Sat.Mar 17, 2018 - Fri.Mar 23, 2018

Producing the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL fuel-cell SUV

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Daimler is currently systematically preparing for series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; the company had shown preproduction models of the hydrogen fuel cell SUV at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September ( Earlier post.).

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All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

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Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language. So when the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept emerged onto the auto-show circuit last fall, it seemed obvious it previewed a future production model. Especially since, as many observers. Geneva Motor Show Future Cars Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i BMW i4

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Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. Stakeholders including the state government, universities, and the sugarcane association (the Sugarcane Industry Union: UNICA) attended the event.

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HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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Air quality in major cities is a critical issue, especially with regard to road traffic and residents’ health. However, emissions do not just remain in conurbations; particles and gaseous pollutants can be transported thousands of kilometers by the wind.

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Enerkem, NREL team develops High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends

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Researchers from Enerkem and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. The new fuel has a Research Octane Number (RON) of up to 112.

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Subaru using NI HIL technology to reduce time and cost of EV testing

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Subaru is using NI (National Instruments) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs.

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Faurecia gaining market momentum with hemp-based biomaterial NAFILean

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As Faurecia’s NAFILean (natural fiber for injection) lightweight hemp-based biomaterials are increasingly adopted by OEMs, the company has developed new figures showing the significant energy and environmental benefits of the biomaterials.

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper to Aberdeen City Council

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UK-based ULEMCo—a spin-out from Revolve Technologies focused on conversions of diesel vehicles to hydrogen dual fuel operation—has collaborated with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to deliver the first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper.

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Volkswagen all-electric prototype racer to compete in Pikes Peak event in June

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Volkswagen has named its latest motorsport project the I.D. R Pikes Peak. This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. The four-wheel-drive racing car points to the sporting potential of the I.D.

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Neste delivers first batch of 100% renewable propane to European market

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Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, which will market and sell the product to its customers across Europe as BioLPG.

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Daimler Trucks delivers first FUSO eCanter electric trucks to customers in UK

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Daimler Trucks has handed over the first all-electric FUSO eCanter trucks to customers in Great Britain. The company is thus bringing its electric light-duty truck (7.5 tonnes) to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo and Berlin.

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IEA report draws lessons from rapid uptake of EVs in Nordic countries

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In proportion to its population, the Nordic region—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—is strikingly ahead of the rest of the world in adopting electric cars.

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Georgia Tech team develops highly efficient multi-phase catalyst for SOFCs and other energy storage and conversion systems

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Researchers at Georgia Tech, with colleagues in China and Saudi Arabia, have developed a rationally designed, multi-phase catalyst that significantly enhances the kinetics of oxygen reduction of the state-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cell cathode.

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NREL team discovers enzyme domains that significantly improve breakdown of cellulose

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By studying and comparing the workhorse cellulose-degrading enzymes (cellobiohydrolases) of two fungi, researchers from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have pinpointed regions on these enzymes that can be targeted via genetic engineering to help break down cellulose faster.

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Princeton team uses light to boost production of isobutanol 5x from engineered yeast; optogenetics

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Researchers at Princeton University have used light to control genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast—i.e., optogenetic control—and to increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals.

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Study urges tougher target for California LCFS; up to 26% by 2030 under high performance scenario

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Bosch, TUM neutron imaging study shows electrodes wetted twice as fast under vacuum

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Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutron imaging to analyze the filling of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars with electrolytes.

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the new EV will feature a range of 500 km (311 miles). The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. The first two vehicles will be the SEAT Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018.

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Nissan aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles (BEV or e-POWER) a year by FY2022

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Nissan is aiming to sell 1 million electrified vehicles—either pure electric models or those with e-POWER ( earlier post ) electric powertrains—annually by fiscal year 2022. The target is part of the new Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 , the company also intends to: Develop eight new pure electric vehicles, building on the success of the new Nissan LEAF. Launch an electric car offensive in China under different brands.

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Ballard range-extender fuel cell module to power hybrid UPS delivery van trial program in California

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Ballard Power Systems has signed a contract with CALSTART for a Ballard 30 kW FCveloCity-MD fuel cell module to be used in a trial and development program involving UPS Class-6 delivery vans operating in California’s South Coast Air Basin, including much of the Greater Los Angeles area. Funding for the project is being provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) as part of its efforts to reduce harmful air pollution.

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Mahindra and Ford agree to develop midsize and compact SUV, EV and connected car solutions

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of understanding (MoU) that further strengthen their strategic alliance and accelerate the development of key products for consumers in India and emerging markets. The MoUs, which are non-binding, mark the progress made by the two companies since announcing their alliance in September 2017.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, developer of automotive FMCW lidar

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., a leading developer of frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar for the automotive industry.

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Daimler joins with Google to research the application of quantum computing to mobility

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Daimler is pursuing strategic research partnerships in the field of quantum computing, and has signed a cooperation agreement with Google in this area. The design of Google’s recent 72?qubit qubit Bristlecone chip features the highest number of quantum bits yet used in a quantum computer.

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Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

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The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. The performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research and development plug-in cars

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CALSTART survey finds major automotive suppliers see current CAFE standards as beneficial; 82% see BEVs as most important post-2025

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Major automotive suppliers see current national fuel economy standards as a boon for company job growth and industry investment and don’t want to see them altered by policymakers, according to the findings of an annual survey commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to complete its review of the standards and make an annoucement about their appropriateness at the end of the month.

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

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“The Tesla Model S was a moment. The Model 3 is a product.” ” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla Model 3 kindly loaned to us by reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta. We’d covered more than 100 miles on a variety of highways, back roads, and suburban stop-and-go. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Both Alta Motors and Energica cut the prices of their bikes significantly, bringing them closer to being cost-competitive with their gas-powered counterparts. Zero Motorcycles continues to. Harley-Davidson KTM electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Alta Motors

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Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

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With Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. later this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers start to dwindle on a set schedule. General Motors is likely to hit the same cap a couple of quarters after Tesla. Now those two companies are lobbying for an expansion of. Politics incentives tax credit taxes electric utilities plug-in cars

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan to go on sale Friday, March 23

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While mid-size sedans are losing the U.S. sales battle to crossover utility vehicles, they still sell hundreds of thousands of units each year. An entirely redesigned Honda Accord launched for 2018 just a few months after a redesigned version of its U.S. arch-rival the Toyota Camry, but the Accord won numerous awards for its design, features, and

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Battery life of 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars: what manuals suggest

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It's one of the major questions for any electric-car buyer: How long will the battery pack last? And what would it cost to replace it if I do need a new one sometime down the road? Now a new video looks at that question, comparing the different thermal-management technologies in the batteries of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life

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NY state reports 5,750+ EV rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate program

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. Earlier post.) The initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers. Overall, most consumers received rebates of at least $1,100 for their new electric cars.

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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The current decline is ales of diesel light duty vehicle in Europe does not put EU CO 2 targets out of reach of automakers, according to a new analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Other technologies—such as efficiency improvements in gasoline engines as well as the rollout of hybrid electric power trains—offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO 2 emissions from European passenger cars, the ICCT says.

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CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

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Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to Bloomberg the EPA plans to cut emission rules aggressively to respond to carmakers' pleas for easing of the corporate average fuel economy rules for 2022 through 2025 that they had. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA climate change CAFE Fuel Economy carbon dioxide regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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