December, 2019

Volkswagen demonstrates first successful real-world use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen AG has successfully demonstrated the world’s first live use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing.

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Older Than Your Grandpa’s Edsel

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Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch.

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EV will go twice the distance of a petrol or diesel car on £5

Discover EV

Electric cars cost around half as much per mile to run as their petrol or diesel equivalents. Research done by Carwow found that for a fiver, you'll still be driving in an EV long after a 'normal' car has run out of fuel.

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Launching in early 2021, the $50K – $60K Audi Q4 e-tron EV will offer 280 e-miles

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Audi says its Q4 e-tron compact crossover will enter the luxury EV marketplace in early 2021. It’s the second pure electric vehicle release for the Bavarian automaker, following the Audi e-tron SUV. A third e-tron, the GT sedan, will be coming soon.

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Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.

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Green Car Reports’ Car of the Decade: Tesla Model S

Green Car Reports

Ten years ago, the Volt Dance was still fresh in our minds; Ford CEO Alan Mullaly invested more in its electric programs and said that by 2020 EVs would become more important than hybrids (and more dominant in the company’s lineup); the Leaf was on its way to be something very, very big; and we really had our bets on at least one of.

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With a 1,500-mile range, is an aluminium-air derived battery the solution to range anxiety?

Green Cars News

Green power and polar ice caps are often heard in the same sentence when discussing clean energy sources, but Trevor Jackson’s use is a little different

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MG ZS EV In-Depth Review 2019

Discover EV

The MG ZS EV is the first family- and wallet-friendly electric car. Discover EV was invited to the launch at MG’s multimillion dealership in the heart of London but only got the chance to drive it for 30 minutes. This time we had a week to review it

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This Volvo and Harris Poll Study investigates the state of EVs in America

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Volvo Car USA has teamed up with The Harris Poll to deepen insights into the American opinion across four core themes: design, safety, technology and environment. These insights are distilled into “Volvo Reports” and will feature a different topic each month.

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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, and Georgia Tech has developed a a wave-energy-driven electrochemical CO 2 reduction system that converts ocean wave energy to chemical energy in the form of formic acid, a liquid fuel.

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Aeva Unveils Lidar on a Chip

Cars That Think

Aeva says its high-performance lidar will sell for less than US $500; VW is buying it. transportation transportation/sensors

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VW Project e-Bus electric Microbus builds Buzz with e-Golf transplant

Green Car Reports

Haven't gotten your fill of classic cars converted to electric powertrains? You're in luck, thanks to this incredibly clean VW Microbus.

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Volkswagen ID.3 makes UK debut at Tesco charging point

Green Cars News

Volkswagen ID.3 makes UK debut at Tesco charging point

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EV battery lifespan is better than you think

Discover EV

EV battery lifespan is one of the most commonly misconceived parts of electric car ownership.

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Tesla China megafactory reached 1500 per week

Supercharged EV

Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is currently producing about 1,500 vehicles per week. Tesla's currently hiring to ramp to more than 3,000 Model 3 a week. Made-In-China (MIC) Model 3 deliveries to non-Tesla employees will start January 2020. By mid 2020, 70% of MIC Model 3 components will be locally sourced, with a goal to fully source its components locally toward the end of next year. First delivery

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Sheffield Forgemasters leads $14M project to industrialize electron beam welding for nuclear reactors; SMR application

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UK-based engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters is leading a consortium of partners in a £10.5-million (US$14 million) project to explore the industrialization of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies.

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AI System Warns Pedestrians Wearing Headphones About Passing Cars

Cars That Think

A safety system for pedestrians detects nearby cars based on the sounds they make. transportation transportation/safety

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LA region wants 80 percent of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2028

Green Car Reports

It's no secret that California leads the nation in pushing for electric (and electrified) vehicle volume, but the state's southern region is moving for an even more accelerated approach, calling for 80% of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2028.

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Volkswagen ID.3 makes UK debut at Tesco charging point

Green Cars News

Last year, Volkswagen announced it had partnered with Tesco and Pod Point to install around 2,400 EV charging points

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Guide to EV energy tariffs

Discover EV

Electricity tariffs for electric vehicles are big business. All major suppliers now have tariffs specifically designed to meet the needs of EV owners, and there is an ever-growing array of companies which specialise in green, EV-specific supply

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Whether related to the stock market, presidential elections or climate, December is the month to make predictions for the coming year and decade. So what battery trends should we expect for the upcoming 2020-2030 decade? 1.Lithium-ion batteries will power more applications — electrification of everything: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry highlights the progress lithium-ion batteries achieved in the past four decades.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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Hand-Tracking Tech Watches Riders in Self-Driving Cars to See If They’re Ready to Take the Wheel

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A new system tracks a rider’s elbows and wrists to see how quickly they could take control of a self-driving car in an emergency. transportation transportation/self-driving

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Toyota vs. electric cars: Smart strategy, or Innovator’s Dilemma?

Green Car Reports

As we enter 2020, carmaking giant Toyota produces and sells the majority of the world's hybrid cars and SUVs. That may prove to be a problem over the next decade.

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All-new Seat Leon hatchback previewed ahead of January reveal

Green Cars News

Seat is set to reveal the all-new Leon next month, with a teaser video hinting at what’s to come

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Servicing an EV is cheap and easy

Discover EV

Electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle servicing and maintenance isn’t well reported. Even owners may not be aware of what an EV service entails. We talk to aftersales training specialists, Pro-Moto, to find out what’s really going on within the industry to cater for these cars

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Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Earlier post.) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date.

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Simple process for the production of fuel additives from residual forest biomass

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Researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, with colleagues at the Université de Toulouse, France, have developed a process for the direct production of levulinates from cheap residual lignocellulosic biomass using an affordable homogeneous catalyst.

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BYD secures Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to date: 259 eBuses for Keolis

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BYD has secured the largest single order to date for full battery-electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis. The landmark order comprises 259 BYD eBuses scheduled for programmed delivery from next summer.

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Nexeon acquires key Si anode patent sets

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UK-based Nexeon, a company engineering silicon materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries, has acquired three important sets of patents relating to the use of silicon in lithium ion battery anodes.

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Ballard-powered fuel-cell tram-buses from Van Hool now in revenue service in France

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Ballard Power Systems announced that 8 ExquiCity tram-buses built by Van Hool NV and powered by 8 Ballard FCveloCity-HD 100-kilowatt fuel cell modules have been inaugurated at a ceremony in Pau, France and are now in revenue service in Pau’s Bus Rapid Transit System.

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DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average fuel economy for all light vehicles on the road today is 22.3 miles per gallon (mpg) and the average annual miles driven is 11,484 miles. The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4

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Average annual highway vehicle miles traveled per capita varies by state

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On a per-capita basis, the number of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on the nation’s roads varies from a low of 5,300 annual miles in the District of Columbia to 16,900 annual miles in Wyoming. These data are for 2017, the most recent year for which vehicle miles of travel are available.

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10 Solaris trolleybuses for Bergen, Norway

Green Car Congress

The Norwegian operator Keolis Norge AS has ordered 10 Solaris Trollino articulated trolleybuses for Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city.

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EPFL team develops on-board system to capture CO2 from trucks; reducing emissions by 90%

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Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO 2 emissions by almost 90%. The EPFL system captures CO 2 directly in the trucks’ exhaust system and liquefies it in a box on the vehicle’s roof.

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