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President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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ITF: worldwide transport activity to double by 2050, emissions to rise 16% compared to 2015

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Freight transport will grow by a factor of 2.6. Any currently expected emissions reductions will be more than offset by the increased demand for transport, according to the analysis. Emissions would exceed transport’s carbon budget more than three times.

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. The overall goal is to help develop a revitalized, resilient and sustainable low-carbon community. The service supports both passenger and cargo transport.

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The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars. Confirming future increases in fuel duty. Specific rates and thresholds will be announced in future budgets. Consideration will be given to abolishing the diesel supplement in company car tax for diesel cars which comply with the future Euro VI emission and air quality standards in advance of their planned introduction in 2014.

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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. Decisions have been taken on specific projects to develop Hamburg into a model city for future urban mobility. This project will supplement public transport and offer an attractive alternative to private cars.

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EDTA Promotes Action Plan to Fast Track Electric Drive Future

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The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) outlined an action plan for Congress and the Obama Administration to build on their commitment to electric vehicle technology and accelerate the growth of hybrid, plug-in, battery and fuel cell vehicles in the US. The Action Plan explains how key government policies will speed the growth of the electric drive market and achieve the many benefits of electric drive transportation.

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Ford, Uber and Lyft to share data through SharedStreets platform

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The public-private partnership is the result of a collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Open Transport Partnership and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the consortium behind the innovative SharedStreets data platform. Already operating in more than 30 cities around the world, the SharedStreets platform and this new partnership will provide city leaders with far-reaching new instruments for managing transportation networks.

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Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Ford envisions a future of intelligent vehicles and a smart transportation system that will tie all modes of travel into a single network and payment system. Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach.

First electric Urban Air Port secures UK government backing; eVTOL hub

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The Future Flight Challenge was created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Urban Air Port develops fully autonomous innovative zero emission infrastructure for future air mobility.

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

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Driivz has a large and growing number of customers in the utility, oil and gas, and automotive industries and among charging network operators, which are all leading the way in the rapid adoption of electric transport. Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Driivz Ltd. ,

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Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta

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This development is consistent with Air Products’ growth strategy of executing global megaprojects that enable a transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Industrial gases leader Air Products, and its subsidiary Air Products Canada Ltd.,

EV Charging infrastructure and technology 3D virtual summit

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The program will also look at the wider implications for the interconnected transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries. Charging up: Getting Ahead of Sudden Shifts in the Energy and Transportation Landscape. Electric Mobility for the buildings of the Future.

SMART: working for a systems-based approach to sustainable mobility; Alcoa Foundation support for practical solutions in Beijing and Detroit

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One of the key messages of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project ( earlier post ) is that deep cuts in transportation petroleum consumption and emissions are dependent on combined reductions across three factors: vehicle fuel consumption (modes); fuel carbon intensity (fuels); and vehicle use (service demand). Of 9 reports from the TEF project, four deal with reducing transportation demand.

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Government officials, transportation stakeholders and sustainability experts will also take part in the tour. Bus travel is already the most-sustainable form of long-distance travel. —” said Michael McDonald, MCI’s Sustainable Transportation Specialist.

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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What’s more, they are extremely quiet, meaning that in future it may be possible to make deliveries to supermarkets at night, for example – solving the problem of daytime traffic. For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport.

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EVCer Spotlight: The Customer Experience with Daniel Bryant

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EV Connect has helped many businesses future-proof their properties by simplifying the set-up, management, and optimization of EV charging for site hosts and EV drivers. This wouldn’t be possible without the EV Connect Customer Service Team that drives our mission forward every day.

MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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What’s more, they are extremely quiet, meaning that in future it may be possible to make deliveries to supermarkets at night, for example – solving the problem of daytime traffic. For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport.

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ABI Research sees annual EV sales at 2.36M units worldwide in 2020; importance of autonomous EVs in Internet of Things

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Importantly, a range of emerging automotive technologies such as carbon-fiber materials, wireless in-car networking technologies, active safety including pedestrian detection and autonomous driving, connectivity, car sharing, and smart grid demand response features will support the electric automotive revolution as all new paradigms are mutually reinforcing each other. It also describes the role of EVs in the future IoT.

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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A paper describing the research was recently accepted for publication in the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Such strategies are easily implemented but the resultant operations may be far from being optimal due to not considering future traffic conditions. Most EMS that are based on global optimization off-line assume that the future driving condition is known;only a few studies have focused on the development of on-line EMS for PHEVs.

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. We note that true mass-market adoption of greener and sustainable transportation will require technologies that do not compromise on MPM.

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Tesla driving test hell: How DMV examiners’ biases are inhibiting the EV transition

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It is also not in any way connected to a Model 3’s automated features. “It becomes important for them to also know that if tomorrow, electric cars are the future, then how would driving be any different than that of regular cars?

DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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DOE will also advance research and development for sustainable hydropower technologies, as well as technologies that harness energy from wave and tidal resources. Accelerate development and deployment of new transportation system technologies to diversify fuel sources, increase efficiency and reduce emissions. DOE will partner with industry to discover and promote advanced sustainable transportation technologies.

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USCAR Argues for Continued US Funding of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Research

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research of hydrogen as a low-carbon transportation solution, in the context of. Use of electricity as an environmentally-friendly transportation ‘fuel’ is dependent on progress in on board energy storage (batteries and ultracapacitors) and improved electrical generation and distribution infrastructure. Similarly, the DOE support for ‘grid-connected’ vehicles will indirectly support the ultimate commercialization of FCVs. Projected hydrogen fuel cell system costs.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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will receive $2,999,172 to install two hydrogen fueling stations and to automate two trailer loading operations for transporting hydrogen for fueling from a production facility in Southern California. In making this award, the Commission also approved future consideration of adding $5 million to the rebate project in fiscal year 2013-2014, as proposed in the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update for the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

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USCAR: Hydrogen research is important

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The debate as to whether money should be invested into hydrogen fuel cell technology continues to rage across the Atlantic, where the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) published a whitepaper on the importance of continued research into hydrogen as a low-carbon transportation solution. However, there is still firm belief that fuel cell vehicles will be an important powertrain option in a future of sustainable transportation.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Responsible for designing the transportation system for the Citadel of Masdar. We are all stampeding towards an electric vehicle future. Dr. Heywood believes it will take a collection of actions: to get to a future state with 25% of today’s level would require six equal elements with a 20% improvement (0.8) It is partly due to building a city where for certain trips public transport is a much more viable alternative. ”. by Bill Cooke.

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