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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses. The new electric buses will give the CTA one of the largest electric bus fleets in the country.

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Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales

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Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors urging them to help spur zero-emissions vehicle demand. In the letters, the automakers urge the state governors to boost investments in electric-car charging infrastructure. California Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle

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Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations.

2018 130

Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Ford introduced two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi.

2018 111

ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E.

2018 109

ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol.

2018 104

BASF invests in LanzaTech

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BASF Venture Capital GmbH is to invest in LanzaTech. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

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New modified iron trifluoride intercalation-conversion cathode could triple energy density

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BMW selects TTTech Auto as partner for developing highly automated driving functions

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BMW has selected TTTech Auto, a high-tech company specializing in leading safety software and hardware platforms for automated driving, as its development partner for level 3 and 4 automated driving functions.

2018 92

MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with ABB to develop and commercialize new electro-thermal stationary energy-storage system

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MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG has signed a cooperation agreement with ABB Switzerland for the development, production and commercialization of a three-way energy-storage system.

2018 92

Toronto Transit Commission greenlights first battery-electric bus fleet; 10 Proterra E2s to start

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The Toronto Transit Commission , the third largest transit agency in North America and the most heavily used system in all of Canada, purchased ten Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040.

2018 91

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

2018 91

Magna introduces 48V transfer case

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Automotive supplier Magna is introducing a line-up of 48V products to help automakers meet increasingly stringent global CO 2 and fuel-economy regulations. Among these is the new etelligentDrive eDS 48V High Performance System—one the first mild-hybrid transfer cases available to automakers.

2018 90

Fisker’s Orbit electric autonomous shuttle to feature Protean Pd18 in-wheel technology

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Fisker Inc.’s s Orbit autonomous electric shuttle, will feature Protean Electric’s in-wheel eDrive technology, specifically, the Pd18 system with peak torque of 1,250 N·m and peak power of 80 kW (60 kW continuous).

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BMW Group sells more than 1M vehicles in first 5 months of 2018; 4.7% electrified; electrified sales up 41%

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The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles worldwide (1,003,573 / +1.6%) in the first five months of 2018—the Group’s best Jan-May performance to date.

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IIHS HLDI study finds Subaru crash avoidance system cuts pedestrian crashes

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A recent analysis by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found that Subaru’s EyeSight system ( earlier post ) cut the rate of likely pedestrian-related insurance claims by a statistically significant 35%.

2018 90

DOE awards $1M+ to pH Matter for continued development of COR-Cat high activity catalyst for fuel cells

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2018 90

Toyota to invest $1B in Grab and strengthen collaboration to accelerate development of new mobility technologies

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Toyota Motor Corporation has concluded an agreement with Grab Holdings Inc. Grab) to strengthen their existing partnership and expand the collaboration between Toyota and Grab in Southeast Asia to drive further advances in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) across the region.

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California ARB releases draft summary of proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation for comment

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The California ARB has released the draft summary of its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) for review and comments. Staff will be discussing this concept at a public workshop being held today.

2018 85

NREL study focuses on growing use and impacts of ride-hailing services at airports

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Both air travel and the use of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are on the rise in cities around the world.

2018 85

PNNL technology, LanzaTech delivering on alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene

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ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5—the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons—to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). Earlier post.)

2018 85

Ballard, Audi sign 3.5-year extension to long-term program for fuel cell cars; extension supports Audi through vehicle launch

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Ballard Power Systems signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with Audi AG ( earlier post ), extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The aggregate value of the contract extension is expected to be C$80-to-130 million (US$62-100 million).

2018 85

IHS Markit: shippers, refiners scrambling to respond to IMO signals on low-sulfur fuel enforcement

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2018 85

Porsche names Mission E the Porsche Taycan; doubling investment in electromobility by 2022 to €6B; €500M for Taycan & derivatives

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Series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. The vehicle, previously operating under the working title "Mission E”, has now been given its official name: Taycan.

2018 85

Electrify America, Sacramento announce Green City investments: ZEV car-sharing, ZEV bus and shuttle routes, EV charging systems

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Electrify America and the City of Sacramento announced new projects that will increase access to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) in the Sacramento region, expand ZEV technology use, and prepare the City for future electric vehicle adoption.

2018 84

ORNL launches 200-Petaflops Summit supercomputer; first exascale calculation

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

2018 78

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

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In an article last fall, I reached out the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new vehicle, my wife’s car, had to handle a 16 mile daily commute, occasional 300 mile trips to Vermont (a place of few DC fast chargers), and be less than $40,000. Readers. Buying plug-in cars

2018 77

How many vehicles can the earth sustain?

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by Michael Sivak. ?One One of the hallmarks of the good life in developed countries is the freedom to move about as we choose in personal vehicles. However, as populous developing countries are gaining in economic power, people in those countries are asking for the same mobility that people in developed countries enjoy. Consequently, demand for personal vehicles has recently skyrocketed and this trend is likely to continue in the near future. ?We

2018 76

DOE seeking feedback on regulatory barriers to hydrogen infrastructure

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure and has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001948 ) to foster this united effort with industry. Previous feedback collected during reviews identified the need for updated codes and standards as one of the top six barriers to hydrogen infrastructure.

2018 75

2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

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The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric model available in limited areas. We say: green, greener, or greenest—no bad pick. The most. Plug-In Hybrids Preview

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Renault investing > €1B for development and production of EVs in France

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Groupe Renault is accelerating the deployment of its Drive The Future strategic plan with an investment of more than €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) for the development and production of electric vehicles in France.

2018 73

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

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A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end of next year, the company said Monday. Byton said that its big investors—Chinese state-owned automaker FAW Group, Chinese lithium-ion battery developer CATL, and Chinese. China Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Byton

2018 72

World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

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Undeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their knowledge with community, or just a sense of unflagging camaraderie, 160 such teams ranging from solo shade-tree mechanics to major corporations to visiting tourists in rented. Switzerland

Rüsselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). The next generation of four-cylinder engines will be optimized for operation in combination with electric motors and will be used in the drive train of hybrid systems. Market-introduction will begin in 2022.

2018 69

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

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Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing tech, researchers simulated industrially relevant molecules in EV batteries that could help shape the next generation of compounds for use in green cars. Researchers said. battery pack

2018 69

Volkswagen Group fined $1.2B by German authorities for diesel scandal

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The fallout from a global emissions cheating scandal keeps falling. This week, German authorities fined Volkswagen AG nearly $1.2 billion for selling more than 10 million cars with emissions-cheating software. The sum pales in comparison to the billions Volkswagen has paid in the U.S., which has totaled more than $24 billion so far, but is one of. VW Group

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When Tesla's tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy? Twitter poll results

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Last week, we reported that the federal tax credits for electric-car buyers are about to expire. Once any automaker sells 200,000 electric cars, the credits available to its buyers begin to wind down. Since Tesla has been selling electric cars longer than any other automaker (at least since the credits were passed), and has sold more electric cars. Polls