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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

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Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back to November 2010, the same year that Tesla completed its initial public offering after Toyota took a stake in the company and sold Tesla its Fremont assembly plant in. battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Panasonic gigafactory

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Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report

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It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental Protection agency; rolled back two dozen regulations limiting air, water, and land pollution; and announced a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to limit carbon. Politics government EPA global warming climate change science Donald Trump

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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Faraday Future gets $14 million; factory moved to CA from Vegas

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Electric-car maker Faraday Future has received an emergency injection of $14 million to move its FF 91 luxury electric car closer to market. The rescue funds come in the form of a loan from Innovatus Capital Partners, after Faraday Future pledged its California-based headquarters as collateral. For now, the $14 million will keep the company afloat. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Faraday Future FF 91

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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

2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

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It's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. It's called homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI: in essence it lets a gasoline engine. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

Tesla Model 3 won't be delivered in Michigan to buyers; lawsuit grinds on

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An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Tesla and the state remain locked in a legal battle over the state's franchise law, which requires automakers to sell vehicles only via an independently owned and franchised dealership. Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Top five cars for less than £300 per month

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We’ve already checked out what cars are available if you’ve got a budget of £200 per month, but what if you can stretch to £300? Monthly payments on

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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

Model 3 MPGe, Prime vs Bolt EV vs Volt, electric SUV, Mirai for Hawaii: Today's Car News

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Today, a Tesla Model 3 EPA rating, a future electric SUV from Nissan, who loves tiny crossovers and who doesn't, and hydrogen fuel for Maui. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we covered last week's most popular green-car news. One reviewer called the Chevy Bolt EV user interface "the best of any electric car" on the market. Today in Car News

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Seven-Eleven Japan and Toyota introducing fuel cell trucks and fuel cell power generators for studies on CO2 reduction

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Seven-Eleven Japan Co., and Toyota Motor Corporation have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO 2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

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Nissan Leaf electric car platform to spawn more models, SUV included: report

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf apparently won't be the brand's lone electric car for much longer, if a new report with details on plans to expand the electric car's underpinnings to additional models proves accurate. Following the introduction of the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, the electric car's platform will spawn multiple models, and an electric. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan

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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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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for August 2017

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As North America rounds out the final weeks of summer, plenty of discounts and deals remain on fuel-efficient, hybrid, and electric cars. The month of August sees a number of familiar nameplates remain as best buys, while a few newcomers arrive to represent excellent new values. Below are August's best deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient. car buying plug-in cars deals

New emission testing could put a strain on new cars’ options lists

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Individual options available on new cars could become more limited when the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) comes into force

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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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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.

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.

VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

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Almost two years ago, the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal burst into public view, and nothing has been quite the same since then. The news that VW Group engineers had deliberately cheated on eight years of emission tests for the "clean diesels" sold by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche sent shockwaves around the world. Settling the criminal charges. Europe emissions Opel Germany cash for clunkers VW Group PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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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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

Pickup-truck politics, green-car deals, faster Model 3, grim climate-change report: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got an intriguing analysis of which makers would win big from rolling back fuel-economy rules, news on the future Tesla Model 3 "P" performance version of the electric car, a grim climate-change update, and great deals on green cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Following our U.S. plug-in electric car sales report, we've. Today in Car News

California ARB holding two workshops on developing measure to reduce emissions from TRUs

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is developing a measure to reduce emissions from Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) by transitioning to zero-emission technologies. To that end, ARB staff is holding two more workshops on the development of a regulation to limit the amount of time that internal combustion engine-driven TRUs and TRU gensets operate while stationary, as well as requiring an overall zero-emission mode operating time.

Electrovaya to receive C$3.8M from SDTC to develop safe and long-lasting batteries for commercial vehicles

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada announced an award of C$3.8 million to Electrovaya to fund the development of safe and long-lasting lithium-ion ceramic batteries for commercial vehicles. Electrovaya designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion Super Polymer batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for energy storage, clean electric transportation and other specialized applications.

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

Tesla Model 3 launch, 2018 Leaf, CAFE debate, Porsche faster charging, 'dead' coal: The Week in Reverse

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What did we learn about the Tesla Model 3 electric car this week? Why is the EPA planning to remove an exhibit on climate change? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, August 4, 2017. Friday, we noted that while the Trump administration plans to freeze or even roll. The Week In Reverse