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Valley Regional Transit in Idaho to purchase 8 Proterra Catalyst electric buses and charging systems; leasing batteries

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Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Idaho has agreed to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW plug-in charging systems. VRT is Proterra’s first customer in Idaho and the first transit agency in Idaho to bring electric buses to its community. Proterra vehicles are now in 42 US states and Canadian provinces, with buses operating in diverse climates and terrains from coast to coast.

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How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

Creative Greenius

I didn’t have an opinion on the Leviton brand until their employee, Manny, made me hate them and drove me to let my friends, colleagues and everyone else know how shitty they treated me. On October 10 I got this voicemail from Manny at Leviton. It turned out to be b t from an employee whose first instinct before this voicemail was to blow me off and offer no help. Manny and Leviton got their failed unit retuned by UPS on October 17, 2019.

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Report: All-electric Hummer revival being mulled as part of GM EV push

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The idea of bringing the maligned Hummer brand back as a standalone electric-truck brand is likely to elicit quite the range of responses from longtime social- and eco-conscious car shoppers. General Motors is seriously considering that, as part of a full-size electric-truck push that will reach its full vigor in 2024 and may bring some new life

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Tokyo Motor Show: A vision of a future electric

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Japanese manufacturers always take the opportunity to showcase their new cars, alongside weird and wonderful creations that could only have come out of the world's second largest car manufacturing nation

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New Toyota Yaris marks first use of TNGA for compact; new hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) unveiled the new model Yaris. Scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting in mid-February 2020, the new Yaris will be exhibited at VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The new Yaris will also be displayed in showrooms throughout Japan from the end of October to December.

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Another Lesson On Brand #FAIL From Leviton

Creative Greenius

After hearing nothing about the replacement EV Charger Leviton promised me a week ago – to replace the one I paid them $1300 for which failed while still under warranty – today I got a mystery call from someone claiming to be with Leviton Manufacturing. But whomever left this voicemail for me this morning, never identified who they were, what department they worked in or why they were calling.

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Winnebago behind $60M funding of Motiv: Is the future of RVs fully electric?

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The recreational vehicle industry has grown steeply over the past decade, with RV sales nearly triple what they were ten years ago. Yet with signs of the RV boom flattening, companies are clearly interested in a new twist to keep the growth going. That twist could be going electric and embracing sustainability—and completely reformulating. Green Life

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Mitsubishi Electric to demo autonomous-driving technologies in new xAUTO test vehicle; autonomous parking & driving on surface roads

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will exhibit the latest version of the xAUTO, a vehicle capable of autonomous driving on surface roads without high-definition maps and of parking autonomously both indoors and outdoors, during the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 from 24 October to 4 November. The xAUTO is a demonstration car that incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s technologies for autonomous driving.

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An Electric Motor That Works in Any Classic Car

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A plug-and-play electric motor for cars makes it easier than ever to upgrade your vintage ride. transportation transportation/advanced-cars

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DHL's StreetScooter electric commercial vehicles are coming to the US

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An new small electric delivery vehicle is coming to the United States—and it's probably not one you'd expect. Deutsche Post DHL Group is bringing its StreetScooter line of light-duty delivery vehicles to the U.S. market, as the company looks to expand its reach beyond its existing European and Asian customers. Of the existing StreetScooter

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Polestar takes Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 PHEVs to the next level

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Volvo has launched range-topping performance models of its T8 Twin Engine S60 saloon, V60 estate and XC60 crossover – all of which have been breathed on by Polestar

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Hitachi Automotive Systems starts mass production of 800V, high output EV inverter

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Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. has started mass production for its 800V compatible high-voltage and high-output electric vehicle (EV) inverter, which increases EV practicality and enables long-distance driving. The product contributes to both comfortable acceleration performance of the vehicle and faster charging times. For this inverter, the mounting technology of the power semiconductor was newly developed to realize an 800-volt system.

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Electric cars could get green number plates under new plans

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Electric vehicles in the UK could soon be issued with specific green-coloured number plates under government plans

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Los Angeles wants to pave its streets with recycled plastic

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Many, many peoples' trash may become Los Angeles' treasure, as the city is currently mulling a proposal to use waste plastic in the creation of bitumen—the glue that holds asphalt together. Los Angeles is in talks with Silicon Valley- and Saudi Arabia-based Technisoil⁠, which specializes in alternative landscaping products, to put. Green Life

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine video review

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Number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 in 5 years

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Over the past five years, the number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 vehicles, according to a report from Busworld. For 2019, Poland-based Solaris claims to have concluded the most contracts for the construction of electric buses. There are now some 800 electric-powered Solaris circulating in 72 cities, including Berlin (90), Milan (250) and Warsaw (130). 47% of the buses built by Solaris are powered by an alternative propulsion system.

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Mazda MX-30: Electric SUV revealed at Tokyo Motor Show

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A car with a battery, not a battery with wheels, that’s how Mazda summed up it all-new MX-30 EV

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Seven China-connected electric-car companies: Headed for boom or bust?

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At almost twice the volume of the U.S., China is the world’s largest car market. Its government has aggressive plans to put the country at the forefront of global electric-car development, deployment, and sales. China’s entrepreneurs have responded energetically, with more than 60 electric-car brands now on the market or promised. China

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Audi A8 gets the PHEV treatment with the TFSI E

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Audi is launching its A8 luxury saloon with a PHEV powertrain for the first time

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CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects.

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Air Taxi Takes to the Sky(scrapers)

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Volocopter conducts maiden test flight in an urban environment and unveils first "VoloPort" in Singapore. transportation transportation/alternative-transportation

Tesla confirms Model Y ahead of schedule, launch in summer 2020

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In a company update released Wednesday to investors, Tesla formally confirmed the launch of the Model Y electric crossover has been moved up to summer 2020. To meet that timeline, production of the Y could begin as soon as early 2020, versus the summer to fall 2020 timeline (with first deliveries before the end of 2020) that Tesla had originally

2019 68

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid video review

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NHTSA: highway fatalities down, but pedestrian and cyclist fatalities up

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released highway crash fatality data for 2018, showing a 2.4% decline in overall fatalities, the second consecutive year of reduced crash fatalities. The data, compiled by NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, shows that highway fatalities decreased in 2018 with 913 fewer fatalities, down to 36,560 people from 37,473 people in 2017.

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Government to review Smart Motorways over increasing safety fears

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Following pressure from the AA and RAC, the government have agreed to review Smart Motorways over safety fears

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Lexus confirms first electric car for November intro, plug-in hybrid soon after

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Lexus has confirmed today, in an announcement corresponding with the Tokyo auto show, that it will introduce its first production-bound electric car very soon—in November 2019. Although Lexus said little more about that actual EV, it’s suspected to be what Lexus chief Koji Sato had previously described as a “tall, boxy

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California Governor signs bill exempting zero-emissions transit buses from state sales tax until 2024

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 784 into law, thereby exempting zero-emissions transit buses from state sales tax until 2024. For the bill, the category “transit bus” includes: “Articulated bus”—a 54-foot to 60-foot bus with two connected passenger compartments. Bus”—a rubber-tire vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds designed to transport passengers by road.

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Pierburg offering electric vacuum pump for brake boosters

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Pierburg has been developing vacuum pumps for brake boosters for decades. With the current EVP40 model, the supplier is offering an electric option that operates on-demand and sets high standards in terms of robustness, temperature resistance and noise. The EVP40 can be used in hybrids and electric vehicles as well as in vehicles with conventional drivelines.

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Eaton introduces new high-voltage protection device for electrified vehicles: Breaktor

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Eaton’s eMobility business is expanding high-voltage circuit protection solutions for electrified vehicles (EVs) with the introduction of Breaktor , a new advanced circuit protection solution for EVs that combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single coordinated device.

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Eaton says testing and use show its cylinder-deactivation technology can help commercial vehicle OEMs meet coming emissions regulations

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Eaton says it has shown in regulatory test cycles and real-world use that its cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology can play a key role in helping commercial vehicle manufacturers meet or exceed 2024 and 2027 US emissions regulations. The company will make the announcement at the North American Commercial Vehicle show (NACV) in Atlanta, Georgia, at which Eaton will display a suite of technologies.

2019 174

Rio Tinto commissions bauxite residue filter presses at alumina refinery in Québec; 17 minutes vs. 3 years

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Rio Tinto started the commissioning of industry-leading filter press technology at its Vaudreuil alumina refinery in Québec, Canada, six weeks ahead of plan and under its CAD $250-million budget. The new filter presses will deliver environmental benefits by moving the refinery to dry stacking of bauxite residue and extend the life of the operation, which supports 1,000 jobs in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region. The presses will ramp up to being fully operational in early 2020.

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New Gen 8 Volkswagen Golf offers five hybrid versions from 48V MHEV to PHEV

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Volkswagen has unveiled the eighth generation of the Golf—the most successful Volkswagen model, having sold more than 35 million units. The newest Golf is digitalized, networked, predictive, intuitively operated and electrified, with five hybrid versions from mild to plug-in.

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Adelaide study suggests driverless cars could lead to more traffic congestion partly because of drivers’ attitudes

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New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers’ attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides. Using the City of Adelaide as a test model, researchers surveyed more than 500 commuters, including a mix of those who travel to work by car and public transport, and modeled the potential impacts.

2019 174

New catalytic method upcycles single-use plastic into high-quality liquid products

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Researchers have developed a new catalytic method for upcycling abundant, seemingly low-value plastics (polyethylene) into high-quality liquid products, such as motor oils, lubricants, detergents and even cosmetics. The discovery also improves on current recycling methods that result in cheap, low-quality plastic products. Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory and Ames Laboratory led the multi-institutional team.

2019 174

Department of the Interior pushes for clear, consistent e-bike policy for public lands

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The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its guidance to implement Secretary’s Order 3376, Increasing Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes, which will allow the use of low-speed electric bicycles (e-bikes) at national wildlife refuges and other DOI-managed public lands where traditional biking occurs. The National Park Service (NPS) has previously issued guidance to allow for e-bikes to be used on most bike paths in the national parks.

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Subaru unveils Levorg Prototype with new 1.8L boxer engine at Tokyo Motor Show 2019

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Subaru Corporation unveiled the Subaru Levorg Prototype at the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The concept for the second-generation of the Levorg features a newly developed 1.8L horizontally-opposed direct-injection turbo engine. The first-generation version, which launched in the Japanese market in 2014, offered 1.6L engines. The new Boxer turbo engine with lean-burn technology balances acceleration and environmental performance at a high level.

2019 174

California making $450M available in TIRCP Cycle 4 grants for rail and bus projects

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The state of California will make available $450 million in grants to help fund rail and bus investments made by public agencies under the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program ( TIRCP ). Procurement of electric buses, charging systems, and associated electric bus infrastructure are eligible projects under this program, as well as leasing electric buses and/or batteries.

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