April, 2018

Tuesday April 24, 2018

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Orange County orders 10 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 10 Xcelsior hydrogen fuel cell electric, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (10 equivalent units). OCTA and New Flyer are partners in the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium ( FCEBCC ) project.

2018 132

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

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Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume crossover utility intended to be more affordable than the. Elon Musk Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model Y

2018 83

Blue Bird electric school buses in pre-production, deliveries this year; Type C & D configurations

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Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. Blue Bird is the only school bus OEM to offer electric Type C & D configurations. Earlier post.) Blue Bird electric buses have completed certification testing; they are now in pre-production. Blue Bird RE Electric.

2018 129

Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year.

2018 126

Impact Coatings delivering fuel cell PVD coatings to Michelin

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Impact Coatings, which develops and sells technology for PVD-coatings of fuel cell plates and vehicle reflectors, recently received its first production order for Ceramic MaxPhase coatings from Michelin.

2018 121

NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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XL recently completed a successful pilot deployment of school buses with Careful Bus Company in New York City outfitted with the XL hybrid system. The XLH system uses regenerative braking during deceleration and electric assist during acceleration to increase fuel economy.

2018 119

Researchers develop two-step, one-pot process for synthesis of benzene from microalgal oils

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Benzene, an aromatic hydrocarbon, is a natural component of crude oil and is one of the elementary petrochemicals. It is used as a precursor to the manufacture of more complex chemicals, and, with a high octane number, is an important component of gasoline.

2018 119

Japanese researchers estimate 16M tonnes of rare earth deposits in deep-sea mud off Japan; hundreds of years of supply

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A team of Japanese researchers from multiple institutions has calculated that an area of deep-sea mud in the western North Pacific Ocean near Minami-Torishima Island, Japan, contains more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY).

2018 118

Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. This initiative will more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart stores across the US.

2018 115

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 production. This plant, featuring the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr, is being built at the San Luis Potosí site.

2018 113

Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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Researchers led by a team at UC Berkeley have demonstrated high-capacity manganese-rich cathodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries.

2018 112

Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, is taking its new Ford Transit LightningElectric model ( earlier post ) on the road, showcasing the recently released vehicle efficiency ratings of 61 MPGe on in-town routes and 66 MPGe on highway.

2018 112

Engineers propose coordinated control architecture for motion management in ADAS systems

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Engineers from Loughborough University in the UK and Jaguar Land Rover have proposed a coordinated control architecture for motion management in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to increase safety and comfort across all vehicles, regardless of ADAS specifics.

2018 111

NUS team discovers bacterium that produces only biobutanol directly from cellulose

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A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose to biobutanol.

2018 111

Volkswagen to offer 48V mild hybrid version of eighth-generation Golf in 2019

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Volkswagen will launch a 48V mild hybrid version of its globally best-selling Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative.

2018 109

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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2018 108

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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Audi has produced the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which it will deploy as a race taxi in Formula E starting with the race in Rome on Saturday 14 April.

2018 108

Volkswagen Braunschweig to build up to 500K battery systems per year for MEB EVs

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Volkswagen Braunschweig has been awarded the contract to further the development and production of battery systems for the Modular Electric Drive Modular System (MEB).

2018 107

Continental expanding automated driving tests on the autobahn

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Continental is expanding its global development activities for the safe launch of automated driving. The engineers are now testing their prototype vehicles on autobahns in Lower Saxony under real traffic conditions.

2018 104

Team develops high-capacity Li-ion sulfur battery; no Li-metal anode

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The “classic” high-energy capacity Lithium-sulfur battery is predicated on the use of a sulfur-based cathode and a Lithium-metal anode.

2018 104

Momentum Dynamics deploys 200 kW wireless charging system for electric transit buses in Wenatchee, WA

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Momentum Dynamics has commissioned the US’ first 200 kW wireless charging system for a battery-electric transit bus fleet. The wireless charging system is now operational on a BYD K9S bus at Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington.

2018 104

DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. (

2018 104

BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in Oberschleissheim, just north of Munich, the facility will allow the company to continue developing its expertise in this field of work.

2018 104

Indian ride-sharing company Ola to put 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months, 1M by 2021

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India-based Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, launched “ Mission: Electric ”, with a commitment to place 10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.

2018 104

EIA: US exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

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The United States exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.2 billion gallons set in 2011, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

2018 103

Study projects future EVs to have 30-70% lower environmental impacts that current EVs when changes to electricity generation are considered

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Numerous studies have tackled the future environmental impact of battery-electric vehicles; the resulting assessments are highly uncertain.

2018 104

Study shows hybrids and EVs to drive lithium and cobalt demand by a factor of 10 to more than 20

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A new study by researchers at Leiden University in The Netherlands, with colleagues at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, shows that climate policies can strongly increase metal demand.

2018 103

In addition to 48V hybrid, VW presents new EA 288 Evo diesel 12V mild hybrid & TGI Evo natural gas engines

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Volkswagen showcased three new drive systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium: the new 48 V mild hybrid system that will debut on the eighth-generation Golf in 2019 ( earlier post ); new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants; and an advanced natural gas engine.

2018 102

Colorado issues $10M RFA for private sector partners to build fast charging stations along major highway corridors

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has released a request for applications ( RFA ) inviting private sector partners to build fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) along most major highway corridors in Colorado, including I-25, I-70, US 36, US 40, US 50, US 160, US 285 and US 550.

2018 102

Hurtigruten to contract Rolls-Royce to upgrade nine cruise ships from diesel to hybrid gas power

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Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade program to hybrid power.

2018 102

Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place.

2018 102

Ceres Power unveils 5 kW SteelCell SOFC stack, V5 SteelCell technology

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College, recently unveiled a new 5kW stack platform and the latest advancements of its SteelCell V5 solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Earlier post.).

2018 102

City of Gdynia orders 30 Solaris Trollino trolleybuses with Li-ion battery packs for off-wire driving

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The city of Gdynia in Poland has signed a contract with Solaris for the delivery of 30 trolleybuses worth more than 95 million PLN (US$28 million) in total. The order includes 16 articulated Trollino 18s, and 14 Trollino 12s, which are already well-established in Gdynia.

2018 102

Study finds carbon capture & storage could be financial opportunity for conventional ethanol plants

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Jilin team develops crystalline porous salts with high proton conductivity; application for fuel cell membranes

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Researchers at Jilin University in China have developed a new class of self-assembled crystalline porous organic salts (CPOSs) featuring high proton conductivity for applications such as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells.

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