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LowCVP conference to explore beyond the tailpipe

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Exploring the rise of alternative fuels and electric vehicles, the conference will focus on the increasin[.]. Green credentials

Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Monthly 2013 sales of Ford electric drive vehicles. Data: EDTA, Ford Motor. Click to enlarge. Accordingly, in 2012, Ford only held a 7.5%

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GM Working On 200-Mile Electric Car, Says CEO Akerson

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The chief executive officer of General Motors made the comment yesterday at an energy conference, as reported in Reuters. Last summer he dropped a hint that it might be possible. Now Dan Akerson has confirmed it: GM is working on an electric car with a 200-mile range, according to its CEO.

Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

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That was one sobering question that came up during the Plug-In 2013 conference, held in San Diego last Monday through Thursday. Suppose there''s no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? Then what?

Tesla Hires New Engineering VP From Luxury Maker Aston Martin

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While CEO Elon Musk is doing another tweet-hyped conference call today, Tesla has a lot going on in the background. Not only is it building and selling Model S electric luxury sport sedans, but Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has quietly hired a new vice president of vehicle engineering.

Study suggests fuel cell hybrid with supercapacitors for energy storage the most fuel efficient

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The fuel economy of the supercapacitor fuel cell hybrid, they noted, is higher despite the vehicle being heavier and more expensive. Left : CSEM.

U. Maryland and Redox Power partnering to commercialize low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for distributed generation and transportation

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Redox Power’s 25 kW “Cube” sitting outside a conference room. Click to enlarge. —Wachsman and Lee (2011). Source: Wachsman and Lee (2011).

Volkswagen confirms e-up! for production

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At the firm’s annual press and investors conference in Wolfsburg today, the new e-up! city car is to go into production and is coming to the UK!

Volkswagen e-Up Electric Minicar: Forbidden Fruit For Europe Only

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Today, first details of the Volkswagen e-Up minicar were released--with the car being shown at the company's Annual Press and Investors Conference, held at its Wolfsburg headquarters. The next 18 months will see a number of plug-in vehicles enter the market from Volkswagen, as the company has promised for several years.

Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Plug In America launched the survey in January 2013, receiving data from about 4% of Roadster owners worldwide who completed a form on the PIA website.

Next Chevy Volt $10,000 Cheaper To Build, Profitable For GM?

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The latest comes from GM CEO Dan Akerson, who told the audience at Fortune''s Brainstorm Green conference Tuesday that the next Volt would cost "$7,000 to $10,000" less than today''s model. The 2013 Chevy Volt carries a base price of

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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The answer is simple and direct – because I have done The Math. . There’s never been a bigger enemy or or a more noble cause.

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ALABC and CPT to introduce 48V LC Super Hybrid demonstrator at Vienna Motor Symposium

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12V and 48V LC Super Hybrid technology demonstrators. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) Click to enlarge.

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PNNL solar thermochemical reaction system can reduce fuel consumption in natural gas power plants by about 20%; future potential for transportation fuels

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PNNL’s thermochemical conversion device is installed in front of a concentrating solar power dish. Photo: PNNL. The full CSP system. Photo: PNNL.

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Alcoa introduces new aluminum wheel alloy for lighter weight but stronger wheels

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Unveiled at the American Trucking Association Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, the new lightweight alloy, called MagnaForce, is on average 16.5% Through the third quarter of 2013, Engineered Products and Solutions contributed 25% of the company’s total revenues. Brief

Liquid Air Energy Network forms in UK; focus on transportation and energy storage

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With Ricardo as a partner, DEC is tracking to deliver a test engine by end 2013 for testing and demonstration in Q1 2014. —Dr. Richard A.

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Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy

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eV2g came online early in 2013 with the first revenue-generating vehicle-to-grid project, demonstrating the controls, regulatory requirements, and market participation rules for selling energy storage from vehicles into the PJM Interconnection Regulation Market. through their eV2g joint venture ( earlier post ). Earlier post.). Battery.

Lola-Drayson all-electric car to be unveiled at 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference

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Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) will launch their Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car as part of International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference in the UK. It is an exciting time to be a race engineer. —Lord Drayson. Brief

MIT researchers pursuing increasing human-vehicle collaboration

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Researchers at MIT are developing systems that could allow humans, robots and other autonomous vehicles to collaborate on everything from navigation to trip planning, and eventually pave the way for the operation of personal aircraft and driverless cars. But they then run the risk of not reserving it for long enough and so having to pay a penalty.

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Univ. of Regina researchers propose new enhanced heavy oil recovery process for Western Canada

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paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel ; the team had earlier presented their work at 2013 SPE Heavy Oil Conference in Calgary in June.

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Ford studying space-based robot telematics with St. Petersburg Polytechnic to improve connected vehicle communication

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Aerospace Conference, 2001, IEEE Proceedings. Ford has begun a three-year. three-year research partnership with the telematics department of St.

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TUM CREATE introduces tropical megacity e-taxi prototype at Tokyo; super-fast charging with twin charge ports

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Drawing of the 50 kWh pack and the twin charge ports for super-fast charging. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. —Arunachala et al. Resources.

Tesla Makes Money On Model S: $35K Per Car Selling ZEV Credits?

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Tomorrow at 5 pm Eastern, Tesla will hold what may be its most eagerly awaited conference call to date. The Silicon Valley startup automaker will discuss its first-quarter financial results--which will give the first clue to its financial viability as an operating automaker.

BASF pitching NiMH batteries for grid energy storage applications

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BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8 th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Brief

Jaguar C-X75 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Coming In 2013

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It’s been speculated for the past several months but today we finally got confirmation that Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 concept car is headed for production and due for launch in late 2013.

German Government hosting international e-mobility conference; Merkel speaking

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The German Federal Government is hosting an international conference on e-mobility, “Electric Mobility Going Global” later this month (27-28 May) in Berlin; Germany’s chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is scheduled to give a speech on the first conference day. The conference language is German, with simultaneous translation to English.

Protean Electric and FAW-VW developing production-intent electric propulsion system with in-wheel motors

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Protean Electric introduced its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. Alessandro Galeazzi and Gareth Roberts (2013) “Influence of wheel bearing performance on In-wheel motor advanced applications” (EVS 27). Cutaway of the Protean Electric in-wheel motor. Click to enlarge.

Tesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed that little tidbit at a press conference today, where plans were detailed for an expanded network of the company''s Supercharger rapid-charging stations. Buy a Tesla Model S, and you won''t need to worry about brownouts. And you could even keep driving through the Zombie Apocalypse.

People Will Buy Electric Cars If They're Cheap, Privileged, And Convenient

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If sales in Norway are any indication, that will happen when electric vehicles become inexpensive, easy to own, and confer certain privileges. Electric cars may be growing in popularity, but they still make up just a tiny percentage of the U.S. auto market. When will things take off?

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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The OSU team’s engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu featured a series-parallel plug-in hybrid drive with E85-fueled engine technology. The reengineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu used a front-wheel-drive system with by a 90 kW Magna E-Drive motor. Conferences and other events Conversions Fuel Efficiency High Octane Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins

Report: Honda, GM to announce tie-up on environmental technology on Tuesday

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Honda Executive Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura and GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky will explain the details at a news conference in New York at 9 am Tuesday, local time, according to the Nikkei report. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. and General Motors will tie up in environmental technology. Group) in electric cars. Brief

ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego. This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. Brief

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Live Gallery From Chicago Auto Show

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While Volkswagen didn't host a press conference to launch its new diesel Beetle, the carmaker put the 2013 Beetle TDI on display at the Chicago Auto Show in its first U.S. appearance.

UK’s greenest football club goes greener with electric fleet

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The side, which finished 10th in the Conference National league last [.]. Latest news Nissan LEAF

Volvo Trucks showcasing DME, CNG trucks at ACT Expo

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Volvo trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and dimethyl ether (DME) will be on display this week at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference. Earlier post.). Brief

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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million ZEVs would represent a new vehicle market penetration for the group of states of about 15%, said Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB), during a conference call announcing the agreement. Motorists bought more than 40,000 plug-in cars in the first and second quarters of 2013. The 3.3

Petrobras CEO says company will grow production to 5.7 mboe/day by 2020

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Speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston , Petrobras CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster said that the Brazilian oil and gas company’s reserves will double in size by 2020. Production, which was 2.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (oil and natural gas) per day in 2012, is expected to reach 5.7 billion in 2012. billion.

One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, proposed an amendment to end the $25-billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program. For example, in March 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that a group of Chinese automakers ended talks of purchasing Fisker over a disagreement on the continuation of the DOE loan.

Chevrolet, GMC expand CNG truck and van offerings

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The vehicles were announced at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which focuses on clean technologies and alternative-fuel vehicles for fleet operations. The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD expand the range of available configurations to 2500HD and 3500HD pickup models in all cab styles and 2WD and 4WD drivetrains. Natural Ga

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FEV’s two-stage VCR system; 5-7% increase in fuel economy using variable length conrods

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At SAE World Congress 2013, engineers at FEV reported on their progress on a two-stage variable compression ratio (VCR) system based on a variable length conrod with eccentric piston pin suspension. DEER Conference 2012). Working principle of FEV’s two-stage VCR system. Click to enlarge. Diagram at right.). units. Resources. Dohmen, J.,