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GM and Honda to Jointly Develop Electric Vehicles Powered by Ultium Batteries
 

Toyota and Hino Develop Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Truck

BYD’S NEW BLADE BATTERY SET TO REDEFINE EV SAFETY STANDARDS

L.A. Mayor Places Largest Bus Order in US History

GM's New Electric Car Battery Tops Tesla's

BMW Expands Electric PowerTrain Production


NIO's Nomi: World's First In-Vehicle Artificial Intelligence


GMC Hummer Electric EV Future

Toyota and Panasonic Decide to Establish Joint Venture Specializing in Automotive Prismatic Batteries


Audi Invests in Charging Stations

Toyota and Joby Aviation: Flying Together

Mini Cooper Electric CO2 Neutral

Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ strategy to spearhead transition to EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Researchers are researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones - or, more technically unmanned aerial vehicles - have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and soy.

Bosch Completes Sensor Portfolio for Automated Driving

Good things come in threes - and automated driving is no exception. Before safe automated driving can become a reality, a third sensor principle is needed in addition to camera and radar. Consequently, Bosch is making long-range lidar sensors production-ready - the first lidar (light detection and ranging) system that is suitable for automotive use.

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai Motor Group held its 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul, outlining its innovation priorities and strategic direction.

Volkswagen Raises Electric Car Production Forecast for 2025

Under the latest plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is expected to be reached end of 2023, two years earlier than previously predicted. The Volkswagen brand expects 1.5 million electric cars to be produced in 2025.

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce's ambitions to build the world's fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH.

Mars 2020 Rover Completes Its First Drive

NASA's next Mars rover has passed its first driving test. A preliminary assessment of its activities found that the rover checked all the necessary boxes as it rolled forward and backward and pirouetted in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The next time the Mars 2020 rover drives, it will be rolling over Martian soil.

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Hybrid Battery-Powered Electric Motorbike Concept

NAWA Racer is inspired by 1960s café racers but is powered by a world-first 'hybrid' battery system, which combines next-gen ultracapacitors with lithium-ion offering ten times more power and five times more energy than existing ultracapacitors.

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.

Heavy Metals Free Battery Design

IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.

Smart Intersections Could Cut Autonomous Car Congestion

In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road - potentially leading to congestion and gridlock on city streets.

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Nuro and Walmart Have Teamed Up on Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Walmart, moves products to 200 million customers across more than 11,000 stores worldwide. Nuro feels honored to act as an extension of this modern supply chain, partnering with the world's largest company by revenue and largest private employer.

Start of Production of Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The founder of its own segment - the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - is taking the next step and will, in the future, also be operating fully electrically too.

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Full Throttle on Global Vehicle to Grid Trials

A new website has gathered a complete picture of vehicle-to-grid projects in one place to help industry collaboration.

Kia Charges Forward with Electric Models in 2020

With the new and updated e-Niro and the all-new Soul EV arriving in 2020, Kia will have two distinctive battery electric vehicles capable of 280 miles range or more on a full charge, emitting zero tailpipe emissions.

BMW Forges Ahead with E-Mobility and Secures Long-Term Battery Needs

The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI.

Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.

The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has collaborated with the Faraday Institution in a newly released Nature review of challenges and opportunities associated with recycling lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles.

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Nov 12, 2019 | United Kingdom

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BYD and Toyota to Establish Joint R&D Company for BEVs

BYD Company Ltd and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement to establish a joint company for research and development for battery electric vehicles. The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed.

Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields.

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Nov 5, 2019 | United States

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