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Utah, Minnesota team discover highly conductive oxide-based materials; STO/NTO offer “different road to power electronics”

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Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than 260 U.S. football fields, which would make it one of the largest buildings in the world.

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Turning back the clock: Five things you don’t find in cars anymore

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Things that were once luxuries are now taken for granted. Power steering, electric windows, central locking – a few years back, it’d be a rare to find. Top 5 Editors Picks ContractHireAndLeasing.com

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Daimler Trucks unveils electric heavy-duty Urban eTruck from Mercedes-Benz; fleet trial for the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cell

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Daimler Trucks has unveiled the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, an all-electric, short-radius distribution heavy-duty truck, based on a three-axle truck from Mercedes-Benz.

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BMW provides some insight into Dingolfing eDrive competence center; motors, battery packs and more

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During its Innovation Days 2016 event in Munich, the BMW Group provided some insight into its Dingolfing competence center for the manufacture of electric drive systems (eDrive).

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Northwestern study finds Li3PO4 promising coating to limit dissolution of transition metals from Li-ion cathodes

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The dissolution of transition metals (TMs) from Li-ion battery cathodes is a major contributor to cell degradation during cycling and aging. First, such dissolution decreases the amount of cathode material, directly contributing to loss of capacity. Secondly, dissolved TMs can migrate through the electrolyte to the anode, causing chaneges to the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI), resulting in increased impedance, decreased cell capacity, and decreased lifespan.

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Study: Overall automotive aluminum recycling rate above 90%

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New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling calculated an overall recycling rate of 91% for automotive aluminum.

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Porsche ramping up hiring for Mission E; leveraging the 919 Hybrid

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Porsche said it will hire more than 1,400 new employees in the Stuttgart region to work on the development and production of the first all-electric sports car from Porsche, the Mission E. Earlier post , earlier post.).

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Genovation’s GXE breaks street-legal all-electric land speed record: 205.6 mph

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Genovation broke the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached 205.6 mph (330.88 km/h) during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL. The record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The previous record, which also was held by Genovation, stood at 186.8 mph (300.63 km/h).

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Silicon/soft-carbon nanohybrid as high-performance anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Samsung R&D and Shinshu University has developed a silicon/soft-carbon nanohybrid anode material for high performance lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

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New nanolithia cathodes may address technical drawbacks of Li-air batteries; scalable, cheap and safer Li-air battery system

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An international team from MIT, Argonne National Laboratory and Peking University has demonstrated a lab-scale proof-of-concept of a new type of cathode for Li-air batteries that could overcome the current drawbacks to the technology, including a high potential gap (>1.2 V)

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Rice team develops “antenna-reactor” plasmonic catalysts for increased energy savings and efficiency in catalytic processes

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Researchers at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), with colleagues at Princeton University, have developed a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts, creating an “antenna-reactor” plasmonic catalyst.

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When to use Tesla's Autopilot system, and when not to use it

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A fatal May 7 crash now under investigation by the NHTSA has generated plenty of discussion about the capabilities and limitations of Tesla's Autopilot system.

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RoboVent introduces small-footprint Spire dust collector for robotic welding

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Robotic welding—heavily used in automotive manufacturing—generates volumes of smoke and fumes that must be controlled to meet air quality regulations.

2016 78

EIA projects energy intensity of US steel production to drop 27% by 2040

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Steel production is energy-intensive; in 2015, the steel industry accounted for 1.5% of all industrial shipments in the US but 6.1% of industrial delivered energy consumption.

2016 78

Penn State, U Mich team characterizes soot generated by low-temperature diesel combustion

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Researchers from Penn State and the University of Michigan have characterized the nanostructure and oxidative reactivity of soot generated by a light-duty turbodiesel engine operating under a dilute, low-temperature combustion process referred to as high-efficiency clean combustion (HECC).

2016 78

US releases Federal alternative jet fuels R&D strategy

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2016 78

Formula E gets a new look for third season with new two-tier front wing

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The Formula E car will feature a new look for the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship, with the introduction of a new two-tier front wing. Formula E aims to be different, and this new front wing creates a look that’s different to every other car out there.

2016 78

BMW introducing fully-automated, optical measuring cell in pilot plant; digitalization for production

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The BMW Group has introduced a fully-automated, optical measuring cell in its pilot plant in Munich. Freely moving robot arms use sensors to create a three-dimensional image of an entire vehicle and generate a 3D data model from the data captured, with an accuracy of less than 100 µm.

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Forge Hydrocarbons awarded $500K from Alberta toward lipids-to-hydrocarbons pre-commercial plant

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Edmonton, Canada-based Forge Hydrocarbons has been awarded $500,000 from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) ( earlier post ) to support a $1.26-million project optimizing a pre-commercial plant for its Lipid to Hydrocarbons (LTH) process.

2016 78

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.

2016 78

NTSB issues preliminary report for investigation into Tesla Autopilot fatal crash

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The US National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report for the investigation of the fatal 7 May 2016, highway crash in Florida involving the Tesla Model S and Autopilot. The preliminary report does not contain any analysis of data and does not state probable cause for the crash.

2016 78

BorgWarner supplying EGR valve for 1.6L Kappa GDI engine in Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro

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BorgWarner is supplying its advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for the new Hyundai Ioniq sedan and the Kia Niro crossover sport utility vehicle.

2016 78

NIRA Dynamics, InfoCar expand availability of Road Surface Information software with OBD plug-in

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Sweden-based NIRA Dynamics, a software company developing sensor-fusion-based systems for different vehicle applications, is rolling out its Road Surface Information (RSI) software more broadly, in partnership with InfoCar AB.

2016 78

Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

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car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America.

Oxbotica launches Selenium mobile autonomy software

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Oxbotica, a spin-out from Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group, launched its new Selenium mobile autonomy software solution with a purpose-built concept vehicle named Geni.

2016 78

Researchers improve aluminum-air battery performance by using flax straw extract as corrosion inhibitor

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In a paper in ChemSusChem , a team from Israel and Russia reports substantial improvements in the performance of aluminum-air batteries by adding flax straw extract (3 vol %) to the alkaline solution to act as a mixed-type aluminum corrosion inhibitor. The Aluminum-air battery, a metal-air battery system which uses a catalytic air cathode in combination with an electrolyte and an aluminum anode, has been of great interest for a number of years due to its high theoretical specific energy.

2016 73

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the world's first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. That alone makes it a hugely important new market entry. Going on sale in late 2016 or early 2017, just six years after modern electric cars arrived, the Bolt EV represents a second generation of cars running solely on battery energy. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

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By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb cast study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make electric cars practical for long-distance trips. While the competing CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) standards are presently limited to 50 kilowatts, Superchargers. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

2016 69

Sony to sell battery business to Murata

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Sony Corporation, the company that in 1991 commercialized the world’s first lithium-ion battery, and Murata Manufacturing have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer of the Sony Group’s battery business to the Murata Group. Sony has operated its battery business since 1975.

2016 68

$50M Battery500 consortium targeting battery pack with specific energy of 500 Wh/kg

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Announced last week as one of the Obama Administration’s new initiatives to advance electric vehicle adoption ( earlier post ), the Battery500 consortium, led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), aims to build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours per kilogram, compared to the 170-200 watt-hours per kilogram in today’s typical EV battery.

2016 65

Maxwell Technologies delivers ultracapacitor-based regenerative braking energy storage for Beijing subway system

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Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced that its ultracapacitors are used for regenerative braking energy storage in the Beijing subway system. As part of the strategic partnership with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC-SRI) Maxwell announced last year, the companies continue to collaborate to develop next-generation capacitive energy storage solutions for the China rail market.

2016 65

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers. The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and will soon be joined by the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. The three manufacturers only plan to sell very small volumes of fuel-cell cars over the next few years, and lack of. hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell

Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

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The ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the public. Now, it's also cost the electric-car maker a supplier relationship important to the semi-autonomous driving system. Israeli camera supplier Mobileye will no longer supply equipment used for Autopilot. parts suppliers Tesla Motors cameras plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 65

More than half of millennials say they want solar panels: study

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Any automotive journalist has, by now, sat through many lengthy presentations from carmakers on Millennials and what they want. Some are insightful, a few are cringeworthy, but the basic message seems to be that they're very, very different and hard to understand. We'd suggest that's the way of the world: older people often do stand on their. Millennials solar clean energy

2016 64

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to ship to dealers before end of year

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General Motors has always had an aggressive schedule for launching its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry's first mass-priced electric car with 200 miles or more of range. It was revealed as a concept just 18 months ago at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, with a production version unveiled at this year's Detroit show. Now, the company has promised. sales Production New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

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Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means. California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always occupied an outsize place in the sales charts. Not only is it the most populous state in the union, with 39 million residents, but it accounts for a large share of all electric. sales California New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle state laws

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