Sat.Jan 25, 2014 - Fri.Jan 31, 2014

Nissan 1.5L, 3-cylinder 400 hp engine to complement electric Le Mans ZEOD RC powerplant

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The 400 hp DIG-T R race engine. Click to enlarge. Nissan unveiled a 400 hp (298 kW) 1.5-liter, three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine weighing only 40 kg (88 lbs) as the companion internal combustion engine for its electric ZEOD RC which will debut at Le Mans this year. Earlier post.).

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Yard test

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After doing a bad job on the 35-pin ampseal connector to the motor controller, I couldn''t get it to start. So undid everything and recrimped it. Three hours of my time gone, hopefully painful enough to remind me to do it right the first time.

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Which State Has The Highest Percentage Of Electric Cars? No, Not CA

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California has something of a reputation for being an electric car haven.

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London to Edinburgh EV trip completed in 13 hours

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A mission to disprove a myth; that electric cars are useless for long distance journeys, went without a hitch.

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Israeli company reports successful stage 1 testing of solar CO2-to-fuels technology

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Israel-based NewCO2Fuels (NCF), a subsidiary of GreenEarth Energy Limited in Australia, reported completion of stage 1 testing of its proof-of-concept system for the conversion of CO 2 into fuels using solar energy. NewCO2Fuels was founded in 2011 to commercialize a technology developed by Prof.

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New generation VW Polo features more fuel-efficient engines and advanced driver assistance; Polo TDI BlueMotion with 73.5 mpg

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The new Volkswagen Polo. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen is introducing its next generation of the supermini (B segment) Polo, featuring a range of new EU6 engines that are up to 21% more fuel-efficient and new driver assistance technologies.

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Aqueous hybrid-ion battery company Aquion completes $55M financing round

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Aquion Energy, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and stationary energy storage systems, recently completed the closing of a $55-million Series D financing round.

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EVDrive demonstrates 4-wheel 4-motor torque vectoring technology for electric UTVs

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EVDrive torque vectoring. Click to enlarge. EVDrive has developed and demonstrated an electric 4-wheel, 4-motor torque vectoring technology (Terra-Torque-Drive) specifically targeted at 4-wheel off-road powersports vehicles such as side-by-side Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs).

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Initial results from first phase of road trials for 40-ft BYD electric bus in Canada

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2013 STO-AVT electric bus test results chart: BYD Electric Bus energy consumption (Wh/km) over speed (km/h). Click to enlarge.

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Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

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Five technology paths for very-low-NO x and GHG emissions from heavy-duty natural gas engines. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 team unveils 2014 challenger and PU106A Hybrid Power Unit; new fuel and lubricants

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The PU106A Hybrid Power Unit. Click to enlarge. The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) Formula One Team unveiled the F1 W05, its 2014 challenger, at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain.

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New ceramic hollow fiber substrate for catalytic converters cuts fuel consumption, size and manufacturing costs

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A new ceramic hollow fiber substrate for catalytic converters designed by Dr. Benjamin Kingsbury and colleagues at Imperial College London could cut the size and precious metal loading of the devices in automobiles while reducing fuel consumption and and manufacturing costs.

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Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

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So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That''s not to say I haven''t learned a few things in traveling via the newly-completed network of Tesla Supercharger DC quick-charging stations.

Honda releases 3D data of past concept models for use with 3D printers

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Honda Motor Co., released three-dimensional (3D) data for exterior designs of concept models Honda has introduced in the past. The data is offered based on version 4.0 of Creative Commons licenses.

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Honda begins test-driving of MC-? micro-sized EV using renewable energy

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Honda Motor Co., and its partners Miyakojima City and Toshiba Corporation have begun experimental test-driving of the MC-?, Honda’s micro-sized EV, using photovoltaic (PV) energy for recharging, as part of the Miyakojima City Small-sized Electromotive Mobility Project. PV charging station and MC-?.

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Tesla Model S Drag Races: Noisy Or Very Quiet, Your Choice (Videos)

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If you''re looking for a car to take drag racing, you might want to consider a Tesla Model S electric sedan.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. Source: DNV GL. Click to enlarge. DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping.

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Siemens JET process enables more flexibility in steel production, lower CO2 emissions

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The newly developed Siemens JET Process enables steel mills to adapt their production processes more flexibly to raw material prices and emission regulations. The process provides sufficient heat energy to melt a high proportion of scrap and sponge iron into liquid pig iron.

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Clariant, Haltermann, Mercedes-Benz fleet test of cellulosic ethanol E20 blend

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Clariant, Haltermann, and Mercedes-Benz are launching a fleet test in Germany using cellulosic ethanol produced by the Clariant sunliquid process using wheat straw as the feedstock.

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Saleen Automotive planning Saleen Tesla Model S

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Saleen Automotive, Inc., a US specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, will produce a Saleen Tesla Model S sports car. The Saleen Tesla design will be Saleen’s first effort in enhancing an existing electric vehicle. Saleen set no release date for completion of the Saleen Tesla Model S, but said it will release renderings as its efforts evolve.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe: Free Home Charging Station Included

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When the price of the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe was announced last October--it''s $75,995--the gasps and shrieking could be heard throughout the plug-in electric car world.

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New study to investigate emissions from commercial buses in fleet operations

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The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company is working with Ricardo and test equipment specialist HORIBA on an advanced research project in the UK that aims to investigate the emissions of a range of buses operating in a modern commercial public transport fleet.

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AeroVironment introduces TurboCord compact 240V/120V portable charger

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AeroVironment, Inc. introduced TurboCord —a compact, UL-listed, dual-mode 240-volt/16-amperage and 120-volt portable charging cordset (MSRP $649). TurboCord is also available in a 240-volt only version (MSRP $599).

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Thriev adding 20 BYD e6 electric cars to London fleet

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Thriev , a company offering zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private users in London, is adding 20. BYD e6 electric cars to the fleet. Part of the deal with BYD is that Thriev will equip its facility at Edgware Road, west London, with BYD’s purpose-designed charging equipment, which allows fast charging of the e6 in just two hours.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $10.8M in incentives for new natural gas vehicles

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The California Energy Commission is soliciting ( PON-13-610 ) applications for a total of $10.8 million in funding for natural gas vehicle incentives to reduce the purchase price of new on-road natural gas vehicles. The incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis and at varying levels depending on the gross vehicle weight. The solicitation is open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

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Ballard to supply two fuel cell modules to Solaris for bus deployments in Europe

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Ballard Power Systems will supply Solaris Bus and Coach with two zero emission fuel cell power modules to be used in buses planned for deployment in Hamburg, Germany. Delivery of Ballard’s next-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power modules to Solaris is planned for later this year. It is Hamburg’s challenging goal as of 2020 not to buy any conventional diesel buses anymore. During the CUTE and HyFLEET/CUTE programs there was already a successful collaboration with Ballard, which we will now continue.

First-Ever Porsche Turns Out To Be An Electric Car

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Here''s a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was. an electric car. While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356 sports car of 1948, the first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually the 1898 "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model," or the P1 for short. MORE: 2012 Porsche

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Tesla Electric-Car Cross-Country Trip Underway, With ETA Today

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Just a couple of years ago, traveling cross-country in an electric car would have required a great deal of planning and a great deal of time. But with Tesla''s Model S and its 265 miles of EPA-rated range in 85 kWh form, it takes little more thought than in any other vehicle. Throw in a cross-country network of free-to-use Supercharger fast-charge

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2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive: Turbodiesel Added To Largest BMW Sedan

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Big cars with adequate gas mileage are hard to come by, but one of the best options at the moment is diesel power. At its best, the BMW 7-Series is a bit of a gas-guzzler. With a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline six, the best it can attain is 29 mpg highway. Throw in a diesel engine though and it should improve--so goes the theory behind the latest

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FedEx Follows French Lead, Tests Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Range Extenders

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FedEx has one of the largest alternative-fueled vehicle fleets in the world, and Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery vans are far from the only green vehicles it is testing. The delivery giant will soon put 20 electric delivery trucks on the road with hydrogen fuel-cell range extenders designed by fuel-cell developer Plug Power, Hydrogen Fuel News

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US Hybrid executes global fuel cell technology licensing agreement with United Technologies

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US Hybrid Corporation, a global supplier of medium- and heavy-duty electric and hybrid powertrain power conversion components, executed a global licensing agreement with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to commercialize UTC’s proven Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell technologies. US Hybrid has been a key supplier of “balance of plant” components such as cathode air blowers, DI pumps and power converters to UTC and other fuel cell suppliers for over a decade.

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Tesla Grapples With Charging-Cable Troubles In Norwegian Cold

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With truly Arctic temperatures hitting the U.S. and Canada over the past month, North Americans probably don''t have a great deal of sympathy for their counterparts in Norway as winter finally closes in. But the Norwegian winter is causing plenty of trouble for Tesla Model S owners in the country, as the cold is playing havoc with the cars'' ability

Toyota fuel cell hybrid drivers report no problems with single digit East Coast temps

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Connecticut-based Proton Onsite, which operates a fleet of ten Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles, says that even in the recent single-digit temperatures, the FCHV-adv has performed without problems. We had another snow storm Tuesday night and this morning the temperature was 3 degrees. I went out to my Toyota FCHV-adv and brushed off a foot of snow before starting the car right up. —Mark Schiller, Proton vice president of business development.

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BorgWarner launches new low-friction engine timing chain; 0.3-0.6% improvement in fuel economy

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BorgWarner’s next-generation 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent engine timing chains are launching on engines from Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Hyundai, General Motors Korea and one Chinese automaker. The new timing chain is designed to reduce friction, resulting in as much as 0.3 improvement in fuel economy based on customer testing. BorgWarner will produce the new low-friction engine timing chains for a variety of 0.66- to 2.0-liter gasoline engines for vehicles in Japan, China and Korea.

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California Air Resources Board issues nearly $1M in fines for failures to report GHG emission

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The California Air Resources Board announced nearly $1 million in penalties against 3 companies for late or inaccurate reporting of their greenhouse gas emissions for 2011. This action marks the second time the Air Resources Board has issued fines for violations of California’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation. Utilities and industrial facilities emitting more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mass. startup licenses PNNL’s vanadium redox flow battery technology

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A Massachusetts startup has signed a license agreement with Battelle to commercialize battery technology that can help store large amounts of renewable energy and improve the reliability of the nation''s power grid. Earlier post.) PNNL suggests that the license with Lowell, Mass.-based based WattJoule Corporation will advance the commercial use of redox flow battery technology.

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‘Go ultra low’ government urges motorists with new EV ad campaign

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The UK government is to launch a new advertising campaign to promote ultra-low emission cars—such as battery electric and plug-in hybrids—to British motorists in a bid to boost their market.

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