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Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai

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WeRide.ai is now the first Chinese Level 4 self-driving technology start-up to receive investment from a global carmaker Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following …

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Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

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Kia and Hyundai will create a solar roof to help charge EVs Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal …

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kW wireless charging for vehicles

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The capacity of ORNL’s new wireless charger is a significant increase on the group’s original 20-kW model Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kW wireless charging system for vehicles – providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step …

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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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