Mon.Sep 25, 2017

China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

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While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in zero-emission vehicles. However, there's another piece to the electric-car puzzle that China seems poised to lead as well: battery production. As the global market for electric and. China Batteries plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory

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Crash for cash: do you live in a scam hotspot?

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The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has released data revealing the UK’s top crash for cash hotspots, with Birmingham topping the chart for the second time this year

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Electric-car cash, Tesla Model 3 videos, future MPG rules, why battery startups fail: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got more info on two Teslas, a look at China's electric-car battery plans plus a study on why battery startups fail, and survey results on what may happen to future fuel-economy rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as always, we ran down last week's important green-car news stories. Changes have come fast. Today in Car News

Danish Power Systems sets new record with degradation rate in high-temperature polymer fuel cells

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The clean technology company Danish Power Systems (DPS), with partners at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, reports the best operating stability for high-temperature polymer fuel cells (HTPEMFC) yet. In a 9,000-hour long test at 160 ˚C under constant load, the DPS cell exhibited a degradation rate of 0.5 μV h −1 —equivalent to degradation of 0.00008% per hour—compared to 2.6

2018 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Bolt EV: new electric cars compared

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV went on sale last December, but only became available nationwide in August. Meanwhile, electric-car shoppers waited eagerly for details of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second-generation car that finally premiered in early September. We've now driven both cars, and can take a high-level look at how they stack up against each. Compared plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

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With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office. Indeed, dozens of regulations limiting corporate activities involving emissions, fossil-fuel exploration, hiring and firing, and a host of other issues have been eliminated or are under. Politics CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump Polls

Eaton Cummins JV unveils 12-speed automated transmission

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission—the lightest, most efficient 1,850 lb-ft (2,508 N·m) capable heavy-duty transmission.

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

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Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. The Connecitcut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program not only provides a direct incentive for consumers to buy electric cars, it also awards cash to the dealership that sells one. car buying incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Connecticut

Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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Top eight V8 engines – the best of the best

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If you’re a car guy, chances are the minute you hear someone mention the term V8 your eyes glaze over and you start slobbering ala Homer Simpson

Cadillac embarks on first hands-free cross-country highway drive with Super Cruise

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Cadillac embarked on its first official hands-free drive on freeways from one side of the country to the other, using Super Cruise technology. Earlier post.) Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems—a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data.

Volvo adding production of next-gen XC90 to South Carolina from 2021

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Volvo Cars announced that the next generation of the XC90 large premium SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina from 2021. This takes Volvo Cars’ total investment in its US manufacturing operations to more than US$1.1 billion and will raise the total of new jobs created at the Charleston site to nearly 4,000. The South Carolina plant will start production of the next-generation S60 in the fall of 2018.


BHP and Goodfuels Marine to collaborate on biofuels pilot project in Singapore

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With support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels Marine have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on a biofuels pilot project in Singapore, which is expected to be carried out early next year. The LOI was signed during an MPA-organized inaugural closed-door biofuel roundtable in Singapore which discussed the use of biofuels as a sustainable alternative fuel for the future of shipping.

NREL team demonstrates sustainable process for conversion of algal lipids to renewable diesel

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A team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated a sustainable process for converting crude extracted algal lipids to renewable diesel fuel via bleaching, deoxygenation, and hydroisomerization. A paper on their study is published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. They explored the effects of bleaching (using two methods) on oil deoxygenation over Pd/C and hydroisomerization over Pt/SAPO-11 catalysts.

Hyundai Motor America adds more than 100 Chargepoint L2 charging stations for employees

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Hyundai Motor America recently officially opened its “Charging Century” of more than 100 level-two charging locations to its employee work force. These allow Hyundai’s employees driving Ioniq Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to recharge their vehicles at Hyundai Motor America’s new gold LEED-certified modern building in Southern California, minimizing local fossil-fuel-based emissions during their weekly commutes.

NTT and Toyota begin joint research aimed at promoting the use of lifestyle support robots

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have commenced joint research with the aim of promoting the use of partner robots that can help and coexist harmoniously with humans. The research aims to provide support for various situations that occur in daily life utilizing AI technology (corevo) from the NTT Group and the Human Support Robot (HSR), one of the partner robots currently being developed by Toyota.

Inflexion to buy Xtrac

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Inflexion Private Equity said that funds managed by Inflexion have agreed on the buyout of Xtrac Ltd, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance transmissions for the motorsport and automotive industry. Xtrac supplies most of the world’s top motorsport teams in both two and four-wheeled formulae across the globe, from MotoGP to Formula 1.