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BMW Group Plant Landshut light metal foundry recertified by Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

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—,Dr Joachim Post, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network Landshut’s light metal foundry, the BMW Group’s only production facility for light metal casting in Europe, is among the most advanced, most sustainable foundries in the world. Green power is also used to produce it.

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WEVC unveils WATT eCV1 electric light commercial vehicle platform; cell-to-chassis

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Watt Electric Vehicle Company ( WEVC ), a designer and manufacturer of low-to-medium volume EVs, both under its own brand and for third parties, revealed a lightweight and efficient chassis-cab product set to provide the foundation for next-generation electric light commercial vehicles.

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BYD sold 1.86M light-duty NEVs in 2022, up 209%

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BYD reported that it sold 1,857,379 light-duty New Energy Vehicles in 2022, consisting of 911,140 battery-electric vehicles (49%) and 946,239 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (51%). Total NEV sales were up 213% year-on-year, with BEV sales up 184% and PHEV sales up 247%.

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Canoo delivers electric Light Tactical Vehicle to Army for analysis & demonstration

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Canoo delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the United States Army for Analysis & Demonstration in fulfillment of the $67,500 contract awarded in July 2022. The Light Tactical Vehicle can be converted from a pickup to a flatbed truck, a cargo vehicle and more.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2019 accounted for only 6.7% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2019.). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Carsbut not light trucksare driven less during the pandemic

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Therefore, it is not surprising that in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the annual miles driven per car or light truck (SUV, pickup truck, or van) decreased substantially. Of more interest is the new finding that this reduction was entirely due to a reduced use of cars as opposed to light trucks. Cars and light trucks.

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DOE: Light-Duty PEVs in US traveled 19B miles on electricity in 2021; less than 1% of total VMT

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Gohlke, David; Zhou, Yan; Wu, Xinyi; Courtney, Calista (2022) “Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2021” doi: 10.2172/1898424. More than 2.1 million PEVs have been sold in the United States through December 2021, with 1.3

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Isuzu, Toyota, Hino, and CJPT to promote planning and development of mass-market light-duty fuel cell electric trucks

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Isuzu Motors, Toyota Motor, Hino Motors, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will jointly plan and develop light-duty fuel cell (FC) electric trucks for the mass-market. Light-duty trucks are often used for distribution in supermarkets and convenience stores that support people's daily lives.

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DOE: light-duty plug-in electrified vehicle sales in US nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021

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Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). EV sales accounted for 73% of all plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2021.

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Argonne report on characteristics of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles in US

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A new report from a team at Argonne National Laboratory examines the changing characteristics for light-duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) from 2010-2021, evaluating range, energy efficiency, costs, and performance. 2022) “Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2021.” Gohlke et al.

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EVR Motors partners with EKA Mobility to provide advanced lightweight electric motors for e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles in India

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Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, to design small, lightweight electric motors for their e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) in India. The partnership with EKA is EVR’s third collaboration agreement in India.

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First of heaviest Hummer SUV ever auctioned for Tread Lightly cause

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The first 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has been auctioned off to benefit conservation nonprofit Tread Lightly, generating $500,000 for the group despite being incapable of treading lightly. In Edition 1 launch spec with Moonshot Green Matte paint, the first Hummer EV SUV was auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson at the company's Scottsdale, Arizona, event.

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QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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QUANTRON is presenting the Q-Light fuel-cell-electric transporter at the NUFAM trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Europe. tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. All components of the Q-Light FCEV comply with European safety standards. As a hydrogen fuel cell transporter in the 3.5

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Rice team develops plasmonic photocatalyst for one-step light-driven conversion of H2S to hydrogen and sulfur

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An illustration of the light-powered, one-step remediation process for hydrogen sulfide gas made possible by a gold photocatalyst created at Rice University. Each island was a gold nanoparticle about 10 billionths of a meter across that would interact strongly with a specific wavelength of visible light. —Naomi Halas.

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Insect-inspired night-time collision detector based on atomically thin and light-sensitive memtransistors

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Some operate by analyzing an image of the space around the car, but in conditions such as heavy rain or low light, the image isn’t as clear. Another method is to incorporate either radar or lidar (light detection and ranging) sensors, but these are difficult to miniaturize and need a lot of power.

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Electric motorcycle maker Energica’s drivetrains to soon power light electric airplanes

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The company’s tech could soon be taking to the sky inside light electric aircraft. more… The post Electric motorcycle maker Energica’s drivetrains to soon power light electric airplanes appeared first on Electrek. But after developing such an impressive electric powertrain, Energica isn’t stopping with two-wheelers.

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Bosch launches new compact electric drive module for light commercial vehicles; debuts at Daimler Truck

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Bosch is starting volume production of a new drive unit consisting of an electric motor and an integrated inverter for light commercial vehicles. The inverter controls the electric motor and provides the connection to the high-voltage battery.

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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. For example, light-truck sales decreased by 46.0% in February to 78.3%

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Canoo delivers electric Light Tactical Vehicle to US Army

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Called the Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV), the electric truck fulfills a contract awarded to Canoo in July 2022, according to a company press release. Canoo on Thursday announced deliver of a prototype truck to the U.S. Army, which shows what a production off-roader from the EV startup could look like.

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HYVIA unveils two new hydrogen light commercial vehicle prototypes

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Following on the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month ( earlier post ), HYVIA has unveiled two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions, increased range, and 5-minute refueling time. Both vehicles are equipped with a 30kW fuel cell that will be assembled in France. HYVIA is moving fast.

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Lynas to build US light rare earths separation facility

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Australia-based Lynas Rare Earths Limited entered into an agreement with the US Government to build a commercial Light Rare Earths separation plant in the United States, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Lynas USA LLC.

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Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Audi of America announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), another industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies from the brand. Today, more than 4,700 intersections support both the “time-to-green” and GLOSA functionalities.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2017 accounted for only 6.9% Concerning the latter: Even if all 755,000 plug-in cars and light trucks that were sold in the U.S.

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Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf; “Green wave”

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Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) services like Audi Traffic Light Information increase efficiency, convenience and safety on the roads.

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Ford, U Mich study finds greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

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Light-duty vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, are currently responsible for 58% of US transportation sector emissions. Pickup trucks accounted for 14% of light-duty vehicle sales in the United States in 2020, and the market share of both pickups and SUVs has grown in recent years. Maxwell Woody et al.

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First Hydrogen enters trials with UK fleet consortium; interest from 10 operators in fuel cell light commercial vehicle

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First Hydrogen has already received expressed interest from 10 fleet operators to trial the company’s two demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicles (LCV). The consortium works together with large UK fleet operators to accelerate the commercial rollout of fuel cell vans and trucks and hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018. Earlier post.) Volvo Group contributed $36.7

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles. Chinese ICE passenger car market.

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Tesla Cybertruck details are coming to light months before scheduled production

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Tesla Cybertruck details are coming to light months before the all-electric truck is scheduled to begin production. I asked if @Tesla is working with aftermarket companies to build compatible 48v accessories like winches, offroad lights, etc. EXCLUSIVE: There is a secret CyberTruck Accessories team!

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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Estimated attribution of fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements to light-duty vehicles since 1975. Since 1975, the test-cycle fuel economy of light-duty vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) sold in the U.S. Also since 1975, light-duty vehicle travel increased by 134% while fuel use increased by only 37%.

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Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight. An illustration of visible-light-driven H 2 evolution on ruthenium-dye/HCa 2 Nb 3 O 10 nanosheet.

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Tesla owners flex coordinate light shows for the holidays

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Tesla owners are coordinating light shows for the holidays. One of the new features is an improvement to its light show with the Model X. Tesla took the feature even further by allowing owners to schedule a light show up to ten minutes in advance. “Even if the light shows were a tad off. pic.twitter.com/2MATg1vzja.

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Audi extends Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

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Audi is extending its Traffic Light Information (TLI) coverage to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. An Audi-first in-vehicle technology, TLI communicates between vehicles and traffic signals to provide Time to Green, Green Light Optimized Speed Advisories and can help drivers minimize stop-and-go driving.

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Tokyo Tech team demonstrates visible-light photoelectrochemical water-splitting with cobalt-enhanced TiO2

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated the first visible-light photoelectrochemical system for water splitting using TiO 2 enhanced with cobalt. At the anode, water oxidation occurs, whereby O 2 is produced by drawing energy from light waves. high-energy light.

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Magna introduces eBeam technology for electrifying pickups and light commercial vehicles

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Magna is introducing a scalable solution enabling automakers to electrify their pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles without sacrificing utility and functionality. eBeam is designed specifically to transition mid-size up to heavy-duty pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles to hybrid or full battery electric powertrain systems.

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for light commercial vehicles

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles.

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Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. With the Traffic Light Information function, drivers are more in control.

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Terrafugia obtains FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate for roadable aircraft; “flying car”

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has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. Terrafugia, Inc.

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Canoo Delivers Modular Light Tactical Vehicle To US Army

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Canoo has delivered the first Light Tactical Vehicle to the US Army for evaluation and testing.

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UC Berkeley team develops 3D printing with light: Computed Axial Lithography

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In brief, it uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes. We demonstrated concurrent printing of all points within a three-dimensional object by illuminating a rotating volume of photosensitive material with a dynamically evolving light pattern. We print features as small as 0.3

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Predicting reactor pressure vessel behaviour for light-water reactors

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The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) is an essential component of the modern light-water reactor (LWR).

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