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First public flight of Siemens 260kW electric motor; to be used in development of hybrid-electric aircraft

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Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts—five times more than comparable drive systems. Earlier post.)

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Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

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The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged. Media coverage on the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to debate the merits of electronic driver-assistance technologies, often using remarkably uninformed language. One Tesla. Tesla Motors Crashes Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Top five best-selling cars of 2016 (so far)

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2015 was the biggest year on record for new car sales with 2.63 million new cars hitting British roads. However, this year could see the record broken. smmt Registrations Top 5 Editors Picks

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U of I study: synthetic fuels via CO2 conversion and FT not currently economically & environmentally competitive

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Opinion: Feet where our heads should be: Are we going about EVs the wrong way round?

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by Roger Bedell, Founder, Opbrid. Are we looking at vehicle electrification upside down? Why are we focusing on electrifying smaller vehicles like cars and delivery trucks when electrifying really big trucks makes the most economic sense? Electricity is about ½ the cost of diesel or gasoline.

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Neos and Lockheed Martin to develop enhanced next-gen airborne gravity gradiometer to advance ability to find oil, gas & minerals

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In partnership with Lockheed Martin, Neos Inc. will develop a new generation sensor to be used to find oil, gas and minerals beneath the earth’s surface from the air.

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Skeleton Technologies joins Flying Whales program to develop next generation of heavy-lift, large-capacity airships

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European ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies will join French firm Flying Whales’ program to build a 60-ton Large Capacity Airship (LCA60T, for the global transport market.

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Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines. The factory at the main site in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen works with state-of-the-art production methods, leveraging digitalization and data management.

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Researchers boost performance of lithium-rich cathode material 30-40% by creating oxygen vacancies

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An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of “lithium-rich” cathode materials by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface.

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Swiss researchers devise simple procedure to enhance performance of conventional Li-ion batteries without changing chemistries

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Researchers use ceria to trap platinum atoms, improving catalyst efficiency and enabling reduced loading

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Researchers from the University of New Mexico, Washington State University, and GM Global R&D have developed a novel approach to trap platinum atoms used in catalysts, preventing their agglomeration and the resultant reduction of catalyst efficiency.

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Silatronix, developer of organosilicon electrolytes for Li-ion batteries, raises $8M

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Silatronix, a developer of unique organosilicon (OS) electrolytes for use in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) ( earlier post ), has raised US$8 million in new equity capital, and secured partnerships for distribution and joint technological development.

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain develops new diesel piston cooling technology

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has developed a first in piston cooling technology by creating a sealed-for-life coolant chamber within the crown of its market-leading Monosteel heavy-duty diesel piston.

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Automotive and telecoms sectors to launch EU project for connected and automated driving

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Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors intend to launch a large-scale, pre-deployment project to test connected and automated driving at the EU level.

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy in June drops from May

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in June 2016 was 25.3 mpg (9.29 l/100 km)— down 0.1

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Chevron approves next major Tengiz expansion project in Kazakhstan

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ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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ISO has published a new Technical Specification ISO/TS 19880-1 , Gaseous hydrogen — fueling stations — Part 1: General requirements, which is a key document for the building of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide. Earlier post.)

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BRUSA upgrades performance of NLG664 on-board fast charger

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BRUSA Elektronik AG, headquartered in Sennwald, Switzerland, has given its NLG664 on-board fast charger a performance upgrade. The NLG664 is now available with 45-65 Hz input frequency and enhanced single-phase current capability of 30 A.

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Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterize Plaxx plastic-waste-derived-fuel for marine applications

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UK-based. Recycling Technologies is industrializing a process—originally developed at the University of Warwick (UK)—to convert residual plastic waste into a low-sulfur hydrocarbon compound called Plaxx.

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NHTSA projects 7.7% increase in US traffic fatalities for 2015 year-on-year; significant increase in motorcyclist and non-occupant deaths

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A just-released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2015 estimates that 35,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes—an increase of about 7.7% as compared to the 32,675 fatalities reported in 2014.

CDC: US has highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries; could be cut in half with proven strategies

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About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were more than 32,000 crash deaths in the US in 2013, with more than $380 million in direct medical costs.

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Tesla ramps production to 2,000 units per week; targeting 2,400 in Q4

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Tesla produced 18,345 vehicles in Q2 2016, an increase of 20% from Q1, and exited the quarter consistently producing just under 2,000 vehicles per week. Due to the steep production ramp, almost half of the quarter’s production occurred in the final four weeks. With continued productivity improvements, Tesla expects output to reach 2,200 vehicles per week in Q3 and 2,400 vehicles per week in Q4. Current order rate trends and backlog support production at those levels.

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NSF grants IU $525,000 to advance research on conversion of CO2 to oxalate as intermediate for materials, plastics and fuel

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Two Indiana University chemists have received $525,000 from the National Science Foundation to advance research with applications to the conversion of CO 2 into oxalate as an intermediate for the ultimate production of carbon-neutral materials, plastics and fuel. IU scientists Steven L. Tait and Kenneth Caulton will combine their expertise in two distinct fields of chemistry—surface chemistry and metal-organic chemistry—to create new catalysts that guide molecular transformations.

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GM sets June and first half delivery records in China

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General Motors and its joint ventures had record June deliveries in China of 273,563 units, which was up 11.2% on an annual basis. The Buick, Cadillac and Baojun brands had their best June ever. The strong June performance enabled GM to set a first half record for deliveries in China. Demand was up 5.3% from the first six months of 2015 to 1,810,476 units. Cadillac deliveries in June jumped 34% on an annual basis to 9,552 units.

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Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

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Engineering students who want to set new efficiency records for cars can enter contests like the Shell Eco Marathon or World Solar Challenge. But there's also a competition for those who prefer vehicles that ride on rails, rather than travel on roads. Competitors in the Delsbo Electric contest work toward the goal of building the most efficient. Sweden Students electric Public transport Trains

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Japan may beat U.S. to allowing camera-based side mirrors

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The first Tesla Model X renderings may have shown unobtrusive camera pods in place of side-view mirrors, but production models have conventional mirrors. That's because Tesla couldn't convince U.S. regulators to allow it to replace door-mounted mirrors with cameras. Japanese regulators have a different view on the matter, it seems. CHECK OUT. Japan cameras Fuel Economy

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More Tesla Autopilot crashes surface; NHTSA to investigate another

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With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be surfacing. Most notably, the NHTSA has said it will investigate a crash on Friday, July 1, in which a Tesla Model X ran off the road and rolled over. The owner says it was operating. Green Autonomous cars Crashes Tesla Autopilot Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars

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Nissan and Renault together now up to 340,000 electric cars built

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Alliance partners Nissan and Renault have reached yet another electric-car milestone. The pair of Japanese and French carmakers have together built 340,000 electric cars since the launch of the Nissan Leaf in December 2010. That achievement was mentioned briefly in a joint Renault-Nissan announcement largely dealing with their plans to reduce. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan Car Sales Renault Zoe

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VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

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Tesla now has a new—and somewhat unexpected—ally in promoting its Powerwall home energy-storage battery packs. A Vermont electric utility is now selling the battery packs to customers in hopes they can be used to stabilize the grid if needed. Those customers, meanwhile, can make greater use of renewable energy. DON'T MISS: Tesla to. energy infrastructure electric utilities plug-in cars energy storage Vermont Tesla Powerwall

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Used electric cars sell quickly even as new sales remain flat

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While reported sales of new electric cars remain relatively stagnant, used electric cars seem to be turning into a hot commodity. Lower prices are making used electric cars—along with hybrids and plug-in hybrids—much more attractive to consumers. Which means they're being driven off used-car lots far faster than the average gasoline. car buying Used Cars plug-in cars Prices

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Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number means the company missed its second-quarter production target of 17,000 cars. During the first six months of this year, Tesla has delivered 29,190 cars. DON'T MISS: Tesla. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

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The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully violating U.S. emission laws for seven years. Since then, much speculation has appeared over what forms of punishment VW would face and how much it would have to pay. We now.

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Karma Revero (nee Fisker) now in pilot production in CA

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After four years, the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma is back in production under new corporate stewardship. Now called the Karma Revero, it's being relaunched under the aegis of Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which bought the remains of Fisker Automotive after the carmaker's 2013 bankruptcy. While all Fisker Karmas were built under. Manufacturing plug-in cars

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All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

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How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years? BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept cars for not only its own brand, but for subsidiaries Rolls-Royce and Mini as well. All three wear the "Vision Next 100" name, referencing BMW's intent to predict the direction. plug-in cars self-driving cars

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Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

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Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made before 2000, and was enacted to combat rampant air pollution in the French capital. Older cars and motorcycles now face fines for entering the city between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on. Europe Paris emissions France transportation policy

Peugeot admits real-world gas mileage is far lower than ratings

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PSA Peugeot Citroën has become the first carmaker to admit that its published fuel-economy ratings simply do not match up with reality. The announcement comes in the wake of increased global scrutiny of automakers' fuel-economy testing procedures in response to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. PSA conducted real-world fuel-economy. Europe Citroen Peugeot DS Fuel Economy

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Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

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As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations. Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, the small Mercedes hatchback powered by a hydrogen. Infrastructure hydrogen Germany hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-Cell

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