October, 2019

#JoeTakesOnTheNews – Bakersfield Ballwasher Uses Lots Of Foamy Soap

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BAE Systems unveils next-generation electric propulsion system for transit buses

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BAE Systems unveiled its next-generation full battery electric power and propulsion system for transit buses. The newest system positions cities around the world to get to zero transportation emissions and improve the range and efficiency of their electric transit bus fleets.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: How GM’s only electric car stacks up after 3 years

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Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the captions write themselves. I was riding shotgun in the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car when a sign loomed up on the left side of the road: “Dismal Nitch.”

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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Morris J-Type to be revived as all-electric van

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Only readers of a certain age should remember Morris Commercial, but that’s due to change in the coming years with the reintroduction of the J-Type van

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Lessons In Losing From Leviton: First Screw Up, Then Blame The Customer, Then Pound Sand

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@LATimes – Here’s MY Analysis

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Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

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The rebooted Aptera Motors has teamed with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies on a long-range, volume production electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors.

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How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

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I didn’t have an opinion on the Leviton brand until their employee, Manny, made me hate them and drove me to let my friends, colleagues and everyone else know how shitty they treated me. On October 10 I got this voicemail from Manny at Leviton.

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BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa.

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

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Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks in California project

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New concept with anthraquinone-based organic cathode advances aluminum battery technology

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Study: curbing diesel emissions could reduce mortality rates in big cities

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Porsche and Boeing to partner on premium urban air mobility market; electric VTOL concept

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Porsche and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace.

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Argonne team develops new electrolyte mixtures that stabilize silicon anodes during cycling; MESA

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte mixture and a simple additive that stabilizes silicon anodes during cycling. An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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29 states and the District of Columbia currently have some form of anti-idling laws

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Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have laws that regulate engine idling, but each of these states has different applications of idle reduction and various exemptions.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 awarded to developers of Li-ion battery

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin; M.

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The most important electric cars for 2020

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Electric-car debuts continue apace for 2020, and not one on our list feels like a rush job from any of their respective automakers. That’s because mainstream electric cars have become deliberate automobiles themselves.

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Medium/heavy trucks were 4% of the US vehicle population in 2017 but accounted for 26% of fuel use

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Trucks in the medium/heavy truck category include tractor trailers, also known as combination trucks, and single-unit trucks.

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ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The European Commission has begun work aimed at post-Euro 6 emission standards for on-road vehicles.

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Denmark proposes banning gas and diesel cars, UK might ratchet up timeline

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The banning of diesel (and potentially gasoline) cars in mainland Europe and the UK appears to be accelerating as a Denmark-led coalition of 11 countries proposed an EU-wide ban on the sale of diesel- and gasoline-powered cars by 2040.

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Relationship between distance driven and economic activity: 1946-2017

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by Michael Sivak. This is the latest in my series of analyses on the relationship between road transportation and economic activity in the United States.

2019 108

PNNL team pinpoints cause of dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries; ethylene carbonate a culprit

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have uncovered a root cause of the growth of dendrites and whiskers that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.

2019 108

Vitesco Technologies supplying electric drive for new volume-production models of Groupe PSA and Hyundai

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Vitesco Technologies, the drivetrain business of Continental, has signed agreements with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply the first fully integrated electric axle drive system for various volume-production models.

2019 108

Audi A6 allroad returns to the US in 2020 with 48V mild hybrid system

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The Audi A6 allroad is making its US return in 2020 with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and quattro with ultra technology.

2019 106

NYK conducts maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) trial with pure car truck carrier

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NYK has conducted what it says is the world’s first Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) trial performed in accordance with the IMO’s Interim Guidelines for MASS trials.

2019 107

Gas nears $4 a gallon in California: Will it give plug-in vehicles a boost?

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Eyes are turning to California as gasoline prices near the $4-per-gallon mark, raising questions regarding how consumers will react if fuel prices cross that critical threshold.

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Subaru and Toyota broaden partnership for electric cars, autonomous tech

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Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will expand their partnership into connected-car programs and a co-developed electric vehicle platform. Toyota will also be taking a larger ownership stake in Subaru, while the latter will acquire equity in Toyota for the first time.

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GM offers to make electric pickup in Detroit, as UAW pushes for more US-made gas vehicles

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GM has committed to building an electric pickup truck in Detroit in its ongoing attempt to negotiate a new contract with the UAW.

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UPS to add more than 6,000 natural gas trucks 2020-2022; $450M investment

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UPS plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450-million investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure.

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Solid-electrolyte-based liquid Li-S and Li-Se batteries can deliver up to 500 Wh/kg

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Anheuser-Busch and Frito-Lay expand electric truck plans

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Your beer and chips just got greener—and no, it's not St. Patrick's Day. That's the case in California, at least, where Anheuser-Busch and Frito-Lay both announced plans this week to replace diesel-powered logistics vehicles with electric trucks.

2019 104

New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x2 pickup EPA-rated at 32 mpg highway in US; new 3.0L EcoDiesel

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Ram Truck announced EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. The half-ton EcoDiesel will be rated at 32 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city for 4x2 models; 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city for 4x4 models.

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Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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Shortly following on the global debut of the electric Taycan in September, Porsche is presenting the third version of the electric sports car: the Taycan 4S. The new model is available with two battery sizes: the Performance battery (79.2

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Study finds damage due to premature mortality from PM2.5 decreased >20% from 2008 to 2014

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In a new study of PM 2.5 related damages, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford have found that, US-economy-wide, gross external damage (GED) due to premature mortality has decreased by more than 20% from 2008 to 2014.

2019 103

KS Kolbenschmidt introducing 5th generation LITEKS piston system for improved fuel savings through friction reduction

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Modern piston assemblies are subject to high demands in terms of both loading and lifetime; in addition, there is the environment-friendly demand for low engine emissions.

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