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Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium (Nd) magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles.

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Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

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Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into world awareness. The company recently delivered its 300,000th car, putting it well ahead of all but one other startup carmaker in U.S. history. That would be Kaiser-Frazer. collecting History Bob Lutz plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Malcolm Bricklin

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New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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UMD researchers create new architecture for solid-state Li metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a flexible lithium-ion conducting ceramic textile featuring fast lithium-ion conductors, good electrochemical stability, and scalable processing approaches to device integration for solid-state lithium metal batteries.

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center broadening focus to advanced biofuels

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The US Department of Energy launched three Bioenergy Research Centers just over ten years ago ( earlier post ).

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Nissan’s global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

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Volkswagen unveiling electric, fully autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept at Geneva; 413-mile range

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Volkswagen will unveil the electric, autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. The new I.D. VIZZION concept car is the fourth member of the Volkswagen I.D. family.

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BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China.

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Volvo reveals new V60 wagon with two plug-in hybrid variants: 340 hp or 390 hp

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Volvo Cars revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium wagon. The V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that delivers 390 hp.

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Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment.

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Mitsubishi to introduce 2019 Outlander PHEV at Geneva; redesigned powertrain

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the upcoming Geneva show. The new PHEV will be introduced to the European market towards the end of the year.

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Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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Volvo Cars launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company’s first entry into the compact SUV segment. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history.

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Mercedes-Benz says electric Vito vans skate through Arctic endurance testing

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Mercedes-Benz said that winter trials in Northern Sweden have shown that the new electric eVito vans perform handily under low-temperature adverse conditions. The new eVito was tested for several weeks in the Scandinavian winter, in temperatures down to minus 30 degrees Celsius (-22 ?F).

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CRU: EVs will transform aluminum demand

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By 2030, aluminum demand from Electric Vehicles (EVs) will near 10 million tonnes, a ten-fold increase from 2017, according to analysis by mining and metals business intelligence firm CRU.

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Nissan and DeNA to start Easy Ride robo-vehicle mobility service trial; LEAFs with autonomous technology

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Nissan Motor Co., and DeNA Co., will begin a field test of Easy Ride, the robo-vehicle mobility service being developed by both companies, on 5 March. Earlier post.). Easy Ride is envisioned as a mobility service for anyone who wants to travel freely to their destination of choice in a robo-vehicle.

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm advance C-V2X testing for communication between vehicles; demo in March

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced advances in Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) communication technology testing as the first step of 5G deployment for automotive applications with direct communication between vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivering 10 eActros electric heavy-duty trucks to customers for two years of fleet testing

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Bosch acquires US ridesharing start-up SPLT

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Bosch is entering the ridesharing business with its acquisition of Splitting Fares Inc. SPLT ), a US start-up based in Detroit. SPLT operates a platform that allows companies, universities, and municipal authorities to offer their workforces ridesharing services.

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KT, Qualcomm and Samsung achieve multi-vendor 5G NR interoperability on path to mobile 5G NR trials this year

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KT Corporation (Korea Telecom), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Samsung Electronics Co.,

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New Gen 3 Ceed first Kia sold in Europe to offer level-two autonomy Lane Following Assist technology; new Kappa turbo, U3 diesel

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Kia Motors revealed the new Ceed ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Among its enhancements, the new Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist, a ‘Level Two’ autonomous driving technology.

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China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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Xinhua reports that China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) said that China will expand production and consumption of bioethanol fuel this year as the country seeks more channels to use corn and grain stockpiles.

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DOE awarding ~$44M to seven carbon capture projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. The projects will target one of two areas: 1) engineering-scale testing of transformational solvent- or membrane-based carbon dioxide (CO?)

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NREL-KPA-Toyota collaboration facilitates permitting of FCEV repair facilities

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Volkswagen Group brands to use WLANp for V2X communication as standard equipment on new models from 2019

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From 2019 onwards, the Volkswagen Group brands will use the WLANp standard (IEEE 802.11p) for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment (V2X). The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe, the company said.

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Saft building European alliance for 7-year R&D push on advanced Li-ion and solid-state batteries; targeting gigafactory production scale

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France-based advanced battery-maker Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international energy giant Total, is building an alliance with other European partners to launch an ambitious program of research, development and industrialization for new generations of batteries focusing on advanced high-density Li-ion and solid-state battery technology. The program addresses all market segments, such as electro-mobility (EV, e-Bus, Railway, Marine, Aviation), energy storage (ESS) and specialty industries.

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Study suggests that as few as 5% autonomous cars can enable flow control to dampen traffic waves

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Stop-and-go traffic waves—“phantom traffic jams”—emerge when small perturbations—such as a lane change, merge, or just because of natural osciallations in human driving—amplify and grow backwards along the road. A new study to be published in Transportation Research - part C provides experimental evidence that these waves can be reduced by the presence of less than 5% of autonomous vehicles in the traffic stream.

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BP outlook: Energy demand grows as fuel mix continues to diversify; EVs in global car parc at 15% by 2040, but electric share of VMT at 30%

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The 2018 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook considers the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2040 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition. The speed of the energy transition is uncertain and the new Outlook considers a range of scenarios.

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BMW and Daimler to bring HERE HD Live Map to future models; “self-healing maps”

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The BMW Group and Daimler will each make HERE HD Live Map an integral part of their future highly automated and autonomous vehicles (SAE levels 3-5). Both companies, which are some of the co-owners of HERE, already use maps from HERE in their current vehicles. Extremely precise digital maps are a key component for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

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Mercedes-Benz lays cornerstone for new Factory 56: digital, flexible and green production; S-Class and EQs

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has laid the cornerstone for the assembly hall of its “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen, the company’s “car plant of the future”. Factory 56 combines three trend-setting features: digitalization, flexibility and green production. In 2020, the Factory 56 will begin production of upper- and luxury-class cars and electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Start-stop systems on U.S. light trucks doubled to one in five in a single year

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Electric cars may be all the rage, but for now, all but a tiny fraction of the 250 million vehicles on U.S. roads burn gasoline or diesel fuel. One of the ways that new vehicles are boosting fuel efficiency is the use of what are called "start-stop" systems, which switch off the engine while the car is stopped. Now, as the Department of Energy. Fuel Economy start-stop system EPA Ratings

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Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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Investigators probing U.S. models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

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As of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them. Germany, on the other hand, has 83 million residents—and. Europe hydrogen Germany EU hydrogen fuel cell

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Planet at "very high risk" for extreme warming, per leaked UN report; every 5-year delay matters

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The processes of climate change don't care about politics. Or economics. Or public sentiment about science. Last December, an analysis showed the most accurate climate-science models to date predicted the worst effects in future years. Now, two more grim assessments have arrived. DON'T MISS: Most-accurate climate-change models suggest worst. emissions Politics global warming climate change carbon dioxide science

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China's BYD tops global electric-car production for third year in a row

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Try asking any electric-car owner or advocate, or for that matter any member of the public, which automaker sold the most electric cars last year. In North America, the answer will likely be Tesla, or possibly Nissan or Chevrolet. But we'd bet you hear Tesla most often. The correct answer for global sales of plug-in electric cars, however, was the. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

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Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved fixes to some of those engines last October, and. TDI V-6 Turbodiesels

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Opel to swap Ampera-e (aka Bolt EV) for all-electric Corsa model in 2020

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It's been six months since General Motors completed the sale of its Opel division in Europe to PSA Group, the French parent of the Citroën, DS, and Peugeot brands. With the sale came licenses to run out the model life of GM-designed vehicles sold as Opels (and Vauxhalls in the U.K.) while PSA developed successors on its own underpinnings. Europe Opel Germany Ampera France EU PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Opel Ampera-e PSA Group

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