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Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

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A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. Carbon Footprint emissions tax Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars Singapore

NTU Singapore and Schaeffler set up joint lab to develop smart mobility devices

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Schaeffler Group are establishing a joint research lab to develop smart mobility devices. The collaboration will tackle transportation challenges for Singapore within the context of the country’s Smart Nation vision. million) over three years. Brief

Scania leading full-scale autonomous truck platoon project in Singapore; 4-truck convoys

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The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The multi-year project is organized by the Ministry of Transport and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA Corporation). The second phase will consist of local trials and development of the technology in Singapore.

Singapore smog linked to land-clearing forest fires

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A haze in the country is being caused by illegal forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia''s Sumatra Island. Beginning late last week, the haze has[.].

Toyota Prius Over $150K In Singapore, Vin Diesel Not Impressed

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If you ever feel cars are getting too expensive, consider yourself lucky you don''t live in Singapore.

BYD signs MOU to discuss EV JV in Singapore; distributing eBUSes and e6 taxis

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and its wholly owned subsidiary SMRT International Pte Ltd, a multi-modal transport service provider in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BYD Company Limited to enter into discussions regarding the possibility of establishing a joint venture to distribute BYD’s eBUSes and e6 Taxis in Singapore.

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BYD electric vehicles head to Singapore

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The expansion of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD continues in earnest after the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SMRT Corporation in Singapore. SMRT was the first public transport provider in Singapore and [.].

Tesla Launches New Stores, Pulls Out of Singapore

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It’s no secret that the stereotypical Italian sports car is fast, fiery and molto fortissimo. But fans of fast sports cars now have a new sports car to lust after with the official launch of Tesla Motor’s first Italian store. Situated in the heart of Milan’s upper class fashion and shopping district, the store is a few doors away

NTU Singapore team develops ultra-fast charging Li-ion battery with new TiO2 gel anode material

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Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) led by Professor Xiaodong Chen have developed a new TiO 2 gel material for Li-ion battery anodes. This battery research project took the team of four NTU Singapore scientists three years to complete and is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation. Brie

Osum Oil Sands closes $500M private placement; new investors include government of Singapore

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The new shareholder group was led by KERN Partners and included Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and two large Canadian institutional investors, while existing major shareholders Warburg Pincus LLC and Blackstone Capital Partners participated for a significant portion of the financing. Canada-based Osum Oil Sands Corp.

Singapore MPA, DNV GL expand R&D partnership to include autonomous systems and intelligent shipping

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DNV GL and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote research and development (R&D) and innovation in the maritime industry. These systems will help to enhance safety and sustainability of shipping and port activities. Brief

NTU and NXP Semiconductors launch Singapore’s first Smart Mobility consortium; testing V2X on NTU campus

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and NXP Semiconductors have launched Singapore’s first Smart Mobility Consortium to focus on testing and developing smart mobility technologies. The NTU-NXP Smart Mobility Test Bed is built using the latest technology from NTU and NXP.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches two truck platooning projects; Scania in Singapore, MAN and Schenker in Germany

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus companies have launched two truck platooning pilot projects: one, with Scania in Singapore ( earlier post ), the other with MAN and Schenker DB in Germany. In Singapore, in the world’s largest pilot project of this kind, Scania will be developing and testing a comprehensive platooning solution.

National University of Singapore researchers devise membrane-based supercapacitors; possible new route to high-performance supercapacitive energy storage

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A team from the National University of Singapore's Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI), led by principle investigator Dr. Xian Ning Xie, has developed a polystyrene membrane-based supercapacitor that they say will be easier to scale up than the current alternatives. (a) Chemical structure of the PEDT:PSSH polymer blend. (b)

Singapore LTA selects nuTonomy for trials of autonomous mobility-on-demand transportation service; new AV testing center

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The company has been conducting AV tests on a daily basis since April in Singapore’s one-north business district.

NXP and NTU Singapore launch $16M smart mobility test bed

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NXP Semiconductors has signed an agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) to establish a real-world smart mobility test bed on the NTU campus. It is also a step to accelerate the introduction of life-saving vehicle communications globally. Brief

Singapore Land Transport Authority selects Delphi for autonomous vehicle mobility-on-demand program

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The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected Delphi Automotive PLC as a strategic partner to implement autonomous mobility concepts. We are honored to partner with the Singapore LTA on advancing innovative mobility systems, which will put Singapore at the forefront of autonomous vehicle adoption.

NTU to trial Singapore’s first driverless vehicle

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MIT spin-off nuTonomy secures $3.6M to fund self-driving car technology; delivering more human-like experience

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The funding will help support nuTonomy’s continued work in the US as well as in Singapore, where industry and government are jointly piloting autonomous vehicle technology. That experience, led by SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology), enabled the team to prove the demand for autonomous vehicle technology in Singapore.

Fujitsu launches Singapore field trial of AI-enhanced event-congestion-mitigation system

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These suggestions for behavior are generated by Human Centric AI Zinrai, Fujitsu Limited’s systematic approach to artificial-intelligence.

nuTonomy and Grab partner to expand public trial of on-demand self-driving car service in Singapore

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nuTonomy , a developer of software for self-driving cars, and Grab , a Southeast Asia ride-hailing app, are partnering to expand nuTonomy’s ongoing public trial of self-driving cars in Singapore. Earlier post.) Select Grab customers can now use the Grab app to book a ride in a nuTonomy SDV through a special “robo-car” fleet icon. Brief

Singapore invests $63M in fuel cell company Intelligent Energy

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GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has invested approximately $63 million in UK-based fuel-cell manufacturer Intelligent Energy Holdings plc. GIC manages Singapore’s foreign reserves. per Ordinary Share. It aims to achieve good long-term returns above global inflation over a 20-year investment horizon. Brief

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans Join FedEx Trial Fleet

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The all-electric cargo van has already been tested by FedEx in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil, but now Nissan and FedEx are teaming up for U.S. On the back of successful trial programs in other countries, delivery giant FedEx will trial a fleet of Nissan e-NV200 vans this year. trials.

Mitsubishi to send electric vehicles to Singapore

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The car manufacturer and its distributor Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited have signed a co-operation agreement to collaborate on activities to popularise electric vehicles with the Singapore government. It is expected that [.].

Singapore considers Model S EV a high carbon emission vehicle based on fuel consumption and upstream power generation

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Channel NewsAsia recently reported on the case of a Tesla Model S owner in Singapore who, rather than receiving the Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) rebate he expected of S$15,000 (US$10,841) was hit with a CEVS surcharge of S$15,000 for having high carbon emissions. Singapore revised CEVS bands. Carbon Emission(CO 2 g/km).

Singapore A*STAR lab and BYD to collaborate on developing EVs with autonomous capabilities

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Singapore’s A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and BYD Company Limited have signed a joint laboratory agreement to develop electric vehicles with autonomous vehicle sensors to advance clean technology in Singapore’s transport system. —Dr. Lee Shiang Long, Executive Director of I2R. Brief

Neste Oil to recover CO2 at its renewable diesel refinery in Singapore

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Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd and National Oxygen Pte Ltd (NOX), one of the one of the largest industrial gas manufacturers in Singapore, have signed an agreement to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s renewable diesel (NExBTL) refinery in Singapore. Brief

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BMW Group and NTU Singapore launch US$965K electromobility research program; Electromobility in Asia and Smart Materials

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Both parties will be injecting a combined S$1.3 million (US$965,000) to drive the new research projects, on top of the initial S$5.5 million (US$4.1

Neste applies for CA LCFS pathway for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from corn oil extracted in US midwest

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Among them are two proposed pathways from Neste for the production of renewable diesel at its Singapore refinery, using corn oil from the US midwest as feedstock. Neste Singapore Pte Ltd. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) posted eleven new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathways to the LCFS public comments website. Brief

Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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Singapore will implement a new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEV) on 1 January 2012, providing rebates to qualified new cars, taxis, and imported used cars with low carbon emissions, and imposing an equivalent surcharge on higher emitting vehicles. CEV bandings (Singapore dollars). gCO 2 /km. Rebate. Surcharge. Taxis. Taxis.

LTA, SMRT, StarHub and IBM collaborate to improve transport with data for Singapore commuters

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The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) StarHub and IBM are collaborating to apply fusion analytics to create a state-of-the-art public transport system that will improve the commuter experience across Singapore. Brief

Ports of Singapore, Antwerp and Zeebrugge to harmonize LNG bunkering standards

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Antwerp Port Authority and Port of Zeebrugge signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on co-operating to harmonize the procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in order to facilitate the acceptance of LNG as a fuel for shipping. Earlier post.). Brief

LCFS pathways for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from NA tallow and SE Asian fish oil

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board has posted six new applications for pathways for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), two of which are from Neste Oil for renewable diesel (RD) produced at its plant in Singapore from (a) North American tallow and (b) Southeast Asian fish oil. Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. gCO 2 e/MJ.

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National University of Singapore and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific launch micro electric vehicles study

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NUS and TTAP will deploy a fleet of 10 Toyota Auto Body COMS, which are single-seater micro EVs for this study. Click to enlarge. Brief

Nissan and FedEx Express expand collaborative testing of the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van to Singapore

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Nissan and FedEx Express have begun testing of the 100% electric e-NV200 commercial vehicle in Singapore. Upon completion in Singapore, the test program will be extended to other countries, such as Brazil and the United States. Earlier post.) The e-NV200 is scheduled to launch in 2014. Brief

Singapore Company Trialing Natural Gas Econic Waste Collection Vehicle

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Singapore’s largest waste management company, Sembcorp, is starting a one-year field trial to assess market acceptance, cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction of the Mercedes-Benz Econic waste collection truck with Natural Gas Technology. In Singapore the methane is supplied by GPlus, the natural gas sales division of Sembcorp.

Neste Oil starts up its new renewable diesel plant in Singapore

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Neste Oil has started up the world’s largest renewable diesel plant in Singapore. The Singapore plant has a capacity of 800,000 t/a.

Syntroleum files suit against Neste Oil in Singapore over renewable diesel patent

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Syntroleum Corporation filed suit against Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd with the High Court of Singapore asserting Syntroleum’s Singapore Patent No. 172,045 entitled “Even Carbon Number Paraffin Composition And Method of Manufacturing Same.” Syntroleum’s patent issued on November 15, 2012, and expires on December 10, 2028. Brief

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Mitsubishi Motors signs cooperation agreement to promote EVs with the Singapore Government

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited (CCA) signed a Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on activities to popularize electric vehicles (EV) with the Singapore government. —Leo Yip, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore to explore the development of Zero Emission Vehicles Program. EV development is an exciting new area particularly relevant to the Singapore context.