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BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline.

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Review: Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo

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Think campervan and your mind immediately wanders to something with a VW badge on the nose. Mercedes is determined to change that notion with its V-Cl

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Researchers develop microwave-driven, energy-efficient process for magnesium production

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Magnesium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of the structural metals; as such, it is attractive for use in transportation as well as in sustainable battery technologies (e.g, earlier post ).

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Rice team devises Li metal anode that completely suppresses Li dendrite formation

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Rice University scientists have used a seamless graphene-carbon nanotube (GCNT) electrode to store lithium metal reversibly and with complete suppression of dendrite formation.

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New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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A new international study has found that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50%. A paper on the work is published in the journal Nature.

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Hawaii study finds vehicle-to-grid discharge detrimental to EV batteries

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Results of a study by a team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, suggest that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the power grid in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scenario, even at constant power, is detrimental to EV battery cell performance.

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Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic electric vehicle charging; supports up to 20 kW at highway speeds

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Qualcomm Incorporate, through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kW at highway speeds.

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DOE: 23.5% of vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 were plug-ins; highest market penetration in Europe

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Nearly one of every four vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 was a PEV (23.5%), giving the country the highest plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market penetration of European countries, according to figures from Argonne National Laboratory. Although 17.3%

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ICCT: European cities driving diesel out of the market

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According to a recent analysis of European diesel sales by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), European cities are setting the tone in the diesel debate.

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Students of Eindhoven University of Technology are presenting bio-composite car

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Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have designed and built a car made of bio-composite. The car, “Lina”, features chassis, bodywork and interior all made of natural materials.

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Team develops electroplating method for Li-ion cathode production; high performance and new form factors, functionalities

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Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation and Nanjing University in China have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also enable flexible and solid-state batteries.

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Audi to launch 3 new electric models by 2020; subsequent electrification in renewed core; targeting 1/3 electrified unit sales by 2025

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At Audi’s Annual General Meeting yesterday in Neckarsulm, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG said that Audi plans to launch three new electric models by 2020, after which the brand will gradually electrify models in each of its core series. First up will be the production version of the e-tron quattro SUV, due next year. Earlier post.).

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Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

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As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the branding of its most famous luxury-car make. Mercedes-Benz Energy announced yesterday that it is working with Vivint Solar to develop home. Batteries Daimler solar roof plug-in cars solar energy storage

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: first teaser photo (headlights!) emerges

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Sometime within the next few months, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will be unveiled to the world's media. The second generation of a pioneering plug-in vehicle that launched affordable all-electric cars on the global market. It's been a long time coming. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation The. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Honeywell starts up $300M plant for HFO-1234yf low-GWP MAC refrigerant

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Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new manufacturing plant in Geismar, La., to meet the growing global demand for its next-generation mobile air conditioning (MAC) refrigerant. With this start-up, the plant has become the world’s largest site for producing HFO-1234yf—sold commercially as Solstice yf—a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant. Earlier post.).

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Nissan begins teasing the new LEAF, to be unveiled later this year

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Nissan has issued its first teaser shot of the new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, to be unveiled later this year. The picture is the first in a series of images and information briefs planned for the new model leading up to the global unveiling.

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New mesocrystal photocatalyst enhances light-driven hydrogen production

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A group of Japanese researchers has developed a novel photocatalyst for increased hydrogen production. The strontium titanate mesocrystal exhibits three times the efficiency for hydrogen evolution compared to conventional disordered systems in alkaline aqueous solution.

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Volvo Trucks and Renova testing autonomous refuse trucks; driving in reverse

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Swedish waste management company Renova and Volvo Trucks are currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers.

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Juniper: V2V to feature in >50% of cars sold by 2022

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A new report from Juniper Research projects that by 2022, 50% of new vehicles will be shipped with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) hardware, a technology that enables real-time short-range communication between vehicles.

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BorgWarner supplying customized dual-clutch and control modules to Great Wall Motors; higher fuel efficiency

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BorgWarner is supplying customized DualTronic clutch and control modules using advanced solenoid valves and friction materials for Great Wall Motors’ (GWM’s) self-developed wet dual-clutch transmission (wet DCT).

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Car Dealer 101: electric cars that aren't charged won't sell

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Electric-car owners and advocates have a tenuous relationship with the franchised independent car dealers who are the only legal way to buy a new vehicle in the U.S. Tesla excepted, if you want to buy a new car, you have to go to a dealership over which the carmaker has only limited control. Horror stories abound. DON'T MISS: How can automakers. Batteries sales dealers plug-in cars charging dealerships

Romania doubles electric-car subsidies, adds 'cash for clunkers' program

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In recent years, governments have increasingly worked to encourage the sales of plug-in electric vehicles. Incentive programs for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle have been adopted across the world. The amounts granted and the mechanisms vary according to the individual program, but the goal is the same: reduce emissions. DON’T MISS. Europe cash for clunkers incentives plug-in cars government subsidy Romania

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

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The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers used their cars, recharged them, and otherwise. Future Cars Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Will Trump EPA target CA electric-car, emissions rules? Not yet, maybe; here's why

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California began regulating vehicle emissions within its boundaries before the Environmental Protection Agency was even a gleam in President Richard Nixon's eye. Since that agency was founded in 1971 with an executive order by Nixon, the state has retained the right to set its own—more stringent—emission rules. Now, under President. emissions Politics EPA California CARB CAFE natural resources Donald Trump

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EPA's Ann Arbor test lab threatened; emission tests in the balance

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The 436 scientists who spend their days testing new vehicles and enforcing environmental rules at the National Fuel Emissions Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan, face a very uncertain future. The lab sits in the crosshairs of President Trump's proposed budget, which eliminates 99 percent of its funding, as part of a 31-percent cut to the overall. emissions Politics government Michigan EPA Funds Vehicle Testing Donald Trump

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Shift to electric cars will cost money, may lack excitement: Toyota CEO

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Every automaker is now working on one or many electric cars, but some are at the head of the pack and others lag behind. General Motors already sells the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Volkswagen has firm plans for multiple electric cars by 2020 and as many as 30 by 2025. That leaves Toyota, the third of the world's three largest carmakers and by. Future Cars Akio Toyoda plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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EPA gets 29,000 comments on proposed elimination of environmental rules

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Much of the news out of Washington, D.C., these days has to do with the possibility of political scandal. But the wheels of government keep turning, and significant changes are happening at numerous agencies charged with missions as diverse as collecting intelligence, supporting education, and protecting the environment. Few groups are seeing. Environmental emissions Politics government EPA climate change regulation Donald Trump

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DOE moving forward with $11.1M in funding for three ARPA-E projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is honoring commitments to several previously selected Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awardees, with funding of a combined $11.1 million. They are among the first awardees to move forward following the Department’s review of all taxpayer funded grants and projects, intended to ensure that each award applied good governance principles consistent with the new Administration’s policy directives.

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UH team develops new, highly efficient and durable OER catalyst for water splitting

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Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a catalyst—composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalyst—that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The robust oxygen-evolving electrocatalyst consists of ferrous metaphosphate on self-supported conductive nickel foam that is commercially available in large scale.

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Tesla moans about media as it fights workers' union efforts

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Tesla's position is clear: the California electric-car maker doesn't feel a union is needed to protect its factory workers from what it claims are only anecdotal stories about worker safety and wage levels. Last weekend, Tesla continued to punch back at United Auto Workers organizating efforts at its assembly plant in Fremont, California. UAW unions Fremont Auto Union Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Hyundai Ioniqs: pitting hybrid vs electric on video

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Road trips have been a staple of automobile culture for decades, but with the rise of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure has thrown them a curve ball. Unlike gasoline-powered vehicles, which can refuel almost anywhere in a populated area, electric vehicles require a little more planning to ensure things go smoothly. So, how easy is it? Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Assessing the Honda Clarity range: how electric cars fit in, and why

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the only model presently on sale, though the all-electric version will arrive later this year. The hydrogen-powered mid-size sedan with a rated 366 miles of range is the one that's gotten by far the most publicity from Honda, as its technology halo vehicle. Last month, at the New York auto show, Honda unveiled. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Real-world diesel emission study shows latest standards must be applied to heavy trucks

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When a major lobbying group issues a statement replying to an academic study before that study even hits the media, you know it's major. On Monday, the Diesel Technology Forum responded to an article in Nature with a statement that supported "improved real-world testing" of diesel emissions. Those more stringent tests, the group's executive. Europe emissions EPA EU nitrogen oxides Vehicle Testing

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GM electric-car goals, EPA test worries, 5-minute battery recharge, Google vs Uber: Today's Car News

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Today, uncertainty over EPA emission testing, GM's electric-car goal, concern over the fate of more capable start-stop systems, and a 5-minute battery recharge? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Romania has doubled its electric-car purchase incentives; they're now more than $10,000 for a new car. Someday, one carmaker will sell affordable. Today in Car News

European Commission opens infringement procedure against Italy over insufficient action on Fiat Chrysler emission control strategies

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The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Italy for failure to fulfil its obligations under EU vehicle type-approval legislation with regards to Fiat Chrysler (FCA) automobiles. The Commission sent a letter of formal notice asking Italy to respond to concerns about insufficient action taken regarding the emission control strategies employed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group (FCA).

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AK Steel receives $1.8M from DOE to develop next-generation electrical steels for hybrid and electric vehicle motors

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AK Steel has accepted an award of up to $1.8 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles.

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