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California utilities submit $1 billion of electric-car projects to regulators

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California continues to lead the United States, and in some ways the world, in efforts to reduce and eliminate harmful emissions from road vehicles. Following the lead of Governor Jerry Brown, the state legislature and regulatory agencies have set aggressive goals to reduce emission of climate-change gases, primarily carbon dioxide. That will be.

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Velocys establishes strategic alliance with TRI for gasification systems for BTL plants

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TRI), establishing a strategic alliance. lowest-cost, most readily-available waste biomass). The agreement is not exclusive on either party.

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Mobile phone crackdown sees almost 8,000 drivers fined in single week

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Police caught 7,966 drivers using their phone behind the wheel in a single week during a nationwide crackdown last year, it has been revealed. Almost.

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Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

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Wireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers.

2017 62

Action on climate change 'harmful, unnecessary': Trump White House

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If there were any doubt that U.S. policy on climate change would change drastically under President Donald Trump, it should have been laid to rest shortly after noon yesterday. Following inauguration ceremonies for the 45th president of the United States, the Obama White House website was replaced with an entirely new site for the Trump White.

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Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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Following the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and a handful of other government agencies are now reportedly under gag orders: employees are forbidden to discuss ongoing changes, post new material on.

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McLaren Racing signs new four-year partnership with Stratasys to bring additive manufacturing to Formula 1

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McLaren Racing and Stratasys entered a new four-year partnership under which Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with a suite of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, as the Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. —Eric Boullier, racing director of McLaren Racing. Brief

2017 39

KPMG Survey: execs say connected car generates 10x revenue than a conventional vehicle; market share based on units “outdated”; BEVs #1 trend

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In fact, expectations for data-driven revenue are so great that 71% say measuring OEM market share based on units sold is outdated. —KPMG survey.

2017 39

SimpleFuel home hydrogen fuel dispenser wins $1 million DoE prize

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1 million prize to a little-known team for what you might call a new garage appliance. The SimpleFuel team—actually a collaboration of three separate companies—won the prize, first offered in November 2014, for its hydrogen home-fueling station. The goal is to let drivers of hydrogen.

2017 38

Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. It also helps utilities "balance" the gird by.

2017 38

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. At the “Salon de l’Auto” in Brussels, the Minister of Mobility and Environment announced a program for the improvement of air quality in Wallonia.

2017 37

World to have 5,000 hydrogen fueling stations by 2032: study

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To achieve mass adoption, fueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will have to be hugely expanded. It's a problem similar to that faced by battery-electric cars, but charging stations are far cheaper and easier to install—and can rely on existing grid infrastructure for their supply of electricity. Hydrogen fueling stations.

2017 36

Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric delivery van

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French carmaker Renault sells no passenger cars in North America, and hasn't for almost 30 years now. But in Europe, its all-electric Zoe subcompact hatchback has been the best-selling plug-in electric car for months on end. The Zoe is one of three "ZE" (zero emission) vehicles sold by Renault, and now the ZE lineup is adding another member. DON'T.

2017 34

Volkswagen develops heated wire-free windshield; benefits in the summer as well

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Volkswagen has developed a windshield made with a conductive layer of silver to provide required heat for clear windshields in winter without the use of embedded filament wires. Any renewed misting or icing up is also prevented. Consuming no more than 400 to 500 watts, the window quickly warms up and thus becomes a defrosting aid. Brief

2017 33

More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

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In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Those efforts still have a long way to go, it seems. Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than half of car buyers still know very little about.

2017 32

Electric Nissan Leaf hearse: greenest way to travel the last mile

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They may be painted the customary black, but why shouldn't hearses be green? Most people take their final journeys in hearses based on large luxury sedans, usually Cadillac or Lincoln models in the U.S. But a U.K. funeral home has teamed with an aftermarket company to create a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative. DON'T MISS: Autonomous.

2017 31

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

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Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Among the guiltiest culprits were older diesel vehicles with minimal emission-control systems, particularly those built under the Euro 4 standard in effect through 2005. Over the last year, Paris has instituted.

2017 29

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

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At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a.

2017 28

Alstom invests €14M in electric autonomous shuttle company EasyMile

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The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.

2017 28

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

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What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum, for Green Car Reports among others, but it illustrates one of the longstanding challenges in the field. Will the market for green cars expand as more enter the market, or is.

2017 27

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

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When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Such vehicles are available in other markets, but so far, not on sale from major makers in North America. DON'T MISS: Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric.

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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

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Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many models that frequently serve in the capacity of official vehicle for an elected official. Indeed, given Germany's considerable investment in its auto industry, using a German car.

2017 26

FLAC project seeks 40-80% weight reduction in automotive components through 3D printing

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Engineers at The University of Nottingham are developing lightweight automotive components using new additive manufacturing processes to boost vehicle fuel efficiency, while cutting noise and CO 2 emissions as part of the Functional Lattices for Automotive Components ( FLAC ) project. Nottingham’s share of the funding is £368,286 (US$456,000).

2017 25

China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

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During negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy sector could be reined in. With China, the U.S., and dozens of other countries signing the agreement, the world's most populous country committed itself to decarbonizing its.

2017 24

NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

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Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of electric cars. But despite ambitious plans for a multi-model lineup of electric cars, the company has made relatively little apparent progress toward that goal. While it is.

2017 22

Panasonic sees Tesla as deeper partner for self-driving cars too: CEO

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Japanese electronics firm Panasonic has been a close partner of Tesla Motors for many years now. It is the Silicon Valley automaker's sole battery supplier, it helps fund and operate the Tesla "Gigafactory" in Nevada, and the company owns a small stake in the carmaker. But Panasonic wants to move its partnership with Tesla beyond batteries.

2017 21

Baker Institute experts: major parts of the US shale sector will ramp up with $60 oil prices

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If West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices stabilize at or above $60 per barrel, major parts of the United States shale sector that are currently dormant will ramp up, according to an analysis by experts in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Baker III and Susan G. —Collins and Medlock.

2017 19

More than two-thirds of Americans accept climate science, regardless of Trump

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The new U.S. administration has made it clear that it does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change. From President Donald Trump down through his nominees for key roles—Scott Pruitt for EPA adminstrator, Rick Perry for Department of Energy head, and others—key elected and appointed officials have rejected the idea of human.

2017 18

Ford to test plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in London

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Earlier this month, Ford announced a host of new electrified vehicles, including prototype and production hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric models. Before its planned 2019 production launch, one of those vehicles will soon begin testing in London. It's a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit Custom van, designed for commercial use.

2017 18

Blue Bird developing battery-electric V2G school bus in $9M+ project; demo fleet in California in 2019

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In December 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15M to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Earlier post.). We thank DoE for this award, and applaud Blue Bird’s leadership in this arena. Brief

2017 18

Tesla Autopilot features edge closer to self-driving in 3 to 6 months

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Last year, after Tesla updated the radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors on its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk said the new hardware's capabilities would lag behind the cars on the street already. Now, Musk has projected that the "Hardware 2.0" cars may surpass the older generation of "Hardware 1.0" vehicles and be "fully self-driving" in 3 to 6.

2017 18

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

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Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 238-mile EPA rating for range—and that's usually the leading point about the Bolt EV in discussions or.

2017 17

Electric-car fast charging, diesel emission cost, small luxury cars, Trump and CEOs: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at how far electric-car fast charging has expanded, look at the cost of controlling diesel emissions, and learn more about the schedule for Tesla cars to move further toward self-driving. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What's it like to charge a Nissan Leaf wirelessly? We have the video from a six-month trial. Keeping.

2017 15

$1 billion for electric cars, Mini changes, climate science views, Tesla acceleration: Today's Car News

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Today, we talk about a very controversial Tesla, consider the idea of $1 billion in electric-car infrastructure and incentives, and look at the percentage of Americans who accept climate science (it's high). All this and more on Green Car Reports. Germany's minister for the environment is facing some pushback for his recent electric-car purchase.

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