June, 2017

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

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While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's fine as far as it goes. Beyond that, things get hazy pretty quickly, we've found.

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Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) for the first time have jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction.

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10 years of Nissan Qashqai – from sketch to success

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It’s a measure of how successful a model is when it not only completely changes the automotive landscape but it also remains the segment class leader

2017 21

DOE awarding $2M to CMU-led project to develop PGM-free cathodes for fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy is awarding roughly $15.8 million for 30 projects working toward the discovery and development of innovative, low-cost materials needed for hydrogen production and storage and for automotive fuel cells ( earlier post ).

2017 46

LiquidPiston receives $3M Rapid Innovation Fund award from US Army for 2kW hybrid-electric genset

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LiquidPiston, Inc. LPI), a developer of advanced multi-fuel-capable rotary combustion engine technology, has been awarded a $3-million Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) award from the US Army to develop an innovative ultra-portable 2kW diesel Compact Artillery Power System (CAPS).

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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV being built now; Europe launch this year, U.S. in 2018

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While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have trumpeted the electric crossover utility vehicles they will offer in 2018 and 2019, a smaller competitor is keeping pace with the German giants. The British brand Jaguar won praise for the design of its I-Pace electric SUV on its debut at last November's Los Angeles auto show. Now, that vehicle is already in pilot. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

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A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity rolled out its streetlight car charging ports two years ago, but the German company has now spread its innovation to the UK.

Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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The 2018 Toyota Camry, the new eighth-generation of the most popular mid-size sedan in the world and the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years, will be going on sale in the US in late summer. Toyota unveiled the 2018 Camry at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January.

2017 38

Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

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Renault Trucks leading FALCON project to cut heavy-duty tractor-trailer fuel consumption 13%

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Renault Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, is leading the FALCON (Flexible & Aerodynamic Truck for Low CONsumption) consortium project to develop a complete heavy-duty tractor-trailer combination to consume 13% less fuel than a standard coupling towed by a Renault Trucks T.

2017 35

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

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Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers.

2017 36

Polestar to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

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Volvo Cars announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced that Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Polestar.

2017 35

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

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Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure

2017 36

How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

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It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against failure for either 8 years/100,000 miles or 10 years/150,000 miles, depending on which state you live in. The followup is often: OK, then, what does a battery cost once my car's out. Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement

2017 36

Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars

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Volvo Cars, automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together with Zenuity, a newly-formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv ( earlier post ), to develop next generation self-driving car technologies. Volvo Cars is committed to having Level 4 autonomous cars for sale by 2021.

2017 35

Hydrogenics to provide 1,000 fuel cell bus power modules to Blue-G in China; $50M deal

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has signed a Purchase and License Agreement for technology and fuel cells with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation (Blue-G) in China.

2017 35

High-performance tin anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Nanjing University in China, using a titanium nitride (TiN) nanotube array as the substrate, has synthesized a high-performance composite tin anode (TiN@Sn) for Li-ion batteries.

2017 35

Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. Furthermore, the Volkswagen brand will in future supply 2.0 TDI engines for GAZ light commercial vehicles, opening up new business opportunities in international markets. Additionally, Volkswagen Truck & Bus signed a letter of intent with GAZ Group which will enable the companies to identify the possibilities for a long-term strategic partnership.

Volkswagen and JAC launch new JV for electric cars for mass market in China; 1st vehicle in 2018

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In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC). Each of the partners is to hold a 50% stake in the new company. The new joint venture, which has initially been concluded for a term of 25 years, will develop electric vehicles and launch them on the hotly contested Chinese mass market.

2017 35

Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The decision triggers investments of around NOK 2 billion (US$238 million), realizing a 60-70% cost reduction per MW from the Hywind demo project in Norway.

2017 35

DOE releasing $20M in funding to ARPA-E awardees; NEXTCAR and REFUEL projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is honoring additional commitments to 10 previously selected Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awardees for a total of $20 million. This completes the approval process for projects selected in ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) ( earlier post ) and Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) ( earlier post )programs.

Hydrogenics to provide fuel cell systems for four Scandia fuel-cell trucks in Norway

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract to deliver four HyPM-HD90 fuel cell systems to be integrated into Scania hydrogen trucks owned and operated by ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. Earlier post.) Additional terms were not disclosed. The first Scania hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to be operational by late 2018.

2017 35

Greaves and Pinnacle partner to launch opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn engine for 3-wheelers

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Greaves Cotton Limited, one of the leading engineering companies in India with core competencies in diesel and gasoline engines, farm equipment and gensets, and Pinnacle Engines, the developer of a high compression ratio, four-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture engine ( earlier post ), announced a technology partnership for the launch of a novel opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn BSVI-compliant engine for 3-wheelers in India.

2017 35

Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid; second electrified vehicle program to Graz line-up

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BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. Magna’s Graz facility will then be the production home for two premium electrified vehicles: the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE. Production of the new BMW 5 Series marks the successful continuation of the strategic partnership between the BMW Group and Magna that started more than 15 years ago.

2017 34

New MAHLE unit for aftermarket R1234yf service in US

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The new ArcticPRO ACX1250 air conditioning (A/C) service unit by MAHLE Service Solutions economically services R1234yf vehicles. R1234yf is the new low global warming potential (GWP) worldwide A/C refrigerant that has entered the US market and is designed to be environmentally friendly with the intent of reducing its impact on global warming. As the use of R1234yf continues to grow, automotive technicians will increasingly be asked to service vehicles with this new refrigerant.

2017 34

Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

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Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. They represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when the first-generation Toyota Prius was launched in Japan. Through 2010, all the full-hybrid vehicles introduced by Ford and General Motors used systems designed around a pair of. Driving Plug-In Hybrids

2017 34

Ricardo collaborates with California Fuel Cell Partnership on hydrogen trucks; TCO assessment

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modeling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership (TCO) of future fuel cell trucks, and hydrogen stations necessary to support commercial operation. Ricardo Strategic Consulting’s proprietary Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling capability, provides insights on the economics of fuel efficient technologies, both today and in future.

2017 34

UBC engineers use fiber from recycled tires to develop more resilient concrete

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University of British Columbia (UBC) engineers have used polymeric scrap tire fibers (STF) to develop a more resilient type of concrete that could be used for concrete structures such as buildings, roads, dams and bridges, while reducing landfill waste.

2017 34

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 33

Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

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Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Range anxiety, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure—or even awareness that it exists—and high purchase prices all play a part in the challenges faced by electric cars. However, a new. Batteries sales Study New car sales plug-in cars

2017 33

Solar jobs have grown 20 percent a year since 2012; coal, not so much

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Here's a little quiz on a topic much discussed over the past couple of years: jobs. How many people work in the U.S. coal industry? Not just miners, but office staff, too. And, how many people work for solar-energy companies in the U.S.? DON'T MISS: Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis Coal mining was a mainstay of. global warming jobs climate change renewable energy solar wind energy Donald Trump

2017 33

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation. That was the case with. battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement Battery Life

2017 32

Hyundai Ioniq Electric: what happens when battery is run down to the end?

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One owner has now run his 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric's battery down all the way to "empty" so other owners know what to expect. The Ioniq Electric is EPA-rated at 124 miles of range from the 28-kwh battery pack that powers an 88-kilowatt (118-horsepower) electric motor.

2017 33

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

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Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual range. Gentle drivers who drive mostly at lower speeds can greatly outdo that combined range, while steady driving at maximum highway speed will cut a significant percentage off. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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