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Electric airplane sets ascent record with Siemens drive system

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An electric-drive Extra 330LE aerobatics plane recently set a world record in ascent in the category of “Electric aircraft weighing up to 1,000 kilograms. The pilot reached an altitude of 3,000 meters in only four minutes and 22 seconds, beating the previous record by one minute and 10 seconds.

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Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

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What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour?

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ContractHireAndLeasing.com Car of the Year Awards 2016/17: Winners announced

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A phenomenal amount of new cars have hit the roads over the last 12 months or so and once again, our dedicated panel of road testers and writers hav. Awards ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

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NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

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NSK Ltd. has successfully demonstrated the first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor, designed to improve the environmental performance, safety, and comfort of automobiles.

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How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

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Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner. Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Polls

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China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

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Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But that seems unlikely to continue under the Trump administration, which has nominated climate-science deniers to numerous key positions. Just yesterday, the head of Trump's EPA. China government energy policy climate change transportation policy Donald Trump

Torotrak shifting strategic focus in response to electrification trend; focus on KERS, away from V-Charge

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BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

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Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+.

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DLR working with Yamaha on thermoelectric generators for vehicles; seeking 3-5% gain in fuel economy

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The Institute of Vehicle Concepts at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt, DLR) is, together with the Japanese company Yamaha Corporation, developing special vehicle systems based on thermoelectric effects.

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Electric cars vs bicycles: which has a higher carbon footprint?

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Electric cars are simply nicer and calmer to drive than conventional cars, and as their prices fall, that may be what will lure mass-market buyers over time. But they have undeniable benefit of lowering wells-to-wheels carbon emissions per mile driven, and they can also be powered entirely on renewable energy. Which makes them good for drivers and. Carbon Footprint bicycle carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheels

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Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

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Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1 two-seat electric cars almost 20 years ago. Three weeks ago, he took delivery of a brand-new "Kinetic Blue" 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV—and he says he couldn't be happier. California Chevy EV1 plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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New CE-CERT report finds Cummins Wesport ISL G near-zero gas engine performs with lower NOx than EPA certification standard over range of cycles

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A report released by the University of California Riverside’s College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), found that the new 8.9L

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Sales of Neste MY Renewable Diesel expands to Neste Truck stations for heavy vehicles in Finland

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The distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, has expanded to the Neste Truck network for heavy vehicles in Finland. The product enables up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of the fuel compared to conventional fossil diesel. At the beginning of the year, we launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel at stations for light vehicles, and now we are expanding the product to the Neste Truck network.

Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

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Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold. In fact, the cost of importing coal or oil to fuel power plants or vehicles can make fossil fuels vastly more. incentives electric utilities plug-in cars Hawaii renewable energy

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

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While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number. That was the number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs sold last month, the car's first full month on sale, albeit in a small number of states. Those states, most prominently California, have. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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Hexcel makes $10M 2nd round investment in 3D printing company Oxford Performance Materials

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Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM), closed on an additional round of strategic investment from Hexcel Corporation.

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McLaren Automotive launches collaborative strategic project on next-gen powertrains; part-funded by UK government

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McLaren Automotive has launched a strategic project to design and develop technology for the next generation of powertrains.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

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Stanadyne and BYC form alliance to supply integrated diesel common rail fuel systems

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Stanadyne, a fuel injection systems developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, and BYC (ASIMCO Tianwei) a fuel injection systems developer based in Beijing, China, have formed of a strategic alliance to bring diesel common rail (DCR) fuel systems to the global market.

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PSA Group makes electric commercial vehicles available for car sharing in Paris

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The city of Paris recently launched the electric commercial vehicle car sharing service for professionals, “ VULe Partagés ”. PSA Group is providing 80% of the vehicle fleet put into service. Out of 10 vehicles available, 4 Peugeot Partner and 4 Citroën Berlingo are made available to users.

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How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

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It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? And when? How many cars can it build this year? How many can it deliver to paying customers? At a promised starting price of $35,000, the Model 3 is not only Tesla's latest moonshot but the car that. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Public supports fuel-economy regulations, including Trump voters

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Regardless of political persuasion, there are some issues almost everyone can agree on. One of them, for example, is likely gas prices. It's hard to imagine anyone who enjoys paying more every time they fill up their car. DON'T MISS: Emissions/MPG rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? Which might explain. Politics Fuel Economy regulation transportation policy Donald Trump

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McKinsey suggests ways automakers could kick-start electric-car demand

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Despite steady increases over the past few years, electric cars still represent only a tiny fraction of new-car sales. There are no shortage of theories as to why that is the case. Some electric-car advocates blame manufacturers for not adequately promoting the vehicles, while many within the industry point to a lack of consumer demand. DON'T. Marketing sales Study New car sales plug-in cars education

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Chinese battery company takes 22% stake in Valmet Automotive; strategic partnership for EVs

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China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), a leading global provider of battery and energy storage solutions, has taken a 22% stake in Finland-based Valmet Automotive as part of a new strategic partnership in electric automotive solutions. Simultaneously CATL has subscribed to new shares issued by Valmet Automotive for a 22 % ownership in the company. After the new share issue, the owners of Valmet Automotive are Pontos (39%), Tesi (39%) and CATL (22%).

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Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

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"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car adoption? Last November, the Obama administration held the first-ever "Electric Vehicle Datathon" with that very goal in mind. CHECK OUT: Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by. sales New car sales plug-in cars

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The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started

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The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started. by Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com. It’s been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how US shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil with rebounding drilling activity. Those two main factors are largely neutralizing each other, and are putting a floor and a cap to a price range of between $50 and $60.

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Symbio uses Borit metal bipolar plates in its commercial fuel cell range extender

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Belgium-based Borit is the supplier-of-choice for metal bipolar plates in the successful range extender fuel cell systems of the French market leader Symbio. Earlier post.)

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New hybrid electric ferry launches in Taiwan with Visedo electric propulsion system

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The Taiwanese harbor city of Kaohsiung has launched a new hybrid electric ferry. The Cijian Island passenger ferry is retrofitted with a Visedo electric propulsion system, replacing the original diesel engine.

Toyota begins using fuel cell forklifts at Motomachi plant

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Toyota Motor Corporation has begun using two fuel cell forklifts, which have been manufactured by Toyota Industries Corporation, at its Motomachi Plant located in Toyota City.

2017 78

Report: Nissan to unveil new e-Power Juke concept at Tokyo show; 2nd application of new series-hybrid powertrain

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Car and Driver reports that Nissan will unveil a Juke e-Power concept at the Tokyo auto show this fall. In November 2016, Nissan introduced the new series-hybrid e-Power drive system in the Note.

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GM, Honda set up joint fuel-cell manufacturing plant, 2020 production goal

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Battery-electric cars are being delivered in volume today, but planned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major automakers are on a more gradual timeframe. This morning, General Motors and Honda jointly announced that the two companies would establish a joint venture to produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for future products from each carmaker. General Motors GM hydrogen research and development hydrogen fuel cell

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Ford CEO on emissions rules, Paris climate agreement, Hydrogen Council: Today's Car News

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Today, Ford CEO Mark Fields reportedly told President Donald Trump that current emissions rules could risk up to 1 million jobs, Trump is expected to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, and 13 companies form the Hydrogen Council to promote fuel cells. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Here's everything we know so far about the. Today in Car News

2017 76

Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

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As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. From salespeople with no knowledge of the cars to test vehicles that haven't been recharged and have little battery range left, the hurdles are numerous and frustrating. Now Audi has told its. dealers e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars dealerships

2017 74

Offshore wind energy in U.K. far ahead of lower-cost target

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The winds of change are blowing harder in the U.K. The price of energy generated by offshore wind farms has been falling steadily, and ahead of schedule too. Costs have fallen 32 percent since 2012, bringing them below a target of £100 per megawatt-hour previously set by the U.K. government and utilities. DON'T MISS: When lauding renewables. Europe UK renewable energy wind energy

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Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number?

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Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. He met on two consecutive days with Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in fact. Fields was part of a group of manufacturing executives who met with the president separately the day. emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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VW diesel probe finally reaches to top; former CEO Winterkorn investigated by German prosecutors

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German prosecutors have extended a probe into Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to former CEO Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn, who resigned shortly after the existence of VW "defeat device" software was revealed by the EPA last September, has said he had no knowledge of the emissions-manipulating software until shortly. TDI VW Germany Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

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The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how they compare. My test ride of the Ego involved a. plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid Charging

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