Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

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per gallon in 2018, on average, to the highest level gas prices have been since 2014. As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. The fuel price-tracking website predicts the cost of a gallon of fuel will rise by $0.19 That might not seem. Fuel Economy

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Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

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Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson.

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Volkswagen Group 2014 sustainability report shows progress on key environmental performance indicators; Strategy 2018 and leadership in e-mobility

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The Volkswagen Group continues to make progress on the way to its goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable automaker, according to its 2014 sustainability report. Strategy 2018. By 2018, “Think Blue.

2014 119

Toyota Prius recall in 2014 failed to fix problem, lawsuit says, may have cut mileage

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Early in 2014, Toyota filed a voluntary recall notice with the NHTSA to fix a defect in roughly 800,000 third-generation Prius Liftback hybrids sold in the U.S. from 2010 through 2014. The company said it would make unspecified changes to software that controlled the vehicle's inverter, which varies the voltage in the vehicle's hybrid system. lawsuit NHTSA Fuel Economy

2018 56

First car using Nidec’s E-Axle traction motor system unveiled

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The new electric car brand Aion S—recently unveiled at Auto Guangzhou 2018 by GAC NE, GAC MOTOR’s new energy vehicle arm—will be the first line of cars to adopt Nidec’s fully integrated traction motor system (E-Axle) ( earlier post ).

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GM reaches 3M sales in China in 2014; planning 60 new or refreshed vehicles through 2018

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General Motors and its joint ventures sold their 3 millionth vehicle in China in 2014. We plan to continue expanding our lineup of vehicles and services to suit the increasingly diverse market in China; we expect to launch 60 new or refreshed vehicles through 2018. Cadillac sales in China in the first ten months of 2014 increased 57.9% In the first 10 months of 2014, sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 10.7%

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into production

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Back in 2014, Harley-Davidson made a lot of noise about its silent electric Livewire motorcycle concept. But the company's been mum ever since about whether it ever planned to build it—until now. At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, the company finally announced official plans to build the Livewire, after years of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles

Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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CTA has been testing two electric buses since 2014, when the agency became the first in the country to use all-electric-powered buses for regular scheduled service. The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses.

2018 130

MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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At InnoTrans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, MAN Engines is exhibiting the D3876 LE63x for locomotives, which produces 471 kW (632 hp) at 1,800 rpm.

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Tesla Model S catches fire–twice–after flat tire in California

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A day after Tesla claimed it found a bullet hole, shot from inside the car, in the battery of a Tesla that caught fire in 2014, another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California. The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz, California when the low tire pressure warning suddenly. battery fire

BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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Since launch in 2014, the battery capacity and range of the i3 has grown from the original 60Ah / 81 miles to 94Ah / 115 miles in 2017 and now 120Ah for 2019. BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries.

2018 125

Daimler and Bosch jointly premiere Automated Valet Parking in China

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In 2014 the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development China Center in Beijing was opened, allowing the company to better learn the needs and tastes of Chinese customers. The number of designers and engineers is now almost three times larger than in 2014.

2018 123

Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle makes European debut in Milan; more specs and details

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The vision behind the production LiveWire motorcycle began with Project LiveWire, revealed as a prototype in 2014 as an effort to gauge the potential of an electric-powered motorcycle as envisioned by Harley-Davidson.

2018 121

Impact Coatings delivering fuel cell PVD coatings to Michelin

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As a shareholder since 2014, it works with Symbio FCell, developer of a hydrogen fuel cell range extender. Demand and delivered volumes are now expected to increase gradually during 2018 and 2019 while production of fuel cells increases.

2018 123

Traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States: 1991-2016

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This was followed by a decrease of 18% to 921 billion miles in 2014, and then an increase to 950 billion miles in 2016, or 7% higher than in 1991. This was followed by a decrease of 15% to 415 in 2014, and then an increase to 433 in 2016, for a total increase of 15% since 1991.

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Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

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Toyota introduced the mass-produced fuel cell sedan, the Mirai, in December 2014. On the commercial side, Toyota started sales of FC buses to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in February 2017, and introduced the final version, the Sora, in 2018 with three additional units.

2018 118

Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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The new generation Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen represents the continuation and development of a concept unveiled in 2014, when two articulated electric buses (Solaris Urbino 18.75) powered with hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders, were delivered to Hamburg.

2018 123

EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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The slight increase prolongs a relatively stable trend in emissions observed since 2014, after a 10-year period of almost continuous reductions between 2004 and 2014. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the European Union rose slightly in 2017, mostly because of the transport sector.

2018 112

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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During 2014, the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) industry is poised to grow by 86% and will surpass more than 346,000 new vehicles sold, according to a new white paper—“ Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2014 ”—published by Navigant Research.

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National Academies report finds US interstate highways need major overhaul; calls for 20-year blueprint for action

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The most recent complete data on Interstate Highway spending is for 2014.

2018 110

Daimler to invest €145M in second R&D site in Beijing

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This marks the further expansion of the company’s footprint in its single largest market and will be its second major R&D site in Beijing, following the Mercedes-Benz R&D Center established in 2014.

2018 109

Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Deepened research on the technical parameters of typical traffic situations began in 2014, followed by the research project on ‘vision-based detection of vulnerable road users (VRU)’ which started in 2015 aiming to train camera algorithms to recognize VRU.

2018 123

KU Leuven demonstrates production of biogasoline with integration into existing refineries; potential large-scale production

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In 2014, at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, researchers succeeded in converting sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. A chemical process made it possible to convert the cellulose in the sawdust into hydrocarbon chains.

2018 100

Commentary: Want faster electric-car charging? Pony up!

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When modern electric cars first launched between 2011 and 2014, many shared similar specs: about 80 miles of range, overnight charging, a five-passenger hatchback body, and a price starting around $28,000 before tax credits. The future may be coming for electric cars, but it's not yet clear what it will look like.

ICCT study analyzes fuel efficiency of transpacific carriers in 2016; Hainan, ANA most fuel-efficient for different reasons

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Starting in 2013, the ICCT began assessing the fuel efficiency of US airlines on domestic operations for 2010, with subsequent updates for 2011 through 2014. Brandon Graver and Dan Rutherford (2018) “ Transpacific Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking, 2016 ”.

2018 120

California Governor orders 5M ZEV target for 2030; more hydrogen fueling and EV charging stations

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This latest action builds on past efforts to boost zero-emission vehicles, including: legislation signed last year and in 2014 and 2013; adopting the 2016 Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan and the Advanced Clean Cars program; hosting a Zero-Emission Vehicle Summit; launching a multi-state ZEV Action Plan; co-founding the International ZEV Alliance; and issuing Executive Order B-16-12 in 2012 to help bring 1.5 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

2018 129

Kia Motors reveals next-generation separated sound zone technology; individual audio spaces without headphones

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SSZ technology has been in development since 2014, and the completed mass production system is expected to be ready for installation in vehicles within one to two years.

2018 109

Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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In 2014, the lab of senior author Gerbrand Ceder, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Berkeley, discovered a way that cathodes can maintain a high energy density without using the layerered structure of current cathodes—a concept called disordered rock salts.

2018 113

Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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Between 2014 and 2017, the company has already reduced its index by 33.9%. Brazil-based Ambev Brewery, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages.

2018 107

The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

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Now, many OPEC members are both desperate while not yet recovered from the 2014 blow. Reuters’ John Kemp this week offered a different perspective in his regular column on oil, noting Saudi Arabia’s foreign exchange reserves currently stand at US$500 billion, down from nearly US$750 billion in 2014 when the oil prices slumped under the weight of U.S. by Irina Slav for Oilprice.com.

Bosch and Daimler: San Jose to become pilot city for automated on-demand ride-hailing service; SAE Level 4/5

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Since obtaining its Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in 2014, Mercedes-Benz has been testing automated vehicles in the Sunnyvale/California region.

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

2018 112

Robyn Denholm appointed new Tesla board chairwoman

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Robyn Denholm, one of the two independent directors appointed to Tesla's board in 2014 will be its new chairwoman, the company announced on Wednesday night. Tesla's board has promoted from within to fill the role of chairman, replacing Elon Musk, who agreed to step down in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk agreed on. Elon Musk

2018 56

Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

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In 2014, Consumer Reports did a study that showed 50 out of 85 dealerships visited nationwide either outright discouraged its secret shoppers from buying electric cars or tried to talk them into buying a gas or diesel model instead. Car dealers may be the same all over the world, at least when it comes to electric cars.

2018 63

Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Near-term measures for accelerating clean air progress include requiring all trucks entering Port service for the first time to meet 2014 model engine emissions standards. Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels.

Visteon awarded 1st production program for Fusion platform; launch expected in 2018

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The vehicle line is expected to launch in 2018. Visteon Corporation has been awarded the first production program for its Fusion connected platform by a leading European-based vehicle manufacturer.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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In fact, from 2014 to 2016, battery prices fell by 50 percent, allowing EVs to gain some traction. By Haden Kirkpatrick. Over the last two decades, fully electric cars have had, let’s say, a slow start. In 1997, the Toyota Prius was released as the world’s first mass-produced hybrid.

2018 101

2015 VW e-Golf going on sale in U.S. in late 2014, price and markets unknown

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Volkswagen is beginning an electric car sales push they claim will make the company the world leader in e-mobility by 2018. The step VW recently announced is to begin sales of the 2015 VW e-Golf in the

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European Commission approves €4.7B public support scheme for advanced biomethane and biofuels in Italy

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billion) and will run from 2018 until 2022. On this basis, the Commission concluded that the measure will help Italy reach its 2020 target for the use of renewable energy in transport, fight climate change and replace fossil fuels in the transport sector, while at the same time limiting distortions of competition, in line with the Commission‘s 2014 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy.

2018 97

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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According to the briefing, the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions have been increasing in the EU since 2014. Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

2018 89

7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

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In February 2014, Green Car Reports had published about 9,800 news articles. More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise. The number is now up to more than 16,800. Much has changed since then, however. We've broken down. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 63

Harley Davidson to offer electric motorcycle within 18 months, says CEO

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in 2014 and Europe in 2015, gave Harley the positive feedback it needed to dedicate resources to developing an electric. Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatitch said Tuesday an electric motorcycle “is an active project we’re preparing to bring to market in 18 months.” ” Clearly the its Livewire Project, shown in the U.S. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles

2018 65

Novelis to invest $180M to double automotive aluminum body sheet capacity at Changzhou

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The company will begin expanding its existing facility in 2018 and be fully operational by 2020, helping key traditional automakers and electric vehicle start-ups launch new products.

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