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Efficient Drivetrains selected to participate in $4.4M DOE program for electrification of school buses

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. announced that it has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a $4.4-million program implemented by the United States Department of Energy in efforts to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Earlier post.)

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Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

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It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind. Now, however, Germany—home to the largest piece of Europe's auto industry—appears to be. Europe Plug-In Hybrids Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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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.,

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Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

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Now, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. Bringing California into line would require eliminating the state's 50-year. emissions EPA global warming California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald Trump

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ARPA-E awards $16M to 8 projects developing distributed generation systems; solid-oxide fuel-cell/engine hybrids

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ARPA-E is awarding $16 million in funding for eight projects as part of the Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation ( INTEGRATE ) program. INTEGRATE projects will develop advanced natural-gas-fueled, distributed electric generation systems with conversion efficiencies of more than 70%: double the delivered efficiency of average utility-scale, fossil-fueled plants.

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Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

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Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the questions that attendees will undoubtedly ask will be those about the company's strategy for electrified vehicles. While Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to offer a hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars

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German electric cars, VW battery buys, Pruitt's EPA vs California, future Escape Hybrid? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got electric-car news from VW Group, war brewing between the EPA and California, the reason Germany electric-car sales are rising rapidly, and some thoughts on why Ford might bring back the Escape Hybrid in future. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen said yesterday it has secured contracts for electric-car batteries. Today in Car News

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