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

Green Car Congress

The vans are driven exclusively by the electric traction motor; a combustion engine serves as a range extender. Enhancements include increased motor performance, optimized operating strategies, and revised displays to educate drivers in achieving maximum electric regeneration. 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.

2019 214

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.

2020 132

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GM plans cleaner tires and factories, as well as more EVs

Green Car Reports

Combating global warming and air pollution is about more than electric cars, as General Motors has made clear in its annual sustainability report issued at the end of June. General MotorsGM CEO Mary Barra has repeatedly proclaimed the company’s goal of “zero accidents, zero emissions, and zero congestion.” ” To that end, late last year, the.

2019 110

Terra Motors partners Pooja Finelease Ltd. for electric vehicle financing

Electric Vehicles India

Terra Motors partners Pooja Finelease Ltd. Terra Motors a leading electric vehicles manufacturer in India has partnered with Pooja Finelease Ltd. Terra Motors is heavily investing in partnering with the companies to create a sustainable model for Terra Motors Next’.

General Motors increases EV investment by 75% through 2025


General Motors has increased its electric vehicle investment by 75%, from $20 billion to $35 billion through 2025, the company announced on Wednesday. ” The post General Motors increases EV investment by 75% through 2025 appeared first on TESLARATI.

Hyundai Motor signs MOU to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell-propulsion systems for marine vessels

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, a South Korean manufacturer specializing in ship electric propulsion systems and a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and Korean Register (KR), South Korea’s only internationally recognized classification society, to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels. Hyundai Motor commercialized the Tucson ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2013.

Toyota Mirai Test Drive, Tesla Drag Race, Cleaner Electric Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

Which promise made by electric-car maker Tesla Motors took 18 months to come to fruition? And what''s the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle really like to drive? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, December 19, 2014. Friday, we had a brief exclusive on the

2014 117

Mitsubishi Motors signs electric vehicles agreement with Vietnamese government

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Vietnam under which they plan to explore how best to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country. Mitsubishi Motors will work with Vietnam Industry Agency (VIA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to conduct a joint study of efficient EV usage and the public policy programs and incentives that could support the accelerated adoption of sustainable automotive technology.

2018 150

BorgWarner supplying dual inverters and iDM220 integrated drive module to Chinese OEMs

Green Car Congress

The dual inverters will be featured on both hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of the Great Wall Motor (GWM) LEMON platform, and the other major Chinese OEM will utilize the technology on its own HEV and PHEV passenger car models.

European Investment Bank Approves 866M in Loans for Cleaner Cars; Majority to Nissan and Jaguar

Green Car Congress

billion) to European-based car makers to help design and build cleaner cars with lower CO 2 emissions. Further loans planned for submission to the Board in May and June would reach an even wider range of beneficiaries, including component suppliers, and bring total approved lending to the motor industry to more than €7 billion (US$9.24 Some 63% of the €866-million package for the motor industry will be provided under the EIB’s European Clean Transport Facility (ECTF).

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High oleic soy-based motor oils receive API certification

Green Car Congress

Biosynthetic Technologies , with support from the United Soybean Board (USB), recently received American Petroleum Institute (API) certification on two motor oil formulations (5W-20 and 5W-30) that contain a synthetic ester made from high oleic soybean oil. API test results verify these new biosynthetic-based motor oils meet or exceed the performance characteristics of most high quality petroleum-based oils currently on the market.

2014 190

GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

Green Cars News

General Motors (GM) might be best know for its production of four-wheeled mode of transport, but it seems the car giant is also switched-on to pedal-power too. The carmaker has become the first car company in the US to implement a bicycle sharing program; which it will use to allow employees at it[.].

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Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has selected Wärtsilä for a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the growing energy storage market. Wärtsilä through the capabilities and integration experience of Greensmith Energy, will develop a cleaner and more powerful approach to second-life battery applications for Hyundai Motor Group.

2018 183

GM and Vacuumschmelze (VAC) to build a new magnet factory in US to support EV growth

Green Car Congress

GM and Vacuumschmelze (VAC) of Germany announced plans for VAC to build a plant in the US that will manufacture permanent magnets for the electric motors used in the GMC HUMMER EV, Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Silverado EV and more than a dozen other models using GM’s Ultium Platform. VAC’s deep magnetic materials knowledge and extensive e-mobility technology expertise, in partnership with GM, will enable a cleaner global future for our communities.

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Volvo proves visionary in mission for a cleaner, safer motoring. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

November 12, 2013. The Green Piece Column. Volvo-the brand is almost a lesson in contradiction-it has some of the most ambitious plans for environmental performance-with an aim to be effectively zero emission, yet is also lagging behind many rivals in cutting CO2 emissions in recent years, accordi[.]. Volvo The Green Piece

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Diesels are cleaner and greener than ever before

Green Cars News

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), diesel cars are 21 per cent less polluting and 27 per cent more economical than they were in 2003, with inventions like common rails and stop/start systems contributing to the fall in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

2003 42

Black carbon linked to increased cardiovascular risk; exacerbated by co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions

Green Car Congress

China’s particulate matter (PM) air pollution significantly exceeds health guidelines and is driven by industrial emissions, motor vehicles, and household use of biomass and coal fuels. They found that found that BC exposure from biomass smoke is more strongly associated with blood pressure—which directly impacts cardiovascular risk—than total PM mass, and that co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions may strengthen BC’s impact.

2014 233

Biosynthetic motor oil receives highest industry performance certification; demonstrates improved fuel economy

Green Car Congress

Biosynthetic Technologies has received ILSAC GF-5 certification on both SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 grade passenger car motor oil (PCMO) formulations using its Biosynthetic Base Oil. The fuel economy attributes of Biosynthetic Base Oil is further demonstrated by the results of a recent Mercedes Benz M111 Fuel Economy Test in which a Biosynthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil formulation achieved a 3.05% fuel economy gain compared to the industry reference oil.

2014 203

GM opposition to cleaner California standards is costing it, poll suggests

Green Car Reports

In the battle between California and the Trump Administration over the state's right to set its own stricter emissions standards, General Motors sided with the President.

2020 154

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, GM EV investments, electric Ford F-150, coal power: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A new study shows that electric cars are cleaner than gas, even when using electricity from coal. General Motors self-driving carsCalifornia documents show that higher-trim versions of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus won't achieve the estimated 226-mile range. GM will double its investment in engineering new electric and self-driving cars. And results from last week's Twitter poll are.

2019 87

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

Green Car Reports

As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Electric motor conflict minerals

2017 79

Small-displacement two-stroke H2 engine could address performance and emissions cost-effectively for recreational market; potential for Asian motor vehicle fleet

Green Car Congress

It, or a scaled-up version, could also provide a solution for the Asian motor vehicle fleet, in which two-stroke engine vehicles constitute a major share—and contribute significantly to air pollution. In South Asia, these vehicles account for about 60% of the motor vehicle fleet and contribute significantly to air pollution, resulting in adverse health effects, particularly for urban dwellers.

2012 269

Henkel investing in new technologies and products for e-drive systems

Green Car Congress

Next to liquid sealants, thermal interface materials, adhesives and impregnation resins for new-generation battery packs, Henkel is leveraging existing and new products and technologies for the emerging trend towards e-drive modules combining electric motor, power electronics and gearbox in one integrated e-axle unit. Potting: Another polyacrylate technology—Loctite AA 5831—is used for protection and fixation of parts in the e-motor or in the conversion electronic control unit.

2018 150

Dana introducing Spicer Electrified family of e-axles for hybrid, electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

Dana Incorporated introduced the Spicer Electrified family of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies that advance electric propulsion systems for light-duty, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. Currently in production, the Spicer EV Drive for electric vans manages speed and torque from the e-motor to the wheels. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Vehicle Dynamics Vehicle Systems

2016 197

Punch Powertrain and XPT to form joint venture for production of EV powertrains in China

Green Car Congress

Punch Powertrain’s EP2 packages a high-output switched reluctance motor, single-speed gearbox, power electronics and controls. The company has been taking steps towards cleaner and electrified drive systems for years; with the mass production of its first electric powertrain, the company sees its strategy materializing. China Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions

2018 150

Parallel Systems raises $50M Series A to build autonomous battery-electric rail cars that move freight

Green Car Congress

Parallel’s competitive edge is our autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles, which are designed to move freight cleaner, faster, safer and more cost effectively than traditional trains or trucks. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM).

Hyundai and Shell sign new agreement to expand collaborations on clean energy solutions

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company signed a new five-year Global Business Cooperation Agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, but this time with a clean mobility twist. Shell will also expand its role in providing Hyundai with cleaner mobility solutions. Accelerating the mobility sector to net zero will require collaborative pioneers willing to act now and establish the alignments needed to deliver a cleaner energy future.

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GAC and Huawei partner to develop Level 4 electric SUV out in 2023

Green Car Congress

GAC Group is positioned to fully embrace this trend towards creating cleaner, greener, better cars, with GAC Motor aiming to produce an entirely electrified lineup of vehicles by 2025. GAC Group and Huawei: the two firms are partnering to develop a medium- to large-size electric SUV Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities. Mass production is targeted for the end of 2023. The SUV will be the first joint product of the two enterprises.

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Yanmar developing hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications

Green Car Congress

To date, Yanmar has successfully addressed the various regional demands for emission control regulations by developing dual-fuel engines and ever-cleaner diesel engine technologies. Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co.,

2020 308

City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

Green Car Congress

The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90% cleaner than diesel. Big Blue Bus has been fueling its LNG and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of motor coaches with fuel supplied by Clean Energy since 2012.

2015 207

Lucid Air timeline, Nissan electric future, Bolt EV deals: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why did our power grid get cleaner than expected in 2019? debut of the Nissan Ariya concept, in Las Vegas at CES, Green Car Reports sampled the e-4orce twin-motor and. How is it that Teslas will talk?

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Ricardo wins UK funding to develop future electric trucks

Green Car Congress

of these are using cleaner propulsion. This latest funding award therefore is a further enhancement to Ricardo’s capability in advanced batteries, power electronics and motors for electric vehicles.

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Port of Los Angeles rolls out $82.5M hydrogen fuel cell electric freight demonstration; Toyota fuel cell technology

Green Car Congress

The Port’s technology development partners are Toyota Motor North America, which designed and built the powertrain’s fuel cell electric power supply system; Kenworth Truck Co., —Bob Carter, Executive Vice President, Sales, Toyota Motor North America.

Visiting Ford EV Center, Biden says, “The future of the auto industry is electric”

Plug in America

This week, President Joe Biden visited the Ford Motor Company Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, getting a preview of the all-electric version of their F-150 pickup truck, the highest-selling vehicle in the country. Between the launch of these new EV models and the strong EV policy coming from the Biden administration , things are looking up for the electrification of our transportation and creating cleaner air for all to breathe.

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India’s Shoonya campaign aims to boost electric last-mile deliveries

Green Car Congress

Even when electricity sector emissions are included, pollution from EVs are still less than gas-powered vehicles, and will only get cleaner as the grid decarbonizes. Close to 30 companies including Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors, Zomato, Sun Mobility, Lightening Logistics, Big Basket, Bluedart, Swiggy, and Hero Electric, attended the kick-off meeting to show their support for the campaign.

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Dyson Invests In Solid-State Battery Startup Sakti3 To Bring Cells To Market

Green Car Reports

A new investor, British vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson, invested a total of $15 million and signed a joint-development deal with the company. Existing funders General Motors and venture-capital firm Khosla. Advanced battery technology startup Sakti3 has received a further round of investment capital to help bring its solid-state cells to market. Green Batteries battery pack lithium-ion plug-in cars research sakti3

2015 122

HORIBA Automotive introduces its electrification offering

Green Car Congress

We understand the regulatory and consumer requirements for cleaner and reliable transportation and are partnering with our customers to meet R&D challenges of future mobility.

Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

Green Car Congress

Eight Japanese automakers and one automobile research institute—Suzuki Motor; Daihatsu Motor; Toyota Motor; Nissan Motor; Fuji Heavy Industries; Honda R&D; Mazda Moto; Mitsubishi Motors; and Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)—have jointly established the Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines ( AICE ).

First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

Green Car Congress

The absence of motor noise and exhaust emissions contributes to better working conditions for the drivers and a quieter, cleaner urban environment. Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.

2019 253

Efficient Drivetrains introduces CNG PHEV for agriculture work truck applications

Green Car Congress

EDI ) has integrated integration its EDI PowerDrive 4000 into a Class-4 General Motors Low Cab Forward platform, creating an electrified work truck for agriculture applications. The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (

2018 163

Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to debut three new electrified models—two BEVs and a PHEV—in the US market this year. At every price point and with multiple powertrains, we can put more people in cleaner automobiles across North America to have the greatest near-term impact on total carbon emissions. —Gill Pratt, chief scientist of Toyota Motor Corporation and CEO of Toyota Research Institute.

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News: 2022 Range Rover Lineup Previewed

Clean Fleet Report

All of this is no easy step, and Clean Fleet Report applauds JLR for making this commitment to a cleaner environment and a cleaner world. All-New Luxury SUV Gets Electrified.

Why City Leaders Should Future Proof Their City with EV Charging

EV Connect

Although, green house gas emissions have decreased by 15% in 2020, now is the time for cities to embrace a cleaner tomorrow and future-proof their city with electric vehicle (EV) charging. Transportation is one of the main causes behind CO2 emissions, accounting for about 29% of total U.S