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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.

2020 139

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.

2020 113

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Help for car finance consumers facing coronavirus difficulties

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The Finance and Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a proposed package of measures to directly support consumers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19

2020 62

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.

2020 133

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

2020 136

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.

2020 135

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.

2020 132

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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.

2020 125

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.,

2020 120

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.

2020 112

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 110

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.

2020 106

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.

2020 106

Will oil prices and post-pandemic hesitation hit EV sales harder than general market?

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Could the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic affect electric vehicle sales? The research firm Wood Mackenzie last Wednesday already suggested that it will—and that global sales of electric vehicles could drop 43 percent in 2020.

2020 103

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 102

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 97

Porsche doesn't see Tesla as a rival, R&D boss explains

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By combining electric powertrains with impressive performance and a modicum of convenience features, Tesla has taken aim at established luxury automakers, particularly the German quartet of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

2020 94

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 92

EPA rejects tighter standards for soot and particulate matter

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As the nation struggles to control a lung-related pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to merely stay the course on its standards for fine particulates, produced in significant amounts by vehicles and power plants.

2020 91

As automakers cut tech spending, will Tesla get an even greater lead?

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Like most other facets of society, the auto industry has been disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Factories have shut down, or retooled to make medical equipment. Sales are plummeting amid a major economic downturn, and low gas prices could hurt fuel-efficient vehicles in particular.

2020 89

Porsche Taycan 4S has arrived in the US—with the longest range of the lineup

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The version of the Porsche Taycan electric car with the most affordable price tag and the longest driving range of the lineup—the Taycan 4S—is reaching the first dealerships in the U.S. today. How high is that range?

2020 89

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.

2020 88

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

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2020 88

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 88

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 88

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 88

2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid: 23 electric miles, but worse mpg than non-hybrid

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One by one, BMW is repositioning its plug-in hybrids for more electric range, better refinement, and stronger performance than the previous generation of PHEVs. The 2021 BMW 330e represents that remake for the current 3-Series sedan.

2020 84

Byton M-Byte ramping up at China plant, still on track for 2021 US arrival

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Pre-production examples of the Byton M-Byte electric crossover have begun rolling off the assembly line at the startup's Nanjing, China, factory, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

2020 84

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 83

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 83

Mercedes-Benz pushes plug-in hybrid tech, will have 20 PHEVs by end of 2020

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Mercedes-Benz is betting big on plug-in hybrids. The German automaker will have 20 of them in its global lineup by the end of 2020, although many will not be available in the United States. In a press release, Mercedes said plug-in hybrids will be a "key bridging technology" to all-electric cars.

2020 81

Chevy Bolt EV recall, flying electric car racing, EVs and pacemakers: Today’s Car News

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Electric car racing is getting a fun twist later this year. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been recalled for an odd but critical safety issue. And what about EVs and pacemakers? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 81

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.

2020 78

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.

2020 78

Amid pandemic, cities woo Tesla over Cybertruck factory possibility

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As the COVID-19 pandemic leads to unprecedented levels of unemployment, cities are courting Tesla in an effort to land a factory for the Cybertruck electric pickup.

2020 75

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.

2020 74

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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