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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. More than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers—nearly triple the number of stations from the same time last year. E15 is approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, as well as, all flex fuel vehicles, which combined represent more than 87% of the vehicles on the

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV: minimal changes, same range and price

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With sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car rising every month, shoppers are inevitably curious about any changes to the Bolt for the 2018 model year, its second. Now the information is out, and buyers will find the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is virtually the same car as the 2017 model—with two exceptions. Chevy has changed the heated.

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The 1% Solution – The 99% Reality

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The 1% Solution – The 99% Reality This past August 2017 marked the 5th Anniversary of my transition from “gas to electric” driving, logging about 70,000 miles in either all electric (Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric … Continue reading →

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Video review: Volkswagen Golf GTE

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While the Volkswagen Golf remains the most enquired for car on ContractHireAndLeasing.com, the GTE has seen a rapid rise in enquiries in 2017 and now accounts for 25% of all Golf enquiries on the site.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Study finds modifying urban form may be a strategy to reduce air pollution

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Based on their findings in a new study, researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota suggest that modifying urban form—as a means of affecting motor vehicle usage—may be a strategy to mitigate urban air pollution. Their paper appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. They used satellite-based measurements of urban form and nitrogen dioxideO 2 (n) to explore relationships between urban form and air pollution for a global data set o

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Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

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Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. GM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few years, and Ford plans an F-150 hybrid in 2020. A startup company now called Workhorse (nee AMP) noticed that white space and made a bold play for the market with its W-15 plug-in.

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WMO reports GHG concentrations at highest in 800K years

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Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Globally averaged concentrations of CO 2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A trip between Seoul to Busan in less than 30 minutes could be a reality, thanks to ‘U-Loop’, the near-supersonic train—similar to Elon Musk’s Hyperloop—designed by a team of researchers at UNIST. Powered by magnetic attraction, the U-Loop capsule would move at nearly 1,000 km/h. A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum.

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Hitachi Solutions C2X middleware platform now supports Japanese ITS standards

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Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. C2X Middleware Platform, which uses wireless communication between two vehicles or between a road and a vehicle, supports Japan’s ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standards. As a result, together with the support it already provides in Europe and America, it will support the major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standards of the world.

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Researchers developing free-piston linear generator for exhaust waste heat recovery

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Researchers in China have developed a novel free-piston linear generator (FPLG) to recover exhaust waste heat efficiently from a vehicle engine. The FPLG can be used in a small-scale organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system and can directly convert the thermodynamic energy of working fluid into electricity. In a paper published in the journal Applied Thermal Engineering , the team from.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Automakers launch IONITY JV to build 350 kW high power charging European network for EVs

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BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche launched IONITY, a joint venture that will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe. ( Earlier post.) Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles.

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Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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Ryder System, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has started to take delivery of 125 Chanje medium-duty electric panel vans ( earlier post ), the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent. These initial 125 EVs will be maintained at Ryder’s state-of-the-art maintenance facilities within the California, New York, and Illinois markets where EV charging stations are being installed.

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BMW Group electrified vehicle sales account for 5.5% of total group sales in US

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Sales of BMW Group electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles increased 20.6% to 15,595 through October 2017 (YTD), accounting for 5.5% of total BMW Group sales in the US. Currently, BMW offers six electrified vehicle models in the US, including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e.

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Johnson Controls introducing 11 new AGM battery group sizes to meet vehicle electrical demand

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To meet the increasing electrical demand in modern cars (which can have more than 150 electrical devices to meet consumer and industry requirements for safety, comfort and sustainability), Johnson Controls Power Solutions will introduce 11 new Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery group sizes at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Volume production of Tesla Model 3 pushed back to late Q1 2018; battery module problems; record loss in Q3 2017

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In its third-quarter 2017 financial results update, Tesla Motors reported that it is delaying its expected start of volume production—defined here as 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week—to “late Q1 2018”. The company was earlier targeting that milestone for “some time in 2017”. ( Earlier post.). As first emerged in early October, Tesla has been having production issues with the Model 3, and only delivered 222 units in the third quarter.

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Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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Southern California Edison has proposed an integrated strategic framework for the state of California to meet its ambitious climate and air quality goals. SCE describes its Clean Power and Electrification Pathway in a white paper. The approach builds upon existing state programs by identifying cost-effective actions to increase clean energy in the electric system and to leverage that clean electricity in the transportation and building sectors to achieve needed emissions reductions.

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Large scale epidemiological study associates PM2.5, NO2 pollution with kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer death

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Air pollution is classified as carcinogenic to humans given its association with lung cancer, but there is little evidence for its association with cancer at other body sites. However, in a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, researchers observed an association between some air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer.

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Velocys reports ENVIA’s GTL plant has reached 200 barrels/day milestone; confirms site for first US biorefinery

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Velocys plc announced that production at ENVIA Energy’s Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant has reached an operational capacity of 200 barrels per day (bpd), passing a key capacity milestone. ( Earlier post.). The plant will continue ramping up to its target operational capacity of 250 bpd. Finished, saleable products (premium renewable waxes, diesel and naphtha) are meeting customer product specifications and sales are being made to product offtakers.

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ECN’s spin-out company LeydenJar delivers prototype pouch-cell battery with pure silicon anode

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LeydenJar Technologies BV, a spin-out from Dutch energy research center ECN, has produced a pouch-cell prototype Li-ion cell using the pure silicon anode technology developed at ECN. ECN says that its technology can increase the storage capacity of rechargeable Li-ion batteries by 50%; LeydenJar was incorporated to bring the technology to the market.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. The document provides high-level guidance for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy.

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Sandia, TUD optical diagnostic helps reduce emissions while improving fuel economy

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A team of researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility and the Technical University of Denmark have developed an optical setup for quantitative, high-temporal resolution line-of-sight extinction imaging in harsh optical environments. The diagnostic tool can now quantify the formation of particulate matter as a function of time and space for a variety of combustion processes.

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Continental acquires Argus Cyber Security

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Continental is acquiring Argus Cyber Security (Argus). Founded in 2013 by Israeli cybersecurity experts, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv. Argus is collaborating with key industry players and is successfully delivering projects to vehicle manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Argus also has presence in Japan, Germany and North America (Detroit and West Coast).

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GM delivers October record 382,723 vehicles in China; SUVs remain fastest growing segment; Baojun EV sells >1,700 units

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered an October record 382,723 vehicles in China. Retail sales were up 11% year-on-year, marking the highest monthly sales growth in 2017. In the first 10 months of 2017, GM and its joint ventures in China delivered a record 3,130,862 units, up 2.2% from a year earlier. Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Baojun had their best October sales to date.

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Toho Tenax’s multi-material roof cover used for Toyota’s fuel-cell bus

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Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, has developed a lightweight multi-material roof cover for a fuel-cell bus made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), aluminum and other lightweight engineering plastics. The roof cover can be manufactured in one large piece with complex shapes and is suitable for mass production.

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DiDi enters JV to build out own EV charging network

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DiDi Chuxing has entered a joint venture to build its own charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs). DiDi is the world’s largest online transportation platform with more than 450 million users and 21 million drivers. As many as 25 million rides are completed on its network daily, twice as many as the rest of the world combined. The company is also working to introduce AI technology into integrated urban traffic management systems across China.

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California ARB to hold public workshop on zero-emission powertrain certification for medium-duty, heavy-duty, and off-road powertrains

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a public workshop on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, in El Monte, California, to discuss the development of certification procedures for medium‑duty, heavy‑duty, and off-road zero‑emission powertrains. The intent of this proposed regulation would be to support the implementation of funding programs as well as current and potential future regulatory measures that increase the deployment of zero‑emission technologies for medium‑duty, heavy‑duty, and

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Fully autonomous vehicle developer Optimus Ride raises $18M in Series A

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Optimus Ride, a MIT spinoff company developing self-driving technology ( earlier post ), closed an $18-million Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Emerson Collective, Fraser McCombs Capital and renowned venture capitalist and current director of MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito. Optimus Ride has raised a total of $23.25 million through two rounds of financing.

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VTT-led project to develop enzymes found in India’s wildfire-prone areas for biorefineries; IndZyme

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Micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone rainforests of India are an potential resources for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire. The enzymes they produce are likely to also have a higher-than-normal resistance to the substances released from biomass in high-temperature industrial processes.

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Schaeffler invests $60 million in Wooster, Ohio facility expansion; US center for advanced E-Mobility development

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Schaeffler Group USA has invested $60 million to expand its facility in Wooster, Ohio, establishing it as a US center for advanced E-Mobility development. Throughout the company’s 40-year history in Ohio, Schaeffler has expanded the Wooster campus 20 times, growing from 27,000 square feet to over 800,000 square feet. What began as a team of six employees assembling manual clutches, has evolved into nearly 2,000 highly skilled employees.

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Wuling Motors’ subsidiary and TELD to explore partnership in new energy electric vehicle business

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Liuzhou Wuling Motors Industrial Company Ltd., a non-wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wuling Group, and Qingdao Teld New Energy Co., Ltd. (TELD) entered into a Framework Agreement under which Wuling Industrial and TELD will explore the opportunity—and will enter into the Formal Agreement(s) as and when appropriate—to proceed with strategic co-operation on the new energy electrical vehicle business.

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GlobalTranz joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

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GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance ( BiTA ), a group of industry executives and companies dedicated to developing and promoting blockchain technology standards throughout the logistics and trucking industry. ( Earlier post.). BiTA was formed in 2017 to develop industry-specific blockchain standards.

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HRL receives IARPA award for curved infrared image sensors

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HRL receives IARPA award for curved infrared image sensors. HRL Laboratories received an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to develop spherically curved short-wave (SWIR) and medium wave (MWIR) infrared image sensors. This research will build on breakthrough curved visible-light image sensor technology developed at HRL.

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DAIHEN to supply wireless EV charging stations with WiTricity technology

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>DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission, distribution products and industrial robotics, has secured a license to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) utilizing WiTricity’s patented technology. DAIHEN began shipments of wireless charging systems for industrial materials handling in 2016 after entering into a licensing and technology transfer agreement with WiTricity.

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ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group report progress in cellulosic biodiesel research

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ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced that by utilizing REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. ( Earlier post.). During their initial research, the companies successfully validated the feasibility of the REG Life Sciences fermentation technology across multiple cellulosic sugar compositions produced with a variety of methods from vario

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