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Australia’s ARENA opens $70M hydrogen deployment funding round

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened the $70-million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. As announced in November last year, the funding round is expected to play a significant role in supporting commercial-scale deployments of renewable hydrogen in Australia and facilitate cost reductions in production in order to achieve the goal of ‘H2 under $2’.

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Kia electric car: 300-mile range, 20-minute fast-charging, arriving by late 2021

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With Kia’s Plan S, revealed in January, the South Korean brand became much more committed about going electric and committing to a significant volume of electric vehicles in the future. Under the plan, Kia will invest $25 billion by the end of 2025, with global aims to introduce 11 new Kia EVs by 2025 and sell 500,000 electric vehicles

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Dealers can sell online and deliver lease cars during coronavirus lockdown, government confirms

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Looking for a new car during lockdown? The government has confirmed that car dealerships can sell cars online and deliver them to your door during the lockdown

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Faradion receives first order for sodium-ion batteries for Australian market

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UK-based Faradion Ltd., the leader in sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery technology, has received its first order from ICM Australia for high-energy sodium-ion batteries for use in the Australian market. Faradion’s sodium-ion technology provides similar performance to conventional chemistries, while replacing expensive materials such as cobalt and lithium with far more abundant sodium. Unlike lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety.

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ORNL demos 20 kW bi-directional wireless charging on UPS PHEV truck; 11" air gap, >92% efficiency

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in late February demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck. The project is the first of its kind to achieve power transfer at this rate across an 11-inch air gap, advancing the technology to a new class of larger vehicles with higher ground clearance.

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DAIHEN leverages WiTricity wireless charging technology for solar-powered mobility demo in Japan

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WiTricity’s technology for wireless power transfer over distance was central to a next-generation electric mobility demonstration in Osaka, Japan, led by DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission. Partners since 2016, DAIHEN licensed WiTricity’s technology to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in factory and industrial settings.

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MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter hybrid RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. The customer is Finnlines, the Finnish shipping company and part of the Grimaldi Group. The vessels will have a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane meters plus 5,600m 2 of car decks and a capacity of about 300 TEU on the weather deck.

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Coral-inspired 3D-printed biomaterials could support efficient algae biofuel production

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Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego and their colleagues have designed 3D-printed, coral-inspired structures capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. The National Science Foundation-funded work, reported in an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications , could lead to compact, more efficient bioreactors for producing algae-based biofuels.

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ArcelorMittal introduces new set of S-in motion solutions for BEVs

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Ten years after ArcelorMittal introduced the first S-in motion study for fuel-powered vehicles ( earlier post ), it is launching a new set of S-in motion solutions for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). To visualize the smart BEV steel solutions, an online 3D car configurator is now available.

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China team develops new high-performance cathode for Li-sulfur batteries

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Researchers led by Prof. Jian Liu and Prof.Zhongshuai Wu from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed Fe 1-x S-decorated mesoporous carbon spheres as a cathode material for lithium-sulfur batteries. NC has a high specific surface area (627 m 2 g ?1 1 ), large pore volume (0.41 cm 3 g ?1 1 ), and enhanced adsorption and electrocatalytic transition toward lithium polysulfides (LiPs).

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INL researchers develop high-performance oxygen electrode for PCEC cell; high-temperature electrolysis

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Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed a new electrode material for a protonic ceramic electrochemical cell (PCEC) that can efficiently convert excess electricity and water into hydrogen. The triple conducting oxide of PrNi 0.5 Co 0.5 perovskite was developed as an oxygen electrode, and presents superior electrochemical performance at 400~600?°C. An open-access paper on their work is published in Nature Communications.

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Ford Performance unveils all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 electric dragster prototype

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Ford Performance has unveiled a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion. The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and projected to deliver more than 1,400 horsepower and more than 1,100 lb-ft (1,491 N·m) of instant torque to demonstrate the capabilities of an electric powertrain in one of the most demanding race environments. Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation.

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COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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by Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group , Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance. Over the past couple of years, the drive towards electric vehicles has been relentless, with tens of billions of dollars committed to the electrification of new model offerings. Automakers have faced two major hurdles. First, the irregular and often opaque implementation of government subsidies.

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GM plans to go all-renewable with Detroit-area facilities—including EV assembly

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General Motors and DTE have partnered for what is claimed to be the largest renewable energy investment yet in the automaker’s home state of Michigan—allowing GM to assemble its upcoming electric vehicles, like the GMC Hummer EV, with clean power. Through the investment in an additional 500,000 megawatt-hours of solar. solar

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km. Range Rover Evoque PHEV.

Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, the pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and commodity markets, including cobalt. With countries imposing prevention and control measures against the virus, a number of cobalt-producing operations have been temporarily closed for maintenance since March.

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Study finds relying on “local food” a distant dream for most of the world

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A study by an international team of researchers led by Aalto University finds that less than one-third of the world’s population could currently meet their demand for food with food produced in their local vicinity. The paper is published in the journal Nature Food.

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DOE to issue funding for high performance computing for energy innovation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a spring 2020 solicitation for high performance computing projects that improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies. This manufacturing program is one component of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, which is led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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GM expands medical projects and charitable deliveries to hospitals

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The first VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators produced by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems in Kokomo, Indiana ( earlier post ) are being delivered by UPS to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Volkswagen to offer refreshed Tiguan with new plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

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Volkswagen will unveil a refreshed Tiguan SUV later in 2020, featuring new front and rear styling, a redesigned interior and new powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid version for the European market. As far back as 2016, Volkswagen unveiled a Tiguan PHEV concept, based on the second-generation Tiguan. Earlier post.). Design sketch of the new Tiguan. In spring 2020, the Volkswagen Tiguan broke the production barrier of six million units, with 910,926 units manufactured in 2019 alone.

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Texas A&M team develops guidelines for 3D printing of martensitic steel

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Researchers from Texas A&M University, in collaboration with scientists in the Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed guidelines that allow 3D printing of martensitic steels into very sturdy, defect-free objects of nearly any shape. A paper on their work is published in the journal Acta Materialia. Steels are made of iron and a small quantity of other elements, including carbon. Martensitic steels are formed when steels are heated to extremely high temperatures and then rapidly cooled.

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NextSource Materials to collaborate on battery anode plant in Madagascar with Japanese and Chinese partners

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Canada-based NextSource Materials Inc. executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with its Japanese offtake partner and a leading Chinese processor of graphite anode material to collaborate on the construction of a value-add, battery anode plant in a jurisdiction that is proximal to the Company’s Molo graphite project in Madagascar. Source: NextSource Materials.

ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. Earlier post.) ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, and Greenlots along with several more industry leaders and stakeholders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure.

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Will an all-electric, 400-mile Karma Revero be enough for a Tesla Model S rematch?

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Starting next year, the Karma Revero will get closer than it ever has to rivaling the Tesla Model S. Ironically, that will mean retiring the range extender that was once broadly sized up as the Revero’s ace card—back when, in an earlier existence, it was called the FIsker Karma. Karma Automotive announced Thursday that about a year

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Cummins & Tula demonstrate Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) cylinder deactivation; up to 66% reduction in NOx on CARB LLC #7

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Cummins Inc. and Tula Technology, Inc., developer of Dynamic Skip Fire cylinder deactivation technology ( earlier post ), collaborated on a significant technical demonstration of diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) cylinder deactivation. By using dDSF software to control cylinder deactivation in a diesel engine, Cummins and Tula demonstrated significant reductions in emissions and fuel consumption.

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Lordstown Motors plans to deliver Endurance electric trucks in January 2021

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Lordstown Motors confirmed that it will delay the launch of its Endurance electric pickup truck due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company had originally targeted December 2020 for the start of deliveries, but that has now been pushed back into 2021. Like most companies, the pandemic has caused us to tweak our plans," Lordstown Motors

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Tesla Roadster was a giant leap for EVs, Jay Leno’s 2008 drive reminds us

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The original Tesla Roadster marked a milestone for electric cars. It proved that electric cars could be sporty and desirable, paving the way for Tesla's later, higher-volume models. Given Tesla's later successes, it is easy to forget how surprising the first-generation Roadster was when it first went on sale in 2008. Jay Leno's test drive from. youtube Green Life

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KIST and UNIST joint research team develops a high-capacity cathode material using salmon DNA

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A Korean research team from KIST and UNIST has developed a next-generation high-capacity cathode material for lithium-ion batteries by stabilizing the surface of over-lithiated layered oxides (OLO) using the DNA of salmon. Their paper appears in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. Over-lithiated layered oxides (OLO) contain a large amount of lithium via the replacement of transition metal elements to lithium elements in the layered structure of material.

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Karma Automotive unveils High-Performance E-Flex Platform

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Karma Automotive announced the initial development-stage completion of its Karma High-Performance E-Flex Platform, the third in a series of demonstration efforts showcasing the company’s in-house technology capabilities and E-Flex Platform initiative, a program offering mobility solutions through versatile EREV (extended range electric vehicle) and BEV (battery electric vehicle) modular platforms. Earlier post.).

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J.D. Power: Consumer sentiment on future mobility technologies lags far behind automakers plans

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Consumer confidence in future mobility technologies lags far behind automakers’ plans to bring self-driving and battery-electric vehicles to the marketplace, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Q1 Mobility Confidence Index Study fueled by SurveyMonkey Audience. The Mobility Confidence Index for self-driving vehicles decreases for the first time—to 35 from 36 on a 100-point scale—for American consumers and to 36 from 39 for Canadian consumers.

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Mach-E isn’t the only electric Mustang: Cobra Jet 1400 could be quickest pony car ever

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Some Mustang fans are still a little in shock over the announcement last fall that the Ford Mach-E electric SUV would be part of the Mustang family. What better way to usher in this new electric future than with a blast from the past? The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 borrows the Cobra Jet name that dominated drag racing in the 1960s. And, based on. Green Life

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Lower-price Porsche Taycan is coming, with rear-wheel drive—and possibly better range

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A less-expensive, rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan variant is on the way, slotting below the current all-wheel drive 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S models, according to a new report. The entry-level model will have a smaller battery pack, and will be "more accessible price-wise," Porsche R&D boss said in a phone interview with Car magazine. This puts

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DeepGreen lifecycle analysis argues for sourcing EV battery materials from deep-sea polymetallic nodules

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Canada-based DeepGreen Metals Inc., a company focused on sourcing metals with the least environmental and societal impact, has released the results of a year-long study it commissioned into the impacts of sourcing metals to produce battery cathodes and wiring for electric vehicles (EVs).

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 million units, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual regional forecasts are set to a downtrend, and supply chain impacts are being felt, as the consequences of the virus have shuttered manufacturing and supplier facilities around the world.

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SGL Carbon to produce carbon fiber battery housing cover for BMW Group

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The BMW Group has selected SGL Carbon to produce a cover component for battery enclosures. This substantial multi-year order will include the production of an innovative glass-fiber-based cover plate for the battery housing for usage in a future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group. Composite materials m are suited for battery enclosures for different reasons—besides their light weight, which enhances the electric vehicle’s range, fiber-reinforced plastics offer high stiffness.

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ICAO: up to 1.2 billion fewer international air travelers by September

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Compared to “business-as-usual”, by September 2020 international air passenger totals could drop by as many as 1.2 billion travellers according to the latest projections from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO ran two projections compared to baseline: V-shaped path (a first sign of recovery in late May); and. U-shaped path (restart in third quarter or later).

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