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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Wärtsilä Power-to-X project gets €1M in government support

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been granted €1 million in funding by Business Finland, a state-run public agency for funding important research projects, to support research in the field of Power-to-X (P2X) technology.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The $60,000 Polestar 2 is a Tesla Model 3 fighter arriving summer 2020

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Although there have been a number of delays already this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and various states of shutdown or slowdown, the Polestar 2 electric car is running on time.

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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.

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Karma Automotive unveils High-Performance E-Flex Platform

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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.

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Daimler and Volvo Trucks will jointly make hydrogen fuel cells for commercial vehicles

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Daimler and Volvo Trucks plan to form a joint venture to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells for commercial trucks.

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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?

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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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Mercedes-Benz F-Cell SUV axed, hydrogen fuel-cell development halted for cars

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Shortly after announcing a joint effort with Volvo Trucks to develop hydrogen fuel-cell commercial vehicles, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler confirmed that it will end fuel-cell development for passenger cars.

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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).

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Audi awards $100K to Caltech to support development of new CliMA climate model

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Audi of America (AoA) and the Audi Environmental Foundation are awarding a $100,000 grant to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the lead institution in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA).

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NIO begins delivery of updated ES8 smart electric flagship SUV

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NIO has officially started deliveries of its 2020 ES8, the flagship model from its smart electric vehicle range. As of 31 March 2020, with cumulative deliveries of 20,675, the ES8 was the only Chinese model in the top ten sales chart for the luxury SUV class.

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