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Rolls-Royce MTU introduces new hybrid power pack for rail systems; up to 25% fuel savings

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The battery system has been significantly improved by MTU engineers since the completion of the trials with the hybrid test vehicle. Hybrids Rail

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

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Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. electric race cars?

California Governor signs new super-pollutants legislation into law; black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane

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California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1383 , establishing the nation’s toughest restrictions on super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. The law is in addition to California’s existing raft of climate legislation. Reducing these pollutants can have a more immediate beneficial impact on climate change.

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Driven to distraction: harsher penalties for using phone behind the wheel from 2017

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Drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will face tougher sanctions and heftier fines when new rules are introduced next year. Offenders.

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Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

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Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric motors and drivetrains require far fewer components than internal-combustion engines, meaning fewer workers are needed to assemble them. The technical knowledge needed to design.

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T&E: VW sells least polluting Euro 6 diesels in Europe; no brand meets Euro 6 in real-world driving; loopholes & defeat strategies

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A new study by Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that Volkswagen is currently selling the least polluting (Euro 6) diesel vehicles. million). How?”.

Lux Research charts complex partnership networks in stationary energy storage

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This is not an exhaustive list, but a starting point for getting a handle on a complex and fragmented segment. Click to enlarge. BYD – Wait and See.

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Study shows gasoline pre-blending in ethanol production could cut energy requirements of separation by 17-40%

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The most prevalent use of bioethanol is not as a fuel in its pure form but rather as an additive to petrol. —Stacey et al. Click to enlarge.

TomTom demonstrating lane-level localization for autonomous driving: HD Map and RoadDNA products

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—Willem Strijbosch, Head of Autonomous Driving at TomTom. Brief

Recargo progressing with WCEH fast-charger buildout; subcontract with Supercharger builder Black & Veach

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Earlier this year, Recargo, parent company to PlugShare, a leading charging station locator app, was awarded more than $1.6 Earlier post.).

GD Tech delivers prototype direct-CNG injectors to Fiat Powertrain for 13L IVECO engine; HDGas project

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GDTech Engineering s.a. has developed and delivered prototype direct-CNG injectors to Fiat Powertrain for heavy-duty long-haul LNG mono-fuel engines.

Celeroton launches its first turbo compressors with gas bearings; applied in fuel cell range extender for Fiat 500

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The gas bearing turbo compressors CT-17-700.GB GB and CT-17-1000.GB, Thereby Celeroton offers a one-stop air supply.

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EPA releases national assessment of strategies to reduce air pollution at ports

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Many ports and related freight corridors and facilities are located in nonattainment or maintenance areas for EPA’s ozone and PM 2.5 Click to enlarge.

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch test second-life EV battery electricity storage in Hamburg for grid stabilization

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The electricity storage facility comprises 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery

Chevrolet introduces 2018 Equinox SUV with turbo diesel option in N. America

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The choices are a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo—matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission—and a 1.6L turbo-diesel. The 1.6L

smart offering entire range with battery-electric drive

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With 118 lb-ft (160 N·m) torque and 80 hp (59 kW), the fortwo accelerates from 0-60 mph in 11.7 seconds; the fortwo and fortwo cabrio in 11.7

DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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The number and size of the soot and other particles was not prescribed. Click to enlarge. l/100 km (5.76 mpg US); The Actros 1846 Euro III consumed 37.4

Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

New Audi paintshop at Ingolstadt; heating energy & water per car down by 20%, CO2 by 30%, VOCs by 90%; bell-bell

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Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Heating energy and water consumption per car are reduced by 20%.

Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. Developing 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 N·m (664 lb. seconds).

Hyperdrive goes in to production using Nissan LEAF batteries

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—Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s Vice President for manufacturing in the UK. Brief

Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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EcoBlue also delivers significant improvements in low-rpm torque for enhanced driveability. selling brand in the Euro 20 markets. l/100 km (35.6

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduces e-Crafter electric van concept; to market in 2017

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduced the e-Crafter electric van concept at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. Electric (Batter

Toyota 2017 Mirai fuel cell vehicle remains $57,500; 312-mile electric range

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Toyota announced the pricing for the 2017 model year Mirai fuel cell vehicle. MY17 MSRP remains $57,500 plus an $865 destination fee.

Alaska Railroad to demo hauling LNG in intermodal containers; 1st railroad permitted to haul LNG

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ARRC is the first railroad in the country to obtain permission to haul LNG by rail. miles to the Fairbanks Natural Gas storage facility. Brief

ELIX Wireless & Zongshen partner on wireless chargers for China and NA; Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC)

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Zongshen Power also acted as the lead investor in ELIX’s US$5-million Series A funding round. —ELIX CEO Rosalie Hou.

MAN Truck & Bus selects ABB fast chargers for its e-bus R&D facilities

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In July, MAN Truck & Bus announced serial production of fully electric buses by 2019. Pilots of the e-buses are planned to go into operation in 2018.

Alstom unveils hydrogen fuel cell regional train Coradia iLint

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Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers to develop a passenger train based on fuel cell technology. This will reduce hydrogen consumption.

DOT issues Federal Policy for safe testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles (SAE levels 3-5)

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The US Department of Transportation issued Federal policy for highly automated vehicles (HAVs)—i.e., Model State Policy. Modern Regulatory Tools.

Navy tests 100-percent CHCJ advanced biofuel in EA-18G

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The US Navy has completed flight testing of a 100% advanced biofuel in the EA-18G “Green Growler” at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Univ. Houston, Caltech team develops new earth-abundant, cost-effective catalyst for water-splitting

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The new catalyst also offers activity superior to that of most transition metal dichalcogenides (molybdenum sulfide, cobalt diselenide and so on).

Chevy prices 2017 Bolt EV at $37,495; $29,995 after federal tax credit

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Chevrolet will offer the Bolt EV with a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Brief

Schaeffler axlebox generator permits self-sufficient power supply for rail freight cars

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The generator produces around 200 watts that is available for supplying electricity, thus enabling additional functions. Click to enlarge. Brief

AM General to build prototypes for the next-gen USPS Postal Delivery Vechicles; ZEV versions

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AM General’s designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the US Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype awards. The awards were in support of the service’s plans and need for the replacement of their aging fleet. The USPS is experiencing significant changes in delivery operations.