Volvo Trucks and Bucher collaborate to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

Green Car Congress

Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.

Volvo Cars introduces new in-car Advanced Air Cleaner technology; measures PM2.5 inside cabin

Green Car Congress

The company’s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 Available on all 90 and 60 Series Volvo models based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) since this spring, the Advanced Air Cleaner cleans out fine particulate matters from the cabin.

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High cost of coal and natural gas could make EVs, US grid cleaner this summer

Green Car Reports

Anticipated price hikes for coal and natural gas could lead to increase use of renewable energy in electricity generation, making both the grid and EVs cleaner, according to new United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis.

As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. The calculations were based on the data developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

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Insight into benzene formation could help development of cleaner combustion engines

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That insight could also help the car industry make cleaner combustion engines. They believe that the finding could one day lead to cleaner combustion engines.

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

Green Car Congress

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The two jurisdictions will also share technical information and best practices in regulating cleaner fuels, as California does today though its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard.

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Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds

Green Car Reports

A new study confirms what electric car drivers already know: that EVs are cleaner than gasoline cars, even when emissions from electricity generation are factored in.

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In less than a decade, electric cars have already become this much cleaner

Green Car Reports

For those who care about the environment and keeping their driving footprint small, one of the most compelling selling points for electric cars is that your car gets cleaner over time—because the electricity you’re plugging into, from the power grid, is being weaned off coal and toward cleaner and more sustainable sources.

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Electric vans from Stellantis, GM, Ford: Cleaner, quieter last-mile delivery takes connectedness

Green Car Reports

Last-mile delivery vans are, increasingly, how we shop, how we get home services, and even how we get food delivered. And as the fleet of last-mile vans expands to meet this need, it’s largely going electric.

Don't worry about coal, electric cars are still cleaner

Green Car Reports

It shows that electric cars are cleaner—even when they do run on primarily. One of the easiest ways for electric-car drivers to get in an argument is discussing how much coal-fired electricity contributes to pollution. Now a new study by BNEF (a Bloomberg spinoff) can help give electric-car drivers some peace of mind in these arguments. emissions

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New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Green Car Congress

New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. Those cleaner fuels will displace millions more gallons of fossil fuels, helping pave the way for California to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2045. The standard provides consumers with a growing variety and volume of cleaner fuels.

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Green Motorsports: IndyCar Switches to Cleaner Cars & Fuel

Clean Fleet Report

Green Motorsports: EL1 Camaro—Electric Drifter The post Green Motorsports: IndyCar Switches to Cleaner Cars & Fuel first appeared on Clean Fleet Report. Racing Toward Sustainability.

MECA emissions inventory & air quality modeling shows potential benefits of national cleaner trucks initiative at CARB limits

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Designed to deliver pure-electric propulsion, the new van will contribute to cleaner, quieter towns and cities, and reduced running costs for business and operators. Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

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Latest Union Of Concerned Scientists Report: EVs Really Are Cleaner

InsideEVs

Despite headline after headline attempting to mislead us, EVs are just greener, plain and simple

Toyota's 'Clean Assist' Claims It Will Make Your Energy Cleaner

InsideEVs

Now, it says it aims to make charging cleaner Toyota has advertised some interesting concepts, like self-charging hybrids.

UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

Green Car Reports

Electric cars keep getting cleaner, despite efforts by the EPA and NHTSA to roll back pollution standards on cars and powerplants. That's the conclusion of the latest report from the Union of Concerned Scientists which annually measures the environmental impact of driving an electric car. The study rates the environmental impact relative to gas. emissions EPA

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EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements.

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DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Fewer soot particles in the exhaust stream of aircraft reduces the formation of ice crystals and therefore the climate impact of the resulting contrail cirrus. Halving the ice particles that form in the contrail decreases the climate-warming effect of the contrail cirrus by 20%; the effect is halved if there are 80% fewer ice crystals, according to a study conducted by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

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GlobalData: hydrogen to become game changer as large-scale source of cleaner power

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In the short- to medium-term, hydrogen technology could be used to replace compressed natural gas (CNG) in some areas with minor changes to the existing infrastructure, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘ Thematic Research: Hydrogen ’, highlights that countries worldwide are striving to accelerate the development and use of hydrogen technology to tackle environmental concerns and enhance energy security.

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Green payback: How long will new EVs take to be cleaner than gasoline models?

Green Car Reports

If you buy a new electric car today, it won't take long for it to have less environmental impact than a gasoline car, but it depends on where you plug in, according to new Reuters analysis.

Ford F-150 Lightning: 85-mpg gasoline vehicle footprint, will keep getting cleaner with the grid

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning may not be the most efficient EV, but it will have a much lower carbon footprint than the internal-combustion F-150. And a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) analysis helps underscore how significant than difference is.

Electric vehicles get cleaner every year. Here's how.

Green Energy Consumers

I often hear EV skeptics say some variation of, “Unless electric vehicles are charged with 100% renewables, they’re still contributing to pollution.”

Cleaner EVs, Aptera, cheap gas and ethanol: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are cleaner than gas cars almost everywhere. A study from the UK has found that electric cars are now cleaner than gasoline cars in 95% of. Ethanol faces more challenges at the pump. Battery-electric trains catch on in Europe.

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Can A "Battery Passport" Program Help Make EVs Cleaner?

InsideEVs

A consortium has received government funding in Germany to develop standards for gathering and disclosing data on batteries

ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NO x ) than required by the EU. In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km. Source: ADAC.

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Battery-powered electric trains will soon bring cleaner air—especially in Europe

Green Car Reports

Trains are about to go electric. Battery-electric, that is. While electrical propulsion has been the preferred way to move trains for most of a century, the idea of moving them longer distances via battery is one that’s just now being realized.

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Ford points to its stand with California: Cleaner air, more EVs

Green Car Reports

As it prepares to launch mass-market electric cars, Ford is touting its stance in favor of California's stricter emissions standards.

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USPTO Makes Tesla Windshield Laser Cleaner Patent Public

InsideEVs

This patent was granted in 2021, but it had not been publicly viewable in full until now

Environmental groups call out carmakers opposing cleaner California standards, EV mandate

Green Car Reports

Following a change of allegiance by General Motors, environmental groups are calling out the remaining automakers that still oppose California's ability to set its own, stricter, emissions standards.

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Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Iron nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Fe-MSN) catalyze the hydrotreatment of fatty acids with high selectivity for hydrodeoxygenation over decarbonylation and hydrocracking.

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Could urban charging deserts hinder ride-hailing EV adoption—and cleaner air?

Green Car Reports

As a lack of Level 2 AC charging infrastructure gets in the way of EV ownership in some urban areas, the lack of fast-charging could slow electric ride-hailing adoption, according to new analysis from the clean-energy advocacy group Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: Cleaner look and upgrades, with range and efficiency intact

Green Car Reports

Hyundai on Tuesday announced a 2022 model year refresh for the Kona Electric, which was its first fully battery electric SUV available in the U.S., starting in 2019. Most notably, the 2022 Kona Electric dashes the dimpled look and loses the legacy hints of an engine under the hood.

Cleaner Cars from Cradle to Grave

Supercharged EV

Found an article on Forbes from 2015 already stating at that time that as long as people are buying and driving cars, Teslas are excellent choices regarding carbon emissions.

Plug In America testifies at EPA cleaner cars hearing

Plug in America

On August 25, 2021, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin testified at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on vehicle emissions. Below is his testimony. Good morning. I’m Joel Levin, Executive Director of Plug In America, the national association of EV drivers. We represent the two million-plus EV drivers on American roads today. Plug In America commends the EPA for acting quickly on revising the federal clean car standards.

Bombardier introduces new, more efficient and cleaner Evinrude outboards

Green Car Congress

Bombardier Recreational Products & Vehicles (BRP) has introduced a new two-stroke direct-injection outboard engine that produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines: the G2 engines, the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines. Engine output ranges from 200 to 300 hp. They new G2 engines—3.4-liter (3441 cc) V6 (74?)

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Sun Joe 24V cordless electric power cleaner blows away grime at $60, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Today, we’re going to take a look at how you can pressure wash your home with a cordless electric power cleaner instead of larger gas/oil-powered machines. It’s Monday, and we’re back from the weekend with the latest batch of New Green Deals for you to browse.

How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

Green Car Reports

But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. Like many Chinese cities, Xi'an, the provincial capital of Shaanxi, in the northern part of the country, has air-monitoring equipment. DON'T MISS: Coal in China: huge problem for. emissions China air pollution

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York study finds post-lockdown UK traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner as congestion is down

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Air pollution is lower than expected in some of the UK’s towns and cities, despite a return to almost normal traffic levels, according to a new study by researchers at the University of York. The study’s findings show that while road traffic is getting back to pre-lockdown levels, some concentrations of air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) are still lower than expected.

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California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

Green Car Congress

This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades. With this additional funding, the program will continue to support small business truck owners to gain access to cleaner trucks.

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Honeywell UOP introduces range of new hydrotreating catalysts; production of cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel

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Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

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