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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that the rising use of ride-hailing services is increasing carbon emissions, with ride-hailing trips producing nearly 70% greater emissions compared to the trips they are replacing.

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Solar-cell efficiency could double, research prototype suggests

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Solar cells produce electricity without carbon emissions, but the low efficiency numbers leave a lot of room for improvement. New research suggests a possible way to boost that—possibly without a radical rethink or the introduction of rare, expensive materials. Researchers in St.

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Review: Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Central London doesn’t initially feel like the right place to launch a car that has the Mustang name slapped on the back of it, but then this isn’t a normal Mustang

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AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

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The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas.

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ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid.

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NACFE to focus on electric trucks in regional haul

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)—a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of North American goods movement—has determined that regional trucking operations are well suited to be early adopters of electric trucks.

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Champaign-Urbana orders two New Flyer 60' hydrogen fuel-cell buses

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The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) has awarded New Flyer a contract for two hydrogen fuel-cell-electric sixty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses (for a total of four equivalent units). MTD is the first in the US to order 60' hydrogen fuel cell buses commercially.

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ORNL researchers use stop-light cameras to reduce fuel consumption of less-efficient vehicles via traffic management

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Approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted in the US each year as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy estimates.

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Mercedes-Benz begins production of two A-class PHEV models at Rastatt plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has begun production of the first Mercedes-Benz compact vehicles with plug-in hybrid drive ( earlier post ) at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant in southern Germany.

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Terberg introduces new generation of electric terminal tractor; hydrogen fuel-cell version possible

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The Netherlands-based Terberg is introducing a new generation of electric vehicles with new EV technology, including the YT203-EV terminal tractor (which replaces the older YT202-EV) and the BC202-EV body carrier. New generation YT203-EV.

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BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland. The selection includes an initial order for 100 systems.

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Porsche opens Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park in Leipzig; 7MW, all renewable energy

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Porsche Leipzig is expanding the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in central Germany with a new charging park called Porsche Turbo Charging. The total capacity of the facility, which includes six internal quick charging points, is 7 MW.

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SwRI motion prediction system enhances pedestrian detection for automated vehicles

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a motion prediction system that enhances pedestrian detection for automated vehicles.

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Lucid Motors announces long-term partnership with LG Chem for batteries for Lucid Air EV

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Lucid Motors announced a long-term partnership with leading EV battery supplier LG Chem for the Lucid Air electric sedan.

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Magna showcasing emobility technologies in new e4 demonstrator car

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Magna’s roadmap to e-mobility includes technologies showcased in the all-new e4 technology demonstrator car, which made its debut during the company’s winter test-driving activities in northern Sweden. e4 technology demonstrator in Sweden.

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Electric truck ready for dynamic wireless charging on public roads in Sweden; Smartroad Gotland

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ElectReon has successfully wirelessly charged a fully electric 40-ton truck and trailer at a test facility in Sweden. The next step will be to charge the truck through dynamic wireless power transfer on a public road in Gotland, Sweden.

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Electrify America gets 30 solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Continuing its ten-year project to spend Volkswagen diesel-emissions penalties on zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, Electrify America will invest $2 million to install 30 solar-powered charging stations in rural California.

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Study: Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

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Toyota hybrids already have a reputation for lasting a long time without the kind of serious mechanical issues that might retire them from the road. A study released Wednesday helps confirm that. Based on mathematically modeled results from more than 15.8

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Hyliion delivers first of three hybrid Class 8 trucks to Penske Truck Leasing

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Hyliion Inc. will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. Earlier post.) The solution was developed in partnership with Dana Inc., whose Spicer Electrified components are part of the e-Powertrain solution.

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Porsche builds highest-power charging station in Europe—and Teslas are invited

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Porsche announced last Wednesday that it opened what amounts to Europe’s most powerful charging station yet.

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Switzerland bans large events due to coronavirus; Geneva International Motor Show cancelled three days before opening

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The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to open in three days and run until 15 March, has been cancelled due to the Swiss government’s response to the coronavirus.

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Hot Wheels helps feed Tesla Cybertruck hunger with electric toys

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The Tesla Cybertruck generated quite a lot of buzz when it was unveiled in November 2019. Three months later, Hot Wheels is trying to cash in on that buzz with toy versions of the electric pickup truck.

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Purdue turbomachine expander offers efficient, safe strategy for heating, cooling

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Purdue University researchers have developed a turbomachine expander that offers an efficient and safe strategy for heating and cooling.

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Traditional retail sales steady despite e-commerce

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. E-commerce sales in the United States in 2019 amounted to 11.0% of all retail sales— the highest percentage yet. In comparison, the corresponding percentage in 2000 was only 0.9%.

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Volkswagen’s 1-speed gearbox for the MEB

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 EV uses the APP310 e-drive unit to transmit power to the driven wheels using an extremely compact 1-speed gearbox. The mechanism used has only a small number of cogs.

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Northwestern team develops decentralized swarming algorithm for autonomous vehicles

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Self-driving vehicles need to navigate safely and flawlessly without crashing into others or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To make this possible, Northwestern University researchers have now developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.

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GKN Automotive accelerating eDrive development; G400 unit undergoing winter testing

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GKN Automotive is accelerating its eDrive development program to keep pace with the growing demand for its portfolio of compact electric driveline systems.

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Bosch and Human Horizons partner on Battery in the Cloud service

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At the Bosch Connected World 2020 (BCW) conference in Berlin, Human Horizons initiated an agreement with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions for further cooperation on Bosch’s Battery in the Cloud technology. Earlier post.).

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid gets 40 mpg city, price tag to rival RAV4 Hybrid

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Honda has revealed fuel economy ratings and U.S. pricing information for the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which starts arriving at dealerships March 1. The CR-V’s arrival cements an entirely new segment for mileage-conscious buyers who aren’t yet ready to embrace EVs.

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Report: VW mulls electric sports car to rival next-gen Tesla Roadster

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Volkswagen has shown the flexibility of its MEB electric-car platform with various concept vehicles, from a tall station wagon to an electric dune buggy. But a new report indicates VW could stretch the capabilities of MEB even further with an electric sports car.

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Lucid reveals battery cell supplier for 400-mile Air electric sedan

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Lucid has revealed the battery cell supplier for its upcoming Lucid Air electric sedan: LG Chem. According to an announcement made Monday, the upstart electric carmaker, LG Chem cells will be “exclusively powering standard versions of this luxury EV through 2023.”

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Tesla Cybertruck active suspension will be "game-changing," says Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk used his preferred method of communication—Twitter—to reveal a few more details about the upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup truck on Friday.

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Mercedes-Benz EQA compact electric car arrives later this year in production form

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The next Mercedes-Benz electric car will debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. It will be a production version of the Concept EQA compact hatchback, which was first seen in 2017. While the new model hasn't been confirmed for the United States, it's expected to go on sale in Europe in 2021.

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020).

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Rio Tinto to invest $1 billion over 5 years to help meet new climate change targets

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Mining giant Rio Tinto will invest around $1 billion over the next five years to support the delivery of its new climate change targets and a company objective for net zero emissions from operations by 2050.

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California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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As part of California’s AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030. This action expands on the prior Executive Order B-16-2012, which set a goal of 1.5 million by 2025.

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