German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road.

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CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1. The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast.

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FTA allocating $25B to help US public transportation systems with COVID-19 reality

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $25 billion in federal funding allocations to help US public transportation systems respond to shift in market reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Trump on 27 March 2020.

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Recent trends in gasoline prices

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This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. During the first 13 weeks of 2020, the price of gasoline decreased by 22.2% (from $2.578 to $2.005).

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Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

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This eliminates the need to transport samples, which takes up valuable time. Bosch Healthcare Solutions, together with Randox Laboratories Ltd., has developed one of the world’s first fully automated molecular diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

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ABT e-line using pressure compensation element from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in e-Caddy and e-Transporter

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ABT e-line, an electromobility company developing and producing electrified variants of the Volkswagen Caddy and Transporter, has selected this solution to help make the batteries in the electric cargo vans more reliable and safe.

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Cummins increases investment in Loop Energy and fuel cells for commercial transport applications

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Loop Energy, a provider of fuel-cell-electric range-extenders for medium- and heavy-duty transport applications, has received an additional cash investment from Cummins Inc. The role of commercial freight transport in a clean and sustainable energy future is driving industry leaders to invest in a range of power solutions including fuel cell technologies due to their long range, responsive power and quick refueling capabilities.

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Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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Our vision is to leverage the Daimler Group’s network and technology in developing advanced e-mobility solutions, fulfilling the goal of CO 2 -neutral transportation.

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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The Road Map stresses the versatility of hydrogen as an enabler of the renewable energy system; an energy vector that can be transported and stored; and a fuel for the transportation sector, heating of buildings and providing heat and feedstock to industry.

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SEAT implements self-driven robots to automate outdoor parts transport; ASTI Tribot with SLAM navigation

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To date, eight AGVs are operating outside the production workshops at the Martorell plant to automate the transport of parts. Each outdoor AGV and their carriages make up a 25-meter convoy with a maximum transport capacity of 10 tonnes and cover routes of 3.5

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Mobility services infrastructure company Via closes Series E round; valued at $2.25B

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Via’s technology powers the next generation of public transportation, helping cities move beyond a system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic network.

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EEA: Walking, cycling and public transport in cities remain greener mobility options than electric scooters or car ride-hailing

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A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that, taken together with public transport, walking and cycling for short city journeys provide the greatest benefits for both human health and the environment in urban areas. Increasing transport emissions.

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Orange County unveils 10 new fuel-cell-electric buses along with debut of US’ largest public transport hydrogen fueling station

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled ten new hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses in Santa Ana, California.

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BMW provides glimpse of powertrain for BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, reaffirms longer-term commitment to fuel cell technology

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Hydrogen will then be used primarily in applications that cannot be directly electrified, such as long-distance heavy duty transport.

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First DAF CF Electric refuse collection truck delivered to ROVA

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Since the end of 2018, DAF CF Electric 4x2 tractor vehicles have been in operation for inner city distribution at leading Dutch and German transport companies and supermarket chains.

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Co-Optima releases capstone report on first 4 years of work

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Farrell, John, Robert Wagner, Chris Moen, and Dan Gaspar (2020) “ A Transportation Future with Science in the Driver’s Seat: Mapping a Viable Route Forward for Affordable, Efficient, and Clean Fuels and Engines ” DOE/EERE-2046.

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Wärtsilä launches first combustion trials with ammonia

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The company has also gained significant experience with ammonia from designing cargo handling systems for liquid petroleum gas carriers, many of which are used to transport ammonia. The technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia.

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Champaign-Urbana orders two New Flyer 60' hydrogen fuel-cell buses

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The purchase, supported by the Center for Transportation and the Environment, continues to support MTD’s 2014 strategic plan which includes a goal to deliver high quality traditional and innovative transportation services that are safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and user friendly.

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Alstom signs first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany

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Alstom’s Coradia range allows operators and transport authorities to offer their passengers regional trains that meet their needs and expectations, while demonstrating exemplary reliability and cost-effectiveness.

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Researchers develop new chemical boundary engineering approach to produce lean, ultrastrong and ductile steels

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Stronger steels with high ductility are crucial for solving key challenges in lightweight transportation and safe infrastructures, as evidenced by the incredible amount of 1.8

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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Transportation emissions remained relatively flat. At roughly 12% below 2005 levels, the US is at risk of missing its Copenhagen Accord target of a 17% reduction by the end of 2020, and is still a long way off from the 26-28% reduction by 2025 pledged under the Paris Agreement.

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Renault Trucks starts serial production of its electric trucks

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They are then transported to the assembly line in order to be mounted onto the vehicle. Renault Trucks is beginning serial production of its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks ( earlier post ) in its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy.

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Virginia Tech team developing intelligent wearable analyzer for pollutants in transportation-related workplaces

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With a $2.3-million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is developing an intelligent wearable analyzer for vapor exposure, called iWAVE, that can be used to measure hazardous air pollutants in real-time in transportation-related and other workplaces.

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Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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Volvo Cars is significantly cutting CO 2 emissions in its logistics operations by switching transports between its manufacturing plants and new car depots from trucks to trains. Volvo Cars is also looking to use rail transport at a wider scale in China and the United States.

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ABI Research forecasts 83M 5G C-V2X connected cars by 2035

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As a consequence, we will see a rising number of automotive OEMs start developing C-V2X modules for their cars during 2020. These findings are from ABI Research’s 5G in Automotive and Smart Transportation application analysis report.

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ORNL researchers use stop-light cameras to reduce fuel consumption of less-efficient vehicles via traffic management

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Simulation of Urban MObility ( SUMO ) is an open-source simulation suite that enables researchers to model traffic systems, including vehicles, public transportation, and even pedestrians. AI Fuel Efficiency Infrastructure Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Market Background

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IHS Markit: 10 MMb/d of oil production cuts coming

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IHS Markit Crude Oil Markets service expects up to 10 MMb/d of world oil production will be cut or shut-in from April to June 2020 as oil storage fills up and output from financially strapped companies begins to fall. Transportation constraints and lack of access to every available tank will prevent the utmost maximum level of storage capacity being reached. Oil demand in the second quarter of 2020 is projected to be 16.4 MMb/d from first quarter 2020 production.

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More conferences and events outside of China being cancelled due to caution over COVID-19

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As the outbreak of the coronavirus now named COVID-19 began to scale in China, the organizers of AutoChina 2020 (the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition) cancelled their event which was due to be held in April.

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Hyundai Motor to establish Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore

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The lab also will test a service using multiple modes of transport, as well as on-demand shuttle and last-mile mobility via e-scooter. Hyundai Motor Company will establish a Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICs) to accelerate its innovation efforts, with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The new innovative lab will be located in Singapore’s Jurong Innovation District.

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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In and throughout Woven City, autonomous Toyota e-Palettes will be used for transportation and deliveries, as well as for changeable mobile retail. At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 km 2 ) site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

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DEC and NYSERDA announce $24M in Volkswagen Settlement Funds to support electric transit buses in environmental justice communities

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The transportation sector is currently the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York, representing approximately 34% of the state’s total emissions.

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FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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The company believes that wider adoption of alternative-fuel, electric and hybrid electric vehicles in transportation will play a key role in reducing global emissions, while diversifying and expanding renewable energy solutions. FedEx Corp.

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Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. For us, 2020 will be a year of dramatic growth.

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Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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Future Fuel Strategies prepared a primer report for the MI titled, “Methanol: A Future-Proof Fuel,” offering a status report and overview of methanol and its current uses in vehicle transportation fuels and its role in future fuels as well.

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USDOT advocates retaining transportation safety spectrum, announces first responder program

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The US Department of Transportation intends to invest up to $38 million for a multimodal First Responder Safety Technology Pilot Program. US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the new program on 15 January at the 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Gigahertz Safety Band of spectrum currently allocated for use in transportation systems.

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Honeywell to release most powerful quantum computer yet by mid-2020; QCCD architecture

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Honeywell announced that due to a breakthrough in technology, it will release a quantum computer with a quantum volume of at least 64, twice that of the next alternative in the industry, by the middle of 2020.

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Boles?awiec orders two Solaris 8.9m electric buses and chargers; 28th city in Poland with Solaris e-buses

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LE electric buses will be handed over to the Public Transport Authority (Miejski Zarz?d The cooperation between Solaris and the Public Transport Authority in Boles?awiec Solaris has secured another contract for the delivery of electric buses on the Polish market. The city of Boles?awiec

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USDA Ag Innovation Agenda targets biofuel blend rates of 15% in 2030, 30% in 2050

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Renewable Energy: Increase the production of renewable energy feedstocks and increase biofuel production efficiency and competitiveness to achieve market-driven blend rates of 15% of transportation fuels in 2030 and 30% of transportation fuels by 2050.

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ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

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Study: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit

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The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have recommended reducing the legal blood alcohol concentration limit from 0.08% to 0.05%.

2020 83

Toyota Blockchain Lab accelerating blockchain technology initiatives and external collaboration

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In the automotive industry, during a once-in-a century period of profound transformation, Toyota is aiming to become a mobility company that provides wide-ranging services related to transportation.

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U of Sydney researchers find evidence of how hydrogen causes steel embrittlement

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Lead researcher Dr Yi-Sheng Chen from the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis and Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney said these findings were an important step to finding a safe solution to produce, store and transport hydrogen.

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