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Army Research Lab discovers aluminum nanomaterial rapidly splits water on contact

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Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have discovered that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder of their design splits water on contact, producing hydrogen and oxygen.

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'Fossil fuels are dead,' says CSX railroad chief: no more new trains for coal, ever

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The industrial revolution that began around 1750 was powered in large part by coal, and the carbon-rich fuel had 200 good years after that. By the middle of the last century, however, serious studies had begun of its deleterious effects on human health—and that was before the climate-change impact of human emissions of carbon dioxide became. natural gas electric utilities energy fossil fuels

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Top five most popular cars of 2017 so far

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2017 has a lot to live up to in the automotive world. Despite a plethora of new car launches lined up throughout the year, it will take a lot for it t

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LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. LanzaTech’s first commercial facility will be online at the end of 2017 in China, producing fuel-grade ethanol from captured steelmaking off-gas.

Volvo Cars and Geely agree on technology sharing and the formation of LYNK & CO; next-gen electrified vehicle tech

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Volvo Cars and Geely Holding have completed the formation of two new entities to share existing and future technology and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more rapidly develop next generation electrified vehicle technology. Earlier post.). The agreements formalize the strategic priorities, management teams and targeted synergies for the collaboration within the group. A new technology joint venture will be formed called GV Automobile Technology (Ningbo) Co.

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ORNL team finds way to deliver on promise of VO2(B) Li-ion cathode

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have discovered a way to achieve the promise of bronze-phase vanadium dioxide [VO 2 (B)] as an electrode material for Li-ion batteries.

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Lux Research: transportation and stationary energy storage passing consumer electronics as largest energy storage markets by next year

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Although consumer electronics—devices such as smartphones and laptops—have traditionally driven the most demand for energy storage devices, transportation and stationary applications will soon become the largest energy storage markets, according to Lux Research.

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Toyota wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight savings; CFRP inner panels on Prius Prime, Lexus LC 500

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At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS, Toyota was presented with an Altair Enlighten Award for its use of innovative weight reducing vehicle closure systems.

Startup Amber's self-driving cars to hit Dutch streets in 2018?

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While Uber, Tesla, and Google are fighting over who will be first to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale, the Dutch underdogs at mobility startup Amber are planning a surprise move to overtake them all. If all goes according to plan, Amber’s self-driving cars will hit the streets of Dutch cities by mid-2018. Amber CEO Steven Nelemans. research Autonomous cars The Netherlands Startups self-driving cars

Tesla Model 3 drive reports, reviews: raves for sporty electric car

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The first, earliest production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car were delivered to their owners in a splashy "Handover Party" late last week. A few journalists got short drives at the event, but only one outlet was granted a Model 3 before the party to enable a more comprehensive review. That means lots of "Tesla Model 3 review" articles. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

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Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with electric-vehicle makers to partner on a network of charging stations. The move comes as many European countries announce plans to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars in coming. oil plug-in cars BP Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks gas station fossil fuels

Toyota and Mazda enter business and capital alliance; $1.6B plant in US, joint development for electric, connected vehicle tech

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) signed an agreement to enter a business and capital alliance, with the aim of further strengthening their partnership. The companies agreed to: 1) establish a joint venture that produces vehicles in the United States; 2) jointly develop technologies for electric vehicles; 3) jointly develop connected-car technology; 4) collaborate on advanced safety technologies; and 5) expand complementary products.

All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a battery-electric vehicle.

Next 2018 Nissan Leaf teaser sketch; electric car debuts Sept. 5

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The global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car is just a month away, and now another teaser image has been released. This one's a design sketch showing a drawing of the car's side profile, suitably shaded to obscure some of the details. You can compare it to a shot of the actual vehicle, captured last week in Norway while a 2018 Leaf was. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Plug-in electric car sales for July: Bolt EV, Prime, Volt, Teslas, Leaf lead the pack

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In a U.S. car market that's coming off record numbers over the last couple of years, plug-in electric car sales continued strong last month. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM's 238-mile battery electric hatchback, set a new monthly sales record of 1,937 deliveries in its eighth month on sale—the highest number for any electric car in July. It was. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Tesla Model 3 prices, features, details, specifications from Handover Party

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Thirty of the earliest Tesla Model 3 buyers took delivery of their electric cars last night in a gala event for owners, investors, and friends the company had dubbed the Handover Party. The highly anticipated Model 3, the vehicle Tesla hopes will boost its production to hundreds of thousands of electric cars a year, will initially come in two. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Tesla Model 3

Life with Tesla Model S: beware Extended Service Agreement fine print

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A couple of years ago, as my 2013 Tesla Model S approached the end of its 50,000-mile warranty, I debated long and hard whether to opt for Tesla’s extended warranty, which they call an Extended Service Agreement (ESA). At $4,000, it wasn’t cheap. It provided four years and an additional 50,000 miles of coverage, up to a total of. Warranty Tesla Motors service

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Canada electric-car news: EV Discovery Centre, more charging sites, ZEV mandates debated

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As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, the plug-in electric vehicle sector has charged forward, with developments on the national, provincial and even municipal levels. Here’s our take on six of the most salient stories. Federal ZEV committee On May 26, the Canadian government announced its intent to develop a national Zero Emission. Plug-In Hybrids Canada plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extended yard truck in operation

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s fuel cell range extender system ( earlier post ) is fully functional and operating in a heavy-duty terminal tractor (or yard truck) with partner China National Heavy-Duty Truck Company (CNHTC).

Audi advances in-plant human-robot cooperation; CFRP roof installation

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At Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, humans and robots are now working side-by-side without a protective fence in an advance in human-robot cooperation (HRC).

Photo-activated catalyst converts CO2 to CO for clean fuel technology; no unwanted byproducts

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Fiat 500e autocrossing, Model 3 update, Canada EV news, charging at gas stations: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got two Tesla stories covering its entire model lineup, an electric car that went racing, a news roundup from Canada, and a distracted-pedestrian idea. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A piece we published on the net number of Tesla Model 3 reservations may have contributed to CEO Elon Musk's response: Tesla has 455,000 net. Today in Car News

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Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: report

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Toyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. A new report suggests that the two Japanese makers are close to finalizing a capital-investment deal under which Toyota would take 5 percent of Mazda, and the smaller maker would invest in Toyota as well, and the two would set up a joint U.S. assembly plant. Future Cars plug-in cars assembly plants

Decline of oil: Bloomberg suggests what it could look like

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Predictions on the future of global energy vary greatly, but many analysts largely believe that peak demand for the oil industry is coming relatively soon. The world's largest oil companies, however, see it differently: they say their business will only continue to grow through the year 2040. Exxon and OPEC each believe more than 100 million. emissions oil peak oil fossil fuels

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Tesla Model 3 net reservations clarified after 16 months: 455,000

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Sometimes, if you ask a question often enough for long enough, an answer will eventually be forthcoming. In the case of the net number of $1,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, it took 16 months for the company to cough up the latest data. It came, not surprisingly, from CEO Elon Musk, speaking on a conference call for financial. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

Green4U electric race car revealed; targets Le Mans, may spawn street-legal variant

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The name Green4U is likely not well-known by many, but the company aims to change that with the introduction of an all-electric race car. The company is the latest project by Don Panoz, best known as the founder of Panoz Motorsport and the sports-car brand which bears his name. Most importantly, the Green4U Panoz race car will ultimately help. Le Mans plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Model 3 mania, Porsche fast charging, electric Buick SUV, gas-mileage rollback? Today's Car News

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Today, it's mostly about the Tesla Model 3, but we also have a future electric SUV closely related to the Bolt EV, some startling and dire news for fuel-economy rules, and a change of heart from Fiat Chrysler. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The big news over the weekend and again today was the Tesla Model 3, officially launched into. Today in Car News

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 - but no scrappage scheme or pollution charges announced

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The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans is to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has confirmed.

Top five cars for under £200 per month

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Our price-busting articles on Top five cars you can lease for under £100 a month and Top five EVs and hybrids you can lease for less than £250 a month

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Ducker survey finds aluminum expected to represent 16% of total vehicle weight by 2028; transition to a multi-material design

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Over the next decade, automakers will continue to increase the adoption of high-strength, low weight aluminum in new car and truck construction at a faster pace than ever before. Total aluminum content is expected to grow from 397 pounds (180.1 kg) per vehicle (PPV) in 2015 to 565 PPV (256.3

Carmaker lobbyist urges fuel-economy deal that keeps CAFE requirements

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Automakers have united behind a somewhat surprising position: reviews of corporate average fuel economy rules should not involve scrapping the current standards. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group that represents automakers building cars in the U.S., has asked the Trump administration to solidify a deal that keeps higher. Politics EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Electric-car sales, Mazda loves engines, self-driving Dutch cars, oil demand decline? Today's Car News

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Today, we put two criticisms of electric cars into context, look at plug-in vehicle sales for the U.S. last month, fill you in on self-driving cars in The Netherlands, and consider when peak demand for oil could arrive. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We published the first cut at our monthly plug-in electric car sales report for July. Today in Car News

Autocrossing a Fiat 500e electric car for first, maybe last, time

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When we published an article on one owner's experience using his Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to compete in a local autocross, it contained a comment that riled up our reader Doug Kerr. That comment—"Outside of one high-performance electric vehicle, casual electric cars are hardly the racer’s choice"—prompted Kerr to take the. Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

Case study: What’s it like to run an electric fleet?

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Case study: What’s it like to run an electric fleet