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5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants.

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Is GM planning an electric Cadillac Escalade?

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Cadillac is poised to become the lead brand from General Motors for some of its most advanced electric vehicle technology.

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Make My Electric Ranchero Conversion with Solar Panels, Please

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I want to convert my 1969 Ranchero GT to electric with solar panels as well to recharge on go or without a charging station. Hi, Ronald - The picture

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How does the Nissan Leaf e-Pedal work? Is it any good?

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How does the Nissan Leaf e-Pedal work? Is it any good

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Wrightbus orders 15 Ballard fuel cell modules to power Aberdeen buses

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Electric Ford F-150 prototype shown towing a freight train

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In Ford's first official tease of an all-electric F-150, released Tuesday—with a video here—a test mule is shown towing more than a million pounds. The prototype electric F-150 pickup pulled ten double-decker rail cars, weighing that amount, a distance of 1,000 feet.

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JATO: Euro car market drops 7.9% in June; SUV demand slows; Tesla posts highest market share gain

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The European car market dropped in June 2019 as 1.49 million vehicles were registered—down by 7.9% on the same time last year, according to data from JATO.

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Honda plans larger, high-performance platform for US EVs

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Honda is stepping up its EV game going forward—well, more than five years forward. At a "Honda Meeting" company briefing for investors and media in Japan last week, the company revealed that it is working on a new dedicated electric vehicle platform.

2019 112

Automakers rebuff EPA mpg rollbacks, cut side deal with California

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Some of the largest automakers in the U.S. have banded together with California—to set an example for the EPA and its long-stalled emissions and fuel economy revamp. The agreement between Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW's U.S. division would raise fuel-economy standards by about 3.7

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Researchers develop an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode using wax

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A research team led by Prof. Quan-Hong Yang at Tianjin University and Prof. Wei Lv at Tsinghua University has developed a wax-PEO coating on lithium metal surface by a simple dip coating method to realize an air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode.

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Hydro supplying ASI-certified sustainable aluminum for Audi e-tron battery housing

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The aluminum producer Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminum for the battery housing of the Audi e-tron EV. The material is processed and manufactured along the entire process chain in an environmentally friendly manner and under socially acceptable working conditions.

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Ad for 2020 Porsche Taycan: Building the grand vision, seeking renewable power?

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first widely available electric car designed around 800 volts—and in Porsche's newest advertisement, the company wants to make sure the power supply is ready.

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Prototype Sumitomo tires recover energy as they roll

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There's wind power, solar power, and—tire power. Sumitomo Rubber is developing a new tire that can restore energy to a car as it drives down the road. The energy recaptures static electricity generated when the tires deform and return to their original shape as they roll down the road.

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Lightning Systems receives California ARB Executive Order for new electric Ford F-59 delivery van and food truck

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Lightning Systems, a developer of zero emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications.

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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Fuel economy matters in pickups. General Motors announced new EPA fuel economy ratings Thursday for its 2020 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup powered by its new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel.

California could soon close one of the dirtiest diesel-emissions loopholes

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We’ve all seen it while following big rigs: Clouds of sooty smoke coming from a single truck, prompted by an uphill grade, a passing maneuver, or sometimes seemingly nothing at all. How can that be legal? It might not be legal, but it underscores a current loophole in U.S.

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. will decrease. The report, issued last week, forecasts that U.S. CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2

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First drive review: Is 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid electric enough?

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You don’t have to look long to see the counterculture influences that persist around Eugene, Oregon.

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with new diesel delivers EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway; driver-selectable stop/start

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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the available, all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 23 city in rear-wheel-drive models. EPA-estimated fuel economy for four-wheel drive models is 29 mpg highway/23 city.

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Would solar cells add value to your EV? Twitter poll results

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Last week, after a spate of introductions of concept electric cars with solar cells, we asked our readers if such a system would add value for them. Despite a lot of reservations and skepticism, a clear majority of readers said it would.

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Audi e-tron GT first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with actual prototype in 3P workshops

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The Audi e-tron GT is the first vehicle in the VW Group to dispense with an actual prototype in the 3P (Production Preparation Process) workshops, according to Markus Moinot, Head of Production Planning Processes in Neckarsulm.

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Just ahead of electric-car push, voice systems are about to get much smarter

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Volkswagen knows that there’s a frustrating disconnect over voice commands in the car. Through today’s relatively inexpensive speakers and smart devices at home, you’re able to give simple natural-language requests and most of the time it just works.

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Faster shifts could make 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid more fun

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Hybrids are known for their efficiency. And they're also often known for being not much fun to drive. Partly, that's because they often have transmissions that deliver sloppy shifts, whether that's because they're CVTs or just conventional automatics with long, slow, lethargic shift programming.

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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Fuel economy in pickups matters. And General Motors just announced record-setting new EPA fuel economy ratings for its new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup powered by its new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel.

BMW doubles battery production in US for coming X3 and X5 plug-in hybrids

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BMW is doubling is battery production capacity in preparation for producing two new plug-in hybrids at its South Carolina factory. The company plans to begin producing the 2020 BMW X5 xDrive 45e plug-in hybrid SUV there on August 1, followed by the new plug-in hybrid X3 xDrive 30e in December.

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LANL, U Arizona study finds vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

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New DNA analysis by a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of Arizona has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus , the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond to a vat of rotting sludge.

2019 95

In-wheel motor system could have buses driving in circles

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Protean, the British builder of in-wheel electric motors has a new idea for electric buses. Not only should they use Protean's in-wheel electric motors, they could use them on the company's newly developed suspension arms that could allow each wheel to rotate 360 degrees on its own axis.

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Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green electricity

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Haldor Topsoe will build a 10 kg/hour methanol plant to demonstrate the company’s electrified and extremely compact eSMR Methanol technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable methanol from biogas.

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UPS forms subsidiary and applies for FAA Part 135 certification to operate drone delivery unit

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UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. FAA grants the authority to operate on-demand, unscheduled air service via the Part 135 certificate. Air carriers authorized to operate with a 135 certificate vary from small single aircraft operators to large operators that often provide a network to move cargo to larger Part 121 air carriers.

2019 89

Tesla CTO and battery mastermind JB Straubel exits

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At the start of a call Wednesday to provide guidance on Tesla’s record sales but $408 million loss in the second quarter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped a bombshell: that its chief technical officer, JB Straubel, will be stepping down from his executive post.

2019 88

Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. This project will create the largest automated electric vehicle charging program of any port in the United States.

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New multilab consortium to advance materials for hydrogen service

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Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or H-Mat , will focus on how hydrogen affects polymers and metals used in diverse sectors including fuel cell transportation and hydrogen infrastructure.

2019 85

New database to speed creation of innovative steels

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Researchers from the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) in Russia have developed a database that will help create new grades of steels. This will speed up the process of creating innovative steel grades with specified strength and ductility allow at least 10 times, which will allow manufacturing car bodies of the most complex shapes. A paper describing their work is published in the journal Calphad.

2019 86

Velodyne Lidar acquires Mapper.ai for ADAS launch; mapping and localization software

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has acquired mapping and localization software as well as intellectual property assets from Mapper.ai. Mapper technology will enable Velodyne to accelerate development of Vella, software that establishes its directional view Velarray lidar sensor. The Velarray is the first solid-state Velodyne lidar sensor that is embeddable and fits behind a windshield, as an integral component for superior, more effective advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

2019 85

ICL, CMU study associates PM2.5 air pollution in US with >30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy

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Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to new research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University. The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine , analyzed concentrations of PM 2.5 across all counties in the contiguous US (i.e., excluding Alaska and Hawaii) between 1999 and 2015.

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NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

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Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased from about 4% to as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution during the week before delivery.

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In 2018 in US, rise in prices for used vehicles outpaced that of new vehicles

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The used vehicle Consumer Price Index (CPI) in 2018 was 4.4 times higher than in 1970, while the new vehicle CPI was 2.8 times higher—i.e., used-vehicle prices have risen more than new-vehicle prices. Used-vehicle prices were more volatile than new-vehicle prices over the period from 1970 to 2018 and used-vehicle sales are more variable as well. Both new and used-vehicle CPI grew at a slower average rate than the overall CPI.

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