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LSBU researchers investigating metal hydride hydrogen storage for buses

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Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU), School of the Built Environment and Architecture, are investigating the use of metal hydrides to absorb, release and store hydrogen for fuel cell buses.

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Illegal emissions tampering on diesel trucks is rampant—and apparently a big business

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About 15% of U.S. diesel trucks that were originally certified with emissions controls have had those systems tampered with. That’s among the takeaways from a U.S. EPA report released last Friday. It suggests an environmental and public-health impact that within the U.S.

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Case study: Why leasing made sense for petrolhead Josh

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Josh Hawtin just got his rapid Seat Cupra 290 delivered and is loving the responsiveness and excitement of the car’s capabilities in track mode through its FWD system

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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EPA AED estimates emissions controls were removed from > 550K diesel pickups over last decade; impact equivalent to adding 9M additional trucks

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In a new report , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Enforcement Division (AED) estimates that the emissions controls have been removed from more than 550,000 diesel pickup trucks in the last decade.

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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Monolith Materials, Inc. has received an investment from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. to support its commercial-scale, emissions-free hydrogen manufacturing technology.

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Renault Trucks broadens its all-electric lineup

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Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric lineup. There is a now wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles: the Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E can now accommodate 66 kWh battery packs. Furthermore, the Renault Trucks Master Z.E.

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, to FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million.

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Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory

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Lucid Motors announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, AZ, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of production for Lucid Air in Spring of 2021.

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E-magy looking to scale nano-porous silicon production for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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E-magy , a Dutch cleantech scale-up, has developed a technology platform for nanoporous silicon that can significantly boost the performance of next-generation lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

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IHS Markit: annual investments in green hydrogen production to exceed $1 billion by 2023

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IHS Markit forecasts that annual global investments in green hydrogen—hydrogen production powered by renewable sources—will exceed US$1 billion by 2023. The elevated investment outlook is attributed to falling costs and policy support from governments looking to shift towards low-carbon economies.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts fifth-generation medium-duty electric chassis

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Motiv Power Systems announced its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets. The fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis have reduced the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30%, while also improving range, acceleration, and top speed.

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UH, Toyota researchers develop new cathode and electrolyte for high-power Mg battery rivaling Li-ion

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Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) report in Nature Energy that they have developed a new cathode and electrolyte—previously the limiting factors for a high-energy magnesium battery—to demonstrate a magnesium battery capable of operating at room temperature and delivering a power density comparable to that offered by lithium-ion batteries.

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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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RABus collaboration testing electric, autonomous public transit in Mannheim and Friedrichshafen

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Testing electrified and autonomous vehicles in public passenger transit is the goal of the RABus collaboration project. In the cities of Mannheim and Friedrichshafen, RABus self-driving buses will be tested in regular urban road traffic.

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Velodyne Lidar collaborating with Ford Otosan on autonomous driving for heavy commercial vehicles; Velarray H800

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 solid-state lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles.

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Environmental groups call out carmakers opposing cleaner California standards, EV mandate

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Following a change of allegiance by General Motors, environmental groups are calling out the remaining automakers that still oppose California's ability to set its own, stricter, emissions standards.

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Empa and partners exploring DME as fuel with new heavy-duty test engine

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Empa, together with FPT Motorenforschung AG Arbon, Politechnico di Milano, lubricant manufacturer Motorex and other partners, is exporing the use of DME as a fuel for heavy-duty engines. A DME test engine has been in operation on a dynamometer in Empa’s Automotive Powertrains Technologies Laboratory.

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Electric car platform for Hyundai, Kia, Genesis: Bi-directional charging, robotaxi ready

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Hyundai on Tuesday revealed more about the platform, called E-GMP, that will underpin next-generation electric vehicles sold across Hyundai Motor Group brands—including Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. A high-performance model based on E-GMP will be able to dash from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5

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Benchhmark report: cobalt’s price rises highlight shift to battery-driven pricing dynamics

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While cobalt prices have shown positive signs of late, there are nuances within the market which highlight the key fundamentals that will likely decide cobalt’s future price trend—which is taking its cues less and less from the industrial metal supply chain, according to a new report from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

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Audi to compete in Dakar Rally in 2022 with series-hybrid electric prototype; factory team leaving Formula E

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Audi will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally for the first time in 2022 with an innovative prototype. The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time.

2020 97

Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell system might power French-made Grenadier off-road SUV

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The Ineos Grenadier is a throwback to a previous era of SUVs, when off-road capability was a given—along with poor fuel economy. But the Grenadier could soon get a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain from Hyundai.

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Report: VW-based Ford electric vehicle will be built in Germany

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A previously-discussed Ford electric car based on Volkswagen's MEB platform will be built in Germany, at one of the Blue Oval's own factories, Automotive News reported Sunday. Ford will invest $1.2

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Lotus Engineering launching new pilot containerized battery test facility

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Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerized battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector.

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Scandinavia's largest bus operator orders 22 electric MAN Lion’s City E buses

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Nobina Sverige AB, Scandinavia’s largest bus operator, has placed an order with MAN Truck & Bus for 22 MAN Lion’s City E buses. Earlier post.) The buses will enter service in Malmö.

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Continental Structural Plastics perfects carbon fiber RTM process, launches production programs

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has fine-tuned its carbon fiber RTM (resin transfer molding) (CF-RTM) process to the point that a premium automaker will be using the technology for closures on future vehicle platforms.

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Solaris Urbino electric bus undergoes testing in Athens

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The electric Solaris Urbino bus will be tested on the streets of Athens over the next two months by public operator OSY. The capital city of Greece conducts trials on electric technology in regular passenger traffic to prepare for the growing electrification of its public transport system.

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Neste and DSM announce strategic partnership to create high performance polymers made from sustainable feedstock

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Royal DSM will start a strategic partnership with Neste to enable the production of high performance polymers made from sustainable feedstock. This enables DSM and its customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products while supporting the industry to transition to a circular economy.

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SEAT large SUV Tarraco e-HYBRID PHEV enters production

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SEAT continues to expand its range of electrified vehicles, as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week. The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship delivers a maximum power of 245PS (180kW), making it the most powerful Tarraco produced to date.

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. vehicles to Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group. We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off.

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Arizona plant for Lucid Air electric sedan is complete, as company plans expansion for 2023 SUV

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Lucid Motors on Tuesday announced completion of construction on its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Pending further equipment installations, the factory is scheduled to start building the Lucid Air electric car in spring 2021.

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Audi increases budget for electromobility up to 2025; €10B for electromobility, €5B for hybridization

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AUDI AG plans a total investment of approximately €35 billion, in spite of a difficult business environment, to 2025. Some €17 billion of that, amounting to half of the investment sum, is allocated to future technologies alone. Audi has earmarked approximately €15 billion for electromobility and hybridization, thus underlining the key importance of its electro-roadmap.

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Daimler Truck AG and Foton start joint production of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in China for China

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Daimler Truck AG and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., jointly announced that both partners will produce and distribute Mercedes-Benz tractors for an advanced market segment in China. Based on Daimler Trucks’ global platform strategy, the companies’ joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co.,

2020 85

Phihong introduces new Level 3 30kW wall-mount DC charger

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners advance climate-neutral eFuels development; Haru Oni pilot in Chile

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners are developing and implementing a pilot project—the “Haru Oni” project—in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels).

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MOL joins “Wind Hunter Project” for combination of sails and fuel cells on ships

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. MOL) has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. In addition to MOL, the participants include Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Inc.;

2020 90

Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation.

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