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Hyundai Motor Group reveals ‘FCEV Vision 2030’

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Hyundai aims to produce 700,000 fuel cell systems per year by 2030 Hyundai Motor Group has announced its long-term roadmap ‘FCEV Vision 2030’ plan, as the group reaffirms its commitment to accelerate the development of a hydrogen society by leveraging the group’s global leadership in fuel-cell technologies. Aligned with the …

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Total launches line of fluids for electric and hybrid vehicles

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Total’s new fluid will help cool and lubricate EVs Total is consolidating its position as key player in electric mobility by launching an innovative line of fluids for electric and hybrid vehicles. Produced thanks to important efforts of the group’s R&D teams, these products have been specially developed to meet …

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BASF and GAC R&D Centre co-develop concept cars for future mobility

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BASF and Guangzhou Automobile Group will develop three EV concepts for the Chinese market BASF and the Research and Development Centre of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC R&D Centre) have introduced three co-developed electric concept cars, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. Debuted at the …

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Opel Engineering Centre to receive over 160 charging stations for EV research

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Opel will use the chargers to develop an optimised intelligent charging system The Engineering Centre at Opel’s company headquarters in Rüsselsheim will become a laboratory for electric-mobility. Together with Kassel University, along with charging infrastructure specialists FLAVIA IT and PLUG’n CHARGE, the carmaker will conduct research into the ideal setup …

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ABB invests in the future for e-mobility with new research centre

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ABB’s new R&D centre will be ready in 2019 ABB is building a new, fully sustainable, global headquarters and R&D centre to advance its market leading position in EV charging infrastructure. The US$10-million, 3,600-square-metre facility, due for completion in June 2019, emphasises ABB’s commitment to advancing developments in the field …

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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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Volkswagen and US elite Stanford University develop fuel cell

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Volkswagen and Stanford’s new fuel cell utilises less platinum than conventional fuel cells The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. A partnership between Volkswagen and the prestigious Stanford …

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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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