2017

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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This is the first SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry.

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How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Global Trends in Renewable Energy, calls.

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The top five compact executive saloons

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Once upon a time executive saloons were the reserve of their namesake – the executive. However, thanks to ever-more affordable finance deals, compact.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Earlier post.).

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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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Renesas Electronics unveils RH850/V1R-M automotive radar solution for ADAS and autonomous driving vehicles

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This requires increased numbers of antennas and boosting of the signal processing performance. Each G3MH core achieves the performance of 3.2

2017 46

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of.

2017 46

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Well-to-wheels (WTW) diagram of the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel (CNG and LNG pathways only). Credit: ACS, Clark et al. Resources.

2017 42

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its.

2017 43

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. And as numerous comments and e-mails from readers attest, some Chevy dealers don't seem to have a clue.

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3M sells NMC cathode intellectual property to Umicore, will focus on Si anodes

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3M has entered into an agreement transferring its Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode intellectual property and related intellectual property licenses to Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group. The sale includes U.S We are very pleased to deepen our successful technology collaboration with Umicore. —Christian Milker.

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New Opel Insignia to offer torque-vectoring all-wheel drive with Twinster system

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The all-new Opel Insignia Grand Sport, arriving in the market early this year, will be available with a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.

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Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video

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The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. Videos

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California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go. But one California utility is now taking direct action.

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Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

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Three-wheel Fuel Economy youtube Threewheeler federal government Elio Motors

2017 39

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

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It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, showed Woz a pre-production version of the Bolt EV, and took him for a ride. Woz seemed to like what he saw. DON'T MISS: Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV.

2017 39

Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Now Samsung SDI—the South Korean electronics.

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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

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One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Videos regenerative brakes plug-in cars

2017 35

Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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Audi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. We are starting the next phase of our joint growth path in China.

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago. It's one of the few.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

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Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility vehicle. That was the chance that a.

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Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

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China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

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It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car industry. This would not only position the country in crucial industries of the future but give it a way to start attacking the choking smog in its cities that affects public.

2017 35

Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

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Volvo Cars will establish a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy. The new business unit will be based around Sunfleet , one of the world’s first car sharing companies that has been operated by Volvo since 1998. Today’s notion of mobility and car ownership is changing.

2017 35

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

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The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S. market. If, that is, Toyota's own dealers prove willing to sell it—or even find out that it exists. After three separate complaints by readers in different areas of the U.S.

2017 34

CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors collaborate on accessible, self-driving vehicles

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At CES 2017, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation announced an alliance with IBM and Local Motors to help create the world’s most accessible, self-driving vehicle. The CTA Foundation is a public foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. Brief

2017 35

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. It will extend our capabilities beyond catalytic conversion of biomass. —Tom van Aken, CEO of Avantium. Brief

2017 34

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of electric-car market share approximately three years from now vary widely, as do those for periods further beyond that. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales.

2017 35

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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When it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

2017 33

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as collaborations with tech companies, have led to a greater automaker presence at CES, held just before the annual Detroit Auto Show. Last year, General Motors chose CES, and not the auto.

2017 34

Rightware collaborating with HERE to intergate real-time location data into user interfaces

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Rightware, a provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and high-definition mapping company HERE are collaborating to make it easier and faster for automotive developers to integrate real-time location data into user interfaces. —Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware. Brief

2017 33

Next Nissan Leaf: ProPilot self-driving included, 200-mile range or more confirmed

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn today confirmed that a second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car is coming "in the near future," though he didn't specify a date or model year. The new Leaf will come with Nissan's ProPilot technology, which permits the car to drive itself autonomously within a highway under certain circumstances. Ghosn noted that more.

2017 33

BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

2017 32

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

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The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris Industries bought the electric motorcycle business assets of Brammo in January 2015, and added the Empulse to its Victory lineup. This was big news for people who follow.

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