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Nanjing team develops solar-powered electrolysis process for extraction of lithium from seawater

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Researchers from Nanjing University have developed a new method for the extraction of lithium metal from seawater using solar-powered electrolysis with a NASICON solid-state electrolyte as the selective membrane.

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Porsche Taycan specs trickle out ahead of debut next year

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Porsche this week teased us with a few specs of its upcoming Taycan electric sedan ahead of the car's 2019 debut. The Taycan, the production name for Porsche's Mission E concept car, is designed to compete with the Tesla Model S. To compete with Performance versions of the Model S, the Taycan will use two permanent-magnet synchronous motors, one

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The lithium-ion automated guided vehicle (AGV), weighing 26.5 tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August.

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BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5% and reduce emissions significantly.

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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In March 2017, the Belgian organization WaterstofNet received approval for the €3.52-million () project ‘ H2-Share ’ from Interreg North-West Europe (NWE). TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research TNO, has now joined in this partnership as an evaluation partner.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 million car registrations between January and June—a year-on-year increase of 2.7%. Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3%

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Ceres Power enters new partnership with Nissan on solid oxide fuel cell technology for EVs

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College and the developer of the SteelCell low-cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology ( earlier post ), has entered into a new partnership with Nissan further to develop fuel cell technology for EV applications.

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CMU-led team develops method of aerosol jet 3D printing battery electrode materials for exceptionally high capacity batteries

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California ARB projects in-state fuel cell vehicles to reach 23,600 by 2021, and 47,200 by 2024

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The California Air Resources Board has released the 2018 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development , pursuant to the requirements of AB 8 (2013). This report is the fifth annual publication.

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INL study suggests fast charging can take longer in cold temperatures

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New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer fast charging times when temperatures drop. The reason: cold temperatures impact the electrochemical reactions within the cell, and onboard battery management systems limit the charging rate to avoid damage to the battery.

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EIA: US fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase

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Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached more than 16 billion gallons per year, or 1.06 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2018, according to EIA’s most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.

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UPS to test new Thor medium-duty electric truck

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UPS announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks , Inc. earlier post ) to develop and to test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

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ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual-fuel van to Ocado

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UK-based ULEMCo ( earlier post ) has delivered the first hydrogen dual-fuel van to online supermarket Ocado. The vehicle is part of a wider program to evaluate the use of ULEMCo’s cleaner vehicles for the Ocado fleet.

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car2go launches in Chicago, grows worldwide

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Carsharing service car2go has opened its tenth North American location; the new Chicago fleet comprises 400 vehicles, including smart fortwo and Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles.

CAP report estimates US will need 14M new PEVs and >330k new public charging outlets by 2025 to meet Paris targets

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A new report by the progressive policy institute Center for American Progress estimates that the US needs to add 14 million new PEVs and more than 330,000 new public charging outlets by the end of 2025 in order to meet its Paris Agreement targets.

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Jilin team improves hydrogen storage alloys to boost performance of NiMH batteries

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Researchers at Jilin University in China have proposed a new strategy for designing hydrogen storage alloys with high capacity and long cycling life to improve the discharge capacity and cycling life of nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Their candidate alloy—La 0.62 Mg 0.08 Ce 0.2 Y 0.1 Ni 3.25 Co 0.75 Mn 0.2 corresponding to (LaCeYMg) (NiCoMnAl) 4.5 ] exhibits a high capacity of 326.7 mAh g ?1

2019 Chevrolet Volt offers 7.2kW charger, improves convenience

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A new 7.2 kW charging system on the 2019 Chevrolet Volt cuts recharging times nearly in half by adding about twice the all-electric driving range per hour of charge.

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Porsche estimates ~20k units of the electric Taycan per year

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Porsche has built “3 figures worth” of prototypes of the upcoming 600 hp electric Taycan sports car (formerly known as Mission E earlier post ), which is due to be released next year.

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Researchers boost algae cell growth and lipids production by feeding them non-food plant substrates

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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Toyota unveiled the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck ( earlier post ) during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.

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Researchers forecast light-duty vehicle electricity use in 2050 considering electrification, autonomy and sharing: 13-26% of total demand

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Considering electrification, autonomy and sharing (the “Three Revolutions”), a team from Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley projects that electricity use from light duty vehicle (LDV) transport will likely be in the 570–1140?TWh

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California Governor directs ARB to assess new regulations to increase ZEV adoption in public and private fleets

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California Governor Jerry Brown has directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to assess possible regulatory requirements to ensure greater inclusion of zero emission vehicles in public and private light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets.

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DOE releases request for information on multi-sector uses of hydrogen; H2@Scale

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At the H2@ Scale project ( earlier post ) kickoff meeting in Chicago, EERE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Steven Chalk announced the release of a request for information (RFI) soliciting stakeholder feedback on opportunities to enable high volume production and multi-sector use of hydrogen. The H2@Scale Initiative outlines a potential framework for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States.

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CARB investigation leads to nationwide recall of 500,000+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks due to defective SCR catalysts

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that 500,000 heavy-duty trucks manufactured by Cummins Inc. will be recalled due to excess emissions caused by defective catalysts. The cause of the excess emissions was purely mechanical—the faster-than-expected degradation of the catalyst—and not the product of a defeat device. The degrading catalysts do not pose a safety issue, and do not affect current model year Cummins engine families.

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Toyota introduces second hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi working in Los Angeles

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Toyota is going big on fuel cells. Its latest effort expands on the Mirai sedan by converting semitrucks to hydrogen fuel-cell power. The company has been testing a fuel-cell powered semi for more than a year at the Port of Long Beach, California, ferrying goods from the Toyota Logistics facility to distribution points headed for factories and. Trucks trucking

US EPA and DOT propose freezing light-duty fuel economy, GHG standards at 2020 level for MY 2021-2026 vehicles; 43.7 mpg for cars; 50-state solution

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their long-expected notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to adjust the Congressionally-mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards.

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Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways. The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

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Audi and Ericsson plan to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production. At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production.

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Economists propose use of dynamic road fees for traffic control

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In the current issue of Nature , economists Peter Cramton, Axel Ockenfels (both University of Cologne) and R. Richard Geddes (Cornell University) propose having drivers pay a dynamic fee for the use of roads. This would contribute to avoiding traffic jams and protecting the environment, the researchers argue.

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Strong Dollar Could Cap Oil Prices

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By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com. The strength of the U.S. dollar poses an obstacle to further gains in oil prices. President Trump’s trade war with China, which is still in its early stages, has already battered the yuan. The dollar has gained more than 8 percent against the Chinese currency since March. As Reuters points out , in dollar terms the price of Brent oil has climbed 9 percent this year, but in yuan terms oil is now nearly 14 percent more expensive.

Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

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Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines in vehicles produced between 2010 and 2015. The engines were installed in everything from big rigs to so-called "vocational trucks," such as. Diesels

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