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Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle

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Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, unveiled as a prototype in December 2016. Earlier post.).

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China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

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It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare. More recently, France and the U.K. have enacted various forms of bans on non-electrified vehicles, on varying schedules. Now that China has said it's considering timetables. emissions China global warming energy policy climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation air pollution

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Berkeley Lab solar-to-fuel system for CO2 to ethanol and ethylene; light-powered production of fuel via artificial photosynthesis

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants.

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Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the. Europe Future Cars EU plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen ID

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Berkeley Lab copper catalyst yields high-efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy.

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California Legislature passes $1.5B California Clean Air Initiative to cut emissions; $895M for mobile sources

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The California state legislature has passed a set of bills ( AB 134 and AB 109 ) providing $895 million towards programs that will reduce air pollution from mobile sources which are responsible for 40% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

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For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. California is now preparing for a future in which. emissions California electricity costs renewable energy solar wind energy

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Proterra and LG Chem co-develop new battery cell for heavy-duty market; Proterra sets electric distance record

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Leading electric bus manufacturer Proterra and LG Chem co-developed a battery cell that has been optimized to meet the unique performance and safety demands of the heavy-duty vehicle market. The cell chemistry has been optimized for exceptional energy throughput capability, high charge rate acceptance, and industry leading energy density. Last year, Proterra introduced the Catalyst E2, the longest-range electric transit bus on the market.

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VW e-Golf leases, California after fossil fuels, 1,100-mile electric bus, CR-V Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a couple of Volkswagen electric-car stories, California's plans to eliminate fossil fuels, a very long-range electric bus, and a look at the whys and whethers of China's recent bombshell announcement. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our earlier story on the Honda CR-V Hybrid with photos from last week's. Today in Car News

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British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels.

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36% growth in PCH highlights resilience of car leasing industry

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The resilience of Personal Contract Hire (PCH) has been highlighted yet again, as the sector grew by 36% year-on-year during Q2, according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s (BVRLA) latest survey

Leclanché to develop battery storage solution for Fastned’s network of fast charging stations

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Leclanché SA ( earlier post ) will develop a battery storage solution for Fastned’s fast charging electric vehicle stations, starting with a pilot at two locations. Fastned is a Dutch company installing fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe ( earlier post ). Fastned has built and is operating 63 fast charging EV stations in the Netherlands.

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Video review: Audi SQ7

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When we drove the latest Audi Q7, we declared it to be among the very best SUVs but lacking in style

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China’s first V2X application layer standard released

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The first standard designed for the V2X (vehicle-to-everything) application layer in China has been officially released. The standard (T/CSAE 53-2107) was developed by a working group led by General Motors, together with Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto, with the support of the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles.

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Kia Stonic specs and list prices revealed following Frankfurt reveal

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Following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, full specs for the Kia Stonic have been revealed

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Neste collaborates with Genève Aéroport to offer renewable jet fuel; targeting 1% of annual fuel use from Geneva International

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Neste and Genève Aéroport are partnering on the introduction of renewable jet fuel into aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target will be at least 1% of the annual jet fuel consumption at Genève Aéroport starting late 2018. Aviation is the fastest growing means of transport and thus emissions will grow substantially. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set a target that from 2020 onwards the growth in aviation is carbon-neutral.

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ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

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The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $22 million in funding to 18 projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. Earlier post.) MARINER projects are to develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of macroalgae (seaweed).

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in DSP Concepts; voice user interfaces

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BMW i Ventures has made a strategic investment in DSP Concepts, Inc.—a —a startup company developing embedded digital signal processing audio solutions and a specialist in voice user interface technologies—as part of the startup’s Series A round. Christian Noske, a partner at BMW i Ventures, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors.

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