Ethanol, Petroleum and Ag groups call for Congress to adopt legislation to support year-round E15

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In a letter sent to US Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress quickly to adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. Thus, we urge Congress to act quickly to adopt legislation that will bring certainty and consistency to the fuel market, while also finally resolving long-standing differences among many stakeholders about fuel volatility regulations.

EV tax credit expansion: Automakers ask Congress to revive effort

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Although an attempted expansion of the federal EV tax credit has failed—multiple times, in recent years—in a renewed effort, automakers are asking Congress to please try again.


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President Biden calls on Congress, States for fuel tax holiday; increase in refinery capacity

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President Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next 90 days, through the busy summer driving season—18 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 cents per gallon for diesel.

Electric semis might get up to $40,000 credit under reconciliation bill moving through Congress

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As Congress moves to extend and expand the federal EV tax credit for passenger cars, it's also considering a bill that would add a first-ever tax credit for electric commercial vehicles.

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

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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.

Almost all electric vehicles would qualify for the US EV tax credit with new Congress bill


The post Almost all electric vehicles would qualify for the US EV tax credit with new Congress bill appeared first on Electrek. You may be in luck if you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle.

Aptera asks Congress to make Tesla’s plug and Superchargers the standard for EVs in the US


Aptera has launched a petition to ask Congress to make Tesla Superchargers and its plug the standard for electric vehicles in the US. The post Aptera asks Congress to make Tesla’s plug and Superchargers the standard for EVs in the US appeared first on Electrek.

Congress Confused By Security Settings #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Electric bicycle tax credit makes progress in Congress but gets slashed from 30% to 15%


A 30% tax credit for electric bicycle purchases in the US has been slowly working its way through the gauntlet of Congress. more… The post Electric bicycle tax credit makes progress in Congress but gets slashed from 30% to 15% appeared first on Electrek.

Congress passes $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, $12,500 EV tax credit still awaits passage


After an entire day (and indeed months) of deliberation and negotiations, Congress approved a long debated infrastructure bill totaling $1.2 more… The post Congress passes $1.2

US tire manufacturers urge Congress to implement policies for more sustainable transportation and infrastructure

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The US Tire Manufacturers Association ( USTMA ) is urging congressional leadership to continue working on tire policy and related transportation sustainability initiatives.

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


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

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

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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.

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Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota push for Congress to eliminate EV tax credit limits


The CEOs of Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and Toyota all urged Congress to eliminate the cap on the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as zero-emissions vehicles cost more to manufacture.

Congress proposes "clean hydrogen" production hubs—with coal as a potential source

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The bipartisan infrastructure bill headed for a Senate vote includes provisions for "clean hydrogen" hubs that would use fossil fuels, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Bipartisan bill in Congress would direct DOD to replace non-tactical vehicles with ZEVs

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Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) D-CA-39) and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) introduced the Department of Defense (DOD) Non-Tactical Vehicle Reduced Petroleum Consumption Act. This bill directs the DOD to replace such vehicles—from passenger cars to construction vehicles such as bulldozers and forklifts—as they age with zero-emission vehicles.

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$12,500 EV tax credit, union-built bonus included in plan Biden claims can pass Congress

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A maximum $12,500 federal EV tax credit, including a bonus for union-made vehicles, appears to have survived the negotiation process and is now a likely part of the infrastructure bill.

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 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.

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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.

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Fisker announces Ocean EV will make its debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside EU expansion plans


announced its flagship Ocean SUV will make its official debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. more… The post Fisker announces Ocean EV will make its debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside EU expansion plans appeared first on Electrek.

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

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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.

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

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


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.

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

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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. 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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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.

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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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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. 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.

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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.

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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.,

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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.

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