Congress considers mandating all-electric USPS trucks, amid contract controversy

Green Car Reports

Now Congress is considering legislation that would make more of the fleet electric, Reuters reports. Last month, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced a 10-year, $6 billion dollar contract with Oshkosh Defense for new mail trucks, but only 10% will be electric.

Congress Confused By Security Settings #JoeTakesOnTheNews

Creative Greenius

environment

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Proposed 30% US tax credit for e-bike purchases gains support in Congress

Electrek

more… The post Proposed 30% US tax credit for e-bike purchases gains support in Congress appeared first on Electrek.

Congress wants EVs and higher mpg; Tesla wants higher fines; Mercedes shows EQS battery: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Congress asks the Biden administration for tougher mileage standards, and maybe an EV mandate. More than 80 members of Congress have signed on to House and Senate letters urging the Biden administration.

EV Freedom Act proposed to Congress would create national charging network—and jobs

Green Car Reports

While the current Presidential administration remains hostile to nearly any effort to reduce carbon emissions, two members of Congress have introduced a bill to expand electric-car charging infrastructure.

2020 140

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

Green Car Reports

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.

SpaceX’s NASA Starship contract safe for now as Blue Origin looks to Congress

Teslarati

Fresh off of a major contract loss during a competition to build NASA’s next crewed Moon lander, Blue Origin has begun aggressively lobbying Congress for the contract NASA didn’t give it.

European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

Green Car Congress

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.

2011 219

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

Green Car Reports

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.

New bipartisan bill in US Congress to expand EV and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits

Green Car Congress

US Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) introduced the Driving America Forward Act, bipartisan legislation to expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits. Under current law, consumers may receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 if they purchase an eligible electric vehicle. However, the tax credits begin to phase out permanently once automakers sell more than 200,000 units.

FEV showcasing plug-in hybrid transmission at SAE World Congress

Green Car Congress

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 speed all-electric driving mode; use as an ICE range extender in parallel mode for efficient highway driving; and a highly flexible eCVT mode (power split) that features strong launch and creep performance without clutch slippage.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 287

FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

Green Car Congress

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. The proliferation of components and systems that require electrical power in today’s vehicle are pushing the standard 12-Volt battery to its limits.

2016 163

Deplorables In Congress Wave Their Junk In America’s Face #JoeTakesOnTheNews

Creative Greenius

News Truth & Reality

2018 188

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

Green Car Congress

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 compared to the conventional FC stack. Konno et al. Click to enlarge.

2015 283

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

Green Car Congress

Panasonic exhibited its portfolio of automated and connected vehicle technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) big data solutions at ITS World Congress 2015, Bordeaux. Panasonic offers automotive and device solutions for pedestrians and cars, infrastructure solutions for homes, roads and. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Sensors V2X

2015 188

BMW showcasing urban mobility connectivity applications at ITS World Congress

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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. The Volkswagen Group is participating in the ITS European Congress in Strasbourg from 19-22 June, where it is presenting its activities for the intelligent transport of people and goods.

2017 163

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 246

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 214

Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

Creative Greenius

environment Citizens Climate Lobby climate crisis CO2 front group George Schultz Inactivists

CO2 195

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2017 150

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 195

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

Green Car Reports

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

2016 124

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 220

Europe organises Electric Vehicle Congress

Green Cars News

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.

Congress Members Propose EV Credit That May Work Against Tesla, GM

InsideEVs

EV rebates could provide a boost to US automakers, especially Tesla and GM. However, potential changes could tell a different story

Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Congress

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. Designed, engineered and hand-built by graduate students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research ( CU-ICAR ), the vehicle is the result of a two-year collaboration with Toyota Motor North America designers and engineers.

2016 163

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

Green Car Congress

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. The Tech Award recipients were announced today by the editors of Automotive Engineering magazine, based on engineering innovation, uniqueness, potential for real-world production application and potential benefit for industry customers and end users.

2014 200

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

Green Car Congress

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.,

2012 235

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 273

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 150

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2012 183

Green New Deal introduced to Congress aims to cut emissions, create jobs

Green Car Reports

Until now, the Green New Deal proposed by various Congressional Democrats has been mostly a theory—the idea that a concerted national push, with significant federal support, could accomplish goals of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions while spurring the economy and creating widespread green-tech jobs. Thursday afternoon, in a. climate change

2019 109

Pew Survey Finds 32% of US Public Views Climate Change as Important Priority for Congress

Green Car Congress

While majorities of the US public view taking action on jobs (81%) and energy policy (67%) as important priorities for Congress, only 32% say it is very important for Congress to address climate change in the coming months, according to the Pew Research/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. 67% say it is very important for Congress to address the nation’s energy needs, including 75% of Democrats, 64% of independents and 61% of Republicans.

Protean Electric showcasing in-wheel drive system in BRABUS Hybrid at SAE World Congress

Green Car Congress

Protean Electric, the global leader in electric in-wheel motors, will showcase its award-winning in-wheel motor Protean Drive system in a BRABUS Hybrid at the SAE 2012 World Congress 24-26 April. Protean Electric will present a paper (2012-01-1037) at the World Congress, “Integrating In-Wheel Motors into Vehicles - Real World Experiences”.

2012 200

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

Green Car Congress

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. As requested by Congress, EPA consulted with other federal agencies on key elements of this report, including inventories; health and climate science; and mitigation options.

2012 218

GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

Green Car Congress

GM engineers will present a new paper on the development of the eAssist system at the upcoming SAE 2012 World Congress & Exhibition in Detroit in April. eAssist is also one of the finalists for the SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation ( E2T ) Award, to be announced at the World Congress. GM is continuing the deployment of the eAssist light electrification system ( earlier post ) as a standard across its platforms.

2012 215

Biden to Slash U.S. Fossil Fuel Emissions 52 Percent by 2030

The Truth About Cars

Alliances Alternative Energy Asia Big Oil China Congress Electric Vehicles EU Europe Events Foreign Affairs Germany Global Government Green Infrastructure Japan Korea Media News Blog Russia Technology Trade Biden administration carbon emissions Climate Change economics fossil fuels global

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

Green Car Congress

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. The Vehicular Small Cell is a mobile femtocell with wireless backhaul for mobile in-car applications.

2015 183

Meet A Leader In Today’s Death Wish Congress

Creative Greenius

According to yesterday’s Environment and Energy Daily (subscription required): “ Senator John Barrasso continued his campaign yesterday to stop the Obama administration from incorporating climate change into federal plans and policies, taking aim at an interagency report released in October that proposed ways for the federal government to respond to increased frequency of severe weather events and other effects of global warming.&#.

Ethanol Goals Passed By Congress Cannot Be Met: New Study

Green Car Reports

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.