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CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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According to a new study published by the ifo Institue Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) in Germany, EVs will barely help cut CO 2 emissions in the country over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles does not necessarily lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions from road traffic given the current power generation mix. The researchers carried out their calculations based on a Mercedes-Benz C 220 d diesel and the new Tesla Model 3. Electricity production in Germany, 2018.

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@LATimes Continues To Suck The Big One On #ClimateEmergency Reporting As Staff Be Tripping On Jet Fumes & Chevron Flaring #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Tesla investor provides a look inside new Roadster

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At Tesla's self-driving event for investors on Monday afternoon, the company revealed another tidbit: a glimpse of its upcoming second-generation Roadster. The company parked the new Roadster at the event, and for the first time let outsiders (at least those who have invested significant sums) open the doors and sit in it. The prototype was not

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Permanent Magnet Motors: Something Old, Something New

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Now that Tesla has released their Model 3 with permanent magnet motors instead of their usual induction motors, you might be wondering “why

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Allison unveils compact electric propulsion solution for low-floor bus applications; partners with Alexander Dennis

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Allison Transmission introduced the new ABE Series, the first e-axle advanced ultra-low floor electric bus powertrain system in the market, at the Advanced Clean Technology Expo in Long Beach, CA. The ABE Series e-axles are one of the world’s most powerful and compact fully integrated electric axles for the transit bus market, Allison says.

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@LATimes Passes On Covering Earth Day. Publisher Says, “We Can’t Monetize The Climate Crisis So I Urge Readers Not To Worry About It And Just Attend The LA Times Food Bowl & Buy Tickets To My E-Sports Venture.”

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Ford invests $500M in Rivian to tackle Tesla, future electric vehicles

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Electric vehicle company Rivian announced on Wednesday that Ford has invested $500 million in it, in return for Rivian's help developing a new electric Ford model. Rivian recently took $700 million in investment from Amazon and others. Rivian reportedly held talks with General Motors earlier in the year. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg at. F-150 Rivian

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Grove Hydrogen Automotive and State Government of Minas Gerais Brazil announce hydrogen vehicle cooperation program

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Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. signed a cooperation agreement with the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil to proceed with the production and distribution of Grove hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for Brazil. Much like China, Brazil is a country rich in geographic resources. Grove is focused on establishing sustainable mobility worldwide, and in Minas Gerais we have the partner and the location to create green cars as what we are currently doing in China.

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Comprehensive @Sammy_Roth Piece In Today’s @LATimes On Obscene @SCE Money Grab For Guaranteed 17% Profit Leaves Out Obvious & Best Solution For Public #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Solar-boosted Sono Sion electric car will be made in Sweden at former Saab plant

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German automaker hopeful Sono Motors announced last week that it intends to assemble its solar-assisted electric car, the Sion, at the former home of Saab Automobile in Trollhättan, Sweden. The now defunct automaker Saab nearly always could be counted on to take the unconventional—if not downright eccentric—route in design. solar

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Hybrid and electric vehicles: Maintenance and servicing

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Hybrid and electric vehicle maintenance review

MTU researchers develop optimization model to fill in the gaps in connected vehicle data

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Researchers at Michigan Technological University (MTU) have developed a data-driven optimization modeling framework to reconstruct the location-duration-path choices for the missing observations from incomplete data from connected vehicles. A paper on the work is published in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.

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Hey @LATimes – Don’t You Know Blatant Racism When You Report It? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

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As one of the top states in the nation for electric-car sales, Colorado hopes to do something about charging problems. In the state's General Assembly, the House passed a bill on Friday to fine drivers who park non-electric cars in any electric-car charging space $150, statewide. The bill is now headed to the state Senate. As electric cars, and. charging

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2019 Audi e-tron review

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Audi e-tron road test and comprehensive review

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Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed smartphone-EV pairing-based performance adjustment technology which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application—an industry-first innovation. Drivers can use this technology to adjust seven performance features including the maximum torque output of the motor, acceleration and deceleration abilities, regenerative braking capacity, maximum speed limit, responsiveness, and energy use on climate control.

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As Our Climate Burns To A Crisp, I’m Going Out Groovin’ The Blues With Finnigan, Lynch, Gadson & Abraham Laboriel At The Write Off Room

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As Idiocracy reigns here in the #AgeOfStupid, salvation can still be found at The Write Off Room in a Woodland Hills. Tell them the Greenius sent you. environment

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Report: Rivian plans six new models by 2025

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Rivian has been taking, not just the electric-car world, but the car world in general by storm with its planned all-electric pickup and SUV. But its plans don't stop there. CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg last week that the company will bring six new all-electric models to market by 2025. DON'T MISS: Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed. Rivian

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Supplying renewable energy to transportation businesses at lower prices

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Green energy supplier, Octopus Energy for Business, and electric car specialists Octopus Electric Vehicles have created ‘Electric Juice’, the UK’s first green power supply service

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TRI-AD, Maxar Technologies, NTT DATA collaborate to build high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles from space

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Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. TRI-AD), Toyota’s automated driving software development company; Maxar Technologies Inc., a global technology innovator powering the new space economy; and NTT DATA Corporation, a leading IT services provider, will collaborate on a proof-of-concept building automated high-definition (HD) maps for autonomous vehicles using high-resolution satellite imagery. Example of high definition map for automated driving from satellite imagery.

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Electric cars: Are petrolheads finally switching on?

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The electric car is coming of age in 2019

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Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

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The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’ conceptions of what kinds of vehicles might be imported from China. Importing the K50 directly from China isn’t what U.S. company Mullen Technologies exactly plans. Qiantu

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World premiere of Renault City Z

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Renault is supporting the growth of the electric car market in China with the launch of its new City K-ZE

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Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV.

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Top five cars made in England

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Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

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Building electric cars is harder than it looks. According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and slowing production of its E-tron SUV following battery shortages from supplier LG Chem. The factory that builds the e-tron has cut back from eight hours of production a day to. LG Chem lithium batteries

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Google Maps adds real-time EV charge point search function

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Real-time EV charging information is now available on Google Maps on desktop, Android, iOS and on Google Maps for Android Auto

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Cornell team develops new inexpensive stereo-camera method to detect objects for self-driving cars; pseudo-LiDAR

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Cornell researchers have shown that using two inexpensive cameras on either side of a vehicle’s windshield can detect objects with nearly LiDAR’s accuracy and at a fraction of the cost. The LiDAR sensors currently used to detect 3D objects in the paths of autonomous cars are bulky, ugly, expensive, energy-inefficient—and highly accurate. These sensors are affixed to cars’ roofs, where they increase wind drag, a particular disadvantage for electric cars.

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Top five cars for less than £10k total lease cost

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In case you missed it, you could be in with a chance to win £10,000 in cash by finding your next new car through Leasing.com.

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The Jaguar I-Pace isn't selling well in the U.S.

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The Jaguar I-Pace made headlines at the New York International Auto Show by winning the World Car of the Year Award, as well as the organization's awards for Design of the Year and Green Car of the Year. However, the I-Pace isn't winning where it counts: at the dealership. The Jaguar all-electric crossover SUV has sold just 608 units in the U.S. Car Sales

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New insurance from LV= offers peace of mind for electric car owners

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New insurance from LV= for owners of electric cars includes several benefits

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Volkswagen LCA highlights carbon benefits of EV vs diesel on Golf: 119 vs 140 g CO2/km; ID. family to reduce footprint

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For the same vehicle models with different powertrains, the carbon footprint of the battery-powered E variants is already better than those of the corresponding vehicles with internal combustion engines, according to a certified life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Volkswagen Golf, which compares the CO 2 emissions of the different vehicle versions with either an electric or an internal combustion engine.

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Top five things we learned this week

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And so, we slovenly return to the office after the Easter break

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Tesla Model S and X get big range boost, and Standard Range versions return

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Tesla announced a 10-percent improvement to the top driving range for both its Model S fastback and Model X crossover Tuesday—resulting in what it claims will be EPA-official ranges of up to 370 miles and 325 miles for the two models, respectively. The 370-mile rating will be the highest EPA-rated range for any U.S.-market market electric vehicle. Efficiency

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Nissan LEAF UK’s fastest selling car

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The all-electric 2014 Nissan LEAF has become the second ever battery powered vehicle to top the list as the UK’s fastest selling used car

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Number of vehicles in the United States: Did we reach the peak in 2006?

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by Michael Sivak. In a recent article , I examined changes in distance driven in the United States during the period from 1984 through 2017. Distance driven per person reached a maximum in 2004. While this rate has been on a rebound since 2013, the 2017 rate is still down from 2004 by 5.2%. The present study analyzes corresponding changes in the number of vehicles during the same period.

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Refreshed Mercedes V-Class is the perfect vehicle for a summer getaway

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Considering a campervan for the summer? Fancy something that’s even more upmarket than the go-to Volkswagen California

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