Sat.Jun 06, 2015 - Fri.Jun 12, 2015

Who Is Lying In Hermosa Beach This Week?

Creative Greenius

Remember that story I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a phony police report being filed against me that the Hermosa Beach Police Department twice confirmed had never been filed? Turns out the Hermosa Beach Police Department wasn’t telling the truth about that. They will tell you that they had a record keeping system snafu. I will tell you that when they were twice asked to tell the truth they did not do so.

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. Earlier post.) The new R8 e-tron delivers 340 kW (456 hp) of power; acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

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Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

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With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car is also breaking some machinery.

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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TCF, the manager of the Garcia River Forest Project, would like to enable its increasing number of redwood trees to reach the 1,000-year-old status of some of their neighbors, like this one. Click to enlarge.

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Lux: China’s advanced energy storage market to quadruple to $8.7B in 2025; 85% share by transport

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Driven by environmental problems, a growing auto industry, and a big policy push, China’s advanced energy storage market will be worth $8.7 billion in 2025, more than quadrupling from the current $1.7

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Bolloré Bluecar EV being assembled at Groupe Renault plant in Dieppe

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The Groupe Renault Dieppe plant in northern France has started assembling Bolloré’s all-electric city car Bluecar , from bodies and parts brought in by Bolloré. This is in line with the partnership agreement between the two companies of 9 September 2014. Earlier post.).

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Mercedes-Benz residential energy storage systems now available for reservation

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The Mercedes-Benz energy storage systems for private use are now available for reservation; interested parties can place a reservation at www.schlauerspeichern.de without obligation.

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Across the US on one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel

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A team of motorsport enthusiasts will attempt to drive from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel 21-26 June 2015.

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Samsung SDI introduces 5.5 kWh and 8.0 kWh residential energy storage units

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Samsung SDI unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. The new 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh units join the existing 3.6kWh system. The new residential EES integrates the PV inverter, battery PCS and Li-ion battery.

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“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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Like other major automakers, Audi (and its parent Volkswagen Group) is working on meeting its medium-term regulatory requirements (e.g.,

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Evolute Drives seeking investors for MSYS multi-speed transmission for hybrids and EVs

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Evolute Drives, incorporated as a separate entity by its sister company Drive System Design (DSD) ( earlier post ), is seeking investors to help commercialize its high efficiency MSYS multi-speed transmission system for hybrids and electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

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Hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers; natural gas genset

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Empa, ETH Zürich and the road sweeper manufacturer Bucher Municipal have jointly developed a pioneering hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers in a CTI (Switzerland’s Commission for Technology and Innovation) project.

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Leclanché to provide 4.2 MWh Li-ion battery pack to Green Ferry Project electric ferryboat

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Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has been selected as the Li-ion battery system supplier for a battery-electric ferryboat to be built by Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard Ltd.

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Navigant ranks LG Chem and Samsung SDI as top Li-ion grid storage manufacturers

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According to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research, LG Chem and Samsung SDI lead the Li-ion grid storage market in terms of strategy and execution.

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Tesla At 3 Years, Used Leaf Advice, Next Prius Spy Shots: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which important new car was caught in camouflage by an alert driver in Thailand? And, what do you need to know if you're thinking of buying a used Nissan Leaf electric car?

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Fraunhofer laser arc method enables diamond-like carbon coating at industrial scale at high rate; friction reduction

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Fraunhofer researchers have developed a laser arc method with which layers of carbon almost as hard as diamond can be applied on an industrial scale at high coating rates and with high thicknesses.

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Northwestern-led team develops hydrogenation catalyst selective for carcinogen benzene; cleaner gasoline

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Audi sets new lap record for diesels on Sachsenring; electric compressor overcomes turbo lag, enhances sprint performance

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Audi has set a new record time on the Sachsenring for cars with a diesel engine. The Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept rounded the 3.6 km (2.2 mi) race course in a time of 1 minute 35.35 seconds. According to fastestlaps.com, that time edges out the 1:35.53

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BMW introduces 6th generation 7 Series; new 740e plug-in hybrid; remote control parking

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BMW has introduced the new generation (6 th ) of its top-end 7 Series, featuring technology innovations in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, and intelligent connectivity.

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Using Motor CAD to model performance of Nissan LEAF traction motor

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UK-based Motor Design Limited (MDL), a developer of electric motor simulation software, has developed a tutorial to demonstrate the use of Motor-CAD and Motor-LAB to model the electromagnetic and thermal performance of the Nissan LEAF electric traction motor.

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Designwerk provides mobile fast chargers for Nissan EV shuttle fleet; BRUSA NLG6

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With the kickoff of the 2014/2015 season, Nissan is the official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cups for the next four years. For this year’s finale on 6 June in Berlin, the carmaker provided 100 all-electric Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 vehicles for the shuttle service.

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St1 Etanolix food-waste-to-ethanol plant integrated into oil refinery in Gothenburg

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The first Etanolix plant delivered to the international market by Finland-based St1 Biofuels Oy was inaugurated in Gothenburg, Sweden last week.

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Daimler and Bosch start pilot project for automating parking in a car park; valet parking via smartphone

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Daimler, Bosch and car2go are partnering on a project investigating automated parking in a parking garage. The vehicle will drive to a free space independently and return when summoned up by itself. Automated parking is made possible thanks to an intelligent infrastructure in the car park and a vehicle control unit from Bosch in conjunction with the newest generation of Mercedes-Benz on-board sensors and the car-sharing expertise of car2go.

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Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with Ford GT

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Ford will return to Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT supercar ( earlier post ) to compete in the LM GTE Pro class, commemorating the 50 th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory.

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First Corri-Door fast charging points put into service; 200 targeted in France by end of year

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The first two fast charging points for electric vehicles in France’s Corri-Door project are now operational at the Bosgouet Nord (A13) and Tardenois Nord (A4) motorway service stations operated by SANEF.

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Pi Innovo introducing new M670 rapid prototyping ECU

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Pi Innovo will launch its new M670 rapid prototyping engine control unit (ECU) next week at Engine Expo 2015 at Messe Stuttgart.

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CONVERGE code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine simulation speed

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with Convergent Science, Inc.

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Sumitomo Chemical to more than double PERVIO Li-ion separator production capacity; supplier to Panasonic, Tesla

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Sumitomo Chemical will more than double its production capacity for lithium-ion secondary battery separators, marketed under the PERVIO brand name. The production at its Ohe Works in Niihama, Japan will be raised to approximately 1.3 times the current capacity by next spring. In April 2014, Sumitomo began expanding Ohe Works’ capacity for Previo by approximately 1.7 times in the spring of 2014, approximately 1.9 times in the fall of 2014, and approximately 2.3 times by the spring of 2015.

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India inaugurates first solar-powered H2 fueling station; power-to-gas

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India’s first solar-powered hydrogen fueling station, supplied by Air Products was inaugurated recently at an event with chief guest Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, in conjunction with Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Minister of New and Renewable Energy. Part of a mass public transport bus fueling and vehicle demonstration program, the SmartFuel station generates 100% renewable hydrogen from solar energy via an electrolyzer.

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Five Cities Get Free Electric-Car Charging Stations At 'Socially Responsible' Businesses

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There are a variety of organizations working to increase public electric-car charging infrastructure, and they're primarily motivated by the merits of electric cars themselves. But what if charging infrastructure was viewed from the perspective of social responsibility? What if locations for charging stations were chosen based on the values of the. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure venture capital

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Used Electric Cars: Which Hold Their Value Best? Which Is Worst?

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Used electric cars starting to enter the market in higher numbers, letting advocates suggest that if the purchase price of a new plug-in car is too high, buyers can look at used options. The usual metric of retained-value calculations can be tricky for plug-ins, though because most buyers take advantage of Federal income-tax credits of $2,500 to. Plug-In Hybrids resale value Used Cars Pricing plug-in cars NADA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

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Trademark filings for model names usually present a mystery. What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible to ascertain. And so it is with the case of "Prius Prime," a new model name that may expand Toyota's line of Prius hybrids at some point in the future. DON'T MISS: Is This The Next Toyota Prius Hybrid. Future Cars Trademark Car names

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BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

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The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility vehicle to contend with. Apparently BMW may be the next German luxury brand to challenge Tesla Motors directly, by launching an electric SUV of its own. And it could very well. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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Chevy Bolt EV Prototype Electric Cars Now Testing In Public

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When General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced the Chevrolet Bolt Concept, it changed everything in the world of electric cars. She said it would have a battery range of 200 miles, cost $37,500 before incentives--putting it squarely into the mass market--and be sold in all 50 states. Now spy shots have surfaced showing what appears to be a heavily. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Tesla Gigafactory Spurs Lithium Producers To Boost Output For Batteries

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The Tesla Motors "Gigafactory" currently under construction outside Reno, Nevada, is billed as the largest lithium-ion cell and battery production factory plant in the world. Electric-car maker Tesla hopes that producing battery cells on such a massive scale will allow it to achieve a $35,000 base price for its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric. Manufacturing Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars lithium gigafactory

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Tesla Model X To Arrive In 'Three To Four Months,' Autopilot In Testing: CEO Musk

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Whenever Tesla Motors holds a conference call to discuss its financial results, its webcast is mobbed by journalists, financial analysts, and fans. So it was yesterday, when the electric-car maker broadcast its 2015 annual shareholders meeting. As always, a few pieces of news emerged--the most important being that the Tesla Model X all-electric. Sport-Utility Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars

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2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

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By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is missing in action. When Audi unveiled the U.S. version of its compact hatchback with a plug more than a year ago, at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, the planned arrival date was the summer of 2015. That long wait now appears to have lengthened a bit more. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Audi A3 e-tron

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