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. By comparison, Tesla announced it sold 55,843. 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. sales

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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 A total of 51 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 9M 2018.

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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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Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H 2018 was down with $2.4 In Q2 2018, VC funding for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies decreased to $367 million in 27 deals compared to $472 million in 23 deals in Q1 2018.

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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. As a comparison point, in 1976, the first Golf GTI delivered 140 N·m at 5,000 rpm.) Volkswagen’s 1.0 TSI in the new up!

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Waterloo researchers use MgB2 as Li-S battery cathode host to improve performance

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The surface-mediated polysulfide redox behavior results in a much higher exchange current in comparison with MgO and carbon. Nazar (2018) “Lightweight Metallic MgB 2 Mediates Polysulfide Redox and Promises High-Energy-Density Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.024.

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Mercedes begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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The efficiency is increased by the higher burning rate in comparison with the previous omega combustion bowl. Mercedes-Benz has begun sales of two diesel models of the new GLE SUV which already comply with the coming Euro 6d emissions standard.

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2018 Leaf vs Bolt EV packs, electric motorcycle guide, CA defiant, Model 3 first drive: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our long-awaited drive report on the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, a battery comparison for the Bolt EV and new Nissan Leaf, some California defiance, and our annual electric-motorcycle buyers guide. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important. Today in Car News

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Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award for development of alkaline exchange membranes and ionomers for fuel cells and electrolyzers

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Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs) that are assembled with alkaline anion exchange membranes (AAEMs) have several significant advantages in comparison to state-of-the-art proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). (1) Ecolectro Inc.,

2018 115

Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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In comparison, a container vessel carrying thousands of TEU sailing from Panama to Rotterdam makes around 8,800 km. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

2018 123

Harvard team finds large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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Their analysis focused on the comparison of climate impacts and benefits. All large-scale energy systems have environmental impacts, and the ability to compare the impacts of renewable energy sources is an important step in planning a future without coal or gas power.

2018 133

Kanazawa University-led researchers recycle rare-earth elements from spent fluorescent lamps by chemical/mechanical treatment

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Schematic view of the chelator-assisted wet-milling in a ball-mill, and comparison of the Y-yields (percent) from EoL-FL in rotary and planetary ball-mills.

2018 112

Ballard introduces next-generation fuel cell stack for heavy duty motive market: FCgen-LCS

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The total-cost-of-ownership comparison is based on life cycle cost of a 50-kilowatt fuel cell stack operating for 50,000 hours with a single refurbishment.).

2018 125

US households are holding on to their vehicles longer

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By comparison, the average age of in-use cars increased, in absolute terms, from 9.5 The turnover of household vehicles has slowed since 2009, based on US Department of Transportation surveys of household vehicle travel, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

2018 124

New study finds gasoline stations vent up to 10x more benzene fumes than previously thought

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By comparison, the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) used an estimate of 0.11 Markus Hilpert, Ana Maria Rule, Bernat Adria-Mora, Tedmund Tiberi (2018) “Vent pipe emissions from storage tanks at gas stations: Implications for setback distances,” Science of The Total Environment , Volume 650, Part 2, Pages 2239-2250 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.303.

2018 115

Rosenbauer and Berlin Fire Dept to develop hybrid fire truck; project eLHF

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Specifically, this entails a reduction in pollutants of around 14 t/a CO 2 in comparison with conventional, diesel-powered rescue and firefighting vehicles; it will also feature a disaster-proof design.

2018 109

New Ricardo 48V electric motor aims to boost power and cut costs of hybrids; up to 50% increase in power density; ECOCHAMPS

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Results of this work are expected to be published and presented at the IEEE ECCE at Portland, Oregon in September 2018.

2018 104

Traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States: 1991-2016

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In comparison, the average daily number of vehicles per lane on urban roads increased from 2,098 in 1991 to 2,373 in 2000, for an increase of 13%. by Michael Sivak.

2018 106

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

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A comparison between the 2.7L Based on current testing, the engine is anticipated to be fully integrated into the vehicle and drivable in late 2018.

2018 130

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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As with all comparisons between fossil routes and renewables, cost and emissions data are frequently misused by advocates of all parties to push policy-makers and public opinion further along the polarizing debate of the role of fossil fuels in a low-carbon system.

2018 105

Researchers develop MOF membrane coating to prolong lithium–sulfur battery life

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In comparison to other Li–S batteries, the team found that their novel membrane significantly improved the cell’s storage ability, retaining 98.5% Alkordi (2018) “Metal–organic framework@SiO 2 as permselective separator for lithium–sulfur batteries”.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings

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For comparison. Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As we reported on Monday, the I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of range, a little short of the 240 that Jaguar indicated it was aiming for in earlier press drives. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 82

California ARB projects in-state fuel cell vehicles to reach 23,600 by 2021, and 47,200 by 2024

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The California Air Resources Board has released the 2018 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development , pursuant to the requirements of AB 8 (2013).

2018 95

SEAT and Grupo Sesé pilot duo trailer; longest, most efficient truck on European roads

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The arrival of the duo trailer is going to lower CO 2 emissions even more, down from 14% to 20% in comparison to a conventional truck. SEAT and Grupo Sesé have pilot-tested the duo trailer, the longest, most efficient truck driving on European roads.

2018 107

MAHLE developing portfolio of solutions for fuel cell drives in commercial vehicles

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Promising avenues include weight savings and extension of the cruising range in comparison with battery-powered solutions; fuel cell concepts may represent an attractive option for long-distance hauling, which requires heavy loads and large cruising ranges.

2018 101

HEI: 95%+ of world’s population live in areas of unhealthy air

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Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide according to the State of Global Air 2018 , the annual report and interactive website published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI). Comparison of 2016 annual average PM 2.5 State of Global Air 2018.

2018 101

KAIST team develops Rh ensemble catalyst that outperforms commercial diesel oxidation catalyst at low temperatures

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Structure and performance comparison of single-atom catalyst and ensemble catalyst. A KAIST research team has developed a fully dispersed Rh ensemble catalyst (ENS) that shows better performance at lower temperatures than commercial diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).

2018 90

Idaho National Laboratory low-energy electrochemical process could eliminate need for steam cracking of hydrocarbons

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Comparison of process energies and carbon footprint in NDP and steam cracking. (a) a) A comparison of the process energies for ethylene production from ethane. (b) b) A comparison of the carbon footprint for ethylene production from ethane.

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Carnegie study finds climate impact of particulates varies greatly depending on where the pollution originated

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However, aerosols have a much shorter lifespan in the atmosphere than the gases responsible for global warming, resulting in an atmospheric distribution that varies by region, especially in comparison to carbon dioxide.

2018 85

Akasol unveiling new high energy density battery module for coaches and trucks; cylindrical cells

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The 2.66-kWh battery module offers a power density of up to 433 W/kg and high cycle stability in comparison to other high-energy solutions (1,500 to 3,000 operative cycles). The new battery module will first be used in customer application trials at the end of 2018.

2018 90

Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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By way of comparison: a conventional turbo system diverts part of the exhaust gas stream needed for the forced induction away from the turbine via a wastegate valve as a function of its operating state.

2018 113

Michelin 2048 goals: tires made with 80% sustainable material and 100% tire recycling

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit, Michelin announced its ambition that by 2048, all of its tires will be manufactured using 80% sustainable materials (recycled and renewable materials) and that 100% of all tires will be recycled.

2018 95

Mercedes-Benz provides additional details on upcoming 12m electric Citaro bus

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F), the energy consumption of a city bus doubles by comparison with journeys where no heating is required—thereby halving the range.

2018 113

ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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It collects insights held at a workshop organized by the International Transport Forum in June 2018 in Paris and features the results of a survey among experts. Naturally, much of the discussion on the cost-benefit comparison of decarbonizing alternatives—particularly on alternative fuel solutions for long- haul heavy trucks—is based on assumptions about future technological developments that are uncertain.

2018 86

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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The result of the comparison is less favorable for electric cars when looking at the current impacts of their production on ecosystems and the toxicity of the materials involved. Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

2018 89

Toshiba researchers use TiNb2O7 anodes for high-energy, fast-charging, long-life Li-ion batteries for EVs

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By comparison, a comparable LTO/NCM cell showed an energy density of 177 Wh L -1. Norio Takami, Kazuki Ise, Yasuhiro Harada, Takuya Iwasaki, Takashi Kishi, Keigo Hoshina (2018) “High-energy, fast-charging, long-life lithium-ion batteries using TiNb 2 O 7 anodes for automotive applications,” Journal of Power Sources , Volume 396, Pages 429-436 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.059.

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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In comparison, the market share of hybrid vehicles increased by one percentage point. Average CO 2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe increased during 2017—the first rise in 10 years— according to a new analysis by JATO Dynamics.

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LA Metro to begin charging solo drivers in clean air vehicles in ExpressLanes in effort to reduce increasing congestion

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The Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors approved a plan last week to begin charging solo motorists in designated clean air vehicles (CAVs) a discounted toll to use the ExpressLanes on the 10 and 110 freeways, beginning in late 2018. Since then, that number has increased almost 1000% to 302,453 as of 1 January 1, 2018, with an average annual increase of approximately 54,000 decals per year.

2018 89

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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As one point of comparison, customers bought 54,451 Nissan LEAFs EVs in fiscal year 2017—a 15% increase from 47,423 a year earlier. Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division. Speeding up the shift to e-mobility will help us to meet the extremely ambitious CO 2 targets that have been set in Europe, China and the USA.

2018 94

API reports record US petroleum production in April: 10.543 million b/d; strongest April demand since 2007

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Total petroleum products delivered to the domestic market in April 2018 were 20,308,000 b/d—a seasonal decrease of 1.5% By comparison, Light Louisiana Sweet crude oil had weaker constraints and traded at a discount to Brent of $2.23 April saw the US produce a record 10,543,000 barrels per day (MBD) of oil, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute.

2018 87

Novel hybrid electrolytes to enable high-safety high-voltage Li-ion batteries

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a) Comparison of full state-of-charge curves of the LiNi 0.6 Researchers at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering in China have developed new hybrid electrolytes to support high-voltage Li-ion batteries (e.g., ~5

2018 95

New study provides overview of challenges, requirements for large-scale production of all-solid-state Li-ion and Li-metal batteries

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Comparison of conventional lithium-ion battery and all-solid-state lithium battery at the cell, stack, and pack levels with potentials for increased energy density.

2018 95

NUS-led research team develops cost-effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene; 50x less solvent

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c) Comparison of concentration, yield, and production scale of non-dispersion strategy with other liquid-phase exfoliation strategies (shearing, ultrasonic, microwave, and chemical intercalation-assisted exfoliation).

2018 90

IHS Markit projects automakers could be fined more than €14B for European CO2 excess emissions in 2021

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In comparison, 27 manufacturers could share the forecasted €14 billion in 2021 penalties due to non-compliance.

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