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NASA and Virgin Orbit 3D print, test rocket combustion chamber

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Multiple NASA centers have partnered with Virgin Orbit to develop and to test a 3D printed combustion chamber. Virgin Orbit air launches rockets carrying small satellites to space.

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Rolls-Royce guns for electric airplane speed record

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When most people think of Rolls-Royce, they think of ultra-luxury cars, not airplanes. But a separate Rolls-Royce, spun off of the automaker in 1971, makes aircraft engines. And that company plans to go electric in tackling the world speed record for electric airplanes.

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Top five things we learned this week

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This week marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new battery cell production process that coats the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.

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British Columbia passes Zero-Emission Vehicles Act; 10% LDVs ZEV by 2025, 100% by 2040

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British Columbia’s Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), passed on 29 May, will require all new light-duty vehicles sold in the province to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This target will be met using a phased-in approach: 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.

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Volkswagen ID. R sets new electric record on the Nürburgring

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Volkswagen’s ID.R, powered by two electric motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed of 206.96

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Toshiba showcasing hybrid-diesel-battery locomotive demonstrator

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Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH (TRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solution (TISS), Toshiba Group’s core group in the infrastructure business, will showcase Toshiba’s modular diesel electric hybrid locomotives at Transport Logistic 2019 this week.

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen—leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain—are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.

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Toyota and Subaru jointly to develop BEV-dedicated platform and BEV SUV

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation disclosed today that they have agreed jointly to develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles and jointly to develop a C-segment-class BEV SUV model for sale under each company’s own brand.

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KYOCERA and BYD Japan to collaborate on integrated energy system for EVs

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Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan Co., the Japanese arm of China’s BYD Co. announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs.

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NEVS buys in-wheel motor developer Protean Electric

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a subsidiary of Evergrande Health, has acquired Protean Electric, a leading developer of in-wheel motor technology. The acquisition is part of Evergrande’s strategy to become a major player in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry, and paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean Electric’s in-wheel electric drive technology, ProteanDrive, into its future products.

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Cadillac to add 70,000 miles to Super Cruise compatible highway network; hands-free driving by Q4 2019

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Cadillac is expanding the availability of Super Cruise to an additional 70,000 miles of compatible, divided highways in the United States and Canada.

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Bolzano orders 12 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The Italian city of Bolzano is the first customer to order Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. Earlier post.) Twelve Solaris hydrogen buses will follow the last year’s delivery of battery vehicles. The contract includes an 8 year-long service and maintenance package. The vehicles will be equipped with a 60 kW fuel cell stack and Solaris High Power batteries.

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Argonne, AFRL and CSI develop new combustion modeling tool for rotating detonation engines

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, working in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Convergent Science Inc.,

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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Audi is launching the fourth generation of the A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI 3.0-liter engines. The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 N·m (368.8

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Wärtsilä offering first commercially available auto-docking system: SmartDock

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The technology group Wärtsilä has taken a notable step towards realising the full commercial potential of autonomous vessels.

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BYTON’s first M-Byte BIW rolls off line in Nanjing

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BYTON’s first M-Byte body-in-white (BIW) successfully rolled off the line at the company’s new factory in Nanjing, China, late last week. This event verifies the manufacturing equipment and processes that will be used on customer cars when production starts at the end of this year.

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HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, develops and manufactures products that support all stages of automotive electrification.

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US, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and EC launch new hydrogen initiative

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At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting, a new international hydrogen partnership was announced under the leadership of the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) would be coordinating efforts under this initiative.

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Audi sells 856 e-tron EVs in US in May; 4.5% of total sales

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In the US, Audi sold 856 e-tron mid-size electric SUVs in May, the first full month of sales for the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle. That represented 4.5% of the total 18,892 new vehicle sales in the month. Year-to-date, Audi has delivered 1,109 e-trons in the US. Overall, Audi sales in the US were down 2.2% in May year-on-year from 19,315 units to 18,892 units. The Q5 SUV was Audi’s top-seller, with a 16% increase in sales to 5,721 units for the month.

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IHS Markit: Canadian oil sands production to be ~1M barrels higher by 2030 but with lower annual growth; boosted by deterioration in Venezuela

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Canadian oil sands production is set to enter a period of slower annual production growth compared to previous years.

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International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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For travelers who visit cities with high levels of air pollution, even a short stay leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recove, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine finds. The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally.

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Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple using NVIDIA DRIVE

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Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple has been hauling mail more than 1,000 miles between Phoenix and Dallas as part of a two-week pilot with the US Postal Service. Halfway through the test, the self-driving prototypes from TuSimple—an NVIDIA DRIVE partner and NVIDIA Inception member—have been arriving at the delivery hubs earlier than expected. In just a week, we’ve been able to operate safe and efficient deliveries autonomously. —Chuck Price, chief product officer at TuSimple.

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Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers. Chargers at this power can charge a vehicle at speeds of up to 20 miles of range per minute.

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New Jersey governor announces state interagency electric vehicle partnership; 330K ZEVs by 2025

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, a statewide partnership to build out the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicle ownership.

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Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of mortality

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Although there is ample evidence that air pollution—specifically airborne. particulate matter—is associated with an increased risk of premature death, it is still not known which specific particles are responsible for this effect. A European study has used wild moss samples to estimate human exposure to airborne metal particles in order to analyze the relationship between atmospheric metal pollution and risk of mortality.

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. With the high-power system in place, IndyGo will be positioned to recharge its electric transit fleet of 31 buses at a rate higher than any other wireless charging deployment.

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Study links breathing in black carbon from polluted air to alterations in lung blood vessels

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Evidence that breathing in is linked to an increased volume of peripheral, smaller blood vessels in the lungs has been observed for the first time in new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study adds to the evidence that exposure to diesel pollutants at what are considered relatively low levels may contribute to subtle changes in the lungs that may make people more prone to developing chronic lung disease, the third leading cause of death globally.

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Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers

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Hydrogen fuel-cell drivers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may soon have to find a backup plan—like a gasoline or electric vehicle.

Report: Mercedes-Benz EQE shapes up as Tesla Model S rival for 2022

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Mercedes-Benz has begun producing the first of its EQ line of electric cars in Europe with the EQC 400 SUV.

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LevelTen Energy raises $20.5M in Series B; expanding renewable energy procurement platform

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LevelTen Energy , a renewable energy procurement platform, closed a $20.5-million Series B funding round led by Prelude Ventures, with participation from Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture investing arm of Exelon Corporation, Equinor Energy Ventures, Total Ventures and participants from LevelTen’s Series A funding, including Avista Development, Element 8 Fund, Founders’ Co-op, Techstars Ventures and Wireframe Ventures.

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Brookhaven team develops energy-dense sulfur-based organic cathode material for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, sulfur-based organic cathode material for lithium batteries. The material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research is published in Advanced Energy Materials. The researchers chose an innovative organodisulfide compound for the cathode material—2,3,4,6,8,9,10,12?Octathia

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No puncture, no pressure: GM could offer airless Michelin tire in 2024 EV

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Michelin yesterday revealed a comprehensive look at what some cars could be rolling on in just five years: the company’s first airless passenger-vehicle tire.

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EPA allows year-round sale of E15 gasoline

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would remove the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season and reform the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to increase transparency and deter price manipulation. Earlier post.).

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Subaru and Toyota plan joint electric SUVs on flexible platform

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What comes next after a partnership for sports cars? Potentially one for an electric SUV. That's the latest plan from Toyota and Subaru, according to a joint statement from the automakers on Thursday.

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U Alabama study finds LTE C-V2N and DSRC connected vehicle latency approximately equivalent for infrastructure messages

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A side-by-side comparison of connected vehicle technology at 85 traffic signals in the Tuscaloosa, AL area showed that latency in delivering safety messages from roadside units (RSUs) to vehicles via dedicated short range radios (DSRC) and LTE cellular (C-V2N) was “approximately equivalent,” according to a study by the University of Alabama. Researchers presented the study at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The research, conducted by Alex Hainen, Ph.D.,

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