President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Cells Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Policy

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DOE to award $22.3M to accelerate the development of MD, HD plug-in vehicles and use of other sustainable transportation technologies

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The “Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement” ( DE-FOA-0001535 ) seeks cost-shared projects across three areas of sustainable transportation technologies. The PEV projects must include three phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined must not exceed two years): Phase 1: Component development (batteries and/or electric drive system). Electric (Battery) Engines Heavy-duty LPG Plug-ins

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ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). strong interest in the societal benefit that is willing to contribute resources to sustain more. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins

The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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Plug-in hybrids are cars which may be driven typically between 10 and 40 miles on battery power (recharged at home or at a charging station) before the engine (often referred to as a range extender) starts to ‘top up’ the battery. The Budget confirmed and built on the Chancellor’s measures in Budget 2008 and the Pre-Budget report by: Confirming the new rules on capital allowances linked to CO2 emissions.

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ASKO deploys two Scania battery-electric distribution trucks in Norway

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Norwegian wholesaler ASKO is deploying two battery electric Scania distribution trucks in its operations in Oslo, Norway. This pilot marks another milestone in the cooperation regarding electrified solutions for heavy transport between Scania and ASKO.

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XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. We are ready to partner with other global transportation customers to further leverage our expertise and knowledge on their behalf.

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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MCI and Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus will pair for a 9-11 March demonstration tour on Maritime Bus regular routes, inviting passengers to ride along and comment on the performance and comfort of MCI’s battery-electric Commuter Coach. MCI offers two battery-electric models.

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XALT Energy, HED develop XBV telematics system for battery-electric powertrains

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As commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet owners transition to battery-electric powertrains, they must manage a new set of mobility variables. Factors such as the battery system’s state-of-charge (SOC), overall health, driving range and charging times are critical considerations in optimizing urban and long-haul transportation networks that rely upon this alternate fuel option. XALT’s knowledge of battery systems and controls paired well with HED’s CANect Telematics.

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ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB will assist ASKO with efficient and reliable charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks at distribution centers throughout the country. Initially, they are charging two battery electric Scania trucks, with more to follow. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructur

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Karma shows E-Flex platform in flat-floor BEV configuration; “Everyday BEV”

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Karma Automotive announced its flexible and modular E-Flex platform ( earlier post ) with an efficient flat floor battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture. Electric (Battery

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Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Northvolt, a 2016 startup building a European Gigafactory (planned 32 GWh annual capacity) for Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ), have agreed to develop and commercialize battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. The companies have also entered into an off-take purchase agreement for battery cells. Different transport application will require different electric powertrains.

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DiDi to introduce first shared EV fleet to Mexico; 700+ EVs and hybrids to start

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Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, will launch Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico, as the company further invests in sustainable transportation innovations in the region.

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ORNL opens new automotive battery manufacturing R&D facility

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory has opened a $3-million automotive battery manufacturing R&D facility, allowing for collaboration with industry and other national labs while protecting intellectual property of industrial partners. The laboratory is attracting battery manufacturers, chemical and materials suppliers, system integrators and original equipment manufacturers. —Claus Daniel, deputy director of ORNL’s Sustainable Transportation Programs.

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Volvo Trucks launches sales of electric FL and FE trucks for urban transport

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Volvo Trucks announced the start of sales of its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks ( earlier post ) in selected markets within Europe, meeting the increasing demand for sustainable transport solutions in city environments. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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BMW providing 10 pre-owned i3 EVs to UC Davis for 18 months

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BMW is providing the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis with ten battery-electric, BMW i3 models for 18 months. Transitioning fleets to electric vehicles helps advance clean energy technologies and reduce emissions from transportation. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain; suitable for Type-A school buses

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Paired with available government subsidy and incentive programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, school districts can now benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transport for its students. Electric (Battery) FleetsEfficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University fund 6 energy and biomedical projects; batteries, policy and fuels

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The energy projects chosen seek to improve electric vehicle batteries, to model the impact of renewable energy policy on the economy and the environment, and to better understand the combustion biodiesel fuels. The goal os this project is to explore the potential of new classes of materials for making electrochemically superior, environmentally friendly, and affordable electrodes for lithium-ion batteries that may be used in such applications as electric vehicles.

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Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 89

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The foundation of the R1T and R1S is Rivian’s skateboard platform, which efficiently packages the battery pack, drive units, suspension, braking and thermal system all below the height of the wheel, leaving the space above for occupants and their gear. Battery System. Electric (Batter

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Volvo Trucks presents heavy-duty electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional transport

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Volvo Trucks, having recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transport, believes that electrification can become a competitive alternative also for heavier trucks. We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport and construction in the longer term.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future. Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Mobility services

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Scania to test wirelessly charged plug-in hybrid city bus for the first time in Sweden

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Inductive charging is among the options the company is exploring and would enable vehicles wirelessly to recharge their batteries via electrified roads. A receiver (2), mounted in the bus floor, absorbs electric energy and charges the battery pack (3).

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Scania and China-based Haylion Technologies to partner in developing autonomous and electrified vehicles

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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Alongside an all-electric distribution truck—the MAN eTGM—MAN will also be exhibiting the MAN eTGE van ( earlier post )—a battery-electric version of the new MAN transporter—at IAA. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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That will require a transition to less expensive transportation fuels. PHEV s allow for optimization of readily available clean-energy resources and represent a sustainable transportation solution that can be delivered today.

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ABB brings TOSA e-bus and flash charging to Davos; first use in Alpine region

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For this year’s annual World Economic Forum (23-26 January 2018), the city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation. It can flash charge its battery in just 20 seconds as passengers board and disembark.

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Tesla unveils Model 3; delivery by end of 2017; already 115,000 reservations placed

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Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the long-anticipated Model 3 as the culminating step—a mass-market, affordable electric vehicle—in Tesla’s “Master Plan” to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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ABB providing two fast chargers for Scania buses in Östersund, Sweden

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The trials will be carried out in collaboration with public authorities, including the City of Östersund, the municipality of Krokom, the Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s Public Transport Authority, the publically owned energy supplier Jämtkraft and the Swedish Transport Administration.

2017 78

8 countries commit to increase the share of EVs in their government fleets

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Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector today account for nearly a quarter of total emissions. Changing the trajectory of emission in road transportation involves a global shift towards low-emission vehicles, along with the adoption of broader sustainable transportation principles. Electric (Battery) Policy

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ABB wins $20M order from HESS for e-bus flash-charging technology

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The buses will be operated by public transport operator, Société d’Economie Mixte des Transports de l’Agglomération Nantaise (Semitan). Batteries mounted on the roofs of the Nantes buses will be charged in 20 seconds with a 600-kilowatt boost of power at selected stops while passengers are embarking and disembarking. A further 1 to 5 minutes of charging at the terminus at the end of the line—at 400 kW—enables a full recharge of the batteries.

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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Alongside an all-electric distribution truck—the MAN eTGM—MAN will also be exhibiting the MAN eTGE van ( earlier post )—a battery-electric version of the new MAN transporter—at IAA. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2018 78

H2-Share hydrogen-powered heavy-duty rigid truck starts trials in the Netherlands; mobile refueler

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BREYTNER, a zero-emission transport provider, will operate the truck for three months in retail logistics, such as replenishing stores and feeder lines for zero-emission last-mile solutions. In urban areas, zero-emission logistics can be operated by battery-electric trucks.

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Navigant forecasts modest global annual sales growth of e-bicycles, reaching 40.3M units in 2023

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China Electric (Battery) Forecasts Personal Transit In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that global annual sales of e-bicycles will grow modestly from 31.7 million units in 2014 to 40.3 million units in 2023 under a base scenario—a CAGR of 2.7%.

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EEA: large-scale roll-out of EVs will help EU shift to green transport, but may challenge power grid

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Electric vehicles powered by renewable energy sources can play a bridging role in the EU’s plans to move towards a greener, more sustainable transport system, and in meeting its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80‒95 % by 2050.

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The Volvo Group studies potential for dynamic charging for city buses with test electric road

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The Volvo Group, in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, will study the potential for building electrified roads on which city buses can be charged inductively at the same time as the bus is in operation (dynamic charging). The Volvo Group will develop a detailed proposal within the framework of innovation procurement from the Swedish Transport Administration. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure Smart charging

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Nevs signs framework agreement for 50% stake in transport vehicle manufacturing company in China; electric minivan to portfolio

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has signed a framework agreement on taking a 50% stake in Chinese transport vehicle manufacturing company New Long Ma ( NLM ). This deal broadens our product portfolio with an additional vehicle type which contribute to our vision of sustainable transport solutions. China Electric (Battery

2016 60

SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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Mainstream and Pioneer PEV respondents are generally open to the idea of enrolling in a “utility controlled charging” program, though some are concerned about privacy and the potential for battery degradation. Canada Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy Sales Surveys

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U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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With recent and projected cost declines in wind, solar, and lithium-ion batteries, electrification using batteries has become a viable option for applications compatible with the inherent range limitations and recharging time.

Tesla makes ~$2.8B all-stock offer to acquire SolarCity

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In a blog post, Tesla management said that: Tesla’s mission has always been tied to sustainability. We seek to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by offering increasingly affordable electric vehicles. Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs to help consume energy more efficiently, but they still need access to the most sustainable energy source that’s available: the sun.

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. Batteries

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LA Metro orders up to 300 New Flyer 60-foot CNG transit buses

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The buses support LA Metro’s commitment to sustainable transportation, which works toward a vision of all-electric public transportation by 2030. The CNG award immediately follows LA Metro’s award of up to 100 60-foot battery-electric buses to New Flyer.

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Volkswagen Group to support Hamburg, ITS Germany in hosting of 2021 World Congress for ITS; projects beginning now

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The Volkswagen Group will support Hamburg and ITS Germany in 2021 for hosting the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a main partner and chair of the Host Organizing Committee. The objective of the mobility partnership is to shape the urban mobility of the future together and to develop and position Hamburg internationally as a model city for forward-looking, sustainable and integrated urban mobility.

2017 60

LowCVP: 5 Ps for influencing uptake of low emission vehicles at local level

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Low emission vehicles have a critical role to play in addressing these two challenges and in contributing to sustainable transport systems. Currently, the market for a variety of LEVs, such as battery electric and plug-in hybrids, is in its early stages and requires national and local incentives to stimulate consumer demand and increase vehicle numbers. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy

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