October, 2018

Audi using machine learning to optimize quality inspections in the press shop

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Audi plans to apply machine learning (ML) in series production. The software Audi has developed recognizes and marks the finest cracks in sheet metal parts— automatically, reliably and in a matter of seconds. With this project, Audi is promoting artificial intelligence at the company and revolutionizing the testing process in production.

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@LATimes Thanks For Publishing @AbcarianLAT Truth & Reality To Soak Up Sad Whitey McWhite White Beer Tears Of @JonahNRO #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: first drive of affordable 258-mile crossover

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Our first test-drive time with the Hyundai Kona Electric included plenty of what’s very familiar to Los Angelenos: plodding along to the next stoplight on wide boulevards, waiting another few minutes, and repeating—with occasional squirts into traffic gaps and quick merges into the carpool lane. It’s a use case that many of the

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Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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Deep cycle batteries or regular auto batteries for your electric car? Don't waste your money

Protean Electric gaining traction in U.S., China with in-wheel motors — finally

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The proof is in the pudding, as the saying goes. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I think it applies to Protean Electric’s current situation. I’ve been writing about Protean since 2012.

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The Electric Highway to the Talison Lithium mine | Day 914-918

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After a month in Perth I left the city and went into Western Australia’s Southwest region. Easy coverable because of […]. The post The Electric Highway to the Talison Lithium mine | Day 914-918 appeared first on Plug Me In.

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Singapore’s HES unveils plans for regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft: Element One

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After 12 years developing hydrogen propulsion systems for small unmanned aircraft ( earlier post ), HES Energy Systems is unveiled its plans for Element One, the first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft. Designed as a zero-emissions aircraft, Element One merges HES’ ultra-light hydrogen fuel cell technologies with a distributed electric aircraft propulsion design.

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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

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In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include. Charging Networks

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#IOMCharge – Bungalow Charge Point Access

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Some of you pointed out last month that the new 22Kw charge point located at The Bungalow on The Mountain had been blocked by a container. Manx Utilities have advised that the Department of Infrastructure have now moved the container to re-establish access to the charge point.

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Jaguar introduces engine noise to silent I-Pace to alert vulnerable road users

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Electric vehicles produce no engine sound, which is quite nice in a noisy, bustling world

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Tesla Releases New Autopilot “Navigate” Feature

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But it still merely suggests lane changes; the driver must make the final call. transportation transportation/self-driving

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New study finds gasoline stations vent up to 10x more benzene fumes than previously thought

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A study led by environmental health scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the release of vapors from gasoline station vent pipes, and found benzene emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations that determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be to the facilities. The findings appear in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

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This Is Why Inglewood Smells Like Butts #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030

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Add Israel to the list of countries planning to ban sales of cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. The Jewish state, however, has put internal combustion engines on a shorter leash than most other countries that have announced such plans. By 2030, the Israeli Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday, cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel

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ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gasoline station fill-up. The wireless system transfers 120 kilowatts of power with 97% efficiency, which is comparable to conventional, wired high-power fast chargers.

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DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The headline sponsors are the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.

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Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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Infineon Technologies AG is the first semiconductor manufacturer to put a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifically for automotive applications on the market. The new OPTIGA TPM 2.0 protects communication between the car manufacturer and the car—which is increasingly turning into a computer on wheels. A number of car manufacturers have already designed in Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM. The TPM is a hardware-based security solution that has proven its worth in IT security.

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LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries ( earlier post ), announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate’s recent funding. Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells. The cells can be charged to 75% capacity in five minutes.

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Bolivian-German lithium extraction project takes major step forward; YLB partners with ACISA

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Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio. Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA). officially sealed their cooperation on the extraction and industrialization. of lithium from Salar de Uyuni. Juan Carlos Montenegro, Head of YLB, and. Dr. Wolfgang Schmutz, CEO of ACISA, signed a partnership agreement in. La Paz. The signing of the partnership agreement by YCB and ACISA represents an important milestone in the.

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Harvard team finds large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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All large-scale energy systems have environmental impacts, and the ability to compare the impacts of renewable energy sources is an important step in planning a future without coal or gas power. Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21 st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar.

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Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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By 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ entire product range will be electrified. There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells. As part of the drive to the last option, Mercedes-Benz is putting the GLC F-CELL—a plug-in hybrid combining a 13.5 kWh battery (gross, 9.3

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Tohoku team finds swirling ammonia in combustion chambers can help reduce NO emissions

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Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have identified a way to reduce harmful NO emissions produced by ammonia fuel during combustion. The process involves swirling the gas with air as part of the power generation process. The finding helps advance research into ammonia as an alternative to carbon-based fuels for cars, airplanes, and power generation facilities. A paper on their work is published in the journal Combustion Theory and Modelling. Left: Vortex structures of swirling flows.

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The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles. These 25 cities, representing just 12% of world passenger vehicle sales, account for 44% of the world’s cumulative electric vehicle sales through 2017.

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Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months. Mercedes-Benz is initially using this type of powertrain in the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. The 13.5 kWh battery in the hybrid vehicles is paired with either a gasoline engine or, for the first time, a diesel engine.

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US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. The funds will be used to retrofit and replace old, polluting diesel vehicles and equipment, including school buses, heavy-duty trucks, tractors and port equipment.

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Georgia Tech team develops high-performance intermediate-temperature sold-oxide fuel cell

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A team from Georgia Tech, with colleagues at the university of Kansas, has designed a high-performance solid-oxide fuel cell that operates directly on nearly dry (only ~3.5 vol% H 2 O) methane at 500 °C, demonstrating a peak power density of 0.37 W cm ?2 2 while maintaining excellent durability (no evidence of coking after ~550 h of continuous operation). A paper on their work is published in Nature Energy. Structure and performance of an intermediate-temperature fuel cell.

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Audi and Umicore developing closed-loop recycling for high-voltage batteries; 95%+ recovery of key elements

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Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can be used again and again. Particularly valuable materials are set to become available in a raw materials bank. Even before the start of the cooperation with Umicore in June 2018, Audi had analyzed the batteries in the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid car and defined ways of recycling.

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OXIS Energy hits 425 Wh/kg with Li-S cell,expects to achieve 450 Wh/kg by end of year

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OXIS Energy UK has achieved 425 Wh/kg on a High Energy 16Ah pouch Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) cell design for HAPS applications (High Altitude Pseudo Satellites) and expects to achieve 450Wh/kg at cell level by the end of 2018. OXIS aims to reach 500Wh/kg by the end of 2019 through its many collaborations and partnerships. At 425 Wh/kg, OXIS has one of the lightest pouch cells currently available and is already attracting significant interest from major players in the aerospace sector.

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ORNL researchers reuse hard disk drive magnets in electric motor

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. The permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an axial gap motor, which can be adapted for use in electric vehicles and industrial machinery.

2018 247

UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes.

Rice team demonstrates more efficient photocatalyst for converting ammonia to hydrogen

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Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient. Their study, published in Science , describes new catalytic nanoparticles which are made mostly of copper with trace amounts of ruthenium metal.

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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division. As one point of comparison, customers bought 54,451 Nissan LEAFs EVs in fiscal year 2017—a 15% increase from 47,423 a year earlier. Speeding up the shift to e-mobility will help us to meet the extremely ambitious CO 2 targets that have been set in Europe, China and the USA.

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Study links carbon fiber microstructure to Li insertion mechanism in structural batteries

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Carbon fibers have already beeen demonstrated as high-capacity Li-ion battery anodes, opening the way for their use as structural electrodes—i.e., simultaneously carrying mechanical load and storing electrical energy. Now, researchers led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have linked the carbon fiber (CF) microstructure to the lithium insertion mechanism and the resulting electrochemical capacity.

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BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore partner to develop sustainable life-cycle loop for EV batteries in Europe

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The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe. The chief objective is to make battery cells sustainable by establishing a closed life-cycle loop. This starts with a recyclable cell design and continues with a manufacturing process that mostly uses renewable energy.

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Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery van is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to StreetScooter specifications.

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Bollinger Motors previews B2 electric pickup

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Bollinger Motors previewed the all-electric, all-wheel-drive B2 pickup truck. The new street-legal B2 Pickup truck leverages the company’s development of the B1 Sport Utility Truck. Earlier post.). As Bollinger Motors moves through the final stages of the B1, the B2 Pickup became a natural addition to their upcoming vehicle suite of distinctively-designed EV trucks. The new B2 incorporates everything that we’ve learned in making the B1, and takes it in an exciting new direction.

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