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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

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Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide. The integration of the Liquid Light assets into Avantium is complete and effective immediately. Brief

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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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SABIC exploring integrated lighting features in car windows

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SABIC is actively working on developing car window technology with integrated lighting features. SABIC first disclosed its efforts to develop polycarbonate (PC) windows with integrated lighting at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL), held in Darmstadt, Germany 28-30 September. Displaying warning messages.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. Light-duty diesel OP.

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Mitsubishi developing electric light truck

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Japanese manufacturing giant Mitsubishi is said to be working on its third electric vehicle – in the form of an electric light truck earmarked for a 2012 launch. According to reports in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the new electric vehicle will be targeted at contractors, farmers and others that use light trucks for their [.].

Tesla Model S: 'Intergalactic SpaceBoat Of Light And Wonder'

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But we''ve never seen it called an "intergalactic spaceboat of light and wonder" before. The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan can be described many ways, and its owners generally use glowing superlatives in doing so. Nor an "Electric CruiseBeast," for that matter.

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ABB commissions world’s highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link

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HVDC Light’s “black start” capability can help restore power quickly in the event of an outage, without the aid of external energy sources.

Say hello to the Light Car

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Combining the latest in lightweight materials, semi-finished products and advanced joining concepts, global engineering services provider EDAG presented its Light Car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The [.].

Riversimple Rasa: New Details On Super-Light Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

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based startup Riversimple first showed its hydrogen fuel-cell Urban Car prototype in 2009, but since then there has been little apparent activity from the company. Now it's back with a refined design that it hopes to put into production by 2018. It's called the Rasa--as in tabula rasa, Latin for "clean slate." DON'T MISS: U.K. Extends.

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Schaeffler P2 high-voltage hybrid module expected in North American light-duty truck by 2020; also 48V applications

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Schaeffler expects this high-voltage solution to be in use in a North American light-duty truck by 2020. Click to enlarge. Hybrids

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Future Electric Utility Trucks: Lighting Your Home While Crews Restore Power

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While running down your vehicle to keep your house warm could never be described as an ideal scenario, it''s certainly a

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MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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2016) “Sub-200 g/kWh BSFC on a Light Duty Gasoline Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0709 doi: 10.4271/2016-01-0709. Right. Click to enlarge.

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Street Lights With Electric-Car Charging Sockets: Why Didn't We Think Of This?

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Sometimes, without realizing it, the solution to a problem can literally be right in front of you. Carmakers are working to increase the number of public electric-car charging stations, but there''s already plenty of existing electricity infrastructure. RELATED: BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500 BMW is taking advantag

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Green light for Audi traffic information system

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The system uses in-car internet to create a link between the car and the traffic light network i[.].

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Ceres Power to demonstrate SOFC stack technology for EV range extender with Nissan; light commercial vehicle

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UK-based Ceres Power Holdings, a spin-out from Imperial College, is leading a consortium that includes Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv to develop a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack as a range extender for an electric light commercial vehicle (van). Earlier post.). — Phil Caldwell, Ceres Power’s CEO.

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BMW develops street lights that charge your car

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BMW has developed street lights that double up as electric car chargers according to the news agency, Reuters. Electric cars BMW Editor Pick

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Toyota seize the light with engine plant solar installation

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Almost 13,000 solar panels have been fitted to Toyota’s engine manufacturing factory in Deeside, North Wales. Toyota Editor Pick

Ricardo demonstrates processes for evaluating light-duty diesel emissions under coming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regs

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Despite the continuing and significant reductions in the legislated limits of light-duty diesel vehicle NO x emissions under the European Euro 1 through 5 regulations of recent years, many studies have demonstrated that real-world NO x emissions appear not to have been reduced as significantly. mile) radius of the company’s technical center.

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ORNL-led team developing breakthrough high-temperature, high-strength Al alloy for advanced light-duty engines

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A team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is developing a lower-cost cast aluminum (Al) alloy capable of at least a 50 ˚C temperature increase over the current cylinder head alloys 319 and 356 for use in light duty engines. Earlier post.). High-temperature, high-strength Al alloy project targets. Property. 33 KSI.

DELIVER electric light commercial vehicle demonstrator to make its debut at FISITA

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Liberty Electric Cars, the European subsidiary of Green Automotive Company, has completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER”—an electric light commercial delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7 th Framework Programme. DELIVER. Click to enlarge. Maximum motor speed is 13,600 rpm. The 21.6

Australian electric off-roader will never see the light of day

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Over the last decade, the Australian car industry has been in a long-term decline. Ford, General Motors, and Toyota have all decided to end local vehicle production, opting to import cars from other markets instead. But one Australian company plans to begin production of a new electric vehicle later this year. DON'T MISS: Immortus Electric-Car.

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Ricardo: achieving light-duty diesel RDE NOx compliance in urban driving is possible, at a price

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The SIA conference was focused on clean compression-ignition engines of the future. liter diesel engine. Attribute analysis presented in SIA paper.

GM switches on to light savings

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OK, a lot of lightbulbs. At its[.].

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Green light goes out on the incandescent bulb

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Environment Minister Dan Norris said:“We can no longer rely on light bulbs which waste 95 per cent of their energy as heat. Tags: Green credentials bulb Defra incandescent light From the 1 September its goodbye to the old incandescent lightbulb, a design which has been around for more than 130 years.

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Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

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Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again. We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury coupe is now back in the GM product plan. The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. It will likely launch in 2013 as a 2014 model, though it

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Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites

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Kansas City, Missouri, will become the latest municipality to gain an electric-car charging infrastructure this year. local utility company is leading the effort to build a comprehensive network of charging sites for drivers of plug-in vehicles. DON''T MISS: BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars Over the

Cambridge team successfully tests hybrid light aircraft; 30% fuel savings

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Hybrid in flight. Click to enlarge. The aircraft is also able to recharge its batteries in flight, the first time this has been achieved. —Dr.

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

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In this case, it''s pedal-powered energy to offset the roughly 50 kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed by the famous lighted ball that drops to signal the New Year. Never let it be said that New York City doesn''t get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year.

ETH Zürich team developing light-duty natural gas-diesel hybrid electric powertrain; 43 g/km CO2

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Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a light-duty hybrid electric vehicle featuring a dual-fuel natural gas-diesel engine. Click to enlarge.

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Audi's Traffic Light Recognition Tech Will Save You Gas, Time

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Taking the average passenger car and making it more efficient is the combination of dozens of factors from engine technology to aerodynamics to more extreme measures like hybridization. But some factors you just can''t control, like traffic, weather and the changing of traffic signals. Audi thinks it can at least mitigate the latter with its lates

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Canada, US and Mexico commit to align light- and heavy-duty fuel efficiency and GHG standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively

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As part of that effort, the leaders committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles by aligning fuel efficiency and/or GHG emission standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively. The action plan also encompasses a range of initiatives, including a focus on clean transportation. 50% clean power target.

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Achates Power developing light-duty two-stroke opposed-piston diesel engine: the OP4

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The OP4 light-duty opposed-piston diesel. Light-duty OP4. Click to enlarge. liters. cycle-average fuel consumption advantage. Background.

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New BMW Brilliance engine plant with light metal foundry in China; high-voltage battery production to come

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) opened a new engine plant with a light metal foundry in Shenyang today. Both the engine plant and the light metal foundry incorporate the latest state-of-the-art production standards. Light metal foundry. The new BBA plant will supply BMW Brilliance’s Dadong and Tiexi automotive plants.

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Audi LED Lights Actually Save Fuel, Cut Emissions, EU Says

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Many people imagine that fuel efficiency stops and starts with engine technology and driving technique, but there''s a little more to it than that. Making a fuel-efficient vehicle involves a holistic approach that examines every aspect of a car''s design and tries to reduce its impact on fuel use--and even the humble headlight can play a part

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NHTSA proposes rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication on light vehicles

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Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on US roadways, the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the US light vehicle fleet. Privacy is also protected in V2V safety transmissions.

New high-entropy alloy is as light as aluminum, stronger than titanium alloys

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Ashby plot of strength vs. density for engineering materials. Yield strength for metals and polymers, tear strength for elastomers, compressive strength for ceramics, and tensile strength for composites.) The low-density HEA is indicated with the star. Youssef et al. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) —Youssef et al. hours. —Dr. Resources.

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Federal Mogul develops advanced aluminum piston for high-performance light-duty diesel engines

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pistons can retain their leading position in diesel engines for light vehicles for some time to. Click to enlarge. internal friction.

2015 BCTB, Street-Light Charging Stations, MI Anti-Tesla Law Bashed: Today's Car News

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We''ve also got stories on street lights with integrated electric-car charging sockets developed by BMW, and criticism of Michigan''s anti-Tesla law from the CEO of dealer group AutoNation. We start the week with our 2015 Best Car To Buy, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Daimler Trucks unveils electric heavy-duty Urban eTruck from Mercedes-Benz; fleet trial for the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cell

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Fuso Canter E-Cell As far as light-duty trucks are concerned, the all-electric drive is already a reality. tonnes, which is at the usual level.