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NREL analysis of Proterra electric bus demo finds average fuel economy nearly 4x that of CNG baseline buses

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Valentine Extravaganza: Red Roses In Maroon Tesla Model S (With Disclaimers)

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The "Summon" feature now available on the Tesla Model S has been hailed as an important technological breakthrough on the long march to fully autonomous cars. But apparently there's a romantic side to this technology as well.

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Tesla Model 3 might not have auto pilot, Tesla to be profitable in Q4 2016

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On Wednesday, Tesla Motors released Q4 2015 financial results showing that while the company had steep losses again, that free cash flow had improved. Now that the Tesla Model X is in production, Tesla management claim that Tesla&#39

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NREL process boosts production of ethanol from algae

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A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research.

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DOE to award up to $11.3M for biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels pathways; MEGA-BIO

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $11.3 million in funding to develop flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can be modified to produce advanced fuels and/or products based on external factors, such as market demand. (

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CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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Electric vehicles charged in coal-heavy regions can create more human health and environmental damages from life cycle air emissions than gasoline vehicles, according to a new consequential life cycle analysis by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period.

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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

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Opel launching Euro cousin of Chevy Bolt EV next year: Ampera-e

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Opel will introduce a five-door, five-seat battery electric vehicle next year in Europe. Cousin to the US Chevy Bolt ( earlier post ), the new Ampera-e will be “affordably priced”, Opel said. Opel Ampera-e Click to enlarge.

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Beijing, Argonne researchers develop new solid-state Li-ion battery; glassy nanocomposite electrolyte with ILs

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2016 85

TM4 supplying motor and inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 module for fuel cell vehicles

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Ballard Power Systems has selected TM4 Inc. for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module.

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Purdue team uses pollen grains as basis for carbon architectures for Li-ion anodes

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A team at Purdue University has used pollens as the basis for carbon architectures for anodes in energy storage devices.

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UK companies in $2.5M project to develop marine magnetically geared propulsion motor; potential 10% efficiency gain

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Rolls Royce, magnetic gear company Magnomatics and electric motor company ATB Laurence Scott are partnering in a two-year, £1.7-million (US$2.5-million) project to develop an electric Magnetically Geared Propulsion Motor (MGPM) for marine applications.

2016 78

Audi showcases Q7 e-tron PHEV, piloted driving at Berlinale

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Audi is deploying some 300 vehicles at the 66 th Berlin International Film Festival ( Berlinale ), roughly 100 of which are equipped with hybrid drivetrains. The stars of this year’s Berlinale will ride to the Berlinale Palast in the new Audi Q7 e-tron quattro. Earlier post.).

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid.

2016 78

Ford develops wearable device and smartphone app for assembly plant

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Ford has developed a wearable device, which is connected to a smartphone app, enabling production line workers to make faster and more accurate quality checks on new vehicles.

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Researchers synthesize new Li-S cathode based on “carbon compartments”

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New ICAO aircraft CO2 standard one step closer to final adoption after recommendation by CAEP

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An aircraft CO 2 emissions standard has made further and important headway at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

2016 78

Iowa State team develops hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

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Engineers at Iowa State University have developed a hybrid process that combines bio- and electrocatalysis to convert glucose into bio-based unsaturated nylon-6,6—which has the advantage of an extra double bond in its backbone that can be used to tailor the polymer’s properties.

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First UAV test flight with Cella solid-state hydrogen storage and fuel-cell power system

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) recently completed a UAV test flight using Cella Energy’s hydrogen-based power system.

2016 78

Berkeley Lab scientists find that polycrystalline graphene is not very resistant to fracture

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New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection; cascade detection + deep learning

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2-4 frames per second) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems.

2016 78

Renesas Electronics and TTTech collaborate on new ADAS-ECU development platform with high computing performance and advanced functional safety

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Gasoline consumption in California rose 2.4% during FY 2014-15; largest yearly increase in a decade

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The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced that gasoline consumption in the state rose 2.4% during fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, the largest yearly increase since FY 2003-2004 (increase of 2.6%).

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NREL and BESC discovery explains higher biomass degrading activity of C. thermocellum; potential boon for cellulosic biofuels

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Researchers 3D-print graphene composite aerogel microlattices for supercapacitors

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Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz have successfully 3D-printed periodic graphene composite aerogel microlattices for supercapacitor applications, using a technique known as direct-ink writing. The key factor in developing these novel aerogels is creating an extrudable graphene oxide-based composite ink and modifying the 3D printing method to accommodate aerogel processing.

2016 69

New SwRI consortium to target advances in gasoline and diesel engine aluminum cylinder head designs

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced the formation of a new consortium in partnership with leading castings solutions provider Grainger & Worrall (G&W) to advance automotive cylinder head designs. The Aluminum Head Evaluation, Analysis, and Durability ( AHEAD ) consortium seeks to reduce the weight while improving the durability of aluminum cylinder heads—an increasingly important need as materials and components are pushed to their limits in modern engines.

2016 69

Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range

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When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf's 84-mile and 114-MPGe ratings. Since then, the Leaf has gotten an upgrade to 107 miles, and an increase is en route for the e-Golf as well. Now attention is turning to the next. Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) MQB VW Golf MEB architecture

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Old Vs New: 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Compared To Original Version

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In a week or so, my 2013 Tesla Model S, now fitted with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery, will wind up its third year of residence in my driveway. It just finished its third cross-country trip, from my home in New York’s Hudson Valley to a winter getaway in Carpinteria, California, and the odometer just ticked over 55,000 miles. It’s been a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 63

Tesla Model 3 Unveil By March 31, Deposits Accepted That Day

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Tesla Motors held its quarterly conference call yesterday for its fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results, and some of the numbers weren't great. But for eager buyers and Tesla advocates, the most important news concerned the upcoming Model 3, the company's third generation of electric cars. Long promised to deliver 200 miles at a. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

2016 64

Effects Of Climate Change Could Last 10,000 Years Or More: Scientists

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Compared to the lifespan of Planet Earth, human beings have burned fossil fuels for only an extremely brief period of time. But science has shown that continuing to do so on a large scale for even a short while longer could bring on disastrous climate change. And now a new study suggests the effects of climate change could last much longer than. Environmental emissions oil climate change fossil fuels

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. It was essentially identical to the Volt except for styling and other cosmetic differences, something that's known in the industry as "badge engineering." Now that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is. Europe General Motors Opel Ampera plug-in cars

2016 63

Is This Tata The Smallest Roadworthy Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle In The World?

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Indian automaker Tata Motors may have built the world's smallest roadworthy hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The company known for the tiny Nano--as well as its for its stewardship of Jaguar Land Rover--unveiled a fuel-cell version of its Magic Iris microvan at AutoExpo India. The Tata Magic Iris Ziva is based on a small commercial vehicle that--like. Tata hydrogen India hydrogen fuel cell

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are. Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in cars

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First-Ever Emissions Rules For Airplanes Proposed By U.N.

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The airline industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of global carbon emissions, but so far no government has enacted emissions standards for aircraft similar to those in place for cars and trucks in many countries and regions. Even the recent far-reaching Paris climate-change talks included no concrete action on airplane emissions. emissions carbon dioxide aircraft transportation policy

2016 63

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

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The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9 million hybrids produced, over almost 20 years--but it builds 10 million cars a year. General Motors, on the other hand, has now built roughly 100,000 Chevrolet Volt. Manufacturing General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM costs Voltec plug-in cars

2016 63

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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