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Saudi Aramco team finds dual-fuel Octane-on-Demand concept can outperform E30 gasoline

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The concept of using a second, high octane fuel on demand to augment the performance of a standard gasoline fuel reaches back to the 1940s, with a recent resurgence in interest generated by the need to increase engine efficiency.

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Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

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It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016 when the company revealed the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in a hugely publicized event watched around the world. The company's first lower-priced model was unveiled in front. Trucks all-wheel drive Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups

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Wood Mackenzie: EVs could account for 21% of global car fleet by 2035 under carbon-constrained scenario

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Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

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Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the world, roughly 1 billion vehicle owners stop at fuel stations and keep cars powered by fossil fuels running—and have done for a century now. Inevitably, it will take more. portland plug-in cars charging education Shopping Advice Charging stations Toronto

What is the ‘relay’ car theft technique and how can you avoid it?

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It was reported last month that UK vehicle theft has increased 20% in recent years, and recent evidence suggests that a new computerised ‘relay’ style

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Rice, ORNL team shows growing 2D sheets on cones allows control of defects to optimize properties

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Researchers at Rice University and their colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have learned to manipulate two-dimensional materials to design in defects that enhance the materials’ properties.

Tesla semi truck to test self-driving, capable of 'platooning': report

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With Tesla, there's always something new coming up to keep owners, buyers, and fans excited. The company's main task over the next year is to get its lower-priced Model 3 electric car into volume assembly at high quality, a process CEO Elon Musk has called "production hell." But there's more to come, one of the new products being Tesla's promised. Trucks Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle freight semis

EPA, DOT open public comment period on reconsideration of GHG Standards for Cars and Light Trucks

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In a joint Federal Register notice , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) opened the public comment period on the reconsideration of the January 2017 Final Determination for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years (MY) 2022-2025. Earlier post.) Separately, EPA is also taking comment on whether the MY 2021 standards are appropriate.

Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

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Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be recharged, which means their application is often limited to single uses in small devices such as flashlights and remote controls. An alkaline battery finding its way to an. Batteries battery pack research research and development plug-in cars solid-state cell

Ceres: national fuel economy and emissions standards can increase viability of domestic automakers and suppliers

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New analysis commissioned by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with investors and companies, suggests that national fuel economy and emissions standards can help increase the viability and international competitiveness of domestic automakers and suppliers.

Tesla self-driving semi, Cruze Diesels driven, EV education, Panasonic profits: Today's Car News

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Today, Panasonic loves Tesla profits, while Tesla loves self-driving semis; we drive both Chevy Cruze diesels and weigh in on fuel efficiency; and, could alkaline batteries change enough for electric cars? All this and more on Green Car Reports. That Tesla electric semi that the company plans to show in September? It may be self-driving, and. Today in Car News

Toyota and industry partners to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

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DENSO Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., and Toyota Motor Corporation have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The objective of the consortium is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.

What is the ultimate driving anthem? Science thinks it has the answer. What's yours?

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AC/DC? Springsteen? Maybe a bit of the XX? We all have our favourite driving songs, but now research commissioned by Ford and Spotify might have disco

2017 sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles top 50,000 units

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The BMW Group reported that it has delivered more than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles to customers around the world since the start of the year. The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 74.8% on the same period last year. This makes the BMW Group the world’s third-largest BEV/PHEV manufacturer.


Video review: Nissan GT-R

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The Nissan GT-R claims to be on the cutting edge of the premium sports car sector. With this in mind, and as one of the fastest cars you can leas

California Energy Commission awards more than $16M to Equilon for 7 new H2 stations in Nor Cal; 60 funded

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $16 million to Equilon Enterprises, LLC, which does business as Shell Oil Products US, to develop seven new hydrogen stations in Northern California. Three will be located in San Francisco, one in Walnut Creek, one in Berkeley and two in the Sacramento region. The stations will help expand the hydrogen refueling network in California. With the latest approval, the Energy Commission has funded 60 stations statewide, with 29 currently in operation.

BMW offering £2,000 incentive targeting Euro-4 and older diesels in UK

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BMW Group UK has launched a new Lower Emissions Allowance scheme that offers an additional £2,000 (US$2,600) off all new BMW and MINI vehicles with emissions of 130 g/km or less. This will enable customers to drive away in a new cleaner Euro-6 BMW from under £155 (US$202) per month (plus initial rental) and MINI under £130 (US$169) per month (plus initial rental).