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US Department of Energy selects Cabot to develop low-cobalt cathodes

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Cabot will receive US$2.9 million of DOE funding Cabot Corp., a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in an US$80-million investment in advanced vehicle technologies research. Cabot will leverage its novel process technology to contribute to …

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Alta Devices creates solar material for EV use

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Alta Devices solar material can augment an EV’s battery and increase range As vehicles become more autonomous, the number of sensors built into the average vehicle is increasing significantly. Camera, ultrasonic, and radar sensors are just some of the different types of sensors currently being used. These sensors are helping …

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Renault unveils autonomous EV EZ-ULTIMO

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The Renault EZ-ULTIMO will be part of a ride-sharing programme At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault has unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience. Available on-demand, for a single trip, for an hour or for a day, …

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Researchers claims lithium-tellurium battery systems show promise for EV industry

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Tellurium consumption to see a 3% CAGR from 2018-2022 Deer Horn Capital has reported that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reported development of an “Li-Te …

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Department of Energy announces US$120 million for battery innovation hub

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The funding will help create higher capacity batteries The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide US$120 million over five years to renew the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub devoted to advancing battery science and technology, led by Argonne National …

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BYD partners with DNV GL and VeChain to tackle carbon emission imbalances

VeChain CEO Sunny Lu introduces blockchain powered Global Carbon Credits APP at BYD Worldwide Developer Conference

BYD will consolidate vehicle information on VeChain’s blockchain technology BYD has revealed a carbon banking solution for its vehicles, co-developed with DNV GL and VeChain on their public blockchain platform. This solution utilises VeChain’s automobile lifecycle management solution that encompasses nearly every branch of the automotive industry. This will be …

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Germany’s DLR develops new lightweight fuel cell concept

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The body of DLR’s two-seater concept weights only 80 kg Small, light and electrically-powered vehicles are set to define the nature of city and regional commuter transport in future, alongside public transport. As part of the Next Generation Car (NGC) project, researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für …

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UK Government and industry invest in propulsion technology

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Innovative low carbon programmes aim to save over 3 million tonnes of CO2 The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded GBP35 million to three UK-based low carbon automotive powertrain projects, potentially creating or safeguarding nearly 1,800 UK jobs. The APC is a joint venture between the UK government and the automotive …

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