Upstream Security: cyber hacks could cost auto industry $24 billion within 5 years

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Cyber hacks might cost the auto industry roughly $24 billion within five years, according to a new study by Upstream Security , which specializes in cloud-based security protection. Just one cyber-hack can cost an automaker $1.1

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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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Manganese hydride molecular sieve for practical hydrogen storage could cost roughly 5x less than 700 bar tanks

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The team projects that reasonable estimates for production costs and loss of performance due to system implementation result in total energy storage costs roughly 5 times cheaper than those for 700 bar tanks, potentially opening doors for increased adoption of hydrogen as an energy vector.

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DOE analysis finds ongoing decrease in direct fuel cell vehicle costs

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A new analysis of the cost of current (2017) direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by a team from the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and Strategic Analysis found the lowest estimated system cost to date for high annual production rates.

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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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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources.

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Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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Upon the success of the first vehicle, additional HOP service buses may be converted, providing an efficient and cost-effective alternative to replacing the entire fleet with new electric buses.

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ecovolta develops standardized Li-ion traction battery; saving cost and time

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We estimate that vehicle manufacturers using a battery with an operating voltage of 48 volts and a capacity of 10 kilowatt hours (kWh), for example, will be able to save a total of 250,000 to 500,000 euros in development and certification costs.

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Wind and solar cost less than coal for power

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Producing renewable electricity is cheaper than running old coal plants, a new report from investment firm Lazard shows. Lazard reports that new wind farms in the U.S. can produce power for $29 to $56 per megawatt-hour, compared to $27 to $45 for existing coal-fired powerplants, according to a report last week in the British Financial Times

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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. We continue to be focused on delivering the most seamless, cost-effective fleet electrification solutions for OEM vehicles that our customers ask for.

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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.

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ABI Research: implementing DSRC above cellular is more cost-effective than implementing C-V2X

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New analysis of V2X (vehicle to everything) conducted by ABI Research finds that the cost of implementing DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication) above cellular communications is expected to be $13.50

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Subaru using NI HIL technology to reduce time and cost of EV testing

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Subaru is using NI (National Instruments) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs.

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New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and only 1/16th the size. Instead of being mounted on concrete slabs, sometimes in two locations, with a transformer behind a fence and a charge station box by a parking space, the. Fast Charging

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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. We also delivered on our internal cost efficiency targets, leading to GAAP Model 3 gross margin of more than 20%, which exceeded our guidance.

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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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In doing so, the aim was for a cost premium of no more than 10% over equivalent conventional products—considerably less than the additional cost of current hybrid architectures.

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Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles—the Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)—in 14 US cities from 2011 to 2015.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid price drops by $1,350

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The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid may cost car shoppers less, the company announced last week. The price drop on base models will save buyers $1,350 on 2018 models, which should help the car attract more customers. It comes in the same two trim levels as before. Base models will start at $33,350, including destination. The Sonata Plug-in. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing

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T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018. T&E performed a total cost of ownership calculation that includes external costs on health (air quality and noise) and climate (GHG emissions), including inputs from CE Delft.

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Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

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Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different. Gasoline costs plug-in cars ownership costs electricity costs fuel costBut cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple.

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Study estimates Bitcoin will use half a percent of the world’s electric energy by end of 2018

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de Vries (2018). Economic principles suggest that the entire Bitcoin network will eventually reach an equilibrium in which the costs of the hardware and electricity used to mine equal the value of the Bitcoin being mined.

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2019 Nissan Leaf to cost $30,885, long-range battery still to come

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The 2019 Nissan Leaf doesn't cost any more than it did last year, but it also won't deliver any additional electric range—yet. The Leaf S, Leaf SV, and Leaf SL will cost $30,885, $33,385, and $37,095 including an $895 destination charge. That's before any government tax credits or rebates. The Leaf is eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax

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Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

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Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. The firm NantEnergy has made some new and exceptional claims about its latest zinc. Batteries Zinc-Air Battery metal-air battery

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets.

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have analyzed the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan.

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Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles—the Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)—in 14 US cities from 2011 to 2015.

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Electric-car vs gas costs, self-driving Bolt, more 2018 diesels, Workhorse orders open: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a Chevy Bolt EV without a steering wheel, an update on available 2018 diesel vehicles, an analysis of the per-mile costs of electricity versus gasoline, and predictions by auto-industry execs. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The next wave of long-distance electric cars will arrive from European luxury makers, with the Audi. Today in Car News

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Lower-cost Tesla Model 3: Does 260 miles, $45K before incentives split the difference?

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Those who’ve waited faithfully for the more affordable $35,000 version of the Tesla Model 3 to be built could finally get what they’ve been wanting soon—especially if they live in California, don’t mind a little more battery than what they’d planned for, and are okay with a creative view on the bottom-line numbers

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2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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Based on this, we wanted the new model to look and feel like a new car, while focussing on three pillars to enhance AYGO’s DNA: re-evaluate the exterior design, make the car quieter and more fun to drive, and lower the total cost of ownership by making new AYGO even cheaper to run.

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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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WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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However, the scarce resource and prohibitive cost of these precious metals hurdle their further commercial applications.

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Battery life of 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars: what manuals suggest

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And what would it cost to replace it if I do need a new one sometime down the road? Now a new video looks at that question, comparing the different thermal-management technologies in the batteries of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt EV. It's one of the major questions for any electric-car buyer: How long will the battery pack last?

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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. This has spurred the growth of dynamic ride-hailing services, where the average cost of a trip can be as low as US$0.10 This low cost combined with a favorable regulatory environment has really helped foster the use of ride-hailing services. A recent mobility study by ABI Research on regional ride-hailing markets found that 16 billion ride-hailing trips were completed worldwide in 2017.

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2018 Honda Clarity Electric hits dealerships in California and Oregon with $199 lease deal

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The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric car rolled into California and Oregon dealerships this week, but nobody can buy it. That figure reflects the $7,500 federal tax credit, which Honda finance will keep as part of the capitalized cost reduction of the lease. It's only available for lease for $199 a month for 36 months with $1,499 due at signing. CHECK. California lease price new cars Oregon

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

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As insufficient solvent causes the graphene layers to reattach themselves back into graphite, yielding one kilogram of graphene currently requires at least one tonne of organic solvent, making the method costly and environmentally unfriendly.

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Yutong Bus to deliver 100 electric buses to Chile

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Under the premise of continuing the vehicle operation, the buses can be charged at a lower price at night, reducing the cost of the client’s subsequent operation. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., will deliver 100 full electric buses to Chile.

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Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

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The fuel price-tracking website predicts the cost of a gallon of fuel will rise by $0.19 per gallon in 2018, on average, to the highest level gas prices have been since 2014. As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. That might not seem. Fuel Economy

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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In July, the authors of a comprehensive study praised King County’s leadership in the transition to zero-emission fleets, quantifying the benefits of battery-powered buses: lower maintenance and operational costs, reduced noise pollution, and less greenhouse gas emissions.

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CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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billion in maintenance, fuel and other costs by 2050 after the full buildout of infrastructure. emission technologies, associated infrastructure and scale up options, operating costs and fuels, deployment planning, and funding sources.

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CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. CARB issued its solicitation for ZANZEFF projects earlier this year.

Berkeley-led team uses MOFs to set new record for hydrogen storage capacity

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Such a system would be expected to lower costs significantly because a conformable, lightweight storage vessel could potentially be used, and no on-board cooling system would be required.

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Volkswagen launches “Electric for All” campaign, demos rolling chassis of MEB

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The site is the lead plant for high-quality, cost-efficient electric motors. Volkswagen is launching its “Electric for All” campaign—a strategic effort to put attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices on the road, paving the way for the breakthrough of electric vehicles.

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ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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A dynamic system enables the automatic charging of electric vehicles using wireless charging pads installed under roadways; higher power charging systems are needed to minimize the cost and complexity of dynamic charging.

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ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure.

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