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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, and Georgia Tech has developed a a wave-energy-driven electrochemical CO 2 reduction system that converts ocean wave energy to chemical energy in the form of formic acid, a liquid fuel.

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Software update for Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV adds real-world miles

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Jaguar boasted prior to the rollout of the I-Pace that the electric crossover would be capable of a wide range of over-the-air update functionality, with the potential, in the same way Tesla has used updates, to tweak power management, cooling behavior, and things like regenerative braking—to make the vehicle more efficient or, perhaps.

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Guide to EV energy tariffs

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Electricity tariffs for electric vehicles are big business. All major suppliers now have tariffs specifically designed to meet the needs of EV owners, and there is an ever-growing array of companies which specialise in green, EV-specific supply

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With a 1,500-mile range, is an aluminium-air derived battery the solution to range anxiety?

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Green power and polar ice caps are often heard in the same sentence when discussing clean energy sources, but Trevor Jackson’s use is a little different

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Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Earlier post.) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date.

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Xpeng and Nio team up for charging, amid China EV sales slump

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Before Tesla actually entered China, the electric automaker Nio had built a reputation as the Tesla of China, for good reason: It built an extensive network of DC fast chargers and energy services—to the degree that, just as with Tesla and its Supercharger network, the company seemed to be building something that other automakers might be.

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AFC Energy launches zero emission hydrogen EV charger

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Removing the need for costly grid augmentation and upgrade, AFC’s H-Power has announced the launch of its zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) charger based on hydrogen fuel cell technology

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BYD secures Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to date: 259 eBuses for Keolis

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BYD has secured the largest single order to date for full battery-electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis. The landmark order comprises 259 BYD eBuses scheduled for programmed delivery from next summer.

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Cadillac moving to mostly fully electric vehicles by 2030—and back to model names

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General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand is aiming to release its first electric vehicle as soon as 2021 in China, with most if not all of its vehicles sold globally to be fully electric by 2030.

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AFC Energy launches zero emission hydrogen EV charger

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Removing the need for costly grid augmentation and upgrade, AFC’s H-Power has announced the launch of its zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) charger based on hydrogen fuel cell technology

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VW T-Roc Cabriolet: A niche too far?

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This week Volkswagen announced that production of its new T-Roc Cabriolet has got underway at its factory in Osnabruck

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Nexeon acquires key Si anode patent sets

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UK-based Nexeon, a company engineering silicon materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries, has acquired three important sets of patents relating to the use of silicon in lithium ion battery anodes.

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Germany on track to become biggest electric vehicle market in Europe

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Up until the past year, Norway was seen as a fringe case for electric-vehicle adoption, a nation in which widespread incentives had led to a situation in which there are more electric-car owners and drivers, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.

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EV energy tariffs

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Electricity tariffs for electric vehicles are big business. All major suppliers now have tariffs specifically designed to meet the needs of EV owners, and there is an ever-growing array of companies which specialise in green, EV-specific supply.

2019 52

General Election 2019: What it means for motorists

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As we near a third general election in five years, a few specific items recur throughout each party manifesto: Brexit obviously, the NHS and tax

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Intel introduces ‘Horse Ridge’ to enable commercially viable quantum computers

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Intel Labs unveiled what it believes is a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip—code-named “Horse Ridge”—that will speed up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV: How project went from milquetoast to Mustang

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Team Edison, the EV-focused team at Ford’s Corktown facility, in downtown Detroit, was responsible for helping conceive the vehicle that became the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and essentially chaperone it through Ford’s vehicle development channels in Dearborn to production, delivery, and support. Early this year, Team Edison leader (and.

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Is Bollinger stealing Land Rover's thunder?

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The launch of the new Land Rover Defender set the automotive world ablaze. Replacing an icon was always going to be a thankless task. But aside from aesthetics, modern safety and emissions standards, and something that can't be quantified – soul, has Bollinger stolen Land Rover's thunder with its all-electric B1 and B2

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The M6 Toll celebrated its sweet 16th birthday this week

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ENGIE selects Plug Power for refueling system for hydrogen-powered mine truck; 1 tonne H2/day

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ENGIE, a global energy and services company, has selected Plug Power Inc. to provide a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck (300 metric ton load capacity), which is set to begin operation next year. Earlier post.).

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Fastest charging for Porsche Taycan will be exclusive to CCS standard

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Porsche last month rolled out the Taycan electric car in Japan for the first time, with a charging demonstration in cooperation with the charging-hardware provider ABB.

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New Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: Complete styling overhaul as well as new tech offered

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Mercedes-Benz has today revealed the new GLA-Class

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Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant to produce electric powertrains in the future

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In the future, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim will manufacture and assemble parts of electric powertrains (eATS). The eATS consists essentially of three subsystems: an electric motor, its power electronics and the transmission.

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Cybertruck and F-150 electric-truck buyer priorities very different, survey suggests

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The level of unwavering commitment from many Tesla fans to the brand and its products may have met its match: Brand allegiance runs deep in the truck world. Those who have owned a truck before want their electric truck to come from one of the established truck brands.

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EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

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The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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Vitesco Technologies, the Powertrain business area of Continental, presented at the CTI Symposium in Berlin (9-12 December 2019) a cost-effective and compact dedicated hybrid transmission solution with integrated electric machines, designed for use in applications such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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Presales of the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption 3.0–2.8 l/100km; combined electric power consumption 22.9–21.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions 69–64 g/km) have just started in Germany and other European countries.

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Hydro-Québec will support the clean hydrogen sector in Québec

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Hydro-Québec operates some 60 hydroelectric generating stations, making it one of the largest hydroelectricity producers in the world. Decarbonizing the economy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the company’s priorities.

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DENSO, Toyota in-vehicle semiconductor JV to be named MIRISE; focus on EVs and AVs

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DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have named their joint venture to be established in April 2020 MIRISE Technologies ( earlier post ). The joint venture will conduct research and advanced development of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors. MIRISE is an acronym for Mobility Innovative Research Institute for SEmiconductors. It also conveys “mirai” (a Japanese word for “future”) and “rise.” Yoshifumi Kato has been appointed President and Representative Director of the new company.

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Rice University scientists show adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster

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Scientists at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering have discovered that placing specific defects in the crystalline lattice of lithium iron phosphate-based cathodes broadens the avenues through which lithium ions travel.

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California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

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California is joining with seven other states and the District of Columbia in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways. The partners will present a proposed memorandum of understanding to the governors of the states and the mayor of the District of Columbia for consideration in the summer of 2020.

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San Francisco selects BAE Systems Series-ER for 68 transit buses for Green Bus Zones

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has selected BAE Systems to supply electric power and propulsion systems for its transit buses.

Fisker Ocean EV to make global public debut at CES 2020; Electrify America charging station network partner

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The Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV ( earlier post ) will make its public debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Fisker also announced a partnership with Electrify America, the largest, open DC Fast charging network for EVs in the United States.

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Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Chevrolet unveiled the new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban. Each is enlarged, and redesigned to offer the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment.

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GKN Automotive launches new strategy to make electric propulsion more affordable

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GKN Automotive launched the next phase in its electrification strategy.

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Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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