2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

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It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive.

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Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar.

2017 28

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University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure “clean air for all”. Dr. Prashant Kumar, the University of Surrey’s Professor and Chair in Air Quality & Health and a founding director of GCARE, is also coordinating the research project NEST-SEAS (Next-Generation Environmental Sensing for Local To Global Scale Health Impact Assessment).

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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Global automotive industry sales rose 5.6% Declines in Japan, Russia and Brazil were offset by strong results in China and Europe, said Felipe Munoz, JATO’s Global Analyst. in 2016 to 84.24 million units (LCVs and passenger cars), according to data released by JATO Dynamics.

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilitiesFormer New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty.

Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. In June last year, Global Bioenergies provided Clariant with a first sample of its renewable isobutene on which Clariant then successfully carried out first chemical tests and analysis. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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Global Bioenergies completes private placement of approximately €10.25M

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Global Bioenergies, the developer of a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, has completed a private placement with qualified French and international investors. Global Bioenergies initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers.

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Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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That’s why we, as a leading automaker, want to play an active role in the global blockchain community and help shape the cross-sector blockchain standards.

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

2017 35

Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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Lux Research compiled a non-exhaustive list of major global cities that have either called for a ban or are introducing restrictions to limit the number of diesel vehicles—a step we believes will eventually move towards a ban.

2017 44

Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee.renewable energy

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Politics global warming Efficiency climate change carbon dioxide renewable energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpWhile the news headlines on President Donald Trump mostly address potential scandals, his administration has also lagged significantly in appointing top-level officials to run government agencies. Those that have been appointed often have an adversarial relationship to the missions of the agencies they run. Scott Pruitt, for example, is now.

2017 31

Action on climate change 'harmful, unnecessary': Trump White House

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Politics global warming energy policy climate change Donald TrumpIf there were any doubt that U.S. policy on climate change would change drastically under President Donald Trump, it should have been laid to rest shortly after noon yesterday. Following inauguration ceremonies for the 45th president of the United States, the Obama White House website was replaced with an entirely new site for the Trump White.

Electric cars are cleaner than hybrids in most places: mapped once again for your convenience

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While renewable energy is growing globally, burning fossil fuels is still the source of most electric power today. Carbon Footprint emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide wells to wheels Union of Concerned ScientistsThe question is a reasonable one: electric cars may be zero-emission, but what about the electricity to recharge them? The good news is that in most areas of the U.S., the "wells to wheels" carbon-dioxide emissions associated with.

2017 28

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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The train route ties Volvo’s global manufacturing and logistics strategy to the multi-billion euro trade flows between China and Europe and the so-called One Belt, One Road initiative that seeks to resurrect the age old Silk Road trade route for a new era of global trade.

2017 46

Parkopedia to provide Audi with global in-car parking service

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Parkopedia, the world’s largest parking service provider, has been selected to be the new global provider of Audi’s premium in-car parking services as of June 2017. Audi China has been using Parkopedia since January 2017. The Parkopedia premium parking service will include off-street and on-street parking data as well as dynamic space availability for both legacy installed and new vehicles.

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. The eDrive system will first appear on a European OEM’s small car platform that will be sold globally.

2017 46

Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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Politics EPA global warming climate change science Donald TrumpFollowing the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and a handful of other government agencies are now reportedly under gag orders: employees are forbidden to discuss ongoing changes, post new material on.

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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Estimates predict approximately 55-75 GW of global electricity will come from SMRs by 2035, equivalent to more than 1,000 NuScale Power Modules.

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GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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To support production of the all-new Q5, which is built at Audi’s factory in San Jose Chiapa, GKN will manufacture the PVL at its manufacturing facilities in Mexico, demonstrating the company’s ability to leverage its global footprint.

2017 53

UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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where UPS will validate its design and core performance requirements by testing it on the street starting the third quarter of 2017. —Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability.

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Polestar to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

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Volvo Cars announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. Polestar will be a credible competitor in the emerging global market for high performance electrified cars.

2017 35

Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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The new Camry is based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) ( earlier post ), manifested with the use of the GA-K platform.

2017 38

MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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As part of its partnership with CNL—a group of fifteen of Austria’s largest companies in the retail, logistics and production sectors—MAN will be making test vehicles available to nine CNL member companies for practical trials from the end of 2017.

2017 46

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut.

2017 45

CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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CSIRO researchers have enabled the production of oil in the leaves and stems of plants as well as the seeds—a potential game-changer in the global production of renewable oils.

2017 46

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuels

2017 47

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and digitalization as the key opportunities for the future, said CEO Klaus Rosenfeld at the company’s press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

2017 53

Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Production start is expected in late 2017. This will further increase the global market potential for offshore wind energy, contributing to realising our ambition of profitable growth in renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions. Offshore wind already has a strong foothold in Europe with 10 GW installed capacity, and a global potential to reach more than 100 GW by 2030.

2017 35

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Natural gas-fueled vehicles are expected to play a greater role in future transportation to meet the global regulatory trend for more stringent greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally. The XC60 today represents around 30% of Volvo’s total global sales.

2017 46

IAV says new version of modular electric drive can boost range 5-10% vs system with fixed transmission ratio

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IAV partnered with Nemak, a global manufacturer of aluminum castings for the automotive industry, on the development of the housing. IAV presented a new version of its modular electric drive concept at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

2017 43

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

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Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997. That total includes hybrids sold under Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, as well as sales of two plug-in hybrid models. CHECK OUT: Toyota at 9. sales Production New car sales

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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.

2017 26

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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Global Trends in Renewable Energy, calls. High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

2017 47

New MAHLE unit for aftermarket R1234yf service in US

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R1234yf is the new low global warming potential (GWP) worldwide A/C refrigerant that has entered the US market and is designed to be environmentally friendly with the intent of reducing its impact on global warming. The new ArcticPRO ACX1250 air conditioning (A/C) service unit by MAHLE Service Solutions economically services R1234yf vehicles.

2017 34

Energy companies partner with RMI and Grid Singularity to launch global blockchain initiative for energy

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2017 20

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

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Carbon Footprint global warming UK climate change England electric utilitiesThe 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.

2017 25

Trump EPA to hold unneeded 'critique' to challenge climate science

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EPA global warming greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpThe best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely their views deserve to be aired. Late last week, it.

2017 18

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. In January, both companies joined a global hydrogen council that included Toyota, Liquide SA, and Linde AG. Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap.

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