Sat.Sep 08, 2018 - Fri.Sep 14, 2018

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.

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BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. "We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models.

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@LATimes You Forgot The Rest Of #Pussygrabber’s Alternative Realities #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Day 2: My first electric vehicle experience

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Toyota Auris. Following Eleanor's first experience driving the Renault Zoe, and her initial range anxiety, she decided to carry out some further research. Is a hybrid the answer? ".Hence, in came the Toyota Auris Hybrid. Using both petrol and electricity, I thought this would be perfect for a longer road trip. The Auris wasn’t plugged in when I found it and there wasn’t an obvious guage displaying the battery percentage, but the petrol tank was full enough for my practice run so I set off.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

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California has become the first state in the US to regulate the greenhouse gas produced by the surge in popularity of ridesharing. California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. The explosive growth of ride-hailing companies has left states facing a growing list of unintended consequences caused by on-demand transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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City leaders pledge to fast-track electric bus fleets

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Densely populated cities should consider switching to all-electric truck and bus fleets, elected officials and business leaders agreed this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The political and manufacturing leaders joined in the "Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero" pledge to focus on electrifying commonly used.

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Aston Martin goes electric with 2019 Rapid E saloon

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Aston Martin has revealed the details on its first electric vehicle – the Rapide E

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Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. It does not generate any exhaust and sets the standards for smart mobility with peak values of 90 percent in the areas of efficiency and recyclability.

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Electric carmaker Nio begins trading on NYSE, aims to sell cars in US

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Chinese electric carmaker Nio raised roughly $1 billion in its initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. In August, Nio [NYSE: NIO] announced that it hoped to raise $1.3 billion in its initial public offering. Wednesday's launch around $6 per share fell short of that, but trading jumped Thursday and Friday well above its.

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@mike_pence Is Nation’s #BallWasher In Chief #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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London EV Company to trial its electric van in 2019

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London EV Company, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced electric taxi, has announced that it will start customer trials of its new electric van in the second half of 2019.

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GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. According to GlobalData, the global EV market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 15.6% through to 2022, driven by the growing popularity of EVs across countries in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Europe.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2018

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This month's best deals list includes a newcomer among plug-in hybrids. That could be a great thing for buyers who want the best deal along with the latest technologies. Our partners at CarsDirect.com, now focus the list of best deals on models that are widely available, not "compliance cars" available only in token quantities in select locations.

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Climate Crisis Accelerates As @JerryBrownGov Ignores Supposed “Last Chance” Now It’s #GavinNewsomeTime #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Ford S-Max and Galaxy get new tech and powertrains

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Ford’s S-Max and Galaxy seven-seat MPVs have been updated for 2018, with both benefitting from a new-and-improved diesel engine as well as a host of trim and tech updates.

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Bosch IAA CV survey: Germans would increasingly feel safer with autonomous trucks on the road

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Germans would increasingly feel safer with fully automated, driverless trucks on the road, according to a survey conducted by Bosch and Innofact AG in the lead-up to the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. While almost 40% of respondents would rather that trucks have a human driver at the wheel, already more than one in three (37%) no longer have a preference for a human over a machine.

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German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers

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New documents revealed in a German investigation into diesel emissions cheating show that German automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz may have colluded to limit the amount of emissions-cleaning AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid the cars used. The news was reported by the German newspaper Handelsblatt on Tuesday. The AdBlue urea.

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George Skelton @LATimes Has His Head Up His Ass On Climate – What Else Is New? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Citroen C5 Aircross hybrid to get Paris Motor Show reveal

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Emphasising the consistency of the brands new ‘inspired by you’ look, the Citroen C5 Aircross range will add one more model when it debuts the C5 plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show.

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LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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A new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study by Ricardo for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) across a broad range of vehicle sectors finds that the relative contribution of each vehicle life cycle stage is highly dependent on the vehicle type and powertrain technology as well as what assumptions are made about a vehicle’s operational life, mileage and duty cycle.

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L.A. sets electric-car targets as host for 2028 Olympics

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Los Angeles wants to show the possibilities of zero-emissions transportation when the world arrives on its doorstep for the 2028 Olympics. This week, the Los Angeles City Council revealed its goals for the Games, and took a significant step forward on its Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap, by naming several partners in the project. The roadmap sets.

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Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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All-new Kia ProCeed revealed

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Following up on the success of the Proceed Concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia is readying the production ready ProCeed for its debut ahead of availability next year.

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Volkswagen, HP, GKN developing HP Metal Jet 3D printing for automotive mass-production

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Volkswagen, in partnership with HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy, is the first automotive manufacturer using the “HP Metal Jet” process in propduction. HP Metal Jet simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing; productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D printing methods, depending on the component. Volkswagen and its partners presented the new process for the first time at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.

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Tesla expands Supercharging access and range for those fleeing Hurricane Florence

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As it did in Hurricane Irma in Florida last year, Tesla has remotely extended the range of some cars for those who need to escape from the path of Hurricane Florence and may not have time charge up more than necessary. The company has also expanded free Supercharging access for cars that didn't come with it. In any natural disaster situation like.

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Time To Fine Hitler’s Favorite Car Company, @VW Out Of Business #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Small but mighty: Top five one-litre cars

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While crossovers take over the market and sports cars make us drool longingly, it's the small car market that continues to make up the majority of new car sales.

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DOE awards $2.5M to UCSD team for work on cobalt-free cathode materials

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The US Department of Energy awarded $2.5 million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in advanced vehicle technologies. The project is one of 42 projects totaling $80 million of investment from the DOE ( earlier post ) announced earlier this month. The project is aimed at developing cobalt-free cathode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries.

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First all-electric, drive-in movie event in the US–in upstate New York

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Just before National Drive Electric Week organizers planned to hold what they call the first electric-car-only drive-in movie event in San Francisco next Thursday, Green Car Reports reader Michael Kamm wrote to us wondering if we’d be interested in a story about an all-electric drive-in movie night that happened two weeks before, outside.

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Grand Dame Lady DiFi Almost Perturbed Enough To Say Something #JoeTakesOnTheNews @ClimateHawksVote

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Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE has been unveiled, ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut at the end of this month.

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CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. CARB issued its solicitation for ZANZEFF projects earlier this year.

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Report: 2022 Audi R8 to go electric

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Increasingly, there's nothing super about a supercar if it's not electric. Last week, British magazine Autocar reported that Audi will make that leap for its next-generation R8 sports car, converting it from a pounding gas-fueled V-10 engine to purely electric power. DON'T MISS: Audi reveals PB18 e-tron concept in Monterey–with moveable.

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@LATimes I Had To Fix Your Front Page To Connect The White Guy Dots You Missed #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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