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.

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.

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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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

Volkswagen Group and Hamburg partner to bid to host 2021 ITS World Congress

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The Volkswagen Group and its partner city, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, have submitted a bid to host the 2021 ITS World Congress.

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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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Panasonic highlighted automated and connected vehicle technologies at ITS World Congress; anti-hacker security

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Panasonic exhibited its portfolio of automated and connected vehicle technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) big data solutions at ITS World Congress 2015, Bordeaux.

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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.

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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Volkswagen Group to support Hamburg, ITS Germany in hosting of 2021 World Congress for ITS; projects beginning now

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The Volkswagen Group will support Hamburg and ITS Germany in 2021 for hosting the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a main partner and chair of the Host Organizing Committee. ERTICO (ITS Europe), organizer of the World Congress, announced the decision to stage the event in Germany with Hamburg as the hosting city at the ITS World Congress in Montréal.

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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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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.

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Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

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Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did not renew a tax break for U.S. When the U.S. production of corn-based ethanol that had become increasingly unpopular across a wide area of the political spectrum. The tax credit amounted

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Expires As Congress Adjourns

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Yet just as Toyota prepares to launch its 2016 Mirai fuel-cell car, a tax credit for hydrogen vehicles has expired due to inaction by Congress. Tax incentives have proven to be an important way to encourage adoption of new green vehicles, offsetting some of the typically-higher purchase costs compared to conventional costs. SEE ALSO: Hydrogen

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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Large private transit company lobbies Congress to gut public transit funding

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Private transit company Veolia Transport has been accused of lobbying Congress over HR7, legislation currently making its way through Congress which would (among other things) weaken public transit agencies, according to a StreetsBlog post on

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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Bill to give more CAFE credits to light-truck makers introduced in Congress

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Under the new administration of President Donald Trump, the EPA has reopened comments on its decision to finalize emission rules for 2022 through 2025 vehicles. Meanwhile, the NHTSA—which sets fuel-economy rules that have to correspond to EPA limits on carbon-dioxide emissions—hasn't yet issued its corporate average fuel-economy rules. Politics CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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SAE World Congress offering technical insights into automakers’ series production fuel cell technology

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Among the offerings at SAE World Congress in Detroit this week are several technical papers covering the advances in hydrogen fuel cell technologies from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. Papers will describe modeling studies and the evaluation of components mainly in PEM fuel cell systems, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling.

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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.

Ricardo TorqStor flywheel energy storage technology receives SAE 2014 World Congress Tech Award

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Ricardo’s TorqStor high speed flywheel energy storage technology ( earlier post ) has been selected to receive the SAE Tech Award, as one of the top five technologies to be on display at the SAE World Congress 8-10 at the COBO Center, Detroit.

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Introducing Green Car Congress Discussions: a forum area for the user community

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Green Car Congress is launching a new forum section for the community of GCC readers to post and to discuss developments in energy, transportation, and sustainable mobility not covered on the main GCC site: research and ideas, questions, analysis, reactions to current events, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Thank you for reading and participating, Mike Millikin, Editor, Green Car Congress.

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BMW showcasing urban mobility connectivity applications at ITS World Congress

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The BMW Group is showcasing developments from BMW ConnectedDrive at the ITS World Congress this week in Vienna under the slogan “BMW Urban Mobility”. BMW ConnectedDrive is the BMW Group’s definition of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS); the BMW stand at the Congress presents App- and vehicle-based routing functions, safety systems and solutions for mobility on two wheels.

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

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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.

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FEV showcasing liquid-cooled, high performance battery for PHEV applications at SAE World Congress

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The battery will be at the 2015 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV North America will be displaying a liquid-cooled, high performance battery pack for plug-in hybrid applications. Designed for use in PHEV applications, the FEV battery pack features an innovative cooling concept and a modular design that provides high power output, robustness and safety.

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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

BMW presents “Vehicular Small Cell” at Mobile World Congress; first mobile femtocell for optimized in-car connectivity

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the BMW Group, peiker acustic GmbH & Co. KG and Nash Technologies GmbH are presenting the “Vehicular Small Cell” research project, which aims to improve mobile reception in vehicles.

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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.

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.

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Protean Electric introduces production in-wheel motor at SAE World Congress; 25% increase in peak torque

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Protean Electric introduced its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. Protean Electric is presenting a paper at the World Congress: “Using Vehicle Simulation to Investigate Controllability”. Earlier post.). The motors reside in the space behind the wheel.

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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.

Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

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The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Toyota made the car, the Prius, that made plug-in conversions possible, and now they are trying to rein in the desires unleashed. Neither CARB incentives nor the efforts of Plug-in Partners have moved the auto makers to produce plug-in hybrids, so conversion efforts are moving along.

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Large private transit company lobbies Congress to gut public transit funding

National Green Transportation

Private transit company Veolia Transport has been accused of lobbying Congress over HR7, legislation currently making its way through Congress which would (among other things) weaken public transit agencies, according to a StreetsBlog post on

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.

Oerlikon Graziano to showcase new multispeed EV transmission and innovative supercar transmissions at VDI Congress

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Oerlikon Graziano SpA will exhibit a family of electric and hybrid vehicle transmissions ( earlier post ), plus examples of its latest high-performance supercar transmissions, at the VDI Congress in Germany on 19 - 20 June.

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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Scrappage Scheme Moving Forward in US Congress

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Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey, Chairman Emeritus John D. Dingell, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Congressman Jay Inslee, and Congressman Bart Stupak reached an agreement on a “Cash for Clunkers” scrappage program. The agreement is based on H.R. 1550, introduced by Congresswoman Sutton, and H.R. 520, introduced by Congressman Inslee.

Airbiquity showcasing connected vehicle solutions at Mobile World Congress; new developer program

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Airbiquity is participating in the GSMA Connected House at Mobile World Congress 2012 as a partner of Vodafone. The company is also announcing the full launch of its Application Developer Program at the Mobile World Congress. The GSMA Connected House showcases key industry milestones, the vision for the future, and numerous cutting edge connected solutions over two floors.