2020

“The Least You Can Do” Reveals One Of The #MillionsMissing To Sold Out Audience

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Last Sunday night at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, California, a rapt audience got a rare view of what people with the little known ME/CFS disease go through. Now you can watch the video of this powerful performance and see for yourself.

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Alstom signs first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany

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Alstom will manufacture , deliver and maintain until 2032 eleven Coradia Continental battery-electric trains for regional traffic on the Leipzig-Chemnitz route on behalf of VMS (Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen) and with the support of ZVNL (Zweckverband für den Nahverkehrsraum Leipzig), the two authorities responsible for this line. The contract is worth approximately €100 million. Following this order, Alstom offers all types of traction systems on the market as well as the full range of emission-free drives, from efficient electric motors to hydrogen fuel cells and advanced battery traction. Alstom has signed two contracts for hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered trains. The first one is for 14 trains in the German region of Lower Saxony. ( Earlier post.) The second one, also in Germany, for 27 trains to the Frankfurt metropolitan area. In 2014, Alstom had previously signed a contract with VMS for the delivery of 29 Coradia Continental electric regional trains (EMU). In order to bridge the 80 kilometers of non-electrified line between the cities of Chemnitz and Leipzig, the authority requested a battery-electric version (BEMU). The new trains will enter service in 2023. They will be built at Alstom’s German site of Salzgitter, in Lower Saxony. The battery traction sub-system is designed and supplied by Alstom’s traction center of excellence in Tarbes. The Coradia Continental BEMU trains will be similar to those already in service on the Dresden, Riesa and Zwickau routes. The main difference: they will also have high-performance batteries on the roof. The train, based on the proven Coradia Continental, builds on Alstom’s long experience in battery traction, gained with the Coradia iLint, Citadis trams and the Prima H3 locomotive. The Coradia Continental BEMU has a range of up to 120 kilometers and can be operated under catenary as well as on non-electrified sections. The three-car-trains will be 56 meters long and equipped with 150 seats. They will have a top speed of 160 km/h in battery mode. The capacity of the batteries (high-power lithium-ion) is calculated to ensure catenary-free operation of the line Chemnitz-Leipzig without any sacrifice in performance or comfort. Alstom’s Coradia range allows operators and transport authorities to offer their passengers regional trains that meet their needs and expectations, while demonstrating exemplary reliability and cost-effectiveness. Alstom has tailored the Coradia range to operate with all available emission-free power systems, from electric to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cells. The latter, the Coradia iLint, powered by fuel cells and offering performance comparable to a diesel train while emitting nothing but water, has been in passenger service in Germany for more than a year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Rail

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Bill Gates owns a Taycan, calls EV progress “most hopeful” for climate concern

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About exactly this time last year, in an interview, Bill Gates called Tesla “an amazing product” but said that otherwise in the market “there’ll be a lot of really great electric cars to choose from.”

2020 97

Mercedes reveals scorching-hot AMG GLE 63 Coupe

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new-look AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coupe, which boasts a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, hybrid technology and an abundance of upgrades

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Trump Supporter In Audience Interrupts New Greenius One Act At Historic Ruskin Group Theatre As Sold Out Audience Kept Spellbound

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2020 130

GM enhancing Energy Assist app for EVs

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General Motors is making enhancements to Energy Assist, a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt EV owners.

2020 108

New machine learning method from Stanford, with Toyota researchers, could accelerate battery development for EVs

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At every stage of the battery development process, new technologies must be tested for months or even years to determine how long they will last.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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The Rhodium Group, an independent research provider, estimates that, after a sharp uptick in 2018, US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 2.1% in 2019 based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption.

2020 124

Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 km 2 ) site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City , it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

2020 124

Ontario researchers develop new water plasmolysis method for production of hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are developing a new method to dissociate water vapor into hydrogen gas by microwave-generated plasma (plasmolysis). A paper on their work appears in the journal Fuel. (A)

2020 124

Israeli team develops decoupled PEC water-splitting system for centralized production of H2

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Researchers in Israel have designed a separate-cell photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting system with decoupled hydrogen and oxygen cells for centralized hydrogen production. A paper describing their system is publishedin the journal Joule.

2020 120

New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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Researchers at the University of Michigan, McGill University and McMaster University have developed a binary copper?iron iron catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO 2 reduction toward methane.

2020 119

GM’s electric-vehicle future: President Mark Reuss offers some hints

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When General Motors brought five green-car reporters to Michigan this week to announce its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would produce only electric vehicles, it threw in an Easter Egg: a small-group interview with GM president Mark Reuss.

2020 103

Petrol and diesel vehicle ban brought forward to 2035, with hybrids also included

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The final year to drive a new petrol, diesel or hybrid car in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 according to latest reports

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BMW presenting three new PHEV 3-Series models, two new 48V MHEV M diesels at Geneva show

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At the upcoming 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, BMW will present three new plug-in hybrid models for the premium mid-range—all in the 3 Series. The debuts include the new BMW 330e Touring (combined fuel consumption: from 1.7 l/100 km; combined power consumption: from 15.7

2020 105

USDA Ag Innovation Agenda targets biofuel blend rates of 15% in 2030, 30% in 2050

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US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands.

2020 100

Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

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A Rutgers-led team has developed a new biomass pretreatment process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

2020 114

Plug Power introduces new fuel-cell system for heavy-duty on-road applications

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Plug Power Inc. has launched its heavy-duty 125 kW ProGen zero emission hydrogen fuel-cell system. ProGen fuel cell systems include the fuel-cell stack and all required subsystems for humidification, air delivery, fuel regulation and cooling.

2020 100

New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. The Jazz e:HEV plays a key role in Honda’s commitment that 100% of its mainstream European sales will feature electrified powertrains by 2022.

2020 103

U of Sydney researchers find evidence of how hydrogen causes steel embrittlement

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In a first, University of Sydney researchers have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of steels. When hydrogen moves into steel, it makes the metal become brittle, leading to catastrophic failures.

2020 110

Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. The company says it has already received “several thousands” of firm orders even before the formal start of sales.

2020 108

Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Prague and Hamburg in the spring are to be followed by Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

2020 108

Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element. High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel accounts for about 90% of niobium usage with an average content of about 0.03% Nb.

2020 100

GMC Hummer EV electric truck: First details emerge before Super Bowl ad

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Three days before a Super Bowl ad that will introduce its first all-electric truck to the world, General Motors on Thursday released a few early details of the upcoming GMC Hummer EV. The truck will have a maximum power of 735 kilowatts (1,000 horsepower) and 11,500 foot-pounds of torque.

2020 103

Video review: Jaguar I-Pace

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Whenever conversation gets around to premium-badged battery electric vehicles (BEV), there’s only been one name on anyone’s lips

2020 41

Workhorse Group to unveil new C650 electric step van at NTEA Work Truck Show

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Workhorse Group will display its newly-designed C 650 all-electric step van at the NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company‘s new C 650 and C 1000 step vans will are 650 ft 3 and 1000 ft 3 vehicles both weighing approximately 12,500 lbs (5,670 kg) when fully loaded.

2020 97

Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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Plug Power Inc. is partnering with Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains. This collaboration enables both companies to offer the first electric, fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks (up to 12.5

2020 94

ASKO deploys two Scania battery-electric distribution trucks in Norway

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Norwegian wholesaler ASKO is deploying two battery electric Scania distribution trucks in its operations in Oslo, Norway. This pilot marks another milestone in the cooperation regarding electrified solutions for heavy transport between Scania and ASKO.

2020 100

Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Hyundai Motor Company is expanding its partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its support of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

2020 102

Wright Electric begins motor development program for 186-seat electric aircraft; 1.5MW motor, 3 kV inverter

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Wright Electric announced the start of its electric propulsion development program for its flagship 186-seat electric aircraft, named Wright 1. In order to achieve the commercial flight capability of the Wright 1, Wright is engineering electrical systems at the megawatt scale by building a 1.5

2020 105

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching a worldwide initiative to establish a charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks. The initial focus is on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers.

2020 97

BASF to build new cathode active materials production site in Schwarzheide

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BASF will build a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain.

2020 100

Hyundai and Kia develop ICT-connected predictive shift system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to shift automatically to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

2020 94

New low-temp photocatalytic nanoparticle could shrink carbon footprint for syngas; methane dry reforming

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Researchers have created a plasmonic photocatalyst consisting of a Cu nanoparticle antenna with single-Ru atomic reactor sites on the nanoparticle surface that proves ideal for low-temperature, light-driven methane dry reforming—one pathway for the production of syngas.

2020 106

2021 Toyota Mirai aims for 400-mile range: More details on sporty hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

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The best move Toyota could possibly have made in conceiving a second-generation version of its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle was giving its design and engineering teams a clean slate. According to Yoshikazu Tanaka, the chief engineer of the Mirai, that’s exactly what happened.

2020 98

Review: Renault Clio

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If you read through the our review of the Renault Captur, you’ll already be aware that the Clio, shares most of its mechanical parts

2020 41

Ballard-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles rack up 30M km; enough to circle the globe 750 times

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Ballard Power Systems announced that its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell technology and products have now successfully powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in commercial Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications for an industry-leading cumulative total of more than 30 million kilometers (18.5

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