Influencers assess 2017 and make predictions for 2018

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As the year winds down, questions tend to arise about what the big trends of the past year have been and what the year to come may hold

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OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool

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Those days are over: 2017 was OER’s breakthrough year. That happened in 2017. Meanwhile, at least 70 OER-related bills were introduced in more than half the country’s state legislatures in 2017. Open educational resources (OER) have long been touted as “the next big thing” in higher education, but the drawn-out hype has led many educators and administrators to wonder if it would ever live up to its expectations.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

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This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive. It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This year, the legendary Prius hybrid—which celebrates its 20th anniversary—has some new competition.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful of other states. There'll also be a plug-in hybrid version coming for 2018. We liked the Ioniq Hybrid when we first drove it at the launch event in February, and now we've. Fuel Economy

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2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings. The demise of Victory motorcycles, however, seems to be the end of the. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

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As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. But what do actual owners think? DON'T. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

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Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. The warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's first dedicated green car, including the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. As with previous Hyundai models, the warranty applies to complete failure of. Warranties Batteries Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick electrically assisted scooter has been awarded a Red Dot Product Design 2017 award for its high-end design and the solution that it provides in meeting sustainable urban mobility challenges. The prize will be awarded on 3 July in Essen, Germany. It is the first award received by PEUGEOT and MICRO for its high-end electrically assisted scooter, launched at the same time as the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV.

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

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The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. With press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show

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Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Chi-Cheung Su, Meinan He, Paul C Redfern, Larry A Curtiss, Ilya Shkrob and Zhengcheng Zhang (2017) “Oxidatively Stable Fluorinated Sulfone Electrolytes for 5-V Lithium-ion Battery” Energy Environ.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with. hybrid SUV

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Fleet managers focus on a greener 2017

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2017 has brought with it a variety of concerns for fleet managers up and down the country. Indeed, with changes to company car tax aimed at increasing. Fleet news Green Cars Fleet Fleet management ULEV

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Parker Project demonstrates cross-brand V2G in Denmark; more tests of grid services slated

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With the demonstrations kicked off in the second half of 2017, the project has now demonstrated that the vehicles are operational and able to deliver services across brands. Parker’s test plan contains 11 services which will be tested during the winter of 2017.

2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

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This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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ZITY car sharing launches in Madrid with 500 Renault ZOE EVs arriving this month

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A fleet of 500 all-electric Renault ZOE superminis will be arriving in Madrid this month with the car-sharing service ZITY, the result of a cooperation between Renault and the urban services operator Ferrovial. Earlier post.) This new car-sharing scheme covers a wide area of the Spanish capital.

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Production of 2018 Nissan LEAF now underway in Smyrna

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Production for the 2018 Nissan LEAF EV is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide in the US starting next month.

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Volkswagen’s MOIA introduces electric ridesharing car for up to 6 passengers; 300km range

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MOIA has been testing its service in Hannover since October 2017 and continuously developing its components in real time. MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group ( earlier post ), is introducing its electric ride pooling concept van just one year after its inception.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. Those models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of them. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars

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Latest release of DNV GL Phast makes behavior of toxic clouds easier to predict; along wind diffusion method

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The latest release of Phast , DNV GL’s software for process hazard analysis, brings in an entirely new dispersion model that increases accuracy in predicting the movement of certain types of toxic clouds.

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: first drive of hydrogen-powered sedan

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first one in which we were able to forget about the powertrain and simply drive. There are now three different vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells on sale in California, and we've driven them all. It's the best of the three, although that won't matter much to the majority of U.S. car buyers who live. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle

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Renault Samsung Motors boosts range of new SM3 Z.E. by 57% to 233 km

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Renault Samsung Motors this morning unveiled the new SM3 Z.E. electric vehicle at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea. The SM3 Z.E., which first appeared in 2013, has had it range increased by 57% up to 233 km (145 miles) (based on the Korean approval cycle).

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

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Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility vehicle. That was the chance that a. North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards NACTOY

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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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The global debut of the MG E-motion electric concept car at the Auto Shanghai motor show in April 2017 epitomized the strategy of the resurgent MG brand. SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand.

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Verizon replaces 234 vans in New York City with hybrid vans using XL Hybrids technology

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Verizon announced that Verizon has replaced 234 of its existing gasoline-powered vans with hybrid-electric vans for use in New York City.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range have attracted huge interest. Production of the partially electric minivan began early in April, but over the last several. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Geely acquiring flying car startup Terrafugia

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Terrafugia, a US-based company developing practical flying cars.Terrafugia was founded in 2006 by five MIT graduates; since then, the company has delivered a number of working prototypes.

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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

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Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

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Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson, earlier post ), filed patents this week (under a non-publication request) on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries.

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Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy develop electric medium-duty distribution truck with refrigerated box

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Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have just developed an all-electric truck equipped with a refrigerated box for delivering fresh produce.

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Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Production of the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D.

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

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The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S., While the current model year is winding to a close, 2017 e-Golfs are just now reaching dealers in the handful of states where the compact electric car is offered for sale. got a large range boost for its third year on the market. But with an EPA-rated range of 125. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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However, to make sure the aCar also meets all the demands placed on it on location, they shipped the vehicle to Ghana, where they tested the technology and concept under local conditions in July 2017.

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car

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It now appears that the 2017 Tesla Model 3 has entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this one black-and-white, says simply, "First production Model 3." The second photo, tweeted 40 minutes later, is in full color but bears no caption. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future.

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Top five most popular cars of 2017 so far

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2017 has a lot to live up to in the automotive world. Despite a plethora of new car launches lined up throughout the year, it will take a lot for it t

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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These investments support the emission reduction goals of the California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan ( earlier post ), State Implementation Plans and the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment.

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Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for L9N and B6.7N low NOx natural gas engines

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Both engines meet California ARB optional Low NO x standards, as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Cummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California for its 2018 L9N and B6.7N natural gas engines.

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