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AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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Charging-as-a-service provider AMPLY Power is managing the charging of electric buses for Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, which is operating under the name Tri Delta Transit.

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Put the EV in the garage: Solar driveways could power entire households

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Electric cars and solar power are a perfect combination. Charging an electric car from a solar array reduces its overall carbon footprint. Now a Hungary-based company is bringing these two technologies even closer together with solar driveways.

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Polestar Precept hints at the brand's future direction

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You might wonder why it's worth spending any time covering a car that is wholly a concept, but the Precept is important in several ways for Polestar

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Quirky Honda e lease deals now available

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Say hello to the Honda e – the Japanese company’s first dedicated all-electric model

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IIHS study finds simple centerline hardening can make left turns safer for pedestrians

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Bollards and rubber curbs that prevent drivers from cutting across intersections at a diagonal can make streets safer for pedestrians, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2020 365

Hyundai has 5 reminders for making your EV battery last longer

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Electric cars require much less maintenance than internal-combustion vehicles, but owners still need to be aware of certain maintenance practices. This video from Hyundai offers five tips for maximizing battery life.

2020 156

Volkswagen ID.3 launch dogged by software issues

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With the VW ID.3 suffering from significant software problems, the e-Golf gets stay of execution

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Karma Automotive debuts all-new Level 4 autonomous van E-flex platform

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Karma Automotive introduced its SAEnLevel 4 autonomous van with a battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture, one of five platforms designed to offer new electric mobility solutions through highly versatile EREV (extended range electric vehicle) and BEV chassis systems.

2020 359

Megawatt-scale fuel-cell agreement could bring large hydrogen-powered ships

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A new proposal aims to take hydrogen fuel cells from land to the ocean, using massive fuel-cell systems to power ships. Swiss firm ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrogène de France (HDF) to develop a "megawatt-scale" power source for large vessels.

2020 155

Enovix raises $45M; working to develop its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion technology for EV market

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Enovix Corporation has secured $45 million in new funds to produce and commercialize its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery. The funding sources include a major new strategic investor, current investors (including T. Rodgers and York Capital), and non-dilutive funding from market-leading customers.

2020 330

GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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Based on the number of requests for face masks for frontline workers, GM is increasing its production capacity for face masks at its Warren, Michigan facility.

2020 323

ABB, Hydrogène de France jointly to manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels

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ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydrogène de France to manufacture jointly megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels (OGVs).

2020 323

Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen sector

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Italy-based Snam, a global energy infrastructure company, and RINA, a global testing, inspection, certification and engineering consultancy services firm, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the hydrogen sector, in order to realize the significant potential of hydrogen as a fundamental energy carrier.

2020 323

Goodyear: connected tires can reduce lost stopping distance by 30%

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently eclipsed 3 million miles of data from road tests and field trials with its connected tires. Earlier post.)

2020 309

Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy.

2020 301

Aarhus team seeking to produce bioethanol from biomass by leveraging panda gut microbiome

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Researchers at Aarhus University (Denmark) have launched a project to produce cellulosic bioethanol via completely natural processes.

2020 295

Aalborg U study finds biogas and biomethane reduce dry biomass consumption by up to 16%

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Replacing dry biomass-derived fuels with biogas and biogas-derived fuels in certain sectors of the energy system can reduce dry biomass consumption by up to 16% when used for power, heat or industrial sectors, according to a new study by researchers By Aalborg University in Denmark.

2020 287

GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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GlobalData research shows that lower oil prices as a result of the COVID-19 crisis could reduce electric vehicle demand and impair EU efforts to significantly reduce average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in the European car market. GlobalData’s analysis suggests that low oil prices will lead to a longer waits for the reduced fuel costs offered by electric vehicles (EVs) to amortize their higher purchase prices.

2020 276

Woodside joins Japanese consortium to study exporting carbon-neutral hydrogen as ammonia

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Australia-based Woodside has signed an agreement with Japanese companies JERA Inc, Marubeni Corporation and IHI Corporation to undertake a joint study examining the large-scale export of hydrogen as ammonia for use decarbonizing coal-fired power generation in Japan.

2020 269

Volkswagen and Faurecia delivering PPE to New York City Javits Center and area hospitals

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Volkswagen of America and Faurecia are collaborating to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items needed on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis response.

2020 269

DOE selects 15 projects for $32M to advance lower-cost fusion concepts; ARPA-E BETHE

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The US Department of Energy announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 projects as part of the ARPA-E Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ) program. Earlier post.)

2020 266

Toshiba’s SCiB Li-ion battery system Japan’s first recognized compliant with ClassNK guidline for marine vessels

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2020 266

Harvard study finds small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate

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A new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concludes that a small increase in long-term exposure to PM 2.5 leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate, with the magnitude of increase 20 times that observed for PM 2.5 and all-cause mortality. US government scientists estimate that COVID-19 may kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.

2020 264

California Department of State Hospitals orders 12 electric Ford Transit 350HD vans from Lightning Systems

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models.

2020 244

Hyundai Motor Group appoints Bell Textron exec as Vice President of Urban Air Mobility Division

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Hyundai Motor Group appointed J. Scott Drennan as Vice President of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. Drennan will report to Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of UAM Division. In this role, Drennan will lead UAM research and development.

2020 244

Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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Karma Automotive has entered the final stage of development for two new Silicon Carbide (SiC) Inverters to enhance electric mobility charging.

2020 242

GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China will impact the green energy sector, including renewable energy sources, battery energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and renewable heating and cooling, says data and analytics company GlobalData.

2020 237

Volkswagen Group Components and DU-POWER establish JV for flexible quick-charging stations in China

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Volkswagen Group Components and the start-up Shanghai DU-POWER New Energy Technical Co., plan to form a joint venture to produce flexible quick charging stations in China. Series production of the flexible quick charging stations is currently scheduled to start in the second half of 2020.

2020 235

Digital-first process enables Ricardo to deliver vehicle certification remotely

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2020 234

TU Dresden chemists develop noble metal aerogels for electrochemical hydrogen production

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2020 226

BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets. We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals.

2020 226

GM and JVs deliveries in China down 43.3% in Q1; Wuling introduces EVs

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 461,716 vehicles in China in the first quarter, down 43.3% from 813,973 in Q1 2019. Cadillac deliveries topped 26,800 units (-40% y-o-y).

2020 226

Fortescue and ATCO to explore the deployment of hydrogen vehicle fueling infrastructure in W Australia; renewable H2

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Fortescue Metals Group and ATCO Australia have signed an agreement to explore the deployment of hydrogen vehicle fueling infrastructure in Western Australia.

2020 224

IPSOS study finds private cars jump to 1st place as preferred means of transport in China; protection against infection

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In a recent study by the market research institute Ipsos , two out of three respondents say that they prefer their own car to public transport—twice as many as before the COVID-19 outbreak. At the end of February, Ipsos asked 1,620 Chinese citizens about their mobility preferences, and the fear of the coronavirus in changing their habits. Private cars jumped from 3 rd to 1 st place in terms of preferred means of transport, while buses and metros lost ground to a similar extent.

2020 221

Strategy Analytics: COVID-19 recession worst in terms of change in real GDP since Great Depression; real GDP to fall 10% to 15% in 2020

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Current analysis by Strategy Analytics (SA) indicates that the severity of the COVID-19-induced 2020 Recession as measured by change in Real GDP will be unprecedented looking back to the Great Depression.

2020 217

Fraunhofer IWKS starts project BReCycle on efficient recycling of fuel cells

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A consortium led by the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS and including Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, MAIREC Edelmetallgesellschaft mbH, Electrocycling GmbH and KLEIN Anlagenbau AG, is developing a closed-loop recycling concept specifically for PEM fuel cells.

2020 217

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

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