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Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. Brie

North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

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Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That''s the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will become law on August 25, with or without the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory.

North Carolina Wants To Make It Illegal For Tesla To E-Mail Customers

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In North Carolina, a new law passed by the state Senate would apparently make it illegal for Tesla to e-mail its customers. In other words, if you''re a North Carolina resident who has a A long, long way.

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

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In North Carolina, a Senate Win some, lose some. Tesla''s had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars.

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

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plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas stationIt's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast.

Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

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In most cases--Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, among others--Tesla has managed to stave off the proposed laws, which are

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

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But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd?

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to close due to state’s elimination of its funding

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The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has begun to shut down operations over a 90-day period and will close its doors by Thursday, 31 October 2013, due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget signed recently by Gov. Pat McCrory. Brief

Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

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and a leading supplier of microporous separators used in lithium-ion batteries, plans to expand capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility and build a new manufacturing site in Concord, North Carolina. In the first phase, Celgard will add capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility.

GKN Driveline to invest $179M to expand NC manufacturing; all-wheel-drive, eDrive

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GKN Driveline will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment and new jobs have been added to support growing All-Wheel-Drive and eDrive business for several North American automotive manufacturers. million in 2015. Brief

Continental to boost production of electronic integrated parking brakes at North Carolina facility

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Continental plans to invest more than $35 million in its Henderson, North Carolina facility to meet the increased demand for Electronic Integrated Parking Brakes (e-IPB). Due to the increasing demand for brake calipers throughout North America, the Henderson plant produced a record-breaking seven million calipers in 2012. Brie

Infographic: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

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The University of North Carolina School of Government’s MPA@UNC program has produced an infographic on the 5 largest US public transit systems.

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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Plug-in 2011 holds public open night

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It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina. Electric cars electric hybrid North Carolina plug-in RalieghVehicles [.].

Study Finds North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years

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An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Reide Corbett of the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University, Orson van de Plassche of Vrije Universiteit, W. Culver and D. Resources. Andrew C.

HCL CleanTech to Establish Pilot Plant in North Carolina for Converting Woody Biomass to Sugars and Fuels

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HCL CleanTech, a US-Israeli biofuels technology development company focused on full process technology for conversion of woody biomass to fermentable sugars and advanced biofuels, has selected North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and pilot plant. North Carolina, with 17.6

Fire Marshal Says NC Garage Fire Started Away From Chevy Volt: Exclusive

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Preliminary conclusions from the investigation into a Mooresville, North Carolina, house fire that destroyed a Chevrolet Volt indicate the fire did not start in the vehicle, but elsewhere, and progressed to engulf the electric car.

Dept of Energy announces $36 million for biofuels and bioproducts development

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Yesterday U.S. The new program is meant to advance technology improvements and

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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The 8.9-liter ISL G NZ is the first MidRange engine in North America to receive emission certification from both US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California to meet the optional 0.02 The ISL G NZ is manufactured at the Cummins Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. g/bhp-hr.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Mickey Body in High Point, North Carolina, upfitted the vehicles with side-load beverage bays. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 Brief

2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The report uses scientific modeling systems to project biomass resource availability under specified economic and sustainability constraints.

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Researchers develop nanoscale LTO anode with superior high temperature performance

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As reported in their paper in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , the synthesis method uses water, with the final products exhibiting nanoscale and highly porous structures. In addition, the grain size of the LTO particles can be tuned and controlled by the calcination temperature. —Alaboina et al. mA h g −1 at 5 C rate.

NC State team develops new Si/C inverter; 12.1 kW/L & greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package

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The new SiC-based inverter has a power density of 12.1 kW/L—close to the US Department of Energy’s target of 13.4 kW/L by 2020. Resources.

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DOE to invest $16M in computational design of new materials for alt and renewable energy, electronics and other fields

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The US Department of Energy will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. The research teams include experts from universities and other national labs. The Berkeley Lab team will be led by Steven G. Other team members are Jack Deslippe, Jeffrey B. —Steven Louie.

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Maxwell supplying ultracaps to ABB for hybrid version of Philadelphia rail energy recuperation system

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Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines. When decelerating or braking, a traction vehicle (train, tram or trolleybus) is feeding the regenerated braking energy back into the DC power network. Brief

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

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In other words, we got to watch Hurricane Irene rip its way through North Carolina just before we jumped on an airplane headed home to New We’re just back from vacation in the U.K.,

EPA awards Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant a first annual Rain Catcher Award

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The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Volkswagen Group’s Chattanooga facility is the world’s first LEED Platinum Certified Automotive Facility. Brief

Infineon buys Wolfspeed Power for $850M cash; power semiconductors for electromobility

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Wolfspeed is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, and has been a part of Cree for almost three decades. Infineon Technologies AG has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power.

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. Earlier post.). reducing the size of a sub-station to a suit case). Manufacturing Policy Power Electronics

NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding grants totaling $7.4 million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). In contrast, traditional machining creates objects by cutting material away.

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

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Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new high-entropy alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio that they say is unmatched by any other metallic material. Ashby plot of strength vs. density for engineering materials. The low-density HEA is indicated with the star. Youssef et al.

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UCLA researchers develop exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal nanocomposite

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The new metal is composed of magnesium infused with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. Source: UCLA. Resources.

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NSF awards $4.6M to improve human control of automated cars, drones

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NSF has awarded (Award Nº 1545126 ) $4.6 empirical evaluation in the domain of semi-autonomous vehicles. Overview of the VeHICal process. Resources.

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

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Appropriately enough, the new panels are getting one of their first commercial tryouts at a new regional electronics recycling hub in Badin, North Carolina

Should Chevy Volt Owners Worry About Charging Fires? Utility Says Yes, Common Sense Says No 

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A fire in Mooresille, North Carolina last week involving a 2011 Chevrolet Volt has led Duke Energy to advise its customers against charging the plug-in hybrid at home in case it starts a fire. But is the advice justified, or just another example of what happens when irrational fear of a new technology takes hold?

Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

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Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Rockwood is leveraging a $28.4-million investment from the Recovery Act to expand its North Carolina lithium production facility as well as its production operations in Silver Peak, Nevada. Earlier post.). Brief

UPS orders Agility’s new Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems

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These 700 mile range systems will be delivered out of Agility’s new manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. Agility Fuel System announced that UPS has ordered Agility’s new Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in the third quarter of 2016. Brief

Virginia Clean Cities requests proposals from Southeastern fleets interested in converting to propane Autogas

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Fleets in the following states are welcome to submit proposals: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Washington DC. The application deadline is Friday, 12 August 2011, at 5pm EDT. All eligible public or private fleet operations are welcome to apply.

Oerlikon expands additive manufacturing R&D and production capacity in the US

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Oerlikon is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA. Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly suitable for the series production of advanced components. Brief

Daimler Trucks North America delivers 1,000th natural gas truck

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1,000 th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone. Holly, North Carolina. Holly, North Carolina. during a ceremony to commemorate the milestone at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Brief