Mon.Aug 14, 2017

Senate panel rejects clean-energy cuts, boosts DoE funding instead

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The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently exhibited a quality somewhat rare in U.S. politics these days: bipartisanship. The committee released a lengthy report on the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy that walks away from the Trump Administration's efforts to defund clean energy. In fact, the committee voted on a. Politics government senate Department of Energy DOE renewable energy clean energy Donald Trump

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ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

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Is the Tesla Model 3 really 'Car 2.0'? Maybe not: here's why

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Like the company's three previous electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 launched into production with a splashy media event during which owners received the keys to their new cars and the company's fans applauded. Like the Model S and Model X, production is starting at very low rates, with the rate of increase—to 5,000 cars a week by December 31. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

With the 2040 sales ban in the near-distance, can the internal combustion engine stage a fightback?

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Ever since Michael Gove’s announcement a few weeks back that new petrol and diesel car sales would be banned from 2040, there has been a tailspin feel

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

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Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China. Its portfolio is mostly made up of small sedans, multi-purpose vehicles (small minivans), hatchbacks, and a crossover utility vehicle, but the brand recently undertook its. China General Motors minicar GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seat

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Ryder to be exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for electric truck maker Chanje Energy; first orders

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Ryder System, Inc. will become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California based medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) and energy services company. Earlier post.) As part of their future technology strategy, Ryder has placed its initial order of Chanje vehicles, the first of which will be distributed to Ryder locations in strategic US markets and be available for ChoiceLease customers in the coming weeks.

Honda Jazz gets a fresh face for 2018

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Honda has revealed an updated version of its Jazz which will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It gets styling tweaks plus

Recent on-road real-world emission testing in India highlights disparity between cycles, gasoline and diesel

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The International Council on Clean Transportation ( ICCT ) recently contracted with the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) of India to conduct laboratory and on-road testing of three in-use passenger vehicles—two diesel and one gasoline—to investigate the real world emission performance of passenger vehicles in Indian roads.

We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

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Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date with a friend prompted us to wander into the Ford. Mobility

Energy Renaissance secures government support to build 1GWh Li-ion battery plant in Darwin, Australia; partnership with 24M for semi-solid-state technology

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Australian startup Energy Renaissance, backed by engineering group UGL, says that it has secured support from the Northern Territory Government to build a 1GWh Li-ion battery factory in Darwin. Energy Renaissance says it has an exclusive partnership with 24M, a developer of semi-solid lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.).

Mini E next month, Lunar Rover at 46, Ford Hub visit, Model 3 assessed: Today's Car News

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Today, a baffling visit in NYC, a tiny two-seat electric car for China, whether the Tesla Model 3 should really be dubbed "Car 2.0," and how does the Lunar Rover compare to a modern electric car? All this and more on Green Car Reports. As always, we ran down last week's top green-car news stories on Saturday. How does the all-electric Lunar Rover. Today in Car News

New Federal-Mogul Powertrain high thermal conductivity seats and guides keep engine valves cooler; improved combustion, lower emissions

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain will debut new materials for valve seats and guides with improved thermal conductivity at the 2017 IAA Show in Frankfurt, Germany next month. Suitable for series production, the new High Thermal Conductivity (HTC) materials and Thermal Interface Material (TIM) coating can reduce valve head temperatures by up to 70°C, allowing improved combustion and lower emissions.

VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia; automated driving; links to China

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The objective of Project CAVLANE is to develop new services, products and standards for border crossings in particular.

Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox establish JV for high-precision GNSS positioning services; automated driving

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Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox have created Sapcorda Services GmbH , a joint venture that will bring high precision GNSS (global navigation satellite system) positioning services to mass-market applications. Sapcorda will offer globally available GNSS positioning services via internet and satellite broadcast and will enable accurate GNSS positioning at centimeter level. The services are designed to serve high-volume automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

Austin study teases out changes in behavior in wake of suspension of Uber and Lyft service

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Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Columbia University surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to examine how their habits changed after Uber and Lyft pulled drivers out of the city due to a local law change. In May 2016, Austin voters blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed the companies to keep using their own background-check systems.