August, 2018

US households are holding on to their vehicles longer

Green Car Congress

The turnover of household vehicles has slowed since 2009, based on US Department of Transportation surveys of household vehicle travel, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. The 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) reported that the average vehicle—including cars, trucks, and vans—has increased from 9.3 years in 2009 to 10.5

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California Assembly Forced To Do The Right Thing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

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A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco next month. The report released Thursday shows that even as the state implemented stricter emissions standards than other states and. global warming energy

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Day 1: My first electric vehicle experience

EV Driver

We invited Eleanor Rumbold to write a guest blog post for us as she recently had her very first experience of electric vehicle driving and charging , and her story raises some interesting points that are probably quite common amongst newbies to the EV world! So, over to Eleanor. E-Car Club.

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ChargeNet NZ wins Low Carbon Future Award

ChargeNet

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network infrastructure provider, ChargeNet NZ, is delighted to have been recognised in its efforts to secure a low carbon future for New Zealand.

2018 52

GYON adds name to long list of Chinese EV startups

China EV

LOS ANGELES — Can you believe it? Another EV startup — that will produce “affordable luxury” electric vehicles — has popped up. It is called GYON — name is an acronym for “Grow Your Own Niche.”

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Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s heavy-duty fuel cell range extender ( earlier post ) will power two new zero-emission hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks that will operate for a one-year period as part of a FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project in southern California. The Loop-powered, long-haul trucks will work in demanding road operations, towing up to 80,000 pounds of freight throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles regions.

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The first Volt from GM was also a plug-in hybrid, but it was built in 1980

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Chevrolet's Volt wasn't the original, or even the first Volt from GM. Electric Auto Corporation receives that distinction for their car built in 1980, at the height of America's second gas crisis. It built the Silver Volt, a plug-in hybrid based on a contemporary Buick station wagon—16 years before the GM EV1. CHECK OUT: Modern electric cars. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 97

Top five cars for under £200 per month

Green Cars News

Our price-busting articles on the five cars you can lease for around £100 a month and the best five EVs and hybrids you can lease for less than £250 a month remain some of the most popular on ContractHireAndLeasing

2018 51

The New USPS Forever Stamps Have a Touch of Magic

Go Ultra Low Blog

From simple children’s birthday parties to elaborate Broadway spectaculars, magic shows are a staple of the entertainment industry. The art of illusion appeals to us because it dodges our senses and perceptions, leaving us to ask ourselves how the magician did it.

2018 52

Auto Consultant Lawrence Burns Dishes the Dirt on Waymo

Cars That Think

Burns's book "Autonomy" offers an insider's take on Google's self-driving car spinoff. transportation transportation/self-driving

CSIRO fills fuel cell vehicles with H2 produced by novel membrane technology; H2 from NH3

Green Car Congress

In a successful demonstration of technology capability, researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have filled Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicles using ultra-high purity hydrogen produced in Queensland using CSIRO’s novel H 2 -NH 3 membrane separation technology. Earlier post.). Ammonia (NH 3 ) has high capacity for hydrogen storage—17.6 based on its molecular structure.

2018 236

PussyGrabber Says Counsel Definitely Not Member Of Animal Kingdom #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 174

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

Green Car Reports

Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from a-little-better-than-before to still-abysmal. This week, the DOE noted that of all the energy splashed into a conventional car's gas tank, only 12 to 30 percent actually goes to move the car

2018 96

Top five low deposit car leasing deals

Green Cars News

Top five low deposit car leasing deals

2018 51

New Hawaii Stamps Depict Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

Go Ultra Low Blog

Hawaii has the nickname, “the Aloha State.” ” This refers to its reputation for affection and hospitality among its people. Granting that, few can deny that Hawaii is also known for incredible natural beauty, a temperate climate and some of the best waves the world over.

2018 52

Colorado Prepares to Install “Smart Road” Product by Integrated Roadways

Cars That Think

A basket of sensors buried in the pavement will measure the speed, weight, and trajectory of vehicles that pass over it. transportation transportation/infrastructure

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California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) and a Draft Environmental Analysis (Draft EA) for public comment. CARB will conduct a public hearing on 27 September in Sacramento to consider the proposed ICT Regulation. As currently written, the ICT contains a number of elements to bring about the transition to a complete zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet. ZEB is defined as a bus with zero tailpipe emissions.

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Ravenous Rich Seek To Harvest Redstone Vegetable #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Nissan sells its battery business, 225-mile Leaf e-Plus to get LG Chem batteries

Green Car Reports

When it comes to electric-car batteries, Nissan is no longer going its own way. The company that launched the first modern, mass-market all-electric car has sold its electric-car battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) to Envision Group, a Chinese renewable energy company. The two firms announced the deal on Friday.

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Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

Green Cars News

Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

2018 51

The Latest AC/DC Stamps Spark Controversy

Go Ultra Low Blog

Of the many pleasures that come with stamp collecting, learning about culture in any given era stands near the top. Commemorative stamps showcasing artists, musicians, dancers and writers remind society of the things it values…or once valued.

2018 52

Insurance Institute Spots Problems in Driver Assistance Systems

Cars That Think

Even the best systems on the market sometimes require the driver to jump in to correct errors. transportation transportation/self-driving

2018 40

First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

Green Car Congress

The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The lithium-ion automated guided vehicle (AGV), weighing 26.5 tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August. Diesel-powered AGV at CTA will be replaced step-by-step. A pilot project to test a lithium-ion AGV prototype coupled with an automatic electric charging station has been under way at CTA since autumn 2016.

2018 233

Garcetti Not Ready, But Big Ego Holds Steady – #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

Green Car Reports

Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines in vehicles produced between 2010 and 2015. The engines were installed in everything from big rigs to so-called "vocational trucks," such as. Diesels

2018 92

Top five EVs and hybrids for under £250 a month

Green Cars News

Top five EVs and hybrids for under £250 a month

2018 51

CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

Green Car Congress

An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon. Source: CSIRO. The National Hydrogen Roadmap sets out a path to develop the action and investment plans required to realise the full benefits of a hydrogen economy.

2018 230

DOE analysis finds ongoing decrease in direct fuel cell vehicle costs

Green Car Congress

A new analysis of the cost of current (2017) direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by a team from the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and Strategic Analysis found the lowest estimated system cost to date for high annual production rates. The highest volume predictions, for 100,000 and 500,000 units per year, result in a total system cost of $50/kW net and $45/kW net , respectively.

2018 226

Japan researchers develop all-solid-state batteries with low resistance at electrode/solid electrolyte interface

Green Car Congress

A team from Tohoku University and Tokyo Tech have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. The fabricated batteries, reported in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , showed excellent electrochemical properties that greatly surpass those of traditional and ubiquitous Li-ion batteries.

2018 224

California Air Resources Board approves sales of XL’s electrified Ford F-250

Green Car Congress

XL received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14 th CARB executive order achieved by the company. XL has earned the highest number of CARB executive orders for commercial vehicle electrification in the automotive industry. .

2018 223

INL study suggests fast charging can take longer in cold temperatures

Green Car Congress

New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer fast charging times when temperatures drop. The reason: cold temperatures impact the electrochemical reactions within the cell, and onboard battery management systems limit the charging rate to avoid damage to the battery.

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New Cadillac XT4 compact luxury SUV for China features GM Tripower propulsion system

Green Car Congress

The all-new Cadillac XT4 compact luxury SUV that is coming to China later this month features the all-new General Motors TriPower propulsion system that incorporates multiple innovative technologies, and that is also deployed on the Silverado with a 2.7-liter engine. Based on an optimized single-cylinder architecture design, the XT4’s all-new 2.0L

2018 219

Study concludes cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

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A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness.

2018 217

Jaguar Classic to offer electric E-types

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Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale. The news follows the iconic EV sports car’s successful debut in concept form at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September 2017. Combining its restoration expertise with cutting-edge technology from the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Classic will offer tailor-made E-types restored and converted to electric power at the same Classic Works facility as its outstanding E-type Reborn restorations in Coventry, UK.

2018 215

Team from Daimler, ZBT, Jülich finds impact of air pollution on fuel cell power and lifetime “significant”

Green Car Congress

Traffic-related air pollutants can lead to a short-term loss of power and long-term reduction in lifetime for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). However, while research has been carried out on the reaction mechanisms, the impact of this for vehicles has not been studied extensively under real-world conditions.

2018 213

Cumulative PEV sales in California at 8.6% of 5M 2030 goal; BEVs at 4.4%

Green Car Congress

A new report from the California Center for Jobs & The Economy indicates that. cumulative plug-in vehicle (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) sales in California have reached 8.6% of the 2030 goal of 5 million units. Full battery-electric vehicle sales are at 4.4%. Source: “State’s Progress on 5 Million Zero Emission Vehicles by 2030: Q2 2018 Results”. In Q2 2018, PEV sales were 35,466 vehicles, up from 22,427 from Q2 2017 and up by 8,255 from Q4 2017.

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