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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030.

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Volvo study shows driver-assistance, self-driving features will make cars more efficient

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Self-driving cars are green cars, not just because they are usually electric. One of the biggest reasons engineers began working on self-driving cars more than a dozen years ago was for their efficiency, reducing stop-and-go driving and eventually even stoplights.

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Leasing.com announces sponsorship of EFL Trophy

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Leasing.com is proud to announce a three-year deal with the EFL to become the Official Title Sponsor of the EFL Trophy

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KIT develops new coating process to produce Li-ion electrodes at record speed

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With a new coating process, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. At the same time, the new process improves the quality of electrodes and reduces production costs.

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Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

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Audi has developed a new e-scooter concept to respond to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders.

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Ports of Auckland buys world’s first electric tug; 70-tonne bollard pull

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Ports of Auckland (New Zealand) has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug.

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Construction support vessel Acta Centaurus to be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system

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The technology group Wärtsilä is to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel.

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Toyota updates Sora fuel cell bus

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Toyota Motor Corporation has launched its updated Sora Fuel Cell Electrified Vehicle bus (FCEV bus) with improvements to its preventive safety performance. Specifically, Toyota has improved the Sora’s preventive safety performance through the use of ITS functions (ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems).

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Battery supply shortages may be linked to rising demand for nickel

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As automakers fret over materials and supplies of electric car batteries, it may not be lithium keeping executives up at night.

2019 108

Report: EV sales will surpass gas-powered models in 2037

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Sales of new electric passenger cars will surpass those of internal combustion models by 2037 according to a new report on EVs from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

2019 106

NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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A new study from North Carolina State University finds that while shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, they can be less green than several other options, including, in some cases, buses. Their open-access paper is published in the journal E.nvironmental Research Letters.

2019 106

Can heat pumps solve cold-weather range loss for EVs?

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This past winter’s deep freeze and its record-low temperatures exposed a reality that anyone thinking about an electric car has to come to terms with: Cold winter weather can cut the effective driving range of some electric vehicles by 40 percent or more.

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Lehigh team uses single-enzyme biomineralization process to create photocatalyst for H2 production

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Engineers at Lehigh University are the first to utilize a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a quantum confined CdS/reduced graphene oxide (CdS/rGO) catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen.

2019 103

Tesla faces lawsuit over software that cut range from some cars

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What over-the-air-updates give, they can also take away.

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Toyota to cut emissions from US operations by 40 percent

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Toyota announced plans last week to reduce emissions from its U.S. operations by 40 percent over the next three years as part of its plan to operate emissions-free by 2050. The plan calls to purchase Renewable Energy Credits equivalent to 40 percent of the energy needs of Toyota's U.S. operations.

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BMW reveals steering wheel for self-driving iNext electric SUV

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Once cars are able to drive themselves, drivers—er, occupants—shouldn't need steering wheels to control them.

2019 102

NHTSA to Tesla: Stop claiming your cars are the safest

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Federal officials told Tesla again in October to stop advertising the Tesla Model 3 as the having "the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA," federal documents revealed. The notice surfaced Wednesday by nonprofit PlainSite.

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Study finds propane school buses significantly decrease NOx emissions compared to diesel

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According to a study commissioned by the Washington, DC-based Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), NO x emissions measured from propane autogas school buses were substantially lower than those measured from diesel school buses. The study was conducted in 2018 by West Virginia University’s Center of Alternatives Fuels, Engines, and Emissions (CAFEE).

2019 102

EU engine-tech project could help gas catch up with gasoline

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Some biofuels, like biogas from landfills—or synthetic methane—are attractive for use in vehicles as they have a potentially low energy cost to produce. They also have lower criteria emissions, of the sort that affect human health and cause smog.

2019 100

Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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Sierra Energy Corporation closed a $33-million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and joined by Cox Investment Holdings, Inc., BNP Paribas SA, Twynam Investments Pty Ltd, Formica Ventures AB, and The March Fund I LP. The funding will help Sierra Energy further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts virtually any waste into clean, renewable energy and fuels without burning.

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Novo Holdings invests $72M in LanzaTech

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Novo Holdings A/S (Novo Holdings) and LanzaTech, a pioneer in the production of next-generation fuels and chemicals through the recycling of CO 2 , have formed a partnership to grow LanzaTech’s sustainable fuels and chemicals platform.

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New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment. The latest battery cell technology contributes to increasing the electric range of the BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to between 61 and 66 kilometers.

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Pininfarina-kissed Karma GT plug-in hybrid heading to Monterey Car Week

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Gone is the Joker grin, as well as the walrus mustache. The new Karma GT by Pininfarina will show off its much sleeker facelift at Monterey Car Week next weekend in California.

US MY2018 electric-drive vehicle models were available in nine different size classes

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Fifty-six models of electric-drive vehicles were available in model year (MY) 2018 in the US. One quarter of the models were midsize cars, followed by large cars at 16% and compact cars at 14%. Together, small sport utility vehicles (SUV), standard SUVs and minivans accounted for another quarter.

2019 95

Dalhousie team demonstrates stable cycling of anode-less Li-metal cell with liquid electrolytes; possible shift away from solid-state batteries

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A team at Dalhousie University led by Professor Jeff Dahn, with colleagues from Tesla Canada R&D and the University of Waterloo, has demonstrated stable cycling of an anode-less Li metal cell by using a dual-salt electrolyte (1 M lithium difluoro(oxalate)borate (LiDFOB) and 0.2 M lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF 4 ) in a fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC):diethyl carbonate (DEC) solvent).

2019 95

Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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Findings of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and published in the European Respiratory Journal suggest that a significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to outdoor air pollution, and that these cases could be prevented. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing this respiratory disease during childhood.

2019 94

California sues Trump administration again over fuel economy fines

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California launched another lawsuit against the Trump administration over fuel economy regulations Friday, this time over a federal decision to suspend planned increases in penalties for automakers who miss required targets.

2019 94

Nissan, EVgo plan more 100-kw fast chargers

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Nissan is expanding its partnership with charging network EVgo to install 200 more DC fast-chargers across the U.S.

2019 92

Tesla brings back free Supercharging to juice high-end sales of Model S and Model X

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Tesla announced Saturday it is bringing back free Supercharging on its high-end Model S and Model X. We've heard that before. What makes this time different is that the company isn't just offering the incentive on a few cars or in a limited amount.

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VW ID R Nurburgring lap sets efficiency record too

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As the Volkswagen ID R electric race car blistered around Germany's famous Nurburgring-Nordschliefe race course in June, it broke another record too: for the lowest fuel consumption driving around the course.

2019 92

Researchers use multifunctional co-solvent pair to uncover molecular principles of biomass breakdown for conversion to transportation fuels

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Plant cell walls resist chemical or biological degradation, making the breakdown of lignocellulosic biomass into renewable chemical precursors for conversion into chemicals and transportation fuels challenging and costly.

2019 92

Daimler equips Mannheim bus plant with new central electric charging station for eCitaro

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Daimler Buses has equipped its Mannheim bus plant with a central charging station for the fully-electric eCitaro. It can also be used to provide the newly released eCitaro with electricity via a pantograph.

2019 90

IISA study proposes using airships for efficient cargo or hydrogen transportation

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Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen based economy, according to a new IIASA-led study. The open-access paper is published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management: X. Airships were introduced in the first half of the 20 th century before conventional aircraft were used for the long-range transport of cargo and passengers.

2019 89

Audi diesel epilogue, electric F-150 conversions, EV infrastructure: The Week in Reverse

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Who got arrested on charges relating to VW's emissions cheating scandal? What company found low confidence in EVs among consumers? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 2, 2019.

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EV Connect and GM partner to enhance charging experience for Bolt EV drivers

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EV Connect has announced a collaboration with General Motors, through which EV Connect will help GM improve Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers’ charging experience with dynamic charge station data, including insights on station status. With 6,000 charge ports under contract through its EV Cloud, EV Connect is the largest open platform in the US.

2019 86

EV incentive credited for boosting Canadian sales by 30 percent (Updated)

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Update: To clarify that the incentive is not a tax credit that requires filing federal taxes, and to correct Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau's first name.

2019 84

Nikola wins DOE fuel-cell development grant

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Startup truckmaker Nikola, which plans to build fuel-cell-powered semi trucks in Arizona, won a $1.7 million grant to research improved techniques to assemble fuel-cell membranes, the company announced on Wednesday. The company will partner with Department of Energy scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, and Georgia. semis Nikola

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