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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8% per year over the past four years. Data derived from US EIA.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV price: electric car starts at $37,495 before incentives (as promised)

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will carry a price of $37,495 for the base LT trim level, including the mandatory destination charge, before incentives. The Bolt EV Premier model, which will include standard DC fast charging, starts at $40,905 before incentives. The Premier trim includes front and rear heated and leather-appointed seats, a.

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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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Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

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At the LCV 2016 event in the UK last week, Delta Motorsport unveiled a new low-cost micro-turbine applied as a range-extended in an electric car.

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2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

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When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. At an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. But two years after its introduction, it appears the Soul EV is about to be surpassed by a new.

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Cooper Tire and BRDI consortium partners report significant progress on grant to develop guayule polymer for tires

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At its recent annual meeting in Albany, Calif., the public-private consortium behind the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant, “Securing the Future of Natural Rubber—an American Tire and Bioenergy Platform from Guayule,” reported several key advancements emerging from the group’s work over the past year. Earlier post.).

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.

Tesla MI battle, California 'green stickers,' Chevy Bolt EV name confusion: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla loses a fight to sell electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, California removes the limit on "green stickers" that allow plug-in hybrids solo access to carpool lanes, and Chevrolet's Bolt EV and Volt names create confusion for Koreans. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's 238-mile.

Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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The term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. may begin feeling exactly the same thing. pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages.

Strategy Analytics: consumers showing less interest in autonomous driving systems

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After reaching an all-time high in 2015, consumers’ interest in autonomous driving systems has fallen in 2016, reflecting hesitance about the reliance of self-driving technology, according to a recent survey from the In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics. —Chris Schreiner, director of IVX. Brief

Fuel cell vehicle breaks 24-hour electric mileage record with True Zero hydrogen-fuel network in California

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Driving a fuel-cell-electric Toyota Mirai, the founders of True Zero completed a scenic drive throughout California, covering 1,438 miles (2,314 km) in a 24-hour period, thus breaking the official Guinness World Record for electric miles driven in 24 hours. Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz have also announced plans to retail a fuel cell vehicle next year.

Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

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It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Because while Volkswagen continues to negotiate with regulators and customers in the U.S., it seems that.

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.

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