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Fossil-fuel-free steel is steel made without using any fossil fuels. Traditional steelmaking requires the use of coal and its carbon-rich byproduct coke, which is harmful to the environment. Fossil-fuel-free (FFF) steel instead relies on Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology (HYBRIT) t…

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Among the concerns consumers voice about electric vehicle (EV) ownership, recharging the battery is high on the list. The infrastructure to support EVs is growing but still isn’t as robust as what exists for fossil fuels. Moreover, even if EV charging stations were already widely available, …

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As the global auto industry's shift to electrification marches on, Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled Hydrogen Vision 2040, an ambitious strategy to popularize hydrogen by introducing new fuel cell technologies and fuel cell-based mobility solutions across transportation and other industrial s…

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As a part of the IAA Mobility show in Munich, Mercedes-Benz introduced its latest EVs and the offering is truly eclectic. The mix includes a new compact electric SUV, a new midsize electric sedan, the company’s first electric AMG-badged vehicle, and a conceptual electric version of the iconi…

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Automakers have been making more and more public disclosures about their sustainability efforts, with Polestar and BMW joining the chorus this week. These pronouncements often promise massive shifts in the way people worldwide buy and use their cars, and the new additions do that as well. Bu…

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Bold, sweeping statements from automakers regarding sustainable future plans are not exactly rare or surprising these days. Genesis joined the party this week by announcing an electrification blueprint that will see all of the brand's new models going all-electric, starting in 2025. That doe…

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Electrifying a car's powertrain results in lower tailpipe emissions. It often has another upshot: increased performance, with more horsepower and stronger acceleration on tap from the electric motor. Mercedes-Benz levels up by introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the first plug-in hybr…

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(BPT) - Our communities are feeling the impacts of climate change in many ways, both large and small. As our collective impact on the environment becomes more and more apparent, people are looking at how they can make a difference.

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Subaru has revealed new images and details of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra. The automaker has confirmed the battery-powered compact crossover will offer the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a standard feature.

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One of Toyota's self-driving mobility pods collided with a visually impaired athlete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo late last week, causing the auto manufacturer to halt all shuttle operations temporarily. The battery-electric, fully autonomous vehicle, called an e-Palette, was suspen…

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New technologies often bring with them growing pains, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no different. One example is needing a better understanding of why they sometimes catch on fire. Overall, EVs catch fire less than gas-powered vehicles, but EV fires make more headlines. This is one reason …

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Rivian is already behind its self-announced schedule for initial deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) models, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. That the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the initial Fall 2020 delivery date is not a surprise. Still, the coronavirus is not the only thing th…

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The most significant aspect of electric vehicle (EV) ownership is figuring out how, when, and where to charge the car. Currently, you can complete the task at home or at a public charging station, both of which require you to drag out cables and connect them to the charger and your EV. Under…

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Mazda has announced pricing and specifications for its first electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 MX-30 crossover SUV. The new EV goes on sale in California in October 2021 and will cost $33,470 before applying the federal income tax credit or state and local rebates and incentives.

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In 1930, Harold Baggott drove a vehicle for the very first time. That car was a Ford Model T. Baggott got behind the wheel of the family milkman’s vehicle on a local farm at just ten years of age. Now 101 years old, Mr. Baggott has driven Ford’s latest innovation, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

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Shifting from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV) means rethinking some of the basic interactions drivers are used to having with their cars. How you put energy into the "tank" is a big one, and that's one reason why J.D. Power recently conducted a study of EV owners to understand …

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Korean luxury car brand Genesis has introduced its first all-electric model that uses parent Hyundai's dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform. The new GV60 is an electrified crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that will lead the luxury brand to a more plugged-in future. The GV60 will use Hyund…

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While the rest of the automotive world is jumping on the electric vehicle (EV) bandwagon to reduce carbon emissions, another alternative-fuel option remains viable but low-key and hidden. Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for the past two decades, but the renewable energy source hasn’t go…

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Slowly but surely, Audi is fleshing out its fledgling electric vehicle (EV) lineup. The most recent addition is the Audi E-tron GT, a 4-door performance EV that shares plenty of DNA with parent company Volkswagen Group’s Porsche Taycan. But the GT starts at $99,900, leaving luxury EV buyers …

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(NAPSI)—For many families, the cooling weather means a return to routines: work, school, sports practice, meal prep and household chores. Busy parents have a lot on their plate getting families organized and in sync for the school year. Topping it off, this year demands extra precautions, wh…

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Acura is saying goodbye to the NSX, its hybrid-powered flagship sports car. The automaker announced this week that 2022 would be the last model year for the electrified supercar. At least the NSX is going out in style: all of the final-year 2022 models will be of the Type S variety. That mea…

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Polestar, the premium electric performance car brand from Sweden, has updated its Polestar 2 luxury sedan for the 2022 model year with increased range and what the company calls "best-in-premium-segment pricing." The company says the new Polestar 2 can travel up to 265 miles on a full batter…

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(NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire smoke breach homes’ external structures—settling into attics, ductwork, carpeting, wall cavities, …

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Audi is decisively planning for its electric and autonomous future. The automaker has already announced the discontinuation of its work on internal combustion engines, and reports claim the final gas-powered Audi will roll off an assembly line in the early 2030s. Now, the company is debuting…

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According to a new true-cost study from data analytics firm We Predict, new electric vehicles (EVs) initially cost more to service than their conventional variants, but that gap shrinks over time. The study examines service histories for about 19 million vehicles spanning model years 2016-2021.

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Electric vehicles (EVs), with their large battery packs and sophisticated electronics, pose different challenges to first responders than traditional gas-powered vehicles when an accident occurs. While there might be gallons of highly combustible material threatening to explode when a conven…

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Today, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order that sets voluntary targets for automakers to have electrified vehicles—all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—account for 50 percent of new-car sales by 2030.

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If you love to run and regularly participate in marathons, you might win yourself a new car or SUV this fall. Volvo Car USA has announced that its Run for Volvo Cars Sweepstakes is returning, and one lucky participant will win the safe, stylish, and efficient Swedish ride of their dreams.

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a worldwide nonprofit research group, analyzes the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of passenger cars to determine the climate impact of electric vehicles (EVs) versus internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. A v…

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As Volvo Cars (Volvo) pushes toward its pledge to be an all-electric manufacturer by 2030, the company has quietly introduced a new, 48-volt mild-hybrid system for several of its 2022 models. The addition of a mild hybrid adds a fifth propulsion option to the global Volvo lineup.

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Charging an electric vehicle (EV) while it's moving down the road—a technology known as dynamic charging—has been a dream in the EV world for years. Researchers and automakers have been testing the idea in labs and on small stretches of road for at least the past decade. This month, Purdue U…

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For years, Tesla has led the automotive industry in the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Today, Tesla has over 25,000 "Superchargers" around the world. These branded locations have been a beacon for Tesla drivers looking to recharge their vehicles, even in places wher…

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According to the Clean Air Act, the federal government sets baseline air pollution emissions standards in the United States. Therefore, auto manufacturers must ensure that their vehicles meet or exceed these standards to be legal to sell in the U.S.

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Among legacy automakers embarking upon transforming their businesses to electrified vehicles, Volvo Cars (Volvo) is one of the most progressive. The company first announced its plans to electrify its vehicles in 2017, and since then, has steadfastly executed on ambitious goals.

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For the last decade or so, the U.S. Federal government has offered financial incentives for people who buy or lease electric vehicles. The basics are simple: if the vehicle plugs in and has a battery pack of at least 4 kWh, you can get a credit worth up to $7,500 on your tax return the follo…

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(BPT) - After the past year, many companies are reflecting on their values and how they can make a positive impact in their communities. Finding better ways to interact with the world is not just good business sense, but helps a company become a positive force, leading to a more sustainable,…

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The Los Angeles Times has published a report detailing the unseen environmental consequences of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. While decreasing carbon emissions – the chief instigator of climate change – is the ultimate goal of electrification, the road to success is also paved with p…

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(NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white residents, regardless of a neighborhood’s income.These racial disparities exist because non-white nei…

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After years of touting an electrification strategy built around series hybrid technology, Infiniti has seemingly pulled the plug on all such plans for the U.S. The newly announced change in course could delay the brand from delivering electrified vehicles in a timely manner to its largest ma…

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) has unveiled pricing for its latest fully electric vehicle, the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge. The purchase price of $58,570 includes 250 kWh of complimentary fast charging from Electrify America (EA) for all 2022 models.

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Bringing new kinds of vehicle powertrains to the marketplace requires new ways of talking about those vehicles. For Volvo, that means introducing the Recharge name to its growing lineup of electrified models. For now, the Recharge moniker applies to both all-electric and plug-in hybrid model…

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A plug-in hybrid doesn't see gender, but there's no question that men generally dominate the auto industry. That's one reason Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Bogi Lateiner have partnered to bring a custom-built plug-in hybrid Volvo PV544 with 415 horsepower to the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Asso…

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The European Union (EU) announced sweeping new plans to address the effects of climate change, outlining new goals that could affect almost every sector of its economy—most starkly in its automotive sector. Among the most dramatic is its goal of banning the sale of vehicles equipped with an …

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Last week, Stellantis outlined its integrated electrification strategy spanning its more than a dozen brands, including the announcement of new electric vehicles (EVs) from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. The automaker, spawned by the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Grou…

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(NAPSI)—Often, little things can have a big effect on livestock production. Even unseen things such as internal and external parasites can take a heavy toll on beef and dairy cattle, robbing them of vital nutrients, constantly irritating them and making them more susceptible to health proble…

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As Volvo Cars (Volvo) edges closer to its deadline of becoming an all-electric brand by 2030, it is introducing several new electric vehicle models to fulfill this promise. Among them is the all-electric C40 Recharge crossover coupe. Volvo recently invited a select group of automotive journa…

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by John Hansen - Solar energy isn't new, but like any worthwhile technology, it has been upgraded. When you think of solar panels, do you think of unsightly blocks marring the lines of your roof? Today's solar energy panels are a clean and sleek source of renewable energy that increasing num…