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Study finds air pollution and GHG costs of crude-by-rail nearly 2x pipeline costs; much larger than spill and accidents costs

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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that the air pollution and greenhouse gas costs of shipping crude by rail are nearly twice as large as those for oil pipelines.

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Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. The announcement expands upon Colorado, Nevada, and Utah's previous. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Review: Tesla Model S P100D

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The Tesla Model S is a reasonably common site on the UK’s roads now, but it still attracts a surprising amount of attention

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Deutsche Post DHL Group, ZF deploying test fleet of autonomous electric delivery trucks based on NVIDIA Drive PX

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Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the world’s largest mail and logistics company, and ZF, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, have partnered together to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018.

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

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New plasma synthesis process for one-step conversion of CO2 and methane into higher value fuel and chemicals

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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike with significant power boost

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BMW has introduced the new Active Hybrid e-bike featuring a significant power boost. The advanced Brose electric motor can be activated as required to supplement the rider’s pedal power, with output of 250 W and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque.

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Efficient Drivetrains, Shannxi Automotive reveal PHEV Class 8 cement mixer truck

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) announced the expansion of its electric drive solutions portfolio into the construction industry.

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Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 ?C; new avenues for energy storage and hydrogen production

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A ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 ˚C (1,673 K) can transfer high-temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.

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Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

Motiv Power Systems providing two battery-electric refuse trucks to LA

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Motiv Power Systems is deploying two battery-electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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At its Innovation Day in Hamburg, Volkswagen Truck & Bus—which includes the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands— outlined its technology roadmap to transform the logistics chain in a sustainable way.

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Fisker and solid-state LiDAR partner Quanergy to showcase Fisker EMotion at CES in January

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Fisker Inc. will showcase the all-new EMotion luxury electric vehicle with Quanergy Systems at the upcoming 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Quanergy System will be integrating five of Quanergy’s S3 solid-state LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ) into the Fisker EMotion.

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NVIDIA introduces new Drive PX AI computing platform for Level 5 autonomous vehicles: Pegasus

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At the GPU Technology Conference in Munich, NVIDIA unveiled Pegasus, its new NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI computing platform designed to handle Level 5 driverless vehicles.

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DOE: highway vehicles responsible for a declining share of pollutants

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Highway vehicles are responsible for a declining share of pollutants in the US, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). More than half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%.

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GM provides a few more details on SURUS fuel cell four-wheel steer concept truck

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Earlier this month, GM outlined its electric path to zero emissions, and introduced SURUS—the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)—a fuel-cell-powered, four-wheel steer concept vehicle on a heavy-duty truck frame that’s driven by two electric motors. Earlier post.)

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Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

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As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. DON'T MISS: LA Metro uses BYD's electric buses L.A.'s s new. Los Angeles California mass transit electric Buses

Electric cars win on energy efficiency vs hydrogen, gasoline, diesel: analysis

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If you want to drive the absolute cleanest car possible – and if you’re reading this site, we’re willing to wager that you do – then you need to calculate the total well-to-wheels energy use of the car and everything you put into its tank or battery. When it comes to comparing types of vehicles – hydrogen, standard. hydrogen fuel cell

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Velodyne LiDAR more than quadruples production for autonomous vehicle surge

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Velodyne LiDAR has more than quadrupled production for its high-performance LiDAR sensors to meet strong global demand. As a result, Velodyne LiDAR’s sensors are immediately available via distribution partners in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, with industry standard lead-times for direct contracts. Velodyne leads the market in real-time 3D LiDAR systems for fully autonomous vehicles.

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Electrified cars start down the pay-per-month road

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A few taps at a smartphone will soon cue up white-gloved same-day delivery of a shiny, new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid—if you happen to be in Atlanta. The Netflix of cars is finally here, although it's a bit more than than $11 you'll pay to binge watch "Entourage." MORE: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV Starting

Tesla has now sold 250,000 electric cars, more than GM (but fewer than Nissan)

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Electric-car maker Tesla posted its best quarterly sales results in company history after it closed out the third quarter with 26,150 units sold. Despite the figure's cause for celebration, the figure may be interpreted as a downside by some since the third quarter's sales in 2017 just inched past Q3 2016 with a 4.5 percent increase. With the Q3. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Car Sales

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Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

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Whether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification. The numerous announcements from automakers declare their brands will begin electrifying all vehicles post a certain date; to be clear, that does not mean cars will be solely electric. What it does likely mean is a widespread adoption of 48-volt. Batteries mild hybrid Bosch 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

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France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the country will stick to the 2040 timeline, France's capital city of Paris announced a more aggressive timeline. Ten years ahead of the country as a whole, Paris will phase out. Diesel Gasoline Europe emissions France plug-in cars

Renault creates new grid-energy subsidiary: Renault Energy Services

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Groupe Renault, Europe’s number one manufacturer of electric vehicles, has formed a new subsidiary: Renault Energy Services. The aim of this new subsidiary is to have an active presence in the energy and smart grid sectors, both of which are fundamental to the expansion of electric mobility. Renault Energy Services will function much like a start-up and its objective is to invest in smart grid-related projects by forging privileged ties with the energy industry’s various stakeholders.

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DOE-supported CO2-capture project hits major milestone: 4 million metric tons

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A large-scale CO 2 capture technology made possible through support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory has captured and transported its 4-millionth metric ton of CO 2. Air Products and Chemicals designed, built, and is operating the state-of-the-art CO 2 -capture and storage system at their hydrogen-production facility located at the Valero Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Earlier post.).

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California Governor signs legislation requiring the state to purchase zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses

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California Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 739 , authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which requires at least 15% of vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight of more than 19,000 pounds that are newly purchased by state agencies, to be Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) beginning in 2025, and at least 30% of those vehicles to be ZEV beginning in 2030. In 2012, Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-16-2012 called for 1.5

Stanford team develops sodium-ion battery with performance equivalent to Li-ion, but at much lower cost

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Stanford researchers have developed a sodium-ion battery (SIB) that can store the same amount of energy as a state-of-the-art lithium ion, at substantially lower cost. As reported in a paper in Nature Energy , the Stanford team achieved four-sodium storage in a Na 2 C 6 O 6 electrode with a reversible capacity of 484 mAh g −1 , an energy density of 726 Wh kg −1 cathode , an energy efficiency above 87% and a good cycle retention.

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Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

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Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage use. Initially, Toyota is looking at how it can use hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles to significantly reduce vehicle emissions in short-haul situations, such as at. emissions zero emissions California hydrogen CARB hydrogen fuel cell semis

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Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

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California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. Such a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with aggressive targets to reduce emissions and curb. emissions California plug-in cars fossil fuels

How I rode 4,000 miles on an electric motorcycle for $10

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Each summer I ride my electric motorcycle over 4,000 miles to show how easy it is. Except it wasn’t actually easy—until this year. What I mean by that is that it wasn’t easy and practical until this year. MORE: The 2017 Zero Electric Motorcycles lineup Of course it was easy in 2013 to ride 4,500 miles in 44 days, only going about. motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

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The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. It proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in comparison to the 53 miles advertised by the Chevrolet Volt. I hopped into a Titanium Glow (think beige) 2017 Prius Prime for a three-day visit to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas. toyota prius prime

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Oil-rich Dubai adds a fleet of Uber Tesla electric cars

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Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient vehicles roam the flashy Emirati city en masse. However, ride-sharing service Uber is now bucking tradition by letting users select a zero-emission option with a fleet of. Dubai plug-in cars UAE Uber

eNow demonstrates solar-powered zero-emissions Transport Refrigeration Unit

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eNow has demonstrated a solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment. The new TRU, branded “Rayfrigeration,” achieved emission reductions of 98% N 2 O, and 97% PM over a five-month test period. TRUs are traditionally powered by high-polluting, small diesel engines.

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US DOE, Japan NEDO partner to accelerate hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell safety research and development (R&D) data sharing to accelerate progress in hydrogen technology with mutual goals of energy security, resilience, and economic growth.

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DOE partners with EPRI to develop innovative manufacturing technologies for small modular reactors

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is contributing $2.5 million to a four-year Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)-led project ($8.1 million total) to investigate and demonstrate new manufacturing and fabrication technologies with a goal of producing the ASME-code acceptable critical assemblies of a two-thirds scale demonstration small modular reactor (SMR) reactor pressure vessel (RPV).

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New Flyer unveils next generation of electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus; LA Metro contracts for up to 100 units

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New Flyer of America, the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries (NFI), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, introduced the next generation of its battery-electric heavy duty transit bus: the Xcelsior CHARGE. Earlier post.).

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Mazda to exhibit concept powered by SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition engine

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Among the exhibits on its stand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil a new concept model powered by the recently announced SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) engine. Earlier post.). With the SKYACTIV-X engine, Mazda claims to have developed a novel control system for HCCI combustion that extends the HCCI range out to a much larger percentage of the load map.

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