PROPULSION

Materials & Lightweighting

Tesla Inks 5-Year Lithium Deal with Chinese Supplier

Materials strategy mimics multi-sourcing battery plans
#Tesla

Batteries

VW Readies Automated EV Charging System

No humans required
#tech #hybrid

Batteries

What You Should Know About High-Speed Machining

The tools go a whole lot faster—40,000 rpm, perhaps—but the advantage is not parts per hour but in the ability to make precise parts with less induced stress

Plastics

Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage Tank Design Could Propel H2 Deployment

Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system

Car/Ride Sharing

Personal Car Ownership Fends Off Public Transport During Pandemic

EVs gaining acceptance but the pace needs to accelerate
#hybrid #covid-19

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

Where efficiency meets surprising luxury
#Acura #Honda #hybrid

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Toyota Sienna

A minivan that no one will have to apologize for owning
#Toyota #hybrid

Design

Polestar 2 and Clever Lighting Execution

The nights can be long in Scandinavia, so the Polestar 2 designers and engineers have created a lighting system for the EV that automatically handles the darkness
#hybrid #Volvo #Polestar

Diesel

Opposed-Piston Engine Developer Touts 2027 Diesel Emissions Capabilities

Achates moves closer to production, starting with commercial vehicles
#tech

Batteries

Proterra Launches Battery Production Line

Leader in electric transit bus production adds battery pack production to plant