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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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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). —Ales Bulc, Managing Director of the German subsidiary of Global Bioenergies. One of our major objectives for 2017 will be to come closer to commercial performances at Leuna Demo plant.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Peloton closes $60M Series B to advance truck platooning

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Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions, led the round, which also included existing investors Intel Capital, DENSO International America, BP Ventures, Lockheed Martin, Nokia Growth Partners, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Volvo Group, Sand Hill Angels, Band of Angels and Birchmere Ventures along with new investors B37 Ventures, Mitsui USA, Okaya, Schlumberger, US Venture and Breakthrough Fuel.

2017 35

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.

2017 57

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.

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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

Landi Renzo USA to offer MY 2018 F-150 with CNG; 50,000-mile warranty

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Landi Renzo USA , a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo. Landi Renzo will start taking orders for the MY2018 F-150 with CNG in May 2017.

2017 28

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

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

ASTM releases new high-octane fuel standard D8067-17 to support development of more efficient engines

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ASTM has defined and set more than 12,000 standards that are in operation globally to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines.

2017 30

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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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

Pruitt won't kill EPA 'endangerment' finding on climate change

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emissions government EPA global warming climate change carbon dioxide science Donald TrumpThe current EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, does not accept the scientific consensus on human contribution to climate change, though he has given some contradictory statements on that matter. His views correspond closely to those of his boss, President Donald Trump, who notoriously compared the science to bovine excrement in a tweet and called.

California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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California committed to accept national program compliance for model years 2017 through 2025 (as it did for MYs 2012 through 2016) with the understanding that it would provide equivalent or better overall greenhouse gas reductions nationwide than California’s program.

2017 40

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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Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

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Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many analysts believe its share could triple by the middle of the century if projected growth in air travel occurs. If you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. But finding alternatives to fossil fuels has proven much more. emissions hydrogen alternative fuel vehicles aircraft

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Dalia Research: Globally, 40% would consider an EV, but held back by logistics

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Worldwide, 40% of those planning to buy a car within the next five years say they are likely to buy all-electric (even though not all of them would be able to afford one at foreseeable price points), according to findings from Dalia Research’s global mobility study. The Dalia study is based on a census-representative survey of 43,034 people across 52 countries completed in February 2017.

2017 18

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

Maxwell Technologies to acquire Nesscap Energy for $23M; strengthens position in automotive, industrial, wind

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The enhanced R&D team, along with a strengthened global sales channel, accelerates product, technology, and cost innovations into key markets. Maxwell Technologies and Nesscap Energy Inc.,

2017 40

GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN has capabilities to manufacture sophisticated all-wheel drive systems on a global basis and that’s why automakers choose to partner with us on their mega-platforms.

2017 46

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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will arrive in the European market at the end of 2017. In 2017, Renault Pro+ will also be rolling out a number of other connected services dedicated to business users, starting with two prioritary service families, “Fleet Management” and “Predictive Maintenance”.

2017 46

ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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It has global presence with offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and employs about 22,000 employees. ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

2017 34

Volkswagen Group returns to profitability with new record for sales revenue and operating result in 2016

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The Volkswagen Group expects the global economy to record slightly higher growth in 2017 than in the previous year. It expects trends in the passenger car markets in the individual regions to be mixed in 2017. Overall, growth in global demand for new vehicles will probably be slower than in the reporting period. in 2017. The Volkswagen Group made progress in 2016 in overcoming its self-inflicted diesel crisis. Sales revenue in fiscal year 2016 rose by €4.0

2017 35

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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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday. Sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety in real-time can provide a strong boost to overall traffic safety while safeguarding the privacy of individual road users, Samuelsson said.

2017 36

Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Global Tier 1 supplier Rheinmetall Automotive—formerly KSPG and Kolbenschmidt Pierburg— expects electrification to account for more than half of its sales in 2020.

2017 46

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

California ARB moves forward with climate and air quality actions

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Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) make up about 12% of GHG emissions, but strong actions to reduce them could help reduce global warming by as much as 40%.

2017 37

Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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The plant is an example of Novelis’ long-term commitment and capability to supply product in Asia for auto manufacturers based in that region and globally. —Pierre Labat, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Global Automotive, Novelis. Since 2011, Novelis has invested more than US$550 million worldwide to expand its global automotive position.

2017 35

Schaeffler and Factory Berlin enter cooperation agreement

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As a partner, Schaeffler provides its experience from being a global technology company while also benefiting from the expertise of the participating startups. Schaeffler and the Factory Berlin startup campus have signed a cooperation agreement for an “innovation hub.” It is intended to offer automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler a professional environment and ideal resources for its digitalization and innovation initiatives.

2017 41

3M sells NMC cathode intellectual property to Umicore, will focus on Si anodes

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3M has entered into an agreement transferring its Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode intellectual property and related intellectual property licenses to Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group. Patents 6,660,432, 6,964,828, and 7,078,128, their corresponding global equivalents, and all related license agreements. —Christian Milker, global battery materials business manager, 3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division >.

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UC Berkeley EBI, Shell sign $25M partnership to fund new energy tech research

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The agreement is to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology. UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

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