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Ballard announces planned deployment of 500 fuel cell commercial trucks this year in Shanghai

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Ballard Power Systems announced the planned deployment of 500 licensed hydrogen fuel cell electric commercial trucks—all using Ballard fuel cell stack technology—in Shanghai, China.

2018 20

This one 11-year-old chart explains the problem with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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Today, there are roughly 750,000 plug-in electric vehicles on U.S. roads and about 3,800 powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Proponents of each type of vehicle argue strenuously that their powertrain is a better way to produce vehicles with zero emissions from the tailpipe. Electric cars can be charged at home overnight, and electricity in many areas. emissions hydrogen greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) renewable energy energ

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Gov’t, industry, national labs collaborate on comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions

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ICCT assesses impact of EV battery manufacturing life-cycle emissions debt; policy implications

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Analysts at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have reviewed recent research into the greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

2018 23

New protonic ceramic fuel cell addresses power density and stability issues

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2018 17

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What will get more people to consider electric cars? Twitter poll results

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Just shy of 200,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. last year, their seventh year on sale. That's the highest number yet, but still just a little more than 1 percent of the market. And it's far from clear that the general car-buying public at large is aware that electric vehicles exist, much less that they're viable and practical. Polls

2018 19

Teijin develops formable gasoline-resistant bioplastic film for vehicle door handles integrated with smart-entry systems

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Teijin Limited has developed a formable gasoline-resistant film made of PLANEXT bioplastic to replace chrome plating, which Honda Lock Mfg. has now adopted for nonconductive door handles integrated with smart-entry systems.

2018 12

Autonomous swarming electric pods: halfway between train and car?

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There are cars and trucks, and then there are trains and buses. While multi-seat vans and wagons can serve the purpose of buses carrying multiple unrelated people, a California company has come up with an entirely new concept. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority announced yesterday it would test what maker Next Future Corporation calls the. Dubai Autonomous cars self-driving cars Mobility

2018 18

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

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One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an EPA-rated range of 335 miles—70 miles more than the old car’s rating of 265 miles. Over four-plus years and 76,000 miles of driving, the 85-kwh battery in my. road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 15

Subaru plug-in hybrid, more electric-car sales, BMW i3 discount, CAFE cuts coming soon: Today's Car News

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Today, $10K off a BMW i3, what it would take to get more electric-car buyers, details on the coming Subaru plug-in hybrid, and the unlikely reason the Trump administration may use to slash fuel-economy requirements. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What would it take to get more shoppers interested in electric cars? We polled our Twitter. Today in Car News

2018 13

Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

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When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles would get their electric running gear. But it sparked another question: Where did that leave Subaru, another small automaker in the Toyota orbit? A week ago Monday, we learned. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars compliance car Prius Prime

President’s 2019 budget request cuts DOE Energy programs 43%; EERE, 65%; kills Loans program and ARPA-E

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President Trump unveiled his FY 2019 budget request, including $30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE)—a more than 3% decrease from the 2017 enacted level. The bulk of DOE funding would flow to the National Nuclear Security Administration ($15.1 billion, +$2.2 billion over FY 2017 Enacted) and Environmental Management (US$6.6 billion, $182 million above FY 2017 Enacted).

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

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Sometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that required the good people of the company's long-suffering. Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Germany Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

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In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network. Indeed, two Tesla Model S sedans successfully completed the run from Los Angeles to New York City in February 2014. Last year, Musk decided to repeat the stunt, but with a twist. Elon Musk road trips Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

Hydrogen challenge chart, electric-car fee, Tesla road trip, 2018 Fiat 500e preview: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a new state fee proposed for hybrids and electric cars, a 2018 Fiat 500e preview, a Tesla cross-country road trip, and a chart explaining the challenge for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Take our latest Twitter poll, which asks where you think we'll see the most electric-car innovation in. Today in Car News

NHTSA could cite safety of heavier cars in slashing CAFE rules: reports

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It's been clear that under the Trump administration, the NHTSA and EPA plan to roll back linked fuel-economy rules and emission limits on new vehicles. Now a possible justification that will be used has emerged—and it's not the one many advocates had expected. According to a Bloomberg report on Monday, the fuel-economy proposal due March 30. Politics EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy carbon dioxide regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

FCA can settle Jeep, Ram EcoDiesel emission case with fine, recall: Justice Department

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While VW is moving toward the end of buybacks, payments, and fines for eight years of cheating on diesel emission standards, Fiat Chrysler is still in the thick of its own diesel mess involving Jeep SUVs and Ram trucks. On February 2, the U.S. Justice Department offered to let the company move forward if it recalls all 104,000 EcoDiesel models of. Diesels emissions EPA turbodiesel U.S. Justice Department EcoDiesel Volkswagen diesel scandal

How to buy or lease an electric car: advice from owner who's done it four times

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Most shoppers seem to view visiting a franchised auto dealer to negotiate the purchase or lease of a new car with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. In fact, as electric-car driver Douglas Kerr notes, the process is often compared to having a cavity filled. Kerr has now leased or bought four separate electric cars, and he has some advice on reducing. Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Diesel cheating deal, Model 3 modules, autonomous pod swarms, EV leasing vs buying: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got advice on buying or leasing an electric car, a possible diesel-cheating deal for Jeep and Ram, tax credits in the budget bill, and another Tesla statement after Musk said something that startled analysts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important. Today in Car News

China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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Xinhua reports that China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) said that China will expand production and consumption of bioethanol fuel this year as the country seeks more channels to use corn and grain stockpiles.

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%

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Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission.

US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Study finds drone-based delivery could reduce GHG emissions and energy use in the transportation sector, if deployed sensibly

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New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder shows that drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the transportation sector.

ANL: life-cycle water consumption of fuel cell vehicles can be cut in half compared to that of conventional ICE vehicles

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Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Consumer products such as shampoo, cleaning products and paint now contribute as much to emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cities as tailpipe emissions from vehicles, according to a new study led by NOAA.

DOE releases two Co-Optima studies; high-octane blendstocks, engine efficiency merit function

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative ( Co-Optima ) ( earlier post ).

Mercedes-Benz unveiling facelited C-Class at Geneva with new engines, plug-in hybrid versions

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Alongside the A-Class, the G-Class and the new four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, Mercedes-Benz will hold the world premiere of the new facelifted C-Class Saloon and Estate models featuring new gasoline and diesel engines, and plug-in hybrid versions.

Low-Emission Zone now operational in downtown Haifa; Israel’s first; initially targeting heavy diesels

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Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) and Haifa Municipality have begun operating a low-emission zone (LEZ). As of 2 February 2018, polluting heavy diesel vehicles were no longer allowed in downtown Haifa.

Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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Audi has unveiled the second-generation A7 Sportback, which is the essence of Audi‘s new design language. The four-door coupé brings the show car design of the prologue studies ( earlier post ) to production. The drive system features a new mild-hybrid system (MHEV) as standard.

Groupe PSA launching a new generation of small vans based on EMP2 platform for Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall

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Forerunner and historical leader of the leisure activity vehicle (LAV)—i.e., small vans—segment in Europe, Groupe PSA will introduce three latest-generation models designed for its different brands: Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall.

Tokyo Tech, Fujitsu achieve 120 Gbps wireless transmission with new CMOS chip

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Tokyo Tech and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have developed a CMOS wireless transceiver chip that can process signals at high speeds across a broad range of frequencies, from 70 to 105 gigahertz (GHz), using their own bandwidth-increasing technology.

Ford boosting production targets for full-size SUVs by about 25%; increasing line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant

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Ford is increasing production of two popular full-size SUVs to meet increasing retail demand for both models.

Tin-based nanoplates as promising anode materials for high-capacity Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology, with colleagues from the Beijing University of Technology and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, have synthesized tin chalcogenide (SnSe 0.5 S 0.5 ) nanoplates for use as Li-ion anodes.