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Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford F-550 for shuttle buses, delivery trucks

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Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab. The new Lightning Electric Ford F-550 will be available in gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 17,500 to 19,500 pounds. Orders from fleets are being accepted immediately.

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2022 Nissan Ariya: 10 geeky details in 300-mile, $40,000 electric crossover

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The production-bound Ariya electric crossover that Nissan revealed Wednesday morning in Japan represents a bucketload of firsts for the brand.

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New report reveals that electric vehicle batteries can provide significant economic value for drivers and the electricity grid

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On July 16, 2020, Plug’n Drive published a new report that demonstrates the economic value that electric vehicle (EV) batteries can provide to drivers and to Ontario’s electricity sector.

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Charging an electric car at home

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We’ll take you through the benefits of a home EV charger, what’s available, costs and the ins and outs of installation

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First carbon-neutral lithium extraction project to start in Germany

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EIT InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, announced a partnership with Vulcan Energy Resources Limited (Vulcan), a start-up lithium exploration company, to produce the world’s first completely carbon-neutral lithium in Germany.

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Hydrogen from renewable energy could be cost-competitive by 2030, analysis finds

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Hydrogen produced using renewable energy could become a cost-competitive option over that made from natural gas within the decade, according to a new analysis from IHS Markit.

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BMW iX3: all-electric SUEV to offer 285 miles of range

Green Cars News

Having had its initial debut in concept form at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, BMW has revealed the production version of the BMW iX3: its first Sports Utility Electric Vehicle

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Delanchy Group receives first Renault D Z.E. electric truck

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Freight carrier the Delanchy Group, which has been using a 100% electric Renault Trucks D prototype since 2017, has received the first D Z.E. series model. Earlier post.). Renault Trucks and the Delanchy Group have been working together for more than fifty years.

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15 states want all heavy-duty trucks electric by 2050

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A contingent of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a memorandum of understating (MOU) to draft regulations requiring all new new medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks sold in their jurisdictions to be electric by 2050.

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New Vauxhall Vivaro-e deliveries to begin in October

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Vauxhall has released further details on the Vivaro-e, its first factory-built, fully-electric van

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Future Proofing University Campuses

Schneider Electric EVs

Perhaps no other facility has as diverse an infrastructure as colleges and universities. To meet the needs of students, numbers of which can reach 30,000 or more, universities must run. Read more ». The post Future Proofing University Campuses appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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BMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 kWh/100 km.

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Commentary: Nissan ends war over electric-car charging standards, as Tesla stands apart

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Beta might have been better from the start, but that didn’t keep it from winning a videocassette recorder war over VHS back in the 1980s. Such was the case, it seems, in the battle between CHAdeMO and CCS as a standard for electric-vehicle fast-charging in the 2010s.

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Further help confirmed for car finance consumers still facing coronavirus difficulties

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed support will continue for motor finance consumers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19), including a ban on repossessions until 31 October 2020

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Nissan Ariya – a next-generation Crossover EV

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Nissan has unveiled a significant car for its electrified future. Called the Ariya, we first caught a glimpse of it at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, but now in its finalised form it is the first production model to represent Nissan's new electrified brand identity

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Porsche 3D-printing innovative pistons for increased power and efficiency

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Porsche already uses 3D printing technology in prototype construction, manufacturing spare parts for classic sports cars and in other areas.

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Biden plan would broaden EV tax credit, include Cash for Clunkers reboot

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Joe Biden announced a broad environmental plan Tuesday that includes provisions to broaden the federal electric-car tax credit and revive the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

All-electric Nissan Ariya revealed with enhanced technology and impressive range

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Nissan has revealed the production model of the Nissan Ariya, an all-electric coupe crossover for a new era

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Volkswagen ID.3 available to pre-order on July 22

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VW has confirmed the specifications for its domestic market in Germany, and other European countries, providing us with a pretty clear idea of what will be offered in the UK

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands. The International Energy Agency’s Monthly Oil Statistics shows that there are differences in refinery output throughout the world.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT and SUV: Everything we know in advance of full reveal

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In fall 2021, GM will bring back Hummer—a brand once maligned by environmentalists—with a set of zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles aimed at weekend adventurers.

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New Maserati Ghibli becomes brand’s first-ever hybrid vehicle

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Maserati has revealed the new Ghibli, which represents the first hybrid vehicle in the brand's illustrious history

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Toshiba’s Light Sensor Paves the Way for Cheap Lidar

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The technology boosts light-cell efficiency, enables high-res Lidar using commercial camera lenses. sensors sensors/automotive-sensors

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SJTU team proposes new dual-fuel combustion mode: intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI); high efficiency, low NOx

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A team at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is proposing a new combustion mode—intelligent charge compression ignition (ICCI)—for ultra-high efficiency and low emissions simultaneously. A paper on ICCI is published in the journal Fuel.

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Nissan’s move to CCS fast-charging makes CHAdeMO a legacy standard

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With the release of charging specifications for the Ariya electric crossover, Nissan effectively put CHAdeMO on notice.

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Malbork, Poland purchases six electric buses made by Solaris

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Representatives of the municipal operator MZK Malbork (Poland) and Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract for the delivery of six electric buses. Newly commissioned Urbino 12 electric buses will start the electrification of the city’s public transport.

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Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend.

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MAHLE Powertrain wins IMECHE’S Dugald Clerk Prize for innovative pre-chamber ignition technology; Active MJI

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An author partnership from MAHLE Powertrain in the US has been recognized for its work on pre-chamber ignition, presented at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems conference in December 2019.

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DOT: 89% reduction in US airline passengers in May 2020 y-o-y

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US airlines carried 89% fewer scheduled service passengers in May 2020 than in May 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. Source: DOT BTS.

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DOE announces $11.5M in Phase 1 funding for carbon capture and storage program; ARPA-E FLECCS

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The US Department of Energy announced $11.5 million in funding for 12 projects as part of Phase 1 of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E’s) FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program. FLECCS project teams will work to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes that better enable technologies, such as natural gas power generators, to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment.

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Statkraft to install GE Rotating Stabilizers in grid-stabilization project in Scotland

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Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to a deal to help further decarbonize the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology—i.e.,

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DOE releases draft energy storage grand challenge roadmap and requests stakeholder input

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap.

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Würzburg buys two Solaris electric buses

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Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has delivered two Urbino 12 electric buses to the city of Würzburg, Germany. It is the first delivery performed for the operator NVG Omnibus-Betriebs-GmbH. It is the first time that the customer has opted for battery vehicles.

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TR Group & Hiringa partner to introduce heavy fuel cell electric trucks into NZ

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Hiringa Energy and TR Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer heavy fuel cell electric trucks for the New Zealand market powered by Hiringa’s nation-wide hydrogen refueling network, and TR’s heavy fleet lease, rental, and maintenance management expertise.

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Researchers use synchrotron in quest for better synthetic fuels catalyst

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Using X-rays from a synchrotron particle accelerator, scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now been able to observe for the first time a catalyst during the Fischer-Tropsch reaction that facilitates the production of synthetic fuels under industrial conditions.

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Canada invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s EV network

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Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $770,000-investment to help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro build 28 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the province. The federal funding, which builds on $1,289,400 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing in the project, is provided through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI) and the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator available with 3rd generation 3.0L EcoDiesel

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As suggested in 2018, ( earlier post ) the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is now available with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine. The expected fuel economy ratings will deliver the highest driving range on one tank of fuel yet for Gladiator.

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