Sat.Jan 14, 2017 - Fri.Jan 20, 2017

13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

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One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the accelerator pedal is not pushed and the car is coasting.

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Should you have to disclose your dashcam?

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Mechanics beware, but there have been several incidents over recent years of staff from garages being caught speeding. And not by a safety camera but. Opinion Safety Dash Cam

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GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter , the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group. GKN’s Family 2 eTransmission system transmits torque from the eMotor to the wheels of a new StreetScooter zero-emission pure electric van.

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Global Tier 1 supplier Rheinmetall Automotive—formerly KSPG and Kolbenschmidt Pierburg— expects electrification to account for more than half of its sales in 2020. Rheinmetall Automotive AG is the management company of the Automotive sector of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group.

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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to —to its line-up, bringing the total to four.

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Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has received a major order for its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems from the city of Sheyang in China.

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XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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XL Hybrids announced that the company has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.

Toyota Mirai touted in ad on electric-car charging station

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How do you advertise new and innovative zero-emission vehicles, whether they're electric or fuel-cell cars? It's a question that's bedeviled carmakers and their marketers, who continue to experiment with messaging, different audiences, and programs to get people into the cars. The challenge is likely even greater for hydrogen fuel-cell cars, since. Advertising Marketing hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Charging station

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Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

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Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing oil production. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have been jointly researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable, lower-emission alternative to traditional transportation fuels since launching the program in 2009. Earlier post.)

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Nissan partners with FLO for home charging in Canada

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Nissan is. with FLO, a provider of a charging ecosystem in Canada, to encourage and ease EV adoption throughout the country. The new FLO Home charging station will become the recommended residential charging station by Nissan Canada for owners of the Nissan LEAF. The FLO Home X5 is a 204V, 30A, 7.2

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New Volkswagen Golf GTE PHEV and Golf GTD diesel now available to order in Europe

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In November 2016, Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf, featuring new engines (including a Millerized 1.5L EA211), new assistance systems and a new generation of infotainment systems ( earlier post ).

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Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

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For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. It was doing so before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed, and its powerful Air Resources Board has been a vital force in getting plug-in electric vehicles onto the state's roads. Despite the national political currents, the state will. emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state laws

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When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. And as numerous comments and e-mails from readers attest, some Chevy dealers don't seem to have a clue. dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt

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Tesla's Supercharger pricing: one owner reacts to new fees

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It’s a new era in Teslaworld: the end of unlimited free Supercharging. Starting a few days ago, anybody who orders a new Tesla Model S or Model X will receive an annual allotment of 400 free kilowatt-hours (good for about 1,200 miles). After that, they will have to pay for use of the Supercharging fast-charging network, at prices that vary. Tesla Motors electricity costs Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

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A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative description. VW "defeat device" software is like putting horse meat in lasagna, three German judges decreed during a recent hearing related to the diesel scandal. Besides. TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandal

EPC board showcases ultra-fast transition capability of GaN FETs for LiDAR

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of the EPC9126, a 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board.

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Sendyne turnkey module can precisely measure currents from mA to kA while simultaneously measuring 3 high voltages; for EVs and ESS

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Researchers call for integration of materials sustainability into battery research; the need for in situ monitoring

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2017 78

Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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Audi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. Audi and its local partner FAW Group have defined 21 key strategy fields with respective goals in a 10-year plan.

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DOE Co-Optima initiative publishes report reviewing first 12 months; progress on fuels and engines

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Route Monkey working with NQIT to develop transport & mobility algorithms for quantum computers

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Scotland-based route optimization specialist Route Monkey, a unit of telematics and big data company Trakm8, is working on a new generation of transport and mobility algorithms for quantum computers. Route Monkey already works with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on creating and enhancing innovative algorithms for transport and travel ( earlier post ). The two are now joining forces with the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub ( NQIT ), led by the University of Oxford.

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All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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While modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint. The cleaner an energy source, the cleaner the vehicles it powers. DON'T MISS: Alstom. Europe The Netherlands renewable energy Public transport Trains wind energy

2017 74

TomTom acquires Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up Autonomos

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Navigation company TomTom has acquired Autonomos , a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up. The acquisition strengthens TomTom’s position in autonomous driving. Autonomos GmbH was founded in 2012 by former members of the intelligent systems workgroup of Freie Universitaet Berlin, a leading robotic laboratory in Germany, well known for its pioneering experiments with self-driving-cars around the world (Autonomos-Labs).

2017 74

How to figure out if your local Chevy dealer carries the Bolt EV electric car

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The first few Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were delivered in California's Silicon Valley more than a month ago, marking the start of what will be a nationwide rollout. Electric-car advocates and buyers outside the Golden State are eager to know exactly when the 238-mile electric hatchback will be available for purchase in their areas as well. General Motors dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 72

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

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The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris Industries bought the electric motorcycle business assets of Brammo in January 2015, and added the Empulse to its Victory lineup. This was big news for people who follow. brammo electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Polaris

2017 72

French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

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The past week has not been a particularly pleasant one for advocates of diesel cars. Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to criminal counts related to its diesel-emissions cheating and pay $4.3 billion in fines, while U.S. prosecutors arrested one of the company's executives and indicted five more. Fiat Chrysler was accused by the EPA of using. Europe emissions Renault UK France

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with. hybrid SUV

2017 70

Rest of world: Trump may roll back emission rules, but we won't

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With auto-industry lobbyists pushing to have the Trump Administration roll back current and future emission and fuel-economy rules, automakers clearly see the new U.S. regime as more friendly to the needs of business. And it's possible that indeed, the EPA's vehicle emission limits, the NHTSA's fuel-economy rules, and various other regulations (on. emissions EPA CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2017 70

US DOT announces vehicle-to-infrastructure guidance

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. The guidance complements DOT’s efforts to reduce crashes by advancing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology announced in a proposed rule in December.

2017 69

MIT team engineers yeast to boost lipid production for biofuels

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MIT engineers have genetically engineered strains of the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to boost the production of lipids by about 25% compared to previously engineered yeast strains. Their approach could enable commercialization of microbial carbohydrate-based lipid production, supporting the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel.

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GM to launch 18 models in China in 2017 for growth; half to be SUVs or MPVs; more new energy vehicles

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General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market. Half of the models to be introduced in 2017 under the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands will be SUVs or MPVs. The products are expected to build on GM’s 2016 sales record of 3.87 million vehicles.

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GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

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When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car. But fleet buyers have embraced alternative. General Motors Chevy biodiesel B20 fleet

2017 69

When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

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The news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily. By some measures, large-scale renewable energy is now cost-competitive (or close) with the most efficient natural-gas electric plants. Moreover, the amounts of clean generating capacity installed continue to rise, both in. electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energy energy wind energy

2017 69

First carbon-capture power plants come on line this year

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For electric utilities eager to hang onto their existing coal-fired power plants, carbon-capture technology must offer an exciting chance at salvation. As the name says, carbon capture retains and stores the emissions produced by coal power plants in particular, in theory mitigating some of their environmental impact. Power plants equipped with. emissions electric utilities energy fossil fuels

2017 67

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

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Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to the earliest days of internal combustion to do so. The company announced its two-stroke, opposed-piston diesel engine for pickup trucks in 2014, and revealed a prototype of. Fuel Economy two-stroke Achates Power

2017 67

2016 was planet's hottest year on record, third new high in a row

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Despite scientists having reached a consensus years ago, considerable debate still appears to be raging over the reality of climate change. Climate-science deniers can count several people appointed to key environmental-regulatory positions in the incoming presidential administration among their ranks. Despite their views, it is impossible to deny. Environmental emissions global warming climate change science

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