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A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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When will it be unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Poll results

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No vehicle on earth is entirely free of emissions; even electric cars charged on renewable energy have emissions associated with their manufacturing. Those emissions, however, are a tiny fraction of the carbon dioxide and other substances emitted by gasoline or diesel cars when scientifically assessed on a "wells to wheels" basis. This is well. emissions zero emissions Exhaust Zero Emission Vehicle Polls

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Skoda previews interior of Vision E ahead of Shanghai Motor Show

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Skoda has previewed the interior of their electric concept car ahead of its reveal at the Shanghai Motor Show. Named the Vision E, the concept will gi

Opinion: There Is No Such Thing As Peak Oil Demand

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by Dwayne Purvis for Oilprice.com. Notwithstanding that oil demand has increased for over 150 years, it will eventually stop increasing. If oil demand were to reach an actual peak, then the top might be easier to predict.

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New bio-inspired macro-meso-microporous material offers significant improvement in battery performance

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A international team of researchers has emulated biological systems and designed multi-scale macro–meso–microporous materials which offer a unique performance boost for applications benefitting from highly enhanced mass transfer and exchange.

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Siemens-powered electric plane sets two new speed records; first aerotow

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The Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered by a propulsion system from Siemens ( earlier post ), set two new speed records. At the Dinslaken Schwarze Heide airfield in Germany, the electric aircraft reached a top speed of around 337.50 km/h (209.7 mph) over a distance of three kilometers.

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Mercedes-Benz adds extended ADAS functions to coming S-Class; step toward autonomy

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Mercedes-Benz will offer extended driving assistance functions in the new S‑Class this autumn, taking a further, major step towards autonomous driving.

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Saab Gripen fighter completes first test flights with 100% biofuel; CHCJ-5

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A Saab Gripen fighter has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown entirely with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has designed and manufactured two advanced single-cylinder engines for combustion research and development.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers Class-6 PHEV with CNG range-extender armored truck

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Efficient Drivetrains has delivered the first of six plug-in-hybrid electric armored vehicles to Sectran Security. The industry-first Class-6 International brand armored truck was the first delivery from the company’s newly expanded Dixon, California hybrid and electric vehicle center of excellence.

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EIA: US gasoline consumption hit all-time high in 2016

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Consumption of motor gasoline in the US hit an all-time high in 2016, reaching 9.327 million barrels per day, up 1.6% from 2015 and exceeding the prior peak of 9.286 million barrels per day in 2007, according to revised figures in the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) Monthly Energy Review.

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Bosch and Daimler partner to develop Level 4, 5 autonomous driving systems

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Bosch and Daimler are collaborating to advance the development of fully automated and driverless driving. The two companies have entered into a development agreement to bring fully automated (SAE Level 4) and driverless (SAE Level 5) driving to urban roads by the beginning of the next decade.

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UMTRI: Average new vehicle fuel economy in US in March rose 0.1 mpg from February

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in March was 25.2 mpg (9.33 l/100 km)—up 0.1

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Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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Eberspaecher catem is starting production of the third generation of its high-voltage PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heaters. The new solution, designed specially for hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers significantly higher heat output despite a lighter weight.

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When Will Russia Run Out Of Oil?

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by Viktor Katona for Oilprice.com. On a global level, 2015 and 2016 marked the lowest level of new conventional oil discoveries since 1952. In 2016, only 3.7 billion barrels of conventional oil were discovered, roughly 45 days of global crude consumption or 0.2 percent of global proved reserves.

DOE: production and manufacturing represent one-third of motor vehicles jobs

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Of the 2.3 million motor vehicles and component parts employees for the fourth quarter of 2016 in the US, 33% were in production/manufacturing jobs, according to data from the US Department of Energy (DOE). Nearly another third (32%) were installation or repair positions.

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Navigant report puts Ford at the fore of autonomous driving development

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A new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research finds Ford is the leading company developing automated driving systems, followed by General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Daimler.

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For Greener Manufacturing, Think IAQ

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by Craig Widtfeldt, RoboVent. The next generation of cars will be cleaner and greener than ever—but a lot of the manufacturing processes that go into them are still pretty dirty. From the frame to the muffler, automotive manufacturing still involves welding, cutting, grinding and machining.

GM, Ford R&D execs stress importance of improved, advanced fuels for future engine efficiency gains, GHG goals

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Photo-electrochemcial cell produces H2 from contaminated gas

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Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven have devised an all-gas-phase photo-electrochemical cell (PEC) that produces hydrogen gas from contaminated gas. The PEC system works most efficiently with organic pollutants in inert carrier gas.

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BorgWarner providing dual-clutch module for Chang’An’s first DCT, applied in EADO PHEV

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BorgWarner is providing its advanced DualTronic clutch and control module with integrated torsional vibration damper for ChangAn’s first self-developed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), initially available for the EADO plug-in hybrid, EADO XT and upcoming CS85 SUV.

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Government of Canada awarding $1.625 million for two public hydrogen stations in Toronto

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The Government of Canada is awarding $1,625,000 in funding for the construction of two public hydrogen stations in the Greater Toronto Area to support a new Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles. The project proponent, Hydrogenics Corporation, is a Canadian company that has been involved since 2000 in more than 50 hydrogen refueling station projects around the world. Budget 2016 allocated $16.4

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Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

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If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? That's just what a recent report from the European Cyclists Federation suggests. It recommends directing purchase incentives and infrastructure subsidies towards electrically assisted bicycles, known as e-bikes. Europe Germany bicycle incentives Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy electric motorcycles electric bikes

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)

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It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you arrive. That kind of anywhere-any-time autonomy remains some years in the future, most engineers suggest. Automakers are already adding individual active-safety systems that will. Videos Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars active safety

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Ford announces China electrification push with new Mondeo PHEV and long-range electric SUV; 70% electrified line-up by 2025

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In Shanghai, Ford Motor Company outlined an ambitious vehicle electrification strategy for the China market, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of electrified vehicles by 2025. The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be the first plug-in hybrid to be manufactured by the Changan Ford JV.

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Ford favoring bulk-type solid-state battery for next-gen energy storage

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Ford is exploring a variety of “beyond Li-ion” solutions, including Lithium-sulfur, Lithium-air and solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Of those, Ford is currently favoring a solid-state solution for several reasons, among them the better volumetric energy density this approach offers, said Ford engineer Venkat Anandan in a presentation at SAE WCX 17 in Detroit this week. A Li-air battery, with its air cathode, is a low-cost system, Anandan said.

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday. Sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety in real-time can provide a strong boost to overall traffic safety while safeguarding the privacy of individual road users, Samuelsson said.

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Dyson walks away from Sakti3 solid-state battery patents

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Just 18 months after its $90m acquisition of Sakti3, the British consumer-products company Dyson is taking a step back. Dyson has chosen to relinquish the patent rights that were the core intellectual property of the Michigan based start-up company. Its move demonstrates the high risk companies are willing to accept in order to be at the forefront. research and development sakti3 dyson venture capital battery capacity solid-state cell

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel first drive

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When the first Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was launched back in 2014, it made a lot of sense. Diesel was in vogue. German manufacturers were pushing diesel power in a huge way, with Volkswagen's "Clean Diesel" leading the charge. Oh, how things have changed. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen diesel scandal - all our stories Diesel for passenger cars today is, for. Fuel Economy

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Large corporations, manufacturers stick with climate pledges despite Trump

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The new U.S. president, Donald Trump, is working to eradicate every Obama policy to limit the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Having variously called the science behind climate change a "Chinese plot" to hurt the U.S. and referred to it using an expletive for bovine excrement, this shouldn't come as a surprise. He pledged to do. emissions Politics EPA energy policy greenhouse gas climate change Donald Trump

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More details on fast-charging rate in 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car

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For a few years now, Tesla has shown what a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for long-range electric cars should look like. Its Supercharger network now covers virtually all of the lower 48 states, and until earlier this year, it was completely free to Tesla drivers. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first affordable battery-electric car with. Chevy plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging stations eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Don't start-stop systems wear out your car's starter?

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Some are almost unnoticeable, others make the car shudder each time they activate—but start-stop systems are here to stay. First rolled out in Europe and Asia, where crowded city driving requires cars to spend more time at a standstill, they switch off the engine when the car's not moving. When the driver starts to lift a foot off the brake. combustion cycle Fuel Economy start-stop system starter

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Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics

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The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its three-month sales to 5,563 units, higher than any other car with a plug over the same period. Its stablemate, the Chevy Bolt EV electric car, however, logged only 978 sales, a. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

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The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to essentially every part of the 48 continental states. But where hydrogen infrastructure exists, which can cover a long road trip faster: a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a Tesla? hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure

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Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

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Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla worries it could take the brunt of the blowback. The loophole helped make Hong Kong one of the biggest overseas markets for the Silicon Valley carmaker's luxury electric cars. China tax incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hong Kong

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Clarity Fuel Cell driven, Bolt EV fast-charged, Trump vs CARB, electric watercraft: The Week in Reverse

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Why are two of the very earliest Nissan Leaf owners not happy with their electric car? What can you do personally to cut emissions of climate-change gases that the Trump Administration will no longer regulate? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 31, 2017. The Week In Reverse

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