Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Based on current testing, the engine is anticipated to be fully integrated into the vehicle and drivable in late 2018.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range.

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Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

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CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Production of the ISX12N will begin in February of 2018. Cummins Westport Inc. Earlier post.) Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NO x standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NO x limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr.

2018 35

What 2018 Will Bring to the New Retail Economy?

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As the retail industry is basking in what’s predicted to be a profitable holiday shopping season, we look to the year ahead, working to stay ahead of consumer trends, emerging technologies, and disruptive changes

2018 35

VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels and is expected to arrive at US Volkswagen dealers in the second quarter of 2018. Volkswagen of America, Inc., unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Researchers use crumpled graphene balls to avoid dendrite growth on Li-metal anodes

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Shan Liu, Aoxuan Wang, Qianqian Li, Jinsong Wu, Kevin Chiou, Jiaxing Huang, Jiayan Luo (2018) “Crumpled Graphene Balls Stabilized Dendrite-free Lithium Metal Anodes” Joule 2, 1 184-193 doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2017.11.004.

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Caterpillar Marine developing hybrid tug with Sanmar Shipyards; Advanced Variable Drive

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Caterpillar Marine is collaborating with Sanmar Shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey to build an innovative tugboat with a hydraulic hybrid propulsion system.

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Anellotech begins key R&D program at newly commissioned TCat-8 pilot plant

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Anellotech, developer of a process for the production of cost-competitive renewable aromatic chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass ( earlier post ), has completed the commissioning of its 25-meter tall TCat-8 pilot plant, and has begun a development and testing program.

2018 43

Jumbo signs LOI to order new LNG-powered offshore Heavy Lift Crane Vessel; world’s largest X-BOW

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Jumbo, a heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) estimated to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. The vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG).

2018 36

ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Additional exploration drilling is planned on the Stabroek Block for 2018, including potential appraisal drilling at the Ranger discovery. ExxonMobil Corporation announced positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.

2018 37

@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

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In a curious twist, Eriq Gardner reports that the controversial Music Modernization Act has already prompted the inevitible litigation from a publisher seeking to beat the bill’s new safe harbor deadline applicable to lawsuits filed after January 1, 2018.

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GM files petition asking DOT permission to deploy self-driving Cruise AV in 2019; no steering wheel or pedals

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GM 2018 Self-Driving Safety Report.

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Mitsubishi Electric develops object-recognition camera technology using proprietary AI for mirrorless cars; ~100m range

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed what it believes to be the industry’s highest performing automotive camera technology.

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Proterra electric bus to begin 4-month trial in Anchorage, Alaska next week

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The Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) Public Transportation Department (PTD) will put a new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric/battery powered bus on trial next week. The bus will begin serving routes for the general public for a four-month trial period. The four-month trial period will test how the bus performs in winter weather, how cold temperatures affect the battery life and whether it’s feasible to pursue an electric bus fleet in the future.

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Hyundai Motor and Aurora partner to develop Level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2021; new autonomous features on next-gen fuel cell vehicle

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Hyundai’s latest new-generation fuel-cell vehicle, which will make its official global debut at CES 2018 next week, will become the first model to be utilized in the test processes starting this year. Hyundai Motor Company and Aurora Innovation, an autonomous vehicle technology startup ( earlier post ), announced a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021.

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Ricardo supporting Active Response trial to unlock grid capacity for electric vehicles

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Ricardo is supporting a trial run by UK Power Networks into using smart grid technology to unlock spare capacity for increased electric vehicle use—maximizing the power available from existing infrastructure while avoiding costly network reinforcement or substation replacement. The project, called Active Response , will trial a responsive, automated electricity network that reconfigures itself, moving spare capacity to where the demand is.

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First serially-built Pipistrel 2-seat electric trainer makes flight in Australia, handed over to owner

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On 2 January 2018, the first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia.

2018 31

Franklin County Schools in Alabama purchases 44 propane-powered school buses

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Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2018 and will be complete in time for back-to-school transportation needs in the 2018-2019 school year. Navistar’s IC Bus brand has received an order for 44 CE Series school buses by Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine.

2018 30

Sendyne introduces Li-Ion battery simulation tool for predicting cell & pack behavior with percentage of error <5%; CellMod

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Sendyne Corp., a leading provider of sensing, modeling/simulation, and control products, has introduced CellMod , the first Li-Ion battery simulation tool that can predict cell and pack behavior with a percentage of error of less than 5% under a wide range of test conditions.

2018 28

Johns Hopkins team plates Pt on cobalt to create low-cost, highly efficient fuel cell catalysts

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with colleagues at Purdue and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), have plated a one nanometer thick coating of platinum on a core of cobalt to create a cost-effective and highly efficient fuel cell catalyst.

2018 28

Evea study estimates 69% reduction in GHG emissions for Global Bioenergies’ fully renewable ETBE compared to fossil gasoline

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Life-cycle analysis specialist EVEA has estimated that fully renewable ETBE produced by the Global Bioenergies’ IBN-One plant would enable 69% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil gasoline. This figure was calculated for the current design planned for the IBN-One plant using a greenhouse gases emissions calculator based on 2BSVS, compliant with the Renewable Energy Directive.

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Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

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Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization not seen in other models. The first Fortwo rolled off the line at Smartville (in Hambach, France) almost 20 years ago, but it took another nine years for the little cars to. Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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California Public Utilities Commission approves 15 transportation electrification pilot projects focusing on disadvantaged communities

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved 15 pilot projects aimed at helping to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. These investments are the first of their kind. These projects are aimed at maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities by catalyzing electrification of buses, trucks, and other transportation vehicles in locations that can have the biggest impact on air quality standards. —Commissioner Carla J. Peterman.

2018 21

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

2018 20

Nine Ways to Make More Sales This Year

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If “Make more sales” is on your New Year’s Resolutions list (and I’m betting that it is), the question becomes “How, exactly?” The good news is that there are lots of ways. Here are nine simple ones you can implement immediately: 1. Do more prospecting If you want more sales, you need more prospects.

2018 23

EIA forecasts US crude oil production rate to break record high in 2018 and again in 2019; 10.3 and 10.8 million b/d

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million b/d in 2018—the highest annual average production in US history, surpassing the previous record of 9.6 million b/d in 2018 and 2019, slightly higher than the 2017 level. million b/d in 2018 and 1.3 million b/d in 2018, which would be relatively unchanged from 2017 levels, and then increase to 1.8 million b/d in both 2018 and 2019. EIA forecasts that US motor gasoline consumption will increase by 30,000 b/d (0.3%) in 2018. in 2018 and 4.4%

2018 13

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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In 2018, eight new dining concepts will be debuting at Disney Springs, nearly all with private dining options.

2018 29

Fisker EMotion: here's why we're skeptical about Fisker's latest electric car

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After the rise and fall of Henrik Fisker's former automotive venture, a number of analysts and enthusiasts are skeptical about his newest company—Fisker, Inc.—and —and its first creation, the EMotion electric sedan. It's not hard to see why. The second company bearing the Fisker name has made numerous claims regarding future technologies. Consumer Electronics Show

PwC: by 2030, the transport sector will require 138M fewer cars in Europe and US; vehicle stock in China to climb ~50%; traffic to be heavier

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Five trends are transforming the automotive industry, according to PWC: electrification, autonomy, sharing, connecting and yearly updating, a combination the consultancy is now labeling “eascy”.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

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Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated range. Last February, readers John and Mimi Porter of San Diego shared their first impressions of the new silver Bolt EV they had purchased the previous month. Now we have a. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 21

Air Products to acquire Shell’s coal gasification technology business and patent portfolio for liquids (residue) gasification; coal-to-fuels in China

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Air Products will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. Financial terms are not being disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in the coming months. As a leading industrial gas company, Air Products has extended its onsite supply model to use coal gasification to generate synthesis gas (syngas) for major projects.

2018 18

Nissan delivers 300,000th Nissan LEAF

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Nissan has sold its 300,000th Nissan LEAF globally since the model first went on sale in 2010. The battery-electric LEAF is the world’s first mass-produced—and best-selling—electric car. Nissan launched a fully redesigned version of the LEAF in September 2017. The new Nissan LEAF is slated for deliveries in January in the US, Canada and Europe and will be sold in more than 60 markets worldwide.

2018 18

USDA awards $3M biorefinery grant to support conversion of lignin into renewable alternative for ABS Resin

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The USDA has awarded a consortium including Attis Innovations, Inc., a subsidiary of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.,a a $3-million grant to support the commercialization of its patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.

2018 16

Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

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Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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AEye introduces “iDAR” perception system for autonomous vehicles; fusion of LiDAR, computer vision and AI

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It will have a limited release in mid- 2018, and a larger commercial release later in Q3.

2018 17

Genovation all-electric Chevy Corvette sports car debuts at CES

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A company called Genovation rolled out the creation, the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas this week. The idea of an all-electric Corvette is either either a wonderful marriage of American history and electric performance or complete sacrilege. Love it or hate it, it's now a reality. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) conversions

2018 21

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

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The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The all-electric Audi e-tron SUV will have dimensions similar to the Audi Q5 SUV and should offer enough charge from its 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack to drive roughly 300 miles. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 23

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components that go into its cars. The Model 3 was. parts suppliers assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 23

All renewable energy types to be cost-competitive by 2020: report

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Renewable-energy generation costs are falling like photons onto a solar panel. By 2020, it's expected all types of renewable-energy generation will be able to compete with fossil fuels on cost. That's right: saving our environment will actually save electric utilities some money, too. DON'T MISS: Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016. electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energy

2018 21

Carbon fiber from plants close to carbon-neutral? Scientists hopeful

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When it comes to materials with the most promise in automotive applications, carbon fiber and graphene each rank high on the list. Unlike graphene, however, real-world carbon fiber applications exist today—and they're helping automakers reduce the weight of cars coming tomorrow. There's one big, unfortunate, and somewhat ironic problem with. Manufacturing Carbon Fiber research and development materials weight reduction Lightweight

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