitors like Hyundai and Kia

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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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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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Hitachi Capital invests big in Electric Forecourt provider, Gridserve

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UK-based Gridserve has bold ambitions to build and run more than 100 so-called Electric Forecourts across the country. Powered by clean solar energy, the plan is for a rapid charging network offering up charging speeds of up to 350kW with the first going online later this year.

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Video review: Jeep Wrangler

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Promising drivers the ability to ‘Go anywhere, do anything’, parking the Jeep Wrangler on your drive, or just about anywhere you fancy given its terrain-busting nature, is sure to bring kudos wherever you are

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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.

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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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Tesla applies to become energy supplier in the UK

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Tesla has applied to become an energy supplier in the UK which would allow it to generate electricity to supply power to “any premises” in Great Britain. Speculation as to what this means is rife, but Tesla isn't the first to go down this path and most certainty won't be the last.

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Skoda Enyaq iV: First electric SUV will have range of more than 500km

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Skoda has revealed further details about its upcoming Enyaq iV

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California Energy Commission awards $7.8M to two lithium recovery projects; “Lithium Valley”

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $7.8 to two lithium recovery projects. Uniquely high concentrations of the dissolved soft metal are found in the brine produced by the state’s geothermal hotspots.

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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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Government sets out vision for ultra-rapid charging in England

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A strategic, ultra-rapid charging network has long been known to be one of the keys to truly viable, mass adoption of EVs. The Department for Transport (DfT) has now revealed its plan for a high-powered charging network across England, which will be implemented over the next 15 years

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

2020 316

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.

2020 293

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.

2020 287

Nobina selects 13 BYD eBus electric buses for far-north operation

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BYD, Europe’s leading electric bus manufacturer, received an order for a further 13 eBuses from Nobina—the principal bus operator in Sweden and the Nordic region.

2020 273

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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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.

2020 270

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).

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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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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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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.

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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 247

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.

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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.

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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 ).

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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.

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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.

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