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US DRIVE releases comprehensive cradle-to-grave analysis of light-duty vehicle GHGs, cost of driving and cost of avoided GHGs

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The US DRIVE Cradle-to-Grave Working Group has published the “Cradle-to-Grave Lifecycle Analysis of US Light-Duty Vehicle-Fuel Pathways: A Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic Assessment of Current (2015) and Future (2025–2030) Technologies” Argonne National Lab Report.

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Europe's carbon goals could make cars unaffordable: Ford exec

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Stricter emissions standards may raise the average cost of new vehicles, but will that make them "elitist?" The increasingly sophisticated technology required to improve the efficiency of new gasoline and diesel cars does indeed add to their cost. But Jim Farley—the head of Ford's European operations—believes this could make cars so. Europe emissions Fuel Economy transportation policy

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New TM4 SUMO medium-duty electric motors boost torque and speed 45% with SMCs in place of permanent magnets

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TM4 will introduce three new SUMO medium-duty (MD) powertrain options at the 29 th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS29), offering an increase of up to 45% in torque and speed, thanks to a new technological advancement.

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Plug Power and HyGear partner to provide small-scale SMR hydrogen production technology to fuel cell system customers

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Fuel cell system manufacturer Plug Power Inc. and HyGear , supplier of cost-effective industrial gases, are partnering to supply HyGear’s Hy.GEN hydrogen generation technology to Plug Power fuel cell customers globally.

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Materials Project releases trove of data to public; support for work on multivalent battery chemistries and electrolytes

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet. Earlier post.)

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Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck

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At this week’s WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will showcase Wrightspeed’s The Route turbine-based extended range electric powertrain ( earlier post ) applied in a refuse truck.

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SAKOR provides belt noise test stand to Ford; meeting SAE J2432-2012 specs on vehicle belt noise

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SAKOR Technologies has supplied a belt noise test stand to Ford Motor Company, which the company will use to meet new SAE specifications for belt noise in vehicle Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) applications, as well as other noise testing requirements.

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Siluria Technologies and Air Liquide partner to develop and deliver novel catalytic process technologies to global energy markets

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Siluria Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, the engineering and construction business of the Air Liquide Group, to collaborate on the development of novel catalytic processes utilizing both companies’ expertise in gas conversion technologies.

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New catalyst system produces H2 and CO2 from formic acid at low temperatures

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An international team led by researchers at the University of Melbourne has developed a new catalyst system for the efficient removal of CO 2 from formic acid (HO 2 CH), resulting in the production of CO 2 and H 2 at a low temperature of 70 °C.

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Turboden to supply a 10 MW heat recovery ORC unit for Arvedi steel plant in Italy

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Marseilles putting first 12m electric bus into service

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Marseille’s Réseau des Transports Marseillais (RTM) has put its first 12m electric bus into service. The Irizar i2e, which will serve on line 82 / 82S in the French city, is the first 12m electric city bus in revenue service in France.

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Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash

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It started with a post two days ago on the owners' forum on the Tesla Motors website. In it, an owner with the user name "Prizant" claimed that a five-day-old Tesla Model X electric SUV had accelerated out of control while parking. Yesterday, Tesla denied that claim, and issued a statement saying that its log data on the car's operation showed. Tesla Motors Crashes sudden acceleration black box

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Tesla reintroduces 60 kWh version of Model S

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Tesla Motors is reintroducing a 60 kWh version of its Model S , in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models. The starting price is $66,000 for the Model S 60 (RWD) and $71,000 for the Model S 60D (AWD). The Model S 60 has an estimated range of 210 miles; the Model S 60D of 218 miles. For $8,500 (which works out to $566.67/kWh), all Model S 60 customers can upgrade (via a software update) to a 75 kWh pack, extending the range to 249 miles and 259 miles, respectively.

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Australian researchers find wild-type sorghum that can yield more than 10K liters ethanol per hectare

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Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia—Arun—theoretically has the potential to yield some 10,344 liters of bioethanol per hectare (1,106 gallons US per acre) from stem tissues alone. In an open-access study published in the journal PLOS ONE , the researchers assessed the stems of 12 varieties of sorghum for sugar content and ease of conversion to bioethanol.

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New method for recovering lithium from natural salt pools with purity up to 99.9%

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Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, have developed new methods for the increasingly effective recovery of lithium from brine. The purity of the lithium solution increased from 95% to 99.9%—difficult —difficult and resource-intensive to accomplish using traditional methods. The lithium and lithium carbonate used in batteries are primarily produced from salt lake deposits.

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Tesla Model S suspensions, NHTSA, NDAs: what you need to know

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A post on a small auto-industry blog that accused startup carmaker Tesla Motors of concealing potentially hazardous suspension breakages has blown up into a major media story. That's par for the course for much of the news, big and small, that involves the decade-old electric-car maker, which has now sold close to 150,000 electric cars over eight. NHTSA Suspension Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

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Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and footprint. Faraday broke ground on a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this year, and is reportedly looking into a second factory site in Vallejo, California. At the same. Michigan Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Faraday Future

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

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Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1, 2011, when it ended the rule that allowed them to use carpool lanes on freeways even with just one occupant. Now the city of London is ending its affection for hybrids. incentives UK congestion England plug-in cars London

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months

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Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. Car2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European cities over the past five years, and it just added the Chinese city of Chongqing to its network. After operating there for less than two months, Car2Go already has more than. China Daimler Car Sharing car2go

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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

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Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100 of BMW's electric cars. DON'T MISS: LAPD Gets. Los Angeles police California Police car plug-in cars fleet

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Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

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A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, and with much worse fuel economy. As governments look more seriously at the problem of commercial-vehicle emissions, several companies have. Trucks Fuel Economy Commercial vehicle fleet semis

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Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

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The Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today the Silicon Valley carmaker announced two new, less expensive versions of the Model S that start at $66,000. Both will offer more than 200 miles of range, the company said. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

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They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. Its last generation of Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans were, frankly, subpar. DON'T. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Tesla Model S 60, LAPD BMW i3, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica driven: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla adds two new 60-kilowatt-hour Model S variants, the Los Angeles Police Department purchases 100 BMW i3 electric cars, and we drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid proves there is a market for compact crossovers with all-wheel drive and high fuel economy, but is it also. Today in Car News

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

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Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Interest in what is known as "Project Titan" largely rests on Apple's reputation for innovation, despite far too little information for analysts to make even educated guesses about specific features or design elements. Nonetheless. Elon Musk Future Cars Apple Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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Chile has a problem with its solar industry. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. There is actually more available solar energy than there is use for it. DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energy

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Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004, and one that Ford walked away from for 2013. It turns out that there seems to be a market for compact crossovers with both AWD and high fuel economy. DON'T MISS: 2016. all-wheel drive Escape Hybrid Prius V RAV4 Hybrid

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Tesla Model X driven, Apple car by 2020, Ford criticizes Euro carbon goals: Today's Car News

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Today, we drive the Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicts Apple will build electric cars by 2020, and European Ford boss Jim Farley says stricter emissions standards could make cars unaffordable. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Apple will build electric cars by 2020, and claims to be happy about it. Chile is. Today in Car News

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Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

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South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI is already a major player in the electric-car battery market. But until recently the company also dabbled in fuel-cell technology, largely the province of Japanese companies. South Korea Batteries hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Samsung

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CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. With that in mind, the consortium. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

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The Ford Escape has been a huge popular small crossover SUV since its 2011 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the most capacious entry in the segment, the driving experience is more rewarded and the interior quality remains top-notch even in the current generation's fifth year. The 2017. EcoBoost Drive

Tesla Model S suspension, Faraday Future in MI, Car2Go in China: Today's Car News

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Today, we have everything you need to know about the controversy surrounding Tesla Model S suspension repairs, Faraday Future looks to test self-driving cars in Michigan, and Car2Go attracts 78,000 users in under two months in one Chinese city. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test self-driving. Today in Car News

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To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. road trips electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

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Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Faraday is moving ahead with plans for a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and has said it plans to start car production within two years. While the company would seem to have many challenges ahead. Manufacturing California plug-in cars Faraday Future