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LEVC starts production of electric van VN5

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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of its new electric van, VN5. The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC’s plant in Ansty, Coventry—the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory. VN5 is the company’s first electric van model.

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Why a Biden Presidency will accelerate change to electric cars: 10 talking points

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President-elect Biden has proposed a $2 trillion climate agenda that includes provisions ranging from coordinating climate priorities in transportation infrastructure spending to things like rebooting “Cash for Clunkers” in the interest of modernizing the fleet toward cleaner vehicles.

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2021 Renault Kangoo revealed

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The new Renault Kangoo has been revealed, with the panel van set to arrive in the UK next year

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NuScale boosts SMR module output 25%

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NuScale Power announced that through further value engineering efforts, using advanced testing and modeling tools, NuScale analyzed and concluded that the NuScale Power Module (NPM) can generate an additional 25% more power per module for a total of 77 MWe per module (gross), resulting in about 924 MWe for the flagship 12-module power plant.

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Hyundai to offer 10 electrified models by end of 2022; 7 SUV, 3 car models; new Ioniq 5 and 6

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Hyundai committed to offer ten electrified vehicles by the end of 2022, including seven SUVs and three car models. This product blitz includes eco solutions for many of Hyundai’s current products as well as all-new models, such as the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

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NREL report shows EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020

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A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that about 12.0% and 49.6% of the necessary Level 2 and DC fast EV charging equipment (EVSE), respectively, required to meet projected demand in 2030, have been installed as of Q1 2020.

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Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

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Workhorse receives purchase order for 500 C-1000 electric delivery trucks from Pritchard Companies

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Workhorse Group Inc. received a purchase order for 500 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from Pritchard Companies. Inventory financing will be provided by Hitachi Capital America as part of Workhorse’s previously announced strategic partnership with HCA.

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Toyota steps up to support Mirai fuel-cell car with 7 more hydrogen stations in California

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Toyota North America confirmed Thursday that the second-generation version of its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is arriving at some California dealers later this year.

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Navy researchers produce high energy density jet fuels from sustainable cellulosic feedstocks

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Researchers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) have developed an efficient three-step process for the conversion of cellulosic feedstocks to both a valuable chemical precursor and high-performance jet fuel blendstock. Their paper appears in the journal ChemSusChem.

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Milan orders another 100 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses

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The Milanese operator ATM has ordered another 100 electric buses from Solaris, via a framework contract signed last year. The first batch of 40 Urbino electric buses under the same contract has been already delivered.

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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Ulstein has introduced its second hydrogen hybrid vessel design for the offshore industry. The ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode.

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Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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Against the background of the introduction of the new all-electric E-Transit ( earlier post ), Ford is expanding its offering of fleet management tools to provide electric-vehicle data, charging reports and web-based pre-conditioning, plus new features that can help secure vehicles and help enhance driver performance.

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Electrify America has opened more than 500 EV charging stations to public; more than 2,200 ultra-fast chargers

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Electrify America has opened more than 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the US, with more than 2,200 individual DC fast chargers.

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Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

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Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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Hyundai will have at least 10 electrified cars in its US lineup by 2022

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With an electric-vehicle sub-brand on the way starting next year, Hyundai has given another note of assurance that its mainstream models in the U.S. won’t be overlooked in the company’s latest push to electrify its vehicles.

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DOE releases Hydrogen Program Plan

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. This version of the Plan updates and expands upon previous versions including the 2006 Hydrogen Posture Plan and the 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan.

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R1T and R1S electric trucks: Rivian confirms more about pricing, range, specs ahead of orders

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Rivian has released pricing as well as some key specifications for its Illinois-made electric trucks, the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which are both due for first deliveries next summer. The R1T Launch Edition will start at $75,000, while the R1S Launch Edition will start at $77,500.

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Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

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A name familiar to clean-car advocates has reportedly made the short list to lead the Environmental Protection Agency for the incoming Biden administration.

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Hyundai Motor Group to launch NVIDIA DRIVE connected car infotainment and AI platform across all future Hyundai, Kia & Genesis models; ccOS

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Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA announced the roll-out of the NVIDIA DRIVE connected car platform across all new models from Hyundai, Kia and Genesis from 2022 onwards.

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Chevrolet to recall 68,667 MY 2017-2019 Bolt EVs worldwide over battery fire risk

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Chevrolet is voluntarily recalling 68,667 MY 2017-2019 Bolt EVs worldwide over the risk of battery fires; the majority of the cars affected—50,925—are in the US.

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Audi presents latest SQ5 TDI diesel; 48V MHEV & electric compressor

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Audi has introduced the latest version of the SQ5 TDI diesel. The SQ5 TDI was first introduced in the fall of 2012 as the first Audi S model powered by a diesel engine. In its latest version, the three-liter V6 delivers 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 N·m (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.

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Mercedes-Benz to source only battery cells with cobalt & lithium from certified mining sites; significantly reducing cobalt

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The Mercedes-Benz electric offensive is a key component of its “Ambition2039” strategic focus and a prerequisite on the way to carbon neutrality. Responsibly mined and processed raw materials provide the foundation for a sustainable Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle fleet.

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Electrification Coalition report: barriers and solutions to accelerate adoption of electric trucks in freight sector

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The Electrification Coalition released a new report that identifies solutions and actions that industry stakeholders should take to help the United States accelerate the adoption of electric trucks in the freight sector.

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Ford reveals 2022 E-Transit battery-electric van

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Ford unveiled the 2022 E-Transit van, an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van.

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2022 BMW iX revealed: 300-mile electric SUV is a family-size tech flagship

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The BMW iNext electric SUV has been teased numerous times, but on Wednesday we finally got the first details of the production version, along with confirmation that the name will be shortened to BMW iX for the SUV's launch in late 2021, likely as a 2022 model.

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Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

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The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

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Fire concern prompts 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV recall, owners asked to charge to 90% for now

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General Motors announced Friday that an ongoing investigation over fire concern is prompting a broad recall affecting most 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models. The recall includes 68,667 vehicles globally and 50,925 in the U.S.

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PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction shows promise for turning toxic algal blooms into biocrude

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As part of a three-year project led by the US Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center (ERDC) to mitigate growth of toxic algae blooms, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is investigating these blooms as a viable source of biocrude fuel and fertilizer.

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Electrify America passes 500 charging-station locations, as it keeps building network

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Electrify America, the charging network created as part of the Volkswagen diesel-emissions settlement, has reached another milestone. The company announced on Tuesday that it had passed 500 charging sites since the opening of its first site in May 2018.

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BMW provides first look at future BMW iX electric SAV; US launch in 2022

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With time still to go before expected US market launch in early 2022, and with the series development phase ongoing, BMW provided a first look ahead at the future BMW iX. With its completely newly developed design, the electric BMW iX is the first representative of a generation of cars intended to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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Hyundai announced a sustained product blitz of 12 new and enhanced SUVs continuing through the 2021 calendar year. The fresh pipeline of new SUV products will include new and refined internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in, BEV and N performance models.

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New smelting reduction process to recover Co, Ni, Mn, and Li simultaneously from Li-ion batteries

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A team from metals research institute SWERIM in Sweden reports on a smelting reduction process to recover cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium simultaneously from spent Li-ion batteries. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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Porsche made a fresh-looking electric van concept in 2018 but hasn't shown it until now

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Porsche on Thursday revealed a handful of previously-secret concept cars, including a fresh-looking electric van. Set to be featured alongside other concepts in the upcoming book "Porsche Unseen," the Porsche Vision Renndienst concept was completed in 2018, but never shown to the public.

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Shared micromobility trips grew by 62% in 2019 due to jump in scooter trips

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The number of micromobility trips grew 62% from 2018 to 2019 due to the large increase in scooter trips. Shared micromobility refers to small fleets of fully or partially human-powered vehicles including bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters. Trips on scooters more than doubled from 2018 to 2019 while bike trips increased by 3% and e-bike trips increased 54%. Data collection by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) began in 2010 and included only bike trips until 2018.

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IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

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Lux Research: battery electric vehicles will be less reliant on lightweighting by 2030

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A new report from Lux Research, Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030 , analyzes the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade.

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