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SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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Tesla semi truck to test self-driving, capable of 'platooning': report

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With Tesla, there's always something new coming up to keep owners, buyers, and fans excited. The company's main task over the next year is to get its lower-priced Model 3 electric car into volume assembly at high quality, a process CEO Elon Musk has called "production hell." But there's more to come, one of the new products being Tesla's promised. Trucks Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle freight semis

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What is the ‘relay’ car theft technique and how can you avoid it?

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It was reported last month that UK vehicle theft has increased 20% in recent years, and recent evidence suggests that a new computerised ‘relay’ style

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck.

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New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year

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Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has emerged from stealth mode. Chanje’s first model, the V8070 panel van, already has volume orders and will be delivered later this year.

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WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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Traffic is a major source of harmful pollutants; daily peak exposures tend to occur near roadways or while traveling—or being stuck—on them.

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California ARB fines BNSF and Union Pacific $1.25M over drayage truck violations

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) reached. settlements with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) to resolve violations of the state’s drayage truck regulation, which requires cleanup of trucks servicing the state’s busy ports and intermodal rail yards.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in June up 0.3 mpg from June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in July was 25.4 mpg (9.25 l/100 km)—up 0.3 mpg from June, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Canadian team proposes new propane phase-change thermal management system for hybrid electric battery packs

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MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will make its world debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany in September. The modular design could be transferred to a wide range of platforms, MAHLE said.

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EPA, DOT open public comment period on reconsideration of GHG Standards for Cars and Light Trucks

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In a joint Federal Register notice , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) opened the public comment period on the reconsideration of the January 2017 Final Determination for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years (MY) 2022-2025. Earlier post.) Separately, EPA is also taking comment on whether the MY 2021 standards are appropriate.

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Acura unveils 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive; optimized based on NSX learnings

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Acura unveiled a redesigned 2018 Acura RLX reflecting the brand’s new design direction. The 2018 Acura RLX will make its public debut during Monterey Automotive Week next week on the Monterey peninsula.

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Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire.

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Wood Mackenzie: EVs could account for 21% of global car fleet by 2035 under carbon-constrained scenario

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Saudi Aramco team finds dual-fuel Octane-on-Demand concept can outperform E30 gasoline

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The concept of using a second, high octane fuel on demand to augment the performance of a standard gasoline fuel reaches back to the 1940s, with a recent resurgence in interest generated by the need to increase engine efficiency.

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Rice, ORNL team shows growing 2D sheets on cones allows control of defects to optimize properties

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Researchers at Rice University and their colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have learned to manipulate two-dimensional materials to design in defects that enhance the materials’ properties.

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Power-to-gas trial to inject hydrogen into Australia’s gas grid; A$5M award to AquaHydrex

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a trial for a new type of electrolyzer which could see excess renewable energy stored in the gas grid and used to decarbonize Australia’s gas supply.

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Faraday Future signs lease on new California manufacturing facility

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Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) has signed a lease on its new 1 M ft 2 manufacturing facility, and has begun the process of clean-up to prepare the new site for the move-in of manufacturing equipment.

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New German LNG-fueled research ship will feature Wärtsilä technology

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Wärtsilä will supply dual-fuel engines for a new LNG-fueled research vessel being built for the German government. Wärtsilä will also supply exhaust cleaning systems based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and the LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling.

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Honda Clarity Electric in California and Oregon dealerships; $269/mo

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August in select dealerships in California and Oregon. With an introductory lease price of $269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance.

US Army, Brown Univ. partner to study SEI on silicon anodes to extend Li-ion battery life

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Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) negotiated by the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Technology Transfer and Outreach Office, ARL and Brown University researchers are attempting to address the difficulty of characterizing and then engineering the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that forms on the anode of lithium ion batteries, with particular emphasis on experimental silicon anodes with very high capacities for lithium.

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Chevy Bolt EV user interface: reviewer calls it best of any electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an amazing, long-range electric vehicle that won multiple awards for good reason. Driving the EV for an extended test for the first time, it’s obvious this is the future of driving. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently predicted that 50 percent of new cars will be electric in 10 years.) Beyond the surprising. Chevy Interface plug-in cars Touchscreen Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla announces proposed $1.5 billion offering of senior notes

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Tesla intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 202. The Notes will be senior unsecured debt obligations of Tesla. The interest rate, redemption prices and other terms of the Notes are to be determined. Tesla intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to further strengthen its balance sheet during this period of rapid scaling with the launch of Model 3, and for general corporate purposes.

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New engine development at German makers to end by 2025, says supplier

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Continental, a major supplier for automakers around the world, has come out with a bold prediction: internal-combustion engine development by German automakers will essentially end by the year 2025. The supplier, which makes exhaust-gas-cleaning systems for diesel cars and nitrogen oxide-measuring sensors, lists several factors contributing to its. Future Cars Engines gasoline engines fossil fuels

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Hawaii to get hydrogen fueling station; Toyota Mirai leases to follow

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Tropical islands are some of the best places on earth to pioneer carbon-free energy and zero-emission vehicles. Within the United States, the eight islands of Hawaii are blessed with a temperate climate, abundant sunshine, few high-speed highways, and a statewide speed limit of 60 mph, achievable only on a few roads. This has led to a push for. hydrogen Hawaii hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle

Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

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Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the world, roughly 1 billion vehicle owners stop at fuel stations and keep cars powered by fossil fuels running—and have done for a century now. Inevitably, it will take more. portland plug-in cars charging education Shopping Advice Charging stations Toronto

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: fuel economy review for automatic, manual versions

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Times are tough for sedans in general, as buyers swarm into crossover utility vehicles and ignore the passenger cars sitting next to them on the showroom floor. Also, gasoline remains cheap. All of which may add up to tough times for the current Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, the compact sedan to be offered with a high-efficiency turbo diesel engine. Turbodiesels

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Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned

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One of the challenges in getting car shoppers to consider plug-in electric vehicles is the education required. Tesla attacked this problem head on, opening its stores in malls and other sites where potential future buyers could dip their toes in and start to learn about electric cars without being pressured to sign on the line. But at all other. sales portland plug-in cars education Oregon

Tesla Model 3 rated at 126 MPGe, third-best after Ioniq Electric and Prius Prime

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Ten days ago, when the first 30 Tesla Model 3 electric cars were delivered to their owners at a much-publicized Handover Party, we didn't get full information on the latest Tesla model. The company didn't discuss battery capacity in kilowatt-hours, for instance, giving range in miles instead, nor did it release specs for motor output, EPA ratings. Efficiency Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings MPGe Tesla Model 3

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Ceres: national fuel economy and emissions standards can increase viability of domestic automakers and suppliers

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New analysis commissioned by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with investors and companies, suggests that national fuel economy and emissions standards can help increase the viability and international competitiveness of domestic automakers and suppliers.

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Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019.

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Minnesota B20 biodiesel standard to take effect in 2018

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The state of Minnesota will implement a new biodiesel standard next spring, as Minnesota moves to a 20% biodiesel blend (B20) at pumps across the state. This new standard builds on Minnesota’s national leadership—in 2005, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to require all diesel fuel to have a blend of at least 2% biodiesel (B2). Beginning in May 2018, B20 will be sold at filling stations across Minnesota during summer months, when higher biodiesel blends can be used reliably.

Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

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The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northwest region of the country will see the electric highway open through the state of Queensland. In total, 18 stations will be installed along the route, which spans the east coast from. Australia plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Electric Highway

Will Formula E racing boost electric-car sales by 77 million? Erm.

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Three years ago, an all-new motor racing series began. Called Formula E, the series pits battery-electric race cars from teams around the world in competition on circuits in the heart of some of the world's most iconic cities. The third season has just wound up, and the list of carmakers fielding electric-car race teams is growing: Audi, BMW. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

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Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

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It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016 when the company revealed the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in a hugely publicized event watched around the world. The company's first lower-priced model was unveiled in front. Trucks all-wheel drive Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups

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Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

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Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be recharged, which means their application is often limited to single uses in small devices such as flashlights and remote controls. An alkaline battery finding its way to an. Batteries battery pack research research and development plug-in cars solid-state cell

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Tesla Model 3 Performance version coming, after 'production hell' ends

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Now that the Tesla Model 3 has officially entered production, the electric-car maker's main goal will be to ensure the manufacturing process ramps up smoothly. With 1,800 new reservations reportedly placed each day for the affordable electric sedan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to confirm the company needs to get through six months of. Production Performance Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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