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Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component. Just ask Tesla, which sells multiple versions of its Model.

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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PVI has previously worked with Groupe Renault on the development and electrification of the upcoming Renault Master Z.E. Earlier post.). Master Z.E.

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

2017 24

Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. A 0.25

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Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Furthermore, Siemens tested a new blade design with a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology.

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Faraday has 64,000 reservations: why they're different from Tesla's

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Faraday Future unveiled its first production electric car, the FF 91, last month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The public debut of the much-hyped luxury utility vehicle generated considerable interest from potential customers. At least, that's how it looks at first glance. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell marketing theme: thinking about tomorrow

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Like most marketing for hydrogen vehicles, the video ad above will likely be targeted only to California drivers.

2017 42

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.

2017 41

First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. This is a landmark event for Velocys’ technology and its commercial reference plant. Brief

2017 41

Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. So what are oil companies doing to prepare for that possible outcome? Some continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

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As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. But what do actual owners think? DON'T.

2017 36

Swedish ESPLANADE project developing common safety methodology for autonomous vehicles

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The Swedish automotive industry is working alongside academia and specialists in a comprehensive research project called ESPLANADE (Efficient and Safe Product Lines of Architectures eNabling Autonomous DrivE), to create a vital common safety methodology for autonomous vehicles. FUSE and ESPLANADE are co-funded by Sweden’s innovation agency VINNOVA.

2017 35

Valeo to form transmission JV with S. Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group; torque converters and CVTs; boosting sales to Hyundai-Kia

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France-based Valeo has signed an agreement with its long-standing South Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group to create a 50/50 joint venture for transmissions; the new company will be called Valeo-Kapec. The partners intend for Valeo-Kapec to become the world leader in torque converters and CVTs. Market Background Transmissions

2017 35

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

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Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader in North America or Europe who managed to miss our headline, odds are you may answer "Tesla" or "Nissan," based on media coverage of those two companies' achievements.

2017 33

Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

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Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. While plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward, the large amount of current carried over the cord from the power source to the car makes caution worthwhile. Even safety-conscious consumers may find choosing the best.

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Nikola Tesla drives Tesla Model S: amateur fan video imagines

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As an auto company that exclusively produces electric cars, Tesla Motors has a very appropriate name. So what might Nikola Tesla think of his namesake?

2017 31

Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some.

2017 32

Omnitek developing 18L natural gas engine for off-road construction vehicle applications

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Omnitek Engineering Corp. will participate in a $1.5-million California Energy Commission grant ( GFO-16-506 ) study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for off-road heavy duty construction vehicle applications in the greater Los Angeles area. —Werner Funk. Brief

2017 27

Waitrose launches fleet of biomethane-fueled trucks with 500-mile range

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The UK supermarket group Waitrose has introduced a fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas)-powered trucks with a range of up to 500 miles. They trucks, which use advanced technology developed jointly with Scania and Agility Fuel Solutions, will be fueled with biomethane from CNG Fuels. They are quicker to refuel and easier to maintain. Brief

2017 26

Study finds transport, residential heating main sources of black carbon in Russian Arctic

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According to a new international study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 38% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from transport and 35% from residential heating sources, while open fires, power plants, and gas flaring are responsible for only 12%, 9%, and 6% respectively. —Zbigniew Klimont.

2017 25

Bosch establishing new electromobility operating unit in Powertrain Solutions; start at beginning of 2018

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Bosch is forming an operating unit specifically for electromobility. The unit will be part of the new Powertrain Solutions division. From the start of 2018, Powertrain Solutions will include the company’s electromobility activities as well as the existing Gasoline Systems and Diesel Systems divisions. —Dr.

2017 23

With Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan is world's largest maker of all-electric cars

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The controlling interest in carmaker Mitsubishi it acquired last year has helped the Renault-Nissan Alliance to solidify its position as the global leader in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling all-electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe has achieved consistent strong sales in Europe. At the same time.

2017 22

Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers significant growth in 2016; cumulative EV sales hit nearly 425,000

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant sales growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles—including Mitsubishi Motors sales of 934,013 vehicles globally. Mitsubishi Motors joined the Alliance last fall with Nissan’s acquisition of a 34% equity stake in the company. Earlier post.) Fluence Z.E., the SM3 Z.E. and 8.4%

2017 21

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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The ferries—with capacity for 50 cars and 199 persons—are designed by Multi Maritime. It turns out we had the answer already.

2017 20

Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date

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Just as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is launching in North America, its European cousin is beginning deliveries across the Atlantic. In Europe, General Motors markets the U.S.-built built Bolt EV as virtually identical Opel Ampera-e under its German Opel brand.

2017 19

7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE , a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The first events will be held in the spring of 2017. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins

2017 18

3 California battery storage sites come online, one from Tesla

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Long a leader in the push to reduce vehicle emissions and switch to renewable energy, California marks another milestone this week. The last of three battery energy-storage sites will come online in Southern California, providing storage and buffering for unpredictable renewable energy. Together, the three sites add up to capacity equal to fully.

2017 18

Production for Elio 3-wheeler slides to 2018; is time running out?

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Elio Motors continues to drag its feet regarding the start of production for its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg" vehicle, but it may now be running out of time. The company previously said it had received 55,000 reservations for the car, representing potential sales of $300 million. Last year, it raised $17 million through small-investor.

2017 16

VW Board vs ex-CEO Piech: rancor erupts over diesel cheating lies

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Statements from the boards of directors of automakers are generally dry, dispassionate, and formal. So the language of a terse item issued yesterday by the board of Volkswagen Group was remarkable in its directness. Not to mention its inferences about the company's former CEO Ferdinand Piech, who remains a powerful and major shareholder. DON'T.

2017 16

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in 3D printing company Desktop Metal in Series C round

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BMW i Ventures has made a strategic investment in Desktop Metal , an emerging startup with the mission to bring metal 3D printing within reach of all design and manufacturing teams. The investment comes as part of Desktop Metal’s $45-million C round of financing, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), as well as BMW i Ventures and Lowe’s Ventures.

2017 16

Plug-in hybrid price guide: every 2017 model, with specs

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The number of plug-in hybrid cars has expanded greatly over the past few years. If you've had trouble keeping track of all of these new plug-in cars, fear not. A couple of weeks ago, we gathered the relevant data for every battery-electric car on sale today, and presented it to you in one place. DON'T MISS: Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017.

2017 15

California ARB to award up to $10M for zero- and near-zero emission school buses

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A new program funded by proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program aims to encourage the turnover of California’s school bus fleet to zero-emission and cleaner-burning school buses. The North Coast Unified AQMD will administer the $10 million funding for this statewide school bus project. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets

2017 15

California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

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What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out. California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California.

2017 13

Pilot production of Tesla Model 3 to start Feb 20: report

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Tesla said yesterday it would shut down its production lines for one week this month to prepare for the launch of its upcoming Model 3 electric sedan. The Silicon Valley carmaker said the "brief, planned pause" was to add paint-shop capacity and do general maintenance at its assembly plant in Fremont, California. An exclusive Reuters news service.

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