Energy & Green Tech

EU approves end of combustion engine sales by 2035

The European Union approved a plan to end the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035 in Europe, the 27-member bloc announced early Wednesday, in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions to zero.

Engineering

Crash tests show that proper repair is crucial for safety

Researchers at the University of Agder (UiA) conducted two full-scale crash tests at Farsund Airport Lista in December 2021. Preliminary findings show that vehicles that have been incorrectly repaired after a collision may ...

Automotive

Japanese e-vehicle battery company to build Kentucky plant

A Japanese electric vehicle battery technology company will build a factory in Kentucky, creating 2,000 jobs in a $2 billion investment that reinforces the state's leadership in battery production, Gov. Andy Beshear said ...

Energy & Green Tech

Turning old into new: A second life for vehicle components

A huge number of used parts end up in the scrap yard for recycling every year. It is far more resource-efficient, however, to remanufacture alternators, starters and the like as part of a recirculation approach. This reduces ...

Business

What's happening with the semiconductor chip shortage?

Chances are you've either heard of the global semiconductor chip shortage or been personally affected by it when looking into purchasing a new or used vehicle over the last year and a half. Two faculty members in the Department ...

Automotive

Ford unveils venture with chip company to boost supply

Ford announced Thursday a "strategic collaboration" with chip company GlobalFoundries to bolster its supply of semiconductors as the automaker grapples with a global shortage of the crucial components.

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