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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Amazon announced the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date: more than 1,800 battery-electric eVito and eSprinter from Mercedes-Benz Vans will be delivered to Amazon starting this year to be used across Europe.

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Lifetime carbon emissions for EVs is much lower than previously suggested: Study highlights errors

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Lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars are much lower than previously suggested, according to a new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Audi Q2 gets a fresh face for 2020

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The Audi Q2 has been given a facelift for 2020, with the updated crossover featuring a refreshed look, a raft of interior upgrades and some new safety kit

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Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air.

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10% of the world’s electricity demand, according to the recently published World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020.

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda R&D Co., will create a mobile power generation/output system—Moving e—that comprises a fuel cell bus that can carry a large amount of hydrogen; portable external power output devices; and portable batteries.

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Hiringa Energy and HYZON Motors to deploy fuel-cell-powered heavy trucks in New Zealand in 2021

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New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc. have signed a Heads of Agreement that secures access for Hiringa and its fleet partners to the supply of hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered zero-emission Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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General Motors and Honda today signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

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MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

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ULEMCo to deliver 20 hydrogen-fueled vehicles for Glasgow; largest hydrogen dual fuel conversion to date

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ULEMCo, the UK company converting commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen, has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles yet.

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VW-backed solid-state battery firm QuantumScape is going public

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QuantumScape, the decade-old solid-state battery startup backed by Volkswagen, is going public. This will be accomplished through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., with an enterprise value of approximately $3.3 billion, the startup said in a press release Thursday.

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BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% of total EU car sales, compared to a 2.4% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). Source: ACEA.

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CARB approves Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus Regulation; to cut NOx 90%

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The California Air Resources Board has approved a multi-pronged regulation that will significantly reduce NO x emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks.

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All-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype exceeds testing target; 1502 hp, quarter-mile in 8.27s

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The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype has blazed through a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour and reached 1,502 peak wheel horsepower in recent private development testing—the equivalent to the combined output of more than three 2021 Mustang GT V8 engines.

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Japanese demonstration project begins for commercialization of vessels equipped with high-power fuel cells

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NYK Line, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.,

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USDOT launches online tracking tool for data on automated driving systems on-road testing

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The US Department of Transportation launched a public online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems.

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KAUST team finds Fe2O3 makes excellent co-catalyst for GaN solar H2 production

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Researchers at KAUST have discovered that a form of iron oxide—Fe 2 O 3 —makes an excellent co-catalyst for a promising photocatalytic material called gallium nitride for the production f hydrogen. An open-access paper on their work appears in Scientific Reports.

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EC presents action plan for critical raw materials

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The European Commission presented an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials , the 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives.

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How to get more Level 2 EV charging flexibility without costly electrical work

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A dedicated 240-volt home-charging circuit is one of the make-or-break essentials for electric vehicle ownership. If you have it, life is easy: plug in each evening, and the battery is charged to your specification by morning.

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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The Jeep brand has introduced its new Wrangler 4xe plug-oin hybrid. Jeep Wrangler 4xe models will be available in Europe, China and the United States by early 2021. The Jeep Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe models—introduced last year in Geneva—began arriving in Europe this summer.

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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change.

3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com. Big Oil has frequently been chided for merely trying to burnish its green credentials, and so far, it has done little to convince us that it is truly moving forward to greenness.

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California approves $437M utility-based program: 38,000 new EV chargers over 5 years

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California on Thursday approved a $437 million utility-based program that will add 38,000 new electric-car charging stations over five years.

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Electric car chargers pop up from the sidewalk, to be tested in the UK

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United Kingdom startup Trojan Energy will test charging stations that pop up from the sidewalk when needed. The Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways (STEP) will pilot program will see 200 curbside charging stations installed in the London boroughs of Brent and Camden.

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Saskatchewan awarding $31M to create Canada’s first rare earth processing facility at SRC

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The Government of Saskatchewan will provide $31 million in funding for a Rare Earth Processing Facility in Saskatchewan, delivering on a key element of the 2030 Growth Plan. The facility will be owned and operated by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).

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Toyota Lunar Cruiser could take hydrogen fuel-cell tech to the moon

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In 2019, Toyota and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced plans for a hydrogen fuel-cell lunar rover, to launch later in the decade. Now the vehicle has a name—Toyota Lunar Cruiser.

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Jeep introduces electrified Grand Wagoneer Concept

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Jeep unveiled an all-new Grand Wagoneer Concept, including an electrified powertrain and 4x4 off-road systems. The original Jeep Wagoneer was an SUV marque of Jeep, and sold from the 1963-1993 model years. The Grand Wagoneer made its debut in 1984 and marked the beginning of the premium SUV.

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IDTechEx: market for EV powertrain materials to reach $47B by 2030

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Traction batteries and motors in electric vehicles (EVs) are very different than the powertrain components of the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace. Their meteoric rise will lead to much greater demand for several materials markets which otherwise would see only modest growth.

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Volkswagen of America opening reservations for ID.4 electric SUV immediately after unveil in September

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Next month, Volkswagen of America will unveil its first electric SUV, the ID.4, and a new system that allows customers to reserve their car. The Volkswagen reservation platform will make its debut on 23 September, immediately following the reveal of the all-new, zero-tailpipe emission Volkswagen ID.4

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VoltH2 & North Sea Port sign agreement to develop green hydrogen plant

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VoltH2 is preparing to build a green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port and has signed a cooperation agreement for its construction in Vlissingen.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV details: Most powerful Wrangler yet, and trail-rated

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Jeep on Thursday gave us our first official look at its first plug-in hybrid destined for the U.S., part of an electrification onslaught that the company has committed $10 billion for the future. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will arrive in the U.S. in early 2021.

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Hyundai Mobis building third core EV parts plant in Korea

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Hyundai Mobis is building its third core parts plant for electric vehicles in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, following plants in Chungju and Ulsan. The new factory in Pyeongtaek is located in Poseung District (BIX) in Pyeongtaek within the Yellow Sea Free Economic Zone, and the site is 16,726 m 2 ; Hyundai Mobis is investing 35.5 billion won (US$30 million) to start construction in September.

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DOE announces $29M in funding for fusion energy technology development

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The US Department of Energy announced $29 million in funding for 14 projects as part of the Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) program, which is jointly sponsored by ARPA-E and the Office of Science–Fusion Energy Sciences (SC-FES). Earlier post.).

Amazon will buy 1,800 Mercedes electric vans for Europe

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Amazon will buy more than 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for use in Europe, the two companies announced Friday. The order includes 600 medium-size eVito vans and more than 1,200 larger eSprinter vans, Mercedes said.

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UCSD team develops new disordered rock salt anode for fast-charging, safer lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers at UC San Diego, with their colleagues at other institutions, have developed a new anode material that enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.

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MPCA to expand EV charging network by more than 2,500 miles in Greater Minnesota; 38 additional fast chargers

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As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand throughout the state, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced it will fund the installation of up to 38 additional fast charging stations in Greater Minnesota, extending the existing EV highway corridor network by more than 2,500 miles.

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