Sat.Oct 24, 2020 - Fri.Oct 30, 2020

Fairfax County & Dominion Energy launch Virginia’s first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle pilot project

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Fairfax County and Dominion Energy have launched passenger service on Relay—the first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle and test of driverless technology in public transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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The Hummer EV isn't the first electric truck in GMC history

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The recently-unveiled 2022 GMC Hummer EV was touted as the brand's first all-electric vehicle, but that's not entirely accurate.

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Nissan Leaf gains new trim level and tech

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The electric Nissan Leaf has been given a minor update, with the highlight being the introduction of a new 62kWh N-Connecta trim

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Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

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Groundbreaking in Frankfurt for hydrogen refueling station for trains

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Representatives from the State of Hesse, RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), Alstom and Infraserv broke ground for a hydrogen filling station on the site of the Höchst industrial park in Frankfurt that will supply a fleet of 27 passenger fuel cell trains—currently, the world’s largest such.

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Researchers develop thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for green ethylene production

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Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for sustainable and long-term ethylene photoproduction. In the process, described in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry , recombinant Synechocystis sp.

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Texas A&M researchers develop framework to identify health impacts of self-driving vehicles

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Texas A&M University researchers have developed a conceptual model to identify systematically the potential health impacts of self-driving vehicles.

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Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

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General Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News.

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Study: Americans working from home are using more power and paying higher bills

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A new study finds that from April to July American households spent an extra $6 billion to power their homes after a 10% rise in residential electricity use during the pandemic. To reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, roughly one-third of Americans are working from home.

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Why do owners of Toyota hybrids keep their vehicles so long?

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Toyota hybrid owners, on average, keep their cars much longer than owners of other vehicles. That's according to a new analysis from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used cars from model years 2012 and 2013 sold in 2020.

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2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

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If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over?

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Workhorse Group submits formal application to FAA for type certification of HorseFly delivery drone

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Workhorse Group Inc., a company focused on providing drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector, has submitted its formal Type Certification application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the HorseFly Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). A type certificate signifies the airworthiness of a particular category of aircraft according to its manufacturing design. From application to approval, the certification process takes approximately 12 to 24 months.

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Fisker maps out reservations for Ocean electric SUV, sets sights on Europe

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Fisker on Monday announced a spike in reservations for its Ocean electric SUV, and began sketching out plans for a European launch. The startup opened reservations for the Ocean on November 27, 2019—before actually unveiling the SUV at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show the following January.

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Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, added a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) production line at its Bishop, Texas manufacturing facility to support the significant growth in its high-value GUR engineered materials portfolio.

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SEAT rolls out its first mobility platform developed by SEAT:CODE

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SEAT has created its first multimodal mobility platform as a service through its SEAT:CODE software development center. This platform is the first software product developed and marketed by the company in order to operate and manage vehicle fleets 100% digitally.

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Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D. Power survey.

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Beep launching autonomous shuttle pilot in 2021 at Yellowstone National Park

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Beep , a Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, will deploy the first autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park with the National Parks Service (NPS) in May 2021. The pilot program will test multi-passenger, electric automated vehicle platforms to provide visitors a safe, innovative and eco-friendly transportation alternative while exploring Yellowstone.

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Star Scientific selected as 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist; industrial heat from H2 without combustion

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Star Scientific has been named an Emerging Technology of the Year category finalist in the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing innovation, leadership and exceptional performance in the energy sector. Star Scientific is developer of the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimizer (HERO). HERO uses a proprietary catalyst to turn hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion.

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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020.

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Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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The Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has deployed 8 new Ebusco buses. From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich.

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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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Linde GmbH and Shell announced an exclusive collaboration agreement on ethane-oxidative dehydrogenation (E-ODH) technology for ethylene production.

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Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

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Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery is now 17.9 kWh rather than 14.1 kWh, which boosts the electric range by up to 30%.

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Daimler Buses using high fresh air content, fast exchange and filtration to counter COVID

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In its fight against COVID-19 and for the protection of bus occupants, Daimler Buses is relying on a high fresh air content, a fast exchange of air and anti-viral high-performance particle filters in its vehicles.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Lordstown Motors becomes publicly traded, before delivering its electric trucks

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Lordstown Motors hasn't delivered a single vehicle yet, but it is now a publicly-traded company. The electric-truck firm began trading on the NASDAQ Monday, under the ticker symbol "RIDE." Lordstown went public by merging with DiamondPeak Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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Researchers combine plasma-assisted nitrogen oxidation and lean NOx trap technology for ammonia production

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A team from KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp in Belgium has developed a new process that is suitable for the distributed, small-scale production of “green” ammonia. The process, called PNOCRA (Plasma Nitrogen Oxidation and Catalytic Reduction to Ammonia), combines plasma?assisted

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Fisker goes public, aims for Ocean electric crossover deliveries by late 2022

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Fisker Inc., which hopes to start delivering electric vehicles in 2022, has started trading Friday morning on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol “FSR.”

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Santos reports successful CO2 capture and storage injection trial in Moomba CCS project

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Australia-based natural gas company Santos has successfully injected approximately 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide deep underground into depleted gas reservoirs as part of the final field trial for the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

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Tires could be costing EV owners an extra charge a year, study suggests

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Over the life of an electric vehicle, tires can have a profound effect on electric vehicle range and efficiency. That’s been given more nuance with a new collaborative study, between Geely Research Institute, Shanglong Linglong Tire Co.,

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Chevrolet Performance previews eCrate package in converted 1977 K5 Blazer EV

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At SEMA360, Chevrolet will showcase a 1977 K5 Blazer converted to all-electric propulsion. The K5 Blazer-E is a functional proof of concept of the upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package Chevrolet Performance plans to sell in the second half of 2021.

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HORIBA introduces new driving robot to increase test cycle efficiency; CASE vehicles

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HORIBA has introduced the automatic driving system ADS EVO, which is a driving robot for vehicle testing. The ADS EVO improves the efficiency of vehicle testing by reducing the number of repeat tests, laboratory operating costs, overall test time and the amount of human errors.

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Bollinger previews electric trucks’ modular battery pack, skips the skateboard platform

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Bollinger Motors last week provided a little more detail about the battery pack that will power its lineup of rugged trucks, encompassing the B1 SUV and B2 utility pickup, plus other commercial layouts.

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Daimler Trucks & Waymo enter strategic partnership to deploy SAE L4 autonomous trucks

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Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. Their initial effort will combine Waymo’s automated driver technology with a unique version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia to enable autonomous driving.

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Fisker establishing European HQ in Munich; Ocean SUV program advancing towards first gateway

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Fisker Inc. has selected Munich as the location for its European headquarters. Munich offers convenient access to key European EV markets and close proximity to Magna’s Graz facility in Austria.

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US per capita transportation sector energy consumption has been relatively flat since 1974

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On a per capita basis, the transportation sector energy consumption in 2019 was 86 million Btu—a 54% increase from 1950 and about the same level as in 1974.

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Consumer Reports finds Cadillac’s Super Cruise outperforms other active driving assistance systems; Tesla Autopilot a distant second

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In 2018, Consumer Reports (CR) began ranking active driving assistance systems, with the initial effort focused on systems from Cadillac, Nissan/Infiniti, Tesla, and Volvo. Over the last two years these advanced technologies have become more mainstream, and CR’s testing this year now includes 17 systems, including the original four.

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Neste and ANA collaborate on first supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Asia

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Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and a 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. ANA will become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan; the agreement also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. Initial operations will begin from October 2020 as ANA plans SAF-fueled flights from both Haneda International airport and Narita International Airport.

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