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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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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

2018 24

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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.

2018 46

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.

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Proterra electric bus to begin 4-month trial in Anchorage, Alaska next week

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The Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) Public Transportation Department (PTD) will put a new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric/battery powered bus on trial next week. The bus will begin serving routes for the general public for a four-month trial period. The four-month trial period will test how the bus performs in winter weather, how cold temperatures affect the battery life and whether it’s feasible to pursue an electric bus fleet in the future.

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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.

2018 28

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.

2018 21

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).

2018 20

Air Products to acquire Shell’s coal gasification technology business and patent portfolio for liquids (residue) gasification; coal-to-fuels in China

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Air Products will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. Financial terms are not being disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in the coming months. As a leading industrial gas company, Air Products has extended its onsite supply model to use coal gasification to generate synthesis gas (syngas) for major projects.

2018 18

Nissan delivers 300,000th Nissan LEAF

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Nissan has sold its 300,000th Nissan LEAF globally since the model first went on sale in 2010. The battery-electric LEAF is the world’s first mass-produced—and best-selling—electric car. Nissan launched a fully redesigned version of the LEAF in September 2017. The new Nissan LEAF is slated for deliveries in January in the US, Canada and Europe and will be sold in more than 60 markets worldwide.

2018 18

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.

2018 17

German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

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It's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F? Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of. winter driving Germany Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather battery capacity

2018 23

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

2018 23

Production Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUV appears at CES

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The world of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells is still small and low-volume, but Korean maker Hyundai unveiled its production entry into that group on Monday. The sprawling Consumer Electronics Show is increasingly a showcase for advanced-technology and zero-emission vehicles, and the Korean maker used it to show its production-ready hydrogen. hydrogen CES hydrogen fuel cell

2018 23

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components that go into its cars. The Model 3 was. parts suppliers assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 23

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

2018 23

Troll of the month: France gives grants to US climate scientists imperiled by Trump

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It's a high-level troll, and an expert one. French president Emmanuel Macron announced in December that his country would offer grants totaling $70 million to 18 climate scientists, 13 from the U.S., to continue their research until U.S. president Donald Trump leaves office. The money is meant to give these researchers secure funding to continue. global warming France climate change science

2018 23

Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

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Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization not seen in other models. The first Fortwo rolled off the line at Smartville (in Hambach, France) almost 20 years ago, but it took another nine years for the little cars to. Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 22

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.

2018 16

300,000th Nissan Leaf electric car delivered as new version kicks off

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Nissan, the first automaker in the world to launch a mass-priced electric car, has a reason to celebrate this week. The automaker said on Monday it delivered the 300,000th example of its electric hatchback, the Nissan Leaf—though it did not detail whether it was one of the new second-generation cars or a remaining first-generation model. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan

2018 22

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

Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

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Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. But cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different. Gasoline costs plug-in cars ownership costs electricity costs fuel cost

2018 20

Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

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Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche let slip another detail in late December. It had already revealed a claimed 200-mile recharge within 15 minutes, a starting price that'll place it below. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

2018 20

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

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California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters. In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty fleets, especially those operating in low-income. emissions Trucks California California Air Resources Board CARB Commercial vehicle Buses air pollution

2018 20

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.

2018 13

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

2018 13

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

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2018 12

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

2018 17

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

2018 16

U.S. regulator rejects coal, nuclear bailout, says renewable energy may double by 2020

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For much of last year, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pursued a plan that, in essence, would prop up the financially challenged U.S. coal and nuclear industries. His proposal, submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last fall, provided financial subsidies to electric-generation plants that kept 90 days of fuel onsite. Natural-gas. Department of Energy DOE electric utilities electricity costs regulation renewable energy solar energy wind energy Donald Trump

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Hyundai Nexo SUV, 238-mile Kia Niro EV, electric-car range, Range Rover P400e: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news from the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, including a surprise electric-car concept from Kia, a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV from Hyundai, and the debut of the Fisker EMotion luxury electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Yesterday afternoon at the massive CES show in Las Vegas, the production version of the. Today in Car News

FCA to invest $1B+ in Warren Truck Assembly, move Ram Heavy Duty production from Mexico

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FCA will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Michigan) to produce the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck, which will relocate from its current production location in Saltillo, Mexico, in 2020. This investment is in addition to the announcement made in January 2017, which committed to spending a portion of $1 billion in Warren Truck Assembly to expand the Jeep product line with the addition of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

Study: air pollution along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

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Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. The research findings were published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Argus Cyber Security collaborates with Renesas to secure connected and autonomous vehicles against cyber-attacks

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Argus Cyber Security, a global leader in automotive cyber security, announced the integration of two of its solution suites with Renesas Electronics Corporation to protect vehicle infotainment and telematics units, potentially the most vulnerable attack surfaces in connected and autonomous vehicles, against cyber-attacks.