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Researchers team up algae and bacteria to boost hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

A team from the University of Cordoba in Spain and the University of Tehran in Iran has been searching for ways to increase hydrogen production by using microorganisms, specifically microalgae and bacteria. Researchers Neda Fakhimi, Alexandra Dubini and David González Ballester report being able to increase hydrogen production by combining unicellular green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with Escherichia coli bacteria.

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Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser going all-electric—with a crate “V-8”

Green Car Reports

For many decades, so-called crate engines—most often V-8s—have been the basis for adding more excitement to old cars and trucks. But what about an electric motor system that’s disguised as a V-8? Electric GT, of Chatsworth, California, is in the process of doing a “TLC build” electric conversion of a 1970 Toyota FJ40.

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Military Truck Electric Conversion to Rat Rod!

Electric Cars are for Girls

I want to pull the engine, tranny, and bed off my M35A2, shorten the frame a bit, leave the 3 axle configuration, and convert this thing to a rat rod.

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For our own security it’s time to ditch oil dependency

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It’s been obvious for a long time that our position in Australia is rather precarious when it comes to our reliance on oil. The drone attacks on the Saudi oil fields brought this point into sharp focus over the past few days. We rely on foreign liquid fuel imports for 85% of our needs (and climbing). Our refining capacity is also dwindling and it’s estimated that by 2030 there will simply be no refining capacity in Australia at all.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Toyota installs stationary fuel cell generator based on Mirai FC system at Honsha plant

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) equipped in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). The FC generator has been installed within the Honsha plant grounds in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and verification tests have now commenced. The FC generator uses two each of the FC system components equipped in the Mirai, including its FC stack, power control unit (PCU), and secondary battery.

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VW's US electric-car pricing: “Apples to apples” vs. internal combustion

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With the ID 3, Volkswagen is officially launching the first of a new wave of EVs that it’s conceived as “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires.” The U.S. won’t be getting the vehicle that kicks it all off—the Golf-sized ID 3. Instead we’ll be getting a larger model (rumored to be called ID 4 or ID 4X).

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Ineos Grenadier: Defender-inspired 4x4 will be built in Wales

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Ineos Automotive has announced that its utilitarian 4x4 will be named ‘Grenadier’, after the pub in which Ineos Group Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe conceived the project.

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Cummins invests in Loop Energy; fuel cell range extenders for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

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Loop Energy, a provider of fuel cell electric range extenders for medium- and heavy-duty transport applications, announced a cash investment from Cummins Inc. Cummins has made several recent investments in the electrification powertrain side of their business, including acquisitions of Hydrogenics ( earlier post ) and Efficient Drivetrains ( earlier post ).

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Former Tesla Powerwall team aims to go IoT with home electrical panel

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Especially once you drive an electric car, home solar is a next step that can lower your carbon footprint, reduce your dependence on the grid, and give you an extra margin of backup power in emergencies with the right setup. But it’s often far too intimidating, requiring too many separate components and, to get the most out of it, regular.

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2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review

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The Tesla Model S has been updated for 2019 with longer range, faster charging capability and better dynamics but how does it stack up against the original and will its flagship sail on for another five years?

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Grenadier v Defender: The battle begins

Green Cars News

Unless you’ve just returned from an extended stay on the International Space Station, you cannot have helped but seen the saturation coverage of the new Land Rover Defender

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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Audi has set the goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared with reference year 2015 and over the entire product lifecycle. In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050. Audi is focusing on the electric car, which has the best carbon footprint of all drive systems in the largest markets over its entire service life.

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Could hydrogen fuel cells be seen as an upgrade in the future?

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Hydrogen cars are struggling to gain a foothold in the expansion of cleaner and greener electric cars. However they may still have a role to play alongside today’s booming EV market. Bentley, for example, revealed in an interview with British car magazine Autocar last spring that it is considering fuel cells to give its large SUVs greater.

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2019 F60 MINI Countryman Cooper SE Sport

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Maintaining MINI’s hallmark driving characteristics with 25 mile zero emission capable range, the F60 MINI Countryman Cooper SE Sport is the first plug-in hybrid model offered by the British brand. We take it for a quick test drive.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Top reasons to lease an electric car

Green Cars News

Two-thirds of people expect electric cars to be the norm and referred to simply as cars by the year 2030, according to new research conducted by Go Ultra Low

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Ideanomics’ Mobile Energy Group and Petro China partner to develop clean energy fuel stations in Nanjing

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Ideanomics Inc. and its strategic Mobile Energy Group (MEG) announced a strategic partnership with the China National Petroleum Corporation Nanjing (CNPC or PetroChina) to begin converting existing fossil fuel gas stations in the city of Nanjing. PetroChina is the world’s third-largest oil company and plays a leading role in energy distribution throughout China.

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Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

Green Car Reports

The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030. They'll save 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by.

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EVs to look forward to – 2020-2025

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From SUVs that we know are fast approaching release, to two-door sportscars that are only just on the drawing board, here's a selection of some of the most exciting cars that will be hitting the streets in the next five years.

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Review: Honda CR-V

Green Cars News

There’s been a lot of diesel difficulties over the last few years, and that’s had quite an impact on Honda’s CR-V range

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How men and women differ in their travel patterns

Green Car Congress

by Michael Sivak. In this analysis I examined gender differences in travel patterns. The data came from ATUS— the American Time Use Survey. ATUS provides nationally representative estimates of the amount of time people spend doing various activities. It is an annual time-diary study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis used the following two variables from ATUS: Average percentage of persons traveling (using any travel mode) per day by activity.

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Mercedes-Benz is playing it safe with batteries and driving range—for the long haul

Green Car Reports

With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up. The EQC hasn’t yet been rated for range by the U.S. EPA (or arrived here yet) but with 80 kwh of usable rated capacity it’s expected to slot in for.

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2019 Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid Titanium Edition review

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The Ford Mondeo large family estate now comes as a petrol-electric hybrid for the same price as the diesel only equivalent, we find out what it’s like to live with for a week

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Style vs substance: Why aerodynamics are more important than EVER

Green Cars News

The styling of any car plays a huge part in its appeal to drivers and the people who design and sell them

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ExxonMobil launches Mobil EV suite of fluids and greases for EVs

Green Car Congress

ExxonMobil has launched its Mobil EV offering—a full suite of fluids and greases designed to meet the evolving drivetrain requirements of battery electric vehicles. In combination, plug-in hybrids, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles are predicted to exceed 20% of the world’s light-duty fleet by 2040. Mobility is changing and electric vehicles are becoming a greater part of the mix.

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Confirmed: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arriving for US in early 2020, will top 40 MPG city

Green Car Reports

Honda is at last revealing the first electrified SUV for its U.S. lineup, and it’s a hybrid version of the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S., the CR-V. The automaker has announced that this higher-mileage 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be U.S.-produced and widely available. It leads Honda’s plan to electrify the brand’s.

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Volvo XC40 Twin Engine completes brand's full range of PHEVs

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Volvo has become the first carmaker to offer its full range with a plug-in hybrid option while at the same time being the only manufacturer to offer a PHEV in the premium compact SUV segment.

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The most stolen car colour? The answer might surprise you

Green Cars News

Research by HPI has found that the most stolen car colour is orange

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BASF and BNP Brinkmann support DLR research on mobility with lightweight natural fiber composite

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BASF and its partner BNP Brinkmann are supporting the the German Aerospace Center’s (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- and Raumfahrt/DLR) current research project “Next Generation Car” ( NGC ) with a tailormade, lightweight composite based on natural fiber. The goal of the DLR NGC project is to promote the development of quiet, low-emission road vehicles with a high degree of automation and a wide range.

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Survey: Brand won't matter for many self-driving car adopters in the future

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The badge on the front may not matter as much to mobility-focused, early self-driving car adopters than how that brand shields them from hackers and other digital threats, a new survey suggests. The report, which was released by the IBM Institute for Business Value, surveyed more than 11,500 consumers and 1,500 automotive executives to offer a.

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Mitsubishi to reveal PHEV small SUV concept at Tokyo Motor Show whilst its existing Outlander PHEV gets an overhaul

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The Frankfurt Motor Show is barely behind us, but already we're looking to the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show for the next round of new electric vehicles to be revealed.

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Top cars with unfortunate and offensive names

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The Audi e-tron is bound to be a success

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U of Michigan researchers map steel flow in US; suggest yield improvements focus on sheet metal forming in car industry

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Michigan have mapped the annual flow of steel in the US, with the goal of achieving a detailed understanding of the flow to target increased material efficiency and the development of the circular economy. The results of the material flow analysis (MFA), published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , indicate that yield improvement efforts should focus on sheet metal forming in the car industry, which accounts for nearly half of all generated f

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV shows strong in IIHS crash tests

Green Car Reports

With the new results announced Thursday for one new IIHS crash test for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, all the evidence and test results are finally in for this compact electric car. And it’s so, so close. The Bolt is so close to an IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+, that is. It actually has earned the TSP+ award in the past, although that.

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Third-generation PHEV powertrains now in Mercedes GLE 350 and GLC 300

Discover EV

Mercedes-Benz has endowed two of its SUVs with its third-generation EQ PHEV powerplant, both of which made their public debut at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show.

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