Argonne team releases 2018 GREET LCA model

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced the 2018 release of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. Among the major expansions and updates in the 2018 model set are: GREET 2018 continues to expand the GREET bioproduct module to assess environmental impacts of bio-derived chemicals produced from biochemical, biological, and thermochemical conversion technologies.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The United States places 27 th in the 2018 EPI, with strong scores on some issues, such as sanitation and air quality, but weak performance on others, including deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. 2018 EPI Trends. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5

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Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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The LA New Mobility Challenge 2018 is a joint initiative of LA CoMotion, the NewCities Foundation and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), all of whom are dedicated to finding cutting-edge and sustainable mobility technologies for Southern California. The deadline to submit applications is 17 September 2018.

MAN exhibiting eTGE 4.140 electric van at IAA 2018; production starts in July 2019

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The battery-electric MAN eTGE 4.140 van is celebrating its world première at the IAA 2018 Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. The MAN plant in Wrze?nia nia will start production in July 2019. With a range of around 160 kilometers and a payload of 1 t–1.75 t (depending on type approval), it is targeted for last mile logistics applications. Seventy percent of lightweight commercial vehicles used in urban areas average less than 100 kilometers a day. The average speed reached is low.

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MAN Truck & Bus presents electric delivery truck CitE at IAA 2018

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At the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE 15-tonne electric truck concept, designed specifically for city cargo traffic. Using this agile approach, the MAN CitE could thus be implemented in a period of only 18 months and finally presented ready to drive at the IAA 2018. MAN is initially presenting the CitE to the public at the IAA 2018.

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Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raised $1.3B+ in VC funding in 9M 2018

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in the first 9 months (9M) of 2018 was 8% higher at more than $1.3 Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 9M 2018 was down with $3.3 VC funding for Battery Storage companies in 9M 2018 was 39% higher with $783 million raised compared to the $563 million raised in 9M 2017.

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MAN introduces practical 26-tonne electric truck based on TGM at IAA 2018

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During the IAA 2018 from 20th to 27th September 2018 in Hanover, MAN will present a fully electric eTruck solo distributor chassis with a swap body frame and a 6x2 axle configuration. The new fully electric MAN TGM 6x2 chassis forms the technical basis for nine vehicles that were released to nine member companies of the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL) for practical trials in mid-September 2018.

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Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission will go on sale later in 2018. At Auto China 2018, Nissan is also showcasing the IMx KURO, an electric crossover concept vehicle, that offers a glimpse of the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

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Tesla Q1 2018 vehicle production up 40% from Q4; Model 3 now at +2,000 units per week

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Tesla reported Q1 2018 vehicle production of 34,494 vehicles—a 40% increase from Q4 and its most productive quarter. These vehicles will be delivered in early Q2 2018, which keeps the company on track for its full-year 2018 Model S and X delivery guidance. Of the total, 24,728 (72%) were Model S and Model X, and 9,766 (28%) were Model 3. The Model 3 output increased fourfold over last quarter.

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Tesla reports net profit, positive cash flow and better margins for Q3 2018 on Model 3 successes

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For the third quarter of 2018, Tesla reported GAAP net income of $312 million; free cash flow of $881 million, supported by operating cash flow of $1.4 Q3 2018 was a truly historic quarter for Tesla. billion; and a Model 3 GAAP gross margin of more than 20%. Model 3 was the best-selling car in the US in terms of revenue and the 5 th best-selling car in terms of volume.

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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The company begins production on the XLH hybrid electric system for model year 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in March. XL Hybrids will display three fleet-ready, electrified pickup truck solutions at NTEA’s Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis. XL is unveiling the industry’s first XLH hybrid-electric F-250 pickup in its booth, while also displaying an XLP plug-in hybrid-electric F-150.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. The three two-seat concept electric cars are designed by GAC R&D Center, with advanced prototyping support from designfabrik, BASF’s dedicated touch-point for engaging and inspiring designers.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018. In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Earlier post.) Now, Daimler announced the two first customers to operate the e-vehicles within their fleet: a total of 30 Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks will be handed over to Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries in the US.

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VW’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI wins International Engine of the Year 2018 award in its category; Euro 6d-TEMP

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GTI1 has been named International Engine of the Year 2018 in its category. Volkswagen’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! The 85 kW / 115 PS gasoline-fired engine is the first of its kind to be combined with a four-way catalytic converter and installed in the up! It also comes with a gasoline particulate filter. Exhaust gas after-treatment paired with innovative features inside the engine enables the GTI engine to meet the new EU 6AG (Euro 6d-TEMP) emission standard. The 85 kW / 115 PS 1.0

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018. 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in come standard with seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag.

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Mercom Capital report: VC funding up for battery storage, down for smart grid, efficiency companies in 1H 2018 YoY

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) of $839 million for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in 1H 2018 was 18% lower compared to the more than $1 billion raised in 1H 2017, according to a new report from India-based Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm. Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H 2018 was down with $2.4

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Nothing comes close to Tesla: 2018 Q3 plug-in sales

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Even with solid increases, other electric-car sales paled in comparison with numbers from Tesla in September and for the third quarter of 2018. The next highest sellers, were the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 3,949 sales from July to September, and the Nissan Leaf just behind with 3,767 for the quarter. By comparison, Tesla announced it sold 55,843. sales

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ABI Research: 16B ride-hailing trips completed globally in 2017, 24B expected in 2018; 70% in Asia

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ABI forecasts that 24 billion completed trips by the end of 2018. By the end of June 2018, Grab had made an impressive turnaround, establishing a 62% market share of the ride-hailing market—a direct result of its aggressive investment and expansion in Indonesia over 2017, which was further helped by its acquisition of Uber’s business in the region in 2018.

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2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Both Alta Motors and Energica cut the prices of their bikes significantly, bringing them closer to being cost-competitive with their gas-powered counterparts. Zero Motorcycles continues to. Harley-Davidson KTM electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Alta Motors

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BMW Group sells more than 1M vehicles in first 5 months of 2018; 4.7% electrified; electrified sales up 41%

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The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles worldwide (1,003,573 / +1.6%) in the first five months of 2018—the Group’s best Jan-May performance to date. The BMW Group said that it remains well on target to achieve its stated aim of selling more than 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018. Nonetheless, BMW Motorrad continues to strive for sales growth in 2018.

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