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Researchers combine AI and radar to allow vehicles to spot hazards around corners

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Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime first drive review: The way a plug-in hybrid should be

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Right about the time I’d passed 30 miles of all-electric driving with the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, I knew this experience was going to be different. There was plenty of charge left.

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Top five things we learned off-roading in a Land Rover Defender

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When you think of the word ‘iconic’ in the automotive world, one of the vehicles that immediately springs to mind is the Land Rover Defender

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new center brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Solid-oxide fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to design and to develop fuel cell-powered ships.

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Evonik develops novel anion exchange membrane for electrolytic production of hydrogen; CHANNEL project

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The central component of the electrolyzer, which has a major influence on efficiency and reliability, is an ion-conducting membrane. Evonik has now developed a novel anion exchange membrane (AEM), which should contribute to the breakthrough of electrolytic production of hydrogen.

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Volvo Penta develops electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck

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Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, enabling a new solution with zero exhaust emissions and significantly reduced noise levels.

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Daimler Truck AG pushing forward with series production of fuel cells

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Daimler Truck AG is pushing forward with series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. Over the past ten years, experts from Daimler have built up extensive know-how in this field and have developed production methods and processes.

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Guidehouse Insights names Rivian, NIO, and Nikola the leading EV “upstarts”

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A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 21 electric vehicle (EV) upstarts, with Rivian, NIO, and Nikola ranked as the leading market players. The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid.

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Project ASLAN launches open-source self-driving software platform

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To accelerate the progression of driverless technology, Project ASLAN has launched an open-source and rapidly deployable self-driving software platform. The free and open software stack has been launched expressly to foster engineering collaboration.

2020 95

Toyota launches stamping-type plating machine that significantly reduces environmental impact and transforms plating process

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a world’s stamping-type plating technology that uses a polymer membrane (solid electrolyte membrane), through which metal ions can pass, to apply plating, like a stamp, only to areas requiring plating.

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Xpeng starts delivery of P7 EV sports sedan

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Xpeng Motors has begun China-wide delivery of its new P7 super-long range, high-performance, smart EV sports sedan to customers.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI.

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New Volkswagen Tiguan with PHEV option

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Volkswagen has premiered the new Tiguan, now available with a plug-in hybrid drive option for select markets (not including the US), the Tiguan eHybrid. Earlier post.). Tiguan eHybrid.

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Mexico and Canada are the biggest recipients of US petroleum exports

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Total US petroleum exports have been increasing over the last 10 years, reaching an all-time high of 8.5 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2019. The United States exported 1.2

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NREL issues request for proposals for H2@Scale; up to $24M in funding

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NREL has issued a request for proposals for qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) national laboratories in support of DOE’s H2@Scale initiative.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E gets upgraded horsepower and torque as US order banks open

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Order banks are now open for the Ford Mustang Mach-E EV in the US, and reservation holders are now being invited to convert their reservations to official orders.

2020 90

Lucid Air achieves industry-best 0.21 coefficient of drag

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Lucid Motors announced that it has achieved a new mark in aerodynamic efficiency for its luxury electric car, the Lucid Air.

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Production-bound Nissan Ariya electric vehicle: July debut, due in 2021

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Nissan will reveal the production version of its long-awaited electric crossover based on the Ariya Concept on July 15 in Yokohama, Nissan confirmed Monday at its global automaker’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

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Project to award nearly $7M in rebates for public electric vehicle charging in Sonoma Coast

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The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is promoting easy access to electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure with nearly $7 million in incentives over the next three years for the purchase and installation of public EV chargers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. Beginning July 8, qualifying sites can apply for rebates to help cover eligible equipment and installation costs, with additional incentives for sites within unincorporated, low-income or disadvantaged communities.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces 2.0L diesel Cargo Sprinter for US

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Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van. This powertrain produces 161 hp and 266 lb-ft 9360 N·m) of torque and is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

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First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane. Earlier post.).

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First electric school bus in Poland; Solaris Urbino 12 electric

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The first electric school bus in Poland will carry children to classes in Godzianów near ?ód?. The purchase of the electric school bus was subsidized by NFO?iGW iGW (the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management). Solaris will supply the electric bus to the Municipality of Godzianów in October this year. Kangaroo: A safe and environmentally friendly way to school” is a project of the NFO?iGW

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Classic Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls EV conversions celebrate the past without the gasoline

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Owning a classic car doesn't have to involve tailpipe emissions, or the high repair bills that often come with vintage gasoline engines. based Lunaz offers electric conversions of classic from Jaguar, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce.

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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The US Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal announced that GM Defense LLC , a subsidiary of General Motors, has been awarded the production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The total production ISV contract award value is $214.3

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SunHydrogen extends research agreement with University of Iowa; development of Gen 2 multi-junction nanoparticles for hydrogen production

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SunHydrogen , the developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has extended its sponsored research agreement with the University of Iowa through 31 August 2020.

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New Ford F-150 offering full hybrid powertrain option

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Ford has revealed its all-new F-150 pickup.

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Democrats' clean energy plan would boost EVs, but steps back from Green New Deal

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Congressional Democrats unveiled a new clean energy action plan Tuesday that would emphasis electric cars, but it steps back from some aspects of the previous Green New Deal plan.

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Lordstown Endurance electric pickup: A premiere, a political rally, and a pushback to summer 2021

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The eagerly anticipated premiere event for the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup prototype held Thursday revealed very little new information about the product.

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Volkswagen Zwickau car factory now producing only electric models

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The end of production of the Golf Variant concludes the Volkswagen Zwickau plant’s 116-year history of building combustion engine vehicles. The last model with a combustion engine—a seventh-generation Golf R Estate with 2.0-liter gasoline engine—left the assembly line on Friday at the Zwickau car factory. Going forward, only electric models of Volkswagen and in future also of the sister brands Audi and Seat will be produced in Zwickau.

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EPA adds 1-bromopropane to list of hazardous air pollutants; first addition since 1990

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted petitions to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is the first time since 1990 that EPA has granted a petition to add a hazardous air pollutant to the CAA. Petitioners requesting EPA to list 1-BP, also known as n-propyl bromide (nPB), have demonstrated its adverse health and environmental impacts.

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Arrival reveals an electric bus that fits right into its stylish EV ecosystem

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An electric bus is the latest in what the UK-based Arrival calls an "ecosystem" that will also include electric ride-sharing cars, taxis, delivery vans, and charging infrastructure.

2020 78

Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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Navistar settles air quality violations in California for $2 million

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Truck manufacturer Navistar Inc. has paid $2 million to resolve allegations that it altered heavy-duty vehicle engines from their certified design, potentially causing excess diesel emissions and negatively impacting air quality. The Illinois-based company modified its vehicle calibrations from their certified design through “running changes” in the engines of its heavy-duty trucks without notifying the California Air Resources Board that the changes were being made, as is required.

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Porsche reveals base-model Taycan electric car—so far only for China

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In China on Monday, Porsche revealed the first details for a version of the Taycan electric car it hasn’t officially shown anywhere else in the world: a rear-wheel-drive, single-motor version.

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Study finds automatic monitors significantly improve the quality of pollution data reported in China

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A new study finds that automated pollution monitors in China led to more accurate readings and that citizens used this information to protect themselves better against the harms of air pollution. Less than a decade ago, not only was air pollution a recognized problem in China, but many didn’t trust the data being reported by local officials. The central government knew it needed to improve air quality, but that it would be impossible without knowing true pollution levels.

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OPIS: US gasoline demand more than “halfway” back from pandemic-induced lows

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Gasoline consumption in the United States is now more than halfway back to pre-COVID-19 levels as motorists get back on the road amid at least a partial recovery of the US economy, according to OPIS, an IHS Markit company. Fill-ups at the pump hit the rock bottom in the second week of April, down 49% from 2019 volumes, as spiking COVID-19 cases led to the shutdown of the economy and stay-at-home orders across the nation.

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