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Production of 2018 Nissan LEAF now underway in Smyrna

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Production for the 2018 Nissan LEAF EV is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide in the US starting next month.

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Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." The companies that join EV100 make a public. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

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Verizon replaces 234 vans in New York City with hybrid vans using XL Hybrids technology

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Verizon announced that Verizon has replaced 234 of its existing gasoline-powered vans with hybrid-electric vans for use in New York City.

Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Production of the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D.

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Volkswagen’s MOIA introduces electric ridesharing car for up to 6 passengers; 300km range

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MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group ( earlier post ), is introducing its electric ride pooling concept van just one year after its inception.

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Continental will introduce fifth-generation automotive radar in 2019

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Continental is now developing its fifth generation of automotive short- and long-range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. Not only does the new generation have greater capacity, it is also based on a scalable modular principle, which, with its graduated function scopes, flexibly supports vehicle manufacturers’ different requirements and electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures.

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Broad-Ocean subsidiary commissions facility for Chinese produced Ballard fuel cell modules

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Ballard Power Systems announced that a subsidiary of strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Broad-Ocean) called Shanghai Edrive Co. has commissioned its fuel cell engine manufacturing facility located in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Edrive will assemble Ballard FCveloCity 30-kilowatt (kW) and 85kW fuel cell engines at the facility under a technology transfer, licensing and supply arrangement between Ballard and Broad-Ocean that closed earlier this year.

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Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. Earlier post.) The engines are upgrades to a recent bus procurement as the “near zero” engines were not available when the purchase was authorized in 2016.

Mercedes-Benz Econic compresses refuse with electric tipper body

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In Lewisham, a district in the southeast of London, a Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4x2 with an electric tipper and crusher body has recently been put into service.

EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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On 30 November, the European EU-LIVE consortium unveiled a new L5e-category (3-wheeled vehicles one can use at a speed above 50 km/h and on any road) electrified mobility solution.

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IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs

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Scientists at IBM Research, together with their colleagues at EPFL, have developed a scheme for training big data sets quickly.

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

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Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common enemy: heat. For Taipei-based XING Mobility, heat is a major concern for its high-performance Miss R model as its battery cells need to rapidly discharge to generate its. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) battery cooling

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled cars by 2040 coming in January

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A California lawmaker will propose a bill next month that will ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles in the state beginning in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat representing much of the Bay Area, said he plans to introduce the bill when lawmakers return for the next legislative session in Sacramento. DON'T MISS: Bill could ban. sales zero emissions California Zero Emission Vehicle state laws

UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes

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If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult. UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. UPS is deploying the trike. bicycle youtube Florida electric bikes UPS

Exxon isn't afraid of electric cars: only 6 percent of global vehicles by 2040, it says

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Despite a bit of typical oil-company bluster, Exxon may be a little bit worried about electric cars. Not a lot, perhaps, but if you read between the lines, then maybe a smidge. According to Energy Voice, Exxon vice president Jeff Woodbury said recently that EV demand isn't strong enough to put a dent in demand for gasoline. DON'T MISS: Big Oil

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Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid to go into production in 2020

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Looking back at last week's Los Angeles auto show media days, one new vehicle sucked up a disproportionate amount of attention and airtime. That would be the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a once-in-a-decade redesign of the iconic off-roader that's the linchpin of the Jeep brand image worldwide. While the new Wrangler itself had long been. Off-road Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars 4WD plug-in cars Four-wheel drive

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Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

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As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his crown. Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. announced on November 23 it took an order for an industrial energy-storage system to be installed by February. The 150-megawatt. South Korea Batteries Australia energy storage

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

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As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership between some of the world's largest automakers is. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Electric motor conflict minerals

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Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are

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Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams. The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are different now, to the point that arriving a bit late to the party is actually a good thing. Whether you're looking at Faraday Future or Lucid or Nio or Tesla, the co-founders of. China CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Silicon Valley Consumer Electronics Show Startups Byton

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Jaguar I-Pace electric car testing: 200 cars, 1.5 million miles, and counting

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Jaguar’s upcoming first entry into electric vehicles is undergoing final validation in Los Angeles, a year after the British brand revealed the I-Pace Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Jaguar wrapped the new I-Pace in a pseudo-mule livery and plastered a hashtag on its side as engineers performed final range and durability testing. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Vehicle Testing Jaguar I-Pace

Fiat Chrysler seeks Hyundai partnership for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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Fiat Chrysler is looking to partner with Hyundai to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology, its CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed on Saturday. The revelation came after a presentation on Alfa Romeo's planned return to Formula 1 racing, held at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy. “There is the potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai. hydrogen Sergio Marchionne Partnership hydrogen fuel cell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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WVU, NETL partner with Pitt, Shell to develop process to transform stranded natural gas into marketable products

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Researchers at West Virginia University will lead a team that will investigate ways to convert stranded gas resources into value-added liquid products that could reduce the United States’ demand for crude oil by up to 20%.

NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile; carbon fibers from renewable biomass

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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their colleagues have devised a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile (ACN) using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars.

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DUH says testing indicates use of defeat device in BMW 320d diesel

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Results of testing on a Euro 6 BMW 320d diesel by the German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), ZDF’s WISO and a software expert point to the use of inadmissible defeat devices, according to DUH. The organizations found that road-testing NO x emissions are up to 7.2

Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

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Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the facility.

EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

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A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow season. The November Volt sales are more than the 536. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs, utility vehicles, with 'iX' models

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Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. Now the brand has secured another batch of names for electrified crossovers—iX1 through iX9—and it plans to use at least one of them by 2020. At a sneak peek of BMW’s upcoming. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i

Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt vs Prime neck-and-neck, Bolt EV just misses 3K

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Chevy didn't quite pull it off in November, but it could well happen this month in a burst of end-of-year sales. In this case, "it" would be selling 3,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars in a single month: the delivery total reported last month was 2,987. That brings year-to-date Bolt EV sales to 20,070, although the car wasn't on sale throughout. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

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With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat. Fifteen-minute charge times are key to bringing. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Porsche Mission E

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Which alternative fuels will survive long-term? Take our Twitter poll

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You just don't hear the phrase "alternative fuels" as much as you did, say, 10 years ago. With a couple of million plug-in electric cars now on the world's roads, the idea of swapping in one hydrocarbon fuel for another may have passed its time. Admittedly biodiesel continues to make quiet inroads for diesel commercial vehicles. DON'T MISS: When. ethanol hydrogen natural gas e85 hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Polls


Scientists develop method for direct conversion of methane to methanol or acetic acid under mild conditions

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Tufts University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that mononuclear rhodium species, anchored on a zeolite or titanium dioxide support suspended in aqueous solution, can catalyze the direct conversion of methane to methanol and acetic acid using oxygen and carbon monoxide under mild conditions. In a paper in the journal Nature , they report that the two products form through independent pathways, allowing the tuning of the conversion.

Fastned raises €12.3M in 10 days for expansion of European fast charging network

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Fastned, the Dutch company building a European network of fast charging stations, has raised €12.3 million (US$14.5 million) in 10 days via a public issue of bonds. The proceeds of this issue will be used to further expand the network of fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany other European countries. Investors could subscribe to the issue between Tuesday 28 November and 12 December. However, the issue was already fully subscribed by 7 December.

Honda and China-based SenseTime to jointly research and develop AI technologies for automated driving

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Honda R&D Co., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., has signed a 5-year joint research and development contract with SenseTime Group Limited, a China-based IT company with expertise in image recognition technologies, especially recognition of moving objects, powered by deep learning technology.