New Flyer supports San Francisco launch of emission-reducing Green Zones; geofencing for EV mode

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has successfully met and supported the launch of the San Francisco Green Zone requirement, using New Flyer Connect to execute GPS-triggered (geofencing) functionality with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and BAE Systems PLC (BAE). New Flyer of America Inc.

Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a very long time

Green Car Reports

Since even before the first market deliveries of its Leaf electric car in late 2010, Nissan has made frequent mention about the need to create second-use demand for the Leaf's battery packs. Batteries Green Life

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Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

2019 103

Porsche commissions MAN electric eTruck for green logistics at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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The battery-powered eTruck is a MAN eTGM 18.360 4x2 LL. Lithium-ion batteries with a storage capacity of 149 kWh are used to store energy, making it possible for the eTruck to cover a range of 130 kilometers (81 miles). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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A new study from North Carolina State University finds that while shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, they can be less green than several other options, including, in some cases, buses. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Personal Transit

2019 106

Leclanché to provide 4.2 MWh Li-ion battery pack to Green Ferry Project electric ferryboat

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Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has been selected as the Li-ion battery system supplier for a battery-electric ferryboat to be built by Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard Ltd. MWh of batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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Nissan and 4R Energy partner with Green Charge Networks for commercial energy storage featuring second-life EV batteries

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Nissan Motor Company and Green Charge Networks, a provider of commercial energy storage, are partnering to deploy second-life Li-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the US and international markets. The first combined storage unit will be installed at a Nissan facility this summer, where multiple Nissan LEAF batteries will be configured to offset peak electricity demand, creating savings while also benefiting the utility grid.

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Dahn’s “million-mile battery” detailed in open-access paper in JES

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Professor Dahn and his research group is Tesla’s battery research partner, following an agreement signed in 2015. The purple and green data (Dahn’s results) should be compared to the black data (Ecker et al. ). Batteries

2019 102

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts.

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

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The same funding competition has enabled for Porterbrook to pair up with Eminox to create a catalyst converter for diesel trains, extending the green credentials of the rail leasing company.

2019 103

Tesla charging, Honda batteries, California buses, Green New Deal: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Honda signed a rare contract to procure electric-car batteries from a Chinese supplier. As the first Tesla Model 3s land in European consumers' hands, reports show they may charge faster than those in the U.S. California passes a law requiring all buses in the state to go electric. And our latest Twitter poll asks readers what effect they think a. Volkswagen ID

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Mazda electric car, Mercedes’ carbon-neutral batteries, the cheapest EV: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Daimler is shopping around for its battery cells but being very particular about what goes into them. And Honda is greening its manufacturing in the U.S. This and more today at Green Car Reports.

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BMW i3 driven, Tesla Semi orders, best green-car deals, falling battery costs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got a drive report on the updated BMW i3 REx—we had mull over our thoughts—along with best December deals on green cars, some good news on falling battery costs, and a bit of Tesla news too. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application.

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W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

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Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

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Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Amid an industry-wide shortage of batteries and materials to build electric. motorcycles EV credits lithium batteries Honda e

Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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Audi has opened Germany’s largest multi-use battery energy storage unit on the EUREF Campus in Berlin. MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid.

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Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group unveils hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric city buses

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Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group’s (GCV) subsidiary brand, Yuan Cheng, launched two new zero-emission buses at a ceremony in Beijing: the F12 hydrogen fuel cell bus and C11 battery-electric bus. C11 battery-electric bus. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Volvo batteries, California superhighways, more efficient motors: Today's Car News

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Volvo is pulling depleted batteries out of electric buses to use as energy storage for solar in a large apartment complex in Sweden. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Batteries Today in Car NewsCould high-speed rail be replaced with high-speed highways? Argonne National Lab has developed a smaller, lighter, more efficient electric motor. As California's high-speed.

2019 72

Going Green selects AllCell as Li-ion battery supplier for electric scooters

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Spanish electric scooter company Going Green selected AllCell Technologies to supply lithium-ion batteries for the recently launched Core electric scooter. Going Green and AllCell have been working together for most of the year to design and launch the removable 1.5

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Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist vessels going battery-electric; ABB power and propulsion

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ABB will supply a comprehensive integrated power and propulsion solution for the new-build vessels, including lithium-ion battery packs and an onshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability. Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineNew York Governor Andrew M.

2019 136

New organic cathode for high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

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Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Batteries Solid-state

2019 121

New halogen conversion-intercalation chemistry enables high-energy density aqueous Li-ion battery

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The cell is based on an anion conversion–intercalation mechanism that combines the high energy densities of conversion reactions, the excellent reversibility of intercalation and the improved safety of aqueous batteries. Batteries

2019 120

Dongfeng Motor Green Plan includes 20 electrified models by 2022; Nissan e-Power on core models

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Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the joint venture between Nissan Motors and Dongfeng Motor Group, will accelerate the “Green 2022 Plan” rollout with a focus on green products, production and materials reuse. Nissan’s e-Power is a non-plug-in series hybrid system that employs a small gasoline engine and a smaller battery pack than that of a full battery-electric vehicle.). Our green development will underpin operations throughout the value chain.

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Polymer-graphene nanocomposites as high-rate “green” electrodes for Li-ion batteries

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graphene nanocomposites as high-rate cathode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries. Since the battery performance of these kinds of polymer?graphene Batteries

Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

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And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volvo took an unusual step in naming its official battery suppliers for its upcoming electric vehicles, like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming all-electric version.

2019 106

VW ID 3 for Canada, Tesla million-mile battery, an EV digital divide: Today’s Car News

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Tesla-affiliated research suggests a million-mile battery is close. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Volkswagen considers the idea of bringing the ID 3 electric hatchback to Canada but not the U.S. And are electric vehicles creating a new digital divide?

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BMW accelerates EVs, VW secures batteries, Rivian plans more gear: Today's Car News

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Volkswagen says its battery supplies are secure. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Rivian lithium-ion batteriesBMW accelerated its electric-car plans by two years. Rivian reveals more plans for lifestyle gear. And our readers weigh in on electric Hummers. At an event in Germany on Tuesday, BMW announced that it is pulling forward its plans to electrify its products by.

2019 69

Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

DIY Electric Car

Keep a look out for a look at compressed air and battery electric in the next two weeks. Tags: Editorials Green Cars Alternative Fuels Hydrogen The more I delve into this topic the more detail I want to address, so rather than cover all three energy storage options in this post I’ve decided to give a more detailed look at hydrogen. Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies. alike.

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Polestar production, Bollinger prototypes, GM battery tech: Today's Car News

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And GM is aiming for solid-state battery tech. All this and more at Green Car. Polestar has started producing its Polestar 1 flagship plug-in hybrid coupe, and it’s looking increasingly independent from Volvo. Bollinger is at work on its vintage-chic electric SUV and pickup. Toyota is planning to show off its mobility range at the Olympics. Today in Car News

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Rice team uses deep eutectic solvent to leach cobalt, lithium from spent Li-ion batteries

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The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has used an environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent to extract valuable elements from the metal oxides commonly used as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries. Battery recycling schematic. Batteries Recycling

2019 106

RAV4 plug-in hybrid, Tesla insurance, Nio battery swapping: Today’s Car News

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Nio positions battery-swapping as an alternative to fast-charging. All this and more at Green Car Reports. Tesla is launching its own insurance product. GM faces another drop in its EV tax credit amount next month. And there might be a Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid in the works.

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VW batteries, GM-UAW tension over EVs, Mirai power to make Prius: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Toyota fuel cells might be making plug-ins if not powering cars, and Volkswagen has started making battery cells in Germany. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM’s “all-electric future” could be getting in the way of union negotiations.

2019 76

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

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A new report says Tesla is looking for new battery partners in China. Mercedes-Benz investing in battery production in Poland. All this and more on Green. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteriesVolkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal combustion models. And our readers weigh in on whether they'd buy an electric Cadillac.

2019 74

Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

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All this and more on Green Car Reports. global warming Battery Life lithium-ion batteriesThe promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And our latest Twitter poll shows which upcoming electric SUV our readers most want to buy. Racing is meant to improve the breed. Usually.

2019 68

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

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Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing tech, researchers simulated industrially relevant molecules in EV batteries that could help shape the next generation of compounds for use in green cars. battery pack

2018 69

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology vying to establish international center for solid-state batteries

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is vying to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries which will be safer, cheaper, smaller and more efficient than lithium ion batteries. Smirnova and research scientist Dr. Abu Md “Numan” Numan-Al-Mobin are leading the grant proposal to NSF for the establishment of the Center for Green Solid-State Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS). Batteries Solid-state

Toyota, Panasonic agree to study prismatic battery cells for electric cars

Green Car Reports

For the 20 years since the introduction of the Prius, Toyota has enjoyed the first-mover advantage in hybrid cars, and leveraged those green credentials to boost public perception of its brand as a whole. But Toyota has yet to mass-market a battery-electric vehicle in the U.S., Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Panasonic battery capacity

2017 72

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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The EU-funded €18-million (US$22.3-million) project will be used to test the potential applications for green hydrogen—e.g., With a capacity of 6 megawatts, the plant will be able to produce 1,200 cubic meters (108 kg) of green hydrogen an hour.

2018 109

7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

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In February 2014, Green Car Reports had published about 9,800 news articles. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise. The number is now up to more than 16,800. Much has changed since then, however. We've broken down.

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

2018 121

Novel solid-phase transformation enables high-energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion electrolyte

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Researchers from Western University, Canadian Light Source, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have proposed a novel solid-phase Li-S transformation mechanism that enables high energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion carbonate electrolytes. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 112

Battery Imbalances

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The front two batteries behind the radiator grille are the lowest voltage in the pack. They also get more drain then other batteries because they supply 24V to the controller and to the contactor. Furthermore, one of the front batteries is tied to the IsoBatMon unit. Thus, we have a perfect storm happening on the front-center battery that gets the highest load, and equalizes last due to a slightly different zener drop on the BatMon board.

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