Foxconn partnering with Thailand’s PTT to build EVs; MIH open EV platform

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The platform, comprising hardware and software services, will be available to all automobile players in Thailand looking to accelerate their production and sales of EVs in Thailand and elsewhere in the ASEAN region. PTT is a Thai state-owned oil and gas company and the largest publicly listed conglomerate in Thailand.

ZF and start-up Levant Power partnering on first fully active, regenerative suspension for automobiles

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to build the first fully active suspension system with energy recovery function. Then, the system guides the oil in the damper in such a way that it drives the electric pump motor. The first fully active and regenerative suspension is based on a pioneering electrohydraulic functional unit fitted to the exterior of the damper. Photo: ZF. Click to enlarge. ZF Friedrichshafen AG has entered into a partnership with Levant Power Corp.

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Researchers develop dual cellular-heterogeneous catalyst technology to produce olefins from plant sugar

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These renewable liquids could serve as a more sustainable replacement for today’s fossil fuels used to make everyday products such as plastic containers and bags, automobile parts, lubricants, and soaps. Biomass Biotech Catalysts Lubricating Oils Market Background Plastics

Study finds plausibly high volumes of Canadian oil sands crudes in US refineries in 2025 would lead to modest increases in refinery CO2 emissions

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An analysis of the US refining sector, based on linear programming (LP) modeling, finds that refining plausibly high volumes of Canadian oil sands crudes in US refineries in 2025 would lead to a modest increase in refinery CO 2 emissions (ranging between 5.4% The estimates account both for increased oil sands crude in the refinery crude slate and the imposition of new fuel sulfur specifications, which require additional refining effort. Emissions Lifecycle analysis Oil Oil sands

Indian Oil plans to install 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations By 2024

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In the next three years, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) aims to install 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations and develop plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its activities, according to the IOC chairman.

ExxonMobil launches Mobil EV suite of fluids and greases for EVs

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Building on a more than 135-year heritage, ExxonMobil says it is committed to leveraging its fluids technology and equipment management expertise to help automobile and component manufacturers develop electric vehicles that deliver a superior driving experience for customers. Electric (Battery) Lubricating Oils

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DOE seeking comment on draft $50M solicitation for new projects over 11 areas of interest to improve vehicle performance and decrease fuel consumption

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The prototype part should also capture expected performance challenges such as interaction of bearings, journals, oil passages, and life cycle fatigue requirements. The developer should plan to build and deliver high energy lab-scale cells, in the 10 to 250 mAh capacity range, that demonstrate the advantages of the new electrolyte. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fuels Lubricating Oils Manufacturing Motors Plug-ins Power Electronics Research Vehicle Systems Weight reduction

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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This joint is used for power transfer between an electric power steering motor and the steering shaft in an automobile. This part can be mass produced on the Production System P-50 in quantities up to 200,000 per year with 120 parts nested in each build.

Looking Ahead: What’s Coming in the EV Industry 2022 and Beyond


Adoption of EVs by consumers, governments and automobile manufacturers has passed the critical turning point. regulators and shareholders willing to begin investing today to build future capacity.

Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

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Most people are turning towards initiatives that build the environment rather than destroy it. An electric car does not require a regular oil changes or tune-ups. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric. The entire world is becoming environmentally conscious.

5th licensing win in China for Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins technology

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Honeywell UOP’s MTO technology provides a cost-effective way to convert methanol derived from coal or natural gas, rather than crude oil, into the components to make plastics, synthetics and other materials. The process converts methanol from non-crude oil sources such as coal and natural gas into ethylene and propylene. also is building what is expected to be the largest single-train MTO unit in the world, producing 833,000 metric tons of ethylene and propylene per year.

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Senators Feinstein, Toomey introduce bill to repeal ethanol mandate in RFS

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Companies are physically unable to blend more corn ethanol into gasoline without causing problems for many gas stations and older automobiles. As the World Bank recently concluded, ‘most of the contribution to food price changes from 1997-2004 and 2005-2012 comes from the price of oil.’. … This bill would desolate investment in that nascent sector by crushing the foundation upon which those new technologies hope to build. US Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

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Freudenberg developing new generation of conductive seals for high power density in electric powertrains

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The simple solution to avoid damage from electric current is to develop a lasting, reliable electrical contact between the shaft and the housing that facilitates a continuous flow of electricity and prevents excessive build up and sudden discharges. As a result, development engineers in Germany developed a dynamic testing procedure that delivers alternating-current flows in the frequencies found in automobiles.

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ORNL study finds aluminum-intensive vehicles can deliver up to 29% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to typical steel-bodied vehicle

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More than 90% of automobile energy consumption and carbon emissions occurs during the use phase, with the mining, production and manufacturing phases accounting for just 10% or less. For an aluminum intensive vehicle, the breakeven point in its use phase for making up the energy consumed during the initial production phase is 9,300 miles (15,000 km), when compared to the baseline vehicle—a milestone most automobiles on US roads would reach in their first year of operation.

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Shell, Gordon Murray and Osamu Goto to develop new ultra-compact ICE city car

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Shell will design the motor oil that complements and enhances the overall efficiency of the vehicle. Many people may assume that oil, greases and fuels are simply added at the end of a concept-car build project such as this, but the Shell car aims to show what can be achieved when its products are integrated into the design from the start. project incorporated specially formulated, low viscosity engine oil, designed by the Shell Lubricants Technology Team.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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The KPMG study, “Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”, explores issues such as climate change, energy and fuel volatility, water availability and cost and resource availability, as well as population growth spawning new urban centers. —“Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”. Sector analysis: Automobiles. —“Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”.

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EAA National Board nominations from across North America

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Provide clear goals, committee independence About Sterling: Sterling drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor AWD FSD and is an electric automobile enthusiast while employed as a vetting specialist for ConocoPhillips. I've spent 17 years helping companies build software and marketing campaigns.

Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?


As a result of the lockdown, automobile production ground to a halt in several leading car manufacturing countries. Moreover, with the massive drop in oil prices , gas-powered vehicles are more economical to operate, which makes it harder to argue that EVs will help drivers save money on fuel.

All you need to know about lithium miners & battery producers 

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Many major automobile manufacturers like GM and Ford are investing billions to electrify their model in the next 10 to 15 years. InoBat is also advancing plans to build a €1 billion ($1.2bn) 10 GWh Gigafactory, which would have the potential to generate 240,000 intelligent batteries in 2025.

OLA Electric's huge scooter factory - India's own Gigafactory

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Kamlesh Mallick & Raphae Halim Today we are very excited to talk to you about a HUGE disruption that is going to happen in the Indian automobile space. Mr Bhavish said this one giant mega building will house paint shops, weld shops, assembly, battery manufacturing etc.

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Renewable fuels and biochar company Cool Planet closes on $100M Series D financing

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The company’s process also produces a biochar-based product called CoolTerra that has the capability of making the fuel “carbon negative,” reversing the consequences of CO 2 build-up from fossil fuels, the company says. One of the catalytic conversion processes creates a high-octane gasoline blend stock that can be used in today’s standard automobiles requiring no change to existing conventional fuel distribution systems.

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Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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The Energy Commission also approved almost $16 million in research grants to help develop the next generation of energy efficient technologies for commercial and residential buildings; $11 million for projects to convert feedstock and waste into biofuels; and about $900,000 for natural gas innovations. Oil-by-rail. California refineries have increasingly turned to foreign sources of crude oil as production in California and Alaska has declined.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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The mandating of any system such as this would only be about looking after the interests of ‘middlemen’: oil and gas invested companies who would invariably transition into this market as both supply and/or demand for oil recede. . (Guest Post by John Murray).

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Faurecia gaining market momentum with hemp-based biomaterial NAFILean

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One difference with previous attempts to introduce biomaterials into automobiles is the added value Faurecia brings. In addition to the automotive biomaterials, other parts of the hemp plant are also the source of co-products such as building insulation and food oils, a point underlined by Faurecia at the Salon de l’Agriculture presentation.

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DOE Closes $465M Loan to Tesla Motors

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The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control equipment, both for Tesla’s own electric vehicles and for sale to other automobile manufacturers. This is an investment in our clean energy future that will create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It will help build a customer base and begin laying the foundation for American leadership in the growing electric vehicles industry.

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Opel’s new generation 2.0L turbo diesel to debut in Paris

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Opel’s new-generation, 2.0-liter turbo diesel will make its debut in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer at “Mondial de l’Automobile 2014” in Paris (4-19 October. Exceptionally compact packaging of the VGT and intercooler also minimizes the air volume between the turbocharger and engine, further contributing to a fast boost pressure build up. The design of the oil pan is also new. Opel’s new generation, 125 kW/170 hp 2.0 CDTI for Insignia and Zafira Tourer. Click to enlarge.

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Harris Poll: 23% of US car owners say more interested in purchasing a hybrid than one year ago

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Among the alternative fuel choices for new automobile purchases, hybrid (gas/electric) vehicles win out with more than a quarter (26%) of car owners identifying that they will consider this type of alternative fuel vehicle for their next purchase. Other alternative fuels are further down the list, as just one in ten say they would consider diesel (11%) or all electric (9%) automobiles for their next purchase.

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Power Electric Scooter Buyers Guide | Mid 2021

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Many people tell us that the build quality of the scooters can improve. We agree, compared to say the Chetak, PURE EV scooters can improve their build quality. They company is founded by businessmen who have experience in real estate, automobile and manufacturing.

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Gas flaring emits 400 million metric tons of CO 2 annually, the same as 77 million automobiles, without producing useful heat or electricity. Worldwide, billions of cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas are wasted annually, typically as a by-product of oil extraction. Depending on region, these may include power generation; gas re-injection (for enhanced oil recovery, gathering and processing); pipeline development and distributed energy solutions.

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USDA provides $91M loan guarantee to Cool Planet for biogasoline blendstock plant; biomass pyrolysis and catalytic conversion

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Cool Planet’s patented technology comprises three main components: Biomass Pyrolysis: Hemi-cellulosic or lignocellulosic biomass is processed through a mechanical biomass fractionating system that uses pressure and heat to create streams of useful hydrocarbon components (bio-oil or pyrolysis oil). Fuel produced from the pilot plant has been fleet-tested in a blend formulation in several standard configuration automobiles.

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Public Transit or Private Cars, It's All About the Fuel

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However, we have created a nation that is dependent, for the foreseeable future, upon the automobile. And many of the rest of the world’s inhabitants aspire to automobile ownership. Yet simultaneously, China has overtaken the United States in the number of automobiles sold annually. City of San Francisco San Francisco recently became the first city in the country to mandate plug-in charging stations for all new buildings.

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EAA National Board nominations from across North America

Electric Auto Association

Provide clear goals, committee independence About Sterling: Sterling drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor AWD FSD and is an electric automobile enthusiast while employed as a vetting specialist for ConocoPhillips. I've spent 17 years helping companies build software and marketing campaigns.

CAR releases study on use of bio-based materials in automotive sector; potential for the Great Lakes Region

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Encouraging bio-manufacturing and its associated value chain development, and building upon its current expertise in producing conventional parts for automakers, may position the Great Lakes region at a global competitive advantage as oil prices climb, and the demand for more bio-based parts increases. The difficult issue is determining how to create a labeling system for complex products (such as automobiles) that integrate numerous components.

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US and China Presidents Announce US-China Electric Vehicles Initiative, Six Other Measures to Strengthen Cooperation Between the Countries on Energy Issues

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The US-China Electric Vehicles Initiative builds on the first-ever US-China Electric Vehicle Forum in September 2009. The two leaders emphasized their countries’ strong shared interest in accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles in order to reduce oil dependence, cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote economic growth. The United States and China are the world’s two largest automobile markets.

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DOE awards $25M to improve natural gas operations

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The University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) plans to develop, build, and validate a low-cost, field-installable, remotely-controlled natural gas compressor retrofit kit. Gas Technology Institute plans to design, build, and test a novel, low-cost natural gas leak recovery compressor to capture a wide variety of leaks across the natural gas value chain, including those in reciprocating compressor and pneumatic controllers. The US.

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Rolling into the Rotunda

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at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building) on the role of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in reducing dependence on foreign oil, decreasing GHG and transportation emissions, revitalizing local economies, and lowering fuel costs. The National Plug-in Partner Campaign , in which EESI is a founding member, will help demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that a market for flexible-fuel Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) exists today.

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Better Place, China Southern Grid sign strategic agreement on battery switching; Guangzhou accord to encourage production of EVs with switchable batteries

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The Guangzhou accord calls for the municipal government to encourage local car manufacturers, such as Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, to produce electric cars with switchable batteries. The Chinese government created the alliance of state-owned auto, battery, electric, and oil companies with the ultimate goal of building internationally competitive electric-car brands. Better Place and China Southern Power Grid Co.

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Governor George Pataki Calls for 40% Penetration of Electric Drive Vehicles in US by End of Decade

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Asserting that the over-reliance of transportation on foreign oil was “ one of the most devastating policy failures of our time ”, Pataki said that if electric drive penetration reaches only 3% to 7% by the end of the decade as many forecasts suggest, “ we will have failed ” To achieve 40% penetration by the end of the decade, Pataki said that we needed to focus on A, B, and C (times two): automobiles; batteries; customers and charging infrastructure.

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PIP Declares Victory

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The supply of inexpensive oil is running out. Automobile pollutants are one of the largest contributors to climate changing emissions. The obvious need to curb dependence on foreign oil grows daily. They reduce emissions, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce the upward pressures on gasoline costs. it stands for “Build Your Dreams”—claims to supply 65 percent of the world’s nickel-cadmium batteries, and 30 percent of its lithium ion mobile phone batteries.

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Bain: Germany’s goal of 1M electric cars by 2020 is unattainable; fewer than 50,000 units on road by end of this year

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However, the exact timing of cost parity depends on different, non-predictable factors, including oil and fuel prices as well as national and local policy decisions, such as zero-emission zones in inner cities. Bain advises the German automobile manufacturers to work together at a local battery production, ideally including cell production, through consortia similar to Audi, BMW and Mercedes’s acquisition of Nokia Here digital maps and related services.

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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The oil price shocks of the 1970s led the Brazilian government to address the strain high prices were placing on its fragile economy. Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America, was importing 80% of its oil and 40% of its foreign exchange was used to pay for that imported oil. The government assisted the shift by giving sugar companies subsidized loans to build ethanol plants, as well as guaranteeing prices for their ethanol products. by Brian J.

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DOT, EPA Set National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Light-Duty Vehicles

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billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of the vehicles regulated. Manufacturers will be able to build a single, light-duty national fleet that satisfies all federal requirements as well as the standards of California and other states. America needs a roadmap to reduced dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gases, and only the federal government can play this role. Final MY 2011 and MY 2012-2016 passenger car fuel economy targets, based on vehicle footprint.

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Philadelphia Joins Coalition

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T he City of Philadelphia, where Independence was declared, has once again made it's voice clear by joining a growing list of cities, counties, environmental organizations, security organizations, electric utilities, and others who see that the flexible fuel plug-in is a here and now component of any future energy policy. C ity of P hiladelphia Council of the City of Philadelphia (Resolution No. 051211) RESOLUTION Supporting the development and purchase of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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