EV Connect introduces flexible EV charging solution designed for fleets

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The City of Porterville, California, located in the San Joaquin Valley is deploying EV charging to take advantage of its quick and convenient access to key transportation routes. Globally, EV Connect’s reach extends across Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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IBM and Samsung unveil novel semiconductor design that could enable 85% energy reduction compared to scaled finFET: VTFET

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VTFET Vertical Transport Nanosheet Field Effect Transistor Wafer. Given the constraints the industry is currently facing along multiple fronts, IBM and Samsung are demonstrating our commitment to joint innovation in semiconductor design and a shared pursuit of what we call ‘hard tech.’

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Octillion Power Systems moves US headquarters to Richmond, Calif.; Li-ion packs for transportation and stationary storage

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has moved to a new US headquarters in Richmond, California. Octillion is a global supplier of advanced high-density lithium-ion battery packs for passenger cars, trucks, buses, and energy-storage systems.

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s and TOTAL have designed , synthesized and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency. In addition, there are other transportation modes, such as aviation or maritime, where electrification is simply not yet an option.

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Kawasaki, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, and Yamaha partner on producing, transporting, and using carbon-neutral fuels, including hydrogen

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Specifically, to expand options for producing, transporting, and using fuel, the five companies intend to unite and pursue the three initiatives of: Participating in races using carbon-neutral fuels; Exploring the use of hydrogen engines in two-wheeled and other vehicles; and.

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Daimler Truck and CATL expand global partnership on truck-focused batteries and supply

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In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a global lithium-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2.

Stena Bulk unveils concept vessel design for electric, modular hybrid bulk carrier: InfinityMAX

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Leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk unveiled its concept InfinityMAX hybrid bulk carrier design for zero-carbon, multi-modal shipping. Collapsible wing sails and a shark skin hull have also been incorporated in the concept design to significantly improve efficiency.

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Iwatani, SG H2 & City of Lancaster to launch green hydrogen transportation eco-system

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Energy company SG H2 Energy; the City of Lancaster, California; and Iwatani, Japan’s leading hydrogen industrial gas company and a developer of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) in California, are launching California’s first closed-loop green hydrogen ecosystem for transportation. SG H2’s hydrogen production facility employs a stacked modular design built for rapid scale and linear distributed expansion at lower capital costs.

Leclanché introduces new generation of Li-ion modules for e-transport; high-volume production line

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Leclanché SA has developed a new generation of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and simultaneously inaugurated a dedicated new production line for high volume manufacture in Europe.

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New report finds California’s electric transportation workforce will nearly double by 2024

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A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation. The design and production of both software and hardware for ET goods means that a wide variety of workers with an array of skills are needed.

Honeywell Transportation Systems Forecast: turbocharged vehicles to account for 48% of annual global sales by 2021; electric boosting emerges

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Honeywell’s Transportation Systems Forecast projects that turbocharged vehicles will acount for 48% of annual global sales by 2021, up 9 percentage points from 2016. This annual sales estimate, combining both passenger and commercial vehicles, would add more than 232 million turbocharged vehicles globally between 2017 and 2021—an increase of 35% from today. The global turbo business is expected to reach almost $12 billion in industry sales in 2021.

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Nornickel, Rosatom and FESRC to design and build LNG-icebreaker to escort Nornickel ships along Northern Sea Route

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Nornickel, the largest industrial company in the Russian Arctic, has unique expertise in operating the Northern Sea Route, a strategic transport artery of the global logistics system. In 2020, the Nornickel fleet transported more than 1.5

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Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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An innovative solution for managing traffic queues at international borders is the winner of the 2015 Transport Achievement Award offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The Award recognizes demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision that has improved, enabled or facilitated tourism. Designated waiting areas provide secure parking, as well as restaurants, toilets, showers and free Wi-Fi.

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Ballard signs MOU with Global Energy Ventures for development of fuel-cell-powered hydrogen carrier C-H2

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Artist rendering of Global Energy Ventures’ fuel cell-powered C-H 2 Ship, to be powered by a Ballard system as it transports compressed green hydrogen. Ballard’s FCwave is specifically designed to provide zero-emission power to marine vessels.

Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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Engineering company Gaussin and energy major Total are jointly developing the first full electric aircraft refueler transporter (ART FULL ELEC). Electric Aircraft Refueler Transporter, equipped with two 30-ton fuel tanks (artist rendering – courtesy of Gaussin).

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

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ICCT report finds US domestic EV production and investment continues to fall; only 5% of global EV investment to go to US EV assembly plants

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The United States is the third-largest electric vehicle (EV) producer behind China and Europe; a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) finds that the gap has widened. Estimated global light-duty vehicle production through 2025, by automaker.

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Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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In the future, public charging at publicly accessible stations along central transport routes will also be an important aspect—a comprehensive charging infrastructure maximizes the operating range of battery-electric trucks. Global electric truck portfolio at Daimler Trucks.

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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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New research from McGill University and the University of California, Santa Cruz has found that the local streets of the world’s cities are becoming less connected, a global trend that is driving urban sprawl and discouraging the use of public transportation.

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UNEP and partners launch Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities; role of public transport

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Launched at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities is intended to work with local and national governments, the private sector and civil society groups to promote energy efficient buildings, efficient water use, sustainable waste management and other activities. It also involves shifts towards more environmentally efficient modes of transport (e.g.

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. Volvo’s long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings. Rising consumption, the fast growth of e-commerce and the wide-spread shortage of drivers put higher demands on efficient transport solutions.

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Ford unveiling Evos Concept with cloud-optimized plug-in hybrid powertrain at Frankfurt show; previews new global design language

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The Ford Evos Concept previews a new global design language for the next generation of Ford cars, MAVs and CUVs. The company said the four-door, four-seat fastback concept with plug-in hybrid powertrain previews its new global design language, while exploring key future powertrain and vehicle technologies. Ford’s new design direction. The Ford Evos Concept was specifically developed to introduce the new Ford design direction.

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Carbon Disclosure Project Report Finds Global Transportation Sector Lags Behind Global 500 in Reducing GHG Emissions and Setting Targets

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The global transportation industry firms lag behind ‘Global 500 Companies’ in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and setting reduction targets, according to a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Thirty-six percent of transportation companies have set carbon and energy reduction targets, compared to 51% of the ‘Global 500 Index’ of companies across all sectors, according to the findings. Transportation is a major contributor to the US economy.

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UC Davis, ITDP study suggests global shift to public transport, NMT and away from cars could save $100T through 2050 and cut GHGs

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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). gigatons of carbon dioxide annually—a 40% reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—by 2050.

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IISA study proposes using airships for efficient cargo or hydrogen transportation

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Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen based economy, according to a new IIASA-led study. Airships were introduced in the first half of the 20 th century before conventional aircraft were used for the long-range transport of cargo and passengers.

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Altair adds Sendyne battery system simulation software to support advanced EV battery systems design

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Altair , a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is adding the CellMod Virtual Battery by Sendyne to the Altair Partner Alliance. Improving battery system performance is critical to facilitating the projected global electric vehicle market growth. An accurate battery model is the starting point for battery pack design, system control and optimization.

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Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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The TCI jurisdictions have conducted economic modeling to evaluate various options for a program that caps and reduces global-warming carbon dioxide emissions from combustion of gasoline and on-road diesel fuel by up to 25% compared to 2022 levels over 10 years.

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Techrules enters turbine technology partnership with leading mass transport supplier

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Techrules, a China-based automotive R&D company which unveiled the final production design of its Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) Ren RS series-hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show ( earlier post ), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CRRC Times Electric Co., TEC is now applying electric-drive technology that it originally pioneered for rail transit into the field of new energy vehicles and other forms of mass transport.

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Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel. Argonne’s simulations were conducted with design scenarios from the Aramco Research Center — Detroit, one of three US-based research centers operated by Saudi Aramco’s North American subsidiary, Aramco Services Company (ASC).

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Wärtsilä joins €7.9M project to develop clean marine and off-road transport solutions; RCCI in medium-speed engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and leading companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. Designing and implementing an optimal predictive powertrain control architecture for hybrid propulsion is also on the agenda.

Opinion: Enablers of disruption in transportation

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The car has also become a focal point for the development of innovative and entrepreneurial technologies, services and business models designed to enhance and evolve not only the basic efficiency of vehicles, but also the way in which they are used alone and as a part of a larger multi-modal transportation eco-system. by Mike Millikin, editor, Green Car Congress. This post is part of the ‘Think Further’ series sponsored by Fred Alger Management.

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EcoMotors launches design competition with LA and Detroit automotive design institutions

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EcoMotors International, developer of the opoc engine (opposed-piston, opposed cylinder), is partnering with two US transportation design institutions—Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) and the College for Creative Studies (Detroit)—to launch a competition to showcase the automotive design revolution enabled by the compact EcoMotors opoc engine. Students will choose from three vehicle categories for their designs: Mid-size passenger sedan.

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Ford and Volkswagen expand global collaboration to include EVs, invest in Argo AI

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Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles—and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe. Plus, being able to tap into both automakers’ global reach, Argo AI’s platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any autonomous driving technology to date. With the addition of AID employees, Argo AI will grow from 500 to more than 700 employees globally.

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Aurora enters long-term, global, strategic collaboration with Toyota and Denso for self-driving cars at scale

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Autonomous driving software company Aurora has entered a long-term, global, and strategic collaboration with Toyota and Denso, one of the largest global manufacturers and tier-one automotive suppliers, respectively, to build and globally deploy self-driving cars at scale. By the end of 2021, we expect to have designed, built, and begun testing an initial fleet of these Siennas near our areas of development, including the Aurora Test Site Network.

Qualcomm Technologies offering C-V2X chipset and reference design; first commercial solution

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated recenetly introduced its first-announced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) commercial solution based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications for PC5-based direct communications, the Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design, which will feature the 9150 C-V2X chipset with integrated GNSS capability, and include an application processor running the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) V2X stack and a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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ABS to class first CNG carrier; intra-Indonesia transport

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ABS, a leading provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier, which has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). It is designed to offer a nominal CNG capacity of 2,200 m 3 and will fly the Indonesian flag. The CNG ship was designed by China’s CIMC Ocean Engineering Design & Research Institute.

SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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SCS Global Services (SCS), Electrify America and Verra announced the first validation of a carbon-offset project under a new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

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California joins H2USA to advance hydrogen transportation

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The California Energy Commission and Air Resources Board announced that, in its latest effort to advance hydrogen transportation, California has joined H 2 USA, a public-private partnership led by the US Department of Energy. H 2 USA is dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of clean transportation solutions, primarily fuel cell electric vehicles (FCVs) and a fueling infrastructure that will make these vehicles more accessible and affordable.

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Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight automotive solutions for future transportation

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The agreement is to create lightweight components and solutions for next-generation transportation to realize new forms for transportations in an aging society. The components will use Teijin’s advanced materials such as polycarbonate resin, carbon and aramid fibers, and composites technologies owned by Teijin and its group companies including Continental Structural Plastics for innovative structural design.

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FAA-Boeing review team finds Boeing 787 design safe

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The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the Boeing 787’s design, manufacture and assembly processes. The joint team of FAA and Boeing technical experts found that the aircraft was soundly designed, met its intended safety level, and that the manufacturer and the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification.

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IEA: global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

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Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Global primary energy demand rose by 2.3% Primary energy intensity—an indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy—improved by just 1.2% In 2018, higher oil prices helped dampen demand for road transport fuels. Transport.

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China’s SAIC Motor named winner of 10th LA Auto Show Design Challenge; Mobiliant

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The judges of the 10 th annual LA Auto Show Design Challenge named SAIC Motor the winner of the 2013 competition. SAIC Motor beat out eight world-renowned auto design studios for the honor with an innovative public transit solution aimed at alleviating urban problems such as air pollution and traffic congestion. Inspired by an ant’s distinctive body structure and the mutually beneficial relationship between ants and trumpet trees, SAIC Motors designed Roewe “ Mobiliant.”

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DHL joins US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

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DHL has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership. The Partnership is a collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. DHL Global Forwarding is the third business division of Deutsche Post DHL after Global Mail and Express that joins the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership.

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