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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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Draft tax bill eliminates credit for all electric-car buyers: report (updated)

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The process of drafting a so-called tax reform bill has been shrouded in mystery, with even Republican congressmembers admitting they didn't know what provisions it would contain. But according to a report on Thursday, the draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed in the House of Representatives on Thursday immediately eliminates the income-tax. Politics rebates incentives tax credit taxes plug-in cars

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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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars fleet Workhorse Trucks

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Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

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Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to its Daimler Trucks business. It all took place at the reveal of E-Fuso, a new sub-brand of Daimler's Fuso operation that will focus on electrified and electric trucks and buses. Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo Auto Salon Daimler plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semis

'Totaled' is the long, sad story of Better Place and its failure: book review

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It is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to Israel’s Renault importer for a cash settlement. By that time, the 22-kilowatt-hour battery capacity was down to 11.3 kwh, and a warning light had been on continuously since July 2016. I gave. failure Shai Agassi Israel Better Place plug-in cars battery switch Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Swapping

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Tesla Model 3 owners' club video offers new details on electric car

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First-hand details about the Tesla Model 3 remain almost as rare as the cars themselves; Tesla has built only a few hundred Model 3 electric cars since its launch in July Now a new video provides an incredibly in-depth look at Tesla's mass-production car, though we suspect it may have been approved by the company. It gives us a detailed look at. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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NASA looking at geothermal energy from Yellowstone supervolcano

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Although claims of imminent volcanic eruption are likely exaggerated, any eruption of what's known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano would cause global chaos. Through intense monitoring programs, scientists have a clear idea of the Yellowstone volcano's behavior. Now NASA scientists are exploring a radical idea that could one day neutralize the. United States clean energy energy Natural Disasters

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BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

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How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point to ride hailing companies like Lyft or Uber. Maybe you think the subscription model for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric subscription service is the hot new thing. DON'T MISS: GM's. Investment Startups

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. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Could automotive subscription services boost electric-car use?

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As automakers commit to more electric and electrified cars in the near future, many hurdles remain that can make owning an electric car more difficult than a conventional vehicle. Meanwhile, as electrified cars become more common, automakers and brands will also continue to introduce new models for vehicle ownership, many of them subscription. car buying plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Nissan shares what future electric cars should sound like: the 'Canto' theme

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Less than two years from now, barring action by the Trump administration, a National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration rule will require hybrid and electric cars to produce an audible noise under 19 mph. Alongside its Nissan IMx self-driving electric SUV concept it launched at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, the maker of the world's. NHTSA noise Pedestrian Safety National Federation for the Blind Pedestrians Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030.

Just 260 Tesla Model 3s built in three months, volume production delayed: Q3 results and call

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Only one topic really mattered in the Tesla third-quarter financial results call for analysts held Wednesday afternoon: Model 3. In light of far lower September deliveries than promised as late as July by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, all interest focused on the more-affordable, higher-volume electric car that's meant to catapult Tesla to selling half a. Elon Musk Fremont plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants gigafactory

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.

Saving gas by lifting the pedal: engine braking vs coasting (video)

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The way a driver operates a car can produce very different fuel-economy numbers, and when driving downhill, two notable techniques come into play. The first is leaving the car in gear and using so-called engine braking to provide at least some deceleration. But many believe putting a car in neutral uses less fuel, followed by use of the brakes to. Videos Hypermiling Fuel Economy Engineering Explained

When will U.S. ban sales of new cars with engines? Poll results

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Presuming China sticks to its statement that it will ban sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in some future year, the auto industry is facing a very different future than it was a year ago. Similar bans from Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. all represented smaller markets, but China is by far the world's largest single. emissions China Politics legislation Polls

Electric semi, car subscription services, engine bans, Better Place postmortem: Today's Car News

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Today, the sad story and lessons learned from the Better Place failure, subscription services and electric cars, some surprising survey results, and another all-electric semi truck concept. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler makes trucks. A lot of trucks. Now they've launched E-Fuso, an electrified line of. Today in Car News

More diesel bad news, 2018 Bolt EV, airless tires, Best Car To Buy poll: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got information on all the changes to the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, a poll on our Best Car To Buy nominees, a disturbing diesel analysis on carbon, and the idea of airless tires. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As we go through our finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, we put together a

Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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If ever a green family vehicle had a rocky launch, it would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Only two months after deliveries of the eagerly awaited plug-in hybrid seven-seat minivan began in April, sales were halted for several when a potentially faulty diode was identified. In June, 1,368 Pacifica Hybrid minivans in the U.S. and a further 309 in. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

New entry-level 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE model starts at $28,100

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Toyota's popular RAV4 crossover utility vehicle will gain a new entry-level hybrid trim for the 2018 model year, offering a remarkably good price against a gasoline-only RAV4 crossover. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE trim lets buyers choose the greater fuel efficiency of a hybrid powertrain for only $1,325 more than an equivalent gas-powered RAV4. hybrid SUV Pricing

Bad news for Model 3, electric car songs, coasting or engine braking, tax credit in peril? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news out of Congress in DC, bad news for the Tesla Model 3, some advice on fuel-saving techniques, and a song sung by electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has been able to build only 260 Model 3 electric cars over the last three months, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday. That's. not good. What saves more gas. Today in Car News

Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Take our Twitter poll

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In early October, when we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, they represented a diverse set of approaches to making cars greener. They included a plug-in hybrid minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid), a range of powertrains—hybrid, battery-electric, and soon plug-in hybrid—in a single. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Polls Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Toyota electric cars could use airless tires if research pans out: report

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Although electric cars offer numerous benefits in engineering, design, and zero-emission operation, their overall weight remains a hurdle for automakers, especially as bigger batteries with longer ranges become more important. It now appears that Toyota may look to airless tires as a way to cut weight in its future electric cars: It debuted the. Tires Tokyo Motor Show plug-in cars weight reduction Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Stella Vie 'family sedan' wins long-distance solar car race

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Earlier this month, the 30th World Solar Challenge kicked off in Darwin, Australia, with 42 competitors vying for victory. At the end of the 3,022-kilometer (1,880-mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide, one team emerged victorious in the highly contested Cruiser class. Solar Team Eindhoven, from the Netherlands, placed first with its Stella Vie. zero emissions Australia renewable energy solar

Electric SUVs in Tokyo, next Prius V hybrid, plug-in sales, VW vs Tesla, Model 3 parts: The Week in Reverse

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Which carmaker sold 10,000 cars with plugs in September? (No, No, not Tesla, or Nissan, or GM.) How many stories this week did we have that explained crossover utility vehicles are the big thing these days? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October 20, 2017. The Week In Reverse

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.

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.

Enevate introduces its silicon-dominant Li-ion technology for EVs; extreme fast charging and high capacity

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Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries ( earlier post ), has introduced HD-Energy Technology for Electric Vehicles (EVs); the high energy-density cells support extreme fast-charging.

HRL receives IARPA award for curved infrared image sensors

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HRL receives IARPA award for curved infrared image sensors.

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.

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.

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.

ORNL, City of Oak Ridge partner on sensor project to capture trends in cities

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to develop UrbanSense, a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate trends in urban activity.

Dynamically tuning the structure of platinum in catalytic converters to enhance performance under different conditions

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Researchers from France and Germany are proposing a new concept for the dynamic tuning of the structure of platinum nanoparticles on catalytic converters to enhance their performance—especially after cold starts and in urban traffic—and to reduce the consumption of expensive noble metal.