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UK Universities are 3-D printing lighter, brighter car parts

FLAC

The Functional Lattices for Automotive Components (FLAC) project, supported by the Universities of Nottingham and Liverpool, hopes to develop lightweight, highly efficient vehicle components The three-year project, backed by US$2.14 million of funding, will investigate how components such as brake calipers, heat sinks for LED headlights, and power train sub-systems …

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Automakers might be forced to mass-produce EVs in the United States

Tesla Model S on the production line at the company's Fremont factory. Source: Steven Jurvetson CC 2.0

EPA’s new fuel consumption rules would significantly raise fleet requirements for mpg By the end of this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to put in place fleet requirements of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for all automakers. The Agency has filed its midterm review of the fuel …

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AECOM to build US$1bn Faraday Future plant

Plans for Faraday Future's Nevada factory

Source: Faraday Future

US engineering giant AECOM in charge of realising Faraday’s electric vision Global infrastructure firm AECOM announced last week that it has been selected to construct the US$1 billion, 3-million square foot electric car manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas, Nevada. AECOM’s industrial construction services practice is …

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3D Printed Electric Power Scooter (3D Printing Progress)

Stratasys EMEA, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd has announced that German start-up business, Floatility GmbH, has developed a first-of-its-kind, lightweight, solar-powered, electric scooter using both Stratasys PolyJet and FDM 3D printing technology.  The ‘e-floater’ scooter houses an electric-motor and drives on three wheels, enabling users to stand upright and ride …

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