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Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group adding testing center in New Mexico

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September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the US based automated driving technology company became part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group. ( Earlier post.). Now, the Autonomous Technology Group will extend its testing to New Mexico by building up a new testing center in Albuquerque. Expanding to a new location will support testing and provide data for more use cases of next generation vehicles on public roads starting this fall.

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2020 Chevy Bolt EV lease deal: Less than $200 per month for Costco members

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Costco members can currently lease a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV for as little as $154 a month. The Costco Auto Program is offering a significant discount for shoppers who lease a Bolt EV from one of the retail chain's affiliated dealerships, but maximum savings appear to be available only in San Francisco, according to CarsDirect. Members are eligible.

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What is Vehicle to Grid technology?

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Effectively a two-way interface between the power grid and an EV's battery, it's a massive step towards smart energy management which will allow us to use less energy, as well as reducing carbon emissions.

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Driving the sales of electric vehicles

Clean Car

There are a lot of areas of UK government policy that are currently in flux as a result of both Brexit and Covid. However, one area that is entirely predictable (even if the details may change) is the push towards decarbonising our road transport system. . We know for sure that internal combustion engine-powered vehicles (ICE) and hybrids will be banned from sale no later than 2035 and we know that there is a big push towards encouraging the take up of electric vehicles (EV).

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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A team at UCLA is introducing a biological yet non-photosynthetic CO 2 reduction mechanism that has the potential to yield environmental and economic benefits via CO 2 -derived high-value products. Their paper is published in the journal Joule. Most of us naturally associate biological CO 2 conversion with photosynthesis in plants and algae. While engineering photosynthetic hosts to convert CO 2 into high-value products is sensible, dependence on sunlight limits its tractability and scalability.

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Nissan has made more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars—in 10 years

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Nearly a decade after the model was launched, Nissan has reported that it's produced more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars. The milestone Leaf was produced at the automaker's Sunderland, England, factory in August, but Nissan held off on announcing it until Wednesday to coincide with World EV Day. The car will go to an owner in Norway—Maria.

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Honda Civic Type R gets a refresh and gains new trims

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The Honda Civic Type R has been refreshed for 2020, with the hot hatch benefiting from a host of subtle tweaks and new trim levels, as well as a revised suspension set up.

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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Aviation accounts for 3.5% of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. The study was published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. This new study is based on a thorough review of a decade of research on aviation emissions. It makes an important contribution to the scientific understanding we have of the role of aviation for climate change—an understanding decision-mak

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Report: Elon Musk drove VW ID.3 hatchback, saw ID.4 before its reveal

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk test drove the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car and inspected the related ID.4 during a recent visit to Germany, Bloomberg reported Friday. Musk met VW CEO Herbert Diess at a small airport in Braunschweig for about two hours Thursday evening, according to the report, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. A VW.

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Volkswagen ID.4 edges closer to production

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Volkswagen hasn't actually revealed its second ID-designated EV, the ID.4, but we already know an awful lot about it – not least because its already been driven by some titles. With the covers officially coming off the ID.4 in the next couple of weeks, here's what we know so far.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Exclusive: GM Can Manage an EV's Batteries Wirelessly—and Remotely

Cars That Think

The new system eliminates the rat's nest of wiring and collects information that can be used to design better batteries.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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The Swiss company Climeworks is building the world’s largest direct air capture (DAC) and storage facility for converting atmospheric CO 2 to rock in Iceland. Audi is partnering with the Zurich-based environmental start-up and promoting a future technology with the project. The facility will filter 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air and mineralize it underground.

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For Wrangler 4xe, Jeep plans to build solar-powered chargers on off-road trails

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid combines limited zero-emission driving with rugged off-road capability. But there aren't many places to plug in out in the wilderness. It appears Jeep has thought of that. The automaker plans to build solar-powered charging stations on off-road trails in California and Utah, Jeep North American boss Jim.

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Lucid Motors officially launches the Lucid Air

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Lucid Motors has officially launched the Lucid Air – the 1000-plus horsepower, luxury EV with a world-beating range of up to 517 miles. Lucid is promising not just the headline-grabbing top-spec car, but a line-up that should send a nervous shiver up the spines of other luxury EV saloon manufacturers. Yes – we're looking at you, Tesla.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Chile’s Copec Voltex Chooses Driivz to Power Nationwide Public EV Charging Infrastructure

Electric Vehicless

Driivz Tech Speeds Companies’ Transition to the eMobility era ( Press Release). Driivz_Energy_management. Tel Aviv – September 8, 2020 – Copec Voltex, a subsidiary of Copec S.A., a leading energy and mobility company and one of the most trusted brands throughout Latin America and the Southeastern United States, migrated its electric vehicle charging infrastructure to Driivz , the leading end-to-end EV charging and smart energy management software platform.

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BASF launches new automotive refinish coating line; lowest value of VOCs

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BASF’s Coatings division is presenting a new advanced refinish product line. By increasing the efficiency and significantly lowering the environmental impact, the products are designed to meet the highest expectations of modern body shops. During the development of the waterborne basecoat line, the focus was put on sustainable aspects: The innovative formulation optimizes the processing properties for fast and efficient application and enables spray painters to produce highly efficient and at th

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Aiways U5: First electric car from a Chinese EV startup to deliver in Europe?

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China has grown into the world's largest market for electric cars, leading to the creation of many homegrown startups. Among them, Always claims to be the first to look beyond its home market, shipping cars to Europe. The automaker said in August that its U5 electric crossover is due to be delivered in October in Germany, via its partner Euronics.

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Renault Kangoo Maxi Van Z.E. 33 Review

Discover EV

Here at Discover EV we’ve never tested an electric van before so we thought we’d try out the Renault Kangoo Maxi Van Z.E. 33 with the longest range of any pure electric van on sale today.

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Top 10 : Best Electric Bike Conversion Kit 2021 | Best ebike Conversion Kit | Best e Bike Conversion Kit | Electric Bike Conversion Kit With Battery

Electric Vehicless

If you want to convert your bicycle into an electric bike than you are on the right track. It is easy to convert your bicycle into an electric bike, but if you consider some technical things during selection of an electric bike kit than it will ease your journey to convert the bicycle into an electric bike & running it. As the cost of an electric bike conversion kit in comparison to a new electric cycle is half approx & not too tough to assemble, if you have time & little bit of idea

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GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, Inc., will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components. The implementation of ADI’s wBMS eliminates the traditional wired harness, saving up to 90% of the wiring and up to 15% of the volume in the battery p

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GM will build Nikola Badger electric truck, supply hydrogen fuel-cell tech

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola. Furthermore, GM will build the upcoming Nikola Badger pickup truck starting in 2022. The Badger will be built with GM’s Ultium battery systems, which include cells jointly.

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Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life from less than £35k

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Vauxhall has announced the pricing for its first electric MPV – the Vivaro-e Life. At less than £35,000 and available to order right now, it undercuts numerous electric SUVs and cars, but underneath it is essentially a converted van. How does it stack up on paper?

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World’s first indoor electric car drive-in cinema lands at Farnborough later this year

Drive EV

Teaming up with leading Drive-In Cinema specialists, YouTube sensation Fully Charged will be hosting multiple screenings of Christopher Nolan’s latest film, the much anticipated spy thriller, TENET, starring John David Washington. This – the first in a series of drive-in events – will be held at Farnborough International, approximately 30 minutes from London Heathrow, and electric car drivers, and passengers alike, are guaranteed a unique cinematic experience.

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9 seconds on a consistent, repeatable basis. To date, it is the only electric sedan able to achieve a quarter-mile time under 10 seconds.

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Report: India might mandate EV chargers at 69,000 state-owned gas stations

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The Indian government may install electric-car charging stations at 69,000 state-controlled gas stations, the Hindustan Times reported Sunday. In a meeting on charging infrastructure, power minister R.K. Singh suggested that India's oil ministry mandate the installation of charging stations alongside gas pumps at "company-owned, company-operated.

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Land Rover Defender PHEV now available

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The Land Rover Defender has gained an electrified option. Coming in the form of the Defender P400e plug-in hybrid, it is the cleanest and most fuel efficient version of Land Rover's revised utilitarian 4x4 now available.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

Current EV

For years, the RAV4 2-row crossover has been a top-selling model each month in the USA. It has consistently been one of Toyota’s bestselling vehicles, often by a huge margin. In 2019, the RAV4 wasn’t just the world’s best-selling SUV; it was also the 4th best-selling passenger car overall, selling 535,000 units in North America alone. Toyota’s ground-breaking SUV reached a 10M global sales landmark in February of 2020.

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Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV is now available at Roseville Hyundai near Sacramento. Roseville Hyundai is the fourth dealership in California to currently offer NEXO, with two dedicated dealerships in Northern California and two in Southern California. NEXO is available now and can be leased for $379 (Blue model) or $449 (Limited model) for 36 months.

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Bolt EV lease deal, Leaf milepost, Audi plug-in hybrids: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Leaf passes 500,000. There’s quite the lease deal on the Chevy Bolt EV. And Audi pegs about 50 miles as the ideal for plug-in hybrids. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Nissan Leaf has passed 500,000 made, it announced to coincide with World EV Day. Although Nissan’s electric car took far longer to get there than.

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Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in hybrid Review

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First launched in 2013, more than 1.5 million sold worldwide, making the Captur Renault’s best-selling model in the UK – could a plug-in version elevate its popularity even further?

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Electric Bike Conversion Kit Selection

Electric Vehicless

If you want to convert your bicycle into an electric bike than you are on the right track. It is easy to convert your bicycle into an electric bike, but if you consider some technical things during selection of an electric bike kit than it will ease your journey to convert the bicycle into an electric bike & running it. As the cost of an electric bike conversion kit in comparison to a new electric cycle is half approx & not too tough to assemble, if you have time & little bit of i

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and Quantron AG collaborate on fuel cell systems for heavy-duty trucks

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the development of a special fuel cell system for heavy-duty trucks. The company is collaborating with Quantron AG, a specialist in the field of commercial vehicle conversion. The project’s first fuel cell system will be installed in a heavy-duty truck for real-world testing in the near future. These collaborative efforts are being supported by the Energy Research Program of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and En

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VW ID.4 electric crossover: "Feel-good lounge" interior maximizes space, simplifies interface

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover will have an interior layout fairly similar to its ID.3 hatchback sibling. That's based on interior images VW released Friday. The ID.4 won't be fully revealed until September 23, but it's due for a production start later this fall and a U.S. arrival by the end of this year. As in the ID.3, the dashboard.

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Renault Mégane Sport Tourer E-TECH Plug-in hybrid Review

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More than seven million Renault Mégane models have been sold worldwide since it hit our roads in 1995. With a comprehensive update across the whole Mégane family, comes the new E-TECH Plug-in hybrid giving buyers the chance to sample an electric driving experience with the back-up of a 1.6-litre petrol engine. We attend the international launch to see what it’s like.

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