Wed.Jul 04, 2012

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Volt continues to be top-selling plug-in in US; Prius PHV #2, LEAF #3

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The Chevrolet Volt was the top-selling plug-in vehicle (PEs) in the US in June 2012, posting 1,760 units, up 213.7% by volume from the 561 units in June 2011. For the first six months of the year, Volt sales reached 8,817 units, up 221.2% from 2,745 units in the first half of 2011. from the 1,708 units sold in June 2011. from a year ago.

Danish firms develop methanol range-extender car

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Current range-extended models combine a petrol engine with an electric battery and motors, but a new Danish design will break the stereotype by using methanol instead to boost the driving range of a new electric car model. Electric cars concept electric car fuel cell methanol

ConocoPhillips announces sanction of $6B second train for Australia Pacific coal seam gas to LNG project; Sinopec interest to increase

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ConocoPhillips announced the sanction of development of a second 4.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) production train for its Australia Pacific LNG coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Queensland, Australia. Sanctioning of the second train is the final step in the approval process for the project. Sinopec Corp.’s Brief

Ford C-MAX Hybrid to beat Toyota Prius V for fuel economy

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The hybrid car market is becoming increasingly competitive – as is emphasised by Ford openly boasting that it’s new C-MAX Hybrid (pictured) will topple the Toyota Prius V in terms of fuel economy and will come with a lower price. The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is set to return 47mpg highway, compared to the Toyota Prius [.].

ABI Research: 60% of new cars shipping globally in 2017 will feature connected car solutions

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Global OEM connected car system penetration is expected to increase from 11.4% in 2012 to 60.1% in 2017, according to ABI Research. Click to enlarge.

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Teijin Chemicals develops resin enabling new auto body designs

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Teijin Chemicals, Ltd., the Teijin Group’s resin and plastic processing business arm, has developed Panlite AM-9937F, a material that combines dimensional precision and an ultra-smooth surface for automotive applications. Panlite AM-9937F enables product designs that were previously unachievable due to the limitations of conventional metal. Brief

Freerolling hybrid minicab firm gets wired

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One of London’s largest minicab operators, Greentomatocars has become the first passenger car company in Europe to adopt free in-car Wi-Fi across its entire fleet. Green credentials car hire green car

Boeing forecasts $4.5T market for 34,000 new airplanes over next 20 years

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Boeing projects a $4.5-trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook (CMO). The company’s annual forecast reflects the strength of the commercial aviation market. New Airplane Deliveries: 2012-2031. Airplane Type. Total Deliveries.

Lux Research: grid storage battery cost to fall to $500/kWh by 2022, short of expectations

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Lithium-ion and molten-salt battery costs will approach $500/kWh by 2022, reducing the high capital cost of emerging grid storage technologies. However, expectations of half that level will remain unrealistic for at least a decade, according to the Lux Research report “Grid Storage Battery Cost Breakdown: Exploring Paths to Accelerate Adoption.”.