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Argonne: longer-range BEVs may be almost as powertrain energy dense as gasoline vehicles by 2045

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An analysis by a team at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has found that by 2045, some configurations of battery electric vehicles (BEV) could become almost as energy dense as a conventional vehicle. The team presented their paper at the recent 2016 SAE World Congress.

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Tesla deadlines aren't meant to be met, Musk says: they just pressure employees

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Tesla Motors has a history of delays in bringing its cars from the design and prototype stage all the way to normal production. Its Roadster was delayed about nine months from its original anticipated launch, while the Model S was delayed more than six months. And then the Model X was delayed by more than 18 months. Musk has called the Model X a. Elon Musk Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors

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New GM 10-speed auto for Camaro ZL1 shifts quicker than DCT; to be applied in 8 other models by 2018

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With faster upshifts than a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and a wider overall gear ratio spread to optimize performance and efficiency, the all-new available GM Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission sets a new performance standard in the 2017 Camaro ZL1.

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IHS: fuel cell vehicle production of > 70,000 annually by 2027; <0.1% of all vehicles produced; Europe to lead by 2021

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A new report on fuel cell vehicles from IHS Automotive forecasts that global production of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will reach more than 70,000 vehicles annually by 2027, as more automotive OEMs bring FCEVs to market. However,this will only represent less than 0.1%

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Columbia team develops simple, low-cost, scaleable membraneless electrolyzer fabricated with 3D printing for H2 production

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Researchers at Columbia University are investigating the use of membraneless electrochemical flow cells for hydrogen production from water electrolysis that are based on angled mesh flow-through electrodes.

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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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Pregnant women, children and those with medical conditions in The Gambia—one of Africa’s smallest, poorest countries—may have better access to healthcare through an expansion of a Ford Smart Mobility pilot program.

WHO: Air pollution levels rising in many of the world’s poorest cities

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More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed World Health Organization (WHO) limits, according to the organization. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted.

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BMW sold 4,504 EVs and PHEVs worldwide in April; X5 PHEV nearly 10% of all X5s sold

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The BMW Group sold 4,504 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world in April. The top three markets for these vehicles were the US, Scandinavia and the UK. Global sales of the all-electric BMW i3 increased 50.7% compared with the same month last year (1,854), with overall sales for BMW i up 29.4% on the month (2,181).

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Semcon develops prototype low-cost smart motor for turning any bike electric

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Semcon has developed a smart and inexpensive motor prototype that can be easily fitted to any bike. The units costs less than €100 (US$114) to assemble and can easily be transferred between bikes. The needs and wishes of the typical cyclist are what got us started.

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Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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The US Department of Energy (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory is releasing an updated version of its AFLEET tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and updated emissions data. Sponsored by the DOE Clean Cities program, AFLEET (Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation Tool) is a free, publicly-available tool that provides users with a roadmap for assessing which types of vehicles and fuels are right for them.

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Total to acquire battery-maker Saft in US$1.1-billion deal

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France-based energy major Total has filed a friendly tender offer on all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of advanced battery maker Saft with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF). The proposed offer will target all of Saft’s issued and outstanding shares at a price of €36.50 per share, ex-dividend of €0.85 per share, valuing Saft’s equity at €950 million (US$1.1 billion). The offer price represents a 38.3%

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Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack” now driving more naturally

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Audi’s latest version of its piloted driving research car, the Audi A7 concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway, it has also learned how to show consideration for other road users.

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ORNL exclusively licenses plasma processing technology for carbon fiber production to RMX Technologies; 75% less energy, 20% lower cost

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RMX Technologies and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for a new technology that significantly reduces the time and energy needed in the production of carbon fiber.

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Nissan taking 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors for $2.17 billion; expanding the Alliance model at a good discount

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Following an MMC share issue, Nissan Motor will take a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) for ¥237 billion (US$2.17 billion).

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Scania delivering 51 hybrid buses to Madrid

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In June, Scania, part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, will begin delivering 51 hybrid Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost-saving and emission-reducing hybrid technology that meets the EU suburban and short distance Class II regulations.

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Infineon presents latest power modules for hybrid and electric vehicles; compact and higher power density

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Infineon Technologies AG is presenting its latest power module family for hybrid and electric vehicles—HybridPACK Double Sided Cooling (DSC)—at the PCIM 2016 tradeshow. The new power modules have extremely small dimensions of only 42 mm x 42.4 mm x 4.77

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Novelis supplying aluminum for Cadillac CT6 in N America and China

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Aluminum rolling and recycling leader Novelis announced that its aluminum is used in the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 body. The new mixed material vehicle construction featured in the Cadillac CT6 represents a first of its kind for General Motors (GM) in North America and China. Earlier post.).

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California ARB staff releases first batch of recertified CI pathways for fuels under readopted LCFS using CA-GREET 2.0

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) released the first full set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways certified under the readopted LCFS regulation using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. Earlier post.)

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Project FEVER to develop 48V through-the-road hybrid vehicle technology; SRM-based e-axle

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Researchers visualize lithiation of magnetite electrode in real time; hunting for new Li-ion electrode materials

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SAKOR Technologies develops innovative valve spring tester for SAIC Motor

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SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in the implementation of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, has developed and supplied a new valve spring test system to SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.

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Mitsubishi Motors admits to improper fuel consumption testing in 9 additional models

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In April, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) admitted to manipulating fuel consumption testing data for some 625,000 mini-cars representing four models it manufactured for sale in Japan by itself and partner Nissan. Earlier post.).

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Nissan and Enel to launch major V2G trial in the UK; LEAF and e-NV200

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Nissan and multinational power company Enel will launch the first major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial carried out in the UK. The partners will install and connect 100 V2G units at locations agreed upon by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. By giving Nissan electric vehicle owners the ability to plug their vehicles into the V2G system, owners will have the flexibility and power to sell stored energy from their vehicle battery back to the National Grid.

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House bill proposes capping ethanol content in gasoline at 9.7%

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US Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) have introduced legislation— H.R. 5180 —that would cap the maximum volume of ethanol blended into the transportation fuel supply at 9.7% of projected gasoline demand as determined by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). It also requires EPA to meet its statutory deadlines in setting annual RFS volumes.

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Declining atmospheric sulfur levels due to pollution controls may lead to need for sulfur fertilizers for crops

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Air pollution legislation to control fossil fuel emissions and the associated acid rain has worked—perhaps leading to the need for sulfur fertilizers for crop production. A University of Illinois study drawing from over 20 years of data shows that sulfur levels in Midwest watersheds and rivers have steadily declined, so much so that farmers may soon need to consider applying sulfur. The study is published as an open-access paper in the Journal of Environmental Quality.

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Kreisel Electric expanding capacity with construction of new Li-ion battery plant

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Kreisel Electric, an Austrian developer and manufacturer of high-performance battery packs for electric mobility and stationary energy storage systems, is expanding its production capacity to 800,000 kWh per year with the construction of a new battery plant. The 6,276 m 2 factory will be equipped with a fully automated production line.

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LG may work with Iran to develop EVs and infrastructure; 60K units by 2023

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LG International Corp., the trading arm of South Korea’s LG Group, has signed a tentative deal with the Iranian government to cooperate in developing electric vehicles and the requisite infrastructure, according to media reports. LG International will oversee the project jointly with the Iranian government.

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International Trucks offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

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Building on its introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Trucks is now the first truck OEM to offer OTA programming for Cummins engines. Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

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Axion Power exploring PbC battery licensing deal in China

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Axion Power International, a leader in carbon battery technology and energy storage, has resumed negotiations with LCB International, Inc. a BVI investment company, towards a refined and simplified technology licensing agreement to take Axion Power’s patented PbC (lead-carbon) technology ( earlier post ) to China.

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Nissan moves to take control of Mitsubishi

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Nissan confirmed on Thursday it will acquire 34 percent of Mitsubishi in a deal worth 237 billion yen (approximately $2.17 billion). The deal, which still requires shareholder approval, will make Nissan the single largest shareholder in Mitsubishi and provide it with control of the company. Although Mitsubishi has enjoyed a slight blip in sales in

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New Volvo concepts tease upcoming V40, XC40 compacts

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Ahead of their formal unveiling possibly next week, Volvo has teased one of the show cars that is set to preview a far more high-tech range of compact models based on an all-new architecture. The teaser appears to show a small crossover and the image was released on social media with the taglines "Not your daddy's Volvo" and "Teasing the future of

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Apple takes a bite out of Uber, invests $1B into chief China rival

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Apple will invest $1 billion into Uber's main car-hailing rival in China, Didi Chuxing, the tech company announced Thursday. Reuters reported that the investment will only add to the Chinese company's sizable coffers—Reuters reported Didi is worth around $20 billion–but the investment signals that Apple is serious about the country's. China Apple

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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

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Hyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand. After selling the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name for several years, Hyundai is now launching a separate luxury division. Along with Kia, the Genesis brand will play a role in meeting Hyundai's goal of selling more green cars. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Audi CEO pledges one electric (or electrified) car each year

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Audi is a little behind fellow German automaker BMW in the area of electrified autos, but it has a plan in place to address this shortcoming. Speaking during Audi’s annual general meeting in the automaker’s home of Ingolstadt, Germany, CEO Rupert Stadler outlined a plan to introduce at least one electric car per year starting from. Green Audi Q6 Future Cars e-Tron plug-in cars

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV sales could go as high as 80,000, says analyst

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The question of how many electric cars can be sold in a single year remains a topic of hot debate as the U.S. market awaits the launch of the 200-mile Chevy Bolt EV at the end of this year. The world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf, had its highest-sales year in the U.S. in 2014, when just over 30,000 Leafs were delivered. Despite a. sales carpool California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) hov High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

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Best-selling Bolt?; Genesis goes green; Audi's big bet: Today's Car News

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Today, one analyst seems to think the Chevy Bolt could go gangbusters, Total goes all in on a storage battery maker, and Audi's big bet on electrification (definitely not the other stuff) is all up next. One auto industry analyst seems to think that Chevrolet's Bolt EV could capitalize on the Tesla Model 3's massive demand, but massive wait until

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Making electric-car battery cell anodes more sustainably

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With no tailpipe emissions, electric cars have a clear advantage over their gasoline and diesel counterparts when it comes to carbon emissions. Studies have found that even cars charged on dirty, coal-powered grids have overall emissions no higher than a very fuel-efficient internal-combustion car. But are there any other potential environmental. Environmental Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars

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