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ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

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President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to go. However, in 1971, NASA sent a remarkable piece of equipment into space with astronauts—the Lunar Rover—which was actually designed and built by General Motors. Fun Stuff plug-in cars NASA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Review: Bentley Bentayga

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Bentley was once described as the creator of the “world’s fastest lorry

MIT, Toyota team clarifies role of iodide in Li-air batteries

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Lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries potentially could offer three times the gravimetric energy of current Li-ion batteries (3500 Wh/kg at the cell level); as such, they are looked to a potential solution for long-range EVs.

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Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 open-wheeled electric retro roadster; new 30 kWh pack, prototype motor

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Nissan Motor Corporation and its Infiniti brand revealed a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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NATO-funded Serbian-led project developing biofuel from algae

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Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from algae.

ARB report: 1,600 fuel cell vehicles in California, 29 stations active; need to accelerate station deployment

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Researchers estimate 1.30 million premature deaths in China in 2013 due to PM2.5 exposure

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Using new PM 2.5 exposure methods, researchers in China have estimated 1.30 million premature deaths in China in 2013 due to PM 2.5. Their findings, presented in a paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , are consistent with other estimates (1.37 million and 1.36

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Wärtsilä designing first hybrid propulsion system for fish farming ship

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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

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What to Include on a Professional Invoice

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Six essential components of an effective invoice

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Chart, Ground Force Worldwide deliver first LNG/diesel dual fueling vehicle

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Chart and Ground Force Worldwide (GFW) have launched of the first dual LNG/diesel fueling truck, designed and built for a large rock quarry customer in Florida.

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New graphene-zinc oxide composite solid lubricant reduces friction and wear on steel surfaces

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Researchers at Purdue University have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant—a novel graphene-zinc oxide composite—that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found in various applications, from air compressors to missile systems.

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Hyundai previews near-production-ready next-gen fuel cell SUV; new eco-vehicle development roadmap

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At a special preview event held in Seoul, Hyundai Motor provided an early glimpse of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is due to launch early next year.

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U Delaware team develops efficient catalyst for production of renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes from biomass under mild conditions

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A team at the University of Delaware has synthesized renewable jet-fuel-range alkanes by hydrodeoxygenation of lignocellulose-derived high-carbon furylmethanes over ReO x -modified Ir/SiO 2 catalysts under mild reaction conditions (170 ˚C, 5 MPa).

Deutsche Post DHL Group, Ford unveil early build StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van; 150 pre-production vehicles

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans in Cologne, Germany.

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Hyundai Mobis develops on-board bi-directional charger for V2G applications

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Hyundai Mobis has developed an on-board, bi-directional charger for plug-in vehicles. The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows the vehicle to supply electricity in its battery to the grid. The power supplied by the vehicle can also be used as emergency power in homes.

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Finnish NGO UFF to use Neste Renewable Diesel in trucks

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UFF (U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf), a Finnish non-profit environmental and development organization, will use Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain.

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Michigan State team identifies new enzyme to boost seed oil production for biofuels

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Michigan State University researchers are experimenting with harvesting seed oil to make biofuels. In a recent study published in the journal The Plant Cell , the researchers show that the chloroplast, where plant photosynthesis occurs, also participates in new ways to provide seed oil precursors.

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Toyota and Servco Pacific pilot test new car share application in Hawaii

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Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Servco) have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu. The suite of software and services is an important part of Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) which will offer various functions to enable a more convenient mobility experience.

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Austin study teases out changes in behavior in wake of suspension of Uber and Lyft service

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Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Columbia University surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to examine how their habits changed after Uber and Lyft pulled drivers out of the city due to a local law change. In May 2016, Austin voters blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed the companies to keep using their own background-check systems.

Autoliv collaborating with Seeing Machines to develop driver monitoring systems for autonomous vehicles

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Automotive safety system provider Autoliv, Inc. will collaborate with Seeing Machines, a provider of computer-vision-based human-sensing technologies, to develop next-generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the United States 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured, in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015 alone.

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DOE invests $17.4M in projects to advance recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts. Earlier post.) DOE will invest $17.4 million to develop and test REE recovery systems originally selected and designed under phase 1 of a prior funding opportunity announcement through DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

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Upgraded diesel engine joins Honda Civic line-up in Europe

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A comprehensively revised 120 PS (88 kW) 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range in Europe from March 2018, offering a combination of performance and efficiency. The new engine is one of the first units to be officially tested under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) fuel consumption and emissions cycle, which comes into force this year.

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New Flyer advances second year production of diesel-electric hybrids for SEPTA; IAP II electrification

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New Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, is advancing production of 105 Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). It is the second installment of a five-year contract for 525 hybrid buses approved by SEPTA in May 2016.

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VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia; automated driving; links to China

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The objective of Project CAVLANE is to develop new services, products and standards for border crossings in particular.

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Navistar to end production of proprietary medium-duty 9/10-liter diesel engine by 2018

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Navistar will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, Ill., by the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The majority of engines produced at Melrose Park are medium-duty 9/10 liter engines used in International Class 6 and 7 vehicles, for which alternative engine options are currently offered in all applications.

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Raleigh-Durham Airport to buy 4 Proterra electric buses and charging infrastructure

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The Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) Authority has approved the purchase of four Proterra Catalyst E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure. This purchase marks Proterra’s first airport customer and the first airport electric bus deployment in the Carolinas.

Continental develops digital “CB Radio 2.0” VoicR app

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Continental’s new VoicR app enhances communication especially for drivers and fleets. Users record short voice messages and send them to persons nearby or to users all over the world. As known from the analog CB radio, VoicR uses predefined public channels as well as personalized channels. This direct communication between connected users allows service providers the quick and targeted implementation of customer demands.

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Harvard researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

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Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal. The research is published in Advanced Materials. Self-healing materials aren’t new—researchers at SEAS have developed self-healing hydrogels, which rely on water to incorporate reversible bonds that can promote healing.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles joining BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in developing global autonomous driving platform; Level 4/5 by 2021

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BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world-leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for global deployment.

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New pilot trial of UQM PowerPhase Electric Drivetrain System (DT) with European transit bus OEM

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UQM Technologies Inc. announced a European OEM will conduct a pilot trial of the UQM full electric drivetrain solution, the PowerPhase DT. The OEM will be running two of the DT systems for evaluation with the long term goal of an all-electric transit bus production program. The UQM PowerPhase DT pairs any of UQM’s PowerPhase HD propulsion systems with Eaton’s two-speed transmission and Pi Innovo’s transmission control unit. All combined, this is a bolt-on, fully electric drivetrain system.

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Florence taxi drivers choose Nissan LEAF

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Last year, the municipality of Florence, Italy called a tender notice that involved 70 new electric taxi licenses, all of which have now been allocated. Nissan LEAF is now the most popular EV taxi in Florence after 67 taxi owners decided to buy a Nissan LEAF ENEL EDITION. In addition, Nissan provided a free Wi-Fi hotspot capable of powering up to eight devices—an advantage for customers and tourists who choose to hail a ride with a Nissan LEAF.

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University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst

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University of Sydney team advances rechargeable zinc-air batteries with bimetallic oxide–graphene hybrid electrocatalyst. Researchers at the University of Sydney, with colleagues at Nanyang Technological University, have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks hindering the commercialization of rechargeable zinc-air batteries. Zinc-air batteries are powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air.

Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturing

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised. Their system uses acoustic and other physical techniques to confirm that the printer is operating as expected, and nondestructive inspection techniques to verify the correct location of tiny gold nanorods buried in the parts.

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