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UC Irvine acquiring 20 electric buses from BYD to convert fleet to all-electric

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The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the US to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD for $15 million.

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Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

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Wireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers. Evatran currently markets its Plugless wireless-charging system for multiple electric-car models.

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Speeding fines rise to 150% of your weekly wage

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From April 2017, magistrates will be able to fine drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences at least 150% of their weekly income, acc. Road Safety Speed Awareness

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BP Energy Outlook: 30% growth in global demand to 2035; fuel demand continues to rise, even with EVs & fuel efficiency

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The 2017 edition of the BP Energy Outlook , published today, forecasts that global demand for energy will increase by around 30% between 2015 and 2035, an average growth of 1.3% per year. However, this growth in energy demand is significantly lower than the 3.4%

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Viking Grace LNG ferry to install rotor sail; first LNG/wind electric propulsion hybrid ship

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., a provider of low- maintenance, software-operated, and data-verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace , an LNG-fueled cruise ferry.

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NEVS receives EV production license in China

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The Chinese government approved NEVS’ application to start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin.

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S. Korean organizations collaborate on development of near-supersonic (~1,000 km/h) Korean Hyperloop train

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California utilities submit $1 billion of electric-car projects to regulators

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California continues to lead the United States, and in some ways the world, in efforts to reduce and eliminate harmful emissions from road vehicles. Following the lead of Governor Jerry Brown, the state legislature and regulatory agencies have set aggressive goals to reduce emission of climate-change gases, primarily carbon dioxide. That will be. California electric utilities plug-in cars Charging station state laws charging infrastructure

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine, MMC will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV. These vehicles are to be delivered around July 2017.

Alstom invests €14M in electric autonomous shuttle company EasyMile

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Rail transport giant Alstom is investing €14 million (US$15 million), and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, a start-up developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase.

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KPMG Survey: execs say connected car generates 10x revenue than a conventional vehicle; market share based on units “outdated”; BEVs #1 trend

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Alta Motors electric motorcycle: racing victories, test ride video

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Alta Motors has jumped out of the starting gate with an electric motorcycle designed for the race track. The company has been taking its bikes to the races and, even more importantly, is now delivering them to customers who made reservations. Exciting news from the track has been coming in steadily.

Navigant: 2016 advanced battery shipments through Q3 = 323M cells and $3.8B in sales

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, the shipment volume of advanced batteries for the first three quarters of 2016 equates to more than 323.5 million individual battery cells, 16.1 GWh of energy capacity, 61.4 GW of power capacity, and $3.8 billion in sales.

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Velocys establishes strategic alliance with TRI for gasification systems for BTL plants

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Velocys plc, the developer of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. TRI), establishing a strategic alliance.

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Saudi Aramco R&D proposes SuperButol as new low-cost high-octane blend component

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A team from Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center has developed a novel low-cost, high-octane gasoline blend component it calls SuperButol.

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UNIST team boosts performance of perovskite catalyst for metal-air batteries & fuel cells using polypyrrole

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A team of researchers from S.

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LG Innotek introduces improved thermoelectric module for automotive and home appliance applications

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LG Innotek has begun series production of an improved thermoelectric module, initially for heating and cooling applications, but targeting automotive in the future. LG Innotek has increased the heating and cooling rate by 20% and decreased power consumption by 25%.

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POSTECH, Hyundai team develops new more thermally robust catalyst for NOx reduction with diesel engines

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A team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in S. Korea, with colleagues from Hyundai Motors’s R&D group and the University of St. Andrews in the UK has developed a new, more thermally robust catalyst for NO x aftertreatment systems for diesel engines.

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Dutch #ichargesmart charging app boosts share of renewable energy in battery; now available for Tesla home charging

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Jedlix , a subsidiary of Dutch renewable energy company Eneco, has made its smart charging app available to all home-charging Tesla drivers. A previously conducted test among 40 Tesla drivers demonstrated that the app increases the share of renewable energy in the battery and reduces costs. Jedlix’ mission is that, in time, all cars will run on renewable energy.

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Action on climate change 'harmful, unnecessary': Trump White House

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If there were any doubt that U.S. policy on climate change would change drastically under President Donald Trump, it should have been laid to rest shortly after noon yesterday. Following inauguration ceremonies for the 45th president of the United States, the Obama White House website was replaced with an entirely new site for the Trump White. Politics global warming energy policy climate change Donald Trump

IUPUI-based engineering startup receives $225,000 NSF grant for solid-state H2 storage

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A startup based on work conducted at the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a one-year STTR Phase I grant of $225,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support development of a novel solid-state hydrogen storage system based on catalytically-modified porous silicon. Peter Schubert, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Richard G.

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Study finds wide spread of times for resuming control from highly automated vehicle in non-critical scenarios; challenges for designers

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Many recent human factors studies of takeover time in automated vehicles have looked at how long it takes a driver to resume control of the vehicle in critical situations in which the driver has a relatively short time span to respond to the takeover request (TOR).

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Audi and EOS start development partnership focused on holistic approach for metal-based additive manufacturing

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Audi AG has started a development partnership with EOS, a global provider of high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions.

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Hydrogenious Technologie and MAN Diesel & Turbo partner to develop LOHC hydrogenation reactors

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Joint CEC, CARB annual report details progress in build-out of hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board released the annual Joint Agency Staff Report on Assembly Bill 8: 2016 Assessment of Time and Cost Needed to Attain 100 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California.

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AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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Germany-based Li-ion manufacturer AKASOL ( earlier post ) has signed a contract for the supply of Li-ion batteries to an unnamed international commercial vehicle manufacturer in Scandinavia for its entire electric bus fleet through 2023.

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Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. It also helps utilities "balance" the gird by. California energy policy renewable energy energy energy storage

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new hardware. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new. EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA Ratings

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More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

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In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Those efforts still have a long way to go, it seems. Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than half of car buyers still know very little about. car buying surveys Study plug-in cars

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Electric Nissan Leaf hearse: greenest way to travel the last mile

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They may be painted the customary black, but why shouldn't hearses be green? Most people take their final journeys in hearses based on large luxury sedans, usually Cadillac or Lincoln models in the U.S. But a U.K. funeral home has teamed with an aftermarket company to create a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative. DON'T MISS: Autonomous. hearse plug-in cars

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World to have 5,000 hydrogen fueling stations by 2032: study

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To achieve mass adoption, fueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will have to be hugely expanded. It's a problem similar to that faced by battery-electric cars, but charging stations are far cheaper and easier to install—and can rely on existing grid infrastructure for their supply of electricity. Hydrogen fueling stations. Infrastructure hydrogen energy infrastructure Study hydrogen fuel cell

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium.

SimpleFuel home hydrogen fuel dispenser wins $1 million DoE prize

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1 million prize to a little-known team for what you might call a new garage appliance. The SimpleFuel team—actually a collaboration of three separate companies—won the prize, first offered in November 2014, for its hydrogen home-fueling station. The goal is to let drivers of hydrogen. hydrogen natural gas Department of Energy DOE hydrogen fuel cell natural gas vehicle

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BMW expands electric-car ChargeNow by EVgo program to 33 states

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Two days ago, BMW and Nissan announced the latest expansion of their jointly funded DC fast-charging sites for electric cars, which is operated by the EVgo charging network. Those sites now cover more than 50 metropolitan areas in 33 states. This morning, BMW announced that its ChargeNow by EVgo program for owners of its plug-in cars would. plug-in cars Charging station Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging Networks eVgo charging network

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More than two-thirds of Americans accept climate science, regardless of Trump

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The new U.S. administration has made it clear that it does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change. From President Donald Trump down through his nominees for key roles—Scott Pruitt for EPA adminstrator, Rick Perry for Department of Energy head, and others—key elected and appointed officials have rejected the idea of human. Politics EPA global warming Carbon greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide Donald Trump

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Electric-car fast charging, diesel emission cost, small luxury cars, Trump and CEOs: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at how far electric-car fast charging has expanded, look at the cost of controlling diesel emissions, and learn more about the schedule for Tesla cars to move further toward self-driving. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What's it like to charge a Nissan Leaf wirelessly? We have the video from a six-month trial. Keeping. Today in Car News

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Blue Bird developing battery-electric V2G school bus in $9M+ project; demo fleet in California in 2019

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In December 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15M to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, GA, was presented the largest amount at $4.4M in order to develop a zero-emissions, 100% V2G electric school bus. Earlier post.).

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