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New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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As the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy.

Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

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Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality. Sometimes billed as the Tesla of the airplane industry, Zunum is developing a relatively small regional aircraft with about 700 miles of range. A 1,000-mile range will be attainable. emissions Batteries aircraft Range Extending

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Is the UK energy grid prepared for further electric car uptake?

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With recent changes to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) giving motorists a not-so-subtle shove towards maybe choosing an ultra-low emission vehicle as their

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Toyota North America unveils hydrogen-fuel-cell heavy-duty truck proof-of-concept; twin Mirai fuel cell stacks

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Toyota Motor North America, Inc. TMNA) revealed “Project Portal”—a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty trucks applied in a Class 8 truck for use at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA).

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Toyota R&D study finds drivers show significantly more gray matter in brain regions than non-drivers

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Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. The 1.4

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BMW of North America and partners to install up to 100 EV charging stations in and around US National Parks

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BMW of North America has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and the Department of Energy to install up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country.

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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class to offer upgraded PHEV, new 48V mild hybrid models; advances in autonomy

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Mercedes-Benz chose Auto Shanghai 2017 as the venue for the world première of the new S-Class. Among the highlights is new efficient engine range and a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain.

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Aqua Metals acquires Ebonex IPR and its bipolar ceramic lead-acid battery technology; less lead, lighter weight

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Aqua Metals , which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining ( earlier post ), has acquired UK-based Ebonex IPR Limited for 123,776 shares of Aqua Metals common stock and $100,000 in cash.

CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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DLR team devises concept for next-gen rail cargo transport; automated, intelligent freight wagons

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Transport researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have developed an innovative, holistic concept for the next-generation transport of cargo by rail—NGT CARGO.

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Dongfeng Motor to use Visteon SmartCore cockpit domain controller; third SmartCore win

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China’s second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has selected Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology ( earlier post ) for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program.

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MG Motor introduces E-motion concept electric car at Shanghai

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UK-based MG Motor unveiled the MG E-motion at Auto Shanghai 2017. The modular architecture platform developed in-house delivers 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, with a range of more than 500 km (311 miles).

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EMS develops new H2 storage system targeting refueling stations

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EMS, a German-Dutch engineering company with roots in the nuclear industry, is developing a new hydrogen storage system.

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LG Chem launches range of residential Li-ion battery systems in North America

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LG Chem Ltd., a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market.

Velodyne introduces new low-cost fixed-laser solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving and ADAS applications

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Velodyne LiDAR announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor. Earlier post.)

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Bentley brings electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to Auto Shanghai

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Bentley brought its electic EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last month ( earlier post ), to Auto Shanghai.

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NIO unveils production electric SUV for China market; NIO ES8 to launch end of this year

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China-based electric vehicle startup NIO unveiled the NIO ES8, an electric SUV planned for serial production for the China market later this year. The company also announced it will begin taking pre-orders of its flagship supercar, the NIO EP9 ( earlier post ).

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Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt. Top: Buick Velite 5. Bottom: 2017 Chevrolet Volt. Click to enlarge.

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Audi unveils 2nd battery-electric Audi concept in Shanghai; production in 2019; 3-motor “e-quattro” drive

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Audi is unveiling a new battery-electric e-tron concept in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron Sportback. The production version will come in 2019 as Audi’s second battery-electric offering, following the introduction of the production version of the Audi e-tron SUV ( earlier post ) in 2018.

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Volkswagen unveils MEB-based I.D. CROZZ electric crossover concept in Shanghai; production in 2020

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At the Auto Shanghai 2017 show, Volkswagen is revealing the I.D. CROZZ, its first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle (CUV)—a four-door coupe and sport utility vehicle (SUV) in one. This is the third version of the new battery-electric I.D.

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California ARB approves XL Hybrids aftermarket hybrid conversions for Ford Transit vans and wagons

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XL Hybrids has received a California Air Resources Board Executive Order (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered Ford Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.

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UC Riverside team develops new coating strategy for Li-metal anodes to prevent dendrite formation

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A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed an approach to addressing the vexing problem of dendrite formation that hobbles the use of high energy density lithium-metal anodes in advanced recyclable batteries.

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GE and SCE unveil first battery-gas turbine hybrid system

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GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California: the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT).

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Coating developed at MIT could stop buildup of hydrate ices that slow or block oil and gas flow

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A team of researchers at MIT has developed a coating that could stop the buildup of hydrate ices that slow or block oil and gas flow.

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Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025. in China

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Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be hybrids—either plug-in or conventional—or fully electric. Ford builds vehicles in China through a joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile Company, and the. China Future Cars plug-in cars

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Is the science of climate change open to debate? Poll results

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It's mixed news these days for those concerned about continuing manmade climate change. On the one hand, global carbon emissions were flat for the third year in a row, increasing numbers of global corporations have lined up to support climate-change reduction efforts, and electric power is getting cleaner as coal slowly ebbs as a fuel despite the. global warming climate change science Donald Trump Polls

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

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Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. The Australian outlet Drive reports a V-8. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

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Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models. Like the changes released at the same time to the Model S sedan, the new lineup increases the distance between the two lower-end models and the top-of-the-range 100D and P100D. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in hybrid crossover concept debuts in Shanghai: live photos

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After being teased last week, the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept crossover made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai auto show. The new shape, which sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, is intended to showcase the design talents of Chevy's Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai It's the second concept to be named FNR—for "Find New Roads,". China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

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How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

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In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose not to build an active thermal-conditioning system (otherwise known as cooling) into its battery pack. Instead, it relies on ambient air to shed heat—which got the maker. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty Battery Life

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VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

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Two billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. Now the first of four phases of the. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify America

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What U.S. cities have the most solar power? New report lays it out

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Cities across the U.S. are working to limit their emissions of climate-change gases turning to solar power, among other tactics. In 2016, programs focused on bringing the benefits of photovoltaic solar power to business and residents helped to expand that capacity with record-breaking growth. Advances in solar technology, improved costs, and. renewable energy solar

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SunLine Transit receives $12.5M for five H2-powered buses, H2 generating station in Coachella Valley

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California Climate Investments is awarding a $12.5-million grant to SunLine Transit Agency for five new zero-emission New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen.

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Researchers uncover mechanism behind oil synthesis in algae

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Researchers led by a team from Kobe University in Japan have revealed the mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells. Many species of algae are capable of producing large amounts of oil (lipids), but this is the first time that researchers have captured the metabolic changes occurring on a molecular level when lipids are produced in algae cells. The discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels.

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Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue

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Tesla has issued a voluntarily recall for roughly 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars to address an issue in which the parking brake might stick in the engaged position. The recall was first reported yesterday by CNBC. The vehicles affected were built between February and October of 2016, and 31,000 of them were sold in the U.S. It is. Brakes Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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