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World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. It's located in Nebbenes, a rural town about 40 miles from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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The TS is the first step towards standardizing hydrogen filling stations. It supersedes the earlier ISO/TS 20100:2008 and is part of a series of standards for the components necessary for a fueling station as shown in the diagram below. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Standards

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Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

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But three different and incompatible standards exist for DC fast charging, making the installation of pricier high-powered charging stations more complicated. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours.

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

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ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission EThe future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of Supercharger fast-charging sites. But Tesla's network.

IEEE publishes new 1609.3-2016 WAVE standard supporting connected vehicle deployment

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IEEE has published the 1609.3-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) -- Networking Services. The IEEE 1609 family of standards for WAVE completely address the issue of standardized communication interfaces between different manufacturers. The primary architectural components defined by these standards are the On Board Unit (OBU), Road Side Unit (RSU) and WAVE interface. to support the WAVE standards in IEEE P1609.4.

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SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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The SAE J2954 Standardization plan includes coordinated bench and vehicle testing, industry consensus work (standards documents) and three milestones from 2016-2018 in support of commercialization of wireless power transfer by 2020.

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Québec moves forward with a zero-emission vehicle standard

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Earlier this week, the Québec National Assembly unanimously adopted Bill 104, a zero-emission vehicle standard. Automakers that sell or lease a yearly average of more than 4,500 new vehicles (all light models combined) will be subject to the ZEV standard. The goal of the ZEV standard is to incentivize automobile manufacturers to build more models and use increasingly efficient low-carbon technology.

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SAE International publishes two standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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SAE International has published two new technical standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications: to standardize the data message sets used in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and to establish the parameters for a vehicle communication system to receive and transmit the message sets. This standard also supports interoperability among DSRC applications through the use of a standardized message set, and its data frames and data elements.

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Tesla Model 3 depositors vs Chevy Bolt EV: sea change or double standard?

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More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won't get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which must frustrate the electrification team at General Motors deeply. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV with more than 200 miles of range and a starting price of $37,500 is already in. GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Volvo introducing Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous drive tech as standard on MY2017 XC90

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Among a wide range of updates for model year 2017, Volvo Cars will introduce its latest semi-autonomous drive technology, Pilot Assist II, as standard on the XC90 in selected markets. Volvo’s standard collision avoidance system, City Safety, also receives an update with Large Animal Detection added on 90 Series cars. Volvo’s in-car connectivity and driver interface system, Sensus, will receive several new native apps across the range for 2016, including Spotify and Park and Pay.

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SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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The panel, moderated by Jesse Schneider, BMW, included Takashi Moriya, Senior Chief Engineer at Honda R&D; Dr. Will James, Manager, Safety, Codes, and Standards at the US Department of Energy (DOE); and Dr. Ralph Clague, Head of Motive Systems and Architecture, Intelligent Energy.

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SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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With wireless charging quickly becoming mainstream for consumer electronic devices in low power applications, standardization is needed for commercialization of high power wireless power transfer (WPT) of PH/EVs. The current SAE Standard SAE J1772 establishes the wired charging standard.). SAE TIR J2954 is the first step in standardization and was developed by SAE International’s PH/EV Wireless Power Transfer committee, established in 2010.

Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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SAE J2954 standardization enables any compatible vehicle to pull into a wireless power space and have automated charging without doing anything except parking. The bench testing at INL and TDK will help SAE develop the next phase of standardization.

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ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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ISO Technical Report (TR) 19880-1 is a first step towards standardizing hydrogen filling stations, and providing more up-to-date guidance than that developed as the earlier ISO TS 20100, published in 2008. Hydrogen Infrastructure Standards

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VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley

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VW Group Silicon Valley Matthias Muller Fast Charging Audi Q6 Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in 1998--tripled its size and moved northward from Palo Alto to Belmont. It now has almost 100 people. But new VW Group CEO Matthias Müller seems to find the Valley's growing.

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China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

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But China is about to implement much tougher emissions standards—and sooner than carmakers expected. China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's largest new-car market. A new set of regulations originally set to. emissions China energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policy

How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

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VW Fines ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Charging stations Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully violating U.S. emission laws for seven years.

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How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

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As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and what's important to know about them? The CAFE rules have many layers and facets—far too many to put into a single story that won't take an afternoon to. EPA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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The event is the most recent example of a concerted effort to educate stakeholders and encourage the implementation of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. In September, for example, DOE presented a live webinar titled “ Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization ”.

Start-stop systems to be standard on all GM vehicles by 2020

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General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save fuel—are already available on numerous models from multiple manufacturers. But GM reportedly plans to offer start-stop on at least one powertrain in every model it makes by 2020. General Motors stop/start CAFE Fuel Economy start-stop system Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerAs more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. With that in mind, the consortium.

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Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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The ATS recommended standards for O 3 and PM 2.5 The EPA sets standards for six principal air pollutants to meet its obligation under the Clean Air Act to protect the health of the American public, including vulnerable populations, by an adequate margin of safety.

Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

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By optimizing air flow inside the fuel cell, Loop’s eFlow design produces greater power density than industry-standard fuel cells, the company says. Loop Energy ( earlier post ) has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles.

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Will CAFE standards have to be relaxed starting in 2021?

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Last month, regulators released a "Technical Assessment Report" on how well automakers have done thus far in meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The report indicated that carmakers might fall short of the goal of an average 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) for vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025. It found that. emissions CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of Mercedes-Benz heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years, according to the results of a comparative test drive certified by the test organization DEKRA.

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SAE’s highest technical safety award goes to hydrogen fueling paper

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At the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting, SAE International honored the recipients of the Ralph H. SAE J2601 is referenced in the upcoming international Standard ISO TS 19880-1 as well as the North American CSA 4.3 Standard.

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Canada, US and Mexico commit to align light- and heavy-duty fuel efficiency and GHG standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively

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As part of that effort, the leaders committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles by aligning fuel efficiency and/or GHG emission standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively. They further agreed to reduce air pollutant emissions by aligning air pollutant emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and corresponding ultra low-sulfur fuel standards by 2018.

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. The proliferation of components and systems that require electrical power in today’s vehicle are pushing the standard 12-Volt battery to its limits.

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RoMulus project: developing intelligent multi-sensor systems for Industry 4.0

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The 11 participating partners want to standardize and refine the steps leading up to the finished product in such a way that it is possible to produce even small quantities in a cost-effective manner. We want to disentangle and standardize this collaboration, and thereby the design and manufacturing processes. Internet of Things Manufacturing Sensors StandardsThe RoMulus (Robust multi-sensor technology for status monitoring in Industry 4.0

Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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A fresh, aerodynamic shape with dozens of new updates and advanced powertrain components contribute to increased fuel efficiency by up to 8% over a 2016 Cascadia Evolution. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has presented its new heavy-duty truck flagship: the new Freightliner Cascadia.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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Data from Timmers and Achten (2016). —Timmers and Achten (2016). On the combustion side, the advent of PM emission standards and new particulate filter technology has greatly reduced exhaust particle emissions from new ICEVs. Timmers and Achten (2016).

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NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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This would significantly contribute to the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate set by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to produce 21 billion gallons of advanced renewable transportation fuels by 2022.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Energy Information Administration (EIA). emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollution

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GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

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Green Auto Show CES Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsThe 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first affordable 200-mile electric car, expected to go on sale before the end of this year, it will likely reset consumer expectations of what an electric car can be. But having a.

When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

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plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) PollsEnergy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an efficient, global distribution and delivery system for gasoline and diesel fuel, and any new energy source requires the same. Whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity.

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DARPA awards LiquidPiston $2.5M to advance further X4 rotary engine prototype

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hp/lb, making it up to ten times (10x) more powerful than a standard diesel engine with the same weight. LiquidPiston’s X Engine architecture geometry allows for standard materials and 2-D manufacturing to be used, greatly decreasing the design, build and testing cycle.

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Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

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Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to learn the company has systematically lied to her and deliberately violated the laws she's charged with enforcing. After the diesel scandal broke in mid-September, U.S. emissions EPA TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

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BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS In January 2015, the two German carmakers announced a collaboration with network operator ChargePoint to build more stations compatible with CCS—which their electric cars use. Known as the Express.

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DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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The latest $2.7-million investment, awarded in July 2016, is for taking the technology from a concept design into the building and testing phase, including production of two fully working units. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m

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China brings its fuel quality standards up to global levels, quickly

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China already aims to cut its horrific urban air pollution by aggressively promoting electric cars and implementing stricter fuel-economy standards over the next few years. New fuel-quality standards for gasoline and diesel will be enacted in. On Monday, the government also announced plans to attack the problem of emissions from a different angle. Fuel Gasoline China energy policy transportation policy