Mainline testing of UK’s first hydrogen train HydroFLEX gets green light

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Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham’s Center for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) announced that the UK’s first hydrogen train—HydroFLEX ( earlier post )— will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.

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US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units. The decline in hybrids was less than the 41% decline in the overall light-duty vehicle market for the month. The Saturn Aura posted 23 units, representing 1.5%

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NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 reaches orbit

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Carbon dioxide and molecular oxygen molecules in the atmosphere absorb light energy at very specific colors or wavelengths. The OCO-2 instrument uses diffraction grating to separate the inbound light energy into a spectrum of multiple component colors. by Jack Rosebro.

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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A light indicating “AGC” is illuminated on the Multi-Information Display (MID) when AGC is active to alert the driver that less deceleration torque than normal is currently being used. Avalon’s premium aura and sporty stature are further emphasized.

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Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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by volume from the year before to a combined 15,400 units, a lower rate of decline than that of the overall light-duty vehicle market in the month. Total light duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 37.1% to 315,863 units in January, while sales of light trucks dropped 37.8%

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Reported US Sales of Hybrids Up 21% in November; New Vehicle Market Share of 2.7%

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Overall light-duty vehicle sales were essentially flat for the month, according to figures from Autodata, with 746,928 units sold in November 2009, compared to 746,789 units in November 2008. new light-duty vehicle market share. Total light-duty vehicle sales were up 2.6%

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Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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Hybrids significantly outperformed the total light-duty vehicle market, which dropped 27.7% Overall, Honda posted a 30% drop in light-duty vehicle sales in June. Overall, GM light-duty vehicle sales in June were down 33.4% Hybrid new vehicle market share by month.

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GM Previews First Two-Mode, Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transaxle

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With the FWD two-mode targeted at larger sedans on up into crossovers and SUVs, and the RWD two-mode applied in full-size SUVs and light trucks, GM has a product gap for an advanced full hybrid offering for smaller, lower-torque engines in more compact vehicles. by Jack Rosebro.

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Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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Indeed sales of hybrids have significantly out-performed the total light duty vehicle market, which dropped by 27.7 GM hybrids currently include the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn VUE BAS; as well as the Tahoe, Silverado, Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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I was able to spend 10 minutes driving a Saturn Aura sedan with an (HCCI) engine system. A pure HCCI mode, during light to medium loads, when no spark event is required for combustion. diesel engine for light trucks due to fuel prices and capital constraints ( earlier post ).

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