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Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Earlier post.).

2017 45

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

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Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

2017 33

Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

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If you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many analysts believe its share could triple by the middle of the century if projected growth in air travel occurs. But finding alternatives to fossil fuels has proven much more.

2017 43

First drive review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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Dear Giulia, It’s been two days and I can’t stop thinking about you. know our time together was relatively brief, but you made such an impression

2017 18
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'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer. But the Chevy hatchback is also GM's main platform for self-driving car development. DON'T.

2017 39

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Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells.

2017 30

Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies. Brief

2017 33

Shell hedges bets, adds hydrogen fuel to 1st U.K. station

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Anticipating a possible decrease in fossil-fuel consumption from the mass deployment of zero-emission vehicles, one of the world's largest oil companies is hedging its bets. Royal Dutch Shell is becoming increasingly involved in hydrogen fueling infrastructure, which will be needed if fuel-cell vehicles are ever to grow beyond their current.

2017 31

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars. But can automakers handle a sudden increase in.

2017 30

Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

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If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. The Model S and Model X offer plenty of interior space and range, and their popularity would like raise the profile of any taxi service using them. So perhaps it's not surprising that the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

2017 30

ARPA-E projects receive more than $1.8B in private follow-on funding for transformational energy technologies

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted more than $1.8 billion in private sector follow-on funding since the agency’s founding in 2009. To date, ARPA-E has provided approximately $1.5 Featured keynote speakers include Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good, MIT President L. Brief

2017 25

Toyota delivers fuel cell bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government; more than 100 planned by 2020 Olympics

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This FC bus will be put into operation as a Toei route bus in March along with a second bus that is scheduled for delivery in the same month. Vehicle.

2017 26

Tesla Model 3 timing, 2017 VW e-Golf range, emissions-rule lobbying: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla confirms plans to deliver the first Model 3 electric cars in July, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf gets a 125-mile range, and automakers continue to lobby for changes to EPA emissions rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2018 Hyundai Accent subcompact will be sold in the U.S. as well as Canada, the automaker confirmed.

2017 26

Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph

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At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper on their study of a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a traveling EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range. —Tajima et al. The paper presents the results of running tests, and discusses future prospects.

2017 24

London to charge all pre-2004 cars $27 to enter on weekdays

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For more than 13 years, London has collected a stiff charge from motor vehicles entering the congested core of the city during weekday business hours. Known as the congestion charge, the fee of £11.50 a day, or $14.50 (£10 with automatic payment, or $12.50) is levied from 6 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday except holidays. First.

2017 24

Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

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One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV. It's a battery-electric version of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell already on sale in some regions of California, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. But unlike most of the pure electric cars on the U.S. market, the Clarity is a mid-size sedan.

2017 21

New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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With the new fourth-generation smart electric drive, Daimler’s smart brand is applying electrification across all models in the range. Powered by a 17.6

2017 23

2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

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Oh, those crafty Germans. Just a few days after the week-long media launch of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Volkswagen has quietly one-upped the Ioniq Electric's 124-mile EPA-rated range. Granted, it's only beaten the South Korean electric car by 1 mile. But still. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency.

2017 23

California local governments share how to prepare for electric cars

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California leads the way when it comes to electric-car adoption in the U.S. That's due in large part to a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires the largest-volume automakers to sell cars without tailpipes, combined with a generous state purchase incentive that encourages residents to buy them. But local governments have also played an.

2017 20

Sandia, Lawrence Livermore team improves solid-state H2 storage using nano-confinement; new paradigm for hydrogen storage

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The researchers examined the high-capacity lithium nitride (Li 3 N) hydrogen storage system under nanoconfinement. Credit: Wood et al. Source: LLNL.

2017 20

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

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Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997. That total includes hybrids sold under Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, as well as sales of two plug-in hybrid models. CHECK OUT: Toyota at 9.

2017 21

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. Unlike our usual previews based on manufacturer releases, then.

2017 18

Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

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The Tesla Model S, now into its sixth model year, just keeps getting quicker. seconds. seconds.

2017 18

BMW i3 plug-in hybrid recall to fix fuel-vapor problem, fire concerns

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BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx extended-range electric cars due to concerns over the potential for fires to be started by fuel vapors. The REx uses a small gasoline engine to charge its battery pack, offering a longer range than the all-electric i3 when both gasoline and electric power are used. According to the National Highway Traffic.

2017 17

What is a self-driving car?

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Self-driving cars are a popular topic in both the auto industry and general media coverage these days, with several makers testing vehicles and promising fully autonomous cars at some future point. But when it comes to self-driving cars, different automakers may not be talking about the same thing. Some vehicles on sale today offer.

2017 16

2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

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Sometimes being a revolutionary requires a lot of personal sacrifice, and sometimes it doesn’t. After one year of driving of a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, I was surprised to find that daily driving with a gasoline car requires more sacrifice than with my electric. Like most people, before buying the Leaf, I had concerns about owning an.

2017 15

VW exec pleads not guilty on diesel cheating charges

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A Volkswagen executive appeared in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt previously headed the VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group. He was arrested by the FBI in Florida last month, while attempting to return home to Germany from a.

2017 13

Model 3 timing, living with Leaf, Ioniq Hybrid driven, BMW i3 updates: The Week in Reverse

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What did we think of the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, with its 58-mpg combined gas-mileage rating? When will the Tesla Model 3 be rolling off the production lines in high volumes? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, February 24, 2017. Friday, we previewed the.

2017 12

Which type of car will go all-electric the fastest? Poll results

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One reason cited for the slow, if growing, penetration of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. is that they're not available in all segments and body styles. With the exception of the pricey Tesla Model X and the discontinued Toyota RAV4 EV, for example, there are no battery-electric SUVs or crossovers with all-wheel drive on the market. To date.

2017 12

Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

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For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a presidential election in which domestic manufacturing jobs were a hot-button issue. But in the age of globalization, U.S. automakers no longer have a monopoly on cars with largely.

2017 12

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

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Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet Equinox and Mazda CX-5 crossovers that will launch for the 2018 model year. But the future of diesel in U.S. passenger cars remains far more up in the air, due to a confluence of.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class executive pick-up truck on show at Geneva Motor Show

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Having revealed the X-Class concept last year, the executive pick-up will be on show at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz are looking to

2017 12

NSF to award $13M to projects focused on electrochemical and organic photovoltaic systems

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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) will award more than $13 million to projects in the Energy for Sustainability program. The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage.

Will 2018 Hyundai Accent be limited to Canada, or come to U.S. too?

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In a U.S. where all the new-vehicle buzz seems to be about light trucks—especially crossover utilities and SUVs—is there even a place for a new subcompact sedan? That's the question posed by the launch of the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the latest generation of the Korean maker's smallest North American vehicle. It was unveiled last week at.