Researchers use satellite data to show vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

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By disrupting normal societal activities such as driving, COVID-19 lockdowns afforded a unique opportunity to study their impacts on the environment. Researchers now report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters that satellite data from before and during the spring 2020 lockdown in Los Angeles shows that vehicles, rather than agriculture, are the main source of urban airborne ammonia (NH 3 ), which forms small particles that contribute to air pollution and harm human health.

UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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The report, “ Clear the Air for Children ”, uses satellite imagery to show that some 2 billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution, caused by factors such as vehicle emissions, heavy use of fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste, exceeds WHO minimum air quality guidelines. The findings come a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, where UNICEF is calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries.

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IRENA: doubling global share of renewable energy by 2030 could save trillions annually from avoided expenditures on pollution and climate change

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Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to US$4.2 REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, released today at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue , recommends options to boost the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix from just over 18% today, to as much as 36% by 2030. This second edition of IRENA’s global roadmap broadens its analysis to cover 40 countries, representing 80% of global energy use.

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Dalia Research: Globally, 40% would consider an EV, but held back by logistics

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Worldwide, 40% of those planning to buy a car within the next five years say they are likely to buy all-electric (even though not all of them would be able to afford one at foreseeable price points), according to findings from Dalia Research’s global mobility study. 65% say it’s beneficial that electric vehicles pollute less and that “they reduce reliance on fossil fuels” (43%).

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Navigant forecasts modest global annual sales growth of e-bicycles, reaching 40.3M units in 2023

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In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that global annual sales of e-bicycles will grow modestly from 31.7 million e-bicycle sales this year under the base scenario, representing 91% of the total global market. This growth in demand is expected to result in revenue for global e-bicycle sales of $13.5 million units in 2014 to 40.3 million units in 2023 under a base scenario—a CAGR of 2.7%. Navigant expects China, the market leader, to reach 28.8

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IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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Global electric vehicle production forecast for 2014. rise in global manufacturing of all motor vehicles expected in 2014. In December 2013, IHS projected total global automotive sales in 2014 of 85 million, roughly resulting in an expected approximate 0.5% share for PEVs in the global market this year. The global installed base of EV charging stations is set to reach more than 1.1 Source: IHS Automotive. Click to enlarge.

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This is How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect The Global EV Market

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The COVID-19 control measures and the economical crisis that followed took a massive toll on the global automotive and manufacturing industries. The main reasons for global automotive sales drop are, The purchasing power of consumers decreased.

New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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Diesel generators release greenhouse gases, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrous oxides (NO x ) and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), harmful pollutants that create smog and exacerbate respiratory conditions. This pollution, in turn, may trigger upwards of $31.8

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US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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In 2020, independent global emissions testing company Emissions Analytics reported that pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust.

Li-Cycle and Helbiz to create a sustainable and circular battery supply chain for scooters and e-bikes

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As the global shift toward electrification continues to accelerate, the popularity of micro-mobility is following suit, with the global market expected to grow to $150 billion by 2025, according to Market Research Future. Li-Cycle Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, and micro-mobility company Helbiz are partnering to create a safe and sustainable recycling solution for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes.

CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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This technology could reduce electricity/energy bills, pollution from power plants, risks of blackouts, the need for new power plants, and pollution from power plant generation. The platform will have algorithms that analyze applicants’ creditworthiness and their eligibility for EV incentives in order to offer them the most affordable EV auto loan on the market.

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Inside The Green Task Force

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For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective. And the work they’re doing brings California’s leading edge fight against global warming right into my neighborhood and into my home.

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IEA: Decisive action by governments is critical to unlock growth for low-carbon hydrogen

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Currently, global production of low-carbon hydrogen is minimal, its cost is not yet competitive, and its use in promising sectors such as industry and transport remains limited—but there are encouraging signs that it is on the cusp of significant cost declines and widespread global growth, according the IEA’s Global Hydrogen Review 2021. Hydrogen is light, storable and energy-dense, and its use as a fuel produces no direct emissions of pollutants or greenhouse gases.

UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Specifically, vehicle emissions are a significant source of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) that are major causes of urban air pollution.

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IEA report calls for no investment in new fossil fuel supply and end to sales of ICE cars by 2035

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The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, according to a new special report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). C, according to the new report, Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. All of this puts global GDP 4% higher in 2030 than it would reach based on current trends.

Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra 

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The investment had been made to develop and expand Sun Mobility’s footsteps across India and also in the selected global markets. Electrifying the largest portion of India’s vehicle fleet through a flexible and cost-effective offering has the potential to reduce urban pollution.

Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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The growth of global industrialization, increasing demand on energy resources and rising carbon emissions are deepening the need for energy infrastructure that is increasingly green, distributed, flexible, and resilient. by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation.

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Electric Car Watch #1: Electric Car Disruption will destroy ICE Car Market | ? ?

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This week’s episode is mostly an introduction to this series and some of our thoughts on the global electric car scene. T hese EV cynics and naysayers don’t believe in the EV revolution or have an incentive to keep using pollution vehicles. This is a global phenomenon.

Tesla’s 2020 Impact Report shows why an “ecosystem” of products is key to addressing climate change


This is one of the reasons why Tesla’s products and services are focused on transportation and energy production and storage — segments that are traditionally the most polluting in both the United States and foreign countries. .

International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies. The editorial addresses important issues in the current politically charged discussions of global warming and climate-change alarm. …

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Indian ride-sharing company Ola to put 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months, 1M by 2021

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It also represents an immediate opportunity to improve outcomes for all stakeholders while reducing pollution across towns and cities. Ola leads by example, and we look forward to working with state governments and other partners to introduce accessible, affordable, and sustainable mobility solutions at scale. The company is also talking to OEM partners and EV innovators globally to bring vehicles on the road in a planned and phased manner.

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Fujitsu and GMS partner on trial of electric tricycles in the Philippines

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Fujitsu Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. As the air-pollution problem worsens, the government of the Philippines is moving to introduce 100,000 electric tricycles. However, because most tricycle operators in the Philippines have low incomes, they can neither afford to buy an electric tricycle outright nor pass a credit check.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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Rapid motorization is creating more congestion, air pollution, traffic accidents and greenhouse gas emissions—especially in developing countries. Global CO 2 emissions from the transport sector are projected to increase nearly 50% by 2030 unless significant changes are adopted. Many large Asian cities also suffer from the highest air pollution levels in the world, contributing to the premature death of half a million people each year.

Fisker names its all-electric SUV Ocean; unveils app-based leasing program

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For the past two years, we have been working quietly on an emotionally appealing and affordable luxury electric vehicle that will serve as a flagship for driving positive global change—from the most sustainable materials possible across the supply chain to practicality that will change the perception of what an EV can be. Eco-sustainability, as well as the lowest levels of polluting emissions and energy consumption, are guaranteed throughout the whole production cycle.

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E-Commerce Giant Flipkart To Increase Electric Mobility In India

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On a global scale, It is loud and clear that the future is electric and both developed and developing countries are embracing this and treat it as an opportunity to address their big-time problem POLLUTION. Noise pollution will be decreased significantly.

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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The planet has finally awoken to the global climate crisis we’re facing. Pollution. There’s never been a better choice when it comes to EVs while leasing an electric car is more affordable than ever. It almost seems as though London is against us mere motorists.

BNEF: E-buses to surge even faster than EVs; supply of cobalt potential risk to the pace of growth

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The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, due to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars surging to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030. China will lead this transition, with sales there accounting for almost 50% of the global EV market in 2025 and 39% in 2030. Annual global light duty vehicle sales.

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SolarCity and Honda to finance $50M more in solar projects for Honda and Acura customers and dealerships

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The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the US. SolarCity and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The $50-million fund is a follow-up to a $65-million fund the companies created in 2013. Earlier post.)

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New Indian firm Ola launch stunning and beautiful 70 mph electric scooter

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Today the scooters look like leaders in the local market, but tomorrow could see shockwaves reverberate globally. Compared to other leading electric scooters, Ola’s models don’t just offer better performance and fancier features – they’re also much more affordable.

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ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index: US cities held back by transportation, environmental factors

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The largest US cities—New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—score best in economic factors but are hindered by poor transportation infrastructure, lack of green spaces and diminishing affordable housing, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index by ARCADIS, a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. —John Batten, global cities director at ARCADIS.

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Here are the ELECTRIC VEHICLE ACTS in India

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India is on its way to becoming a global leader in technology, space research, manufacturing industry, and India is also the 7th biggest market in the world. Mass adaption of electric vehicles will help to get rid of the bad reputation of Indian cities on pollution.

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Major automakers, startups, technology companies and others launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

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Early in May major automakers, startups, technology companies and others came together to launch, MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible. MOBI is working with companies accounting for more than 70% of global vehicle production in terms of market share.

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The EV100 Initiative: Climate Group’s Ambitious Venture

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In this article, we look at the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative that is focused on driving an accelerated transition to zero-emission vehicles globally. . To be net zero by 2050, we must globally move towards zero-emission transportation—and fast.

EPA: GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised; joint process with NHTSA (updated with more reactions)

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Negative reaction to the widely expected announcement was voluminous and vociferous: Ceres: “Rolling back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and emissions standards will undermine the global competitiveness of the US auto industry. Ceres’ BICEP network: “This decision will also increase air pollution, which will raise healthcare costs and lead to less productivity as a result of more missed work and school days.”.

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DOE announces $79M for bioenergy research and development

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Smoke emissions from residential wood heaters are a significant national air pollution and health issue. These emissions contain fine particulate matter (PM) along with other pollutants including carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic air pollutants (e.g., 10%-30% reduction in criteria pollutants over conventional fuel or product.

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Power Electric Scooter Buyers Guide | Mid 2021

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They are global exporters of electric scooters to all parts of the world. They are global exporters of OPAI brand of electric scooters to all parts of the world. I also like the fact that the pricing is affordable, even without subsidy!!

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Top 5 Promising Technological Developments In The Electric Vehicle Sector

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Having a good infrastructure for recharging electric cars very important to increase electric vehicle mobility globally. With their global rollout of supercharging stations, some companies, such as Tesla, have already made significant progress in this field.

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Price Parity is Not the Key to EV Adoption in the US

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Reducing carbon omissions and pollution from the transportation sector are clearly important to the health of the planet and humans. They’re currently aren’t enough batteries to meet the global demand for EVs.

NREL announces $18M investment in 9 new projects to advance medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle technologies

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The selected projects will focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of NGVs, increasing vehicle efficiency, decreasing local air pollution, and advancing technology development to increase the use of more affordable medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engines and vehicles. The engine will be integrated on a global heavy-duty base engine platform, enabling up to a 20% system cost reduction.

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Ford adds 3-cylinder, 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 8-speed transmission to lineup; new hybrid transmission in 2012

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” —Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. 3-cylinder EcoBoost was designed at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in the US, the company’s global center of excellence for small-capacity engines. Engineers focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, especially during warm-up—the time when an engine emits higher levels of CO 2 and other pollutants.

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Is it the Right Time to Buy an Electric Car?

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Governments all over the world are providing bonuses and incentives in the form of tax reduction and subsidies to promote the use and adaption of electric vehicles as it is an easier way to decrease pollution and improve air quality.

Ford Europe EV Plans, Virginia Now a ZEV State – EV Week In Review: Feb. 15-22, 2021

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The news comes after Ford reporting, in the fourth quarter of 2020, a return to profit in Europe and announced it was investing at least $22 billion globally in electrification through 2025, nearly twice the company’s previous EV investment plans. –

UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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It emits 44% less global warming pollution than its closest conventional counterpart, the Toyota Matrix, and its hybrid drivetrain costs a little more than $3,000. The Honda Insight, conversely, has no forced features, delivers more than 40 miles per gallon, and emits relatively little global warming pollution. With a sticker price of less than $20,000, the Insight is one of the most affordable hybrids available.

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