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Toyota launches e-Palette autonomous electric concept and mobility system

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At CES in Las Vegas, Toyota Motor introduced the autonomous electric e-Palette Concept Vehicle, which is designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications.

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Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

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After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production schedule. The Workhorse W-15 will be the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago. It features 80 miles of. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Workhorse Trucks

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Top five car leasing questions answered

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Personal Contract Hire (PCH), or leasing as it is commonly known as, is the fastest growing form of motor finance

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

GM files petition asking DOT permission to deploy self-driving Cruise AV in 2019; no steering wheel or pedals

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General Motors has filed a Safety Petition with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for GM’s fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV—the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.

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Sendyne introduces Li-Ion battery simulation tool for predicting cell & pack behavior with percentage of error <5%; CellMod

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Sendyne Corp., a leading provider of sensing, modeling/simulation, and control products, has introduced CellMod , the first Li-Ion battery simulation tool that can predict cell and pack behavior with a percentage of error of less than 5% under a wide range of test conditions.

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First serially-built Pipistrel 2-seat electric trainer makes flight in Australia, handed over to owner

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On 2 January 2018, the first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia.

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Continental uses Safety Domain Control Unit as fallback path in automated driving

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Continental is adding a further safety level to highly automated driving in the form of a specific electronics architecture.

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Hyundai introduces next-generation fuel cell vehicle NEXO; availability beginning later this year

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At CES, Hyundai Motor provided more details on its next-generation dedicated Fuel Cell EV—which it has named “NEXO”. Hyundai also described Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that will expand NEXO’s autonomous driving potential.

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AkzoNobel and Gasunie investigating large-scale production of green hydrogen; 20MW facility for 3000 tons per year

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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Gasunie New Energy are partnering to investigate the possible large scale conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water.

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Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

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Fisker unveiled the Emotion electric luxury sedan at CES 2018.

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Genovation all-electric Chevy Corvette sports car debuts at CES

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The idea of an all-electric Corvette is either either a wonderful marriage of American history and electric performance or complete sacrilege. Love it or hate it, it's now a reality. A company called Genovation rolled out the creation, the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas this week. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) conversions

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Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services

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Nissan North America announced an agreement with NASA Ames Research Center to collaborate on research and technology development for future autonomous mobility services, including a working demonstration in Silicon Valley.

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Johns Hopkins team plates Pt on cobalt to create low-cost, highly efficient fuel cell catalysts

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with colleagues at Purdue and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), have plated a one nanometer thick coating of platinum on a core of cobalt to create a cost-effective and highly efficient fuel cell catalyst.

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Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Eni licenses EST technology to Sinopec to convert residues to high-quality light products; eliminating pet-coke and fuel oil

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Eni’s proprietary Eni Slurry Technology (EST) is able to convert refining residues entirely into high-quality light products, eliminating both liquid and solid refining residues with significant environmental benefits.

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NVIDIA delivering Xavier processors, expands DRIVE software to three platforms; partnering with Aurora, Uber and ZF/Baidu

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NVIDIA is delivering first samples of its Xavier processors ( earlier post ) to customers this quarter.

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine ( earlier post ) this month. Deliveries begin this spring. The F-150 Power Stroke diesel features a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.83

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Citroën introduces new E-MEHARI; hard top version

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Following on from the “Styled by Courrèges” limited edition available since November 2017 ( earlier post ), Citroën has presented the new E-MEHARI.

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BYTON unveils drivable electric SUV concept at CES; production model in 2019

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BYTON, a China-headquartered automotive brand owned by Future Mobility Corporation, unveiled its first drivable electric concept car at CES.

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Ujet introduces electric scooter at CES

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At CES, Ujet unveiled its first product, the Ujet electric scooter. The scooter offers a high performance smart battery available in two sizes with an estimated range up to 70 km (approximately 43 mi) or 150 km (approximately 93 mi), and can be charged from any regular power socket.

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AEye introduces “iDAR” perception system for autonomous vehicles; fusion of LiDAR, computer vision and AI

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AEye, a startup with investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures and Intel Capital ( earlier post ), announced the AE100, its first robotic perception system for autonomous vehicle, ADAS, and mobility markets.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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ExxonMobil Corporation announced positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.

Mobileye and Spain’s Road Safety Authority DGT collaborate to prepare for autonomous driving

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2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

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The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The all-electric Audi e-tron SUV will have dimensions similar to the Audi Q5 SUV and should offer enough charge from its 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack to drive roughly 300 miles. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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EIA forecasts US crude oil production rate to break record high in 2018 and again in 2019; 10.3 and 10.8 million b/d

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In its latest edition of the Short-Term Energy Outlook , the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that US crude oil production will average 10.3 million b/d in 2018—the highest annual average production in US history, surpassing the previous record of 9.6 million b/d set in 1970. EIA also forecasts that 2019 crude oil production will rise further to an average of 10.8 million b/d. US crude oil production averaged an estimated 9.3

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New York to test and evaluate 5 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses

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The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), acting through the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), will launch its electric bus test and evaluation program of five Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The program will begin January 2018. The program introduces leased zero-emission buses and rapid chargers to the NYCT network.

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Visteon introduces DriveCore autonomous driving platform at CES

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Visteon Corporation unveiled its DriveCore autonomous driving platform at CES 2018. Designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology, DriveCore allows automakers to build autonomous driving solutions quickly and in an open collaboration model.

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Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

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Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. For road transport, it plans to phase out sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025 using a variety of carrots (financial incentives and special privileges) and sticks (very high taxes on. emissions sales global warming Norway climate change New car sales

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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As children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. But it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further. Along a 5.5-mile stretch of road in Hole, Norway, smart streetlights automatically dim when nobody's around—then come back to full power when a car, pedestrian, or other object approaches. emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

California Public Utilities Commission approves 15 transportation electrification pilot projects focusing on disadvantaged communities

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved 15 pilot projects aimed at helping to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. These investments are the first of their kind. These projects are aimed at maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities by catalyzing electrification of buses, trucks, and other transportation vehicles in locations that can have the biggest impact on air quality standards. —Commissioner Carla J. Peterman.

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New Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish venture fund to invest up to $1B over five years; 1st investment in Ionic Materials for solid-state electrolyte

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launch ed Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years. In its first year, the fund expects to invest up to $200 million in start-ups and open innovation partnerships with technology entrepreneurs focused on new mobility, including vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, connectivity and artificial intelligence.

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Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

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Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Virginia proposes state-tax rebate up to $3,500 for electric-car purchase

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Virginia is for lovers—and it may soon be for lovers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, too. Virginia House Delegate David A. Reid [D-32nd] has proposed a bill, expected to hit the House floor Wednesday, that would see buyers of electric vehicles receive a state-tax rebate of up to $3,500. Currently, Virginia's green-car incentives are. Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Virginia

Chevy Cruise AV, GM's autonomous electric Bolt EV, to go into production in 2019

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How comfortable would you be in a taxi or car-service vehicle that had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals? That's the question prompted by a photo that has already produced some subconscious anxiety among at least auto writers. How the public will react remains to be seen, but they'll get their chance next year if GM's Chevrolet Cruise. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars

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Nissan, KEPCO and Sumitomo Electric launch pilot program to test charging EVs by remote control

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Nissan Motor Co., Kansai Electric Power Co., KEPCO) and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. have started testing tools to charge electric vehicles via remote control. Sixty electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles owned by customers and KEPCO will be outfitted with EV switches, which are control instruments for electric vehicle charging developed by KEPCO and Sumitomo Electric.

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ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

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ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Creare, and the US Naval Academy (USNA) to demonstrate gas turbine waste heat recovery as part of a Small Business Innovation Research project. The demonstration will take place at the USNA in Annapolis, Maryland to prove the potential for waste heat recovery onboard ships.

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