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U Toronto studies find traffic emissions spread farther than thought; 25% of cars causing 90% of pollution

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A trio of recently published studies from a team of University of Toronto engineers has found that air pollution could be spreading up to three times farther than thought, contributing to varying levels of air quality across cities.

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Drag-Racing My Tesla P85D: 71-Year-Old Novice Hits The Strip (Video)

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It had been more than 50 years since I'd been to a drag race--back in what now seems almost like the very dawn of motoring. Back then, I just watched. Yet here I was, just a month ago, behind the wheel of my Tesla Model S P85D, facing off against another car as I watched the lights change.

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Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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The new fuel cell stack in Mirai increases the current density by a factor of 2.4 compared to the conventional FC stack. Konno et al. Click to enlarge.

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ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases

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A fleet of self-driving shared cars combined with high-capacity public transport could make 90% of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous under certain circumstances, according to a study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD.

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Jaguar bringing XE diesel to US in 2016

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The Jaguar US lineup will expand in 2016 with the addition of the all new, aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE compact sports sedan in 20d (diesel) and 35t models each in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim levels and available in RWD or AWD.

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Phoenix Cars delivers electric flatbed truck with V2G capability to US Navy

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Phoenix Cars LLC, a developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, delivered an electric Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle flatbed (ZEUS) to US Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, California.

Tesla launches line of Li-ion stationary storage systems for homes and businesses: POWERWALL and POWERPACK

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Multiple POWERWALL units may be combined. Click to enlarge. As widely expected, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s new product line: scalable stationary battery systems for homes, businesses and beyond.

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EPFL team develops effective membrane-less electrolysis process for H2 production; potential to outperform conventional designs

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Researchers at EPFL in Switzerland have developed a system for producing hydrogen through a simplified membrane-less water electrolysis process.

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Heliocentris launches HyDrive Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Trainer

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Germany-based Heliocentris has launched HyDrive – Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Trainer as part of its training systems product family.

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HRL Labs video demonstrates principle of thermal battery based on advanced metal hydrides for EV heating and cooling

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In 2011, the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) awarded $2.7 million to a team comprising researchers from the University of Utah, HRL Laboratories and GM Global R&D for a project to develop a new generation of high-density thermal battery based on advanced metal hydrides.

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Battelle passes 1,000-hour milestone with continuous hydrotreatment process for bio-oil to fuels

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SOLARJET demonstrates full process for thermochemical production of renewable jet fuel from H2O & CO2

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UC Berkeley/Berkeley Lab teams develops high-rate, long-life Li-S battery with Li2S-graphene cathode

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Li 2 S/GO@C Nanosphere. Credit: ACS, Hwa et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers with appointments at both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a high-rate and long-life Li-sulfur battery cell.

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Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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Achates Power testing shows transient capabilities of opposed piston engine

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Volvo Cars announces improved fuel consumption/GHG numbers for XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV

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Volvo Cars reports that its XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is now rated with fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km (112 mpg US) and 49 g CO 2 /km, with 43 km (27 miles) all-electric range on the NEDC cycle for hybrids. In December 2014, the figures were 2.5 l/100 km and 59 g/km. Earlier post.). Further tuning of the 7-seat luxury SUV resulted in the drop of 10 g/km from the initial prognosis, bringing fuel consumption down to 2.1

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Navigant now forecasting slower growth for 48V systems

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In January 2014, Navigant Research forecast a slow start through the end of this decade but then a quick ramp from 2020 to 2023 for light-duty vehicles with 48V electrical subsystems, with sales reaching nearly 13.5 million worldwide by 2023. Earlier post.)

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U. Mich, Ford team studies effect of ethanol in reducing PM from DISI engines; insights into fueling strategies to reduce soot

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Opinion: Have Natural Gas Prices Bottomed?

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by Leonard Brecken of Oilprice.com. Last Friday we finally got confirmation of where all the natural gas supply has been coming from as Cabot (COG) reported its earnings. Just like Chesapeake (CHK), they reduced natural gas output, but on a much grander scale.

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Argonne supercomputer helped Rice/Minnesota team identify materials to improve fuel production

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Audi and partners advancing intelligent laser adaptive headlights; Matrix Laser technology

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Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has done many remarkable things in its short decade of existence--including a few the auto industry viewed as impossible. But the company has never managed to get a car into volume production on the date it first announced. That applied to its Roadster, the Model S sedan, and the Model X electric SUV. DON'T MISS. Elon Musk Future Cars Model S Tesla Motors Model X gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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Electric Car 'Do Not Unplug' Notices: Public Education At Its Best

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The arrival of modern electric cars and public charging infrastructure has brought a whole range of etiquette issues to the fore. Electric cars' long charging times, and the limited availability of parking spaces with access to charging stations, can sometimes create a bit of tension. It's not unheard of for drivers to unplug other cars when they. accessories plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: UPDATE

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Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553 units last month, bringing the year's total to 5,638 and the total delivered in the U.S. since December 2010 to almost 78,000. The Leaf is by far the world's best-selling car. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle compliance car

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Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

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Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such storage comes at a cost on top of that of the photovoltaic solar panels that generate the energy. But the promise is that such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

BMW, GM sites in top 5 US generators of onsite green power

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According to the latest Top 30 list for organizations generating and consuming the most green power on-site within the EPA Green Power Partnership, BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, SC and General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant rank fourth and fifth, respectively, with both using biogas. BMW Manufacturing earned a 2003 Green Power Leadership Award for using landfill gas to generate a portion of the power needed to operate its Spartanburg, South Carolina manufacturing facility.

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Tiny 40-Year-Old Electric Car Now As Fast As Tesla Roadster

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The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010 with the launch of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. But there were many electric cars before that, from both established manufacturers and small upstart firms. One of those small independent companies was the U.K.'s s Enfield Automotive, although its electric cars are largely. Vintage plug-in cars

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Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline.

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Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car drivers experience using public-charging infrastructure. More often than not, today they pay nothing to plug in. DON'T MISS: Public Electric-Car Charging: Business Models. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Charging stations

2015 87

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

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Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors. And sales of. China plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) RAV4 EV compliance car

2015 87

Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

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Last night, as promised, Tesla unveiled the new, non-automotive product line it had previously teased--confirming that the carmaker will enter the energy-storage business. Under the Tesla Energy brand, the electric-car manufacturer will also sell lithium-ion batteries for utilities, businesses, and houses. The batteries can store electricity. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy solar energy storage

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Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

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It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership. Yet while. oil energy policy plug-in cars energy

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

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Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg. That sounds like a lot of ground to cover in a decade--but in fact, carmakers don't. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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2016 Toyota Mirai Is First Fuel-Cell Car To Pace A NASCAR Race Tonight

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Even if you're not a fan of NASCAR, you may want to tune into the race tonight at Richmond International Raceway. Specifically, you'll want to pay attention to the pace car. That's because said pace car will be a 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Mirai: First Drive Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan (Dec 2014) The Mirai. hydrogen NASCAR Pace car

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Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

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When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Electric cars get a sales-tax exemption in Washington, and access to charging infrastructure that's fed mostly. California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy Washington State compliance car Oregon

Audi Q6 Electric 'SUV Coupe' Arrives In 2018 Or 2019: CEO

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It's now clear that we'll see a slew of all-electric luxury vehicles with ranges of 200 miles or more from German makers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2017 or 2018. What's less clear is whether those vehicles will be developed as electric cars from the ground up or whether they'll be adapted versions of gasoline models. The current BMW. Green Audi Q6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Five-door coupe Future Cars plug-in cars

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