Mon.Sep 18, 2017

EU COMSYN project for compact gasification and synthesis for biomass-based fuels

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The EU-funded COMSYN project aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The target reduction of the biofuel production cost is up to 35% compared to alternative routes, which translates to less than €0.80/l ($3.62/gallon US) production cost for diesel.

Range Rover plug-in hybrids on sale in U.S. in March 2018

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Six years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid models will both go on sale in the United States in March of 2018. However, the two plug-in SUVs will be global vehicles and differ from. Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in cars

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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A new analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that diesel cars emit more CO 2 than equivalent cars on a full lifecycle basis—i.e., accounting for the emissions generated during production of the vehicle and the fuel.

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

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The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A considerable number of the pricey SUV models sold here have been the Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant: 1,316 out of 8,802 through August, for example. We put 300. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars

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Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability.

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Ontario seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered regional rail trains

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The Canadian province of Ontario is electrifying its GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. A division of Metrolinx, GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

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The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal their interpretation of a future with all-electric and driverless vehicles. Audi was not absent from the theme. DON'T MISS: Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars

Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Enviral, the largest producer of bioethanol in Slovakia, have signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology.

Plug-in hybrid Porsche driven, life with Tesla Model S 100D, GM vs China, Range Rovers with plugs: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a couple of stories on plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs (they're all the rage), along with more on owning a new Tesla, a warning by GM about China, and a couple of self-driving Audi concepts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as always, we ran down last week's important green-car news stories. We also reported on. Today in Car News

Mahindra and Ford to explore strategic cooperation to drive profitable growth in India and other emerging markets

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have agreed to explore a strategic alliance designed to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and expertise and Mahindra’s scale in India and successful operating model. The agreement between the two companies will allow each to leverage their mutual strengths during a period of unprecedented transformation in the global automotive industry. The areas of potential cooperation include: Mobility programs. Connected vehicle projects. Electrification.

Revealed: the world’s most popular cars

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As regular readers of our registration news can attest, the Ford Fiesta has been top of the UK car charts for several years, and with an all-new version now available to order, this will no doubt be a trend that will continue

Massachusetts state agencies increase deployment of XL Hybrids technology to 52 fleet vehicles

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XL Hybrids announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets. The hybrid-electric vehicles will be deployed at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Correction (DOC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Department of Youth Services (DYS).

Simplified Ford Mondeo line-up aims to entice fleet with new sports and luxury models

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Ford is updating its established Mondeo line-up with new sports and luxury models aimed at the fleet market

AEye demos first commercial 360? solid-state LiDAR system

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AEye Inc has completed a successful live metropolitan demo showcasing its solid-state commercial LiDAR system with 360° vehicle coverage. AEye’s high performance system employs a dense 150-vertical-channel LiDAR scanner, paired with region of interest configurability, for enhanced ranges up to 300 meters. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability.

Ballard receives Nisshinbo P.O. for development program to advance use of non-precious metal catalyst fuel cells in material handling

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Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order from Nisshinbo Holdings for a program to assess the potential development of fuel cell stacks using a Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in commercial material handling applications. On 12 September, the two companies announced that they had successfully collaborated on development of the world’s first NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product—the FCgen-1040. Earlier post.).

Ushr locks in $10M Series A funding; HD mapping technology for autonomous vehicles; working with GM

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Ushr Inc., a developer of high-definition (HD) mapping technology and software for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, has secured $10 million in Series A funding, commensurate with its spin-off from GeoDigital, Inc. Forté Ventures led the investment round with participation from EnerTech Capital, Emerald Technology Ventures, and GM Ventures.