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Orbex unveils Prime rocket; largest 3D-printed rocket engine; bio-propane-fueled

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UK-based spaceflight company Orbex unveiled its Prime rocket, which is designed to deliver small satellites into Earth’s orbit. The completed engineering prototype of the Stage 2 rocket (the stage that will transit into orbital flight after launch) is made from a specially-formulated lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum composite and includes the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine. The 3D printed engine.

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@MayorOfLA Is Ready! Garcetti Comes Out Gunning For Gas – Scattergood, Haynes & Harbor Power Plants To Stop Shoving Pollution Down Citizens Throats, Calls For Shutdown Of Aliso Canyon. #MerchantsOfDoubt In Fossil Fuel Industry Argue For More Climate Destruction

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At 9am on Tuesday morning this week I stood with Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, members of the L.A. City Council, board members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commission and long term colleagues from the climate justice action community to be part of a historic announcement. Just like in the movies, days of rain suddenly ended as if Moses had parted the Atmospheric River, and the California sunshine spotlighted our snow-kissed mountains in high def.

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California to transition to 100 percent electric buses by 2040

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California adopted a plan to convert all city buses in the state to electric power by 2040, and hopes to beat that deadline by five years. In terms of cleaning up air quality and improving health, buses can deliver a lot quicker bang for the buck than electric cars. The California Air Resources Board says converting the state's 12,000 buses to. Buses Electric Drive

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Everything you need to know about the April 2019 ‘road tax’ changes

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Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for cars and vans is set to increase for the third time in three years from 1 April 2019

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Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy. The LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) research proposal has now been rewarded a grant from the NWO ENW PPS Fund. In this project, DIFFER and TME are exploring an innovative way to produce hydrogen directly out of humid air.

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@LATimes Color Luke Gone. Everyone Knows The Last Thing Coach Hears Just Before He’s Canned Is, “Your Job Is Safe. We All Believe In You.” #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

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Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather performance. Some things, though, electric cars can do that others can't. Take Tesla's new Dog Mode, announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter on Wednesday. The new feature, being pushed.

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Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the international shipping company Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation. The project will take place onboard the Hagland Captain , a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping. It will be the first project of its kind ever in short-sea shipping applications.

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@LATimes Rightly Places @Sammy_Roth Piece About Historic Shutdown Of Dirty Fossil Fuel Gas Plants On Front Page – BUT Blows The Photo Layout #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

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According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant oil-change shop. The two scientists have been testing a new type of flow battery in golf carts, and say the battery now develops enough energy density and power to be viable in a. Batteries

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Honda Urban EV: interior revealed ahead of Geneva

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Following the release of several teaser sketches, the Honda Urban EV’s interior has been revealed in full ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

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Nikola Motor to introduce all-battery versions of Nikola Two and Tre fuel-cell heavy-duty trucks

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In a series of tweets on Friday, Nikola Motor, developer of heavy-duty hydrogen-electric trucks, said that it will introduce all-battery versions of the Nikola Two and Nikola Tre models at Nikola World in April. Earlier post.). Nikola Tre. The battery-electric trucks will be available in 500 kWh, 750 kWh and 1,000 kWh configurations. The company is positioning the all-battery versions for short haul, while the hydrogen fuel cell versions are targeted for long haul.

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Great Reporting By @Sammy_Roth But @LATimes Headline Needs #JoeTakesOnTheNews Help

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week. DON’T MISS: 2019 Hyundai. Efficiency Range Test EPA Ratings

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2019 Vauxhall Corsa: first official teaser

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Vauxhall has revealed a teaser shot of its next-gen Corsa that’s due to be revealed by the end of the year

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OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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OXIS Energy Ltd UK has signed a contract with CODEMGE PARTICIPACOES SA, a public company incorporated in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to establish the world’s first digital manufacturing plant for the mass production of OXIS’ lithium-sulfur cells. OXIS Energy Brazil Holdings will manage the plant. CODEMGE’s US$60-million investment will go towards the building of the plant in Belo Horizonte with Phase 1 having a cell capacity of 2 million cells per annum.

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Los Angeles Community Choice Power Launches Without Community Involvement & Lacking Professional Branding & Marketing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

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Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather than fact, because there are no pictures, and a. Pickups GM

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What’s on at the Leasing.com London Motor and Tech Show?

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We’re proud to announce Leasing.com will be the headline sponsor of the 2019 London Motor and Tech Show

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Study: gasoline is more important than healthcare for Americans

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Americans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day. According to a study by GasBuddy, a smartphone app connecting drivers with the Perfect Pit Stop, the necessity, perception, and price of gasoline adversely impacts Americans across all age groups and income brackets, with 86% of Americans depending on gasoline for their everyday lives.

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Japan's Roadmap for Flying Cars

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A public-private group plans to make flying vehicles into a viable business in 2023. transportation transportation/alternative-transportation

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Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

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Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that a high proportion of younger consumers and those with higher education levels would opt for an alternative-fuel car, even if it cost more. MUST READ: AAA says interest in electric cars

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Ford Focus ST-Line vs Hyundai i30 N-Line

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If you’re after a stylish, sporty-looking car without the running costs that are usually associated with them, you’re spoilt for choice these days

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StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses. FSU is one of the first universities in the nation to decommission its entire fossil-fuel powered fleet and upgrade it to a 100% battery-electric fleet.

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@LATimes Goes For The Crotch Shot Again To Hype Porn News It Loves While Staying Silent On Climate Crisis #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

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Last week the U.S. EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup. They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the lineup last fall: that the Corolla Hybrid will carry an EPA combined rating of more than 50 mpg. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is rated at 52 mpg combined (53 mpg city, 52. Prius Fuel Economy

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UK Car of the Year category winners confirmed

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It’s been confirmed a shortlist of 11 all-new models will fight it out for the title of UK Car of the Year 2019

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Adamas Intelligence: all metals/materials but manganese for passenger vehicle battery cells see accelerated gains in 2018

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In 2018, global deployment of nickel, graphite, copper, LCE, aluminum and cobalt by passenger vehicle cell suppliers increased by 75% to 99% versus the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ”. These growth rates are particularly remarkable when considering that global BEV registrations increased by a lesser 67% over the same period.

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All American Marine launches new hybrid catamaran

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All American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit. The 70? USCG Subchapter T, hybrid-electric passenger vessel was designed by Glosten in Seattle, and will serve as a water taxi, transporting 150 passengers between Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Annapolis Washington. Featuring BAE’s HybriDrive system, the Waterman is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, the first being the Enhydra , WorkBoat’s 2018 Boat of the year. Hybrids

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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a blueprint for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. A biomass power plant in Stockton, California, was the host site for the engineering design effort.

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WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo; unifying technology platforms for wireless EV charging

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WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer (WPT), has acquired from Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. certain technology platform and IP assets, which will bring more than 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging that WiTricity will own or control. Through the transaction, Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder.

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DOE to provide $30M for new data science approaches for energy-relevant chemistry and materials research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $30 million ( DE-FOA-0002082 ) for new research projects using modern data science approaches to accelerate discovery in chemistry and materials sciences. Data science combines computer science, applied mathematics, and statistics with domain science to discover new knowledge from often complex (such as unstructured) data sets generated from experimental and/or computational studies.

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New Flyer 40' and 60' Xcelsior fuel cell buses complete Altoona testing; eligible for FTA, HVIP funding

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New Flyer 40' ( XHE40 ) and 60' ( XHE60 ) Xcelsior fuel cell-electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity-HD 85 kilowatt (kW) modules, have completed testing at The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under a program established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Testing at the Altoona, Pennsylvania facility included evaluations of safety, structural integrity and durability, reliability, performance, maintainability, noise, fuel economy, and braking.

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Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected Cummins to be the electrification solution provider for the next-generation electric terminal tractor offering for the European market. The Cummins driveline solution eliminates need for a transmission on a terminal tractor, simplifying the overall system and reducing maintenance needs. Cummins will provide powertrain technology, including the batteries, for the Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor (KT2E).

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EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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In 2017, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 MMT (million metric tons) CO 2 equivalent, a decrease of 0.3% from 2016, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2016 and 2017 was driven in part by a decrease in CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion.

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AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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GM announced AR?V V as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. The name AR?V V was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018. V eBikes are launching first in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, due to the popularity of lithium-ion battery-powered eBikes in those markets. Preorders are now available via [link].

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Mercedes-Benz delivers electric eActros heavy-duty truck to Logistik Schmitt for testing; countering catenaries

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has handed over a fully electric eActros truck to Murg Valley (Southern Germany)-based logistics company Logistik Schmitt. As part of the eWayBW project, commercial transport will be electric on the B462 federal road around Rastatt with the test operation of catenary trucks as of 2020. On an approximately 18 km long pilot track on the B462, three sections with a total length of almost 6 km will be electrified.

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