22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

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tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint committee from both houses of Congress. Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. No public hearings on those bills have been held in either chamber, and the legislation is closely guarded. It would be fair to call the.

Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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At SAE 2015 World Congress last week, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai ( earlier post ). The new fuel cell stack in Mirai increases the current density by a factor of 2.4

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year.

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV says it believes that 48V technology will be the next evolution in in-vehicle power.

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SAE World Congress technical track on advances in fuel cell vehicle applications

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The 2016 SAE World Congress is again featuring a technical track (PFL 720) on advances in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology, followed by a technical expert panel discussion (PFL 799) on the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure. During the PFL 720 sessions at last year’s Congress, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai.

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FEV showcasing plug-in hybrid transmission at SAE World Congress

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is showcasing its most recent transmission design at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich. FEV North America, Inc. The plug?in in hybrid transmission’s capabilities include a 2?speed

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress

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Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The ''LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'' is designed to equalize the discrepancy between taxation of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, both are taxed at the same federal rate of 24.3 cents per

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

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Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all 50 states. While it got the necessary 100,000 signatures, it has taken the White House a year to respond--and its answer is a polite apology for not being able to intervene

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FEV and Neander Motors AG showcasing double-crankshaft turbo-diesel outboard marine engine at SAE World Congress

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a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle system technologies, will showcase a turbo-diesel outboard marine engine developed in cooperation with Neander Motors AG at the upcoming SAE World Congress 8-10 April at COBO Center in Detroit. FEV North America, Inc.

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

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Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Now, there appears to be a chance that rules requiring minimum volumes of ethanol to be blended into vehicle fuel could be reformed or scrapped altogether in 2014. Political controversy, changes in U.S. energy

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Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: report

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Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV We'll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was made, it appears that the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle will not be killed after all. Whether it would survive amidst the sweeping changes.

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

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The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. There has been considerable debate over what those funds should be used for, and how they should be administered. The vast majority of the. Politics VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Volkswagen diesel scandal

Toyota and Clemson showcase Gen-Z focused EV concept at SAE World Congress

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At the 2016 SAE World Congress, Toyota and Clemson University unveiled an innovative, flexible concept called uBox that is intended to appeal to the next generation of car buyers: Gen-Z.

If you plan to buy an electric car, you should do it this month

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Politics rebates congress incentives tax credit plug-in carsCommon wisdom has it that the last few days of any calendar year are the best time to buy a car. Not only are franchised dealers and their salespeople seeking to close out the month with a bang, but it's the end of a year and their allocation of cars next year can depend on how many they sell this year. In other words: bargains may be there for.

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get Reasons To Rejoice

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congress natural gas plug-in cars transportation policyElectric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed by President Barack Obama on December 4. It authorizes funds for highway construction and maintenance and public.

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Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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Congress passed an interim funding bill last week, to keep transportation funding. Green NGV congress incentives natural gas natural gas vehicle transportation policyAs another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process.

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaThe best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. Politics Washington, D.C.

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House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

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Politics government congress Autonomous cars regulation state laws self-driving carsThe United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House panel passed a proposal that would allow automakers and other companies to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles. Significantly, the bill does not require the.

Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

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Environmental government EPA congress climate change fossil fuels scienceSince the election of Donald Trump, considerable attention has focused on how a candidate who campaigned on promoting fossil fuels would treat the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies charged with regulating those industries. But potential changes to the EPA do not come solely from the Executive Branch. Over the past few.

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EPA Power Plant Carbon Regulations Late, Hostile Congress Likely To Fight Them

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Congress over the next two The EPA regulations limiting the amount of carbon that can be emitted by existing powerplants may be the most crucial step forward in environmental policy made by the eight-year Obama Administration. But those regulations will apparently be late in arriving for public comment--and they face a notably more hostile U.S.

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RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)

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Diesels Politics congressIt’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier. An entire section of the automotive industry—racing—has been exempt from the requirements for emission-control devices found on our everyday cars and trucks. Race enthusiasts got worried early in 2016 when the EPA issued new.


Budget Bill Cuts EPA Funding, But Keeps Clean Power Plan Intact

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The negotiations lasted until just days before members of Congress were set to leave Washington for the holiday season, creating concern over the potential for another government shutdown in the weeks. Environmental emissions Politics EPA energy policy congressLate last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September.

European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

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The European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC-2011) will be held in Brussels, 26–28 October 2011, and is organized by Frédéric Vergels, who has served as the Secretary General of AVERE , the European Association of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell, Electric Vehicles, since 1998.

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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

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For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's driving up the cost of gas. To anyone who's taken Econ 101, that probably seems counter-intuitive -- mostly because it is. To locate the source of this conundrum, we have to visit

EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted its final Report to Congress on Black Carbon , in response to an October 2009 request from Congress to advance efforts to understand the role of black carbon (BC) in climate change. —Report to Congress on Black Carbon.

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Congress Sets Date For Fisker Loan Hearings: April 24

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Green energy and electric vehicles are an easy target for politicians at the best of times, but even more so when they fail, taking down millions in unpaid government loans with them. Fisker Automotive isn''t dead yet but it does owe the U.S. Department of Energy a large proportion of the $193 million it spent getting the Karma electric vehicle to

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Senator: NHTSA Should Rescind Fuel-Economy Credits For Illegal VW Diesels

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VW congress National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe revelation that Volkswagen installed illegal "defeat device" software on 482,000 diesel cars sold in the U.S. has some looking back on any benefits VW may have gained from selling those cars. Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that certain VW TDI models used software that allowed them to cheat emissions tests, the.

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Europe organises Electric Vehicle Congress

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Known as the European Electric Vehicle Congress, the event will take place from October 26-28, 2011, in Brussels. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Electric Vehicle Congress electric vehicles Europe Electric Vehicle CongressIn an effort to create discussions between research institutes; industry; and public authorities; a new conference has been established for electrified vehicles.

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil, and at the same time invests in clean energy.

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In an ideal world, this is how electric-car tax credits should work

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New York Politics sales rebates Plug-In Hybrids California congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The tax reform bill likely to be voted on by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives retained a number of provisions originally slated to be cut from the tax code. Among them was the federal income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. Three carmakers—General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla—have now used more than half.

Honda to showcase new connected car and automated driving technologies at 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit; driver-to-driver “virtual tow”

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Honda will showcase several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, 7-11 September.

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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

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Fuel Gasoline Politics EPA ethanol congress E10 e15The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] introduced two bills in February that together would eliminate the Renewable Fuels Act passed in 2007 and ban E15 from the nation's gasoline pumps.

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Honda demonstrating car and motorcycle V2X communication at ITS World Congress 2012

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will participate in the 19 th World ITS Congress from 22–26 October 2012 with a demonstration of automobile and motorcycle V2X communication—how its vehicles can communicate both with each other and with road-side infrastructure to benefit road safety, the environment, driver comfort and convenience. Outside the congress, participants will be able to sign up to a driving tour to experience the benefits of ITS applications in traffic around Vienna. Honda Motor Co.,

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

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Green biodiesel congress energy policy ethanol renewable diesel fuelEnthusiasm for alternative fuels has dropped considerably over the past few years. Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well these days--either in mild blends for the majority of cars and trucks, or as E85 for "flex-fuel" vehicles. But now there's a little more optimism surrounding biodiesel. DON'T.

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What Future For Coal In The U.S.: Slow Decline Or Faster Retreat?

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Green EPA climate change congress electric utilities emissions energy infrastructure energy policy plug-in cars Coal is the largest source of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions produced by generating electricity, but that doesn''t mean it will go away any time soon. While coal''s deleterious environmental effects are well known, certain economic factors could ensure its continued role as fuel for electricity generation for years to come. DON''T MISS.

Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

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Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. ethanol energy policy congress e85 flex fuelEfforts by the U.S. fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. But ardent support from the renewable-fuels industry and the.

Ethanol Goals Passed By Congress Cannot Be Met: New Study

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to grow its own vehicle fuel, the alcohol was so popular several years ago that Congress passed a Federal Renewable Fuels Standard as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Ethanol has been problematic for several years now. Promoted as a way for the U.S. Now Hart Energy has issued a study saying there is no viable way U.S.

GM demonstrating embedded and smartphone implementations of V2X communications at ITS World Congress

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General Motors is demonstrating a set of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V, or vehicle-to-car V2C) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications (collectively, V2X) systems this week at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Orlando. V2X application in a smartphone.

Lean burn engine to debut at SAE 2011 World Congress

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A lean burn engine concept from FEV Inc that has been modified to run on compressed natural gas will make its world debut at the SAE 2011 World Congress. Green cars Latest news compressed natural gas engine FEV lean burn engine SAE World CongressThe engine has been designed to be used in light duty vehicles and achieves diesel like fuel efficiency using compressed natural gas. Modifications were made to [.].