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DETROIT– General Motors plans to launch power generators for multiple uses, including EV charging, powered by its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cell technology, the automaker said Wednesday. The power generators are designed to enable fast-charging capability for electric vehicles without permanent charge points, the addition of affordable DC fast charging at gas stations without expanding the
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Almost four-years after a racing accident left IndyCar driver Robert Wickens paralyzed, he is making a comeback on the track with Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai Motor North America. He will pilot the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR in the season-opening International Motor Sports Association Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Daytona International Speedway on
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Quantum computer maker IonQ said that it is partnering with Hyundai to use quantum computers to develop more effective batteries. The partnership will create a battery chemistry model to simulate the structure and energy of lithium oxide, to help improve the performance, costs, and safety of lithium batteries, IonQ said. Researchers believe quantum computers could
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Volkswagen Group, step by step, expands its EV-related business, including investments in battery start-ups, like QuantumScape. One of the most recent examples is a strategic partnership deal with the 24M Technologies – Cambridge-based battery start-up that offers the SemiSolid platform (dry coating) to improve battery manufacturing. 24M has just announced that the agreement has been finalized
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WASHINGTON — Electric vehicles are an “essential tool” in the Biden administration’s plan to clean up the U.S. transportation sector, White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy said Wednesday. Transportation is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. McCarthy, a former EPA chief during the Obama administration, said “there’s no doubt” the future of transportation
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Acura TLX? What does it compare to? The TLX is a mid-size sedan in dimensions and power, but its pricing puts it more in line with compact rivals. Shop the BMW 3-Series and the 5-Series, plus the Cadillac CT5 and Volvo S60.  Is the 2022 Acura TLX a
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Big, torquey, and smooth, the 12-cylinder engine is ideal for an ultra-luxury cruiser that aims to cocoon passengers in serenity, while also providing the punch to intimidate more plebeian cars in its path.  You know what else is torquey, smooth, and whisper quiet? An electric powertrain. The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid represents an interim
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BERLIN — Volkswagen and Robert Bosch plan to set up a joint venture by the end of this year to equip battery cell factories and help make Europe self-sufficient in battery production. The unit will explore the possibilities of industrial-scale solutions for battery manufacturing in Europe, VW and Bosch said in a statement on Tuesday. The new
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For its brilliant ride and handling and for its swift acceleration, we give the 3-Series an 8 here, based on the most popular all-wheel-drive 330i. In M340i and M3 form, it would earn a 9 and a 10, respectively. Is the BMW 3-Series 4WD? BMW’s known for rear-drive dynamics, but most 3-Series now are sold
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The mobility company Cerence showcased new technology at CES this month that reimagines the idea of an in-car voice assistant. The technology, Cerence Co-Pilot, uses artificial intelligence and continuous learning to provide more intuitive in-vehicle assistance, with the ability to even anticipate a driver’s needs before being prompted for assistance. Cerence Chief Technology Officer Prateek
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BERLIN — Germany’s goal of getting 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 includes full-electric and hybrid vehicles, the country’s transport minister said, in a retreat from a pledge in the coalition government’s agreement late last year. “We want electrically powered vehicles. Of course, hybrids also make a contribution to this,” Volker Wissing
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NIO has released its first over-the-air firmware update (FOTA) outside of China for users in Norway on January 14, 2022. The new system update, called Aspen 3.0.5. NO, brings several features to improve user experience in winter, including manual battery warmup and extended default duration of cabin pre-conditioning. The FOTA update also brings experience enhancements
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Infiniti QX50? What does it compare to? The 2022 Infiniti QX50 and its near-identical twin, the QX55, are compact luxury crossover SUVs that compare well with the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.  Is the 2022 Infiniti QX50 a good car/SUV? Review continues below With a single engine offering,
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