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MIT engineers develop efficient means of carbon capture using electrochemical cell

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Researchers at MIT have developed a new, efficient way to capture carbon that addresses the inherent inefficiencies ( earlier post ) of incumbent technologies, due to their thermal energy losses, large footprint or degradation of sorbent material.

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Lessons In Losing From Leviton: First Screw Up, Then Blame The Customer, Then Pound Sand

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Hey Mark Richards , Sr. Director, eCommerce & Technical Services, Supply Chain at Leviton – I got the brand new Leviton EV charger I forced you to send me – I also got your dumbass email where you wrote that if your Leviton colleagues hadn’t screwed up I wouldn’t have gotten a replacement and you wouldn’t have honored the warranty. If “ifs” and “buts” we’re raisins and nuts we’d all be eating Waldorf salads, dude.

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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Riversimple Rasa lightweight hydrogen car to hit UK streets next year

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The super lightweight hydrogen-powered car a decade in the making will make its debut on the streets of Great Britain next year with a pre-launch trial geared toward getting it into the hands of as many hopeful customers as possible. Riversimple's introduction is more of a soft launch than a full-on production roll-out. While the company plans to

2019 98

Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

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Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen companies—Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies—to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem. The collaborations will enable Hyundai to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and enhance the efficiency of its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) manufacturing.

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@LATimes – Here’s MY Analysis

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Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

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Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

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Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. If scaled, the asymmetric temperature modulation design is one potential strategy to alleviate concerns that all-electric vehicles lack sufficient cruise range to safely reach a destination without stalling mid-journey.

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#JoeTakesOnTheNews – Bakersfield Ballwasher Uses Lots Of Foamy Soap

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Electric Ariel Nomad made reality by BorgWarner

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If you’ve ever driven anything built by Ariel you’ll know that they are responsive

2019 68

Hyundai concept semi shows high hopes for hydrogen fuel cells

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Hyundai says it wants to explore opportunities in the U.S. commercial truck market with its new fuel-cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune Class 8 semi concept. While Hyundai didn't give us much in the way of detail about its commercial concept, it did say that Neptune is a clean-sheet commercial vehicle design based on a "groundbreaking futuristic

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Stanford study finds current carbon capture technology inefficient & increases air pollution

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A study by Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, suggests that carbon capture technologies are inefficient and increase air pollution. His open-access paper is published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science. All sorts of scenarios have been developed under the assumption that carbon capture actually reduces substantial amounts of carbon.

2019 230

Top five car features that are fading away

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Winding down car windows manually is a pain in the backside

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Price and specs confirmed as electric SEAT Mii goes on sale

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The order books for the new, electric-only SEAT Mii have opened with prices and specs confirmed for the UK market

2019 58

Fisker Ocean electric crossover due in 2021 with solar roof, vegan interior

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Fisker's forthcoming electric crossover now has a name: Ocean. The new model, which Fisker claims will be the most sustainable vehicle in the world, will be officially unveiled in January. Unlike the ambitious EMotion flagship, Ocean will target the volume market with a starting price below $40,000. For that, you get approximately 275 miles of

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Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

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Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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Everything you want to know about average speed cameras (but probably haven’t been told)

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With average speed cameras becoming more and more prominent on the road – from being an integral part of smart motorways to recent news that Edinburgh plan to introduce up to 25 on their roads – they’re an increasingly (un)popular way to keep motorists stuck to the limit as well as encourage a smoother and more consistent flow of traffic

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Audi increases its PHEV range with A6 55 TFSI e

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Following the Q5 TFSI e which was launched back in June, the A8 TFSI e that we covered very recently, as well as the A7 and Q7, Audi is launching the A6 55 TFSI e quattro

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Lightyear One solar-supplemented EV now claims to be most aerodynamic car

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Dutch startup Lightyear claims its One electric car is the most aerodynamic car in the world, thanks to a Cd below 0.20, the company announced Tuesday. During a week of testing in a windtunnel facility in Turin, the Lightyear team was able to validate their simulation models and confirm a drag coefficient (Cd) below 0.20," Lightyear said in its

2019 78

Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infants’ decreased heart rate response to stress

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A mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to an open-access study by researchers at Mount Sinai research published in Environmental Health Perspectives. This study is the first to find that particulate air pollution exposure in utero can affect heart rate variability, which is a known risk factor for health issues.

2019 212

Mobile phone loopholes to be CLOSED. No playlist scrolling. No photos. Full stop!

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The government has confirmed it is looking to get rid of a legal loophole which allows drivers to escape prosecution for using their mobile phone behind the wheel

MINI becomes the official partner of the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

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The Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) is part of Go Ultra Low – a joint venture between government and industry to promote all things green in transport

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SUVs are 2nd-largest contributor to CO2 increase this decade

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While individual vehicle emissions have decreased on a per-mile basis over the past decade, shifts in consumer habits are pressuring CO2 production upward, an upcoming publication says. The growth in the SUV sector has made them the second-largest contributor to increasing CO2 emissions over the past ten years, contributing more than heavy. emissions

2019 76

Airbus makes strategic investment in advanced Li-ion battery company Amprius; silicon nanowire anode technology

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Airbus Defence and Space has made a strategic investment in Amprius Inc. The first to introduce 100% silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries to the market in 2013, Amprius manufactures the highest energy density commercial batteries in the industry. The company’s products and technology platforms include a 100% silicon nanowire anode; silicon-graphite composite anodes; lithium-rich cathodes; and high voltage electrolytes tailored for silicon.

2019 207

Van thefts hit record levels: 45% increase in four years

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Almost 10,000 vans and commercial vehicles were stolen in the UK last year – a 4% rise year-on-year and a 45% increase over the last four years

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Universities lead the way in EV fleet take-up

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Leasefetcher have done a bit of digging and found that higher education is a bastion of electric vehicle uptake

2019 40

Tesla Model 3 is approved for NYC yellow cab duty

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Your next yellow cab ride in New York City might be a little bit greener. New York City has officially approved the Tesla Model 3 for taxi duty. As Electrek reports, this makes the Tesla Model 3 the very first electric car to be formally certified for taxi duty by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. With this approval, the window

2019 76

Gentherm, GM study shows microclimate comfort system increases driving range of electric vehicles

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A study by Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, and General Motors has shown that Gentherm’s ClimateSense microclimate thermal comfort system significantly increases driving range and energy savings in electric vehicles. The results of the study were presented during the SAE Thermal Management Systems Symposium last week in Plymouth, MI.

2019 207

Five things we’ve learned this week

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This week saw the confirmation that the UK will head to the polls for the third time in five years

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Norsepower Rotor Sails delivered 8.2% fuel savings in year-long sea trials

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., together with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.

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DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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Magna has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to develop and ‘auto-qualify’ advanced electric motor technologies for next-generation vehicle propulsion systems.

2019 195

Fisker names its all-electric SUV Ocean; unveils app-based leasing program

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Fisker Inc. revealed the name of its upcoming all-electric luxury sports utility vehicle: Fisker Ocean. Designed in California by iconic automotive designer, entrepreneur and visionary Henrik Fisker, the Fisker Ocean will feature recycled, vegan and more innovative materials. The all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range (target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions), enabled by an approx. 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

2019 190

2020 MINI Cooper SE EV comes to US with MSRP of $29,900

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MINI USA announced that the 2020 MINI Cooper SE battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will reach US showrooms in early March of 2020 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee. While the MINI Cooper SE has an MSRP of $29,900, federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax credits make the MINI Cooper SE even more attractive.

2019 190

Audi developing robotic process automation (RPA); as of 2020 also in combination with AI

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Audi is now developing software robots (bots) to carry out monotonous tasks for employees at PC workstations. The digital robots can perform tasks such as entering data or creating standardized reports faster, more efficiently and without errors. The company wants to relieve its employees of such work so that they can concentrate on complex and value-adding tasks. For this purpose, Audi built up development expertise in the area of robotic process automation (RPA) last year.

2019 190

Supercap-based e-KERS for ICEV delivers approx. 20% reduction in fuel consumption

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A team from the University of Palermo and ICAR has developed an electric kinetic energy recovery system (e-KERS) for internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEVs) based on the use of a supercapacitor as energy storage, interfaced to a brushless machine through a power converter.

2019 177

Citroën launching electrification offensive across commercial range

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Citroën is a leading player in the Light Commercial Vehicles market. The Brand is now preparing to launch a major electrification offensive across its commercial range. Already present in very targeted markets with Berlingo Electric and the forthcoming launch of Jumpy Electric (beginning of 2020), the Brand plans to extend its electric offering for business customers with a range of 100% electric compact vans by 2021.

2019 174

ECONAMIQ: Flexible over-expansion with cylinder deactivation can reduce ICE fuel consumption by up to 20%

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Dutch start-up ECONAMIQ is developing a novel engine technology which saves up to 20% in fuel consumption. The “ECONAMIQ principle” uses flexible over-expansion in combination with cylinder deactivation technology to increase performance and efficiency without significantly changing the engine layout or architecture.

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