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SoCalGas, partners developing technology to make carbon fiber during hydrogen production from methane; reducing the cost of H2 and cutting GHG

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) is partnering with a development team to advance a new process that converts natural gas to hydrogen, carbon fiber, and carbon nanotubes.

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South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Green Car Reports

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System. South Korea plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS


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Nine Ways to Make More Sales This Year

The Sales Heretic

If “Make more sales” is on your New Year’s Resolutions list (and I’m betting that it is), the question becomes “How, exactly?” The good news is that there are lots of ways. Here are nine simple ones you can implement immediately: 1. Do more prospecting If you want more sales, you need more prospects. Whether [.]. Sales coach customer follow up presentation product prospect prospecting referrals seminars service skills speeches training webinars workshops

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Electric-car batteries, media coverage, Model 3 range, missing hydrogen stations: Today's Car News

Unicorn Training

Today, we've got a full slate of stories, from a bill in California to ban all but zero-emission vehicles in 2040 to a poll on climate change. Also, media coverage of electric cars and the story behind the 310-mile range rating of the Tesla Model 3. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As we had previewed in early December, a bill to ban sales. Today in Car News

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@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

Green Car Congress

In a curious twist, Eriq Gardner reports that the controversial Music Modernization Act has already prompted the inevitible litigation from a publisher seeking to beat the bill’s new safe harbor deadline applicable to lawsuits filed after January 1, 2018. Wixen Pubilshing filed the new lawsuit on December 29, 2017, two years to the day after David Lowery filed the first class action against Spotify, but before the Music Modernization Act legislation is even available on

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Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Green Car Reports

Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the central government has recently banned the sale of some 553 fossil-fuel passenger cars in the country. But when it comes to local concerns, a collection of municipalities. China mass transit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Buses

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About to get a new company car? Have you considered an EV and the savings?

EV Driver

Between now and the next couple of years, EVs are going to become more and more prolific, it is inevitable. Humans don't like change but when it is undeniably impending we tend to get on with it and start learning how to adapt.

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Excelfore, Molex introducing 10 Gbps automotive Ethernet platform at CES

Green Car Congress

Molex and Excelfore have developed a 10 Gbps Ethernet Automotive Network designed to accelerate data bandwidth in intelligent connected vehicles. Integrating highly reliable high-speed data transmission, prioritization, scalability and security, the new Molex network platform featuring Excelfore connected mobility solutions will be officially unveiled at CES 2018.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e: plug-in hybrid luxury sedan driven

Green Car Reports

It's been two and a half years since we drove the plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan at its San Francisco launch event. It took a while for the car to go on sale in the U.S., which it did in January 2017. Now we've had a chance to spend a weekend with the Mercedes-Benz C350e and get a sense of what it's like to live with in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2018 73

The Answer to Taco Bell’s Dollar Menu Is, “Yes”


Price promotions are some of the worst assignments in advertising. That’s the rap, but it’s a bad rap. Taco Bell and Deutsch have no problem at all communicating the value of the QSR’s “Dollar Menu.” ” “At Taco Bell, the dollar gets you access to more.” ” There are few places where this line would be believable, […]. The post The Answer to Taco Bell’s Dollar Menu Is, “Yes” appeared first on Adpulp.

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What 2018 Will Bring to the New Retail Economy?

Supply Chain 24/7

As the retail industry is basking in what’s predicted to be a profitable holiday shopping season, we look to the year ahead, working to stay ahead of consumer trends, emerging technologies, and disruptive changes

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California legislator introduces bill requiring all new passenger vehicles to be ZEVs after 1 Jan 2040

Green Car Congress

California state legislator Phil Ting has introduced a bill— AB 1745 —that all new passenger vehicles in the state be zero emissions vehicles after 1 January 2040. For the purposes of the bill, zero emissions vehicles cannot produce exhaust emissions of any criteria pollutant or greenhouse gas under any operational mode or condition; upstream emissions are not counted.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: 2017 to set new record, Bolt EV ends strong (more updates)

Green Car Reports

It was clear late last year that the number of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. during 2017 would set a new record. December is always a strong sales month for all vehicles, and dealerships across the country have rushed to deliver new cars, crossovers, and trucks to hit their year-end bonuses. While the rise in sales of battery-electric and. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Titan LNG: ~11% of newbuilds in 2017 were LNG-powered; tipping point for marine fuel

Javelin Tech Tips

Titan LNG, a full service supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, reported that in 2017 around 11% of all new build contracts were LNG powered ships, a trend it expects to continue during 2018. The supplier suggests that LNG adoption as a marine fuel has passed the tipping point.

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Volkswagen brand produced more than 6M vehicles in 2017


The Volkswagen brand produced more than six million vehicles in 2017, setting a new record. The largest model offensive to date in the history of the Volkswagen Group’s core brand and growing demand from customers across the globe led to the new record. This development is driven by the long-standing best-sellers Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat and Polo, growing demand for the Tiguan and recently launched products such as the new Polo, Arteon and T-Roc.

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GM China sales top 4M vehicles for the first time in 2017; SUV sales up 37%

Green Car Congress

General Motors and its joint ventures sold more than 4 million vehicles in China for the first time in 2017. Retail sales totaled 4,040,789 units, which was up 4.4% from the previous high in 2016. China was GM’s largest retail market for the sixth consecutive year. The company benefited from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. In 2017, GM added 18 new and refreshed models in China.

2018 174

Kia Niro EV concept, Tesla Model 3 deliveries, climate-change To Do list, Korea picks CCS: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got news on vehicles to be shown at next week's CES, Tesla's Q4 sales results—including the Model 3—a map to address climate change, and more than 16,000 all-electric city buses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced its fourth-quarter deliveries on Wednesday afternoon: it delivered more than 100,000. Today in Car News

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range. Depending upon the carbon intensity of the electricity used to charge the battery, the PHEV model can also have well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions relatively close to that of its electric sibling.

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Average US new vehicle fuel economy in December down from November; 2017 average unchanged from 2016


The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in December was 25.0 mpg 9.4 l/100 km)—down 0.2 mpg from the revised value for November, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). This drop likely reflects the increased proportion of light trucks versus passenger cars in the sales mix, they suggested.

2018 40

Split injection Miller cycle with boost decreases knock tendency and increases torque in downsized engine

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Tianjin University in China report that combing split injection to the Miller cycle with boost pressure can effectively decrease the knock tendency and increase the engine torque in a downsized spark-ignition engine. Their paper is published in the journal Fuel.

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Is 'Drawdown' the climate-change action map the world needs?

Green Car Reports

We often speak of methods and technologies we can employ as a society to curb climate change, either by reducing carbon emissions or through other means. But less frequently do we talk about them in real terms, including how much excess carbon these methods and technologies can pratically remove from the atmosphere. That's where Drawdown, a. global warming climate change carbon dioxide

New strategy for enabling Li-metal anodes in high capacity batteries; trapping Li in microcages

Researchers in China are proposing a new strategy to retard dendrite formation on Li metal anodes in high-capacity Li-ion batteries. In a paper published in the ACS journal Nano Letters , they describe trapping Li within hollow silica microspheres with a carbon nanotube core to suppress dendrite growth. Such an electrode exhibited a dendrite-free morphology after plating 2 mA h cm –2 of Li.

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Tata Motors, Westport Fuel Systems in development and supply agreement; natural gas solutions to meet upcoming India BS-VI emissions standards

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into a development and supply agreement with Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April 2020.

2018 40

Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

Green Car Congress

Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Earlier post.) Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NO x standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NO x limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements.

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2017 electric-car sales (and insurance), auto-industry moaning, grid holds up just fine: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, sales reports are coming in for last year—electric cars did well—and we explain why auto-company whining is nothing new. Also, fossil fuels aren't the only source of climate chance, and we look at plug-in car insurance rates. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Delivery reports for December, and hence all of last year. Today in Car News

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Velodyne cuts price of VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor in half

The Agitator

Velodyne LiDAR is now offering its most popular LiDAR sensor, the VLP-16, to customers around the world for up to a 50% cost reduction. Demand for our VLP-16s grew tremendously in 2017. As a result, we increased capacity and now can pass along savings as cost reduction to our customers. We want to make 2018 a year of optimism for the autonomous vehicle, especially as the first waves of robocabs hit the road.

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RUB team develops process for accelerated analysis of the stability of complex alloys

Material scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a novel process for analyzing, for example, the temperature and oxidation resistance of complex alloys that are made up of a number of different elements. Previously, such analyses used to take months. A paper on their work is published in the journal Materials Horizons. This method is ideally suited for high-entropy alloys.

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Average gasoline prices in US up 13% in 2017 from 2016, but lower than in 2015

Green Car Congress

US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.41 per gallon in 2017, 27 cents/gal (13%) higher than in 2016, but two cents/gal less than in 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Higher crude oil prices in 2017 contributed to higher gasoline prices. Source: US EIA, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update.

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Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

Green Car Reports

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But Akira Yoshino is different. He's one of the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology. DON'T MISS: Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025. Batteries Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life self-driving cars battery capacity

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Top Remarkable TV Episodes of 2017

Kevin Eikenberry

Each Tuesday we release a new episode of Remarkable TV – and we have been doing so since 2014. Here is a list of the most viewed episodes released in 2017, in order of views. If you have watched, you might want to watch again, if you haven’t pick one (or more!) and enjoy and […]. The post Top Remarkable TV Episodes of 2017 appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development Video

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Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

Recruiting Blogs

As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. The fuel price-tracking website predicts the cost of a gallon of fuel will rise by $0.19 per gallon in 2018, on average, to the highest level gas prices have been since 2014. That might not seem. Fuel Economy

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DENSO partners with and invests in FLOSFIA to develop next-gen gallium oxide power semiconductor devices for electrified vehicles

Green Car Congress

DENSO Corporation and FLOSFIA Inc., a tech startup spun out from Kyoto University, are partnering to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device expected to reduce the energy loss, cost, size and weight of inverters used in electrified vehicles (EVs). Through the joint development project, the two companies aim to improve the efficiency of EV power control units, a key to drive widespread EV use.

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Mainstream media on electric cars: more thoughtful on their growth

Green Car Reports

As with any innovation, coverage of plug-in electric cars by mainstream media has been, shall we say, variable. Seven years after the first Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt were delivered to their buyers in December 2010, misconceptions and misinformation abound. Technology is often not a strong suit for business reporters, of course, and plug-in. Batteries materials plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure

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Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options


Meeting planners might not always think of Walt Disney World as a venue for clients with serious business in mind , but the “House the Mouse Built” is continually evolving to offer new options for incentive trips, conferences and other corporate gatherings. “We

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Research team explains mechanism for voltage loss in NCM Li-ion batteries

Recruiting Blogs

A team comprising researchers from Samsung and academic colleagues in China and the US have determined the reason for voltage loss in Li-ion batteries using lithium-rich layered transition metal oxide cathodes. Combining various X-ray spectroscopic, microscopic, and structural probes, they found that partially reversible transition metal migration decreases the potential of the bulk oxygen redox couple by?>?1?V,

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Continental to acquire 5% stake in HERE; collaborating on dynamically maintaining and updating HD maps

Green Car Congress

Continental has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 5% indirect ownership stake in HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services. The share will be sold by HERE’s current indirect shareholders, Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG. The involved parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details. The transaction is subject to merger control approval. In addition to the investment, Continental will sign a collaboration agreement with HERE.

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What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Over the nine years this site has published daily news about green cars, the focus of our coverage has shifted significantly. In February 2009, when we started daily coverage, our most popular topics were hybrid cars and the Toyota Prius. With Prius sales in 2017 less than half what they were just four years ago, the times have clearly changed. Biofuels hydrogen natural gas climate change Polls

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