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Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

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As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. DON'T MISS: LA Metro uses BYD's electric buses L.A.'s s new. Los Angeles California mass transit electric Buses

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Review: Tesla Model S P100D

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The Tesla Model S is a reasonably common site on the UK’s roads now, but it still attracts a surprising amount of attention

Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

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Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage use. Initially, Toyota is looking at how it can use hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles to significantly reduce vehicle emissions in short-haul situations, such as at. emissions zero emissions California hydrogen CARB hydrogen fuel cell semis

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BYD unveils first 45' battery-electric commuter coach bus

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BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, unveiled the first 45-foot battery-electric commuter coach bus at this year’s APTA Expo. Additionally, BYD hosted the largest electric vehicle display at APTA Expo. BYD has more than 27,000 electric buses in service around the globe. BYD offers seven battery-electric coach and bus models, more than any other manufacturer in the North American market today. BYD also manufactures battery- electric trucks and forklifts.

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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike with significant power boost

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BMW has introduced the new Active Hybrid e-bike featuring a significant power boost. The advanced Brose electric motor can be activated as required to supplement the rider’s pedal power, with output of 250 W and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

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Following the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e. The Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid is the larger of the two, but the SUV boasts an identical electrified powertrain to the Range Rover Sport P400e. Both plug-in. Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in cars Jaguar Land Rover

Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 ?C; new avenues for energy storage and hydrogen production

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A ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 ˚C (1,673 K) can transfer high-temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.

GM's Barra backpedals from "mandated" electric car statement

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Tuesday to walk back from earlier statements that China would be artificially creating demand by mandating electric cars in the future. “Clearly we believe that the Chinese market will have the highest electric vehicles most quickly because of the regulatory environment,” she said, according to. China Mary Barra

Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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At its Innovation Day in Hamburg, Volkswagen Truck & Bus—which includes the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands— outlined its technology roadmap to transform the logistics chain in a sustainable way.

Oxford aims to be world's first zero-emissions city

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The college town of Oxford, England, is poised to become the first municipality in the United Kingdom to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars from its city center. A proposal headed to the Oxford City Council has four stages that would culminate in a city free of vehicular emissions by 2035. Initially, the city hopes to ban gas and diesel cars. Diesel Gasoline England

GM appoints Pamela Fletcher to position of Vice President – Global Electric Vehicle Programs

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GM is appointing Pamela Fletcher to the newly created position of vice president, Global Electric Vehicle Programs. For more than a decade, Fletcher has been in leadership roles supporting the engineering of GM’s electric vehicle and self-driving technologies, most recently as executive chief engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies.

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Electric cars taking over cities, industry executives weigh-in, a plug-in hybrid Range Rover: Today's Car News

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Today, Fiat-Chrysler's outspoken CEO casts doubt on electric cars, while Oxford in the U.K. and Los Angeles are betting big on going gas- and diesel-free. Talk about contradictory. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors' CEO had her own things to say about electric cars. Toyota is starting to test a semi with powertrain derived. Today in Car News

Sumitomo Electric launches high quality SiC epitaxial wafer

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has launched a high quality SiC epitaxial wafer, “EpiEra”, which attains a more than 99% defect free area in a wafer. Power devices are semiconductor devices used in a wide range of applications such as power transmission, trains, automobiles, and electric appliances. They are increasingly required to offer higher efficiency at lower energy consumption.

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo to offer new engine variant

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Following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and with its launch coming up in November, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo aims to offer a unique combination of luxurious interior comfort and flexible practicality, packaged within a truly elegant design

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NAS: concerns remain about rail transport for energy liquids, gases; pipeline, maritime have more comprehensive safety system in place

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New, seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – pics, specs and prices

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Volkswagen has revealed further details about its latest large, seven-seat SUV, the Tiguan Allspace, which is due to hit the UK early next year

Magna joining BMW, Intel and Mobileye platform as integrator to bring autonomous driving technology to the market

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In 2016, BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced their collaboration to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021. The three are creating a standards-based open platform—from door locks to the datacenter—for the next generation of autonomous cars. Earlier post.) Subsequently, Delphi joined the effort as a partner. Earlier post.).

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DOE to award up to $4M for medium/heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engine research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. ( DE-FOA-0001813 ). The objective of the new FOA is to address barriers to adoption of natural gas vehicles through early-stage research on medium- and heavy-duty on-road engine technologies. The programmatic goal is to enable natural gas engines that can cost-effectively achieve diesel-like efficiency while meeting current and future emissions standards.

DOE-supported CO2-capture project hits major milestone: 4 million metric tons

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A large-scale CO 2 capture technology made possible through support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory has captured and transported its 4-millionth metric ton of CO 2. Air Products and Chemicals designed, built, and is operating the state-of-the-art CO 2 -capture and storage system at their hydrogen-production facility located at the Valero Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Earlier post.).

eNow demonstrates solar-powered zero-emissions Transport Refrigeration Unit

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eNow has demonstrated a solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment. The new TRU, branded “Rayfrigeration,” achieved emission reductions of 98% N 2 O, and 97% PM over a five-month test period. TRUs are traditionally powered by high-polluting, small diesel engines.