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Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5 pollution is significant, according to an analysis presented at ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week.

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Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

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When electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack? The answer is yes, but the carbon emissions per mile of an electric car—properly measured on a wells-to-wheels basis—are virtually always lower than those of a gasoline or diesel car. It's not. Carbon Footprint greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wells to wheels

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First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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Siemens and the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are conducting a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, Calif., near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Earlier post.).

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in October

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.2 mpg (9.33 l/100 km), down 0.1 mpg from September, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Daimler, Blue Bird, IC Bus introduce electric school buses at NAPT

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Three major school bus manufacturers—Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses, Blue Bird and Navistar subsidiary IC Bus—introduced battery-electric school buses at the recent National Association for Pupil Transportation Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio (NAPT).

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UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric. UPS and Unique Electric Solutions LLC (UES LLC) will design, build, test and make the conversions.

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Audi steps up research into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels with new e-diesel pilot plant; power-to-liquids

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Audi is systematically building on its e-fuels strategy. Earlier post.) Together with the partners Ineratec GmbH ( earlier post ) and Energiedienst Holding AG , the company has plans for a new pilot facility for the production of e-diesel in Laufenburg, in Canton Aargau (Switzerland).

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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Nikola Motor names Bosch and PowerCell AB as key suppliers for fuel-cell Class-8 truck; field testing in Fall 2018

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Nikola Motor Company has named Bosch and PowerCell AB as key suppliers for the Nikola class 8 hydrogen-fuel-cell electric truck, unveiled as a prototype in December 2016. In September, Nikola had said that it was working with Bosch on the development of the vehicle’s powertrain. Earlier post.).

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Battery-electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro city bus to debut in 2018 at IAA

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Mercedes-Benz will introduce its all-electric Citaro city bus ( earlier post ) in September 2018 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover.

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E3 releases new spark plugs for CNG, LNG engines

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High-performance spark plug manufacturer E3 Spark Plugs has introduced a new natural gas spark plug that provides greater durability and ignition capacity for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered vehicles.

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Sumitomo Electric and DOCOMO testing 5G real-time traffic monitoring

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and NTT DOCOMO, INC. have been jointly testing the real-time collection and delivery of traffic information using high-definition sensors connected via a fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications system for advanced driving support.

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Ford pilots Ekso exoskeleton technology to help lessen chance of worker fatigue, injury

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Ford is working with California-based Ekso Bionics to test the use of exoskeleton technology for Ford assembly workers. Some Ford assembly line workers lift their arms during overhead work tasks some 4,600 times per day, or about 1 million times per year.

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Alstom to build 14 Coradia iLint fuel-cell trains for LNVG

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Alstom will build 14 Coradia iLint fuel-cell trains ( earlier post ) for the Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, LNVG).

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New switched reluctance machine module available in Motor-CAD

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A new Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) electromagnetic module is now available in Motor Design Limited’s Motor-CAD , enabling the design and analysis of electronically commutated reluctance motors and generators.

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GTT to design cryogenic LNG tanks for CMA CGM giant container ship newbuilds; Mark III system

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UPS launches delivery eBike in Pittsburgh

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UPS launched an eBike that will deliver packages in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh.

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Continental shows off-road exhaust gas aftertreatment solutions

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At Agritechnica in Hanover, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment, Continental is presenting exhaust aftertreatment solutions for agricultural and construction machinery.

Velodyne launches VLS-128, the world’s highest resolution LiDAR for autonomous vehicles; successor to the HDL-64

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Velodyne Labs announced that it has produced a LiDAR with the world’s best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market.

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Lamborghini presents electric super sports car design concept, developed in collaboration with MIT labs

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Automobili Lamborghini, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its new design concept for a future Lamborghini electric super sports car: the “Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio”, developed in collaboration with two MIT laboratories.

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UMTRI study shows wide global variability in GHG emissions from operating an EV

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Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center: heat, cold and wind speeds up to 155 mph

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The Volkswagen brand opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The center, with a floor area of 8,800 m², is also certified for measurements in accordance with WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures).

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Satellite method provides insight into ozone-NOx-VOCs sensitivity for different locations

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Ozone pollution near Earth’s surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. It is also not directly measurable from space due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which obscures measurements of surface ozone.

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True Zero H2 network fuels 17M fuel cell-electric miles in 250 tonnes H2 sold

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True Zero reported that fuel cell electric vehicles in California have used 250,000 kilograms (250 metric tons) of clean hydrogen—and driven 17 million miles—supplied by 18 retail stations owned and operated by the company.

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Porsche secures third straight FIA WEC Manufacturers’ World Championship title with the 919 Hybrid

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Porsche has earned a third consecutive Manufacturers’ World Championship title with the 919 Hybrid. A second- and third-place finish at the Shanghai 6-hour race on Sunday produced an early title decision at round eight of nine on the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC calendar.

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Researchers discover new structure family of oxide-ion conductors: SrYbInO4

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation ( ANSTO ) have discovered a new oxide-ion conductor SrYbInO 4 with a CaFe 2 O 4 -type structure.

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GenZe introduces smart, connected electric bicycles

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Silicon Valley-based GenZe is introducing the 200-Series e-Bike. featuring an integrated battery and LCD display. These electric bikes aim to offer a viable alternative to cars in densely-populated areas, delivering the performance, comfort and interactive benefits found in a commuting vehicle.

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FPT Industrial unveils new Cursor 13 natural gas heavy-duty engine

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FPT Industrial has introduced its newest and most powerful natural engine. The Cursor 13 Natural Gas is the most powerful 100% natural gas engine available on the on-road segment market today, and is the first purely NG engine on the market specially developed for long-haul missions.

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GM demonstrates V2I communication on public roads in Shanghai

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GM successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capability on public roads outside Jiading Auto Innovation Park in Shanghai. Conducted in collaboration with Shanghai International Auto City and Shanghai Song Hong Intelligent Automotive Technology Co. the demonstration featured testing vehicles that can receive real-time data from traffic lights on signal phasing and timing.

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What is a Toyota Prius Hellcat? You may not want to know

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The huge annual SEMA show for builders and owners of highly customized cars brings out some truly bizarre creations. Only at SEMA will you see vehicles like the one-of-a-kind PriuSRT8, a Toyota Prius with a gas-guzzling V-8 engine under its hood that effectively turns the hybrid's green credentials on its head. The once gas-sipping hatchback. SEMA Custom Customization Hellcat

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A Tesla Model S that runs on hydrogen fuel cells? Dutch firm claims it built one

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Tesla has never built anything but battery-electric cars. Now a Dutch gasoline company believes it's improved upon the Silicon Valley automaker's design with a hydrogen fuel cell—so much so that it wants to sell its solution to the general public. The Holthausen Group, a Dutch gasoline supplier, claims it built a hydrogen fuel cell-powered. hydrogen Tesla Motors plug-in cars The Netherlands hydrogen fuel cell

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Groupe Renault’s autonomous control system can match professional test drivers in obstacle avoidance

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Groupe Renault announced that its Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley has developed an autonomous control system that handles challenging driving scenarios and, as an industry first, has obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers. The Renault Open Innovation Lab is part of the Labs network within the Alliance and is focused on improving safety and advancing autonomous driving technology.

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Tsinghua study finds China’s actions have cut PM2.5 concentrations 21.5% from 2013-2015; PM2.5-related mortality down 9.1%

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Air pollution in China, especially in mega-metropolitan areas, is a matter of concern due to its impact on public health; outdoor PM 2.5 exposure contributed to approximately 1.22 million deaths in China in 2013. China’s measures to improve its air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, according to a new open-access study by researchers at Tsinghua University published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

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Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

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Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now they're likely to be eclipsed by compact crossover utility models like the Toyota RAV4. Of course, the Ford F-Series line of full-size pickup trucks—with a profuse array. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

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EVgo adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

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One way for electric-car charging networks to make the public charging experience more user-friendly is through the use of smartphone apps to replace the RFID cards that identify members and let them initiate charge sessions. Not only do they provide electric-car drivers a host of capabilities, but they allow drivers to pay for charging sessions. Apps plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks eVgo charging network

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BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

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BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will debut in California wasn't otherwise specified in the German maker's announcement, which called it simply "a world premiere vehicle." It's entirely possible, however, that it. Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini E

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Odds for auto startups are incredibly high; can Tesla beat them?

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Much of the energy and growth in the U.S. economy comes not from large corporations but from small startup companies, as economic data shows. By now, the model of a young, energetic entrepreneur with a bright idea who turns it into a world-changing business is well established. Think Facebook or Google, or before them Microsoft or IBM or Kodak, or. Aptera Elon Musk Tesla Motors Startups Elio Motors Faraday Future Lucid Motors Bollinger

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