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Researchers combine AI and radar to allow vehicles to spot hazards around corners

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Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime first drive review: The way a plug-in hybrid should be

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Right about the time I’d passed 30 miles of all-electric driving with the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, I knew this experience was going to be different. There was plenty of charge left.

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Mercedes-Benz Vito: prices and specs announced for evolved van

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Offered in a choice of two van models, three lengths, four engine derivatives, two transmissions and three trims, the evolved Mercedes-Benz Vito offers more efficiency, more security, and more safety for 2020

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New Citroën ë-C4 makes global debut

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Citroën is continuing its EV drive with possibly the most important car to turn electric to date – the ë-C4. Not only does the car have the burden of being the brand's first C-segment EV, it is also the first car to gain new styling which is more SUV than regular hatch

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new center brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.

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Lordstown Endurance electric pickup: A premiere, a political rally, and a pushback to summer 2021

Green Car Reports

The eagerly anticipated premiere event for the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup prototype held Thursday revealed very little new information about the product.

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Bentley Bentayga: The definitive luxury SUV to offer fresh styling and revised interior

Green Cars News

Bentley aim to raise the bar once again in the luxury SUV segment with their updated Bentayga

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Solid-oxide fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to design and to develop fuel cell-powered ships.

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Ford shifted the way it lists Mustang Mach-E electric SUV battery capacity: Why it matters

Green Car Reports

Ford announced the opening of its order banks for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV Wednesday. With that, Ford released adjusted power and torque specs for the Mach-E—reflecting a 3% to 4% boost in rated power over previous preliminary estimates.

2020 131

Audi to expand e-tron line-up with introduction of ‘S’ performance models

Green Cars News

The ‘S’ prefix on an Audi has always signified high performance, and with the new e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback being the first EVs to use the collective power of three electric motors they’ve certainly earned the right to bear the badge

2020 66

Hyundai announces PHEV version of Santa Fe

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Hyundai revealed the new Santa Fe back in June but at that point we didn't have any details of powertrains. Now, the Korean brand has confirmed what we long expected, and that is that the globally-popular SUV will gain a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time

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Ford awards TomTom global traffic service deal for next-gen SYNC tech

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Ford has awarded TomTom a global multi-year deal to provide Ford’s next-generation SYNC with its real-time traffic service. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup and the soon to be delivered all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV are the first Ford vehicles available with the technology.

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Jaguar Land Rover fuel-cell project to counter “diminishing returns” of batteries in big SUVs

Green Car Reports

Jaguar Land Rover’s involvement in hydrogen fuel-cell development goes well beyond backroom tinkering.

2020 130

Ineos Grenadier: Defender-inspired 4x4 revealed

Green Cars News

Ineos Automotive has revealed the exterior design of the Grenadier, its forthcoming, no-nonsense 4x4 vehicle

2020 66

New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid PHEV

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VW's Tiguan mid-sized SUV has long been a popular choice as a family bus – so popular that it's VW's best selling car. The brand has now unveiled the new 2021 Tiguan which has received an interior and exterior styling overhaul as well as a new PHEV powertrain

2020 52

NEVS launches PONS mobility ecosystem with autonomous vehicles for city needs; Sango

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NEVS has presented its new mobility ecosystem: PONS—the first generation of autonomous vehicles with a connected user interface. The self-driving vehicle Sango is the centerpiece of the system. The self-driving vehicle Sango.

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Classic Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls EV conversions celebrate the past without the gasoline

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Owning a classic car doesn't have to involve tailpipe emissions, or the high repair bills that often come with vintage gasoline engines. based Lunaz offers electric conversions of classic from Jaguar, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce.

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Top five things we learned off-roading in a Land Rover Defender

Green Cars News

When you think of the word ‘iconic’ in the automotive world, one of the vehicles that immediately springs to mind is the Land Rover Defender

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134. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 100M SMARTPHONES

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Tesla’s market valuation hit today $225 Billion, more than the valuation of any other auto manufacturer, highlighting the importance of the lithium-ion battery to our economies. The battery is the product differentiator for electric vehicles, stationary energy storage and many consumer devices.

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Guidehouse Insights names Rivian, NIO, and Nikola the leading EV “upstarts”

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A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 21 electric vehicle (EV) upstarts, with Rivian, NIO, and Nikola ranked as the leading market players. The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid.

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Porsche reveals base-model Taycan electric car—so far only for China

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In China on Monday, Porsche revealed the first details for a version of the Taycan electric car it hasn’t officially shown anywhere else in the world: a rear-wheel-drive, single-motor version.

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Suzuki Across: New SUV revealed as part of Toyota collaboration

Green Cars News

No, it’s not a crossword puzzle clue, the Suzuki Across is the first fruit borne of the partnership with Toyota announced last year

2020 66

supercharger map with range circle

Supercharged EV

Our friends of the forum "forum.supercharge.info" made a great chart that I find useful because in addition to the list of superchargers ( that you also have on Tesla website), their interface provides the possibility to draw range circles around one or several locations.

2020 52

Daimler Truck AG pushing forward with series production of fuel cells

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Daimler Truck AG is pushing forward with series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. Over the past ten years, experts from Daimler have built up extensive know-how in this field and have developed production methods and processes.

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Democrats' clean energy plan would boost EVs, but steps back from Green New Deal

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Congressional Democrats unveiled a new clean energy action plan Tuesday that would emphasis electric cars, but it steps back from some aspects of the previous Green New Deal plan.

2020 117

Volkswagen Tiguan to introduce dynamic R model as well as PHEV option as part of refresh

Green Cars News

The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful SUV, and also the Volkswagen Group’s most popular model, so it’s no surprise to see it receive a comprehensive update for 2020

2020 66

Xpeng starts delivery of P7 EV sports sedan

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Xpeng Motors has begun China-wide delivery of its new P7 super-long range, high-performance, smart EV sports sedan to customers.

2020 355

Evonik develops novel anion exchange membrane for electrolytic production of hydrogen; CHANNEL project

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The central component of the electrolyzer, which has a major influence on efficiency and reliability, is an ion-conducting membrane. Evonik has now developed a novel anion exchange membrane (AEM), which should contribute to the breakthrough of electrolytic production of hydrogen.

2020 354

New Volkswagen Tiguan with PHEV option

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Volkswagen has premiered the new Tiguan, now available with a plug-in hybrid drive option for select markets (not including the US), the Tiguan eHybrid. Earlier post.). Tiguan eHybrid.

2020 344

Mexico and Canada are the biggest recipients of US petroleum exports

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Total US petroleum exports have been increasing over the last 10 years, reaching an all-time high of 8.5 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2019. The United States exported 1.2

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Project ASLAN launches open-source self-driving software platform

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To accelerate the progression of driverless technology, Project ASLAN has launched an open-source and rapidly deployable self-driving software platform. The free and open software stack has been launched expressly to foster engineering collaboration.

2020 338

BMW Group opens Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing and expands manufacturing capacity

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The BMW Group has opened the Competence Center for E-Drive Production at its largest European manufacturing location in Dingolfing. Having produced electric powertrain components in Dingolfing since 2013, the BMW Group is now expanding its capacity significantly.

2020 329

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., including taking an equity stake.

2020 329

GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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The US Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal announced that GM Defense LLC , a subsidiary of General Motors, has been awarded the production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The total production ISV contract award value is $214.3

2020 329

Volkswagen Zwickau car factory now producing only electric models

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The end of production of the Golf Variant concludes the Volkswagen Zwickau plant’s 116-year history of building combustion engine vehicles. The last model with a combustion engine—a seventh-generation Golf R Estate with 2.0-liter gasoline engine—left the assembly line on Friday at the Zwickau car factory. Going forward, only electric models of Volkswagen and in future also of the sister brands Audi and Seat will be produced in Zwickau.

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Norsepower unveils first tiltable rotor sail installation with Sea-Cargo agreement

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, and SEA-CARGO, leading logistics provider in the North Sea market, announced an agreement to install two of Norsepower’s largest Rotor Sails ( earlier post ) on board the SC Connector , a sidedoor Ro-Ro.

2020 265

DOE selects 7 projects to accelerate adoption of performance-advantaged biofuels; Co-Optima

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects for awards totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks, and can deliver exceptional efficiency with low emissions. The seven projects will leverage National Laboratory capabilities as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative.

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