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Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

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Toyota made significant improvements in its new generation full hybrid powertrain applied in the fourth generation Prius ( earlier post ), reducing losses, redesigning and relocating key components and reducing weight.

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VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

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As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules, an obvious question arises. What will those cars be like to drive and own when they're fixed?

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DigiNow's fast charger for Zero DS/S/SR electric motorcycle enables long rides

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A new age of electric motorcycling has dawned thanks to a product announcement on Monday from DigiNow and Electric Motor Werks. The two companies have jointly developed the DigiNow Super Charger Charge Tank, a super-high-speed charging

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Scania adds hybrid truck

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Scania is introducing a diesel hybrid truck for urban distribution; the hybrid technology, developed by Scania itself, allows an 18-tonne distribution truck to operate solely on electric power for up to two kilometers. Top: Scania Hybrid P 320 4x2 with box body. Bottom: Scania hybrid power unit.

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Volvo Cars introduces new compact architecture; expects electrified vehicles to be 10% of total sales by 2020

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Volvo Cars will extend its range of compact cars into new segments based on its new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)—a smaller version of Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) ( earlier post ). The company’s first car on CMA is expected to be launched in 2017.

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Tesla v7.0 software update boosts self-driving capabilities; Autopilot arrives

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ARB sees beginning of market penetration of battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its draft technology assessment of medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks and buses.

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New JV pushes hydrogen infrastructure expansion in Germany; ~400 stations by 2023; $455M investment

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Six industrial companies in Germany—Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total—have formed a cross-sector joint venture, H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co.

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New high-performance Na-ion battery with SO2-based catholyte; potential for other non-Li-metal-based battery systems

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Researchers in South Korea have demonstrated new type of room-temperature and high-energy density sodium rechargeable battery using a sulfur dioxide (SO 2 )-based inorganic molten complex catholyte that serves as both a Na + -conducting medium and cathode material (i.e. catholyte).

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Argonne study finds lightweight material substitution increases vehicle-cycle GHGs, but results in total life-cycle benefit

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A team at Argonne National Laboratory has taken a closer look at vehicle-cycle (all processes related to vehicle manufacturing) and vehicle total life-cycle (vehicle-cycle plus fuel cycle—i.e., the use phase) impacts of substituting lightweight materials into vehicles.

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Linde pilot testing dry reforming process to generate syngas from CO2 and methane for production of fuels and chemicals

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As part of its R&D strategy, Linde has built a pilot reformer facility at Pullach near Munich—Linde’s largest location worldwide—to test dry-reforming technology.

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ABB launches automated fast charging system for electric buses; inverted pantograph

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ABB is introducing an automated fast charging system which allows electric city buses to drive 24/7.

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Navigant: Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors currently leading development of autonomous vehicle market

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In a new Leaderboard Report, Navigant Research ranks Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors (GM) as leading the autonomous vehicle OEM market in terms of strategy and execution.

California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The case for using Power-to-Gas solutions to store renewable energy is compelling for a number of important use cases, according to a new white paper released by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC).

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Lux: useful Sankey Diagram on AI

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Lux Research has used a Sankey Diagram—a type of flow diagram in which the width of a path is proportional to the flow quantity, and which is often used to visualize energy transfer (e.g., IEA )—to visualize the relationships of the different areas in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Bosch battery target: 50 kWh in a 190 kg pack, 75% charge in 15 minutes

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Bosch is investing €400 million (US$455 million) per year in electromobility; part of that investment is researching batteries with twice the energy density at lower costs than available today by 2020. Driving the investment is Bosch’s expectation that ten years from now, some 15% of all new vehicles worldwide will have an electrical powertrain.

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Mitsubishi Electric integrates Movimento OTA technology into next gen architecture for software-defined cars

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Mitsubishi Electric is integrating Movimento OTA technology into its next-generation head-unit architecture to provide customers with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities. Movimento was founded in 2003 with technology for reflashing vehicle software.

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AKASOL supplying Li-ion battery systems for eight fast-charging electric buses in Cologne

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AKASOL, a Germany-based provider of high-performance Li-ion battery systems ( earlier post ), is supplying the Li-ion battery systems for 8 all-electric articulated 18-meter buses, manufactured by VDL Bus & Coach, to be operated by the Cologne public transport company Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.

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AVTOVAZ introduces dual-fuel Lada Vesta CNG

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AVTOVAZ introduced a dual-Fuel Lada Vesta CNG at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg. The Lada line of vehicles running on natural gas are developed under a memorandum of cooperation signed between Gazprom Gazomotornoe Toplivo and AVTOVAZ.

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Panasonic highlighted automated and connected vehicle technologies at ITS World Congress; anti-hacker security

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Panasonic exhibited its portfolio of automated and connected vehicle technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) big data solutions at ITS World Congress 2015, Bordeaux. Panasonic offers automotive and device solutions for pedestrians and cars, infrastructure solutions for homes, roads and.

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California ARB holding informational meeting on feasibility of measuring LEV III PM mass standards

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public meeting on 22 October to hear an update from ARB staff on the feasibility of measurement of LEV III particulate matter (PM) standards. The meeting is informational only, with no Board action anticipated.

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MIT study finds carbon prices more cost-effective than fuel economy regs at reducing CO2 emissions; fuel economy regs more efficient at reducing fuel use

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Researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change have compared the worldwide economic, environmental, and energy impacts of currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) with those of region-specific carbon prices designed to yield identical CO 2 emissions reductions.

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VW Diesel News, Tesla Model Y, Electric Ford Ad: Last Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which story, now in its third week, shows no sign of letting up on the news, technology, or massive public humiliation front? And, what CEO tweeted about a mysterious new future model--and then deleted the tweet?

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Tesla Autopilot: The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know

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Tesla Motors is now rolling out its much-awaited "Autopilot" software for the Model S electric car, and it has revealed a number of things about how the autonomous driving system is intended to work. While an explanatory conference call on Wednesday afternoon lasted less than an hour, Tesla CEO Elon Musk packed plenty of information into his. Green Autonomous cars Elon Musk Tesla Autopilot Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars

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Report Names Funders Of Anti-Solar-Power Initiatives & Legislation

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As home-solar installations proliferate, electric utilities are worried about what affect that could have on their business. There's been much talk among analysts about whether distributed generation of electricity from renewable sources could threaten the traditional grid-based model. Now, a new report from advocacy group Environment America. emissions Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy solar state laws

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Volvo To Sell Electric Car By 2019, More Plug-In Hybrids Before That

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Volvo says it will put an all-electric car on sale by 2019. That goal is part of a larger strategy to grow the number of plug-in cars in its lineup over the next few years. In an announcement of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of sales "in the medium term." DON'T MISS: Volvo Leads. Green Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Volkswagen: reorienting diesel strategy, new Modular Electric Toolkit, MQB push on PHEVs, electric Phaeton

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The newly-formed Volkswagen Brand Board of Management has made a number of major strategic product decisions , including a reorientation of the diesel strategy to use the most advanced emission aftertreatment technologies; the development of a standardized electric architecture (Modular Electric Toolkit, MEB) for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles; and an electric next-generation Phaeton.

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Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

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The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers. Now, a new initiative in Arizona shows that it's possible for utilities and individual home solar. electric utilities Arizona renewable energy solar

Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

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Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large piece of the cost from their taxes? The HUMMER brand went away as a result of the 2009 GM bankruptcy and government-backed restructuring. But the Section 179 tax credit has. tax incentives Tesla Motors plug-in cars

VW To Focus On Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Tech, Slash Spending Due To Diesel Scandal

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The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has caused executive heads to roll, cars to be yanked off sale, and regulators to pore over real-world emission data with a laser-like focus. It has made the future of the VW Group as the world's largest carmaker seem far more perilous than it did just one month ago. This morning, the company's board

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France Expands Electric-Car Bonus To Scrap 10-Year-Old Diesel Cars

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The French government not only grants incentives to buyers of new electric cars, it also encourages the scrapping of older diesel cars. It presently offers a 10,000-euro ($11,370) bonus to drivers who buy a new electric car and also send a 15-year-old diesel car to the scrapper. Soon, even more diesel cars will qualify for this scheme. DON'T MISS. emissions incentives France plug-in cars transportation policy

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

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The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t overheat. With continual effort form its R&D department, the entire lineup goes farther, and the company's sportiest bikes go faster for longer without the overheating issues. electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

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It's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. Photovoltaic cells offer that capability today, but now researchers claim to have found a way to improve the efficiency of that process greatly, using a device called a "rectenna." This combines the functions of. research research and development renewable energy solar clean energy energy

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European working group led by Intelligent Energy to develop 90kW automotive EC fuel cell stack for mass manufacture

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Intelligent Energy will lead a pan-European industry working group to develop its proprietary 90kW EC (evaporatively cooled, earlier post ) fuel cell automotive technology in the funded project called VolumetriQ. VolumetriQ is a three-year program that will deliver a blueprint for stack suitability for mass manufacture and potential future industrialization. Funded by €5 million (US$5.7

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Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

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The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally. emissions EPA VW software Volkswagen diesel scandal

2016 Toyota Prius: Power Outputs, Dimensions, AWD Revealed As Info Trickles Out

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Toyota was shy on specifics when it unveiled the redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid in Las Vegas last month. But at an event in Japan this week, the carmaker was more generous with details on the upcoming fourth-generation Prius. The company used this event to reveal information on the Prius' powertrain technology, as well as the trim levels that will. all-wheel drive