Sat.Jul 11, 2015 - Fri.Jul 17, 2015

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank. CTO Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and UC-Davis Emeritus and Catherine JJ DeMauro. Abstract. The alternative-fuel car evolved to reduce exhaust emissions and other problems derived from burning fossil fuels.

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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the factory turn out to grow even larger than originally planned?

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Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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The Audi e-gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony ( earlier post ) produces CO 2 neutral-fuel (synthetic methane from water, renewable electricity and CO 2 ); it now also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid.

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Lightning Hybrids’ lightweight composite accumulator for hydraulic hybrid systems

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Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses ( earlier post ), has provided some detail and background on a core component of its system: the hydraulic accumulator, or “mechanical battery”.

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SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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New work by a team at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadian buyers want a plug-in vehicle (PEV), with the majority of those (89—93%) wanting a plug-in hybrid rather than a pure electric vehicle.

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FreeWire partners with Siemens on mobile charging system; project first US use of Siemens’ eCar Operation Center technology

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FreeWire Technologies, Inc. and Siemens are partnering to pilot and commercialize the Mobi Charger (which uses onboard second-life EV batteries), employing the Siemens eCar Operation Center (OC) and the Siemens VersiCharge electric vehicle-charging technology.

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Volkswagen launches new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid in Europe

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Volkswagen has launched its second plug-in hybrid based on a high-volume production model: the Passat GTE, available either as a sedan or Variant (wagon)—the first plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen to be sold as either. Earlier post , earlier post.)

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Ford’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheels

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To source the new lightweight track-capable carbon fiber wheels that are standard on the new Shelby GT350R Mustang, Ford partnered with Australia-based Carbon Revolution. Carbon Revolution first began delivering composite wheels in 2004 for Formula SAE campaigns.

BMW launches operations at Center of Urban Mobility Competence; boosting electromobility through EV sharing

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BMW Group has officially launched operations at its Center of Urban Mobility Competence, which it established earlier this year. Its experts are working with cities and the relevant stakeholders to develop sustainable concepts for future mobility in urban areas.

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Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept turns in best performance so far at Sonoma Raceway

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Audi ran the latest generation of its Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept at the Sonoma Raceway in California, surpassing prior performance. The RS 7 took just 2:01.01 minutes to complete the 4,050-meter (2.5 mi) circuit.

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Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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Hybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity. One of the best ways to reassure potential hybrid drivers of the cars' general durability is to look to the hybrid taxis plying the streets of many world cities.

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Total hydrogen station in Munich first to feature standard compressed H2 and BMW cryo-compressed H2 technology

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Total has opened a hydrogen filling station on Munich’s Detmoldstraße.

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Craving Teslas, BMW On Hydrogen, Old-Car Gas Mileage Myths: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What do Russia and Texas turn out to have in common? And, how many electric cars did China build, just in June alone--and why isn't it quite as major as it sounds? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, July 10, 2015.

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BMW's Ominous Black i8 Fuel-Cell Prototype: What It Sounds Like (Video)

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Very, very few people on the planet have ever seen a car powered by hydrogen fuel cells, much less ridden in or driven one. But if you've wondered what they sound like in operation, now's your chance.

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ELIX Wireless introduces MDC-based 10kW wireless charging solution

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ELIX Wireless introduced the E10K Wireless Charging System, a wireless charging solution that delivers a full 10kW of wireless power transfer. The E10K Wireless Charging System is based on ELIX Wireless’ patented Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology.

2015 106

London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) announced that two additional bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric single-deck buses from autumn next year. The 5-year contract to operate the routes has been awarded to Go Ahead following a competitive tender process, and will mean that 51 electric buses will operate across the two routes that will become the second and third pure electric bus routes in the Capital.

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Syntactic foam composite for lightweight yet strong materials; bending strength for automotive applications

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EU project V-Charge makes final demonstration of automated valet-parking and inductive charging system

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2015 104

City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

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The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90% cleaner than diesel.

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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016 due to battery damage; team studying better thermal management

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Solar Impulse, the solar-powered electric aircraft attempting to fly around the world, will be grounded in Hawaii until early spring 2016 due to damage to the batteries which overheated in the record-breaking oceanic flight from Nagoya to Hawaii.

2015 102

Magna to acquire Getrag for approximately €1.75B

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Magna International Inc. signed an agreement to acquire the Getrag Group of Companies for approximately €1.75 billion (US$1.9 billion). This represents an enterprise value of approximately €2.45 billion (US$2.7

2015 101

Dynapower to supply 250kW energy storage inverters for Tesla Powerpack

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Dynapower Company will be supplying the 250 kW energy storage inverters as an integral part of Tesla’s recently announced Powerpack Commercial battery systems for large commercial and utility customers. The Dynapower MPS-250 inverter is a UL-listed, field-proven product.

2015 101

New TiO2 reaction pathway could be used in novel hydrogen storage system

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A research team comprising scientists from Tohoku University, RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, Chiba University and University College London have discovered a new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide (TiO 2 ), an important photocatalytic material. Lead author Prof.

2015 101

Frost & Sullivan: carsharing membership to reach 9.8M in 2025; 19.9% CAGR

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that carsharing membership will grow from the mere 1.3 million in 2014 to reach 9.8 million in 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9%. Uber ascendant. Travel and expense management company Certify’s Q2 analysis on business expense trends found that Uber, the popular ridesharing service, continues to grow with business travelers, comprising 55% of ground transportation receipts compared with taxi services at 43%.

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Upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class driver assistance package to enable semi-automated driving

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UMTRI survey finds drivers’ cautious attitude toward autonomous vehicles little changed over past year

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Researchers at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) have found little movement over the past year in motorists’ attitudes toward the prospect of autonomous vehicles.

2015 97

New non-metallic molecular catalyst system approaches efficiency of platinum in fuel cell oxygen reduction reaction

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A team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has demonstrated a new molecular (i.e., non-metallic) catalyst system for the fuel cell oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) that approaches the efficiency of platinum.

2015 93

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

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MAHLE control software combines GPS and topographical road data to manage plug-in hybrid energy consumption

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New cathodes for low-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells

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Researchers at Korea University in Seoul have developed high-performance, low-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) using silver cathodes surface-treated with yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) nano-particulates fabricated by atomic layer deposition (ALD).

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UPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode

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The Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan will get an upgrade of its highest-capacity battery pack, from 85 to 90 kilowatt-hours, as well as a new optional high-performance mode called "Ludicrous" mode. The news was announced today by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk during a press conference (and followed one hour later by an update on the rocketry. Elon Musk Tesla Motors P85D

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Signup For 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Sedan Starts July 20 (Californians Only)

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Toyota will choose the first U.S. customers for its 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car beginning next week. On July 20, Toyota will begin accepting requests from perspective Mirai customers in California--the only U.S. state where the car will be available initially. All requests must be submitted through a dedicated Mirai page on Toyota's website. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

2015 87

No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

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Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. Those who only read headlines may well think that electric-car maker Tesla Motors is actually considering making an electric motorcycle. These fever dreams wouldn't normally be worth. Rendering concept Tesla Motors electric motorcycles

2015 87

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

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It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other legitimate automaker. The company now gives a global sales total every quarter, but that doesn't help in adding accurate U.S. sales for the company to the totals provided by every. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

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Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that needed it most, California recently instituted income caps for its electric-car rebate program. But instead of restricting incentives based on income, Washington will. incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates Washington State

2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

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As the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use. The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on sale in December 2010, meaning that by now a few examples have accumulated significant mileage. If the following case is any indication, Volts should do just fine over the long. Reliability plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

2015 86

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

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The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are anticipated for the retro subcompact, which anchors a growing line of 500-badged models in the U.S. So far, Fiat is only showing the European version in Pop, Pop Star, and. subcompact FCA

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