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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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Meet A Leader In Today’s Death Wish Congress

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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

GM urges Congress to fund EV charging, Toyota asks for hydrogen fueling support

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It's now abundantly clear that Tesla has created the roadmap on how to build a widespread DC fast-charging network that lets electric-car drivers travel long distances, even across the country. The Tesla Supercharger network can only be used by Tesla cars, however—and it remains entirely unclear how, whether, or when other carmakers will be. Politics senate Funds plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure Charging stations

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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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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 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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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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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.

Scrappage Bill Introduced in US Congress

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In a move to take older vehicles off the road and spur new car sales, US Representative Betty Sutton (D-OH-13) introduced legislation today that will provide consumers a $3,000 to $5,000 incentive to buy more fuel-efficient cars, trucks or use mass transit. Sutton’s Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act ( H.R. 1550 ) gives consumer purchase incentives for turning in vehicles that are 8 years or older to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles or to obtain a transit voucher.

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.,

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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

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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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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Toyota faces scrutiny from US Congress

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Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news Toyota Akio Toyoda Dimitrious Biller Toyota recalls US Congress US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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

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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”.

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.

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

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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.

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 [.].