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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption.

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Electric oil tankers: A slick use of renewable energy?

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It seems even the oil industry is acknowledging that electric transportation is the future. A group of seven Japanese companies formed the eConsortium to promote electric ships. The consortium's first project? An electric oil tanker.

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Turning back the clock: Five things you don’t find in cars anymore

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Things that were once luxuries are now taken for granted

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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magniX, a company developing electric propulsion systems for aircraft, and AeroTEC, a leading independent company focused on aerospace testing, engineering and certification, announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B.

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Alstom reports successful 1.5y trial operation of Coradia iLint fuel cell trains, next project phase begins

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After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometers, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018. Earlier post.).

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Air Liquide introducing next-gen hydrogen stations

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Air Liquide is introducing next-generation hydrogen stations with a high capacity of 1,000 kg and dual filling positions capable of filling 250 vehicles per day. Air Liquide’s high capacity gaseous hydrogen station can provide 700 bar fills at T40 temperatures per SAE J2601 protocol.

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Battery500 project has achieved 350 Wh/kg and more than 350 cycles

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EV battery costs have declined significantly over the past ten years, from more than $1,000 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to less than $200/kWh.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV: 5 geeky details show Ford's commitment to EVs

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A special group within Ford, called Team Edison, has been navigating a daunting challenge—to thread the needle between performance enthusiasts and tech-savvy electric-car fans, assuring that the inner workings of a mammoth company wouldn’t stifle the project along the way.

2020 108

Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. The company is therefore investing more than €1 billion to establish a global battery production network.

2020 106

Rolls-Royce and Daimler Truck AG plan cooperation on stationary fuel-cell systems

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Daimler Truck AG and Rolls-Royce plc plan to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO 2 -neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers.

2020 106

Cracow signs $40M order for 50 Solaris electric buses

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Cracow, Poland public transport operator Miejskie Przedsi?biorstwo biorstwo Komunikacyjne S.A. MPK) has signed a contract for the purchase of 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses.

2020 106

Order-taking begins for Mercedes-Benz EQV electric van

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The new battery-electric-powered van from Mercedes-Benz, the EQV ( earlier post ), can now be ordered. For the market launch, the van is available in the long wheelbase version as the EQV 300. A 90 kWh battery pack enables a range of up to 418 kilometers (260 miles).

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Pozna? orders 37 more Solaris electric buses

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MPK Pozna? in Poland has ordered 37 electric buses made by Solaris. The zero-emission vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2021. The buses will join 21 Solaris electric busesthat have been carrying Pozna? residents for a few months now.

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Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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Engineering company Gaussin and energy major Total are jointly developing the first full electric aircraft refueler transporter (ART FULL ELEC). Planned for the Airbus industrial site in Toulouse, this prototype will be capable of towing two fuel tankers, with a fuel capacity of 30 tons each.

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Order book opens for Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) EV system

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Customers can now order Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) EV system with deliveries starting in August. The 80kW production unit is smaller and lighter than the concept, making it suited for sports, recreation and light commercial applications as well as classic car conversions.

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Pasadena claims to have the largest public EV fast-charging station in the US

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Most places in the United States are lucky to have just one EV fast-charging outlet. Pasadena, California, isn't like most places. Located in the state with more electric cars than any other, Pasadena now claims to have the largest fast-charging station in the U.S.

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American Honda Motor to pay $1.9M in penalties in California for small engine emissions violations

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The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $1,927,800 with American Honda Motor Co., Honda) to resolve clean-air violations related to the sale of small off-road engines in California. The violations involved small off-road engines used in generators and lawn and garden equipment. Through extensive tests in its lab CARB discovered that this equipment did not meet the evaporative control emission standards that Honda had originally agreed to during the certification process.

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Pasadena opens the largest public EV fast-charging plaza in the US

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The City of Pasadena announced the grand opening of the Marengo Charging Plaza, 155 E. Green Street.

2020 96

Musk: Tesla Cybertruck won't be downsized, but smaller follow-up truck a possibility

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Tesla enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming episode of Jay Leno's Garage in which CEO Elon Musk lets Leno drive the Cybertruck in Southern California.

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France is making EVs and plug-in hybrids the basis for $9 billion program

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The French government is putting together an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) bailout package to help the auto industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and electric cars will be an important part of it.

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Tesla lowers prices on all but Model Y, appears to drop free Supercharging

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In what appears to be a move to stoke demand amid the coronavirus recovery, Tesla lowered the price tag on nearly all of its models by thousands of dollars starting Tuesday night.

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SLOCAT preliminary analysis of impact of COVID-19 on regional mobility

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The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLOCAT) has published a preliminary analysis of the early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on passenger mobility in urban environments.

2020 93

Updated Gen7 BMW 5 Series sedan introduces new 48V MHEV system, more powerful PHEV

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BMW announced the updated, 2021 7 th generation 5 Series Sedan. The MY2021 models feature improvements in exterior and interior design, aerodynamics and technology, plus the introduction of a new 48-volt mild hybrid system and a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

2020 93

New study provides detailed analysis of oxygen evolution reaction at molecular level

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Ruthenium dioxide is widely used in industrial processes, in which it’s particularly important for catalyzing the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) that splits molecules of water and releases oxygen.

2020 93

Ford isn?t worried about low gas prices fueling EV avoidance

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Ford could be seen as giving mixed signals about its dedication to fully electric vehicles in the next decade. On one hand, it’s definitely invested.

2020 91

WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful LNG engine; first application in CMA CGM ultra-large container ships

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WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has received type approval for the biggest and most powerful LNG-fueled engines yet built.

2020 91

Argosy Minerals announces first shipment of lithium carbonate from Rincon project

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Australia-based Argosy Minerals Limited confirmed the successful export shipment of five tonnes of >99.5% lithium carbonate product from its industrial-scale pilot plant operations at the Rincon Lithium Project in Salta Province, Argentina.

2020 93

Graz researchers develop cost-effective chemical looping process for decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen

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Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria), together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering , have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen using chemical looping.

2020 91

Dual-nozzle hydrogen dispensers could help get fuel-cell drivers on their way faster

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Hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles remain rare, but French company Air Liquide is introducing higher-capacity stations that could at least cut waiting times for drivers.

2020 90

Oleophobic hydrophobic magnetic sponge selectively soaks up oil, sparing water and wildlife

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A Northwestern Engineering-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil, the sponge could be used to clean up oil spills inexpensively and efficiently without harming marine life.

2020 88

Agility launches fifth-generation ProRail CNG fuel systems

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Agility Fuel Solutions (Agility), a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced the new fifth-generation ProRail CNG fuel system. ProRail systems are installed on one or both sides of the vehicle’s frame rail.

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BMW X2 xDrive25e SAC PHEV to be launched July 2020

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BMW will launch the new X2 xDrive25e SAC (“Sport Activity Coupé”) PHEV, announced in January ( earlier post ), in Europe in July 2020 with pricing from €47,250 (US$51,800).

2020 88

Who is driving less? Democrats or Republicans?

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. The latest data from the Federal Highway Administration on the amount of driving in the United States indicate that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in March of this year decreased by 18.6% compared with March 2019. However, the decrease in VMT varied widely by states, ranging from 26.0% in Vermont to 8.7% in Wyoming.

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Super-flat REE skateboard EV platform will get suspension help from KYB

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REE Automotive will get some help from a Tier 1 automotive supplier as it continues to push a skateboard EV platform toward production. The Israeli startup has arranged a partnership with KYB, a company that supplies suspension systems to automakers.

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Researchers use cold-spray deposition to create thermoelectric generators for harvesting waste heat from previously inaccessible sources

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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and collaborators have used an additive manufacturing technique, called cold-spray deposition, to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat—a huge untapped resource—from previously inaccessible sources, such as pipes with complex geometries. The generators display good performance over a wide temperature range.

2020 84

Location is everything for high-power DC fast charging

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The DC fast-charging stations, such as those that are part of the Tesla Supercharger or Electrify America networks, are arguably the ones for which location is the most important.

2020 84

Will Lordstown Motors outsell electric trucks from GM, Ford, and Rivian?

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Since it emerged last year, Lordstown Motors has been considered a small niche operation aiming at the sustainability-report margins: corporate fleets, public utilities, and worksites that want to be seen as sustainable.

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