“Big data” analysis of Beijing taxi fleet suggests maximum electrification subsidy benefit from targeting medium-range plug-in hybrids

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A pair of researchers at the University of Michigan have used “big data” mining techniques to evaluate the impact of adopting plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the Beijing taxi fleet on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions based on the characterized individual travel patterns. This research represents the first of a series of studies exploring the role of big data in environmental systems analysis for the emerging PHEV/BEV systems.

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Yellow Cab Chicago Awards Clean Energy 10-Year Contract to Build and Operate Two CNG Fueling Stations

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Taxi Affiliation Services (TAS), which operates Yellow Cab Chicago, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a new 10-year contract to build and operate two new CNG fueling stations and sell fuel to the company’s growing CNG taxi fleet. Yellow Cab Chicago and its affiliates plan an initial deployment of 100 new CNG taxis. In addition to serving Yellow Cab taxis, the stations will be open 24/7 for public access. Clean Energy also owns BAF Technologies, Inc.

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Aside from the challenges of storage and handling, the primary obstacle is due to its poor volumetric density.

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MEG expanding heavy-duty electric truck efforts; succsessful testing of mine vehicle

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Ideanomics’ Mobile Energy Group (MEG) is expanding its activities with heavy-duty electric trucks as part of an ongoing effort to identify commercial vehicle activities where significant pollution reduction can be achieved by eliminating fossil fuels. MEG, in conjunction with leading battery technology partners, and other associated MEG partners, has recently invested significant time in the heavy truck category, resulting in successful testing of the EV concept in a number of mines.

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New Study: Only 26% of U.S. households are familiar with EVs.


A new study shows that only 26% of U.S. According to the study, “Only 26% of US broadband households report high familiarity with electric vehicles but that’s about to change. During the virtual session, Chris White explained some of the findings of the study.

BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030. Three factors—technology, regulatory mandates, and consumer cost of ownership—will shape the changeover, which BCG expects to play out over three phases and about a dozen years: Phase 1.

2017 183

India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives

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The Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore cities are among the top markets for ride-hailing four-wheelers in India and have the highest shares of electric vehicles when compared to the other cities in India. Cost analysis . Step two-Comparison of costs per km 2020 versus 2019.

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California ARB receives VW’s 1st $200M, 30-month ZEV investment plan

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This Plan is The Plan, required by California’s partial settlement with VW over the use of illegal defeat devices, describes how VW is proposing to spend the first $200 million in California on ZEV fueling infrastructure (including the development and maintenance of ZEV charging stations), public awareness, increasing ZEV access, and a green city demonstration. The Consent Decree partially resolves Clean Air Act and California State claims against VW for equipping its 2.0L

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Ford Australia Invests A$230M in Fuel-Efficient Engines; First Global RWD Application of New 2.0L EcoBoost, LPG and Diesel

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The Ford Falcon (XT model shown) will be the first global RWD application of the new 2.0L Ford Australia is investing A$230 million (US$188 million) to improve the fuel efficiency and environmental impact of its Australian-made models, including the first global rear-wheel drive application of Ford’s turbocharged, gasoline direct-injection 2.0L Clean diesel variants will reduce CO 2 by up to 25% from six-cylinder gasoline engines.

2009 150

Drive Electric Submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document

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Drive Electric is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation supporting the uptake and mainstreaming of e-mobility in New Zealand, a key part of decarbonising transport. . It is time to try new ways of partnership and collaboration; built on one another’s unique contributions. .

DOE to award $68.5M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $68.5 million for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. ( The price of cobalt, a key element within an lithium-ion batteries (LiB) for stability, has nearly tripled over the past few years due to increased demand from the cell phone industry, a current materials shortage, and speculation for a future global shortage. Predictive modeling of corrosion in dissimilar material joints.

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German OEMs to upgrade emissions control on 5.3M Euro 5 and 6 diesels, contribute to €500M Sustainable Mobility fund

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million currently approved Euro 5 and 6 diesels in the country, according to the outcome of the “National Diesel Forum” held in Berlin today between the automotive industry and the German Federal and state governments. The aim is a 30% reduction in NO x emissions from these vehicles by the end of 2018. The automakers will bear the entire cost of the retrofitting, estimated by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) to be at least €500 million.

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World Bank/PRTM study finds global value chain shift resulting from vehicle electrification could favor China from technology and supply chain perspectives

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Industry forecasts suggest that the global electric vehicle sales will contribute between 2% to 25% of annual new vehicle sales by 2025, with the consensus being closer to 10%. As a result of this the a transition, there will be a significant shift in the overall value chain in the automotive industry. This raw material dominance, along with China’s relative labor cost advantage, has resulted in an emerging extended supply chain in motor technology and production.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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In two packages of awards, the California Energy Commission approved more than $44 million to expand the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and increase the number of alter alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the state. For the current fiscal year, the program is slated to invest approximately $90 million to encourage the development and use of new technologies, and alternative and renewable fuels, to help the state meet its climate-change goals.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Table of Contents.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. percent of the city’s 11.8

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. But Buffett, who is 78, was intrigued by Mungers description of the entrepreneur behind BYD, a man named Wang Chuan-Fu, whom he had met through a mutual friend. "They are the top of the top," he says.

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Archer To Unveil Its “Midnight” E-VTOL Aircraft Next Month, 250 Air Taxis by 2025


I write quite a bit about unmanned electric aircraft, and the benefits (both for people and the environment) that they come with as they replace the mission of many manned aircraft. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Archer

Singapore’s Tribecar Partners With Charge+ For EV Fast Charging


There are a great many advantages to using an EV for rideshare or taxi services. The lower maintenance, lower cost of fueling, and no idling ICE engine all make for a huge difference to the owner, and that’s before considering the environmental benefits.

Ampersand Secures $9 Million Debt Facility From US International DFC To Scale Operations


A number of startups focused on electrifying the motorcycle and motorcycle taxi (boda-boda) market have now entered the boda-boda space in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Hyundai & Grab Want To Accelerate EV Adoption In Southeast Asia


Hyundai and Grab, which provides taxis and rental cars in markets in Southeast Asia, are in the mood to electrify. Although operational costs of […]. Down in Southeast Asia, the duo are partnering to offer more electric cars as rentals. But that’s not all!