GM Webchat with Chris Borroni-Bird on Reinventing the Automobile, Friday 2pm EDT

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EDT, with Christopher Borroni-Bird, GM’s Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts and co-author of the book Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21 st Century. The book focuses on four principles that can transform the automobile: Base the underlying design principles on electric-drive and wireless communications rather than the internal combustion engine and stand-alone operation. Chris Borroni-Bird, Reinventing the Automobile.

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Saab Automobile enters agreement with Hawtai Motor Group on strategic partnership

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and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have signed an agreement with Hawtai Motor Group Company Limited (Hawtai). The remaining €30 million will be in the form of a convertible loan agreement in the amount of €30 million with a 6-month maturity, an interest rate of 7% per annum and a conversion price of €4.88 —Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker and Chairman of Saab Automobile. Spyker Cars N.V.

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Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers comments on proposed MY2017-2025 LDV CAFE/GHG regulations

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has filed comments in response to the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for MY2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas regulations released last month by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ( earlier post ).

Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Pike Pulse Grid for clean diesels. The new Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles from Pike Research ranks the Volkswagen Group as the leader in this market, due to the efforts of the Volkswagen and Audi brands. been a leader in selling diesel vehicles and is making a strong push for emerging clean diesel markets, Pike notes. A “clean diesel vehicle” is defined as one that meets the limits for NO x or. —“Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles”.

2012 209

Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. concept shown this year at the Paris show ( earlier post ), will—with a range of up to 373 miles and a market introduction in 2020—be priced approximately at the level of a diesel Golf—before any subsidies.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. for climate control in automobiles. automobile market. fossil fuel consumption and emissions, enabling clean solar. the solar thermochemical production of Syngas for clean and.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: Diesel Priced Right

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When addressing the absence of clean diesel automobile options in the U.S. market, one of the most frequent objections raised by automakers is the price difference between gasoline and diesel engines. Americans, we’re led to believe, won’t invest in clean diesel if the cost of a diesel engine can’t be offset by the savings in

2011 71

Hyundai Motor and Kia collaborate with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system

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to bolster their efforts to usher in a global hydrogen society through cost-effective production of clean hydrogen. Today it is expensive and time consuming to produce clean hydrogen. Due to this reason, Hyundai Motor, Kia, and Next Hydrogen are looking to improve the price competitiveness of clean hydrogen in consideration of regional climate and environmental characteristics.

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Top 10 states offering EV incentives

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The California Clean Fuel Reward program , a point of sale rebate for California residents who purchase or lease an EV, is available at participating dealerships. The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of an EV. Delaware offers a Clean Vehicle Rebate Program for its residents who purchase or lease a new EV. To be eligible for a rebate, the total vehicle price cannot exceed $60,000.

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

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One of the reasons behind the drastic increase in sales was the more affordable price range of the Tesla Model 3, a best-seller in the U.S., Constant price fluctuations power the fuel market. You can now purchase an electric vehicle at a fair price due to the existing tax credits.

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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These VPPAs will enable Honda to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations, and will help the company meet its voluntary carbon reduction goal. Honda agrees to purchase electricity from a renewable energy supplier, but the clean energy does not go directly to Honda’s facilities; instead it is sold into the electricity grid where the clean power is generated.

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Why are some EV chargers more expensive than others?

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Do not fear, in this article, we discuss why some EV chargers are more low-priced than others. Recently, the automobile industry has developed quickly. The automobile industry is investing in protecting the environment. All these features raise its price.

An Inconvenient Truth About AI

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In 2002, iRobot , a company that I cofounded, introduced the first mass-market autonomous home-cleaning robot, the Roomba, at a price that severely constricted how much AI we could endow it with. We are well into the third wave of major investment in artificial intelligence.

Honda to lease 2017 Clarity Electric for $269 a month, 36 months

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Honda announced an introductory lease price of $269 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan ( earlier post ), which is coming to select dealerships in California and Oregon August 2017. In addition, California customers qualify for the state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate of $2,500. The Clarity series will contribute to the company's target that two-thirds of its global automobile sales will come from electrified vehicles by 2030.

2017 150

Resale Market for Electric Two-Wheelers and Three-Wheelers in India

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The famous tuk-tuks have been replaced with smart and clean electric rickshaws nationwide in large numbers. . The price-determining factors: A general overview. Why is it difficult to price a second-hand electric 2wheeler or 3wheeler.

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Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric commercial vehicle goes on sale in Japan in October

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Prices range from ¥3,880,440 to ¥4,786,560 (US$37,852 to $46,691), including consumption tax. All e-NV200 models qualify for the Japanese government’s eco-car subsidies and are exempt from the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax. In addition, customers can receive up to ¥850,000 ($8,291) in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government’s incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles.

2014 193

7 Common Hybrid Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

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Photos from Clean Fleet Report archives. Hybrid technology dates back to the early days of the automobile, pioneered by Porsche. Like any other kind of car, different models will vary in their price. Smashing Through the Barriers To Hybrid Cars. Story by Elizabeth B. Hines.

1st major utility proposal for EV charging infrastructure presented to CPUC

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The application is California’s first utility pilot proposal to help develop charging infrastructure, and, through pricing that allows for customer-managed charging, to manage transportation electrification load to support the evolving needs of an electrical grid increasingly dominated by variable renewable energy. NRG EV Services LLC, Smart Grid Services Siemens AG, KN Grid, CALSTART, General Motors, Honda Motors, and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

2015 205

Humble One: World’s First Solar-Powered Production SUV

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Humble Motors believe that Solar-powered electric vehicles are the key to provide genuinely clean mobility for all because, Automobiles and medium and heavy-duty trucks emit 22% of global greenhouse gases. In terms of price, the car will start at $109,000.

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California Public Utilities Commission approves PG&E EV charging program for 7,500 charging stations in NorCal

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Under the approved program , PG&E will primarily deploy stations at multi-family dwellings and workplaces, with electricity price based on time-of-use to encourage drivers to fill up during off-peak hours or when renewable energy is abundant. This proposal used time-variant pricing and offered education and outreach materials to drive EV adoption.

2016 202

Volkswagen Golf family named “2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year”

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Motor Trend named the Volkswagen Golf family—Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI Clean Diesel, Golf GTI and e-Golf models—as the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Motor Trend ’s Car of the Year program is open to any all-new or substantially upgraded 2015 automobile. Value—competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment.

2014 234

ICCT study details differences in fiscal policies to support uptake of EVs across 11 major markets

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has published a new white paper detailing the differences in the fiscal policies used to support electric vehicle sales across eleven major auto markets. Norway has the highest share of electric automobile sales (BEV and PHEV combined) at about 6% of all passenger cars sold in 2013.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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CRI, founded in 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland, is developing technology to produce renewable methanol from clean energy and recycled CO 2 emissions. The companies say they a vision for a larger role for methanol as a clean and sustainable fuel worldwide. Vulcanol is fuel-grade methanol, a clean burning, high-octane fuel that can be blended with gasoline for automobiles and used in the production of biodiesel or fuel ethers (DME, MTBE, OME etc.).

2015 212

UC Davis, ITDP study suggests global shift to public transport, NMT and away from cars could save $100T through 2050 and cut GHGs

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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).

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Honda to begin leasing Clarity fuel cell vehicle in California by year end; targeting <$500/month

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Honda expects to price the Clarity Fuel Cell at around $60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500. —John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor. As the next progression in Honda’s dynamic FCV styling, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell features a low, wide aerodynamic body with clean character lines. At Washington, D.C.

2016 190

As Electric Car Makers Ante Up Billions, Software Is Ace in the Hole

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While EV driving range and price are obviously key market differentiators, an EV's software suite is quickly becoming as, if not more, important. Coders Will Clean Up In this EV high-stakes poker game, winners will be determined both by player skill and more than a bit of luck.

Audi of America officially introduces the new A3 family; plug-in hybrid version coming in 2015

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The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family and will be priced from a base MSRP of $29,900. It will be joined later in the fall of 2014 by the Audi A3 Cabriolet; A3 TDI clean diesel sedan; the high-performance S3 sedan; and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV). In 2014, Volkswagen will launch the latest high-performing TDI Clean Diesel engine generation (EA288). The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid.

2013 198

National Academies issues interim report on overcoming barriers to PEV deployment

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It also considered barriers that automobile manufacturers and dealerships face in promoting the adoption of PEVs. PEVs have higher purchase prices than comparable conventional vehicles. Research indicates that people heavily discount the value of future gains; sticker-price premiums typically will be difficult to overcome with fuel-savings promises alone. Dealerships are independent franchises that are not owned or operated by the automobile manufacturers.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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As private companies, automobile manufacturers look for the lowest cost means of getting from A to B and the premiums that they can charge for getting from A to B faster. The market would focus, consolidate and find some very innovative ways to produce low-cost clean energy. Another misconception is that the USA public will not tolerate a premium for clean electricity. cents/ kWh, still supporting a 104 percent swing in the price of electricity per state.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. Last week, the Obama administration announced new fuel economy standards for automobiles that provides some incentives for electric cars.

2010 144

Volkswagen AG timeline on diesel emissions scandal

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) received indications of irregularities from a study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in May 2014. Emission deviations between test bench and road operation exist at all automobile manufacturers and are not automatically attributable to violations of regulations. For global automobile manufacturers, service measures and recall campaigns are nothing out of the ordinary.

2016 150

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. In other developed countries – in Europe and Asia, for example – clean, electric public transit is the principal means of transportation.

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Working paper argues new US energy efficiency regulations are ineffective at GHG reduction and incorrectly override consumer preference

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If the government clearly establishes a property right for the clean air, then depending on who owns the property right, either polluters would need to purchase the use of the air or the victims of pollution would need to pay polluters to reduce pollution. For example, it would place greater weight on regulations that ban energy-inefficient products than on regulations that raise the price of pollution.

2012 225

Daimlers car-sharing service car2go expands to Canada

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The rental prices in Vancouver are C$0.35 CAD per day which includes fuel, parking, mileage, insurance, maintenance, cleaning, GPS navigation and a 24/7 hotline customer support. The smart “car2go edition” vehicles, developed in collaboration by car2go and smart in Germany, are the first series-produced automobiles designed and manufactured specifically for car sharing.

2011 188

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Cantwell said that cap-and-trade had been discredited by the Wall Street crisis, the Enron scandal and the rocky start to a carbon credits trading system in Europe that has been subject to dizzying price fluctuations and widespread fraud. Since September 2008, RGGI has raised $583 million for the states in these quarterly auctions of permits with between 65 and 70 percent of cap-and-trade proceeds going back into the clean energy economy. Price Discovery.

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

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The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. The PEV market continues to grow in California with 20 models of full battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles offered by almost every automobile manufacturer to California consumers.

2015 212

Renault, LG Chem and CEA preparing to sign three-way agreement concerning next-generation traction battery development and production; European plant, based in France

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In 2010, Renault and the CEA initiated a strategic partnership in the areas of clean vehicles and mobility. Renault restated its commitment to cut CO 2 emissions and bring customers a range of electric vehicles at affordable prices as well as its ambition to be present across the entire electric vehicle value chain, from technical architecture to motors and batteries.

2012 236

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. If half of this flare gas (25 bcm per year) was captured and sold at prevailing domestic prices in Russia, the economic opportunity may exceed US$2 billion (65 billion rubles). Low natural gas prices and higher costs related to capturing flare gas in the Middle East inadvertently encourage the wasteful burning of unused gas.

2011 223

SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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But the ironic piece is that the [Chinese] companies that are trying to reinvent transportation have the least experience at developing the automobile. The first target (1999-2002) was compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and other combustion alternative fuel vehicles (CAFVs), in a program called the Clean Auto Auction. Biofuels and clean combustion.

2013 231

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. The government assisted the shift by giving sugar companies subsidized loans to build ethanol plants, as well as guaranteeing prices for their ethanol products. The 1979 Iranian crisis and related oil price shock accelerated Brazil’s conversion of its gasoline supply and automobile fleet. by Brian J. Donovan, CEO Renergie, Inc.

2009 260

Deloitte global survey gauges consumer prospects for EVs in China, Europe and Americas; China leads

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The survey, conducted among 1,163 consumers in China, coincides with the 14 th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2011) this week. The survey shows a tipping point in terms of fuel prices that is influencing consumer adoption of EVs. While interest in battery electric vehicles (BEV) is growing, current market offerings generally fall far short of consumers’ expectations for driving range, charging time, and purchase price.

2011 212

Waxman/Markey Bill Accelerates Infrastructure and Build-out for Plug-Ins, Calls for Harmonization of Motor Vehicle GHG Standards; 3% of Emissions Allowances for Cap-and-Trade Go to Auto Industry

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2454 , The American Clean Energy and Security Act—which establishes a cap-and-trade program also contains a number of provisions for accelerating the deployment of a vehicle charging infrastructure and the manufacturing of plug-in electric drive vehicles. Time-of-use pricing is also to be considered plug-in electric drive vehicles to contribute 5 to meeting peak-load and ancillary service power needs. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act.

2009 150

DOE to award $68.5M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The price of cobalt, a key element within an lithium-ion batteries (LiB) for stability, has nearly tripled over the past few years due to increased demand from the cell phone industry, a current materials shortage, and speculation for a future global shortage. Additionally, the amount of time spent by the automobile industry to validate that corrosion has been successfully mitigated is extensive, making the use of lightweight materials less attractive.

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