MAN Truck & Bus presents electric delivery truck CitE at IAA 2018

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At the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE 15-tonne electric truck concept, designed specifically for city cargo traffic. MAN is initially presenting the CitE to the public at the IAA 2018.

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A Clear & Present Danger – If We Don’t Stand Up And Stop Evil In Its Tracks It Will Stomp Good People Under Its Jack Boots #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 130

Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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Solaris Bus & Coach has announced the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, a new generation hydrogen fuel cell bus. The official premiere of the vehicle is slated for 2019.

2018 122

Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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In Germany, the FastCharge research consortium ( earlier post ) has presented a prototype for a charging station with an output of up to 450 kW in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg.

2018 138

Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.

2018 122

Hyundai presents Kona Electric crossover and NEXO fuel cell SUV

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Hyundai presented its new 2019 Kona Electric crossover (introduced in March at the New York Auto Show, earlier post ) and 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV (showcased at CES in January, earlier post ) to US media at a driving introduction in Los Angeles.

2018 109

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient.

2018 135

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. The challenge for researchers is to figure out how to. battery tech

2018 88

Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The HYBRID engine and the HYBRID4 (four-wheel-drive) engine will be available for the second quarter of 2019. Peugeot 3008 PHEV. The 1.6L

2018 109

Audi, Airbus and Italdesign present flying, driving model prototype of flying taxi/autonomous EV concept

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up Next”. This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone.

2018 95

Nine Ways to Make More Sales This Year

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Sales coach customer follow up presentation product prospect prospecting referrals seminars service skills speeches training webinars workshopsIf “Make more sales” is on your New Year’s Resolutions list (and I’m betting that it is), the question becomes “How, exactly?”

2018 113

Schaeffler startup to present near-production Bio-Hybrid at CES 2019; cargo and passenger versions

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Bio-Hybrid GmbH , a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid ( earlier post )—a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation—at CES 2019.

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck.

2018 113

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

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Warm season average present-day daily maximum ozone levels (AVGMDA8) at urban (left) and non-urban sites (right). Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

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MAN introduces practical 26-tonne electric truck based on TGM at IAA 2018

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During the IAA 2018 from 20th to 27th September 2018 in Hanover, MAN will present a fully electric eTruck solo distributor chassis with a swap body frame and a 6x2 axle configuration.

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The Top Gear presenters that time forgot

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Well, the 2019 Top Gear presenter line-up has been announced, with Lancashire pair Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff replacing Matt LeBlanc when he steps down at the end of the next season

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Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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The LA New Mobility Challenge 2018 is a joint initiative of LA CoMotion, the NewCities Foundation and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), all of whom are dedicated to finding cutting-edge and sustainable mobility technologies for Southern California. The first edition of the Challenge, presented at LA CoMotion 2017, attracted some 234 early-stage companies from 16 countries. The deadline to submit applications is 17 September 2018.

Renault presents new 1.3L TCe engine at Geneva; co-developed with Daimler; ~1M units per year

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Renault is presenting the new turbocharged gasoline 1.3 The new unit will feature under the hoods of Captur and Scénic, and will become available for other Renault models in the course of 2018. TCe engine, co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler, at the Geneva Motor Show.

2018 97

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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The experts have therefore also already examined the status of all those second-generation evo and third-generation power units that have been brought out since mid-2014 or in fact will only be appearing from the introduction of the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) emission standard from 1 September 2018. The United States and Canada are not affected by the findings of the internal Audi investigations presented today.

2018 69

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018.

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In addition to 48V hybrid, VW presents new EA 288 Evo diesel 12V mild hybrid & TGI Evo natural gas engines

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Volkswagen showcased three new drive systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium: the new 48 V mild hybrid system that will debut on the eighth-generation Golf in 2019 ( earlier post ); new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants; and an advanced natural gas engine.

2018 103

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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The experts have therefore also already examined the status of all those second-generation evo and third-generation power units that have been brought out since mid-2014 or in fact will only be appearing from the introduction of the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) emission standard from 1 September 2018. The United States and Canada are not affected by the findings of the internal Audi investigations presented today.

2018 60

UVA researchers devise method for converting retired Li-ion anodes to graphene and GO

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The findings present a new promise for smartly recycling Li-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) have devised a process for converting retired Li-ion battery anodes to graphene and graphene oxide (GO). A paper on the work is published in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

2018 139

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018.

2018 78

Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products; HD engine simulation presented at WCX

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In the latest example of the work, the Argonne team, with colleagues from Convergent Science and Aramco Research, presented a paper at the WCX 16 SAE World Congress Experience on using a machine learning genetic algorithm (ML-GA) on a heavy-duty engine (Cummins ISX15) simulation. In the study presented at WCX, the team used a novel ML-GA to perform numerical optimization of a gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine operating with a low-octane gasoline-like fuel.

2018 69

Weekly Wheelspin: Missing Christmas presents explained, FCA woes, gift ideas for all ages, Wrangler reviewed and more

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As 2018 draws to a close, and we attempt to make ourselves look pretty for the ContractHireAndLeasing Christmas party, it’s easy to feel a little underprepared for the festive period

2018 41

Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

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During the nine-month period ended 30 September 2018, the high voltage product line generated revenue of approximately $19.4 Maxwell Technologies, Inc.,

2018 120

Audi to invest ~€14B in electromobility, digitalization and autonomous driving over next 5 years

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With models such as the recently presented Audi e-tron GT concept [ earlier post ], we want to electrify people again for Audi and at the same time be an agile and very efficient company.” Audi plans to spend approximately €14 billion (US$15.9

2018 118

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show. Last year, the company presented the brand’s first all-electric van with the world premiere of the new e-Crafter. BUZZ CARGO being presented in Hannover with a 150 kW electric motor.

2018 137

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

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Such a material could also present a possible alternative to Li-batteries in portable devices, where rising costs and demand for energy storage are a concern.

2018 120

Honda to unveil wireless V2G system at CES; leveraging WiTricity DRIVE 11 system

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Research and collaboration between Honda and WiTricity started in 2016; the companies presented a co-authored paper, “Feasibility Study of Bi-directional Wireless Charging for Vehicle-to-Grid,” at SAE World Congress in 2018.

2018 109

Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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This connection is essential in creating and maintaining a stable electrical connection and mechanical structure at the electrode level, according to an Amprius presentation at the Power Sources Conference earlier this year. Amprius, Inc.,

2018 129

MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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At InnoTrans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, MAN Engines is exhibiting the D3876 LE63x for locomotives, which produces 471 kW (632 hp) at 1,800 rpm.

2018 127

Volkswagen progressing with work on quantum computing, develops traffic management system for taxi companies

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Volkswagen and its quantum computing partner D-Wave are presenting the project at the WebSummit technology conference in Lisbon. The Volkswagen Group is progressing with its work with quantum computers ( earlier post ).

2018 133

BMW, Daimler moving ahead with mobility services JV following US greenlight

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The basis for this is the approval of the US antitrust authorities, which was received on 18 December 2018. Once this major transaction closes, the new mobility company will present next steps in the first quarter of 2019, in conjunction with the BMW Group and Daimler AG.

2018 112

“Toyota Safety Sense” preventive safety package-equipped vehicles top 10 million units globally

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At present, it has been introduced in a total of 68 countries and regions, including China, other select Asian countries, the Middle East, and Australia.

2018 112

Toyota to offer 2020 Corolla Hybrid in US; new sedan joins Corolla family worldwide, including hybrid model

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For the first time in the United States, Toyota will offer the Corolla in hybrid form. Details on the 2020 Corolla Hybrid for the US will be announced during Toyota’s press conference at the LA Auto Show in less than two weeks.

2018 120

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

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Then they added in the effect on the atmosphere of covering one third of the Continental US with enough wind turbines to meet present-day US electricity demand.

2018 133

Nanjing team develops solar-powered electrolysis process for extraction of lithium from seawater

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In a paper in the journal Joule , they report that their electrolysis method made the lithium extraction process faster and more controllable than in adsorption- and dialysis-based methods and that it could overcome the limit of the concentration difference that is present in the dialysis method.

2018 128

DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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LiquidPiston engineers presented a development update on the engine at the SAE International WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit in April this year. 2018) Click to enlarge. DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype.

2018 124

Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Recently, at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, Germany, Ford presented its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model for the first time. Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany.

2018 122

PM2.5, O3 pollution associated with development of Alzheimer’s disease; new study identifies evolving axonal damage

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Non-P-Tau exhibited significant increases with age—an important finding in a young population where axonal changes are present and AD hallmarks are evolving steadily in the first two decades of life. 2018) “Non-Phosphorylated Tau in Cerebrospinal Fluid is a Marker of Alzheimer’s Disease Continuum in Young Urbanites Exposed to Air Pollution” Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , vol. Exposures to concentrations of PM 2.5

2018 103

Porsche takes 10% stake in the electric technology and sports car company Rimac; development partnership

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Rimac recently presented the latest version of its electric hypercar, the “C Two”, at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili.

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