Sat.Mar 01, 2014 - Fri.Mar 07, 2014

nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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Powertrain of the QUANT. The two 200L (400L, 106 gallons US total) electrolyte tanks are packaged in the rear and central tunnel of the vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

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Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners'' bottom lines. That''s why Walmart is getting into the truck-design business with the WAVE--Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience--concept.

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Honda FCEV hydrogen car debuts in Geneva

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One the most exciting appearances at the Geneva Motor Show this week has to be the Honda FCEV fuel cell concept which is expected to form the basis for a production car due to launch in 2015.

Nissan introduces the e-NV2000 electric van

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e-NV200. Click to enlarge. Nissan introduced the Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric compact commercial van ( earlier post ), the second battery-electric vehicle in its global line-up, joining the Nissan LEAF.

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Maxwell Technologies introduces ultracapacitor-based engine start module for medium-duty diesel trucks

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New medium-duty ESM. The third terminal connects to the starter solenoid. Click to enlarge. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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ADB: Projected cost of Uzbek Oltin Yo’l GTL plant increases by 37% to $5.6B

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The projected cost of the Olin Yo’l GTL project in Uzbekistan ( earlier post ) will hit $5.6 billion, according to a project update by Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is supporting the project with a $125-million loan.

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Inside the fuel-efficient 9-speed 9G-TRONIC from Mercedes-Benz

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Design of the Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota begins public road trials of i-Road 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle

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Toyota’s i-Road 3-wheeled electronic personal mobility vehicle (PMV) ( earlier post ) has begun public road trials in Toyota City, Japan as part of “Ha:mo”, Toyota’s optimized urban transport system. i-Roads on the road. Click to enlarge.

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Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Le Mans prototype makes its debut at Geneva Show

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Porsche 919 Hybrid. Click to enlarge. The Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Le Mans prototype made its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Fleet testing shows UPM renewable diesel from wood biomass performs as well as petroleum diesel

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The first fleet tests of UPM’s BioVerno renewable diesel have shown that the fuel works in cars just as well as any conventional petroleum diesel. The fleet tests, conducted by the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, were started in May last year and ran until early 2014. Earlier post.).

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Subaru shows VIZIV-2 diesel plug-in hybrid concept; independent rear-motor driven Symmetrical AWD

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VIZIV-2. Click to enlarge. Subaru returned to the Geneva Motor Show with the VIZIV-2 plug-in hybrid concept. The automaker unveiled the first version of the VIZIV concept at the 2013 Geneva show ( earlier post ), followed by the VIZIV Evolution Concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Honda to end production of the Insight hybrid, commits to the expansion of hybrid offerings in the US

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Annual sales of the second-generation Honda Insight. Data: Honda. Click to enlarge. Honda announced that while the US model Insight will be available at dealerships in the US through the end of the year, production of the hybrid will end in summer 2014.

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Ford 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup features 2nd-gen 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel; also on MY 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks

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Ford’s MY 2015 F-Series Super Duty heavy-duty pickup trucks feature engine and chassis upgrades that together deliver best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capacity.

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Click to enlarge. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. Earlier post.)

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Mazda introduces HAZUMI concept along with new 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel

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HAZUMI. Click to enlarge. Mazda unveiled the HAZUMI next-generation subcompact at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Revised Nissan Juke offers 1.2 DIG-T turbocharged engine

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Nissan introduced a significantly revised Nissan Juke compact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show. First introduced to the market a little more than three years ago, the Nissan Juke has posted total sales of 420,000 units.

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Schlumberger launches degradable alloy technology frac balls to optimize well productivity

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Schlumberger has introduced degradable alloy frac balls for multistage stimulation treatments. The technology demonstrates predictable and complete degradation of the alloy balls ensuring maximum well productivity, the company says.

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GE, BP and Oceaneering exploring use of medical X-ray technology for undersea pipeline examination

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Engineers at GE Healthcare, GE Oil & Gas, Oceaneering and BP are exploring the use of X-ray technology to see if it can spot microscopic cracks and corrosion in underwater pipelines.

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2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

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The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S. dealers until sometime between July and September, and then only in selected regions (for which read "California").

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Jeep introduces new Renegade small SUV; segment-first 9-speed transmission

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2015 Jeep Renegade. Click to enlarge. Jeep unveiled the new 2015 Jeep Renegade small SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed for global markets, the Renegade offers 16 powertrain combinations globally and the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission.

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Enbridge to undertake $7B pipeline replacement program; from Alberta to Wisconsin

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Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners have received shipper support for a $7-billion investment in their Canadian and US mainline system running from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

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Up to 30 electric vehicles at a time can recharge in Fraunhofer IAO’s parking garage. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla to open 30 new service centers and stores across Europe, expand Supercharger network

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Tesla Motors will open more than 30 new service centers and stores across the continent, the company announced at the Geneva Motor Show. Tesla will also continue rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, allowing Model S drivers to travel long distances across Europe for free. The retail, service, and Supercharger expansions come as Tesla dials up its commitment to Europe, which continues to be a priority market for the company. In 2013, Tesla delivered 22,477 vehicles to customers worldwide.

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How Financial Analysts (And Many Others) Misunderstand Tesla's Competitors

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Startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors and its sleek Model S luxury sport sedan have generated more media coverage over the last three years than many well-established car companies.

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Electric Cars Drive Silently Into Reality TV Shows

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Cars have been mainstays of reality television for years, but until now, not electric cars. Tracking their growing sales numbers, it may be that their increasing popularity is reflected in some new appearances on U.S. television.

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ICCT provides policy update on proposed China Phase 4 fuel economy regulations

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Comparison of global passenger vehicle fuel consumption standards normalized to NEDC L/100km. In absolute terms, the new regulations would put China third behind the EU and Japan for fuel consumption and GHG regulations. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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UMTRI: Average new vehicle fuel economy in US in February hit 25.2 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in February hit 25.2 mpg (9.3 l/100 km)—up 0.1 mpg from the revised value for January, and up 5.1

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Honda R&D installs hydrogen refueling station for field validation of new MC Fill dynamic fast-fill protocol

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MC Method control diagram, from a 2013 DOE-hosted webinar on hydrogen refueling. MC Fill allows dynamic control of refueling based on gas temperature. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla Announces European Expansion Plans At Geneva Show

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Selling cars is one thing, but taking care of your new customers is another. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors revealed the nest phase of its European expansion plans, which center on the installation of more Supercharger DC fast-charging stations and opening many more service centers.

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Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

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It''s long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive.

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Canada’s NEB approves Enbridge pipeline reversal plan to carry crude to refineries in Ontario and Québec

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Canada’s National Energy Board has approved , with conditions, the Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project application submitted by Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Enbridge).

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Cadillac Scrambles To Defend 'Provocative' ELR Ad: Not 1-Percent At All!

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In general, getting people talking about your ad is a good way to get people talking about your car. In the case of "Poolside"--an ad for the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe aired during the Oscars and the Sochi Olympics--however, not all the talk has been favorable.

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Kia introduces two e-bike prototypes at Geneva

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Kia unveiled two prototype electric bikes today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show—70 years on from the vehicle manufacturer’s inception as Korea’s first mass producer of bicycles and coinciding with the European debut of the firm’s first globally-available electric vehicle:the Soul EV.

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EIA: E85 fueling station availability is increasing, but slowly; in 2% of all retail stations

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The number of retail fueling stations offering E85 blend (up to 85% ethanol) has grown rapidly since 2007, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Ssangyong unveils 48V diesel mild hybrid concept SUV

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SsangYong unveiled its new XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) diesel mild hybrid B-segment SUV at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Earlier post.)

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EPA finalizes Tier 3 fuel and emissions standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Tier 3 emission standards for gasoline sulfur content; evaporative emissions; and tailpipe emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles, and some heavy-duty vehicles. EPA had issued the proposed standards last March. Earlier post.). The Tier 3 standards, which come into effect starting in 2017, consider the vehicle and its fuel as an integrated system.

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Volkswagen to introduce Passat Plug-in hybrid “soon”; Group electrifying more than 40 more models over next few years

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In remarks before the opening of the Geneva Motora Show, Volkswagen Group Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Winterkorn said that a plug-in hybrid version of the Volkswagen Passat would join the Group’s range of low-CO 2 vehicles “soon.”. In his remarks, Winterkorn noted that Group research and development expenditure rose by 15% last year to the record value of €10.2 billion (US $14 billion), with the “ lion’s share going to green technologies.

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