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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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ChargePoint Express Plus technology could allow for up to 400kW charging

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The modular charging system was unveiled at CES 2017 this week Lengthy EV charging times could soon be a thing of the past, or at least so it appeared when Charge Point revealed its modular Express Plus technology at CES 2017. At the maximum potential power delivery of up to …

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Australia’s NTC consults on EV safety standards

California Clean Air green sticker - Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz).

Transport Commission looks to update vehicle standards to aid emergency personnel Interested parties have been invited to make submissions on amendments to the light and heavy vehicle standards, which include new ways to identify hydrogen and electric powered vehicles. The amendments would require identification labels to be visible on the …

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Head of HY4 project optimistic about the future of zero-emission flying

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ElecTrans speaks to University of Ulm Professor Josef Kallo about the fuel cell aircraft project In October, ElecTrans covered the successful test flight of the HY4 hydrogen plane, which has been one of the most exciting developments in fuel cell technology this year. The flight marked a major milestone on …

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University tie-up unlocks high-density electrolyte

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Developments in gel electrolytes could usher in a new era of high-density, long-life energy storage devices Augmented Optics Ltd, in partnership with the universities of Surrey and Bristol, have developed new crosslinked gel matrix polymer electrolytes that are compatible with all normal production electrodes. In testing, the gel electrolytes were …

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