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Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Norway-based energy company Equinor has contracted with Eidesvik Offshore for the Viking Energy supply vessel, which is being retrofitted to make it capable of covering long distances fueled by carbon-free ammonia.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in UK electric commercial-vehicle maker Arrival

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The UK-based electric-vehicle startup Arrival has already earned plenty of attention over the past couple of years for its refreshingly different, futuristic and eye-catching electric commercial-vehicle designs.

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Aiways to make European debut at Geneva Motor Show

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Aiways, the Shanghai-based manufacturer, will reveal the European version of its all-electric SUV at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show

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Trump Supporter In Audience Interrupts New Greenius One Act At Historic Ruskin Group Theatre As Sold Out Audience Kept Spellbound

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Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by all vehicles in the United States vary greatly across the individual states. The latest annual data from the Federal Highway Administration show that in 2018 the maximum (348,796 million miles in California) was 94.5

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Diesel damages: Canada slaps VW with new fine for environmental violations

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Volkswagen AG has been fined a total of C$196.5 million ($150 million) for the environmental effects of dirty diesel vehicles that were part of the automaker’s diesel scandal. That’s a very small amount of the U.S. penalty, which included $2.7

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NHS to offer lease deals on new Jaguar I-Pace to staff

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Jaguar Land Rover and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have announced public sector staff across the country will be able to lease Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace over a three-year period

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Dutch-Belgian truck company orders five Proton HyRange hydrogen fuel-cell systems for refuse trucks; EU project REVIVE

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E-Trucks Europe , a manufacturer of electric-hydrogen hybrid commercial vehicles, has ordered five HyRange fuel cell systems from Proton Motor.

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OXIS Energy Li-S cells close to achieving 500Wh/kg; targeting 600Wh/kg with solid-state Li-S technology

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OXIS Energy has successfully tested its Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cell prototypes at 471Wh/kg and is confident of achieving 500Wh/kg in the next 12 months.

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Hydrogen Council report finds cost of hydrogen solutions to fall sooner than previously expected

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The Hydrogen Council has published a new report, Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective , demonstrating that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade, sooner than previously expected.

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Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Prague and Hamburg in the spring are to be followed by Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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FIat Chrysler and iPhone maker head toward electric-vehicle venture

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If you thought the idea of a Sony electric car at CES 2020—hypothetical as it might be—earlier this month was wild, what about the idea of Fiat Chrysler working together with Foxconn to develop electric cars?

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MAN, Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein and Volkswagen begin pilot of 500 kWh second-life battery in charging network

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In the Bergedorf quarter of Hamburg, a container with a total capacity of approximately 500 kWh has been connected to the depot charging network at the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) depot.

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ORNL advancing LDH sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brine wastes

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Domestic production of lithium, the lightest of elemental metals, is considered a priority for the US. It is essential for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries commonly used for everything from electric vehicles to cell phones and laptops. However, lithium is sourced almost exclusively from other countries, either concentrated using a solar evaporation process from natural brine sources or recovered from ore.

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DOE to award up to $133M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in funding to support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, this funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002197 ) supports projects in advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge ( earlier post ).

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Rolls-Royce develops electrical embedded starter-generator for next-generation Tempest fighter program

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Over the last five years, Rolls-Royce has been pioneering world-first technology that will contribute to the UK’s next-generation Tempest program, which is developing a sixth-generation jet fighter for the British Royal Air Force and the Italian Aeronautica Militare (AMI).

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Toyota Prius was a hybrid trendsetter 15 years ago. Now what?

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The Toyota Prius has already secured a spot as an icon of automotive history and one of the most influential products of this century. It’s also far surpassed Toyota’s initial expectations.

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Bosch boosts stake in SOFC expert Ceres Power to around 18%; possible expansion into SO electrolysis

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Bosch has increased its stake in solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) developer Ceres Power from 3.9% to around 18%. The stake increase is achieved through a subscription by Bosch for new Ceres Power shares, as well as the purchase of further shares from existing shareholders.

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Subaru aims for dramatic CO2 cuts: All hybrids and EVs by mid 2030s

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Outdoorsy, crunchy, and active are surely among the descriptors that Subaru has carefully cultivated into its brand identity and owner base over the years.

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Mercedes unfazed by battery-supply issues for EQC, still targeting 50,000 in 2020

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV was originally supposed to be on U.S. streets and highways by now. Daimler called the decision to delay sales in the U.S. until 2021 a strategic one, so it could focus on Europe.

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Nouryon-led consortium wins €11M EU backing for green hydrogen project

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A consortium comprising Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11-million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.

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ABC Companies selects Lightning Systems for diesel-to-electric coach repower program

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ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach sales and support in the USA and Canada, has finalized an agreement with Lightning Systems, a Loveland, Colorado-based developer of zero-emission electric drivetrains for commercial vehicle fleets.

2020 93

ORNL researchers use supercomputing to predict magnesium alloy ductility

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Using machine learning and simulations, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have confirmed a relationship between two mechanisms used to explain the ductility properties of magnesium alloys, according to an open-access study published in Materials & Design.

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HKUST team develops high-capacity, long-life Li-S battery

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Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a high-capacity, long-life lithium-sulfur battery using a bi-functional cathode substrate for Li–S batteries made of well-distributed boron carbide nanoparticles decorated activated cotton fiber (B 4 C-ACF).

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Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% from 2018. Total market share for the group rose to 5.3%, in a European market which was stable year on year.

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Audi investing ~€100M in charging infrastructure at German sites; 10% of parking spaces by mid-2022

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Audi is working to electrify one in ten parking spaces at its German plants by mid-2022; most of these charging spaces will be accessible to the public. This independent concept is the largest charging infrastructure project carried out by a German employer.

2020 90

In Michigan, Tesla cleared to service its cars—but still not actually sell them

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Tesla’s direct sales-and-service model works beautifully in some states, while in others it’s still definitely a work in progress.

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Volkswagen and Aeris form JV to focus on next-generation Car-Net in the US

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Volkswagen Group of America and Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), have formed Ventic LLC, a joint venture that is the result of a long-term commitment between Volkswagen and Aeris in the development and operations of connected vehicle platform technologies.

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Audi of America, Virginia DOT and Qualcomm plan initial C-V2X deployment in Virginia

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Audi of America, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

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BMW i Ventures invests in Software Motor Company; high rotor pole switched reluctance motor system

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Software Motor Company (SMC), a Silicon Valley-based company developing reliable, efficient and intelligent motor systems. SMC’s electric motor system is based on switched reluctance technology, managed by advanced cloud software. The Smart Motor system partners a patented high rotor pole switched reluctance motor (HRSRM) with matching motor controller, optional IoT Supervisor, and user-friendly software.

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Cruise Origin launches the driverless future of electric mobility

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During the launch of the Cruise Origin driverless car, GM’s Cruise declared driving as we know it—and ride-sharing as we know it—obsolete.

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New Jersey approves $5,000 EV rebate, charging infrastructure, electric transit

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New Jersey made a big move last week to back up its Garden State motto, with one of the greenest state plans for encouraging electric vehicles in the nation.

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Electric emergency vehicles: Tropos Motors shows how to start small

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The larger-scale electrification of big, task-oriented municipal vehicles like fire trucks, ambulances, and even dump trucks is bound to happen eventually. Sometimes, the bluntest, heaviest tool for the job really isn’t the best one for the task anyway.

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RiceU team uses alumina-passivated cathode to improve stable cyclability of Si-NMC battery

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Engineers at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering have combined a macroporous silicon anode and alumina-coated NMC cathode to provide stable cyclability by means of capacity-limited charging.

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Consumer Reports survey finds concerns with new mobility options

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Consumer Reports is publishing survey results that show consumer concerns with new mobility options including ridehailing and ridesharing services. Chart shows the percentage of Americans who have used some common modes of transportation in the past two years. Source: Consumer Reports.

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SEAT expands the fleet of duo trailers and giga trailers to promote more sustainable logistics

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SEAT, a Volkswagen Group company, has expanded the number of supply routes for the transport of components using duo trailers and giga trailers, the two longest types of trucks with the greatest capacity travelling on European roads.

2020 85

Canada fines VW, Mercedes EQC production, FCA and Foxconn: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes-Benz says full speed ahead on its EQC electric SUV. FCA is in talks with that company that made your iPhone. And the VW scandal is still costing the automaker—this time in Canada. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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