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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). Success in this phase of the process’ scale up was obtained less than five months after start-up of the fermentation unit at the Leuna Demo plant, in December 2016.

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Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

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Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. The Australian outlet Drive reports a V-8. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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GKN Driveline presents fully integrated compact eDrive system in Shanghai; less weight, lower cost, easier integration

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GKN Driveline has presented an advanced technology concept for a fully integrated, compact eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show.

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Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

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Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality. Sometimes billed as the Tesla of the airplane industry, Zunum is developing a relatively small regional aircraft with about 700 miles of range. A 1,000-mile range will be attainable. emissions Batteries aircraft Range Extending

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New stricter speeding penalties from 24 April – all you need to know

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From 24 April 2017, magistrates will be able to fine drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences at least 150% of their weekly income

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. The 1.4

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Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

2017 29

What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid) is a. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 32

Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

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The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of fuel-cell vehicles in selected areas of California where a few dozen hydrogen fueling stations are now up and running. The challenges for fueling may be less daunting for. emissions hydrogen California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle semis

2017 30

Dongfeng Motor to use Visteon SmartCore cockpit domain controller; third SmartCore win

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China’s second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has selected Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology ( earlier post ) for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program.

2017 23

SunLine Transit receives $12.5M for five H2-powered buses, H2 generating station in Coachella Valley

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California Climate Investments is awarding a $12.5-million grant to SunLine Transit Agency for five new zero-emission New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen.

2017 20

The day without coal: Britain's first one since 1882

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The Industrial Revolution that started around 1750 in England was powered largely by coal. With Watt's invention of the steam engine and the emergence of railways in the mid-nineteenth century, the carbon-dense fuel was central to the change from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Last Friday, however, marked a watershed moment for. Carbon Footprint global warming UK climate change England electric utilities

All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

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The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show. Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. The Audi e-Tron Sportback Concept doesn't necessarily preview a. Shanghai Auto Show e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 19

UK 5*StarS consortium to focus on automotive cybersecurity in autonomous and connected vehicles

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The UK 5*StarS consortium, which partners HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Roke, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research, will receive grant funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to launch the Automotive Cyber Security through Assurance project. The project will address the increased threat from cybersecurity with the proliferation of connected and autonomous road vehicles.

2017 18

Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV debuts in Shanghai, U.S. sales all but confirmed: UPDATE

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It's one of the more frequent questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in the first segment from 2004 through 2012, and then Ford simply walked away from the segment. It took until last year for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to arrive, quickly racking thousands of. hybrid SUV Shanghai Auto Show

2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

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Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models. Like the changes released at the same time to the Model S sedan, the new lineup increases the distance between the two lower-end models and the top-of-the-range 100D and P100D. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 15

Volkswagen ID Crozz concept for all-electric crossover debuts at Shanghai auto show

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The Chinese government wants more plug-in electric cars sold in the country—and quickly. The Shanghai auto show this week demonstrates that multiple global automakers are stepping up to the plate, both with production cars and concepts. The Volkswagen ID Crozz Concept shows what a future all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle might. Future Cars VW Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 15

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

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While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S. That's the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, a version of the CT6 large luxury sedan from GM's luxury brand. The plug-in CT6 is the sole. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 15

Toyota R&D study finds drivers show significantly more gray matter in brain regions than non-drivers

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2017 14

How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

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In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose not to build an active thermal-conditioning system (otherwise known as cooling) into its battery pack. Instead, it relies on ambient air to shed heat—which got the maker. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty Battery Life

Life with Tesla Model S: replacing the drive unit (aka 'the funny noise')

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Back in 2014, Tesla had a spate of problems with the drive units in early-production versions of its Model S electric sedan. The drive unit is essentially the car’s power train: electric motor, inverter, and gear box.) High-profile multiple failures occurred in long-term test cars driven by Motor Trend magazine and the automotive website. repairs Warranty Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Alfa Romeo adds Veloce trim to Giulia line-up

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The new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been a long time coming, but it’s finally available here in the UK - and the range has been expanded to include the Velo

2017 18

Audi, Chevy, and more in Shanghai, Toyota electric car, Nissan Leaf battery advice: Today's Car News

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Today, it's almost all about China and the Shanghai auto show, including live photos and details of electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars—and why China is making Toyota very, very unhappy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got more from the very green Shanghai auto show, including live shots of a couple of concept cars that. Today in Car News

2017 12

DOE SBV Pilot selects 38 small business for labs partnerships; 2 fuel cell and 4 vehicle projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot has selected eight DOE national labs for collaborations with 38 small businesses in the third round of funding. Among these are two projects in the fuel cells area and four projects in the vehicle area. Other projects address advanced manufacturing, bioenergy, buildings, geothermal, solar, water and wind technologies.

Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025. in China

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Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be hybrids—either plug-in or conventional—or fully electric. Ford builds vehicles in China through a joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile Company, and the. China Future Cars plug-in cars

2017 11

Hybrid Honda CR-V, VW diesel discounts, hydrogen heavy hauler, Model X updates: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got more from the influential Shanghai auto show, more Tesla updates, the end of debate over climate science, and a huge heavy-duty hydrogen vehicle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Following yesterday's update on 2017 Tesla Model S price and feature changes, today we updated you on a smaller set of changes to the 2017 Tesla

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Review: Land Rover Discovery

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Slimming down the Land Rover Discovery shouldn’t have been be too difficult, which explains how the engineers at JLR have managed to shed almost half

DLR developing novel thermochemical air conditioning unit for fuel cell and battery-electric vehicles

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The DLR Institutes of Engineering Thermodynamics and Vehicle concepts are developing innovative auxiliary units for air conditioning electric vehicles (fuel cell and battery electric) as part of the DLR Next Generation Car (NGC) project. For fuel cell vehicles, this assembly consists of two reactors—each the size of a small shoebox. Stainless steel plates are layered on top of one another in the interior and are filled alternately with metal hydride and a heat carrier fluid.

Is the science of climate change open to debate? Poll results

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It's mixed news these days for those concerned about continuing manmade climate change. On the one hand, global carbon emissions were flat for the third year in a row, increasing numbers of global corporations have lined up to support climate-change reduction efforts, and electric power is getting cleaner as coal slowly ebbs as a fuel despite the. global warming climate change science Donald Trump Polls

U.S. exit from Paris Climate Agreement unclear; Trump team clashes on policy

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As the Trump Administration nears its 100th day, it seems fair to say that it is still emitting mixed messages on multiple issues, from foreign policy to climate change. On that latter, it's important to reiterate that the president and many of his appointed agency and department heads deny the science of climate change. On the campaign trail, the. Paris emissions Politics global warming climate change science Donald Trump

Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

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Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best an inferior solution—and at worst is fossil fuel-friendly vaporware, a Judas in Jesus's clothing, if you will. With Daimler's recent announcement that it would. hydrogen costs research and development plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Trump DoE to critique renewables against coal for grid reliability

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It is widely accepted in the energy industry that U.S. coal production will fall as a percentage of the total electric grid mix. That has little to do with its high carbon footprint per kilowatt-hour generated; it is largely due to far greater supplies of much cheaper fracked natural gas. It is also widely accepted that renewable energy sources. Politics energy policy Department of Energy DOE electric utilities renewable energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

2017 10

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

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Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept previews a coupe-esque electric utility vehicle to come following the introduction of the brand's all-electric e-tron SUV. Shanghai Auto Show Audi e-tron plug-in cars

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Tesla Model S pricing, feature changes: breaking them down in detail

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As its owners know, although much of the car-buying world doesn't, Tesla doesn't believe in the idea of model years. Rather than updating its electric cars each autumn, to correspond to a new model year, it simply changes them when it feels the updates are ready. This can lead to some confusion over the features and capabilities of a give car. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV