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KIST researchers develop promising solid electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a superionic halogen-rich Li-argyrodite (HRLA) that works well as a promising solid electrolyte (Li 5.5 PS 4.5

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Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one. The Silicon Valley automaker delivered 10,160 electric cars in China in March, its highest-ever monthly total in the world's largest new-car market, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) trade group.

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EVs defy downward car sales figures and pick up global awards

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New car registrations have plummeted since the lockdown started. Whist 2020 had already started slowly, with a depressed new car market, the Coronavirus lockdown has seen this accelerate.

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April 2020 Company Car Tax: Everything you need to know, including 0% BiK on electric vehicles

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New Benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates are now in force including a zero rate for pure electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, Kia e-Niro or Tesla Model 3, to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars

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Simple method for ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries; mass production at room temperature

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Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new practical method to make a flexible composite Al-doped LLZO (Al-LLZO) sheet electrolyte (75 ?m m in thickness) for Li-metal batteries, which can be mass-produced at room temperature.

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Formula E electric-car racing busts 5 persisting EV myths

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Despite the growing number of electric cars in production, EVs are still new and different to most drivers. Ignorance of the technology has allowed various electric car myths to persist.

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Cutting through the noise: Beware battery breakthrough BS

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There's a global race going on in the arena of battery life and capacity. As this goes on, research is published and picked up by news outlets with regular stories hitting the headlines suggesting that the most recent development is the next big thing.

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H2-Share hydrogen-powered heavy-duty rigid truck starts trials in the Netherlands; mobile refueler

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A 27-tonne hydrogen fuel cell rigid truck built by VDL started its first demonstration with BREYTNER as part of the EU-funded H2-Share project in Schelluinen, the Netherlands. Earlier post.) Wystrach GmbH built a low-energy mobile hydrogen refueler to accompany the truck on its demonstration sites.

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2019-2020 Chevy Bolt EV recall: Rolling down the rear window could open the door

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General Motors has issued a recall for certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars due to an issue that could cause rear doors to open while driving.

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Flying EVs are a thing and they will be racing this year

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Remember in Back to the Future Two when the DeLorean goes forward to 2015 and all the cars fly? Well we might be five years late but Australian builder of 'Airspeeder' electric flying cars, Alauda, has secured the funding to make this fanciful dream a reality.

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Lucid Motors' Peter Rawlinson Talks E-Car Efficiency

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Frugal energy use is just as important as his car's 1,000 horsepower. transportation transportation/advanced-cars

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

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Electric flying car racing series heads toward launch by the end of 2020

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An upcoming race series called Airspeeder will test batteries and related technology for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

2020 146

Volkswagen restarts ID.3 production ahead of schedule despite industry pushing for C02 target delay

Discover EV

A group of European car makers, suppliers and retailers have called for the strict CO2 emissions targets, which are due to come in by the end of the year, to be relaxed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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How to pick the right car for you

Green Cars News

With millions of car leasing deals to choose from, and innumerable combinations of makes, models, contract lengths, mileage limits and initial payments to choose from, you can be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed

2020 43

Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future.

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Study: Electric cars and pacemakers are a safe combination—with some precautions

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Those with cardiovascular implants—including pacemakers—need to be cautious around devices that generate strong magnetic fields, like metal detectors, cell phones, or even battery chargers. Does the caution extend to electric cars and their high-power, high-voltage systems?

2020 145

EV owners advised to unplug during lockdown

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Electric car owners should unplug their cars when not is use during lockdown to avoid the risk of battery damage, say experts. Keeping an EV permanently on charge could cause issues, leasing company Arval warns.

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Skoda Octavia set for summer debut, plus first-ever vRS plug-in hybrid revealed with 242bhp

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Skoda has revealed the fourth generation of its flagship Octavia, with the model promising to redefine its segment for refinement, quality, and tech

2020 41

Northwestern-led team develops new MOFs with ultrahigh porosity for storage of hydrogen or methane for vehicles

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A research team led by Northwestern University has designed and synthesized new metal-organic framework (MOF) materials with ultrahigh porosity and surface area for the storage of hydrogen and methane for fuel cell-powered vehicles.

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Retractable car cover claimed to gain miles of EV range each day

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As solar cells gain affordability and flexibility, they’re no longer the exclusive domain of house rooftops. For electric cars, garages, and everything in, there's plenty of room for some creative ideas.

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HyperSolar working with Suzhou GH New Energy to accelerate manufacturing of renewable solar hydrogen panels

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HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water ( earlier post ), is working with Suzhou GH New Energy Co. Ltd.,

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. EV sales are expected to reach 25% of the Chinese market by 2030.

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Study finds babies in strollers, regardless of type, exposed to up to 44% higher fine particle concentrations than adults

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Researchers from Surrey’s Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE) in the UK have investigated the amount of harmful air pollutants babies potentially inhale while out in a stroller with their parents or caretakers.

2020 287

California crashes and traffic down by half during shelter-in-place for COVID-19, saving state $40M/day

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Traffic accidents and crash-related injuries and deaths were reduced by half during the first three weeks of California’s shelter-in-place order, which began March 20.

2020 272

Ford develops and begins manufacturing new powered respirator; expanding other COVID-19 efforts

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Ford, with design and testing consultation from 3M, has developed a new powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). Production of this PAPR starts today at Ford’s Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Mich., with paid UAW volunteers, with the ability to make 100,000 or more. In addition to the current production of more than 3 million face shields in Plymouth, Mich., Ford also is now producing face masks and leading an effort to scale production of reusable gowns for health care workers.

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Karma adds Revero GTE to lineup; first BEV; based on E-Flex platform

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Karma Automotive is expanding its Revero series with a new model, the Karma Revero GTE. The GTE will be the company’s first all-electric vehicle.

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Workhorse Group expands the HorseFly last mile delivery patent portfolio; multi-use unmanned aerial system (UAS)

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Hyundai doubles support for COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations across US; 65,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests

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Hyundai Motor America expanded its support for COVID-19 drive-thru testing to 22 hospitals nationwide with $4 million in grants through its Hyundai Hope On Wheels program. These grants are designed to combat the coronavirus by providing increased access to testing throughout the nation.

2020 217

EPA annual inventory shows US GHG up 3.1% from 2017-2018

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The 2020 edition of US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comprehensive annual report on nationwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows that emissions increased from 2017 to 2018 by 3.1% (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector).

2020 217

Sulfur-carbon nanofiber composite for solid-state Li-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have developed an active sulfur material and carbon nanofiber (S-CNF) composite material for all-solid-state Li-sulfur batteries using a low-cost and straightforward liquid phase process.

2020 217

Fujitsu verifies AI technology for predicting vessel collision risks in marine traffic control

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Fujitsu Limited announced the results of a joint field trial with the Japan Coast Guard to predict vessel collisions with AI technology, demonstrating its usefulness in detecting collision risks early and minimizing the danger of such accidents.

2020 206

CLEE, NRGI studying ways to improve sustainability and governance across EV battery supply chain

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UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are conducting a stakeholder-led research initiative focused on identifying strategies to improve sustainability and governance across the EV battery supply chain.

2020 206

Connexxion orders 20 Solaris hydrogen buses for South Holland

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The operator Connexxion, providing transport services for South Holland province in The Netherlands, signed a contract for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses.

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GHSA: absent traffic jams, many drivers getting more reckless

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Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Many states have reported alarming speed increases, with some noting a significant surge in vehicles clocked at 100 mph or more.

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Researchers use ionic liquids for recycling bonded NdFeB permanent magnets

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Researchers in Europe have demonstrated the use of ionic liquids for recycling bonded NdFeB permanent magnets. An open-access paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. Permanent NdFeB magnets are of two types: sintered and (polymer or resin) bonded magnets. Both types are (partly) built up by magnet alloy powders that can exhibit flow characteristics when very fine.

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USA Rare Earth acquires US rare earth permanent magnet manufacturing capability from Hitachi; mine-to-magnet

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USA Rare Earth, LLC, the funding and development partner of the Round Top Heavy Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Project in West Texas, has purchased the neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing equipment formerly owned and operated in North Carolina by Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.

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