Wed.Jun 19, 2019

Fiat Ducato Electric debuts in Europe, first electric commercial van from brand

Green Car Reports

In the U.S., pickups reign supreme for most work detail. Abroad? That duty often falls to slab-sided commercial vans like the Fiat Ducato. In the U.S. the Ducato is offered as the Ram ProMaster, but is largely identical.

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UK Consortium in £8M project to design EV powertrain for global market

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GKN Automotive, Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham are collaborating on an £8-million (US$10 million) project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive review: Muscle over mpg

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Hybrid systems aren’t all tuned for the highest possible fuel efficiency.

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BloombergNEF: solar, wind, batteries to attract $10T to 2050; curbing emissions long-term will require other technologies

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Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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How can rural drivers go electric? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Are we at the point in time when electric cars will work for everyone? When we brought you an account, earlier this month, of how an electric car wouldn’t work in the rural Midwest—in the winter, for a medical emergency—our comment system went into thermal runaway.

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Henkel and RLE International demonstrate lightweighting potential in hybrid automotive body parts

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In a comprehensive joint study, Henkel and RLE International have examined and validated the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts.

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Explorer Hybrid drive, Fiat electric van, embracing electric: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

You vote for plug-in hybrids as a good solution for embracing electric driving. Fiat's going electric with its commercial vans in Europe. And we bring you a first drive of the Ford Explorer Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We drove the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid and found that it puts the priority on capability above fuel. Today in Car News

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New Peugeot 2008: all-electric model to be introduced to the range

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Peugeot has announced an all-electric e-2008 will join the model line-up alongside petrol and diesel powertrains when it launches in early 2020

BASF and Lutianhua plan to pilot a new lower CO2 DME production process

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BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Lutianhua) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce lower olefins like ethylene and propylene. Currently, DME is produced via methanol as an intermediate from syngas.

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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: £70k four-door set to rival CLS

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The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been revealed, with the first customers set to receive their cars in September

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Rockwell Automation opens new EV innovation center in Silicon Valley

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Rockwell Automation, a leading solutions and services provider to the automotive industry, opened a new 8,000 square-foot electric vehicle (EV) Innovation Center at 111 North Market Street in San Jose, California, within its Information Solutions development facility. The center will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilizing new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners.

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