Berkeley Lab analysis finds autonomous electric taxis could greatly reduce US LDV GHG emissions

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Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found that the per-mile greenhouse gas emissions of an electric autonomous taxi in 2030 would be 63-82% lower than a projected 2030 hybrid vehicle driven as a privately owned car and 90% lower than a 2014 gasoline-powered private vehicle. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensities per mile for conventionally driven vehicles (CDVs) in 2014 and 2030, and autonomous taxis (ATs) in 2030.

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have analyzed the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan. Using models they built and data from more than 10 million taxi trips in New York City, they found that the cost of service provided by a fleet of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) would be $0.29-$0.61

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Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. The new plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will deliver at least 500 km of range. The customized e-NV200 offers taxi drivers a similar total cost of ownership to a hybrid taxi, but with the range of an internal combustion engine. —Fabio Ferrari, CEO of Symbio.

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MEEF funds 100 Tesla Model 3s for vehicle-as-a-service provider Breathe

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The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) —a £500-million investment fund to deliver low-carbon, sustainable projects and infrastructure in London—is providing capital to Vehicle-as-a-Service provider Breathe , supported by fintech Zeti’s pay-per-mile platform ZERO, for the deployment of 100 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles to private hire drivers, including Uber, in London. —Jeff Davis, Director of Breathe.

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New York City adding 70 electric vehicles to fleet; launches EV educational push

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Mayor Bloomberg announces the addition of 70 new electric vehicles. NYC already has the largest municipal electric vehicle fleet in the country, now totaling 430 electric vehicles with the infusion of the 70 new electric vehicles. The Administration is also working towards the use of electric vehicles in the City’s fleet of more than 13,000 yellow taxis. Only 30% of New Yorkers are knowledgeable about the specific benefits and limitations of electric vehicles.

Ford’s Key Life Battery test for Li-ion batteries simulates 10 years, 150K miles in 10 months, under different conditions

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Leveraging some 20 years of experience and data reaching back to its early work with hybrids and the Ranger EV, Ford has developed a battery model and life validation protocol it now uses to predict how lithium-ion batteries are likely to perform under 10 years and 150,000 miles of use (40-season equivalent key life tests). published in the International Journal of Energy Research. 2010), Modeling validation of key life test for hybrid electric vehicle batteries.

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Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption


Norway leads electric vehicle (EV) adoption, boasting the highest share of new EV purchases worldwide. In the last five months, zero-emission vehicles have made up over 50% of its overall car sales , up from 31.2% Norway’s bustling EV market shows no signs of slowing down.

75th Anniversary of introduction of series-production diesel passenger car

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February 2011 marks the 75 th anniversary of the introduction of the first series-production diesel-powered passenger car by Mercedes-Benz. The 260 D was powered by a 2.6-liter OM 138 4-cylinder engine, and delivered fuel consumption of an average of slightly above 9.0L/100 km (26 mpg US), compared to the 13L/100km (18 mpg US) consumed by the corresponding gasoline-fueled model.

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030. Three factors—technology, regulatory mandates, and consumer cost of ownership—will shape the changeover, which BCG expects to play out over three phases and about a dozen years: Phase 1.

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Pennsylvania invests $7.9M in 21 alt-fuel projects

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Pennsylvania recently announced the investment of $7.9 Awards include (ranked by amount): PHL Taxi Management LLC —$900,000 – to purchase and deploy 50 new CNG taxis in Philadelphia that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to build a publicly accessible CNG fueling station in the city. Waste Management of Pennsylvania Inc. The company intends to use natural gas in its fleet of trash and recycle trucks. International Battery Inc.

India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives

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The Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore cities are among the top markets for ride-hailing four-wheelers in India and have the highest shares of electric vehicles when compared to the other cities in India. Cost analysis . Step two-Comparison of costs per km 2020 versus 2019.

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Asian Development Bank providing $300M towards replacing 100K gasoline trikes with E-Trikes in the Philippines; $300M for major road upgrades in Chhattisgarh, India

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million gas-fueled motorcycles and tricycles are currently operating in the Philippines, typically serving as short-distance taxis, with the average tricycle driver earning less than $10 a day. E-Trike drivers will save upwards of $5 a day in fuel costs, and the new E-Trikes have the capacity to carry more passengers. The Government of the Philippines is providing $99 million counterpart funding for the project.

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Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

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Driverless cars are poised to decongest personal car traffic, shrink our eco footprint, free up parking spaces and reduce the frequency of collisions by about 90%. This could result in a conservative estimate of $642 billion in cost savings. In Helsinki, Finland, two driverless buses were employed last year—one of the first programs of its kind. These kinds of programs seek to do more than economize public transportation. The benefits of autonomous buses.

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ITF analysis finds that societal costs for electric cars and vans range from €7K to €12K more than fossil-fueled equivalents

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Electric passenger cars currently cost €4K to €5K (US$5,079 to $6,349) more to their owners than an equivalent fossil fuel car over the vehicle’s lifetime, according to the latest policy brief from the International Transport Forum (ITF), an intergovernmental organization with 54 member countries at the OECD. ITF acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy and organizes an annual summit of ministers. Other findings included: The uptake of electric vehicles is.

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Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric 

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With an increase in shared mobility such as metros, monorails, and BRT systems, last-mile connectivity has already acquired the importance of never before. The need and design of three-wheeler tempos are different from auto-rickshaws. The daily use of these vehicles is around 50-60km.

The Kiwi business journey to Carbon Zero

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World Bank/PRTM study finds global value chain shift resulting from vehicle electrification could favor China from technology and supply chain perspectives

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Industry forecasts suggest that the global electric vehicle sales will contribute between 2% to 25% of annual new vehicle sales by 2025, with the consensus being closer to 10%. As a result of this the a transition, there will be a significant shift in the overall value chain in the automotive industry. This raw material dominance, along with China’s relative labor cost advantage, has resulted in an emerging extended supply chain in motor technology and production.

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Drive Electric Submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document

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Drive Electric is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation supporting the uptake and mainstreaming of e-mobility in New Zealand, a key part of decarbonising transport. . It is time to try new ways of partnership and collaboration; built on one another’s unique contributions. .

Perspective: Europeans in the lead with range extenders for hybrid vehicles; 2nd vs. 3rd generation

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We are in the decade of the hybrid electric vehicle despite the fact that most off-road and underwater vehicles are pure electric. IDTechEx is producing an event looking at the whole range of electric vehicles. Optional masterclasses and visits to local centers of excellence in the subject are offered on the day before and the day after this event. The company is also producing a US variant of the conference in San Jose, California in November.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Table of Contents.

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AECOM study finds EV adoption in Victoria can offer significant economic benefits by late 2020s; PHEVs initially lead uptake

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According to a recently published report commissioned by the Victoria (Australia) Department of Transport from AECOM, electric vehicle (EV) technology offers the state of Victoria potentially significant economic benefits by the late 2020s. Such economic benefits could be realized earlier through effective policies which reduce first mover costs in the short term and promote rapid take-up once non-ICE vehicle price premiums reduce to levels that make them affordable to.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. percent of the city’s 11.8

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Scrappage scheme scrap ends

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Carmakers are back on board the scrappage scheme following yesterday’s fiasco which saw the like of Ford and Honda suspend their participation in the scheme while issues over VAT payments were cleared up. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the final details regarding the scrappage incentive scheme have now been resolved, with the full backing of car manufacturers.

The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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On 20 April, the opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater presented a forum on “Green Mobility—The Long View”. the session counted among its panelists: Professor John Heywood, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Auto Laboratory at MIT. Professor Robert Cervero, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California-Berkeley. Urban planning as part of the solution.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. But Buffett, who is 78, was intrigued by Mungers description of the entrepreneur behind BYD, a man named Wang Chuan-Fu, whom he had met through a mutual friend. "They are the top of the top," he says.

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Ampersand Secures $9 Million Debt Facility From US International DFC To Scale Operations


A number of startups focused on electrifying the motorcycle and motorcycle taxi (boda-boda) market have now entered the boda-boda space in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.