November, 2019

New analysis suggests Uber adding significantly to pollution and traffic in European cities

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Uber is adding more polluting car trips to already-clogged European cities such as London and Paris, new analysis by European NGOs suggests —contributing to air pollution and climate change and exploding the company’s sustainability claims.

2019 393

LA Critics Say “The Meating” Is Best Play Yet By Greenius

Creative Greenius

See for yourself: climate change Climate Emergency comedy Community Activists Culture environment environmental justice, environmental racism Theatre Joe Galliani Ruskin Group Theatre

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Electric Car Facts and FAQ

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Tesla Cybertruck revealed: $39,900 starting price, up to 500 miles of range

Green Car Reports

Is Tesla really serious about its radically different Cybertruck, revealed by CEO Elon Musk to a packed room of fans Thursday night? It’s serious enough to already price the truck, open it up for orders, and lock in many specs.

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End of Life EV recycling

Discover EV

Wading into a topic that always generates healthy debate, our technical correspondent, Rob Marshall, adds fresh research to the evolving topic about EV's true green credentials

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Driving the Tesla Model 3 in Australia

My Electric Car

I had the opportunity recently to experience the Model 3. This isn’t an in-depth review of the nitty gritty details of the car but more an overview and general impressions of this stunning vehicle. Plenty of Youtube video reviews are available that go in to much more detail.

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Volkswagen making Car.Software an independent business unit; investing €7B by 2025

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Starting 1 January 2020, the Volkswagen Group’s Car.Software organization will operate as an independent business unit. As a Group company, the Car.Software organization will centralize the associates and subsidiaries within the Group that develop car software and software for the digital ecosystems.

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Keynote Trailer: Holland to New Zealand by Electric Car

Plug Me In

One Man. One Car. One Mission. Zero Emissions. 1222 days. 34 countries. 100,450km from Holland to New Zealand in an […]. The post Keynote Trailer: Holland to New Zealand by Electric Car appeared first on Plug Me In.

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How many Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs will Ford build? We’ve got numbers

Green Car Reports

In presentations before and during the launch of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, the company said several times that the electric SUV that expands its pony-car range wasn’t a compliance car.

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2019 SEMA Show roundup

Discover EV

Called the Mustang Lithium, the car is a test bed for next-generation EV technologies which will see use in future models

2019 82

UK police to trial 210hp Ford Ranger Raptor pick-up

Green Cars News

Police forces across the UK are set to trial Ford’s latest blue-light vehicle – a 105mph Ford Ranger Raptor

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Volkswagen of America collaborates with EV West to electrify a 1972 Type 2 Bus

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Showcasing the possibilities of the e-Golf powertrain to motivate classic VW models, Volkswagen of America recently commissioned west coast electric vehicle conversion specialist EV West to construct an electrified Volkswagen Type 2 Bus. The professionally harvested stock powertrain and 35.8

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Be on The LookOut For This Friend Of Freddy

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NTSB Investigation Into Deadly Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Reveals Lax Attitude Toward Safety

Cars That Think

New documents suggest that neither Uber, the state of Arizona, nor the car’s operator were vigilant. transportation transportation/self-driving

BMW and VW aim for close control over batteries, don’t want to make them

Green Car Reports

Like nearly all global automakers, BMW has decided it doesn’t want to manufacture battery cells.

2019 122

Tesla Model 3 and BMW i3: long term test review

Discover EV

My name is Gina Purcell and in September 2019 I replaced my 2004 Audi S4 V8 Avant Auto with a nine-month-old Approved Used BMW i3S

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Ford Mach-E SUV: All we know about the Mustang-inspired EV

Green Cars News

There’s an all-electric SUV coming from Ford, and it’s set to take inspiration from the legendary Mustang muscle car

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Stadler and SBCTA sign contract for first hydrogen-powered train in US; FLIRT H2

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Stadler and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) have signed the first contract to supply a hydrogen-powered train to run in the United States. SBCTA awarded the contract with an option to order four more vehicles in the future.

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The majority of vehicle buyers are older than 54

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by Michael Sivak. In this analysis, I compare the age composition of buyers of new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in 2007 and 2017. The data for 2007 came from IHS Markit and they apply to the buyers during the calendar year, while the data for 2017 were calculated from the information published by Wards Intelligence and they apply to the buyers of the model-year vehicles. The original source of the latter information was, in part, J.D. Power and Associates.)

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DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Molten carbonate electrolysis can produce a range of carbon nanomaterials, including graphene, from CO2 at high yield

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Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and George Washington University in the US report in a new paper in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research that a range of important carbon nanomaterials can be produced at high yield by molten carbonate electrolysis.

2019 315

XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States.

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Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis. The company delivered beer from the local Anheuser-Busch brewery to the Enterprise Center using only zero-emission trucks.

2019 304

Heliogen launches, achieves > 1,000 ?C from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes

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Heliogen, a company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, recently announced its launch and also said that it has—for the first time commercially—concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

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Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award

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Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the second International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Motor Company and H 2 Energy set up its joint venture (JV), Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, in April 2019. Earlier post.) The goal of the cooperation is to expand Europe’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem by implementing the use of fuel cell trucks.

2019 297

Tesla unveils its Cybertruck electric pickup

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At a livestreamed event in Los Angeles, Elon Musk unveiled his company’s latest creation, the electric pickup Cybertruck. The idiosyncratically designed truck will come in three powertrain versions: single-motor RWD; dual-motor AWD; and tri-motor AWD.

2019 290

ExxonMobil, FuelCell Energy expand agreement to optimize carbonate fuel cell technology for large-scale carbon capture

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ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc. signed a new, two-year expanded joint-development agreement to further enhance carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities. The agreement, worth up to $60 million, will focus efforts on optimizing the core technology, overall process integration and large-scale deployment of carbon capture solutions.

2019 290

Audi boosts range and efficiency in e-tron; extra 25 km in WLTP

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Audi is introducing a standard technical update for its first all-electric product, the e-tron. This combines optimized drive system hardware with software adjustments to improve efficiency. As a result, all versions of the e-tron SUV will come off the assembly line with an extra 25 kilometers (15.5

2019 286

BMW targeting doubling energy density of battery cells by 2030, with current i3 as basis

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The BMW Group has pooled its years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Center in Munich. The purpose of the facility is to advance battery cell technology and carefully dissect the production processes. The new Battery Cell Competence Center puts us in an enviable position.

2019 285

Nikola Corporation to unveil novel battery cell technology; 500 Wh/kg on production cell

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Nikola Corporation said that it has developed a new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 Wh kg -1 on the material level and 500 Wh kg -1 on the production cell level—including casing, terminals and separator—more than double current lithium-ion battery cells. The Nikola prototype cell eliminates binder material and current collectors, enabling more energy storage within the cell.

2019 284

Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting technique that can be used to produce lightweight aluminum windings with a higher groove fill factor to replace copper windings in electric motors. In one study, they found that the aluminum coils increase the continuous output of the electrical machines compared to the copper windings, reduce the operating temperature and at the same time save weight and raw material costs.

2019 279

Lucid’s Atieva powers Formula E Season 6 with spec battery pack

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Atieva, the Silicon Valley-based technology wing of Lucid Motors, announced that the spec battery pack of its own design will power the entire 24-car Formula E field for the upcoming 2019/20 race season in association with its partners. The Formula E battery pack was conceptualized, designed, tested, and manufactured by Atieva at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Newark, California. The 2019/20 season will be the second consecutive Formula E season powered by the Atieva-designed battery pack.

2019 273

Lexus introduces the UX 300e, its first EV, in China; on sale in China and Europe in 2020

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Lexus is introducing its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in the Chinese and European markets in 2020, and in Japan early in 2021.

2019 272

Harvard study links short-term exposure to PM2.5 with risks of common but rarely studied causes of hospital admissions; substantial economic costs

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Hospitalizations for several common diseases—including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections—have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM 2.5 ), according to a comprehensive new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition, the study found that even small increases in PM 2.5

2019 271

Canadian study links exposure to ultrafine particle air pollution to brain cancer

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Greater exposure to ambient ultrafine particles (UFPs, according to a new study by a team of researchers in Canada in the journal Epidemiology. This is the first study to suggest a relationship with the incidence of brain tumors, although previous work has shown that nanoparticles can get into the brain and that they can carry carcinogenic chemicals. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Epidemiology.

2019 267

JRC: Traffic measures could effectively reduce NO2 concentrations by 40% in European cities

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Concentrations of the harmful NO 2 pollutant across 30 major European cities could be reduced by up to 40% with the correct traffic policy measures, according to EU Joint Research Center (JRC) scientists.

2019 265

Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

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In Los Angeles, Ford unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. When it arrives in late 2020, Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard (75.7 kWh Li-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery) options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles.

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