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Airbus APWorks unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle; 35kg total, 6kg bionic structure frame

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APWorks, a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Group, has unveiled the first 3D-printed motorcycle. Dubbed the Light Rider, the motorcycle is made using APWorks’ Scalmalloy material, and weighs only 35 kg (77 lbs).

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Let's be clear: Tesla's Autopilot is not a 'self-driving car'

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Tesla's "Autopilot" system can do some impressive things. It can steer a car through traffic, and executive passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a flick of a turn-signal stalk. But while it does enable some autonomous driving, Autopilot does not turn a Tesla Model S or Model X into a self-driving car. DON'T MISS: Tesla. Green Autonomous cars Tesla Autopilot plug-in cars self-driving cars

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Novelis commissions $120M finishing line for automotive aluminum sheet; importance of the closed-loop recycling program

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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, celebrated the commissioning of its third CASH (Continuous Annealing Solution Heat) treatment finishing line for aluminum automotive sheet in Oswego, NY.

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Prieto Battery receives investment from Stanley Ventures to pursue commercialization of 3D Li-ion battery

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Mercedes-Benz investing ~€3B in new engine technology; new diesel family, particulate filters for gasoline engines

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Mercedes-Benz is investing about €3 billion (US$3.4 billion) in engine technology to ensure further improvements in fuel consumption and emissions in gasoline and diesel engines in current as well as current vehicles, according to Prof.

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PSI team demonstrates direct hydrocarbon fuel production from water and CO2 by solar-driven thermochemical cycles

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Solar-driven thermochemical cycles offer a direct means of storing solar energy in the chemical bonds of energy-rich molecules. By utilizing a redox material such as ceria (CeO 2 ) as a reactive medium, STCs can produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide—i.e., syngas—from water and CO 2.

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PSA Group outlines electrification solutions for future hybrid and electric vehicles; 4 EVs, 7 PHEVs by 2021

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At its Innovation Day event, PSA Group presented its new electrification strategy.

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OSU wins Year 2 of EcoCAR 3 competition

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors named The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition during an awards ceremony at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

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First Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant completes cold hydro test at Sanmen 1

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The world’s first AP1000 nuclear power plant ( earlier post ) moved a step closer to commissioning with the completion of the cold hydrostatic test (CHT) at Sanmen Unit 1 in Zhejiang Province, China.

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Bosch develops 48V electric powertrain for motorsport kart prototype with FIA and DMSB; new boost recuperation system

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FIA Electric, the New Energy Commission, and the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) presented an electric racing kart prototype—the “e-kart”—in Berlin.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in Scoop; carpooling mobile application

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BMW i Ventures announced a strategic investment in Scoop Technologies , Inc., creators of the carpooling mobile application “Scoop”. Since launching in August 2015, Scoop commuters have taken more than 40,000 trips, offsetting nearly 500,000 in commute mileage for riders.

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ABB Azipod electric propulsion system has saved >700,000 tons of fuel for marine vessels so far

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>ABB announced the total fuel savings of the entire installed Azipod fleet since being launched is estimated to be more than 700,000 tons. Assuming the average family car uses one ton of fuel annually, this savings corresponds to the annual fuel consumption of 700,000 cars.

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Study finds 80% reduction in atmospheric CO as a result of gasoline car emissions policies

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New research published today (23 May) in Scientific Reports has found a marked and progressive 80% decline in atmospheric CO (carbon monoxide) in SE England since 1997, following adoption of strict controls on gasoline vehicle emissions begin in the 1990s.

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JBEI, UCSD scientists develop systems biology-based workflow to improve biofuels productivity

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km). The 2017 Fusion Energi’s all-electric range is an estimated 21 miles (33.8

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10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. A major, decade-long study of thousands of Americans has now found that people living in areas with more outdoor pollution—even at lower levels common in the United States—accumulate deposits in the arteries that supply the heart faster than do people living in less polluted areas. The study is published in The Lancet.

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European Fast-E project launches; 278 fast-charging points in Germany and Belgium

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The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, has officially launched , with the objective of installing 241 fast-charging charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium. A sister project between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will add another 30 charging stations. The 278 charging points set up every 80 km along Germany and Belgium’s main motorways, will allow drivers of electric vehicles to “refuel” and extend their car’s range.

ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel refuse trucks to Fife Council in Scotland

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ULEMCo, the developer of a hydrogen-diesel dual fuel conversion system for commercial vehicles, has delivered its first hydrogen dual-fuel refuse vehicles to Fife Council in Scotland. The trucks, which deliver reduced CO 2 emissions as well as improving air quality for the local community, are planned for use in densely populated urban areas, where improving air quality is a major concern. The dual-fuel engines are equipped with hydrogen injection and a separate ECU control system.

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Geely raises $400M via Green Bonds sale to develop and produce TX5 range-extended electric London taxis

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China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) has raised $400 million through the first Green Bond sale on the offshore market from a Chinese automobile company to support the design, development and production of range-extended electric vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the LondonTaxi Company (LTC), manufacturer of the iconic London Black Cab. The plug-in hybrid TX5 London Cab will be launched in the UK at the end of 2017 and in international markets in 2018.

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Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

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There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who, for whatever reasons, find plugging in a car to be an impediment. But while several companies are pursuing the technology, it isn't currently available from automakers in new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Wireless charging

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Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

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Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without inconveniencing owners, while sidestepping the traditional model-year updates used by other carmakers. But Tesla owners are likely unaware that the company apparently uses this always-on. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

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The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on the Isle of Man, in Britain's Channel Islands. This is where companies test their latest technology on one of the toughest race courses in the world. Over the past few years, some major manufacturers as. Mugen electric motorcycles

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Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

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The lithium-ion battery packs that power modern electric cars are far less energy-dense than the liquid hydrocarbon fuels that power internal-combustion cars. They can't hold nearly as much energy in a given volume or weight, a disadvantage that shows in the relatively short ranges of many electric cars despite their heavy battery packs. However. Batteries Argonne National Laboratory Study plug-in cars energy

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Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

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Tesla Motors' audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years. And it will require nothing less than a reorientation of the entire company toward manufacturing, even as vehicle development continues in the background for derivatives of. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

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Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform for smaller cars, which complements the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform used for larger models. Virtually every. Future Cars plug-in cars

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Selling an electric car is easy, says creator of fictional Chevy Jolt EV

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First, there was the Volt. Then came the Bolt, later renamed the Bolt EV. Now, there's the Jolt EV, the third Chevrolet electrical car. At least, that's what appeared on a website a few weeks ago—the all-electric Chevrolet Jolt EV, a sporty two-door coupe offering more than 230 miles of estimated range. DON'T MISS: Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main. Green Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept Chevy Marketing plug-in cars portland

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

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All three German luxury car makers now have plans to launch battery-electric vehicles before 2020 to counter the unlikely success of California's Tesla Motors. Whether their electric cars are sedans, SUVs, or both, they will likely be sized and priced to compete with the Tesla Model S and Model X now in production. Now that Germany has enacted. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars GLC Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

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Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency. It was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), working with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The five-person team. Green TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal West Virginia emissions

Start-stop systems to be standard on all GM vehicles by 2020

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General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save fuel—are already available on numerous models from multiple manufacturers. But GM reportedly plans to offer start-stop on at least one powertrain in every model it makes by 2020. General Motors stop/start CAFE Fuel Economy start-stop system Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

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Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says it has now sold just over 9 million hybrids globally. The build date for that 9-millionth hybrid was actually April 30, so the company has likely passed that mark by a. sales Production Car Sales

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BMW electric-car lawsuit, Tesla Model 3 deposits, RIP Cadillac ELR: The Week in Reverse

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Which long-challenged luxury electric car was finally, quietly euthanized by its maker? And, what kind of new vehicle has inventor Nikola Tesla given his name to now? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 20, 2016. Friday, we covered a class-action lawsuit against BMW. The Week In Reverse

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Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

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There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very public features. On one side is electric utility NV Energy, owned by billionaire Warren Buffett. DON'T MISS: Latest drone footage of Tesla Gigafactory shows progress On the. Elon Musk energy policy electric utilities Warren Buffet solar nevada energy Solar City

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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storage

VW diesel settlement: progress being made on details, judge says

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The Federal judge overseeing negotiations toward a U.S. settlement of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal said Tuesday that good progress was being made toward reaching a final resolution by June 21. The Environmental Protection Agency and Volkswagen are on track to file a final agreement for public comment, said U.S. District Judge. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

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As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and what's important to know about them? The CAFE rules have many layers and facets—far too many to put into a single story that won't take an afternoon to. EPA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Tesla Model 3 targets, GM SUV compensation, Chevy Jolt EV: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at ambitious targets for Tesla Model 3 production, how General Motors will compensate owners who bought SUVs with inaccurate fuel-economy figures on window stickers, and why an electric-car advocate created the fictional Chevrolet Jolt EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read about a BMW electric-car lawsuit, the death of. Today in Car News

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48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

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To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars, but also more hybrids. However, many of those hybrids may not be quite the same as, say, a Toyota Prius. DON'T MISS: Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt. mild hybrid Fuel Economy start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

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