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Team from Daimler, ZBT, Jülich finds impact of air pollution on fuel cell power and lifetime “significant”

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Traffic-related air pollutants can lead to a short-term loss of power and long-term reduction in lifetime for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). However, while research has been carried out on the reaction mechanisms, the impact of this for vehicles has not been studied extensively under real-world conditions.

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California Assembly Forced To Do The Right Thing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

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A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco next month. The report released Thursday shows that even as the state implemented stricter emissions standards than other states and. global warming energy

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Day 1: My first electric vehicle experience

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We invited Eleanor Rumbold to write a guest blog post for us as she recently had her very first experience of electric vehicle driving and charging , and her story raises some interesting points that are probably quite common amongst newbies to the EV world! So, over to Eleanor. E-Car Club.

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MHI-MME launches new models of small, lightweight, and high-efficiency turbochargers for diesel engines

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) has developed new models of its MET Turbochargers for diesel engines. The MET-MBII axial-flow turbocharger series mainly for two-stroke engines is smaller and lighter than the existing MET-MB series, with a 16% greater air flow capacity. The MET-ER radial turbocharger for four-stroke engines is more compact, and with fewer components for improved maintainability.

2018 207

No Matter What Else He Does He Will Always Have “Beat It” As His Theme Song #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 174

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

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Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from a-little-better-than-before to still-abysmal. This week, the DOE noted that of all the energy splashed into a conventional car's gas tank, only 12 to 30 percent actually goes to move the car

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Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Ford’s ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot launched its first European routes tailored for companies and campuses this week. Chariot, which began operating in London earlier this year, is a ride-sharing minibus service that connects commuters living and working in areas underserved by public transport with nearby transit hubs. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult.

2018 207

Ravenous Rich Seek To Harvest Redstone Vegetable #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll

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The latest trend in classic cars is converting them to electric power. Jaguar announced last Thursday that it will convert its ultimate classic, the 1960s E-type, to electric power. It will build the cars at its classic center in England, and is taking orders. Jaguar says its electric powertrain is designed to plug into the E-type's sleek body. Polls

2018 79

Top five cars for less than £300 per month

Green Cars News

We’ve already checked out what cars are available if you’ve got a budget of £200 per month, but what if you can stretch to £300

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Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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Brazil-based Ambev Brewery, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. With the partnership, about 35% of the fleet serving the brewery will consist of clean energy-powered vehicles, no longer emitting more than 30.4K tons of carbon in its logistic chain per year. The deal is the VWCO’s largest for the cargo segment this year.

2018 207

Garcetti Not Ready, But Big Ego Holds Steady – #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

German RV maker builds electric camping trailer

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Electric cars are great for efficiency. They're less adept at pulling heavy loads at highway speeds and the extra power needed to pull a trailer can quickly drain batteries. That means more charging, more travel time, and less vacation time. Now German RV maker Dethleffs has a solution for those who want to make a commitment to the environment by

2018 74

Everything you want to know about smart motorways (but probably haven’t been told)

Green Cars News

Mass celebrations, streets parties, firework displays and Prince Charles cutting a ribbon to make it official all took place in Greater Manchester recently when, after four years, the smart motorway was finally opened on the M60

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PM2.5 pollution now associated with chronic kidney disease

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Adding to the list of health issues associated with PM 2.5 pollution, new open-access research published in PLOS ONE suggests that PM 2.5 is connected with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which occurs when a person’s kidneys become damaged or cannot filter blood properly. Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys.

2018 204

Oil Loving @JerryBrownGov Still Silent On 100% Renewables Bill He Did Not Support #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

Tesla had VW funding lined up to go private, report says

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After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that he planned to take the company private, investment advisors hooked a big fish to provide the funding, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday. In a long report about the Tesla board's deliberations over taking the company private, the Journal revealed that investment. Elon Musk

2018 74

Mitsubishi Outlander range grows with addition of petrol model

Green Cars News

Complementing the best-selling plug-in hybrid and turbo diesel models in the range, a new seven-seat Mitsubishi Outlander Petrol is now available to UK customers

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Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada. The buses will use depot-based charging to slow-charge the buses, which are fitted with 466 kWh battery packs on board.

2018 204

My Mayor Is A #SELLOUT To The Oil Industry. Is Yours? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

Faraday Future factory completes its first full car (Updated)

Green Car Reports

The Faraday Future factory is up and running. It produced its first complete pre-production electric car on Tuesday, after building its first production body late last month. A company memo leaked to Green Car Reports reveals that Faraday plans a party to celebrate the milestone at its assembly plant in California's Central Valley on Tuesday. Faraday Future

2018 72

Top five cars for less than £5 a day

Green Cars News

How much do you spend on your morning coffee and lunch every day? £5? Maybe more? Well, for the same kind of sum you could be driving a brand-new car

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ROUSH CleanTech develops near-zero NOx propane autogas engine; CARB-certified at 0.02 g/bhp-hr

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Alternative-fuel technology company ROUSH CleanTech has developed the first available propane autogas engine certified to California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) optional low oxides of nitrogen emissions standard for heavy-duty engines with 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr). Earlier post.). The engine is 90% cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent 0.2 g/bhp-hr heavy-duty engine standard.

2018 200

Pass The Governor The Bong And Make Sure He Gets A Deep Toke #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

Penn State researchers develop faster-charging lithium battery cell

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Researchers at Pennsylvania State University claim they may have found the "Goldilocks" battery for electric cars, according to a report in ChargedEVs. One of the biggest challenges for electric-car batteries has been that the batteries have to be charged slowly. If they're charged too quickly too often, they can decay prematurely or become

2018 70

Volkswagen T-Cross: sketches revealed ahead of Paris debut

Green Cars News

Volkswagen has high hopes for the ever-growing SUV market – it plans to launch 19 worldwide by 2020

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WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT collaborate to advance use of LNG in ships

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Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies—WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT—will collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a viable option for ship owners and operators. By combining their expertise and experience, the three companies deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation.

2018 200

Pope Says, “Let Us Prey” #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 163

2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

Green Car Reports

In June, we heard that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will come with a faster charger and more luxury features. Now, CarsDirect has learned how much those features will add to the price. The price of the base Volt LT model will go up $300 to $34,395, including destination and before any applicable federal or state tax breaks. The top-level Volt Premier. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 69

Is Steve Jobs driving the new car market from beyond the grave?

Green Cars News

In the wake of Steve Jobs death in 2011, one interesting little fact emerged

2018 32

Audi México produces completely without wastewater

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Audi is now the first premium manufacturer to produce automobiles completely free of wastewater. At its site in San José Chiapa, Mexico, the company is using a new water treatment process that collects 100 percent of the wastewater produced there, purifies it and feeds large volumes of clean water back into the plant’s water supply system. In this way, Audi México ensures the sustainable use of the water as a resource and minimizes the environmental impact of its car production.

2018 195

War On Poverty Means Something Different To Republicans #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Dyson plans to build electric-car test track in Britain

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In another step to show it's serious about building an electric car, Dyson, the British vacuum-cleaner maker, has laid out plans to build a test track in Britain. Reuters reported Thursday that Dyson plans to build a vehicle test track at a former World War II airfield in Wiltshire, England, to go along with previously announced plans for an. dyson

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Fiat 500X gets tweaks and new engines for 2018

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The Fiat 500X has been updated for 2018, benefiting from its first refresh since it joined the 500 line-up four years ago

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Serendipitous discovery by IUPUI researchers may lead to environmentally friendly lubricants

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Seed oil components of an ornamental flower could provide a direct pathway for designing a new class of environmentally friendly lubricants. Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) identified the compound in the seed oil of the Orychophragmus violaceus , which is produced in a manner unlike any other fatty acid. The study is published in the journal Nature Plants.

2018 195

Auto Consultant Lawrence Burns Dishes the Dirt on Waymo

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Burns's book "Autonomy" offers an insider's take on Google's self-driving car spinoff. transportation transportation/self-driving