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The RPM Act — How A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Trying To Ruin Our Air

With “defeat devices” once again in the news, thanks to yet another manufacturer failing to comply with the Clean Air Act, now seems as good a time as any to remind folks how the automotive industry is actively working to undermine the protections of the Clean Air Act and increase the use of defeat devices in passenger cars and trucks

Tesla Owners Are Fighting Human Trafficking & Attempting A Guinness World Record

The Tesla Owners Club in Atlanta along with the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum are planning to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Tesla Parade while also helping to prevent human trafficking

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Fuel cells for hydrogen vehicles are becoming longer lasting

An international research team has succeeded in developing an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which, in contrast to the catalysts commonly used today, does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process is industrially applicable and can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.

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Fuel cells for hydrogen vehicles are becoming longer lasting

An international research team has succeeded in developing an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which, in contrast to the catalysts commonly used today, does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process is industrially applicable and can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.

Kia Niro EV = New #1 EV In The Netherlands

The Dutch automotive market is out of its pandemic-related disruption, having reached positive numbers in July (+4% year over year/YoY), but while the overall market has finally recovered, the plugin segment is officially in Warp Speed (up 139% last month)

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Bill Gates: Climate Change Deaths Will Match COVID-19’s In 40 Years

Billionaire Bill Gates wants the United States to treat climate change with the “same sense of urgency” with which it has responded to COVID-19, arguing that the impacts of the former will be much worse without corrective action. “If you want…

Samara Polytech scientists suggest a new way of high viscosity oil recovery

(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) A group of Samara Polytech scientists has developed a new technology of high viscosity oil recovery. It calls for the formation exposing with dual-well system and periodic heating.

VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area