German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (“WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane.

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). But the market looks increasingly crowded and consolidation is likely.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2018

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We found some great deals on green cars and hybrids this month as automakers look toward changing over their stock to sell new models. Several new electric models, including the 2017 and 2018 Nissan Leaf, 2018 Chevy Bolt EV, and other upcoming models have more range than older models. If you've been in the market for an electric car, though, and.

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H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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The EU-funded €18-million (US$22.3-million) project will be used to test the potential applications for green hydrogen—e.g., With a capacity of 6 megawatts, the plant will be able to produce 1,200 cubic meters (108 kg) of green hydrogen an hour.

2018 109

Nissan muscles up electric marketing, VW ID testing, Tesla fire: Today's Car News

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All this and more on Green. A new Chinese electric carmaker plans to sell electric cars in the U.S. via the owner of the defunct automaker Coda. A new Tesla Model S unexpectedly caught fire—twice—after getting a flat tire in California. And Volkswagen teased a video and images of its new I.D. electric hatchbacks testing in South Africa. Volkswagen ID

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One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2019

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Despite a long list of green-car debuts anticipated over the next couple of years, this year hasn't exactly brought a bevy of new electric models. As we wait for the market to blossom with new entries in coming years, we have three strong contenders for this year's top position—our Best Car To Buy 2019. To qualify for Green Car.

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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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Toyota Motor is introducing a mid-lifecycle model change for the AYGO, its successful A-segment entry in the European market. Thanks to these changes I can confidently say that new AYGO is the most responsive car in its segment, while keeping its green credentials.

2018 90

What green-car developments are you grateful for this holiday season? Twitter poll results

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In what often seemed a year of bad news for green cars, at least from the standpoint of U.S. Most notably, there was the mass-market introduction of the Tesla Model 3. If this Thanksgiving season proved anything, it is that our Twitter followers are a grateful group. domestic policy, we found several individual developments to be grateful for. Polls

2018 62

NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered the Autopilot Buddy's maker to pull it off the market in the U.S. Green Car Reports reported last week that the device tricked Tesla's Autopilot system into eliminating safety warnings. Roadshow originally reported on the device, which is a small weight that attaches on one side

2018 63

Vouchers are Becoming the Clean Vehicle Incentive of Choice for Fleets

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Vouchers are a quick and easy process, and have three ancillary benefits that benefit the overall market: The voucher system democratizes incentives by giving all fleets first-come, first-served access to multiple technologies. HVIP Program Enhancements for 2018 (tips for voucher success).

2018 96

eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy partner on local energy trading platform between EVs and renewable microgrid projects

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eMotorWerks' JuiceNet platform allows users to remotely monitor and schedule their EV charging for the most cost-effective times of the day and earn rewards for providing a variety of energy services, both locally and through energy markets.

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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. Up until now, vehicles displaying a California DMV issued white or green Clean Air Vehicle decal could use the ExpressLanes toll-free (with their FasTrak Flex set to 3 (3+ person carpool). Emissions Market Background Policy

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That's wacky! The most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part I

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Often the growth of green cars comes in fits and starts, and new ideas are rushed to market regularly before they're ready. Visionaries with dreams of changing the world may have little real-world experience and find themselves in over their heads after they jump in too quickly. Even pure charlatans sometimes emerge from the woodwork to hawk new. youtube

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

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We hope that, upon approval, this partnership with Lightning Systems will blow the market open for repowering old buses around the country, reduce emissions in local environments, and stabilize costs for the future.

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ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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This station, located in the heart of the International Market of Rungis, has a provisional refueling capacity of 20 kg/day in hydrogen but should increase rapidly to 80 kg/day. It is the largest wholesale food market in the world.).

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Porsche 911 hybrids, future EV market share, and living with 2 Chevy Bolt EVs: Today's Car News

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A new report predicts that electric cars will exceed half the worldwide market by 2040. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Porsche has plans for not one, but two 911 hybrid variants for the next-generation sports car. A reader checks in after living with two Chevrolet Bolt EVs for a year. Nissan shows off a one-off Leaf convertible. Plans

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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The VNR series has received tremendous industry acceptance since its April 2017 introduction and the addition of an all-electric powertrain provides even greater opportunities to expand its footprint in the regional-haul market.

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Rivian fast charging, Volkswagen electrics, Trump vs GM: The Week in Reverse

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What company plans to do more serious marketing of electric cars' strengths? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 21, 2018. Which upcoming electric car has a battery pack engineered to be upgraded to 800 volts? This week contained a mix of news about upcoming faster. EPA GM Donald Trump Rivian

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Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

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When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether. Part of his interest in the Fiat, he admitted, came from an article about a group of race-car enthusiasts who. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

2018 74

Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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The revolution in terms of green public transport has become a fact—Solaris has decided to respond to market demand with a whole new product. Solaris Bus & Coach has announced the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, a new generation hydrogen fuel cell bus.

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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engine on the market today. In green travel mode, the Bo Rui GE PHEV has an average fuel economy of 1.6L/100 km (145 mpg US). Geely Bo Rui has become a sales leader among Chinese brands and broke the monopoly held by joint-venture brands in China’s B-segment sedan market.

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Producing the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL fuel-cell SUV

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Compared with the B-Class F-CELL, on the market since 2010 (fuel consumption: 0.97 For example, when a bolted connection has been made to the prescribed torque, the on-screen marking of this bolt changes to green.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America’s marketing outreach will continue to coordinate with ZEV awareness initiatives by collaborating with key non-profit organizations such as Veloz. Electrify America will continue to support the Green City Initiative in Sacramento.

2018 106

What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results

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When General Motors announced in November that it would stop production of the Chevrolet Volt, it was a shock to many green car fans' systems. The Volt was one of the first two modern electrically powered cars to go on sale in 2010, and is still the longest-range plug-in hybrid on the market. Its faults are few, though perhaps critical: Mostly. Polls

2018 83

2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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market details for the Niro EV. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the. At the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles.

2018 85

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants to source electricity from German wind farms

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At Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations, we are pursuing the strategy digital, flexible and green in our global production organization. In Germany, Statkraft is the market leader in managing renewable assets on behalf of third parties with a total portfolio of 10,000 MW. Enovos primarily ensures the accounting, the grid use and the integration of the green power supply into the energy portfolio of the Mercedes-Benz plants.

2018 94

Audi México produces completely without wastewater

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Audi México uses the treated water as process water in production and to irrigate the green areas on the plant grounds. The Audi México plant was opened in 2016 and produces the Audi Q5 for the world market.

2018 101

CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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Electrify America’s marketing outreach will continue to coordinate with ZEV awareness initiatives by collaborating with key non-profit organizations such as Veloz. Electrify America will continue to support the Green City Initiative in Sacramento called Sac-to-Zero. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electrify America’s plan to invest its second $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs.

2018 97

Volkswagen unveils third-generation Touareg SUV in China; plug-in hybrid drive this year

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Volkswagen held the world premiere of its new, third-generation Touareg SUV in China—its largest market. This will also be followed by a V6 gasoline engine (250 kW/340 PS) and a V8 turbodiesel (310 kW/421 PS) for many different markets.

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Rolls-Royce introducing completely integrated MTU marine hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020

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As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. The new MTU hybrid propulsion systems for ships are part of the Green and High-Tech initiative, which Rolls-Royce Power Systems launched in 2015.

2018 101

Porsche officially drops diesel for future models

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With the Taycan, Porsche will bring its first purely electric sports car to the market in 2019—its manufacture is CO 2 neutral and it is supplied with green electricity via an ultra-fast charging infrastructure spread over Europe. On Sunday, Porsche AG announced that it will in the future no longer offer diesel-powered models. By 2022, Porsche will have invested more than €6 billion (US$7 billion) in e-mobility, creating the basis for sustainable growth into the future.

2018 95

How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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There are still a few variables on the table, but it’s safe to say a clean, green electric AV would significantly reduce air pollution. Haden Kirkpatrick is the head of marketing strategy and innovation at Esurance. By Haden Kirkpatrick.

2018 101

Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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In 2018 the UN maritime organization IMO adopted a strategy to halve emissions from international maritime operations by 2050, phasing them out as soon as possible. Ammonia Emissions Fuel Cells Market Background Ports and Marine

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Tesla Autopilot, VW solid-state batteries, and Kia electric cars: Today's Car News

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Future Kia electric cars are about what fits the market. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Autopilot system gets outranked by a rival. VW confirms plans for solid-state batteries. Volvo's parent company is reportedly in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems. And will electric cars hurt automaker profitability? Tesla's Autopilot

2018 78

BASF produces methanol on basis of biomass balance approach; production with renewable raw materials reduces GHG at least 50%

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BASF markets the EU-REDcert-methanol to customers and also uses it itself as an intermediate for other biomass-balanced products. The biomass balance approach is comparable to the green electricity principle.

2018 88

Hyundai cuts $500 off Sonata Hybrid price

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Hyundai has reduced prices on the 2018 Sonata Hybrid, in an effort to sell more of them. The $500 price cut makes the car one of the most affordable midsized hybrids on the market, according to an analysis by Green Car Reports sister site CarsDirect.com. CHECK OUT: 2018 hyundai Only the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Honda Accord Hybrid cost less.

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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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The EV industry is focusing on the personal car market, trying to make the range as large as possible. Gerke (2018) “Cost, Energy, and Environmental Impact of Automated Electric Taxi Fleets in Manhattan” Environmental Science & Technology doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04732.

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All-wheel-drive Prius, low-priced VWs, expensive Autopilot: Today's Car News

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Toyota hints that it may bring an all-wheel-drive Prius to market. All this and more on Green Car Reports. VW announces that its new electric lineup will be priced as low as gasoline vehicles. Tesla raises prices on Autopilot following a two-week free trial. And we look at the best deals for November. VW released a target price for its new. deals Tesla Autopilot Volkswagen ID

2018 73

Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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In addition, if powered by renewable electricity, the green hydrogen will help reduce the carbon intensity of the site—a key goal for us. The REFHYNE business model is replicable in markets with a similar regulatory structure to Germany. However, to expand this market to a GW scale, new business models will be needed. These will include valuing green hydrogen as an input to industrial processes (to meet carbon policy targets) and also on sales to H 2 mobility markets.

2018 92

Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan; first Volvo car made in US; two PHEV models coming

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The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new premium sports sedan. —Henrik Green, senior vice president for research and development at Volvo Cars.

2018 85

SoftBank Group to acquire 9.9% of Nemaska Lithium

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As outlined in its January 2018 Feasibility Study , Nemaska plans to raise between USD 775 million and USD 825 million to fund the construction and commissioning of its Whabouchi Mine and Shawinigan Plant project and for general working capital. Nemaska Lithium Inc.

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Why Ioniq and Leaf didn't win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially zero-emission vehicle into an entirely new market segment. The Pacifica is our favorite among minivans, though we'll be curious to drive the redesigned Toyota Sienna expected soon. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

Ballard announces planned deployment of 500 fuel cell commercial trucks this year in Shanghai

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Re-Fire has developed a leading position as a system integrator in the fast-moving Chinese fuel cell transportation market. We expect to deploy all 500 trucks in 2018, subject to parallel activities, including appropriate scaling of fueling infrastructure and our service platform.

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