Tue.Oct 08, 2019

29 states and the District of Columbia currently have some form of anti-idling laws

Green Car Congress

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have laws that regulate engine idling, but each of these states has different applications of idle reduction and various exemptions.

Denmark proposes banning gas and diesel cars, UK might ratchet up timeline

Green Car Reports

The banning of diesel (and potentially gasoline) cars in mainland Europe and the UK appears to be accelerating as a Denmark-led coalition of 11 countries proposed an EU-wide ban on the sale of diesel- and gasoline-powered cars by 2040.

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New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x2 pickup EPA-rated at 32 mpg highway in US; new 3.0L EcoDiesel

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Ram Truck announced EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. The half-ton EcoDiesel will be rated at 32 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city for 4x2 models; 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city for 4x4 models.

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Will Tesla's purchase of battery maker lead to proprietary cells?

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Tesla's quiet acquisition of a Canadian battery manufacturer may be the first significant indicator yet that the Silicon Valley EV builder plans to develop its own future battery tech. Some time over the summer, Tesla discretely purchased Ontario-based Hibar Systems Ltd., Electric Autonomy Canada reported on Friday. The acquisition only came to

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EERE announces lightweight turbocharger turbine wheel challenge

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a new manufacturing prize as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge: the Lightweight Turbocharger Turbine Wheel Challenge. Photo credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Payment not accepted: Volta's free DC fast charging network starts soon

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A California-based company is taking the ad-supported model popularized by smartphone apps and applying it to the next generation of vehicle infrastructure with a nationwide network of free DC fast charging stations. Volta announced last week that it will build 150 stations over the course of the next year, it said in its announcement. This first. Infrastructure charging

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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California will meet its 2030 climate targets more than three decades late, in 2061, and could be more than 100 years late in meeting its 2050 target if the average rate of emissions reductions from the past year hold steady, according to a new study tracking more than a decade of environmental and economic indicators in the state.

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Audi, the city of Ingolstadt and Telekom cooperate on 5G technology

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Audi and Deutsche Telekom are entering into a 5G technology partnership together with the city of Ingolstadt. The goal is to use the new 5G technology to make urban mobility safer, more digital and more sustainable. The memorandum of understanding is the basis for the development of a digital transport infrastructure that in the long-term will offer people greater road safety, better traffic flows and real-time digital services.

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First drive review: 2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid casts market superstar as supporting character

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Audi sells more Q5 crossovers in the U.S. than any of its other models. And so it follows that Audi expects the upcoming Q5 2.0

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LanzaTech China JV reports 9M gallons of ethanol made from steel flue gas; new JV for PET

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Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., a joint venture between carbon recycler, LanzaTech, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, and its New Zealand partner, TangMing, have successfully produced more than 9 million gallons of ethanol from recycled steel mill emissions in their first year of operation.

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Top five things that make new drivers nervous

Green Cars News

Are you a relatively new driver? Do you lack confidence in certain situations? New research questioning 1,000 newly qualified motorists revealed that some tasks can prove troublesome for those that lack experience, with a few even going out of their way to avoid certain situations

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NYC Comptroller Stringer and investors with $1.1T urge GM to get on board with the California compromise agreement on vehicle standards

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New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and a coalition of 25 major investors with $1.1 trillion in collective assets under management called on General Motors (GM) to join other OEMs in the compromise agreement with California and other states on clean vehicle standards.

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New #NEMA standard to enable coexistence of C-V2X & DSRC for connected vehicle roadside infrastructure

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A new National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standard will harmonize and could accelerate deployment of connected vehicle roadside infrastructure technology, according to a preview of the Standard presented at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITSGA) Annual Meeting in Athens, GA.

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