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McLaren Automotive launches collaborative strategic project on next-gen powertrains; part-funded by UK government

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McLaren Automotive has launched a strategic project to design and develop technology for the next generation of powertrains. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Rheinmetall Automotive is more known as a supplier of hard parts (e.g., Sales amounted to around €2.6 billion (US$2.8 and mechatronics.

2017 46

How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

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million to Michelin and SDTech as part of the French government “Investing in the Future” program. by Derek Peterson. TREC Regeneration.

2015 66

Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. However, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. carbon emissions. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year.

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

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Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai). Small numbers of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers are now on the road, and Honda will launch its next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell car within two years. DON''T MISS: 10 Questions On Hydrogen

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

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That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to assembly plants from FCA suppliers and component-manufacturing facilities. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. Trucks natural gas CNG fleet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

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In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support. Ontario's provincial government followed up on its recently-strengthened purchase rebates with a battery of policies including four years of free overnight charging for electric.

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

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The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19 rounds. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese company paid a total of $149.2 million for the company, or six times the price of $25 million first offered by unsuccessful bidder

VW diesel buyback advice: don't strip parts off your car first, judge warns

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A settlement for Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars with "defeat device" software was approved at the end of October, and the process of offering buybacks to affected owners is now underway. Owners can sell their cars back to VW Group for a predetermined amount, or choose to wait for possible modifications to be approved that would allow the cars to.

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LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chemThree major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors, while AESC is a joint venture half owned by Nissan. DON'T MISS: Why LG.

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Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

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Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare parts will soon become available. Fisker stopped producing its striking sedan in July 2012 after it had built roughly 3,000 of the cars. While the handful of remaining ne

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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. Brief

2017 16

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

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As a result, Pisa has already been collecting traffic-related data over the past few years which will now be analyzed as part of the pilot project.

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Students invited to take part in new Formula E School Series electric racing

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The new Formula E School Series [.]. Electric vehicles Editor Pick

Siemens and Scania electrifying trucks with repurposed trolly system parts

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We could quickly have electrified trucks if a project by Siemens and Scania works out. One might think an electric

2013 35

Johnson Controls putting carbon body exterior parts into series production

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Structure of the carbon body parts. This provides a very high fiber density in the body parts. Click to enlarge. Brief

Nissan LEAF cars take part in EV energy use trial

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The new Low Carbon London lease scheme will eventually deliver a total of 50 LEAF cars to businesses and private individuals [.]. Nissan

EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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EPA’s newly released voluminous final Clean Power Plan rule ( earlier post ) has established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. The actual text of the CPP rule is, however, more reserved.

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Cooper Tire: We Will Make Complete Tire From Desert Shrub In 2017

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Green Manufacturing Tires parts suppliersSometimes, lowering the environmental impact of a car can be done by changing the materials its components are made from. For years, the U.S. tire industry has sought substitutes for both imported natural rubber and the petroleum that is used in synthetic rubber.

2015 39

Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold.

Low carbon vehicles – more than the sum of their parts?

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How do socio-cultural factors impact on the uptake of low emission vehicles? Green credentials

DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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The US Department of Energy is soliciting applications ( DE-FOA-0001542 ) for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topic areas related to improving the operating efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Funding available is $12.5 million, and will support the US Consortium. Combustion control and optimization technology.

2016 34

Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

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parts suppliers Tesla Motors cameras plug-in cars Tesla AutopilotThe ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the public. Now, it's also cost the electric-car maker a supplier relationship important to the semi-autonomous driving system.

2016 25

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 3)

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This coming week will bring news of at least two new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major global manufacturers. They''ll be offered only in small numbers for the next few years--far smaller than plug-in electric vehicle sales over the same period--but Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda fully intend to make fuel cells a viable zero-emission vehicle

2014 24

GM recycles 2M Flint water bottles into fleece for homeless, car parts and air filters

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General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. Brief

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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

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parts suppliers Future Cars hybrid salesOver the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. DON'T MISS: Toyota battery.

2020 17

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

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Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not stopping diesel. Wherever diesel makes sense as a package to the car, we’ll continue,” Hinrich Woebcken told Automotive News. “But in reality, we have to accept

2016 14

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

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parts suppliers CAFE mild hybrid BoschDepending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright.

2015 29

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

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Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars lg-chemOf the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added another name to its roster: Tesla Motors. battery-pack.

2015 29

A World Beyond Cars, Tesla Model X Expectations, Fisker Karma Spare Parts: Today's Car News

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California looks forward to a world beyond cars while, in the nearer term, analysts predict success for the 2015 Tesla Model X, and owners look forward to spare parts that will help keep their Fisker Karma range-extended electric cars on the road. Today''s news is very forward-looking. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2015 18

Update: 93 Cities Taking Part In Sunday's National Plug-In Day

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Thus far, a total of 93 cities are slated to take part in this weekend''s event, which was created to educate the public on the benefits of electric cars. The third National Plug-In Day could be the biggest ever. That''s a 43-percent boost in participation, the organizers say.

2013 20

Call for more support for car clubs as part of UK sharing economy

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Carplus Car Sharing

New Corvette marks GM’s first use of heat-activated shape memory alloy to replace heavier motorized part

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Corvette’s new shape memory alloy wire replaces a heavier motorized part. Click to enlarge. —Jon Lauckner, GM’s chief technology officer.

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BASF acquires Ovonic Battery Company; NiMH leader to be part of BASF Battery Materials business unit

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As part of BASF, Ovonic will be managed under BASF’s new “Battery Materials” global business unit which was launched on 1 Jan. Source: Ovonic.

Ford to take part in vehicle-to-X project

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A vehicle-to-X communication project is now under way in the Rhine-Main region of Germany, with approximately 120 cars taking part: each with a link to each other and the main traffic network. The hope is that they will keep each other informed about the traffic situation and help to boost traffic flow and personal mobility. [.].

New Investigations Of Bosch, EU Loans In VW Diesel Emission Scandal

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parts suppliers VW EU Bosch Volkswagen diesel scandalGerman authorities are turning their attention to supplier Bosch to determine its role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal. Bosch reportedly supplied some of the.

2015 20

Letter from America (Part 2): Tesla Superchargers, and the growing Plug-in Culture

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Earlier this week, I told you about my trip to Washington D.C., It was jolly good fun and if you missed that[.].

Letter from America Part 1: Ms Gordon-Bloomfield Goes to Washington

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I hate being late for things, and I hate missing my usual Friday post here on TheGreenCarWebsite, especially as it’s one of the highlights of my week.

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

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Manufacturing parts suppliers Production Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryAs it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of suppliers, and a recent move by Tesla will give it oversight over another link in that chain.

2015 21

Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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Click to enlarge. The PEV fleet includes both electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from sedans to trucks and a 12-passenger van. Click to enlarge.