Karma sues EV startup Lordstown, claims it stole infotainment tech

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Karma Automotive is suing Lordstown Motors, alleging the Ohio-based electric-truck firm stole trade secrets and poached employees involved in the development of infotainment tech.

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With Mercedes tech, Aston Martin plans to electrify 20% of its fleet by 2024

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Aston Martin will use Mercedes-Benz powertrain tech as part of an expanded agreement between the two automakers announced last week.

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Honda quits Formula 1 racing to focus on EVs and fuel-cell tech

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Honda is giving up its prestigious Formula 1 program to shift more resources into battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell tech. The automaker unexpectedly announced Friday that it would withdraw from F1 at the end of the 2021 season.

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Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

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That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans. Dutch startup Lightyear plans to launch an electric car powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries. Lightyear has two of these Tesla research vehicles, numbered 005 and 006, as well as a solar-equipped Volkswagen. youtube solar Green Life

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Hyundai exec: Fuel-cell tech might be smarter than big batteries in electric pickups and SUVs

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A top Hyundai executive hinted Tuesday that the company is considering fully electric pickups and SUVs. Although when they arrive, they might not take the same form with the plus-size battery packs used in rival efforts.

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Ballard reveals hydrogen fuel-cell tech developed with Audi

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As other automakers back away from hydrogen fuel cells, Audi appears to still be in the game. Ballard Power Systems, a manufacturer of fuel cells for commercial applications, announced Monday a new fuel-cell stack developed in concert with Audi.

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BMW ending involvement in Formula E, says it has exhausted opportunities for tech transfer

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BMW Group has always used Formula E as a tech lab for production. BMW Group will end its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of the coming season. BMW has consistently supported the Formula E project from the beginning, and has enjoyed victories and podiums with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team. The same engineers who develop the drivetrains for electric production vehicles are also responsible for the drivetrains in the race cars.

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Wireless EV charging, home-charger incentives, long-range battery tech: Today’s Car News

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And battery tech on the way next year will put long range into a wider array of models. An official standard for wireless charging could lead to a sea change in how people see EVs. A site enabled by the VW diesel settlement is ready to help find the right charger and claim all the incentives.

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GM and Honda propose establishing alliance extending well beyond EV and fuel-cell tech

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Honda and GM are considering a partnership on development and supply-chain costs for much more than fuel cells and battery tech.

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GM nixes Nikola Badger electric pickup and investment, will supply fuel-cell tech

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General Motors and Nikola Corporation have finalized a partnership first announced in September. But unlike the deal originally discussed, the memorandum of understanding announced by the two companies Monday does not include plans for GM to manufacture the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck.

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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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GMC introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.

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Jaguar XF gets hybrid tech and fresh tech

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Say hello to the 2020 Jaguar XF

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2022 BMW iX revealed: 300-mile electric SUV is a family-size tech flagship

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The BMW iNext electric SUV has been teased numerous times, but on Wednesday we finally got the first details of the production version, along with confirmation that the name will be shortened to BMW iX for the SUV's launch in late 2021, likely as a 2022 model.

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Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

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The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

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GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready

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Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV just introduced, that need applies more than ever.

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GCR’s Best Car To Buy 2021 nominees pair efficiency with leading-edge tech

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Remember when the most fuel-efficient cars were also the ones with stripped-down cabins and nearly featureless interiors?

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First drive review: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is a 54-mpg tech and value standout

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by Brian Wong The 2021 Hyundai Elantra’s redesign doesn’t just come with flashy new style and upgraded technology. It also brings the introduction of a new member into the brood, the Elantra Hybrid.

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Mitsubishi Mi-Tech PHEV concept teases 4-motor layout, downsized powertrain

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Mitsubishi will show a 4-motor PHEV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, highlighting new electrification tech and unconventional gasoline power in a new downsized SUV package. The automaker describes the Mi-Tech as "An electric SUV that delivers unparalleled driving pleasure and confidence over all terrain in light and wind."

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. My friend, attorney Leslie Williams, of Shaub and Williams , has been busy for the past few months putting together a big Renewable Energy Law Summit at the Southwestern Law School in L.A. and it takes place next week, on Sept 18.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid: 48-mpg sedan goes quicker, gets tech upgrades

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Honda has announced some significant performance upgrades to the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain for the 2021 model year, while preserving its 48-mpg combined rating.

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Tokyo Tech catalyst enables lower-temperature synthesis of ammonia; energy and GHG savings

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an improved catalyst for the synthesis of ammonia by taking the common dehydrating agent calcium hydride and adding fluoride to it. The catalyst facilitates the synthesis of ammonia at merely 50 °C, with an extremely small activation energy of 20 kJmol -1 —less than half that reported for conventional catalysts, said Dr. Michikazu Hara, who led the team.

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Teardown of Model 3 suggests it might maintain a tech lead for years

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A teardown indicates the Tesla Model 3 may maintain its tech advantage for a similarly long time. The longevity of the Model S proves that Tesla was well ahead of other automakers when the electric luxury car launched almost eight years ago. The electronics in the Model 3 are six years ahead of Toyota and Volkswagen, Nikkei Business Publications

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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. I was particularly impressed with former California State Controller, Steve Westly who was fairly pulsating with energy having just gotten back from China, Japan and Western Europe where he reports that “something dramatic is happening in clean tech.&#. Tags: environment Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable Jerry Brown

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GM backs away from hydrogen fuel-cell tech in passenger vehicles

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General Motors is no longer interested in selling a hydrogen fuel-cell passenger car, and will instead focus on battery-electric vehicles.

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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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Musk: Battery Day tech will go high-volume in 2022, help offset cell shortage

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Ahead of Tesla’s Battery Day event, to be held Tuesday, September 22, CEO Elon Musk Monday explained via Twitter that while it plans to increase battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG, CATL, and perhaps other partners, it still anticipates battery shortages starting in 2022 “unless we also take action ourselves.”

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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.

New Jaguar XE introduces mild-hybrid tech and tech updates

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The Jaguar XE has been updated and now includes mild-hybrid drivetrain options and an improved infotainment system

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Samsung solid-state battery tech under development doubles energy density

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Samsung announced last week that is developing new solid-state batteries that could offer double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. This would be a major breakthrough for electric cars. Greater energy density means more energy can be stored in a given volume, allowing for increased range without increasing the physical size of a. Batteries

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GM will build Nikola Badger electric truck, supply hydrogen fuel-cell tech

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General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola. Furthermore, GM will build the upcoming Nikola Badger pickup truck starting in 2022.

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2021 Honda Insight again has highest city mpg of any sedan, gets more safety tech

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The 2021 Honda Insight hybrid enters the new model year with minor changes, including more safety tech. Gas mileage ratings remain unchanged, at 52 mpg combined (55 mpg city, 49 mpg highway) for all trim levels except the top-level Touring, which is rated at a slightly lower at 48 mpg combined (51 mpg city, 45 mpg highway). That gives the 2021

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Polestar production, Bollinger prototypes, GM battery tech: Today's Car News

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And GM is aiming for solid-state battery tech. Polestar has started producing its Polestar 1 flagship plug-in hybrid coupe, and it’s looking increasingly independent from Volvo. Bollinger is at work on its vintage-chic electric SUV and pickup. Toyota is planning to show off its mobility range at the Olympics. All this and more at Green Car. Today in Car News

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Industry survey finds >57% of auto tech leaders expect COVID-19 to increase consolidation; >85% predict lasting impact on shared mobility

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A global survey of more than survey found that more than 120 auto tech leaders by Informa Tech Automotive Group found that 57% expect that COVID-19 will quicken the pace and rate of consolidation within the automotive industry. Only 11% of the auto tech leaders surveyed disagreed with this assessment, reaffirming the reverse urbanization paradigm.

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Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

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Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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ExxonMobil, Georgia Tech and Imperial College London publish joint research on potential breakthrough in membrane technology for oil refining

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The polymers were designed and tested at Georgia Tech, then converted to 200-nanometer-thick films and incorporated into membrane modules at Imperial. Woody faculty fellow and associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Finn, Chair of the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Georgia Tech and a joint lead of the study. We worked extensively with ExxonMobil and Georgia Tech to demonstrate the potential scalability of this technology.

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New DS4 to get hybrid tech and all-new look

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DS Automobiles has revealed the first details of its all-new DS4 – a premium hatchback that is an alternative to the likes of the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series

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Hyundai-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. The "EV & Battery Challenge" will select up to 10 battery startups for "potential investment and collaboration," Hyundai said in a press release Monday. Those startups will work with Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem on "proof of concept. Batteries youtube

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Toyota solid-state battery tech on schedule for 2025 production, executive says

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Toyota remains on track to being limited production of solid-state batteries for electric cars in 2025, Keiji Kaita, executive Vice President of the automaker's powertrain division, and field general manager of its battery division, said in an interview with Automotive News.

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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.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata will emit less with new valve-duration tech

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The company asserted the new valve tech, headed into versions of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, will produce significant improvements in emissions, fuel efficiency, and performance. Hyundai last week announced that it has developed what it claims is the world’s first mass-production continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) technology.

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Subaru and Toyota broaden partnership for electric cars, autonomous tech

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Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will expand their partnership into connected-car programs and a co-developed electric vehicle platform. Toyota will also be taking a larger ownership stake in Subaru, while the latter will acquire equity in Toyota for the first time. While the partnership includes plans to build the second-generation

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

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climate change electric cars environment environmental legislation fossil fuels green building plug-in cars renewable energy solar power Bill Lockyer Bob Foster Bobby Shriver Bonnie Reiss Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable Cara Horowitz Jeremy Snyder Jerry Brown John Chiang Steve Westly The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College 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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Audi SQ2 gets sharp new look and tech

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The Audi SQ2 has been given a facelift to bring it in line with the rest of the updated Q2 range

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