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With the technology that the automotive industry has today, it is not surprising to see cars out performing records on an annual basis. Over the years, we were made to believe that petrol is the best option to run cars.

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Tokyo Tech team develops low-cost germanium-free solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have devised a low-cost, scalable approach to developing all-solid-state batteries, improving prospects for scaling up the technology for widespread use in electric vehicles, communications and other industrial applications.

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

2017 116

Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

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Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The troubled company not only took home a victory, but it also claimed a new record in the process.

2017 83

Toyota and partners begin full-scale operation of showcase project to supply low-carbon H2 to fuel cell forklifts

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A Japanese partnership, consisting of the Kanagawa Prefectural Government, the municipal governments of the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki, Iwatani Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Turbine and Systems, Inc.,

2017 104

Study finds modern diesel cars emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline cars

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A new study by an international team led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland has found that modern diesel passenger cars equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline-powered vehicles.

2017 101

NREL report on electric bus demo at Foothill Transit finds Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the second report summarizing the results of the battery-electric bus (BEB) demonstration underway at Foothill Transit in California.

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ICCT working paper highlights benefits of current and emerging light-duty diesel technology; “promising pathway for compliance”

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), one of the organizations at the root of uncovering the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal ( earlier post ), has published a new analysis of developments and trends in advanced diesel engine technology.

2017 90

Jülich evaluation of power-to-fuels recommends DME, OME3-5 and n-alkanes as diesel substitutes

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An evaluation of the implementation possibilities of power-to-fuel (PTF) technologies by a team from Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in Germany recommends the PTF products DME, OME 3-5 and n-alkanes as suitable diesel alternatives for the transportation sector.

2017 78

MIT-led study suggests route to improving solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at MIT, and their colleagues in Germany, suggest that smooth surfaces on a solid electrolyte may prevent harmful Li infiltration, thereby improving the performance of solid-state Li-ion batteries. Their paper is published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials.

2017 78

Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes take an autonomous car through a tollgate for the first time using V2X

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A Citroën C4 Picasso from Groupe PSA’s autonomous vehicles fleet has crossed through the toll station at Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines in the Paris area without a driver’s assistance using communication between the vehicle and the infrastructure.

2017 78

New Audi A8 debuting Level 3 autonomous AI traffic jam pilot; parking and remote garage pilots; zFAS controller

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Audi AI is the umbrella term for its new generation of high-end assistance technologies extending all the way up to highly automated driving.

2017 78

London Taxi relaunches as London EV Company; order for 225 vehicles from The Netherlands

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London Taxi Company (LTC) has relaunched as London EV Company (LEVC), marking the next stage in the company’s transformation.

New Audi A8 comes with 48V mHEV standard; plug-in e-tron model with wireless charging

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In a brand event in Barcelona, Audi unveiled its fourth-generation A8 luxury sedan. The new A8 features a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept and a systematically electrified drive. The Audi A8 has also been developed for highly automated driving.

2017 78

Groupe Renault and Sanef to cooperate in connecting autonomous cars to road infrastructure (V2X)

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Groupe Renault and Sanef, a world-leading motorway operator, belonging to Abertis group, will cooperate to further develop communications between autonomous vehicles and road infrastructure, and testing on toll barrier crossings and work zone approaches.

2017 78

China Yuchai wins order for 100 diesel-electric hybrid bus engines

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China Yuchai International Limited, through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), won an order for 100 diesel-electric hybrid engine from Liuzhou Bus, which operates Liuzhou’s public transportation system.

2017 78

Volkswagen Group developing lean-burn combustion for monovalent natural gas engine as part of $27M EU GasOn research project

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Volkswagen Group Research and its partners in the EU-funded GasOn research project are developing an innovative monovalent natural gas engine. Based on a 2.0-liter diesel engine, the unit permits very high compression.

2017 78

Study concludes US CAFE regulation can accelerate EV market penetration

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2017 78

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging. California plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructure

2017 76

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

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VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using. Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacity

2017 74

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car

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It now appears that the 2017 Tesla Model 3 has entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this one black-and-white, says simply, "First production Model 3." The second photo, tweeted 40 minutes later, is in full color but bears no caption. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

2017 74

Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles

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Launched in December, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to go on sale with a rated range of more than 200 miles: 238 miles combined, according to the EPA. Most owners use their Bolt EVs for daily commuting and trips, just like any other car. But road trips are an American tradition. We've done several stories about. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 72

Good news on diesel trucks, 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, Tesla to rule the world? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news on an important new hybrid mid-size sedan, some good diesel news for a change, and a skeptical look at why one German analyst's enthusiasm for Tesla could be misplaced. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We published yesterday's green-car news roundup later than usual (in case you hadn't seen it). The Volkswagen diesel. Today in Car News

2017 70

BMW's plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

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Tesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race. Nissan, General Motors, and Tesla have all 100,000 to 300,000 plug-in vehicles globally, but this year, BMW and its Mini brand are on track to deliver its own 200,000th plug-in vehicle later this. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 67

Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

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Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will be the first one from the brand. The plug-in versions of the Bentley Bentayga is expected to arrive next year, and will be capable of running solely on battery power and. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 67

Model 3 photos and video, Trump on energy, FF 91 at Pikes Peak, Bolt EV sales: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at video and photos of the first production Tesla Model 3, sales of the Chevy Bolt EV 238-mile electric car, VW executives' knowledge of their diesel cheating, and the departure of a faithful and much-loved Model S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the previous week's top green-car stories. Today in Car News

2017 67

AC Transit’s fuel cell bus breaks 25,000 hour operating record; demonstrating potential to meet diesel life cycle expectancy

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The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) recently recorded a second history making event—25,000 hours of continuous operation of a Fuel Cell Electric Bus (FCEB #7). Just two years ago, the FCEB power plant set an international record for 20,000 hours of continuous operation.

2017 65

Tata Motors and MAHLE partner to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle

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Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL-MAC), under the aegis of United Nations Environment. In the SL-MAC system, the alternative refrigerants first cool a secondary fluid/coolant, which in turn cools the air to comfortable temperatures inside the vehicle cabin.

2017 65

Blue Bird unveils two new electric school buses at the 2017 STN Expo; partners Adomani and EDI

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Blue Bird unveiled two new electric-powered school buses at the STN Tradeshow in Las Vegas: a Type A Micro Bird G5 electric-powered school bus and an all-new electric Type D chassis which will power its Type D All-American rear engine (RE) school bus. The Blue Bird All American RE electric bus chassis was developed in conjunction with California-based Adomani , Inc. and operates on an energy-efficient electric drivetrain supplied by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. ( EDI ).

2017 65

ITM Power signs hydrogen fuel contract with Honda (UK)

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ITM Power has signed a fuel contract with Honda (UK), which will purchase hydrogen at £10/kg (US$12.91/kg). The contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power’s hydrogen refueling network. The refueling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The Honda Fuel Cell Clarity has a hydrogen tank capacity of 5.46

2017 65

Toyota Research Institute launches Toyota AI Ventures with $100M investment

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures , a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies. TRI launches the venture by contributing initial investments it has made in three technology companies: Nauto , SLAMcore and Intuition Robotics. The venture will also cultivate select start-ups by offering them mentorship and support on-site at TRI's Silicon Valley headquarters.

2017 65

NREL/Oak Ridge thermal measurements of packed copper wire enables better electric motor designs

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A recently completed study by researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) of the anisotropic—i.e., directionally dependent—thermal conductivity of packed copper wire for electric-drive vehicle (EDV) motor applications is providing a baseline for the assessment of new materials and winding structures. The findings of the study are published in the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications.

2017 65

UK Government to award US$26M to EV-to-grid projects

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The UK Government will award £20 million (US$26 million) to support the development of electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. The projects will investigate technology that allows plug-in electric vehicles to not only draw power from the grid when charging but return it to people’s homes or back to the grid. There are already 100,000 electric cars and 11,000 chargepoints in the UK. As this number grows they become a resource for a smart electricity grid.

2017 65

Tesla will rule the world, says German analyst; skepticism may be warranted

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There's no denying Tesla has accomplished a lot since the Model S was introduced in 2012. It pioneered the luxury electric car segment and put an unrivaled charging network into place through its Supercharging stations. On one side, it certainly seems like Tesla is poised for electric vehicle domination—and that's what one German analyst. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 64

Diesel trucks with latest emission controls displacing dirtier, older ones on U.S. roads

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The phrase "clean diesel" is largely associated with Volkswagen's diesel emission deceit, but the latest diesel technology can honestly be described with such a phrase. Semi trucks using the latest-generation clean diesel technology have reached a new milestone—they now make up 30 percent of the United States' fleet of trucks. The benefits. emissions semis diesel fuel

2017 64

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

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Over its sporadic three-year model life, the hybrid version of the Honda Accord mid-size sedan has led a peripatetic life. The 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid was built in Marysville, Ohio, along with almost all the rest of the Accords sold in North America, its largest market. It skipped 2016 altogether, and then a slightly revised 2017 version was

2017 63

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

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The month of July brings plenty of juicy deals on battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much like last month, many of the deals remain. However, there are a few newcomers to the list for July—including one vehicle that may startle a few consumers. Without further ado, here are this month's best. car buying Leasing plug-in cars deals

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