Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found.

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Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

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The whole industry, pushed hard by legislation, has drastically reduced exhaust pollutants. The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions.

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Study concludes air pollution directly affects cognition

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Results of new analysis conducted by German and Swiss researchers suggests that air pollution directly affects cognition and is not mediated by lung function; put another way, the two are independent risk factors for cognitive decline. Our findings disprove the hypothesis that air pollution first decreases lung function and this decline, in turn, causes cognitive impairment by releasing stress signals and humoral mediators into the body.

2015 106

Wuhan team develops new electrochemical cell for efficient, pollution-free extraction of lithium from salt lake brines

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This method avoids using additional chemicals, offering a high efficiency, pollution?free 2019), “Highly Selective and Pollution?free Batteries Materials

2019 99

PA Governor Wolf announces $8.5M from Volkswagen Settlement to reduce transportation pollution

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By replacing older, polluting engines with new technologies, the projects over their lifetimes are expected to prevent emission of 503 tons of nitrogen oxides (NO x ), 130 tons of carbon monoxide, 238 tons of carbon dioxide, 59 tons of hydrocarbons, 30 tons of fine particulate matter, and a half-ton of coarse particulate matter. Port Authority of Allegheny County: A $1,104,000 grant to replace two diesel transit buses with two new battery electric buses and install two charging stations.

2019 70

Will Old Electric-Car Battery Packs Cause Horrible Pollution?

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It goes, essentially, like this: No one recognizes the horrible pollution problems that will arrive when hybrid and electric cars are junked, and their nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion battery packs go into landfills. It's an assertion that comes up a lot in comments on our stories.

Aqua Metals opens first AquaRefining center for low-pollution lead-acid battery recycling

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The company says that its proprietary AquaRefining is first environmentally friendly process to recycle lead-acid batteries (LABs). Lead smelting—ranked as the third highest polluting industry in the world—can release toxic lead dust, smoke and slag with significant deleterious environmental and health consequences. Battery Systems Inc., Interstate Batteries controls 20% of the lead-acid battery recycling market in the United States.

A New Battery of Tools to Fight Patent Pollution

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Green automobile technology has a unique history that affects strategies for both navigating “patent pollution” (i.e. The owners of these patents are not just the large automobile companies seeking to expand their markets, but also automobile start-ups, battery companies, universities, individuals, and governments. As expected, these patents span a range of technologies including fuel cells, regenerative braking, batteries, and hybrid technologies. Perspective by David K.S.

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World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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Capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system provided by Leclanché SA. We are very proud to provide specifically designed unique lithium-ion battery system to this ferry, the precursor to a new era in the commercial marine sector.

2019 148

CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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Life cycle emissions by pollutant and life cycle stage for each vehicle type in the recent (a) and future (b) PJM grid. Electric (Battery) Emissions Hybrids Lifecycle analysis Power Generation

2016 99

Toshiba’s SCiB Li-ion battery system Japan’s first recognized compliant with ClassNK guidline for marine vessels

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The certification covers twelve storage battery system components, including SCiB lithium-ion rechargeable battery modules, current sensors, and the battery management unit (BMU) which monitors the voltage, temperature, and current of the battery module.

2020 108

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

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and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. Batteries

2018 99

Study finds recycling technologies for Li-ion batteries not keeping pace with rapid rise of EVs

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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, setting up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The recycling challenge is not straightforward: there is enormous variety in the chemistries, shapes and designs of lithium ion batteries used in EVs. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

2019 73

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

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emissions China global warming energy policy climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation air pollutionIt was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare. More recently, France and the U.K. have enacted various forms of bans on non-electrified vehicles, on varying schedules. Now that China has said it's considering timetables.

2017 66

Report: sustainable batteries represent the best prospect for meeting Paris climate goals; requires $550B investment over 10 years

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The report— A Vision for a Sustainable Battery Value Chain in 2030 —suggests that, with a concerted push to put the right conditions in place, batteries could enable a 30% reduction in carbon emissions in both the transport and power sectors. Batteries Sustainability

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Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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million) in Li-Sulfur battery company OXIS Energy. Established in 2005, OXIS Energy has developed, and continues to advance, an innovative Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery chemistry. Batteries Li-SulfurAerotec, a Brazilian Private Equity fund, will invest £3.75 million (US$5.2

2018 95

Lincoln electric SUV, control over batteries, impact of Uber and Lyft: Today’s Car News

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BMW and VW talk about how they’re focused on the details even though they’re not making battery cells. And are Uber and Lyft adding to pollution issues in big cities? Rivian could make an upcoming Lincoln electric SUV. GM discussed electric vehicle barriers.

2019 59

J.D. Power survey finds China consumers increasingly enthusiastic about new-energy vehicles; ongoing importance of subsidies; battery worries

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A recent study prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism found that since 2015, China has been far the main market for electric cars (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) followed by the EU and the US. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Policy Surveys

2018 104

RPI team develops method to use paper-making by-product in lithium-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have now developed a method to use this cheap and abundant waste byproduct to build a components for lithium-sulfur batteries. Initial funding for the research came from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I).

First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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Developing a zero- or near-zero goods movement system in the ports will reduce smog-forming, toxic and greenhouse gas emissions in communities around the ports, which are some of the most heavily impacted by air pollution. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Infrastructure

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Study finds hybrid tugboat delivers significant reduction in criteria pollutant emissions compared to conventional version

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It also has 126 soft gel lead acid batteries for power storage that are separated into two arrays with 63 batteries each. days) was collected on the hybrid tug operating without batteries to. quantify the effects of the diesel electric drive train versus batteries on the total emission. reductions as opposed to the energy storage device (batteries). auxiliary engines and batteries while the conventional tug used one auxiliary and.

2010 83

GE and SCE unveil first battery-gas turbine hybrid system

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GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California: the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT). Batteries Hybrids Natural Gas Power Generation

2017 78

ARB sees beginning of market penetration of battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its draft technology assessment of medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks and buses. Battery electric transit buses are increasingly available from a variety of manufacturers and some school buses are commercially available.

2015 112

Johnson Controls does not believe it is the source of lead pollution in Pudong incident

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Recent reports from China ( earlier post ) cited local environmental officials suggesting that battery maker Johnson Controls was the source of lead in a pollution incident in Shanghai affecting some 21 children. Johnson Controls has now issued a statement saying that it has “ no reason to believe we are the source of the issue.” ” The statement in full: On Sept.

2011 73

Tsinghua University provincial-level lifecycle study finds fuel-cycle criteria pollutants of EVs in China could be up to 5x those of natural gas vehicles due to China’s coal-dominant power mix

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Although EVs have a greater GHG reduction benefit than CNGVs, they may increase life-cycle emissions of criteria pollutants, simply because coal is heavily involved. The original reason for developing EVs and CNGVs is to substitute oil, not to reduce emissions of GHGs or any pollutant.

2013 103

Toronto Transit Commission orders 10 battery-electric buses from New Flyer, option for 30 more

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the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announce an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for ten forty-foot, zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, with an option to purchase up to 30 additional buses over the next two years. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyNew Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.,

2018 65

DOE to issue funding opportunity for batteries and electrification to enable extreme fast charging

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Advanced battery projects will focus on early-stage research of battery cells that can enable extreme fast charging, while electrification projects will support the development and verification of electric drive systems and infrastructure for plug-in vehicle fast charging. Batteries for Extreme Fast Charging (XFC). Batteries Electric (Battery

2017 60

Tsinghua/Argonne Study Finds That Mass Use of EVs in China Could Result in Higher CO2 and Criteria Pollutant Emissions Than Conventional and Hybrid Gasoline Vehicles Due to Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity

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The researchers found that while EVs do offer a very promising solution to energy issues due to their replacement of petroleum fuels, for now “ the high pollution levels of coal-fired power plants will trade off EVs’ potential energy benefits in China ”.

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Aqua Metals acquires Ebonex IPR and its bipolar ceramic lead-acid battery technology; less lead, lighter weight

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Aqua Metals , which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining ( earlier post ), has acquired UK-based Ebonex IPR Limited for 123,776 shares of Aqua Metals common stock and $100,000 in cash. Batteries

CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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That’s comparable to the amount of batteries produced for the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt last year ,” said CMU’s Dr. Jeremy Michalek, the corresponding author of a paper on the research published in the Journal of Power Sources. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Plug-ins

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Ford, LG Chem team reports 1st cradle-to-gate LCA for mass-produced battery pack in commercial BEV; cell manufacturing key GHG contributor

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the factory gate—before delivery to the consumer) emissions assessment for a mass-produced battery in a commercial battery electric vehicle (BEV)—the lithium-ion battery pack used in the Ford Focus BEV. battery Credit: ACS, Kim et al.

2016 85

ViriCiti launches automatic tool for all-electric mode for BAE Systems’ Series-ER electric hybrid buses

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In addition to decreasing air pollution in densely populated areas or near bus stops, the new functionality will also help the Series-ER lower noise pollution, improve fuel mileage, and increase “engine-off” time. Bus Electric (Battery

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EV battery swap company Better Place files for liquidation

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Better Place, a high-profile developer and proponent of a battery switch model for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), filed a motion with the Lod District Court in Israel to ask for the dissolution of the company and the appointment of a temporary liquidator. Ownership of the car is different for each customer, and it’s true that the customer doesn’t own the battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

2013 94

German Battery, German Electric Car?

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An Agence France Presse report has produced a small flurry of articles this past week, here and here , for example, that has a German company developing Lithium batteries that would be suitable for electric cars. The German government has opposed the strictest CO2 emission proposals in the EU, in order to protect their domestic, comparatively more polluting, auto industry. Perhaps a German battery will propel interest.

2007 100

Cracow signs $40M order for 50 Solaris electric buses

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Energy will be stored in high density Solaris High Energy+ batteries. ski Avenue)—a region of the city where the air pollution limits are exceeded the most, said Cracow mayor Jacek Majchrowski. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

2020 105

TARC rolls out six new Proterra battery-electric buses; fleet total of 15

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They replaced high polluting trolley buses on fare-free downtown circulator routes. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2016 78

XALT Energy in major multi-year contract to supply LTO batteries to HK Group for electric buses in China

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XALT Energy (originally founded in 2009 as Dow-Kokam, LLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group (HK Group) of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland, Michigan for all-electric buses in China. The electric buses will be fully powered by the XALT batteries. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2015 77

King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet.

2018 154

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA APP is a full stack software offering leveraging OLEA and OLEA LIB for HEV and EV eMotor performances, range and durability extensions of batteries, energy consumption and pollutant emission reduction. Batteries Controls and controllers Microprocessors and controls Motors

2017 78

What's Best For Old Electric-Car Batteries: Reuse Or Recycling?

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A common misconception of electric cars and hybrid vehicles is that at the end of a short battery life, the remainder is dumped in landfill and contributes ever more pollution to the Earth. Not only are the more common lead acid batteries the world's most recycled product, but dumping old ones makes little

2011 77

Whither CARB?

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was originally charged with reducing pollution. Build on the success of nearly 10,000 battery electric vehicles , not the failure of a diminished ZEV fleet, an automaker-inspired failure of less than 100 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, now pleading for an extension on the minimal target they presumed they could attain. Tens of thousands of battery electric cars could be on the road for the same expense in shorter time and everyone knows the market exists already for plug-in cars.

2007 100

ChargePoint’s roadmap: EV charging 80% home/work, 20% public/fast, “virtual batteries” for utilities

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ChargePoint’s stance is bolstered by a new MIT study that suggests , in part, that electric cars that plug into the grid, could, collectively, act as a massive “virtual battery” for grid energy storage. MIT: Utilities and the virtual battery. But these approaches are either costly, polluting, or both. In theory, the grid could employ a battery to keep supply and demand in balance, but existing battery technologies offer no cost savings over power production.

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