Berkeley Lab nanoscale imaging study yields key insights into photo-electrochemical water splitting

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This technique correlates the material’s morphology to its functionality, and gives insights on the charge transport mechanism, or how the charges move inside the material, at the nanoscale.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). As a premium compact sedan, Insight is positioned and priced between Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup.

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2019 Honda Insight video review

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You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. This 2019 Honda Insight is the third Honda to wear the name and perhaps it’s. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for acceptance with mainstream buyers. The second was a Prius-like Prius fighter, egg shape and all. Videos

2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

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That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. The 2019 Insight isn’t just a better hybrid, it’s a better compact car. I spent a week moseying around in an Insight Touring, a well-equipped $29,000 compact sedan with. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. Fuel Economy

2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

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Teased in January as a "concept" without an interior, the production version of the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan has been revealed just before this week's New York auto show. EPA ratings aren't yet final, but Honda says the new Insight is projected to achieve "up to 55 mpg" on the city cycle, and a combined fuel-economy number of "50 mpg or.

Honda starts production of new Insight hybrid in Indiana

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Honda announced that it began building its third-generation Insight hybrid at its factory in Indiana this week. This is the third generation of the Insight, which was the first hybrid to reach the The company first introduced a concept version of the car at the Detroit auto show in January, and showed the production version in New York in March.

2019 Honda Insight recalled for rearview camera failure

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The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid hasn't been on sale for long; and yet Honda is already recalling more than 6,000 of them for a rearview camera failure. The problem affects another 226,000 vehicles—2018 Accord models, possibly including some Accord Hybrids. The screen may show up blank, with only lane guidance lines appearing under certain

2019 Honda Insight hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

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In its latest round of safety tests, the IIHS has awarded the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid its Top Safety Pick+ award. The 2019 Insight aced all of the insurance. The Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute's highest award, given to cars that perform well in a wide battery of crashes, headlight evaluations, and automatic emergency braking tests. crash tests IIHS

Study provides more insight into air pollution mechanisms that cause cardiovascular diseases

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Thomas Münzel, Tommaso Gori, Sadeer Al-Kindi, John Deanfield, Jos Lelieveld, Andreas Daiber, Sanjay Rajagopalan (2018) “Effects of gaseous and solid constituents of air pollution on endothelial function,” European Heart Journal doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy481. Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is calculated to contribute to more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60% of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

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On Thursday, a concept version of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan was unveiled before its public debut at next week's Detroit auto show. Honda released photos and some details of what's called the "Insight. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Detroit Auto Show

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2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

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Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg

2019 Honda Insight, Chevy Bolt EV fast charging, and fuel economy commentary: Today's Car News

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We take a broader look at the 2019 Honda Insight. The 2019 Honda Insight GM works to create an ultra-fast charging system for the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We explain how readers can make themselves heard about the EPA's proposed freeze in fuel economy standards. And will electric cars displace hybrid vehicles? All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Study provides insight into mechanism of atmospheric new particle formation in polluted cities

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Worsnop, Markku Kulmala, Lin Wang (2018) “Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity” Science Vol. The formation of new atmospheric particulates—i.e., de novo rather than as direct emissions—via nucleation and growth is a major source of aerosol pollution in terms of number concentration.

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Honda Insight production, electric car advertising, and Tesla AutoPilot sensors: Today's Car News

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Honda has begun production of the new Insight hybrid in Indiana. Tesla reportedly rejected additional driver sensors for its Autopilot system. Are automakers actually advertising electric cars? They do, but the exposure may be limited. And Northeast states have banded together to coordinate charging infrastructure. All of this and more on Green

Tesla Model 3 sales, Honda Insight recall, Mazda electric lineup and California goes its own way: Today's Car News

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Honda recalls the 2019 Insight. The Tesla Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States. California overrules the EPA's emissions freeze. Mazda announces its electric lineup with a familiar engine acting as a range extender. And Kia scraps plans for the Sorento diesel in the U.S. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla

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50-mpg 2019 Honda Insight, Tesla Model 3 parts, electric Corvette, climate trolling: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got more details on the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid, some deep research into where Tesla Model 3 parts come from, an amusing troll by one head of state on another, and a very fast, very pricey all-electric Chevy Corvette. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The two-seat Smart minicar has been on sale in the U.S. for 10 years now, so. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model 3 Performance awd built, 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 Kia Niro hybrid, another state joins California: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 22, 2018. Which state added its name to the list of those following California's tighter emissions regulations? What hybrid car aced the battery of crash tests inflicted by the IIHS? Friday, we examined a conservative poll, funded and

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

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The Honda Insight receives a Top Safety Pick+ award. The EPA outs a potential 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with better fuel economy. Tesla rushes to build 5,000 cars per week and the hurried pace may have come at a cost. And Volkswagen fires six managers for their roles in the emission cheating scandal. All of this and more on Green Car Reports

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2019 Honda Insight review, Tesla Autopilot Buddy ban, and Colorado joins CA emissions states: Today's Car News

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We review the 2019 Honda Insight and put the manufacturer's fuel-economy claims to the test. And we take another look at the 2019 Insight with our video review of the hybrid sedan. The NHTSA has banned Autopilot Buddy. Colorado plans to join the 13 California emissions states. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Is the third time a charm

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Penn State insights into how cellulose is built could indicate how to break it apart for biofuels

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Xiaoyu Zhu, Shundai Li, Songqin Pan, Xiaoran Xin, Ying Gu (2018) “CSI1, PATROL1, and exocyst complex cooperate in delivery of cellulose synthase complexes to the plasma membrane” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1800182115. Cellulose—the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells—is synthesized at the plasma membrane by cellulose synthase complexes (CSCs).

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

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In a series of media workshops this week at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden, Volkswagen will provide more insight into the technology of the ID.

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NY show debuts, 250-mile Kona Electric, Insight hybrid details, Leaf battery fade: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 30, 2018. Which plug-in hybrid concepts and production electric cars debuted at the New York auto show? What words were EPA staff told to use to sow doubt about climate change and its effects? Friday, we covered a new study. The Week In Reverse

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BMW providing 10 pre-owned i3 EVs to UC Davis for 18 months

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This collaboration will enable new study of electric vehicle use and charging patterns, generating new insights that will help further our shared aim of making connected electric vehicles more accessible.

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Detroit auto show, 2019 pickups, Fisker EMotion, Honda Insight, Tesla history: The Week in Reverse

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What tricks and technologies did Chevy engineers use to boost the fuel economy of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck? Which state will likely counter any proposed weakening of corporate average fuel-economy standards by the Trump administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car. The Week In Reverse

Rice team demonstrates more efficient photocatalyst for converting ammonia to hydrogen

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Now that we have insight about the specific role of hot carriers in plasmon-mediated photochemistry, it sets the stage for designing energy-efficient plasmonic photocatalysts for specific applications.

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Autonomous, electric eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus successfully completes first full-scale test flight: Vahana

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The test was completed on 31 January 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon. The Vahana team will begin using the MAGicALL motors soon, and will provide additional technical details and insight.

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2019 Honda Insight, Lexus UX Hybrid, electric van test, EPA to ease emission rules: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got new hybrids at the New York auto show, more than 100 electric vans plus battery storage, and EPA plans to permit more emissions from future cars. 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 green-car stories. Combining battery storage with plug-in. Today in Car News

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Audi and Umicore developing closed-loop recycling for high-voltage batteries; 95%+ recovery of key elements

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Even before the start of the cooperation with Umicore in June 2018, Audi had analyzed the batteries in the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid car and defined ways of recycling. The aim is to gain insights into the purity of the recovered materials, recycling rates and the economic feasibility of concepts such as a raw materials bank. Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling.

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LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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The Ricardo study focuses on providing insights into how life cycle CO 2 e emissions vary by vehicle segment and powertrain technology.

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CU Denver study finds ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

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Although our data collection focused on the Denver region, these results provide insight into the impacts of ride-hailing. 2018) “The impact of ride-hailing on vehicle miles traveled” Transportation doi: 10.1007/s11116-018-9923-2. Ride-hailing accounts for approximately an 83.5%

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GTI plans second Permian Basin field test site to maximize hydraulic fracturing efficiency and increase production

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In January 2018, GTI was awarded funding from the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) for cost-shared research and development on hydraulic fracturing efficiency.

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KAUST team shows that burning fuel at elevated pressure significantly increases soot particle size

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William Roberts from the Clean Combustion Research Center and his team developed an efficient method for soot sampling that provides new insights into soot formation.

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New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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Additionally, their physical structure and chemical behavior give researchers a valuable insight into how a safe, super-fast charging battery could be constructed, and suggest that the solution to next-generation batteries may come from unconventional materials.

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ABB brings TOSA e-bus and flash charging to Davos; first use in Alpine region

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For this year’s annual World Economic Forum (23-26 January 2018), the city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation.

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New solid polymer electrolyte outperforms Nafion; novel polymer folding

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The success of this approach provides striking new insight into the design of proton—or other—ion-conducting synthetic membranes.

Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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The researchers set out a framework for gathering and analyzing local information about how cities contribute to pollution levels, and show how these insights could be used to target climate mitigation initiatives most effectively.

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BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to support sustainable cobalt mining

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Insights gained from visits to several artisanal mines, stakeholder interviews and surveys of miners and community members were instrumental in shaping this project approach. Nawrot, Oscar Luboya Numbi, Erik Smolders & Benoit Nemery (2018) “Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo” Nature Sustainability volume 1, pages 495–504 doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0139-4.

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Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to pilot AI-based taxi dispatch support system

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Since February 2018 the companies have been piloting the system with select taxis of Nihon Kotsu Co., In addition, drivers can receive supporting information on the tablet that shows the routes where they are likely to find passengers, based on insights of excellent drivers.

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Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

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If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite significant deal-breaker for many Snow Belt families: All-wheel drive simply isn’t a possibility.

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Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

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7, 2018. This week our news came mostly from follow-up insights from the LA Auto Show as well as mainly. Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Dec. global warming climate change Rivian

Study finds megacity traffic soot can reach high altitudes and be transported over long distances, contributing to global warming

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While altitude observatories in the Himalayas or the Alps provide insights into these processes, the picture is still very incomplete, especially for the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists therefore hope to gain important insights from the Chacaltaya altitude observatory in Bolivia, which became operational in 2012. 2018) “Black carbon emission and transport mechanisms to the free troposphere at the La Paz/El Alto (Bolivia) metropolitan area based on the Day of Census (2012)” Atmos.

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TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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The international scientists who compiled and analyzed the global ozone pollution database hope it will give scientists and public health managers better insight on trends and patterns of human health exposure around the world.

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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. New modelling tools and more disaggregated approaches will help obtain additional insights for policy makers as well as the road freight industry.

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