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Proterra introduces new high power interoperable EV charging technology; J1772- and J3105-compliant, OCPP

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At the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference, electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced high-power charging options to make a 100% electric bus fleet more easily achievable.

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Japanese automakers team up to solidify next-gen batteries

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Facing competition from American scientists, Japanese automakers are teaming up to develop solid-state lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, according to a Nikkei report. Some engineers see solid state batteries as the holy grail for cars because they are safer and have higher energy density than today's lithium-ion batteries. That can give. Batteries

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck.

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Groupe PSA selects Punch Powertrain for future electrified transmission systems; 48V configuration up first

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Groupe PSA has selected transmission provider Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next-generation e-DCT electrified transmission systems by 2022.

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MCI J4500e electric coach prototype reaches highway speed and reliability targets in test runs; on sale in 2020

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Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.

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Exeter team develops low-cost photoelectrode for spontaneous water-splitting using sunlight

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Researchers at the University of Exeter (UK) have developed a novel p-type LaFeO 3 photoelectrode using an inexpensive and scalable spray pyrolysis method. The nanostructured photoelectrode results in spontaneous hydrogen evolution from water without any external bias applied with a faradaic efficiency of 30% and excellent stability. The researchers believe this new type of photoelectrode is not only cheap to produce, but can also be recreated on a larger scale for mass and worldwide use.

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UPS to deploy 35 ARRIVAL purpose-built lightweight electric delivery vans in London and Paris

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UPS is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris.

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Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. The sporty and versatile Niro EV will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault.

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Rio Tinto and Alcoa announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process; Apple assist; Elysis JV to commercialize

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Rio Tinto and Alcoa Corporation announced a revolutionary process to make aluminum that produces only oxygen as a by-product, eliminating all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process. In Canada alone, use of the technology could eliminate the equivalent of 6.5

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California clean fuels rule reports 100% compliance in 2017

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The 2017 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) shows 100% compliance with the regulation. The program considers greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at all stages of production of a fuel, from pump or field to wheel.

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Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s

New California Energy Commission standards require solar PV systems for new homes; first in nation

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Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50%, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020.

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eMotorWerks launches JuiceNet enterprise cloud platform for EV charging

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eMotorWerks, part of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services division Enel X, has launched the JuiceNet Enterprise solution to simplify the management of large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations across multiple sites.

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Artificial enzymatic pathway delivers 1,000-fold enhancement in H2 produced by biological water splitting; more than 1g H2/L/h

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Researchers from Virginia Tech developed an in vitro artificial enzymatic pathway that can produce hydrogen at extremely high rates by splitting water energized by carbohydrates (e.g., starch).

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Audi targeting sales of 800,000 BEVs and PHEVs in 2025

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Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At today’s Annual General Meeting of Audi AG, the Board of Management is presenting the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy.

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Lion Electric and FPGF report largest all-electric school-bus deployment in N America by single OEM; Lion to launch electric truck line

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Geely/Volvo awards Maxwell Technologies with ultracapacitor subsystem design win for 2020 model year platforms; mild- and plug-in hybrids

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Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced a technology partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), the parent company of leading brands such as Volvo and Geely Auto. The partnership focuses on the integration of state-of-the-art ultracapacitors and advanced power conversion electronics into Geely’s global automotive vehicle lineup in support of their fleet electrification strategy.

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Purdue engineers use upcycled plastic to boost performance and lifespan of Li-S batteries

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Purdue engineers have used upcycled low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic to boost the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries. They first prepared porous sulfonated carbon (PSC) from LDPE plastic via microwave-promoted sulfonation. The microwave process not only boosts the sulfonation reaction of LDPE but also induces huge amounts of pores within the sulfonated LDPE plastic.

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Total to take 25% share in Clean Energy; two to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks

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France-based energy major Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have entered into a broad strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks. Total has agreed to purchase up to 50.8 million shares of Clean Energy’s common stock for $83.4 million, to become Clean Energy’s largest stockholder with ownership of 25% of Clean Energy’s outstanding shares of common stock.

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U of I team uses frontal polymerization for rapid energy-efficient manufacturing of polymers; saving 10 orders of magnitude of energy

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Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed, compared with the current manufacturing process. The findings, reported in Nature , state that the new polymerization process uses 10 orders of magnitude less energy and can cut two orders of magnitudes of time over the current manufacturing process.

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New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has developed a new protocol to deliver sustained hydrogen photoproduction in green algae under a train of strong white light pulses interrupted by longer dark phases. As reported in a paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , under the new protocol, hydrogen photoproduction proceeds for up to 3 days with the maximum rate occurring in the first 6 hours.

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Canadian electric-carmaker Electra Meccanica delivers first vehicle to U.S.

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We haven't heard much news about new all-electric models, especially from independent carmakers in a while. Now tiny Canadian startup automaker Electra Meccanica has announced that their tiny electric 3-wheeler has been certified for sale in the United States, and the first one has been delivered. READ THIS: Teslas will start paying to drive in

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1912 electric truck: Take that Tesla Semi!

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This month, it seems like electric trucks are coming coming off the drawing boards and onto the roads, right and left. But Nikola, with its hydrogen trucks, and Tesla with its all-electric models, are hardly the first truck makers to turn to electricity. Commercial Truck company of Philadelphia built 5-ton electric trucks as far back as 1912. Trucks

New program in Japan to push development of solid-state batteries

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The Nikkei reports that Leading Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with the government in a program to develop solid-state batteries. The new program teams the Consortium for Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Evaluation Center ( Libtec ) with companies such as Toyota Motor and Panasonic. To support the program, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will provide ¥1.6 billion ($14 million) in funding to Libtec, a research body whose members include Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries.

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Audi invests heavily in 20 electrified cars by 2025

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At its annual meeting Wednesday, Audi announced an ambitious plan to build 20 new electrified cars by 2025, most of them battery electrics, The company says it will invest $47.6 billion (40 billion euros) into these electrified cars, a new app platform for its cars, a new fleet of autonomous vehicles to be launched in 2021, and into creating

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Elio Motors says it will build production cars next year

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Paul Elio told investors and media Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana, that his three-wheeled car would go on sale next year after several delays and questions about funding. "I I believe this project has to happen," Elio said. Elio told media that his company had raised more than $110 million for a three-wheeled car that would cost $7,500 and manage

Port of Seattle announces partnership for sustainable aviation fuels at Sea-Tac Airport; 10% minimum by 2028, 50% by 2050

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The Port of Seattle recently announced today that 13 airlines, including Alaska Airlines, ANA, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Airlines, Lufthansa, Spirit Airlines and more, have agreed to collaborate on a work plan for providing all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a low-carbon and sustainably produced biofuel alternative to jet fuel.

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DOE selects two projects for $3M in funding to advance biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). DOE has selected two projects from the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University that will receive between $1 million to $2 million each. BRDI is a joint program organized through DOE and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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California ARB readying regulatory options to maintain state LDV GHG standards in event of Federal change

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In April 2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and determined that the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised. Earlier post.).

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ViriCiti and Fraunhofer report on prolonging battery life of electric buses and trucks

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The Fraunhofer institute for Transportation and Infrastructure IVI, expert in the field of lithium-ion batteries, and real-time electric vehicle data specialist ViriCiti have been collaborating to prolong battery life and lower total cost of ownership of electric buses and trucks. Over the past months, they researched how battery life can be extended by altering specific aspects of operations.

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Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. The designation was achieved because the processes’ emissions levels are well below Federal, State and local permit application requirements—even in non-attainment zones.

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Agility Fuel Solutions and Romeo Power Technology partner to provide high-performance, modular battery packs for commercial vehicles

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Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and Romeo Power Technology, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Amazon and Samsung, are partnering for the production of high-performance, modular battery packs for commercial vehicles.

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn: 188 miles is enough for electric cars; now prices must be cut

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At about 188 miles, the range of today's electric cars is enough. It's the price that needs to come down. So says Carlos Ghosn, an electric-car pioneer among CEOs of mainstream automakers. Ghosn made the statement at a Nissan event in Hong Kong, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The speech revealed key marketing insights from one of the world's

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Transitions at Green Car Reports

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If you can get them to admit it, many reporters and writers consider editors’ notes to be self-indulgent. Sometimes they’re necessary, however—and this is one of those times. Regular readers of Green Car Reports may have noticed that our writing staff has changed in the last few weeks. DON'T MISS: 7 things we learned in 9 years. High Gear Media

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7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

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More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise. In February 2014, Green Car Reports had published about 9,800 news articles. The number is now up to more than 16,800. Much has changed since then, however. We've broken down. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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