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Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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In 2013, 87% of the world’s population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m 3 PM 2.5

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New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars New Zealand

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

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There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who, for whatever reasons, find plugging in a car to be an impediment. But while several companies are pursuing the technology, it isn't currently available from automakers in new.

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NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction caused by mobile devices in vehicles

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Currently, no safety guidelines exist for portable device technologies (e.g., The agency is seeking public comments on its proposed guidelines.

US DOT releases voluntary guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions

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The US Department of Transportation has released distraction guidelines that encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk connected to electronic devices built into their vehicles, such as communications, entertainment and navigation devices. NHTSA’s Phase I distraction guidelines for automakers. seconds total.

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Be transparent—i.e.,

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it will issue new guidelines for fuel-economy testing. In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S.

New Zealand issues new guidelines for EV manufacturers and importers

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New Zealand has issued new guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers to provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand. In particular, the guidelines provide direction for consistency of plugs and how to charge electric vehicles safely. Brief

FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may take a step to reduce that occurence with revisions to its fuel-economy advertising guidelines, the Detroit News reports. No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn''t match the numbers on the window sticker.

Honda revises and expands Green Purchasing Guidelines; broader scope applied to all suppliers worldwide

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The older guidelines with a reduced scope applied only to suppliers in Japan. Click to enlarge.

Secret Tesla software, VW diesel settlement progress, wireless-charging standards: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla uses secret software to test "Autopilot" autonomous features on customer cars, Volkswagen and Federal regulators make progress on a diesel settlement, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) drafts guidelines for wireless electric-car charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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Quality control: guideline for sampling frequency. Highlights of ISO 19880-1 include: General design & maintenance requirements.

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ECOtality to Develop EV Infrastructure Guidelines for British Columbia

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has been contracted by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure guidelines for the planning, design and installation of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. Multi-Family Dwellings. Commercial Employee Parking. Commercial Fleets. Commercial Public Access.

Report: PM2.5 hits 390 µg/cubic meter in Shanghai, 5x national limit and 15.6x WHO safety guideline

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times the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) safety guideline of 25 µg/m 3. The Shanghai Daily reported that PM 2.5 concentrations peaked at 390 µg per cubic meter on Thursday—more than five times the nation’s limit of 75, and 15.6 Due to the arrival of pollutants from north, the PM 2.5 The other 20% is from other provinces. Brief

Tesla Model S Safety Ratings, Diesel Luxury Cars: This Week In Social Media

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But what happens when that new guy touts his achievement beyond the allowed guidelines? When the new guy achieves something great, there will always be haters. Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] is the new guy in this scenario, and the company did just that this week in a release about the NHTSA''s 5-star safety score for the Model S electric car.

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Toshiba integrates fuel cell system into 14m experimental boat

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The results will also be reflected in safety guidelines for fuel cell boats which are to be developed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Toshiba Corporation Energy System and Solutions Company (ESS) has integrated a hydrogen fuel cell system into an experimental vessel, “Raicho N”. Brief

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UK Technology Strategy Board makes hydrogen storage award

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The Office for Low Emissions Vehicles and the TSB have teamed up to award ?598,000 598,000 to C[.]. Latest News Green cars Hydrogen fuel

Tyre recycling initiative launched

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Tyre retailers that meet a strict set of guidelines and conform to certain practices will be allowed to di[.]. Latest News Green cars

Carmakers get new guidelines for green claims

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A new set of guidelines has been drawn up to help automotive companies be clear and fair in their environmental claims.

Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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This gives confidence in the interoperability, safety and performance values within this guideline. Earlier post.) to 7.7 Click to enlarge.

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ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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It is essentially a safety and performance guideline for hydrogen stations, including the interface to fuel vehicles. Earlier post.)

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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

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Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive will be renamed Elux, but won''t put the Karma sedan back on sale until next year at the earliest.

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SAE taskforce developing standards for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles; targeting first guideline by end of 2011

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The taskforce, which launched in October 2010 and began meeting in November 2010, has a goal of delivering the first SAE guideline by end of 2011 for publishing in 2012. Closed loop wireless charging diagram. Source: Jesse Schneider. Click to enlarge. EVs and PHEVs. inductive, magnetic resonance) and compiling an interoperability study.

French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

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Now the electric car craziness has headed south to France, where officials at the French Ministry for the Environment have detailed guidelines which could Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted them green.

Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Vehicles modified by a Ford QVM in compliance with Ford guidelines retain their factory warranties. Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. Ford is investing $4.5 —Richard Cupka Jr.,

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Guideline price revealed for Toyota Prius Plug-in

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Toyota has revealed that its new Prius Plug-in hybrid will cost less than £31,000 when it launches in the UK in 2012. This figure is before any incentives are taken into account, such as the £5,000 Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle grant scheme run by the Government. Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax rate for company car users is expected [.].

E15 Gasoline Could Be Heading To Your Local Gas Station Soon

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That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a set of guidelines from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) designed to make it easier for gas In the not-so distant future, you might find you’ll find an extra choice when you fill up at the gas station, alongside the current choices for Regular or Premium.

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Opel to begin publishing WLTP fuel consumption numbers in Q2 2016; improving SCR for NOx reductions

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This is a voluntary and early improvement towards the RDE (Real Driving Emissions) legislation that goes into effect in Europe in 2017. Source: AVL.

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SAE World Congress technical track on advances in fuel cell vehicle applications

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Hydrogen Fueling Station and FCEV Fueling Process Safety Guideline: ISO TR 19880-1” Jesse Schneider, BMW. During the PFL 720 sessions at last year’s Congress, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai. Earlier post.). Brief

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Pisa, Deutsche Telekom and Kiunsys launch smart city pilot project to optimize inner city parking as part of ITS; POSSE

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Within the framework of this program, the city is implementing open standards and helping to develop European best-practice guidelines.

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California Energy Commission awarding almost $1.8M to 9 plug-in readiness projects

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Funds are to help regions develop PEV strategic plans for PEV electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); establish best practices for “PEV-ready” building and public works guidelines, and help to streamline PEV EVSE permitting, installation, and inspection processes. Regions are required to establish a PEV Coordinating. basis. Brief

Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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The Hybrid System Indicator in the instrument gauge panel provides the driver with a guideline to help optimize fuel consumption.

City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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Montreal’s strategy for transportation electrification is based on the guidelines contained in the Master Plan, the Transportation Plan, the Sustainable Development Plan 2010-2015 Montreal community, and the Plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse for Montreal from 2013 to 2020. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal. Brief

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SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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SAE International approved for publishing “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). Earlier post.)

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14 global automakers reach agreement on standards for suppliers on key responsibility issues

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The following guidelines clearly describe our expectations towards business ethics, working conditions, human rights, and environmental performance, for our suppliers as well as their subcontractors and suppliers. Together with AIAG, the initial guidelines were further elaborated. Daimler; Fiat S.p.A.; —Guiding Principles. Brie

Volvo Cars calls for US national framework for regulation and testing of autonomous driving

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The US risks losing its leading position due to the lack of Federal guidelines for the testing and certification of autonomous vehicles. The absence of one set of rules means car makers cannot conduct credible tests to develop cars that meet all the different guidelines of all 50 US states. —Håkan Samuelsson. Brief

BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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Earlier post.) The BMW i3 police cars began hitting the streets of Los Angeles this spring badged with an LAPD insignia.

Renewable Diesel Fuel Shines, Production Surges

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Alternative fuels have recently suffered at the hands of the current Renewable Fuel Standard, a set of guidelines that dictate various aspects of alt fuels.

ICL study of 39 new Euro-6 diesels finds huge variability in NOx emissions with an average 4.5x the type approval limit

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All but 2 exhibited higher NO x than the limit. The average NO x emission from the test cars of 0.36 g km -1 equates to 4.5 times for urban driving.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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Based on strict and rigorous guidelines, the record attempt requires the car to enter each of the 24 countries specified, collecting a range of evidence including a fuel/mileage logbook, GPS readings, video, photographs and independent witness signatures to prove that it has done so. i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. Brief