KPMG study finds autonomous vehicles & mobility services could add one trillion more vehicle miles traveled annually by 2050

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With these age groups set to embrace these technological and transformational changes, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the US will soar by approximately one trillion additional miles per year by 2050. Impact to vehicle miles.

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Porsche launches carbon offset program in US

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million miles of driving this year by 425 vehicles in its fleets at the Porsche Experience Centers in Atlanta and Los Angeles, as well as cars in the Porsche Passport subscription service and Porsche Drive short-term rental programs. The two Experience Centers are popular destinations, with more than 335,000 visitors combined since opening in 2015 in Atlanta and 2016 in LA. Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

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” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla Model 3 kindly loaned to us by reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta. We’d covered more than 100 miles on a variety of highways, back roads, and suburban stop-and-go. “The Tesla Model S was a moment. The Model 3 is a product.”

2018 72

UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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UPS is deploying 40 new medium-duty series hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs): 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. The HHVs in Baltimore will be deployed immediately while the vehicles in Atlanta will be introduced before the end of 2012.

FCA US to deliver thousands of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in Hybrid Minivans to Waymo’s self-driving service

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including Atlanta, San Francisco, Metro Detroit, Phoenix and Kirkland, Washington. EPA testing also established a total driving range rating of 566 miles (911 km), and set the electric-only range rating at 33 miles (53 km).

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Alliance Autogas showcases converted F650/F-750 LPG bi-fuel truck

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Alliance AutoGas showcased a Ford F-650/F-750 tractor featuring a Bi-Fuel AutoGas System at the recent AutoGas Pavilion at the NPGA Propane Expo in Atlanta.

2015 99

Porsche Cars NA providing three years of charging at Electrify America stations for Taycam

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Using 800 volt technology and the combined charging system (CCS) plug, the Taycan will be able to add more than 60 miles of range in four minutes—the fastest in today’s automotive market. The highway stations will be spaced along multiple routes and no more than 120 miles from each other. Nationally, the distance between highway stations will average 70 miles.

2019 76

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven members have traveled more than 80 million miles. The average Maven City trip is 136 miles and lasts more than 12 hours.

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Daimler, Blue Bird, IC Bus introduce electric school buses at NAPT

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Blue Bird’s all-new Type C bus features up to 100 miles of electric range, with a full charge time of under 8 hours by utilizing a Type 2 charger and a battery capacity of 150 kWh.

2017 83

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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Each truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles between charges, ideal for delivery routes in and around cities. UPS will test the vehicles primarily on urban routes across the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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Southern Company acquiring AGL Resources for $8B, creating 2nd largest US electric and gas utility by customer base

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When completed, the combination will create the second-largest utility company in the US by customer base with: Eleven regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies providing service to approximately nine million customers with a projected regulated rate base of approximately $50 billion; Operations of nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and more than 80,000 miles of gas pipelines; and.

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Allison Transmission introduces new 9AT for release in 2020; extends xFE fuel-saving to Series 1000, 2000

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Allison Transmission recently introduced its first nine-speed model at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. The innovative, fully automatic transmission, for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, will be available globally and is targeted for release in 2020.

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Meritor collaborating with Peterbilt on all-electric Class 8 trucks; selects UQM as supplier for e-axles

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At WasteExpo 2017, Peterbilt displayed a Model 520 refuse truck equipped with the Transpower ElecTruck drive system, which has accumulated over 80,000 miles of Class 8 heavy duty use in a variety of commercial applications since 2013. Meritor unveiled its electric axle at the 2017 NACV Show in Atlanta as part of its electrification platform rollout ( earlier post ), and has begun trials with key customers. Meritor, Inc.

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Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Range is targeted to be 100 miles (161 km) on a full charge.

CMU team details impact of regional and drive-cycle variations on degradation of a PHEV battery pack

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Effect of air cooling on capacity fade and battery life when annual miles driven are 14,700 miles.

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Nissan DeltaWing back, racing in Petit Le Mans

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The Nissan DeltaWing ( earlier post ) is returning after having been sidelined following a collision during the Le Mans 24 Hour fans three months ago, and will race again at next month’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) finale at Road Atlanta on 17-20 October. Nissan’s original GT Academy champion Lucas Ordonez will race the car at Road Atlanta, along with American Le Mans Series 2011 PC class champion Gunnar Jeannette.

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DOE awarding $7+ million to four hydrogen and fuel cell projects, including fuel cell delivery trucks

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These projects include: Center for Transportation and the Environment ($3 million DOE investment): Based in Atlanta, Ga., FedEx Express will develop a hydrogen fuel cell delivery truck with a range of up to 150 miles per fueling and test 20 of these trucks at FedEx facilities in Tennessee and California.

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A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School

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The plug-in hybrid vehicle the “Spirit of DC" was designed to run on electricity alone for about 10 miles before reverting back to acting like an ordinary hybrid.

BAE Systems reports more than 3,500 HybriDrive series hybrid systems delivered or ordered worldwide

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Buses equipped with HybriDrive series have travelled more than 300 million miles, prevented more than 280,000 tons of CO 2 emissions and have saved more than 25 million gallons of diesel fuel. Atlanta, Ga. BAE Systems announced that its HybriDrive series hybrid electric propulsion system has more than 3,500 units delivered or ordered worldwide. The HybriDrive series hybrid electric system consists of a diesel-powered generator, an electric motor, and an energy storage system.

Team led by CTE delivers 2 extended range hydrogen fuel cell utility vehicles to DoD

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A research team led by Atlanta-based. Initial testing has demonstrated the hydrogen views have a range of more than 300 miles, representing an increase by almost a factor of 10 compared to standard electric cart vehicles. Center for Transportation and the Environment. CTE) has completed and delivered two hydrogen-powered utility vehicles to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency ( DLA ).

Coca-Cola adding 6 eStar electric trucks to North American delivery fleet

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Atlanta and Miami. The eStar trucks run up to 100 miles per charge and can be fully recharged in six to eight hours. Beginning in September, six Navistar eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks ( earlier post ) will be part of Coca-Cola’s growing fleet of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) in North America; the AFV fleet will surpass 750 units by the end of this year.

Cummins to reveal battery-electric and range-extended-electric systems for transit buses

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Cummins will reveal electrified power technology for transit bus applications at the APTA public transportation show opening in Atlanta on 9 October. This enables a zero-emissions range of up to 224 miles (360 km) on a single charge, with an energy consumption of 25 mpg diesel-equivalent, which provides significant cost reductions.

2017 69

THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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Rounding out the top ten were Newark, Seattle and Atlanta. THINK plans to begin selling the THINK City, which will have a top speed of more than 70 miles per hour and a range of more than 100 miles per full charge, in target US cities beginning this year. Atlanta. Electric vehicle maker THINK released its first US EV-Ready Cities Index. The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third.

Proterra introduces two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its Catalyst electric buses; partnership with Van Hool

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At the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Proterra introduced the two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its award-winning Catalyst battery-electric vehicles. For the Catalyst E2 max, the DuoPower drivetrain enables a nominal range of 426 miles (686 km) on a single charge, which far exceeds the average distance of North American transit routes. miles on a single charge.

2017 64

Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta, the partnership will collaborate on new materials, processes and components to commercialize the aluminum-air battery, which could significantly extend electric vehicle range. According to Phinergy, just one of the 50 aluminum plates in its battery can power a car for approximately 20 miles, resulting in a range of approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km).

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Study finds cities can reduce CO2 more easily from residential conservation than transportation

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They again evaluated a baseline scenario in which current conditions essentially continue intact, as well as a handful of alternate scenarios in which total vehicle-miles traveled varies due to increased use of mass transit and changes in housing density. miles per gallon by the year 2027. miles per gallon would reduce auto-based emissions in the 11 cities by 38%, in the absence of any additional mass transit or density programs.

2017 71

UPS to add 1,400 new CNG vehicles over next year; building 15 new CNG fueling stations

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When the deployments are completed, UPS anticipates its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet will continue to log more than 350 million miles (563 million km) per year, supporting the company’s goal of driving one billion miles (1.6 The cities are Atlanta, Ga.;

2015 94

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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The near-term investment strategy seeks to: Advance new express high-speed corridor services (operating speeds above 150 mph (241 km/h) on primarily dedicated track) in select corridors of 200-600 miles (322-966 km). (As Gulf Coast Corridor (Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Birmingham, Atlanta).

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Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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Mobility: As the next phase in Ford’s Remote Repositioning mobility experiment, the Palo Alto team is now testing the ability to drive vehicles located on Georgia Institute of Technology’s campus in Atlanta from the Bay Area to prove out the new technology.

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Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.;

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Ford pushing for common industry metrics to understand customer daily electric driving requirements

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Ford has compared its MyFord Mobile (MFM) data to the Atlanta regional travel survey, recognized as representative of US driving. Ford data shows that the 50 th percentile customer drives just under 30 miles every day.

2017 68

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Dave Kennington, 2004 Prius, by self using Cal-Cars method and Plugin Supply kit, November 2008 (Atlanta, GA), contact d_kennington@. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs).

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Michelin first major technical partner for Project 56 DeltaWing Prototype; 50% of the weight, power, aerodynamic drag, and fuel and tire usage for Le Mans racer

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The 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be June 16-17, 2012, at the 8.47-mile Circuit de la Sarthe, approximately 90 miles southwest of Paris. The DeltaWing. Click to enlarge.

2011 103

US Public Transit Ridership in 2008 At Highest Level in 52 years; 10.7B Trips

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increase over the number of trips taken in 2007 on public transportation, while at the same time, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) declined by 3.6% Public transportation use is up 38% percent since 1995, a figure that is almost triple the growth rate of the population (14%) and up substantially over the growth rate for the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) (21%) for that same period. Americans took 10.7

2008 60

Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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Over the past two years, Ford and its energy industry partners have logged more than 75,000 miles on the plug-in hybrid test fleet. and its parent, Atlanta-based Southern Company. The Ford PHEV charge settings user interface. Click to enlarge.

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Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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There are also the obvious human costs of other sources of energy, from water quality issues related to gas fracking and the loss of mountain tops and streams with coal mining to the shocking failure of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant reactors in March of 2011 that has forced one hundred thousand Japanese in a twelve mile radius to evacuate. Atlanta: Oct 28, 2011. by Steven Pleging, CEO/President of Quantum Solar Power Corp.

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Ford Selects Johnson Controls-Saft for PHEV Battery Supplier in 2012; Adds 7 Utilities to PHEV Test Program

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and its parent, Atlanta-based Southern Company. When driven on surface streets for the first 30 miles following a full charge, the Ford Escape PHEV can achieve up to 120 mpg—roughly 4.5 Ford has into a partnership with Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS) to develop advanced lithium-ion battery system to power Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) beginning in 2012.

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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ETEC and its partner Nissan will demonstrate up to 5,000 Nissan electric vehicles with a 100 mile range and deploy up to 12,500 Level 2 and 250 Level 3 chargers. gross vehicle weight) with a 100 mile range. State of Colorado State of Georgia Fort Collins, CO Boulder, CO Atlanta, GA. President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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