Sat.Dec 26, 2015 - Fri.Jan 01, 2016

DINA consortium researches integrated diagnostic system for electromobility; draws up standards for diagnosis and repair

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A consortium led by the Bosch Group has developed a standardized integrated diagnostic system that in the future will be able to clearly identify and locate defects in the electrical powertrain.

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Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

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The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are depleted, unlike other plug-in hybrids which switch on their engines under maximum power demand. But few drivers can say they've owned and driven. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i3 REx

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Audi testing autonomous driverless transport systems at Ingolstadt plant

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Earlier this month, Audi began testing driverless transport systems (DTS) at its Ingolstadt plant. With DTS, logistics employees no longer have to fetch the required goods from the material shelves; the goods will come to them fully automatically.

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HRL Labs team develops 3D printing process for ceramics; propulsion components, microelectromechanical systems and more

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Researchers at HRL Laboratories have achieved a new milestone in 3D printing technology by developing a process that overcomes the limits of traditional ceramic parts and enables the development of high temperature, high strength ceramic components.

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New highly conductive solid electrolyte with improved electrode contact for solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Large-scale reaction screening study of advanced cellulosic biofuel pathways finds ethyllevulinate and 2-MTHF promising alternatives to ethanol

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A team at RWTH Aachen University has identified ethyllevulinate and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran as promising alternatives to cellulosic bioethanol with respect to cost and environmental impact based on a large-scale reaction screening study.

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IHS: connectivity, infotainment, safety to drive growth in automotive display systems to $18.6B by 2021; > 11% CAGR

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Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenue from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11% to $18.6 billion by the end of 2021, according to a new forecast by IHS Inc.

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Chempolis partners with Avantha Group on cellulosic ethanol in India

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Infiniti offering 3 versions of new QX30 premium crossover next year; all conventional powertrains

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Infiniti will offer three versions of its all-new QX30 premium active crossover for the United States and Canada next year.

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New HPAC lignocellulose pretreatment method could accelerate cellulosic biofuel production

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A team from Chonnam National University in Korea has developed a new pretreatment method for lignocellulosic biomass that is more efficient and effective for the downstream biocatalytic hydrolysis of various lignocellulosic materials. This, they suggest, will accelerate bioethanol commercialization.

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Navigant forecasts global annual natural gas vehicle sales to reach 3.9M in 2025, up 62.5% from 2015

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In its new Natural Gas Vehicles report, Navigant Research forecasts that global annual NGV sales—light-, medium- and heavy-duty—will grow 62.5% from 2.4 million vehicles in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2025.

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New family of hydrophobic ionic liquid rocket propellants could replace hydrazine-based fuels

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Researchers in China have developed a family of hydrophobic borohydride-rich ionic liquids (ILs) which exhibit ultra-short ignition delay times as low as 1.7 milliseconds and the lowest viscosity (10 mPa·s) of hypergolic ionic liquids.

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PNNL team scales up ammonia borane slurry for on-board H2 storage for automotive applications

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A team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is scaling up their work on the use of ammonia borane (AB) slurries optimized with an ultrasonic process for automotive hydrogen storage applications.

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$10-Trillion Investment Needed To Avoid Massive Oil Price Spike Says OPEC

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by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. OPEC says that $10 trillion worth of investment will need to flow into oil and gas through 2040 in order to meet the world’s energy needs. The OPEC published its World Oil Outlook 2015 (WOO) in late December, which struck a much more pessimistic note on the state of oil markets than in the past. On the one hand, OPEC does not see oil prices returning to triple-digit territory within the next 25 years, a strikingly bearish conclusion.

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Tesla Model S Redesign Coming To Commonize With Model X: Rumor

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It's typical for carmakers to redesign a given model after it's been on sale for about four years or so. Of course, Tesla Motors prides itself on doing things differently from other carmakers. Since the Model S was launched in 2012, Tesla has regularly tweaked it with software updates, as well as adding dual-motor all-wheel drive and different. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Hyundai To Launch 400-Mile Fuel-Cell SUV By 2020: Report

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers were first delivered to customers in Southern California last year, and almost 100 vehicles have been leased since then. But now Hyundai faces competition from two dedicated vehicles that haven't been converted from existing models. Unlike the Tucson, the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell ride. Green Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

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The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and was originally scheduled to expire in early 2016. But the program will now run until March 2018, with some modifications, according to The Guardian. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars. Green Plug-In Hybrids UK incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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2016 Nissan Leaf: First Drive Of 107-Mile Electric Car

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Electric-car buyers have eagerly waited for the 2016 Nissan Leaf, whose SV and SL models now offer a higher range, rated by the EPA at 107 miles. That's up from the 84 miles of last year's Leaf, and so we eagerly accepted a short-term loan of a new 2016 Leaf SL to test the car ourselves. The bottom line: The range is real, within the usual. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Ford Wants To Develop Its Own Battery Chemistries For Hybrids, Electric Cars, But Why?

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When it announced a range increase for its 2017 Focus Electric earlier this month, Ford executives also revealed an intriguing snippet about the company's battery plans. The company is conducting its own research into fundamental battery chemistries, and could develop its own cells for use in future electrified vehicles. The question then becomes. plug-in cars

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: On Sale Late Summer, Now

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover has been on sale in Europe and Japan for some time now, but its U.S. launch has been repeatedly delayed. In fact, it's been pushed back so far that the Outlander underwent a fairly extensive mid-cycle refresh in the meantime. And now it appears Mitsubishi will once again delay the plug-in hybrid's. Sport-Utility Vehicles Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

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Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and support from its skeptics. But in a counter-intuitive Freakonomics-style twist, it's the firm's fans who should hope the results were accurate--and its foes who should hope they. Maintenance Quality Warranty Tesla Motors Reliability service Plug-in America

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OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

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Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries--better known as OPEC--isn't too worried about that. OPEC recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and, not surprisingly, it's very optimistic about the future use of fossil fuels in. oil Middle East energy policy plug-in cars transportation policy

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2016 Toyota Prius: Gas Mileage Review Of 50-MPG-Plus Hybrid

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After spending four days and covering 440 miles with a new Toyota Prius, we can say that in our first real-world testing, the car delivers on its 50-mpg promise. We got daily readings of 50 to 54 miles per gallon in a mix of three-quarters highway miles and one-quarter low-speed local use. Our Prius Three test car faced the added challenge of. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

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China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to combat rampant pollution, while the government is aggressively promoting electric cars as a solution to the problem. But one carmaker believes that in a decade, Chinese emissions. Green China Fuel Economy Future Cars emissions

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Environmental Justice Groups: Not So Fast, Musk--VW Diesels Must Be Fixed!

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regulatory agencies still haven't approved a plan to modify the 482,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software used to circumvent emissions laws. It will likely cost VW billions of dollars to update the delinquent cars, and it may not be practically possible for certain models. That prompted 45. emissions Elon Musk VW CARB Volkswagen diesel scandal

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VW Buybacks, Payments For Hard-To-Fix Diesels Will Cost Billions

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Hundreds of thousands of diesel-VW owners are waiting to find out how their cars will be updated to meet emissions standards, once modifications are approved by regulators. And Volkswagen Group has clearly been tarnished by the emission-cheating scandal, which affects 11 million cars worldwide. But the costs of the entire affair remain to be. Green TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

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Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.” ” But it turns out that. Carbon Footprint emissions greenhouse gas climate change transportation policy air pollution

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Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: 2015's Five Biggest Stories

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At the end of every year, we look back to see which Green Car Reports stories proved most popular over the last 365 days. While we often focus on breaking news, certain stories--often guides and lists--get regular traffic for months and even years. Only one of our top five stories this year was first published in 2015: our guide to sorting out the. pickup VW battery pack plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

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No More California Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids

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Solo carpool-lane access has proven to be one of the most effective tools to get California drivers to buy plug-in electric cars. But soon new drivers of plug-in hybrids in the Golden State may no longer be able to take advantage of that perk--unlike new drivers of battery-electric cars. The full allotment of 85,000 "green stickers" has been. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars hov transportation policy

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Green Car Reports: Best Reader Of The Year Award

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Green Car Reports many readers, more than we thought possible seven years ago, when we launched the site. While many readers dip into a few articles without commenting or interacting, a substantial number of you read most of our articles and comment, sometimes vigorously. You also send us tips, correct our typos, and generally help us make the. Awards

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Fuel Economy Improvements: Too Slow In Developed Countries, Minimal In Rest Of World

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Several countries have policies in place demanding greater fuel economy or reduced carbon emissions from new cars, in the hopes of combating climate change. While the average fuel economy of new vehicles in developed countries like the U.S. has notably improved over the past few years, but is it enough? A new report released during the recent. emissions Fuel Economy transportation policy

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VW Buybacks, Hyundai Fuel-Cell SUV, Tesla Model S Refresh: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the potential cost of Volkswagen diesel buybacks, a possible new Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, and a rumor that the Tesla Model S electric car is due for a redesign. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out a teaser video of the long-range electric Volkswagen Bus concept that will debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Today in Car News

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Chevrolet has sold more than 1.4M vehicles with 4G LTE

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Chevrolet has sold more than 1.4 million vehicles with 4G LTE connectivity since June 2014, exceeding the total sold by of the rest of the industry combined. That number includes more than 500,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD and Colorado trucks (about 36%). Chevrolet offers 4G LTE connectivity across its full-range of retail cars, trucks and crossovers. Chevrolet owners have consumed more than 1.4 million GB of data since its launch in June 2014.

Uber passes 1-billion ride mark

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A £5 London uberX ride on Christmas Eve from London Fields, Hackney to Hoxton in a blue Honda Insight Hybrid was the billionth Uber trip. In recognition of the milestone, Uber is giving one year’s worth of free rides to rider Marvin’s stocking, while Uber driver-partner Ara will be given a vacation to the Uber city of his choice. Uber also made a donation to Hackney Pirates—a charity serving the neighborhood where the billionth trip started.

California ARB holding Advanced Clean Transit Advisory Committee meeting in Jan; at work on regulatory proposal

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has tentaively scheduled the first Advanced Clean Transit Advisory Committee meeting for 29 January 2016 in Sacramento. The meeting will include a wide range of stakeholders such as technology providers, original equipment manufacturers, transit agencies, and other interested parties to discuss the current status of advanced technologies for reducing emissions from transit buses.

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Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines to power 15 barges operating mainly on LNG

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A series of 15 inland waterway barges being built for Belgium-based Plouvier Transport N.V., and which will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell), are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines. The barges will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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China researchers optimize parameters for direct bacterial production of H2 from raw corn stalk without substrate pretreatment

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Researchers at Zhengzhou University in China have optimized the process parameters for the direct production of hydrogen from raw corn stalks without substrate pretreatment by a mesophilic (growing in moderate temperatures) hydrogen-producing bacterium, Clostridium sartagoforme FZ11, that they had earlier isolated from cow dung compost. The highest yield of 96.2 mL/g of hydrogen was recorded under the optimal conditions of 6.21 g/L urea; 0.19 M phosphate-buffered saline (PBS); and 8.74

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