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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles. The Swedish automaker will go all-electrified come 2019; every single vehicle it launches will feature an electric motor in some usage.

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Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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All-new Subaru Impreza to make European debut

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Due to make its European-debut at the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September, the all-new Subaru Impreza will be the second model in Europe to feat

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. The Colorado ZH2 is a collaboration. General Motors GM hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell Prototypes clean energy U.S. Army Quick ride report

Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

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OK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than you used to have, on far tighter deadlines, to feed a voracious, anonymous online audience whose clicks get you paid. But it's time to discuss the very, very important. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars mild hybrid start-stop system plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 48-Volt mild hybrid

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CA bill would make up for federal electric-car incentives as they expire

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The state of California has a long track record of supporting electric cars and doing everything possible to ensure plug-in vehicles can be obtained by the largest number of drivers. Aside from the Federal income-tax credits available nationally, the state of California has its own purchase rebates. Local utilities have also begun to incentivize. rebates California incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws

Every Volvo car launched from 2019 to have an electrified powertrain; “the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”

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Volvo Cars announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 on will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.

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Mercedes-Benz pilot test for automated driving in production

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Mercedes-Benz is pilot testing the use of automated driving in production with its new S-Class. At the Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen, an S 560 4MATIC drove itself independently off the final assembly line, without a driver at the wheel. The vehicle then drove automatically approximately 1.5

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Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicle regulation freight semis trucking

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

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To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are dispersed low-density suburbs without mass transit, bike paths, or even sidewalks. Europeans, more of whom live in cities and most of whom have access to a more balanced set of. Gasoline emissions government France Engines transportation policy

Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

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It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed several years ago, the idea of a purchase rebate for cars that plug in hadn't made it through previous legislative sessions. This year proved different, with the rebate included. rebates incentives plug-in cars state laws Oregon

China revises electric-car incentives to reward longer ranges

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It's long been official policy for China that the country's automakers will become the world's highest-volume producer of electric cars. (It It also intends to dominate lithium-ion battery cells and photovoltaic solar panels, for the record.) But the government policies and incentives to achieve that goal have often changed over the years. DON'T. China government incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with some very sparsely populated areas. With a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV as their chariot, and their dog Piper for company, the couple left Victoria, British Columbia. They don't plan. Canada road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Tesla's Q2 2017 deliveries fall slightly due to 100-kwh battery shortage

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Tesla delivered slightly more than 22,000 electric cars during the second quarter of the year, split between roughly 12,000 Model S hatchback sedans and about 10,000 Model X crossover utility vehicles. That total is more than 50 percent higher than the comparable April-June number for 2016, but down from the 25,000 cars it delivered in the first. sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Groupe Renault to further autonomous vehicle development with new simulation joint venture with Oktal

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Groupe Renault is taking a 35% stake in a new joint venture, Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal , a subsidiary of Sogeclair, a French aerospace and simulation company based in Toulouse, France.

Electric BMW, Tesla insurance, new Leaf battery, better hybrid systems: The Week in Reverse

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Why are President Trump's pro-fossil-fuel, anti-renewable energy policies facing fierce pushback—and from where? What makes us say two-motor hybrid systems are superior to those that use only a single motor? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 30, 2017. The Week In Reverse

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Chevy Bolt EV electric car does many things: autocrossing is one

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The idea of performance and electric cars normally don't go hand in hand, unless the topic is a Tesla Model S P90 D. Outside of that one high-performance electric vehicle, casual electric cars are hardly the racer's choice, but one owner felt otherwise. Brian Ro, the owner of a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, recently decided his electric car was in need. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Trump EPA to hold unneeded 'critique' to challenge climate science

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The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely their views deserve to be aired. Late last week, it. EPA global warming greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

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Audi fielding Formula E factory team in December in Hong Kong; first German manufacturer in Formula E

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Tesla slams IIHS after 'Acceptable' Model S test, older NHTSA ratings cited in response

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The influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new round of crash-safety test results, and one of the cars tested was the Tesla Model S electric luxury hatchback sedan.

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What Trump's 'Energy Week' policies actually mean

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The White House declared this past week "Energy Week" and offered up a few key points on which the Trump administration plans to focus to unleash what it calls a new American dominance in energy. However, neither the initiatives nor the proposed policy changes hone in on where the world is heading: renewable energy, free of fossil fuels. Instead. Politics energy policy clean energy Donald Trump

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

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Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the vehicle has so far launched only in Quebec. That province is the home of Canada’s sole zero-emission vehicle mandate, patterned on California’s. Depending on the. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Army fuel-cell Chevy, all-electrified Volvos, Tesla deliveries, Eco setting a hazard? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got Tesla sales reports, a first ride in a hydrogen-powered military vehicle, why the 'Eco' setting could be hazardous to your health, and a manufacturer teaser shot of a very-long-awaited plug-in sports car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Yesterday, we reported on Tesla's second-quarter financial results; it delivered about. Today in Car News

2017 11

Plug-in electric car sales for June: Volt passes Prius Prime, Bolt EV rises again

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In May, the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid was the highest-selling car with a plug in the U.S. for only the second time ever. Last month, however, the Chevrolet Volt recaptured its usual spot at the top of the plug-in sales charts for those manufacturers who report monthly sales. Chevy sold 1,745 Volts, slightly down from the May number of. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric Mini may not be made in U.K. (but would anyone care?)

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Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But its British roots may be overlooked as a decision on where Mini's electric car is to be built closes in. Most Mini production takes place at the brand's Oxford plant in England, but both supply-chain factors and Brexit may sway BMW board members into. Europe Germany Production EU taxes England plug-in cars

HORIBA MIRA opens $10M advanced emissions test center; WLTP and RDE

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HORIBA MIRA has enhanced its test and engineering capabilities following the official launch of its dedicated Advanced Emissions Test center (AETC). Developed in response to increased scrutiny around tailpipe emissions, as well as new legislation requiring extensive and increasingly complex testing methodologies, the AETC represents a total of almost £8-million (US$10 million) investment into HORIBA MIRA’s engineering facilities.

Argonne’s Theta supercomputer goes online

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Theta, a new Intel-Cray production supercomputer located at the US Department of Energy’s Argonnne National Laboratory is officially open to the research community. The new machine’s massively parallel, many-core architecture continues Argonne’s leadership computing program towards its future Aurora system. Theta was built onsite at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, where it will operate alongside Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

Global Industry Alliance (GIA) launched to support low carbon shipping

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Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future.

Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive to form JV for LCVs

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Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (CBA) signed a binding framework cooperation agreement covering the main principles of the formation and operation of a joint venture (JV) in China focusing on the manufacturing and sale of light commercial vehicles (LCV). To facilitate the formation of the JV, CBA will acquire a 100% holding in Shenyang Brilliance JinBei Automobile Co.,

IEA: improving efficiency of road-freight transport critical to reduce oil-demand growth; three areas of focus

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Improving the efficiency of road-freight transport is critical to reducing the growth in oil demand, carbon emissions and air pollution over the next decades, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest report, The Future of Trucks: Implications for energy and the environment. Although trucks are a major contributor to the growth in transport-fuel consumption and emissions, the sector receives far less attention and policy focus than passenger vehicles, the IEA noted.

Tesla vs IIHS, French ban on engines, Non-British Minis, California EV cash: Today's Car News

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Today, France will mandate zero-emission cars, Rolls-Royce will skip hybrids, California wants to put more tax money toward electric cars, and Tesla fights with the IIHS over Model S safety. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla touts its accomplishments enthusiastically, but sometimes it bites back when it's unhappy. That's what happened. Today in Car News

Tesla Model 3 deliveries, EPA climate nonsense, better electric motors: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got some long-awaited Tesla news, two discouraging reports on energy and science from Trump's government, and some promising technology for longer range in electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the most important green-car stories from last week. We also noted that the Aston Martin RapidE. Today in Car News

UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in June was 25.1 mpg (9.36 l/100 km)—down 0.2 mpg from May, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Volkswagen Group Research and KUKA partner to develop robot-supported services for autonomous and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Group Research and leading robotics company KUKA will intensify their strategic partnership with the joint development of area ofrobot-based innovation concepts for vehicles of the future.