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California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

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An annual ' tracking the progress of California Climate Investments, released by the California Air Resources Board and the California Department of Finance, finds that nearly $1.4 billion in new funding last year went to projects across all of California’s 58 counties—almost double the $720 million spent in 2017.

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Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

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The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday that global warming emissions reached a record level in 2018, despite efforts in the U.S., Europe, and China to reduce emissions with more sales of electric cars and cleaner power. Greenhouse gas emissions increased faster in 2018 than during any of the past six years. Worldwide, emissions of. global warming carbon dioxide

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Europe to mandate suite of 15 new safety features in cars, vans, trucks and buses by 2022; intelligent speed assistance and data recorder

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The European Parliament, Council and Commission (the EU institutions) reached a provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation. As of 2022 a suite of 15 new safety technologies will become mandatory in European vehicles to protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. The European Commission expects that the proposed measures will help save more than 25,000 lives and avoid at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038.

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Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

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Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with over 2,700 responses, and the results were. Polls

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Fortum boosts Li-ion battery recycling rate to more than 80%

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A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes more than 80% of an electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other scarce metals. There are very few working, economically viable technologies for recycling the majority of materials in lithium-ion batteries.

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Could grassroots racing bridge the electric-car culture clash?

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The daily news cycle already provides plenty of fodder for taking sides for or against electric cars. In the real world it’s just not that polarizing. Most people who decide to embrace electric vehicles probably understand that EVs do anything but preclude driving enjoyment; and many want to share that enthusiasm with others. That’s. green racing Green Life

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Researchers learn how to better predict battery degradation

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Some electric-car owners go to great lengths to preserve the battery life in their electric cars. Others just plug them in every time they're finished driving and charge them up to full. Maybe, according to new research announced earlier this week, the durability of batteries can be determined after only the first few charge cycles, and may have. Battery Life lithium-ion batteries

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SoCalGas reduces CNG price by $0.26 per gallon at its fueling stations by using LCFS credits

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) will lower the price of compressed natural gas at all of its 13 public access natural gas vehicle fueling stations by $0.26 per gallon beginning 1 April. Through a California Public Utilities Commission approved program, the utility is able to offer a reduced price by returning revenue generated from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits to customers.

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Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

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The promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And our latest Twitter poll shows which upcoming electric SUV our readers most want to buy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Racing is meant to improve the breed. Usually. global warming Battery Life lithium-ion batteries

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Ford introducing 48V mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus in Europe

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At a Ford “Go Further” experience in Amsterdam on 2 April, Ford will unveil Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models for Europe. The Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid will feature a mild-hybrid architecture with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) replacing the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.

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BMW 1 Series 2020: Prototype undergoes final testing

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The BMW 1 Series prototype has undergone final testing in Miramas, Southern France, ahead of the production models reveal later in the year

Linear Labs closes $4.5M seed round to fund commercialization of new electric motor technology

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Next-generation electric motor company Linear Labs (LL) closed a $4.5-million seed round led by Science Inc. and Kindred Ventures with participation from investors Chris and Crystal Sacca, Ryan Graves of Saltwater Ventures, Dynamic Signal CEO Russ Fradin, Masergy Executive Chairman and former-CEO Chris MacFarland, as well as Ustream co-founder Dr. Gyula Feher.

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Furukawa Electric to test WiTricity wireless EV charging system; collaboration on 11 kW system

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WiTricity is working with Furukawa Electric to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles (EVs) that uses Furukawa’s latest technologies. The companies are working together to test WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 park-and-charge system, designed for maximum efficiency and interoperability across vehicle platforms with materials and components developed by Furukawa. The testing focuses on wireless charging systems at 7.7

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UPS, Matternet to transport medical samples via drone in first FAA-sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights in US

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UPS announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. The UPS and Matternet program represents a major milestone for unmanned aviation in the United States.

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