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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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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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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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Schaeffler and Factory Berlin enter cooperation agreement

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Schaeffler and the Factory Berlin startup campus have signed a cooperation agreement for an “innovation hub.” It is intended to offer automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler a professional environment and ideal resources for its digitalization and innovation initiatives. For its partners, Factory Berlin is a platform used for networking and cooperation. Corporations and medium-size companies can come here to get support for the transformation and digitalization of their business models.

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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

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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

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

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Berkeley Lab high-resolution imaging reveals new understanding of LMNO cathode particles

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Using advanced imaging techniques, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been able to observe what exactly happens inside a cathode particle as lithium-ion batteries are charged and discharged.

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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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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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UK government awards ULEMCo £1.3M for hydrogen dual-fuel trials

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UK-based ULEMCo , a developer of a hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel conversion system ( earlier post ), has been awarded Government funding to trial a range of vehicles with hydrogen dual-fuel technology. The funding is worth more than £1.3 million (US$1.6 million), and will see large vans and trucks running on hydrogen dual-fuel.

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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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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.

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

Bosch reaches $327.5M settlement agreement for 2.0L and 3.0L VW diesels in US

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Bosch has entered into a settlement agreement with private claimants in the US in order to settle the most substantial part of the civil law proceedings pending in connection with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles that were sold in the US. The agreement would settle the claims of consumers and dealers of used vehicles against Robert Bosch GmbH, its affiliates, employees, and directors concerning Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles with 2.0L

2017 26

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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Tesla Model 3 preview

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The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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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

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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First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

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Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Canada was delivered to its buyer. It proved to be a somewhat drawn-out process overseen by a dedicated electric-car advocate. DON'T MISS: First. General Motors Canada Chevy plug-in cars

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

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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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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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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Exxon says coal will endure; other analyses beg to differ

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Renewable energy sources may eventually render fossil fuels irrelevant in energy generation, but when will the switch between the two energy sources occur? It's a question that fosters much debate among policymakers, environmental advocates, and financial analysts. For its part, ExxonMobil believes fossil fuels—notably including. renewable energy energy Exxon fossil fuels

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Carmakers, fuel and oil companies form Hydrogen Council to promote fuel cells

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In addition to automakers and policymakers, battery-electric cars can count on support from a variety of advocacy groups. But grassroots support for hydrogen fuel-cell cars hasn't germinated to quite the same extent. So, in the absence of a large cadre of individual consumers to act as advocates, a mix of automakers, infrastructure companies, and. hydrogen Daimler hydrogen fuel cell

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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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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

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In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the replacement for the previous Panamera S E-Hybrid, and it gets more power, performance, and efficiency in a brand-new vehicle. Everything about this car is new. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 21

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

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What the Tesla logo means: CEO Elon Musk explains

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An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. That makes logo design a very important task. Tesla's logo is certainly not anonymous, but it turns out there's more to it than may be immediately apparent. DON'T MISS: Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91 What looks like simply a stylized. Elon Musk Logo Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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First drive review: Peugeot 3008

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The people carrier is a dying breed, with the family vehicle of choice now being the high-riding SUV. This pleases car manufacturers as they’re able t. Peugeot 3008 Reviews

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Geneva Motor Show preview: What will be on show?

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The Geneva Motor Show is arguably the world’s most significant motor show, and this year’s event kicks off on 9 March. As usual, numerous manufacturer. Geneva Motor Show

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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