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Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses.

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Toyota covers Prius Prime with solar panels to test mileage

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While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar.

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Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV).

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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL produce bulk carrier design to meet IMO 2030 environmental targets; -50% EEDI; LNG, solar, storage, sail

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Wärtsilä, Japanese ship builder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification society DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project.

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Study associates arrival of ridehailing with 3% increase in traffic deaths

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The arrival of ridehailing is associated with an increase of approximately 3 percent in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Rice University. From the study, Barrios et al.

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Milan awards Solaris contract for up to 250 electric buses

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The Milan, Italy carrier ATM Milano intends to phase out diesel buses by 2030. An essential milestone on this path was the launch of a tender for the supply of up to 250 electric buses with a total value of up to €192 million. ATM Milano has selected Solaris as the supplier.

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US Census Bureau: annual world population growth slowing, projected to soon slip below 1% for first time since 1950

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World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, but the US Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950.

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First vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid technology now in operation

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The technology group Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the Vilja , an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå.

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Licht Group reports high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Prof. Stuart Licht ( earlier post ) report a process for the high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) by electrolysis of CO 2 in molten carbonate. A paper on their work is published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems.

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Electrify America to provide Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners with nationwide charging plan

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle—the Harley-Davidson LiveWire ( earlier post )—with the per minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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23 states now oppose EPA fuel economy freeze

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The number of states that oppose President Trump's efforts to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards is growing. In June last year, 16 states and Washington, DC, sued the federal government over the proposal before it was even released.

Honda to extend application of i-MMD two-motor hybrid system across lineup

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In a briefing in Tokyo last week, Honda Motor outlined its direction of technology development toward its 2030 Vision. A key element therein is the development of zero-carbon technologies.

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Volkswagen ID.R sets new record at Goodwood

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The Volkswagen ID.R has set a new all-time record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometer track in the south of England in just 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500-kW (680-PS) electric race car broke the previous record, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7

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Audi’s mighty diesel: SQ8 TDI SUV coupé; 48V MHEV

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Audi’s sporty top model of the Q family, the SQ8 TDI SUV coupé, features a biturbo V8 TDI diesel that delivers 435 metric hp, 900 NN·mm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds. 4.0-liter V8 TDI Biturbo engine with electric powered compressor (EPC).

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GM plans cleaner tires and factories, as well as more EVs

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Combating global warming and air pollution is about more than electric cars, as General Motors has made clear in its annual sustainability report issued at the end of June.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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UK new car registrations declined for a fourth consecutive month in June, with year-on-year demand falling by -4.9% to 223,421 units, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Volkswagen tests AI-informed design process to cut weight—and flaunt it

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Electric vehicle makers face a weight dilemma. Shoppers want more range, and each extra kilowatt-hour of lithium-ion battery-pack capacity adds as much weight as carrying 2 or 3 gallons of extra gasoline around all the time.

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2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.

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No updates for Tesla Model S, Model X, says Musk

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The Tesla Model S and Model X might never get the floating, center-mounted, horizontal instrument cluster from the newer Model 3, as had been widely reported based on patent and trademark drawings and insider reports.

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MINI introduces new MINI Cooper SE EV

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MINI has introduced the new MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle. The power delivery of its 135 kW/(181 hp US) motor, the brand-specific front-wheel drive, and the innovative driving dynamics system with wheel slip limiting close to the actuator all contribute to a go-kart feeling.

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Lightning Systems Gen 2 electric Ford Transit named in CARB executive order; new NMC batteries for longer range

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions drivetrains for commercial fleets, has had its longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit ( earlier post ) named in an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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2019 Tesla Model 3 crash test secures 5-star safety for entire lineup

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The federal government has crashed another Tesla Model 3. And once again, the results are something that Tesla, its owners and acolytes, and anyone considering one of these electric cars can agree is good news.

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Tesla opens access to CHAdeMO chargers for Model 3 drivers

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Tesla has been widely known for having the most convenient fast charging networks in the world of electric cars. It's been so successful that some have even referred to it as Tesla's "moat" against competition.

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Can a funny ad with Arnold Schwarzenegger sell more EVs? Twitter poll results

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Ads for electric cars have included very few hits and many cringeworthy misses. Among the most successful we've seen is a new ad by non-profit EV group Veloz, with actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as an undercover car salesman.

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Tesla Model 3 earns top safety scores in Europe

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European tests have demonstrated safety levels in the Tesla Model 3 beyond those yet tested in the U.S.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata will emit less with new valve-duration tech

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Hyundai last week announced that it has developed what it claims is the world’s first mass-production continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) technology.

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Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for July 2019

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As tax credits on electric cars wind down, great deals are getting harder to find. Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $199 a month for July in scouring manufacturer programs for deals.

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EPA proposes renewable fuel volume obligations for 2020

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Electric Mini Rocketman to take to Chinese city streets

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In case the new electric Mini Cooper SE isn't small enough for some buyers, Mini plans to build an even smaller electric car in China, based on its 2011 Rocketman concept.

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How much extra would you pay for a truly self-driving car? Take our Twitter poll

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In a Twitter storm Sunday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company's grand strategy to avoid selling cars for small profits (or less), is to boost prices for fully self-driving cars—at least once such systems are more reliable.

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Volkswagen Group Components supplying numerous components and parts for the production of the Volkswagen ID.3

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Pre-series production of the ID.3 EV has already begun at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau.

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Adamas: deployment of nickel-rich cathode chemistries drives battery nickel demand higher in May

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In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Nickel Monthly” report. Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulfate) increased 69% whereas the amount of NME used in NiMH batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%.

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Bosch developing cloud-based swarm intelligence services to augment EV battery management systems

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To help electric vehicle batteries last longer, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles’ battery-management systems. Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. Its data-based services mean we can substantially improve batteries’ performance and extend their service life. —Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

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How much would 100 percent renewable energy really cost?

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Democratic presidential candidates talked hardly at all in the debates late last month about the Green New Deal, a proposal in Congress, to, among other things convert America's electric power completely to renewable sources. Americans have shown broad support for such a transition. What's been left unaddressed—and which many candidates. global warming renewable energy

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