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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students.

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University of Waterloo opens new automotive research facility

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The University of Waterloo has opened a new automotive research and testing facility, setting the stage for technological advances that will benefit both consumers and the environment. GAIA is spread across three labs and covers 4,000 square feet. Brief

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. —Prof.

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New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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Hitachi, Ltd. This technology is significant as it allows the thermally durable Li-ion battery to be used in a wider variety of applications.

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Schaeffler and Southwest Jiaotong University collaborate on research on future rail vehicles

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Schaeffler signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) to establish a joint research laboratory. The joint research project between Schaeffler and Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) was sealed as part of the celebrations marking the 120th anniversary of the founding of the university.

NEC, NEC TOKIN and Tohoku University develop spin-Seebeck thermoelectric device w/ 10x better conversion efficiency

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Ken-ichi Uchida of Tohoku University (Keio University at that time). Eiji Saitoh and Associate Prof. Resources.

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University of Leeds aims for energy storage breakthrough

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A joint research institute has been formed between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Leeds (logo, pictured), in the UK, in an effort to boost next generation energy storage systems. Green cars Green credentials Latest news China energy storage green cars UK University of Leeds

Ford teams with Zipcar for university car sharing club

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Ford has teamed up with Zipcar-the world’s biggest car-sharing network-to offer more sustainable and affordable transport to students at more than 250 university campuses across the US. universities ZipCarFord car sharing network U.S.A

GM and University of Wisconsin investigate diesel engines

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A partnership has been formed between General Motors and the University of Wisconsin looking into high-speed petrol direct injection compression ignition operation in low temperature combustion of a light duty diesel engine. general motors Green cars Latest news compression ignition diesel engines direct injection GM University of Wisconsin

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters. Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most

University of Cambridge: Changes needed for Europe to meet emission goals

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That’s the verdict of a new study by the University of Cambridge (logo, pictured), Stanford University and MIT. Global warming Green cars Green credentials Latest news Environmental Science and Technology Europe green cars greenhouse gas emissions University of Cambridge

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UK university explores better hydrogen systems for fuel cell cars

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Researchers at the University of Bolton will work with the laboratory in Califo[.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars

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Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility at Tsinghua University opens in Beijing

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Nissan and Tsinghua University have a long history of cooperation. As Nissan and Tsinghua University expand their cooperation, they will work to deliver a richer driving experience for Chinese consumers and to be a sustainable engine that drives innovation in automotive, social and economic sectors in China. Brief

Tesla Model S Desk Greets Visitors At Draper University Hero City

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But the side of a Model S, used as the front of a receptionist''s desk--compete with two Tesla front seats--is what greets visitors to the Draper University The Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan is now close to ubiquitous on the streets of Silicon Valley. But you might not expect to see one walking into a building.

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Rice University scientists find O-doped boron nitride-graphene hybrid excellent candidate for on-board hydrogen storage

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Shayeganfar, a former visiting scholar at Rice, is an instructor at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University in Tehran, Iran. Click to enlarge.

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Rice University study of lung cells suggests anthropogenic carbon nanotubes are common pollutants

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These results suggest that humans are routinely exposed to CNTs. Source:Kolosnjaj-Tabi et al. Click to enlarge. —Kolosnjaj-Tabi et al. Resources.

Carmakers to reveal universal charging system

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A collaboration of car makers including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen are to present their new Combined Charging System at the 15th International VDI-Congress and Exhibition “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles” in Baden-Baden, Germany tomorrow. Electric cars AC Audi BMW charging system compatible DC electric car

GM and Shanghai Jiao Tong University begin vehicle sharing pilot program with EN-V 2.0 fleet

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Earlier post.) The EN-V 2.0 They will help meet users’ “first mile, last mile” transportation needs. —SJTU Vice President Dan Wu. EN-V 2.0 Brie

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Kettering University opens new dedicated power electronics lab; 4 contracts

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Kettering University’s research in the power electronics fields has grown so much in the last six months that the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department recently opened the Advanced Power Electronics Lab (APEL) devoted solely to power electronics work. —Kevin Bai. Brief

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Ford to expand research collaboration with Australian universities

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Ford will expand its collaboration with Australian universities as part of a commitment to developing a world-class system of external alliances, programs and practices in Australia and Asia. The company has appointed senior Ford Technical Engineer, Richard Taube, as Ford Australia’s Manager for University Programs. Brief

Jaguar Land Rover investing $1.6M in two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at Oxford and University College London; gasoline and diesel

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Jaguar Land Rover announced the creation of two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at two leading UK universities. million) investment will be shared equally between University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford to support the development of new research facilities and fund two 5-year study programs.

CARB, NOAA, NASA and San Jose State University scientists team up to study ozone transported across Pacific

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This summer dozens of scientists from State and federal agencies and universities are using four different aircraft with more than 200 flight hours, balloons that measure ozone aloft, and a laser-based instrument that measures ozone above the ground up to 12,000 feet, to investigate ozone which enters California from the Pacific Ocean.

Ohio State University Team Readies Electric Motorcycle For TT Zero

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Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling. Not only did an electric motorcycle win the two-wheeled class at last year''s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, each year one race at the world''s most famous motorcycle event is dedicated to

Kyushu University research group develops new method for creating highly efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells

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Credit: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I²CNER), Kyushu University. Click to enlarge. —Naotoshi Nakashima.

German OEMs to demonstrate universal charging system for EVs

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This universal charging system needs only a single charging interface at the vehicle allowing the customer to charge with all existing charging methods: one-phase AC-charging, fast three-phase AC-charging, DC-charging at home or ultra-fast DC-charging at public charging stations. This marks another development milestone. Brief

University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The new hub will also unite these manufacturers with research universities, such as the University of Tennessee with its pioneering 3D printed carbon fiber research, and the University of Kentucky with the largest US open-access carbon-fiber chemistry laboratory. Adherent Technologies, Inc.; Honda R&D Americas, Inc.;

DLR team develops demonstrator of free-piston linear generator as range extender for EVs; technology transfer to Universal Motor Corp.

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As one example, GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were recently awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. 35 kW free-piston linear generator module. Resources.

Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

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According to the Detroit News, it will partner with the University of Michigan by helping to fund a laboratory where car makers can test prototype battery cells for future To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab.

Driverless Nissan Leaf: Oxford University Wants To Reduce System's Cost

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It's early days for both electric vehicles and autonomous cars, but the technology for the two seems to go hand-in-hand. A team at Oxford

Petrobras and the Federal University of RN inaugurate a pilot plant to cultivate microalgae for biofuel

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Petrobras and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte inaugurated a pilot plant in Extremoz (state of Rio Grande do Norte) for the cultivation of microalgae for biodiesel production. The project is part of Thematic Networks, a program Petrobras set up in 2006 to enhance relations with Brazilian universities and research institutes.

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Rice University team links PM2.5 and ozone levels with cardiac arrest

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A team from Rice University and the Houston Fire Department EMS has found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) and levels of air pollution and ozone. The research, based on a massive data set unique to Houston, was published this month in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. micrograms) and ozone.

Eindhoven University of Technology to make biofuels from its own wood waste; cyclic oxygenate CyclOx and ethanol

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One of the fuels which the university intends to produce is CyclOx, a TU/e-patented diesel blending fuel that reduces soot emissions. 2008).

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Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy

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The Honda technology builds off of the research conducted by the University of Delaware and now supported by NRG Energy, Inc. The University of Delaware has been developing the technology so that vehicle batteries can be used not only for mobility but also for grid services. through their eV2g joint venture ( earlier post ). Battery.

Get A Degree In Electric Cars At The University Of Colorado

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A new degree course at the University of Colorado could be right up your (electric) avenue. Department of Energy, the University will be running a master's level course in electric car drivetrain technology. Interested in a future working with electric cars? With the help of a five-year, $954,000 grant from the U.S.

University of California adopts full open access policy for research papers system-wide

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The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of the UC will be made available to the public at no charge. It follows more than 175 other universities who have adopted similar so-called “green” open access policies.

Fudan University team develops superfast charging Li-ion battery cathode

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Their paper is published in the ACS journal Nano Letters. It is known that from the nature there are a lot of materials rich in facets. Resources.

SAKOR Technologies to work with Michigan State University on thermal transient anemometer

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The research will be conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University’s Turbulent Shear Flows Laboratory. Foss, of Michigan State University’s Turbulent Shear Flows Laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This can be used to selectively look at flows in different areas that correspond to vehicle components.

University of Illinois licenses StructurePore cathode technology to Xerion for commercialization of the ultra-rapid charging technology

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has entered into a licensing agreement with Xerion Advanced Battery Corp under which Xerion has the exclusive right to bring the University’s patented StructurePore electrode technology to the market. Earlier post.). The benefits to each sector are obvious. Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.

University of Michigan and Ford researchers see plentiful lithium resources for electric vehicles

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. report in Journal of Industrial Ecology that even with a rapid and widespread adoption of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, lithium resources are sufficient to support demand until at least the end of this century. —Gruber et al. Resources. Gruber, P.

ExxonMobil invests $15M in University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute; renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling

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ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts and the risk of climate change. This research will complement ExxonMobil’s recently announced partnership with FuelCell Energy, Inc.