Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Connecticut aiming to revise EV incentive for low-income households

Green Car Reports

The incentives that many states have provided to plug-in vehicle buyers have for the most part been a success; though they’ve also in many cases been a learning experience Connecticut is a good example, and the state is in the middle of a revamp of its program, called the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR).

Successful launch of VW sub-brand JETTA in China; ~30k vehicles in 3 months; ~80% SUVs

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Volkswagen has successfully launched its sub-brand JETTA in China with the new SUV VS5 and the VA3 sedan. Since market entry in September, nearly 30,000 vehicles were delivered to customers; almost 80% of JETTA deliveries were SUVs.

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Valvoline released a hybrid-specific motor oil: Do you need it?

Green Car Reports

Electric cars give notice to one of the biggest profit drivers for the American auto-service sector: the oil change. Not so fast, though. Hybrids and plug-in hybrids have essentially the same oil-change needs as non-hybrids. And in the U.S.

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Study finds rapid health benefits following air pollution reduction

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Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and significant impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new open-access research published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study by the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) reviewed interventions that have reduced air pollution at its source.

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Software update for Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV adds real-world miles

Green Car Reports

Jaguar boasted prior to the rollout of the I-Pace that the electric crossover would be capable of a wide range of over-the-air update functionality, with the potential, in the same way Tesla has used updates, to tweak power management, cooling behavior, and things like regenerative braking—to make the vehicle more efficient or, perhaps.

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Baker Institute-led group to develop nationwide protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon

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Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has initiated a working group to develop a United States protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon in their soil. The current system for voluntary carbon transactions is broken and needs to be fixed, group founders said.

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Mustang Mach-E origin, I-Pace gets more range, oil for hybrids: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Mustang Mach-E has a very interesting origin story. The Jaguar I-Pace gets more range, but not a higher EPA range rating. Connecticut tries to steer away from incentivizing Teslas. And do hybrids need special motor oil? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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VW T-Roc Cabriolet: A niche too far?

Green Cars News

This week Volkswagen announced that production of its new T-Roc Cabriolet has got underway at its factory in Osnabruck

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Lublin orders 20 electric buses, 15 trolleybuses from Solaris

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The public transport authority Zarz?d d Transportu Miejskiego (ZTM) in Lublin has ordered 20 electric buses and 15 trolleybuses from Solaris. The value of the orders exceeds PLN 106 million (US$27.4 million). The new vehicles commissioned by public transport authority ZTM include 15 articulated Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses and 20 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses.

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Election 2019: Coalition calls for certainty over Plug-In Grant support

Green Cars News

Over twenty automotive, environmental, EV charging and fleet organisations have joined forces with the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) to encourage continued support of the Plug-in Car and Van Grants

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ECS, Toyota Research Institute release RFP for 2020-2021 fellowship award; focus on fuel cells and solid-state batteries

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ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., is seeking proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology. Proposals for the 2020-2021 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology are due by 31 January 2020.

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Jaguar I-Pace to get range-boosting software update

Green Cars News

Jaguar has announced an early Christmas presents for drivers of its I-Pace: a free software updates which will improve battery performance and increase range by up to 12 miles

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HollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year

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HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products, plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia, New Mexico refinery (Navajo Refinery). The RDU will have a production capacity of approximately 125 million gallons a year (9,000 BPD) and allow HollyFrontier to process soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks into renewable diesel.

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