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Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains while adding and enhancing features

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Commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Lightning Systems is lowering the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles.

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Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

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To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000.

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2020 Porsche Panamera: Facelift ushers in new drivetrains and performance tweaks

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Say hello to the facelifted Porsche Panamera

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Cambridge researchers develop standalone device that makes formic acid from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

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Hyundai Heavy completes world’s first LNG-fueled very large container ship (VLCS)

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group became the world’s first shipyard to construct an LNG-fueled very large container ship (VLCS).

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34 states produced a total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2018

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A total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel was produced in the United States in 2018 with production in 34 states, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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Volkswagen is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. Sales of both models are starting now. The Golf eHybrid is designed for maximum comfort and delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS).

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BMT introducing modular AMT for EVs; used in the Gumpert Nathalie

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Global gear drive specialist BMT drive solutions is introducing a new set of multi-speed transmissions for electric vehicles. The new modular multi-speed automated manual transmissions (AMTs) will come in 2-speed and 4-speed (under development) versions. 2-speed AMT. Source: BMT.

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KIST team develops membrane reactor system to produce pure H2 from ammonia with high productivity

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Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a steam-carrier-adopted composite membrane reactor system to produce pure H 2 (>99.99%) from ammonia with high productivity (>0.35 mol-H 2 g cat ?1

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Mahindra and REE Automotive to establish a strategic collaboration for the development of electric commercial vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets.

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Reaction Engines and Rolls-Royce partner on high-speed aircraft systems; hybrid-electric systems

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Reaction Engines Ltd and Rolls-Royce plc announced a new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines’ thermal management technology within civil and defence aerospace gas turbine engines and hybrid-electric systems.

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Hypermiling Volkswagen ID.3 makes 531 km journey on a single charge

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The new Volkswagen ID.3 has set its first range record—the electric car covered the 531 kilometers (330 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP).

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Lucid Air will have 113-kwh battery pack, biggest frunk ever, “miniaturized” drivetrain

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California-based Lucid Motors has been saying all along that it’s aiming to maximize efficiency in multiple ways. On one hand, the Air is the result of a relentless, comprehensive focus on energy efficiency, spearheaded by CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson.

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Ahead of Battery Day, Tesla CEO Musk teases huge jump in energy density

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Energy density for lithium-ion cells in electric cars has been improving at a rate of roughly 7% a year. But that rule, which has held for consumer cells for decades might be thrown to the wayside if a remark from CEO Elon Musk holds true.

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Sunfire delivers the world’s largest high-temperature electrolyzer to Salzgitter Flachstahl; green steel in GrInHy2.0

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Sunfire has successfully delivered the world’s most powerful High-Temperature Electrolyzer (HTE) for highly energy-efficient hydrogen production to Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH. Within the GrInHy2.0

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Radom buys 9 more electric Solaris buses

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The operator Miejskie Przedsi?biorstwo biorstwo Komunikacji (MPK) in Radom, Poland has ordered 9 additional Solaris Urbino 12 electric with the pertinent charging infrastructure. Worth nearly 28.5 million PLN (US$7.7 million), the contract will be carried out by mid-July 2021.

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Researchers develop self-supported fuel cell electrocatalyst with high specific activity and high surface area for oxygen reduction

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An international team led by Professor Matthias Arenz from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB) at the University of Bern has succeeded in using a special process to produce a fuel cell electrocatalyst without a carbon carrier, which, unlike existing catalysts, consists of a thin metal network and is therefore more durable.

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Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

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Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept. The DELIVER-E leverages the engineering, technology, and components used in the company’s product portfolio to deploy an electric van tailored for the delivery market.

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7 California state legislators call on Energy Commission fully to allocate $20M annual for hydrogen stations

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Seven California legislators that serve on the state’s Assembly and Senate Transportation Committees, including Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier (D-Fairfield), called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fully allocate the $20 million annual set aside targeted for building hydrogen fueling stations that is included in the commission’s Clean Transportation Plan.

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India's Mahindra announces it will use REE platform for commercial EVs

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Indian automaker Mahindra plans to launch commercial electric vehicles using a platform from Israeli startup REE Automotive, the two companies announced via press release Wednesday.

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Report: Pandemic delays global EV growth, though $100/kwh will arrive earlier

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The coronavirus pandemic will slow global EV sales growth, but electric cars will reach a significant affordability target earlier than expected, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.

2020 93

FAA awards $7.5M in research grants for integration of drones into national airspace

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.5 million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). This $7.5-million federal investment will fund university research on the safe integration of drones into our national airspace.

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CARB approves updated “At-Berth” regulation, expanding efforts to cut pollution from ships in California ports

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The California Air Resources Board approved a new regulation designed to reduce pollution further from ocean-going vessels while docked at California’s busiest ports. The rule builds on progress achieved by the At-Berth Regulation adopted in 2007. That rule has achieved an 80% reduction in harmful emissions from more than 13,000 vessel visits since 2014.

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Veoneer and Qualcomm partner on next-generation ADAS and autonomous driving systems

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Automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Vitesco launches EMR3 e-axle for Dongfeng

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Vitesco Technologies, formerly (until September 2019) the Continental Powertrain Division, has started the market launch of its fully integrated electric axle drives (EMR3) for Dongfeng Passenger Car Corporation.

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VW ID.4 electric crossover will be aimed at RAV4 and CR-V shoppers, not Tesla crowd

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Volkswagen has been clear about its aims for its generation of affordable electric vehicles, denoted by names starting with "ID" and underpinned by the automaker’s flexible, modular MEB architecture: Electric cars for millions, not millionaires.

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Chevy Corvette engineers moved to EV team at GM

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General Motors is moving engineers from its Chevrolet Corvette development team to its electric-vehicle program, InsideEVs reported Thursday. Specifically, GM moved the engineers from its Global Products Programs group to the Autonomous and Electric Vehicles group, according to the report.

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Food box delivery service HelloFresh receives seven refrigerated Mercedes-Benz eVito vans

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Belgian food box provider HelloFresh has received seven Mercedes-Benz eVito refrigerated electric vans with a cooling upfit made by Kerstner.

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Team at Naval Research Laboratory suggests design direction for structural batteries

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In China, Nio wants to lease battery packs for the EVs it sells

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Chinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this "battery as a service" model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack.

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Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit using Bosch smart infrastructure.

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Low-income California households can get free blackout-busting battery backup systems

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Some low-income homeowners in California will soon be eligible for a state-funded program that will provide free home battery systems in wildfire-prone regions.

2020 85

Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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SCE expanded EV charging program receives state approval; 38,000 chargers over next 5 years

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State officials gave Southern California Edison the green light for an expansive electric car charging infrastructure program that will add about 38,000 new chargers throughout the utility’s 50,000-square-mile service area. The program, known as Charge Ready 2, will be the nation’s largest light-duty electric vehicle charging program run by an investor-owned utility. The program is an expansion of SCE’s Charge Ready pilot, which was launched three years ago.

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Wipro and Uniper collaborate to implement a blockchain-based small-scale LNG trading/fulfilment platform

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Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, announced the successful implementation of a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) trading/fulfillment platform for Uniper Global Commodities SE and its 100% LNG-for-trucks subsidiary Liqvis GmbH. Uniper SE is a leading international energy company headquartered in Germany.

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DOE awarding $33M for carbon-neutral hybrid electric aviation

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The US Department of Energy announced $33 million in funding for 17 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Aviation-class Synergistically Cooled Electric-motors with iNtegrated Drives (ASCEND) and Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) programs.

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FCA recalling 58K vehicles in US over diesel powertrain control module software issue

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FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 58,016 vehicles in the US to update certain powertrain software that will help prevent engine stall. An FCA investigation discovered the tone wheel in a small percentage of engines may, over time, lose magnetic material. Should this occur, it may disrupt signal transmission to a sensor that monitors crankshaft position—a condition that may contribute to engine stall. FCA is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

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