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Long-lasting solid-state lithium battery designed by Harvard researchers

Long-lasting solid-state lithium battery designed by Harvard researchers

One massive area of study by researchers worldwide is improving batteries for use in electric vehicles and other electronic devices. Most modern electric vehicles rely on lithium-ion batteries, but they're not ideal due to their expense, weight, and how long they take to charge. Researchers have been trying to replace conventional lithium-ion batteries with solid-state lithium-metal batteries for decades.

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BMW and Hans Zimmer develop the driving sound for electrified BMW M vehicles

BMW and Hans Zimmer develop the driving sound for electrified BMW M vehicles

Anyone who loves cars and trucks knows that the sound vehicles make is as appealing as their performance and styling. One of the challenges with electrified vehicles in the future will be that, by nature, they don't produce the same sort of sound traditional vehicles produce. BMW is working with legendary composer Hans Zimmer to create the sound that future electrified BMW M vehicles will produce.

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Cornell researchers are working on tech to charge electric vehicles wirelessly

Cornell researchers are working on tech to charge electric vehicles wirelessly

Many researchers foresee a future where owners and drivers of electric vehicles don't need to search for charging stations and spend time parked to top off the batteries. Someday in the future, charging your EV to be done by simply driving in the correct lane. The researchers are investigating technology that could recharge vehicle batteries by driving over special charging strips embedded in the road.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils T-Class and EQT all-electric concept based on new Renault Kangoo

Mercedes-Benz unveils T-Class and EQT all-electric concept based on new Renault Kangoo

We weren’t expecting Mercedes-Benz to unveil an MPV or small van, much less an all-electric microvan, but here it is. First off, the Mercedes EQT concept looks fantastic. It mends the styling attributes of a practical people carrier and a small luxury conveyance. Mercedes-Benz will debut two versions of the T-Class: Internal combustion (gasoline and diesel) and the EQT all-electric version.

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Porsche Tequipment Performance roof box hauls stuff at high speeds

Porsche Tequipment Performance roof box hauls stuff at high speeds

Porsche Tequipment is an arm of the sports car maker that builds accessories specifically for Porsche automobiles. It has revealed a new accessory called the Performance roof box developed using a comprehensive program of testing with the Taycan Cross Turismo. The testing program during the development used speeds up to 200 km/h.

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The Citroën Ami Cargo is an electric microvan for small business errands

The Citroën Ami Cargo is an electric microvan for small business errands

You’ve probably heard of the Citroën Ami EV, a micro EV that’s small enough to be driven by 14-year-old teeny boppers without a full driving license – in France, at least. Nevertheless, the Ami is a brilliant and dirt-cheap city car with a conscience. And now, Citroën has unveiled the microvan version of the Ami, which makes it doubly desirable.

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Swiss car builder Morand is building its first hypercar in hybrid and electric versions

Swiss car builder Morand is building its first hypercar in hybrid and electric versions

Switzerland-based automaker Morand Cars is building its first hypercar. Aptly named the Morand Hypercar, it will arrive by mid-2023, offering a choice of two powertrain options: Hybrid and all-electric.

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Arrival and Uber team to create an electric vehicle for the ride-hailing industry

Arrival and Uber team to create an electric vehicle for the ride-hailing industry

Arrival is a company that many may be unfamiliar with working to create electric vehicles using what it calls game-changing technologies. Arrival has announced that it has teamed with Uber to build an electric vehicle called the Arrival Car. The EV is designed to be an affordable and purpose-built electric vehicle specifically made for ride-hailing and developed in partnership with Uber drivers.

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Chevy Bolt EVs get a software update to prevent battery fires

Chevy Bolt EVs get a software update to prevent battery fires

When it comes to electric vehicles involved in severe accidents, one of the biggest concerns is fire-related to punctures in the battery pack. Last year, General Motors faced a recall of the electric Chevy Bolt due to a handful of battery pack fires. It's taken a long time, but a fix for the battery pack fires has been created and is now available.

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About 20 percent of EV buyers return to traditional combustion vehicles

About 20 percent of EV buyers return to traditional combustion vehicles

The federal government and many automakers want to push consumers away from combustion engine vehicles and towards electric vehicles. Electric vehicles still pose significant challenges to many consumers with the lack of available charging infrastructure and additional cost compared to traditional combustion-powered vehicles. New research has been published by Nature Energy that shows 20 percent, or one in five, who purchase an electric vehicle returned to gasoline-powered cars.

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Wild One Max is an adult-sized version of an ’80s RC car

Wild One Max is an adult-sized version of an ’80s RC car

Anyone who was around the mid-80s will probably remember the remote control car made by a company called Tamiya known as the Wild One. The RC car looks like a dune buggy and was one of the most desirable products for all children in the '80s. A company from the UK is creating a new version of the Wild One with one significant difference.

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The Suzuki Misano concept is a new speedster with motorcycle-inspired tandem seating

The Suzuki Misano concept is a new speedster with motorcycle-inspired tandem seating

The Suzuki Misano is a new concept vehicle developed by Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) students in Torino, Italy. It’s a futuristic-looking compact speedster inspired by Suzuki’s passion for motorcycles and four-wheeled automobiles. Taking its name from an Italian racetrack, Suzuki Misano has motorcycle-inspired tandem seating to deliver a unique grand-touring and racing experience.

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