Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

Green Car Reports

Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac. Rimac is most famous for building the Rimac Concept One, known at its introduction in 2016 as the world's fastest electric car.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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Early bird registration for this Sept 18 Clean Tech Law Summit is extended to Tuesday Sept 15 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time.

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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I attended today’s Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College – thanks to my pal Donna Gentry. Tags: environment Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable Jerry Brown

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DOE awards Virginia Tech $3M for EV charging cybersecurity project

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Virginia Tech a $3 million grant for research on electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity as part of a larger $80 million investment by the department on advanced technologies research ( earlier post ). Gerdes, also a faculty affiliate in Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology, works with the center in the area of cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems security.

Bill Gates calls Tesla “an amazing product,” doesn't see electric trucks working quite yet

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Bill Gates youtube battery techElectric cars may be seen by some as part of a seemingly unstoppable, powerful technological wave that will disrupt not just the auto industry but most other forms of transportation.

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NIO aiming to innovate with battery cooling, patents suggest

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Nio battery techAs it works toward an entry in the U.S. and works on a next generation of vehicles that may be sold here, China's NIO is thinking a lot about batteries getting hot—more specifically, how to avoid the issue altogether. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday a number of new patent applications from NIO USA, Inc., the American.

2019 85

Rice, Texas Tech study finds automated cars and their operators fail to detect dangers

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New research from Rice University and Texas Tech University has found that drivers often fail to spot hazards missed by automated vehicles, and it only gets worse the longer drivers ride in them. —Eric Greenlee, assistant professor of psychological sciences at Texas Tech and lead author.

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Tesla sales, VW tech, electric Harley-Davidson: Today's Car News

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Volkswagen buys wireless tech from Volvo. With final sales reports out from the whole auto industry, we built some context around Tesla's end-of-the-year sales numbers. The Model 3 is setting the pace among luxury cars. Harley-Davidson announces pricing and a date for buyers interested in purchasing its LiveWire electric motorcycle. And our. sales tax credit

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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If you’re like me you would have found Tuesday’s gathering in Santa Monica a very sexy day at the beach.

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Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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battery techResearchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. The challenge for researchers is to figure out how to.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences

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LEAF battery techEarlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, which will reach dealerships this spring, finally offers more than the 200 miles that many Americans seem to see as the new minimum for driving range.

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Tesla truck, Rivian tech, recalls, roaming, and an EV reckoning: The Week in Reverse

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Which two major charging networks joined together for the sake of interoperability? Which automaker’s former CEO warned that U.S. demand for electric cars is going to lag expectations? And why oh why do you use so many extension cords?

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Ford Europe bringing 48V mild hybrid tech to Tourneo van; new diesel engines

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Ford Europe will introduce more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines, new 48V EcoBlue mild Hybrid powertrains; and driver assistance technologies including Active Park Assist in the enhanced Ford Tourneo Custom people-mover from mid-2019.

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Fisker gets Caterpillar investment for solid-state battery tech

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Henrik Fisker has been sketching out big plans—well beyond cars—for the solid-state battery technology being developed by a Fisker Inc. And now it appears that the heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar has given it some vote of confidence. On Oct. 22, both companies announced that a Caterpillar-owned venture group invested in the. Henrik Fisker solid-state cell Fisker EMotion Caterpillar

Audi tech development chief resigns

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Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, has resigned , effective immediately. He had been appointed to that position at the beginning of this year, replacing Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg who left the company earlier after being suspended in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Dr. Hackenberg has not been charged. The company said that Dr. Knirsch had concealed knowledge about the defeat devices and the emissions testing cheating.

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CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040.

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BMW Uses Siri-like Tech to Promote Electric Car

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The Bakery is supported by the IPA, Tech City Investment Organisation and UK Trade & Investment and agencies including Vizeum, Havas Worldwide, MBA, Karmarama and KittCattNohr Digitas. i Genius? service will be promoted across BMW?s s advertising for the BMW i3, which is due to go on sale in the UK in late 2013. I Genius uses software that is capable of interpreting words, their context and sentiment to instantly respond to questions.

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Georgia Tech launches manufacturing institute

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has launched an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States. Under this new initiative, the Manufacturing Research Center has been renamed the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and has expanded to engage researchers from all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. —Zaki Fasihuddin, CEO of the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. The Volvo Cars Tech Fund was launched earlier this year and aims to invest in high-potential technology start-ups around the globe. BP’s venturing business invested $5 million in FreeWire earlier this year.

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2019 BMW X1: crossover gets a facelift and plug-in tech

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The BMW X1 has been updated for 2019, with the refreshed crossover boasting styling tweaks, additional in-car tech and a plug-in drivetrain option

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Tokyo Tech, Fujitsu achieve 120 Gbps wireless transmission with new CMOS chip

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Tokyo Tech and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. This research group led by Kenichi Okada of Tokyo Tech had achieved wireless transmission at 56 Gbps in 2016, however, an issue was that the band could not be widened any more due to the higher harmonic signals contained in the carrier wave.

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Toyota and Panasonic to jointly make electric-car batteries, explore solid-state tech

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Toyota has been a laggard in the race to transition to electric cars. The company was an early leader in fuel-efficient hybrids, but has since focused on developing fuel-cell vehicles, and executives have expressed skepticism about electric cars and lithium-ion batteries. Now in an effort to accelerate its move to electric cars, the company may be. Batteries lithium-ion

2019 87

Jupiter Tech licenses FT catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech

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Louisiana-based Jupiter Fuels, a new sister development company of ASI, has licensed nano-engineered Fischer-Tropsch catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech University. Exploiting advances in bulk-process nanomaterials, the Louisiana Tech scientists developed novel catalysts that significantly lower the pressures required for fuel conversion. ASI research teams are exploring other nanoscience breakthroughs from the research at Louisiana Tech University.

Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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Toyota shores up against electric-car threat, by sharing hybrid tech

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As some of the industry appears to be leapfrogging directly past hybrid vehicles, in favor of battery electrics—GM with its canceled Volt, for example—Toyota is making no such move. This morning it’s announced that it will open up its banks of patents related to hybrid systems, royalty-free until 2030. That applies to nearly

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Researchers find bio-inspired high-tech surfaces on hulls could greatly reduce drag and CO2 emissions of ships; up to 1% of global CO2

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If ship hulls were coated with special bo-inspired high-tech air trapping materials, up to 1% of global CO 2 emissions could be avoided according to a new study by researchers from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from St. Novel high-tech coatings may offer a solution.

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Ford S-Max and Galaxy get new tech and powertrains

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Ford’s S-Max and Galaxy seven-seat MPVs have been updated for 2018, with both benefitting from a new-and-improved diesel engine as well as a host of trim and tech updates

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Mini Clubman 2019: Facelift sees design modified and tech updated

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The refreshed Mini Clubman has made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, showing off a slightly modified design and more tech as standard

2019 32

Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

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Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as financially hazardous, demanding considerable investment in new technologies in an economy that always seems to be in some state of distress. DON''T MISS: Four Ford Dealers To Test

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Hybrid or not, 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque does some smart things with 48V tech

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As more mainstream vehicles, like the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup, get increasing levels of electrification, but stop short of becoming fully electric or even full-fledged hybrids, it can be easy to get lost in semantics. Generally speaking, the term “mild hybrid” means some energy can be recaptured by a motor/generator, but the motor might. mild hybrid Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Porsche 911 Hybrid sports car tech will arrive in two forms

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Porsche is known as an engineering company. Its technical solutions are often complex and unusual, but often provide inspiration for others to follow. Now details have filtered out about Porsche's new hybrid-electric powertrain for its upcoming 911, which could inform what engineers are thinking about in terms of bringing hybrid power to other

2019 74

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that. solar roof charging solar

2018 85

Ford, Vodafone testing tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead, create corridor

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Ford and Vodafone are now testing connected vehicle technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead moments after it has happened.

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Virginia Tech team wins EcoCAR Competition

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The team from Virginia Tech University received top honors as overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Virginia Tech competed against 15 other universities to take home the top prize of the three-year competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors.

Tokyo Tech researchers ID enzyme that could boost algal biofuel production

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A study led by Sousuke Imamura at the Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), has now shown that an enzyme called GPAT1 plays an important role in TAG accumulation in C. Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have identified an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.

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Tokyo Tech team develops low-cost germanium-free solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have devised a low-cost, scalable approach to developing all-solid-state batteries, improving prospects for scaling up the technology for widespread use in electric vehicles, communications and other industrial applications.

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2019 Jaguar XE gets tech and trim upgrades

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The Jaguar XE has been updated for 2019, with the mid-life refresh introducing tweaked looks, a seriously improved interior as well as a plethora of tech upgrades

2019 32

What’s on at the London Motor and Tech Show?

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We’re proud to announce will be the headline sponsor of the 2019 London Motor and Tech Show

2019 39

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

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With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing hybrid technology, and making it mainstream. The carmaker has long aimed to deploy its hybrid system aggressively into pretty much every product in their lineup. Suddenly within. Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 76

Caterpillar makes strategic investment in Fisker, with interest in solid-state battery tech

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Fisker Inc., an e-mobility and technology company developing electric vehicles and proprietary solid-state battery technologies, announced a strategic investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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And the battle for market share in and around this commodity has everyone from major tech players to trend-setting investor gurus vying for a foothold. by James Stafford of

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Tokyo Tech: reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could advance large-scale production of biomass-derived materials

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The Tokyo Tech study compared the extent to which different catalysts could convert furfural to furfurylamine in a process known as reductive amination. Source: Tokyo Tech.

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