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Researchers team up algae and bacteria to boost hydrogen production

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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”

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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. youtube Green Life

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Military Truck Electric Conversion to Rat Rod!

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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.

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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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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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ICCT: aviation emissions increasing 70% faster than UN projections

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A new International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) 2 -emissions-commercial-aviation-2018">report finds that aviation emissions are increasing 70% faster than UN projections that already point to a tripling of CO 2 by 2050. In other words, the climate challenge for aviation is worse than expected.

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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. Green Life

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Nissan and EDF Energy team up on cross-continent smart charging development

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Nissan and EDF Energy have joined forces to offer the two pieces of the V2G puzzle in the UK, France, Belgium and Italy

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Grenadier v Defender: The battle begins

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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

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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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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Go Ultra Low research highlights the need to “normalise” EVs

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Has it ever occurred to you that people (us included) refer to electric cars specifically by the fact they are powered by electricity

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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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Georgia Tech team’s platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

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Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, according to a study published recently by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with colleagues from University of Oxford, in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. This graphic shows how the graphene layer in gray provides structure and stability to the two atomic layers of platinum above represented in blue. Credit: Ji Il Choi.

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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. Study self-driving cars Mobility

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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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The most stolen car colour? The answer might surprise you

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

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Researchers develop two-step method for efficient decoupled water splitting

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A team of researchers in Israel has developed a two-step electrochemical-chemical cycle for decoupled water splitting with high efficiency. The method is described in a paper in the journal Nature Energy. In a purely electrolytic scheme, the water oxidation and reduction reactions are tightly coupled in both time and space, as they occur simultaneously at two electrodes—an anode and a cathode—placed together in the same cell.

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Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

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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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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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Top reasons to lease an electric car

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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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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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Some key materials used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries are lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and natural graphite, which come from more than 30 different countries. In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of all lithium while the rest of the world supplied the remaining 9%. The Democratic Republic of Congo produced 59% of the world’s cobalt. Other lithium-ion battery materials, such as nickel, have a more even distribution of production throughout the world.

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

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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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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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Top five things we learned this week

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A massive sporting event kicks off today (no, not the Leasing.com Trophy, that’s well underway

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Argonne team developing MaLTESE for onboard realtime adaptive learning and controls

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are developing a deep learning framework—MaLTESE (Machine Learning Tool for Engine Simulations and Experiments)—to meet ever-increasing demands to deliver better engine performance, fuel economy and reduced emissions.

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV shows strong in IIHS crash tests

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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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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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Review: Honda CR-V

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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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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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Why a VW electric crossover is coming before its Microbus revival

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Scott Keogh has been at his post as CEO of Volkswagen Group of America for less than a year, and yet when asked about the timing of VW’s electric Microbus revival and why it arrives later, in 2022, his answer sounds entirely second-nature. “From dealers, consumers, my mom, dad, it’s the car; we get it,” he explains with

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

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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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Style vs substance: Why aerodynamics are more important than EVER

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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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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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Report: EPA to reveal MPG plan, remove California emissions authority

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The EPA is expected to formally announce Wednesday how it plans to revoke the waiver that permits California to set its own greenhouse-gas standards under the federal Clean Air Act, according to media reports. The timeline for the move, which is aimed to lay the groundwork for a single set of national fuel economy standards, comes via Bloomberg. EPA CARB

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