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Researchers use crumpled graphene balls to avoid dendrite growth on Li-metal anodes

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Lithium metal—with its high theoretical capcity and low electrochemical potential—is an ideal anode for Li-ion batteries, and is the material of choice for advanced batteries such as Li-sulfur and Li-O 2.

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How Silicon Valley startup boosted MPG in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup truck

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It looks like GM's investment arm, GM Ventures, has borne some real-world, fuel-saving fruit. Sophisticated engine-control algorithms under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck, which make the truck's V-8 engines more efficient, came from work done by a company GM bought in 2012. That year, GM Ventures sank an. Pickups General Motors Fuel Economy GM Ventures Cylinder Deactivation

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. Earlier post.).

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PwC: by 2030, the transport sector will require 138M fewer cars in Europe and US; vehicle stock in China to climb ~50%; traffic to be heavier

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Five trends are transforming the automotive industry, according to PWC: electrification, autonomy, sharing, connecting and yearly updating, a combination the consultancy is now labeling “eascy”.

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Mitsubishi Electric develops object-recognition camera technology using proprietary AI for mirrorless cars; ~100m range

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed what it believes to be the industry’s highest performing automotive camera technology.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

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Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated range. Last February, readers John and Mimi Porter of San Diego shared their first impressions of the new silver Bolt EV they had purchased the previous month. Now we have a. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 23

Fisker EMotion: here's why we're skeptical about Fisker's latest electric car

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After the rise and fall of Henrik Fisker's former automotive venture, a number of analysts and enthusiasts are skeptical about his newest company—Fisker, Inc.—and —and its first creation, the EMotion electric sedan. It's not hard to see why. The second company bearing the Fisker name has made numerous claims regarding future technologies. Consumer Electronics Show

2018 23

UCR, Stanford team develops general approach for inexpensive, efficient catalysts for PEM fuel cells

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, with colleagues at Stanford have developed a general approach for the production of inexpensive, efficient and durable catalysts for PEM fuel cells: 1D porous nitrogen-doped graphitic carbon fibers embedded with active oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyst components (M/MO x , i.e., metal or metal oxide nanoparticles).

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce

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It's an unusual thing, to say the least, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce publicly suggests a major tax increase. In general, the pro-business lobbying group advocates for tax cuts, reducing or eliminating regulations, and free-market policies that allow companies to operate however they choose. But there it was on Tuesday: The Chamber will. Gasoline Politics Infrastructure Gas Tax state laws federal government

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Carbon fiber from plants close to carbon-neutral? Scientists hopeful

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When it comes to materials with the most promise in automotive applications, carbon fiber and graphene each rank high on the list. Unlike graphene, however, real-world carbon fiber applications exist today—and they're helping automakers reduce the weight of cars coming tomorrow. There's one big, unfortunate, and somewhat ironic problem with. Manufacturing Carbon Fiber research and development materials weight reduction Lightweight

2018 21

Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Automotive designer Henrik Fisker is back with a new car company bearing his name but just like the last time around, we have our reservations. Today in Car News

Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO

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Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a "historic opportunity" for the industry Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Jackson recognized the challenges associated with electric vehicles, but said he also thinks. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) AutoNation

2018 20

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

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One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and crankshafts at either end, it was sufficiently different to startle most visitors who paid attention. That engine came with some audacious claims, too: How about an EPA combined. emissions Detroit Auto Show EPA Engines Fuel Economy carbon dioxide Achates Power

2018 19

Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

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Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. The Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. It now aims to. Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Costa Rica

U Alberta study shows for the first time that sunlight causes chemical reactions in road dust; singlet oxygen

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Researchers at the University of Alberta (Canada) have shown for the first time that road dust is photochemically active; i.e., sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust.

2018 12

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

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Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold. Want proof? China sold 777,000 new-energy. China sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 at $45,000 after CES debut: first-ride video

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It's rare that automakers let journalists or potential buyers drive or even ride in development prototypes. It's not unknown: Chevrolet did it with development versions of both its 2011 Volt range-extended electric car and the more recent 2017 Bolt EV battery-electric model. But it's a good way for a relatively unknown startup company to attract. China CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Consumer Electronics Show Byton

2018 14

2019 Ram 1500 pickup has 48-volt 'mild hybrid' system for fuel economy

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The dominant news at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was about pickup trucks. Ironically, the Detroit automaker with the fewest electrified models on sale was the only one to bring hybridization to a new truck, in the form of its brand-new 2019 Ram 1500. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has lagged GM and FOrd on the. Detroit Auto Show mild hybrid Fuel Economy start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

2018 16

What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

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This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his technical achievements. Tesla, a Serbian who was born in what's now Croatia, brought the world numerous innovations in electricity that, to this day, define how we live. On January 7th, Tesla was. History research electric utilities plug-in cars Nikola Tesla Nikola

2018 14

Could improving electric-car tax credit be possible even with today's politics?

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Rather to the surprise of electric-car advocates, the massive tax bill passed by the U.S. Congress in December did not eliminate the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. That credit lets buyers take a credit of $2,500 to $7,500 on their income-tax filing in the year of purchase. Now, financial columnist James Stewart has. Politics Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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MIT simulations suggest nanostructured topological materials could increase thermoelectric efficiency threefold

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MIT researchers have discovered a way to increase the efficiency of thermoelectric materials threefold by using “topological” materials, which have unique electronic properties.

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Detroit Auto Show Videos

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

UCSC team develops high-performance nanostructured composite catalyst for water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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A low-cost, nanostructured composite material developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz has shown performance comparable to Pt/C as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen.

European Parliament endorses proposal for 12% share of energy from renewable energy in transport by 2030; 10% advanced biofuels

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The European Parliament last week endorsed a series of proposals setting targets for cleaner, more efficient energy use. Among those was a proposal for a binding EU-level target of a 12% share of energy from renewable sources in transport, by 2030. Members of Parliament also endorsed setting a 35% improvement in energy efficiency and a minimum 35% share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy by 2030.

Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) has officially joined the LIFT (Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow) institute as a Silver Member to advance the group’s research into lightweight metals, therefore reducing the weight of future vehicles. The group comprises Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; VWGoA is the first automotive OEM to join the Detroit-based Manufacturing USA institute.

PG&E launches program to install 7,500 electric-car charging stations in California

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Finding a charging station will soon get a lot easier—at least in California. America's largest electric-vehicle market will see a significant boost in the number of available charging stations in the state following an investment by its largest electricity producer. Electricity provider Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), based in San. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations

Delphi Technologies invests in innovative capacitor start-up PolyCharge

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Delphi Technologies PLC, a leader in vehicle propulsion technologies, has invested in PolyCharge America, Inc, a start-up established to commercialize a new capacitor technology. This technology helps to make high-power inverters smaller, lighter and more tolerant to high temperatures. The minority equity investment, for an undisclosed sum, builds on an existing long-standing technology partnership between Delphi Technologies and Sigma Technologies , the parent company of PolyCharge.

Ricardo aims to be the niche battery pack manufacturer of choice for premium high-performance hybrids and EVs

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Ricardo said that its recent completion of a full EV sports car battery manufacturing concept program by its Performance Products division is a significant milestone in its aim to become the niche battery manufacturer of choice for high performance hybrids and EVs.

TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Avalon received an all-encompassing makeover by Toyota’s US-based design, engineering, and manufacturing entities at Calty Design Research Inc. Calty) in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Toyota Motor North America Research and Development (TMNA R&D) in Saline, Michigan; and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky, respectively.

Detroit auto show, 2019 pickups, Fisker EMotion, Honda Insight, Tesla history: The Week in Reverse

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What tricks and technologies did Chevy engineers use to boost the fuel economy of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck? Which state will likely counter any proposed weakening of corporate average fuel-economy standards by the Trump administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car. The Week In Reverse

Gas-tax hike, Kia Sorento Diesel, Bolt EV after a year, 37-mpg F-150, electric cars in CA: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got an interesting mix of stories, from a debate over how many electric cars California needs to the source of funds for an engine promised to deliver 37 mpg in a full-size Ford F-150 pickup. Also, your Tesla primer (it's not what you may think) and the Chevy Bolt EV after a year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. California. Today in Car News

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Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

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One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it called into question targets set forth by California regulators. Specifically, Southern California Edison (SCE) said the targeted 4 million electric vehicles isn't nearly enough to. emissions California greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars state laws

Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

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Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future. Even as recently as 2016, current Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called the possibility of an electric Ferrari "an obscene concept." Now the purveyor of some of the. plug-in cars