DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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Japan-based global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO.

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NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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This equipment will also be available to companies who would benefit from the opportunity to test their materials and processes without the time and expense of building their own pilot plant facility.

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Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. The outcome—if successful—will be step one in a multi-design build project that would ideally see a test vehicle built using the batteries. Saint Jean Carbon Inc.,

Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The decision triggers investments of around NOK 2 billion (US$238 million), realizing a 60-70% cost reduction per MW from the Hywind demo project in Norway.

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DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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The latest $2.7-million investment, awarded in July 2016, is for taking the technology from a concept design into the building and testing phase, including production of two fully working units. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m

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Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

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It will build its own electric vans, in fact. Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. In 2012, Deutsche Post debuted prototype electric vans built by startup StreetScooter, and in 2014 it acquired the company outright. DON'T MISS: Automakers to fund 40 percent. Europe Germany plug-in cars fleet

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Politecnico di Torin builds prototype system for dynamic on-road EV charging

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Politecnico di Torino has built a prototype system for dynamic on-road electric vehicle charging. The POLITO Charge While Driving system is going to be tested on the test circuit in Susa close to the city of Turin. This test site has been developed in the framework of a research initiative promoted by the Politecnico together with 24 international partners of the European project FABRIC (Feasibility analysis and development of on-road Charging solutions for future electric vehicles).

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Toyota challenges high-school students to build fuel-cell cars

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For its latest campaign to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota is turning to a group that is only just learning how to drive. The Japanese carmaker is working with California high schools to teach students about the technology and encourage them to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career fields. As part of the. hydrogen Students hydrogen fuel cell

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Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products. Nissan’s commercial offering, xStorage Buildings, is a solution for organizations to manage their energy usage more efficiently and power their business in a more sustainable, smarter way. The xStorage Buildings system comprises Eaton bidirectional inverters and the equivalent of 280 Nissan LEAF second-life battery packs.

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Aiming to start commercial production in 2nd half of 2018, the company will build production lines with annual capacity of batteries for 50,000 pure electric vehicles, investing around 400 billion won (~US$358 million).

Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

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The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will be built at a new facility in California. Karma, which was created when Chinese auto-parts giant Wanxiang purchased the remains of bankrupt Fisker Automotive, plans to handle production itself. DON'T. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Karma Revero

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

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As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two years ago, CEO Elon Musk had said that the electric-car maker expected to be operating at a "run rate" of 100,000 cars a year by the end of 2015. Due to the challenges of. Production assembly Tesla Motors

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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Achates is building the analytical models to figure out how to design the ports for any given applications.

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Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

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Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company Street Scooter, which has since built thousands of small car-sized electric delivery vans. Now Deutsche Post has announced it is partnering with Ford to put a larger. Europe Germany plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet

Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

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Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Interest in what is known as "Project Titan" largely rests on Apple's reputation for innovation, despite far too little information for analysts to make even educated guesses about specific features or design elements. Nonetheless. Elon Musk Future Cars Apple Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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Building the factory of the future will have wide-ranging impact.

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Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

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China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends to dominate global production of lithium-ion battery cells and electric vehicles, for a host of reasons from industrial power through air pollution to energy security. A new. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama: report

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is expected to announce that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its Alabama assembly plant. The plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion of electric-car manufacturing in the U.S. So far. Manufacturing Future Cars Daimler battery pack Alabama plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

Ballard builds out China operations center for expanding fuel cell business

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Ballard Power Systems has opened its first corporate office headquartered in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, China. This office will serve as the company’s initial operations center in China, supporting management, sales and business development, technical, after-sales and administrative support personnel. Thecompany also recently completed the registration of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) with the name of 广州市巴拉德动力系统有限公司 (Guangzhou Ballard Power Systems Co., Ltd.).

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Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

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This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor.

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Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

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DON'T MISS: Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says The company already has. To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its upcoming $35,000, 215-mile Model 3 sedan, though, Tesla can't afford to be late. Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Samsung calls for united front in building 5G ecosystem

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We believe it is time to come together and shape the new era of 5G and, to that goal, it is critical to build a sustainable ecosystem by inviting all industry stakeholders to share their perspectives on how 5G will develop over the next few years. Samsung Electronics hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit , held at Samsung Research America in San Jose, California.

Toyota: 'No One Wants Us To Build Electric Cars'

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Well, here''s one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a Friday morning chuckle. Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world''s three largest carmakers, but also the global leader in hybrids. DON''T MISS: Toyota Fuel-Cell Ad Asks: Are You ''The Bold Few'' Or A ''Handbrake''? And it''s a staunch proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. It's actually rated by the EPA at 238 miles combined, but it joins a segment of the electric-car market with 200 miles or more of range that has only been occupied to date by cars with a. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

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The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for. Future Cars Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance VW MPV plug-in cars Monterey Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

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The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it''s a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it''s a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment to China and is backing that up with a

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

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Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors. And sales of. China plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) RAV4 EV compliance car

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CA To Require New Buildings To Be Wired For Electric-Car Charging Stations

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Now, California has ensured that new buildings at least will have With extensive electrical infrastructure already in place in built-up areas, plug-in electric cars are never too far from a potential recharging source. But retrofitting existing structures with the necessary wiring to install 240-Volt Level 2 charging stations can be complicated.

Toyota to build production version of C-HR hybrid concept in Turkey

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) confirmed European production for a production version of the C-HR concept crossover ( earlier post ). The new hybrid will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey, in what marks the first time a hybrid-powered vehicle will be produced in the country.

Honda, GM To Build Factory For Fuel-Cell Production By 2025

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The cost of developing advanced zero-emission powertrains for future vehicles is substantial, even for the world's largest carmakers. Especially in hydrogen fuel-cell research, the biggest auto companies are doubling and tripling up to share the costs. Honda and GM said in July 2013 that they would share their fuel-cell development efforts, and. General Motors GM hydrogen Project Driveway hydrogen fuel cell

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GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

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Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as previously expected. This morning, the company''s North America President, Alan Batey, officially confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that the vehicle will be built at GM''s Orion

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

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But what does it actually take to build a Supercharger As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company''s Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come.

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How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

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How many cars can it build this year? It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? And when? How many can it deliver to paying customers? At a promised starting price of $35,000, the Model 3 is not only Tesla's latest moonshot but the car that. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

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The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car batteries is closely held, with a few notable exceptions. One of those was the statement by GM product chief Mark Reuss that the company pays $145 per kilowatt-hour for the. Chevy battery pack costs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

NextEV to build $463M plant in Nanjing; motors and modules

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NextEV and the Nanjing Municipal Government signed a strategic partnership agreement to build a 3 billion RMB (US$463 million) plant facility for the development and production of high-performance motors and electronic modules in the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone. To this end, NextEV is willing to share our technologies, and build key components for other domestic electric vehicle manufacturers.

Tesla Will Build Electric Cars In China; Model S On Sale There This Week

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We''ve expected it for some time, but now it''s been confirmed: Tesla will build electric cars in China in the next three to four years. While Chinese production won''t replace the company''s facilities in the U.S, it will give Tesla a foothold in an ever-growing market--and help it avoid China''s hefty 25 percent import tariff. According to Bloomberg

Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

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It's the Urba Centurion, a diesel-powered kit car that it's still possible for you to build today. It's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much popularity. No, it's not the DeLorean DMC-12. DON'T MISS: Opel P1 376-MPG. movie cars kit Car Performance Vintage

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Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

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When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious stretch goal. When he said on last week's quarterly earnings call that the company was pulling that goal two years ahead to 2018, you can almost hear the gasps. That means that. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

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