June, 2015

Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Who Is Lying In Hermosa Beach This Week?

Creative Greenius

Remember that story I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a phony police report being filed against me that the Hermosa Beach Police Department twice confirmed had never been filed? Turns out the Hermosa Beach Police Department wasn’t telling the truth about that. They will tell you that they had a record keeping system snafu. I will tell you that when they were twice asked to tell the truth they did not do so.

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Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

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The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds.

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Electric cars win the day at Pikes Peak taking 1st and 2nd place overall

National Green Transportation

Rhys Millen and Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, both driving electric cars in the 93rd running of the Pikes Peak Hillclimb race, on Sunday, took 1st and 2nd place in the overall ranking with preliminary times of 9:07

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. Earlier post.) The new R8 e-tron delivers 340 kW (456 hp) of power; acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com. During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap.

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Toyota unveils new diesels with advanced thermal insulation combustion; 15% more fuel efficient, 25% more torque; 44% thermal efficiency

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2.8-liter 1GD-FTV direct-injection turbo diesel engine. Click to enlarge. Toyota has introduced a new line of turbodiesel engines with more torque, greater efficiency and lower emissions.

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24M emerges from stealth mode with new semi-solid Li-ion cell; <$100/kWh by 2020

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Stealth-mode battery start-up 24M has introduced its new semi-solid lithium-ion cell.

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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TCF, the manager of the Garcia River Forest Project, would like to enable its increasing number of redwood trees to reach the 1,000-year-old status of some of their neighbors, like this one. Click to enlarge.

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London.

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2nd-life Chevrolet Volt batteries help power new IT building

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GM is using five used battery packs from Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars to help power the new General Motors Enterprise Data Center at the Milford Proving Ground.

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GreenGT to present H2 fuel cell racer on Paul Ricard Circuit

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On 27 June, during the French leg of the FIA WTCC, GreenGT will present the GreenGT H2, a hydrogen fuel cell racing car, on the Paul Ricard circuit.

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Lux: China’s advanced energy storage market to quadruple to $8.7B in 2025; 85% share by transport

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Driven by environmental problems, a growing auto industry, and a big policy push, China’s advanced energy storage market will be worth $8.7 billion in 2025, more than quadrupling from the current $1.7

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost.

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IH2 technology licensed for demonstration plant to convert woody biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuels

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SynSel Energi AS has entered into an IH 2 (Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion) process demonstration license agreement with CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company Ltd, a member of the CRI Catalyst group (CRI), a global group of catalyst technology companies.

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Bolloré Bluecar EV being assembled at Groupe Renault plant in Dieppe

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The Groupe Renault Dieppe plant in northern France has started assembling Bolloré’s all-electric city car Bluecar , from bodies and parts brought in by Bolloré. This is in line with the partnership agreement between the two companies of 9 September 2014. Earlier post.).

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McGill team develops simple system for reversible H2 storage using organic cyclic hydrocarbons; alternative route to solar fuels

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A team at McGill University in Canada has developed a reversible hydrogen storage/release system based on the metal-catalyzed hydrogenation and photo-induced dehydrogenation of organic cyclic hydrocarbons at room temperature.

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Mercedes-Benz residential energy storage systems now available for reservation

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The Mercedes-Benz energy storage systems for private use are now available for reservation; interested parties can place a reservation at www.schlauerspeichern.de without obligation.

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Proterra Catalyst electric bus sets records at Altoona in efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration

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Proterra has completed the structural testing program at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center with its new Catalyst battery-electric bus ( earlier post ), in the process setting records for efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration. The full public Altoona report is available here.

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Across the US on one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel

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A team of motorsport enthusiasts will attempt to drive from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel 21-26 June 2015.

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Opinion: The Dark Side Of The Shale Bust

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By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. The fallout of the collapse in oil prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil flows.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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In Europe, Volkswagen has introduced the new Golf TSI BlueMotion featuring a new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder with low fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km (54.7 mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine.

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Toho Tenax’s prepreg helps to cut 1.1MW Tajima Rimac electric racer’s weight

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Teijin Limited announced that carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax Co., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, is used in the lightweight body of a new 1.1

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Samsung SDI introduces 5.5 kWh and 8.0 kWh residential energy storage units

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Samsung SDI unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. The new 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh units join the existing 3.6kWh system. The new residential EES integrates the PV inverter, battery PCS and Li-ion battery.

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Mercedes-Benz sets Pikes Peak diesel record with near-production C 300 d

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Mercedes-Benz has set a new record for the diesels in the Pikes Peak hill-climb race with a near-production C 300 d 4MATIC. Test driver Uwe Nittel completed the 19.99 km (12.4-mile) route—which includes 156 bends with a change in altitude of 1439 meters (4,721 feet)—in just 11.37 minutes.

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New lifecycle analysis of WTW GHG emissions of diesel and gasoline refined in US from Canadian oil sands crude

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In a new, comprehensive study, a team from Argonne National Laboratory, Stanford University and UC Davis ITS has estimated the well-to-wheels (WTW) GHG emissions of US production of gasoline and diesel sourced from Canadian oil sands.

“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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Like other major automakers, Audi (and its parent Volkswagen Group) is working on meeting its medium-term regulatory requirements (e.g.,

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Evolute Drives seeking investors for MSYS multi-speed transmission for hybrids and EVs

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Evolute Drives, incorporated as a separate entity by its sister company Drive System Design (DSD) ( earlier post ), is seeking investors to help commercialize its high efficiency MSYS multi-speed transmission system for hybrids and electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

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Tesla Model S, Three Years Later: What Electric Car Taught Us

Green Car Reports

Three years ago today, the very first production Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan was delivered to its buyer. That would be Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, who's also a Tesla board member.

2015 114

Ford assessment of two cylinder deactivation strategies for award-winning 3-cyl. EcoBoost

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A comparison of the benefits of two different cylinder deactivation operating strategies for downsized 3-cylinder engines such as the 1.0L EcoBoost. The largest difference proved to be in cost. Schamel et al. Click to enlarge.

2015 114

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

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With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car is also breaking some machinery.

2015 114

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. And kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity. Rescuing kittens? Even better! Now, to our delight and amazement, we've got a story that ties both of them together.

2015 114

Jaguar Land Rover showcases remote-control and autonomous 180? turn technologies

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Jaguar Land Rover is showcasing two of the prototype technologies that its UK-based research team are developing to deliver autonomous driving in the future: remote control via smartphone and autonomous multi-point turning.

$39M cellulosic biorefinery project 2G Biopic launches in Europe

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Project partners have launched the cellulosic biorefinery project 2G Biopic; the project is funded by the EU as part of the 2020 Horizon program. 2G Biopic stands for “2nd Generation BIoethanol production based on Organosolv Process at atmospherIc Conditions”.

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Chevrolet introduces new Cruze; new 1.4L EcoTec turbo, new 1.6L diesel coming to US in 2017

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Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze—larger, lighter, and more efficient than its predecessor. The new Cruze will be offered in more than 40 global markets and goes on sale first in North America in early 2016. A new, standard 1.4L

2015 112

New generation GKN Hybrid Power flywheel hybrid system for Audi R18 e-tron

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Among its many other changes, the hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro that placed third at the Le Mans 24 Hours this past weekend featured a new generation of the Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid energy storage system, developed by GKN in collaboration with Audi Sport. Earlier post.)

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Porsche takes top two spots at Le Mans, Audi third

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The second-generation Porsche Team 919 Hybrids ( earlier post) took first and second place at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans (the 83 rd running).

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