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JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

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Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

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The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the Autopilot functions complete, calling the initial release a "public beta" test.

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DUH charges Zafira diesel emits up to 17x more NOx than permitted under certain conditions; Opel rebuts with its own testing

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German environmental NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) ( earlier post ) has charged that an Opel Zafira 1.6 CDTi diesel (Euro 6b) emits up to 17 times more NO x under certain driving situations than permitted by the Euro 6 limit value.

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Cybersecurity survey finds automakers and suppliers ill-prepared for in-vehicle software security

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Results of a recent survey by Ponemon Institute , a leading independent security research organization, suggest that automotive software developers are ill-equipped and often overwhelmed when it comes to building security into their processes and tools. Source: Rogue Wave Software. Click to enlarge.

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Dyson buying Li-ion solid-state battery company Sakti3 for $90M

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USA Today has confirmed an earlier unconfirmed report by Quartz that UK-based Dyson will acquire solid-state Li-ion battery startup Sakti3 ( earlier post ) for $90 million. Dyson invested $15 million in Sakti3 earlier this year.

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Nissan partners with Scoot Networks mobility service with 10 Nissan New Mobility Concept EVs

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Nissan has provided 10 all-electric Nissan New Mobility Concept vehicles to the Scoot Networks mobility service in San Francisco.

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Self-Driving Tesla, New Prius Details, Big Electric VW Coming: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which new electric car is generating comparisons to the hated HUMMER? And, what eagerly awaited new green car has had dribs and drabs of information trickling out for weeks now?

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Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. Two men enter, one man leaves, two men enter, one man leaves, two men enter. — Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. November 27, oil consuming countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Saudi decision to let market forces determine prices.

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ICCT updates US airline fuel efficiency rankings; Alaska stays on top, American on bottom

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released its annual update on the fuel efficiency of US airlines. Earlier post.)

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Toyota Mirai, Electric DeLorean Highlight Back To The Future Movie Anniversary

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You may have noticed that Back to the Future references have come into vogue lately. That's because this week marks the 30th anniversary of the time-travel film franchise.

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Sandia CRF team provides experimental confirmation of oxidation scheme of lower emissions diesel alternative DME; new intermediates

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Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene catalyst shows promise to replace platinum for hydrogen production

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The Rice lab of chemist James Tour and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Houston have developed a robust, solid-state catalyst that shows promise to replace expensive platinum for hydrogen generation.

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Rice University study of lung cells suggests anthropogenic carbon nanotubes are common pollutants

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Rice University scientists, working with colleagues in France, have detected the presence of anthropogenic carbon nanotubes (CBTs) in cells extracted from the airways of Parisian children under routine treatment for asthma.

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2016 Prius c hybrid gets big safety boost with Safety Sense-C system

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UMTRI researchers suggest autonomous vehicles should pass a licensing test

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Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are suggesting that self-driving vehicles should be required to pass a licensing test.

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Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program receives Best Innovative Practice Award

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The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0

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Univ of Utah studies find up to 27 seconds of mental distraction for drivers after using new hands-free technologies

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Potentially unsafe mental distractions for drivers can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to a pair of new studies for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety by University of Utah researchers.

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Aston Martin unveils electric concept Rapide; possible commercialization in 2 years

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GM and LG expand their relationship on Bolt EV; 12 components, including PEEM

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EPA: jatropha-based biofuels could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biodiesel under RFS

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Based on its analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuel made from jatropha oil, the US EPA anticipates that biofuels produced from jatropha oil could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program if typical fuel production process technologies or process technologies with the same or lower GHG emissions are used.

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Opinion: Enablers of disruption in transportation

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by Mike Millikin, editor, Green Car Congress. This post is part of the ‘Think Further’ series sponsored by Fred Alger Management. For more “Think Further” content, please visit www.thinkfurtheralger.com.”.

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Nostrum Energy introducing new high-flow K-DI direct injectors, in-cylinder water injector and dilute combustion system

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Nostrum Energy is launching a new line of high-flow direct injectors with a proprietary “kinetic” particle break-up mechanism, K-DI (Kinetic Direct Injector), for the high performance market this fall.

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Berkeley Lab findings should bolster future application of black phosphorous nanoribbons in electronic, optoelectronic and thermoelectric devices

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A team led by a group of researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has experimentally confirmed strong in-plane anisotropy—i.e.,

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Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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From 2017, Mercedes-Benz will offer in Europe the S- and E-Class as the first production passenger cars equipped with CO 2 air conditioning systems. These completely newly developed systems are based on the DIN specifications defined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).

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Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

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Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of global sales. But Ghosn was widely pillored for his projections just a few years later, when Nissan Leaf sales proved slower than expected after its December 2010 launch. As the. sales New car sales Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

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Electric Car Drivers Love 'Em, But Don't Buy 'Em: Why Leasing Rules

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Electric-car drivers love their vehicles, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're interested in long-term commitments. It turns out that the majority of drivers currently lease their plug-in cars, rather than buy. Excluding Tesla (which does not release detailed sales information), leasing represents about 75 percent of the electric-car market. Green Leasing car buying plug-in cars

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Public Prosecutor: More than 2 but well below 10 suspects in VW exhaust test rigging

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Countering a report published in Der Spiegel positing that some 30 managers were involved in the software defeat device on the EA 189 diesel engines, the public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig (Staatsanwaltschaft Braunschweig), which is handling the investigation, told German media than “more than two but well below 10” employees are currently suspects in the investigation. Ziehe also said state police are assembling about 20 investigators to work with the prosecutor’s office.

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Will Next Chinese Five-Year Plan Boost Electric Cars Dramatically?

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Over the past few years, the Chinese government has aggressively promoted electric cars with incentives and preferential policies. Those policies may finally be paying off, as multiple analyses have shown a major increases in sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China this year. But China is still reportedly falling behind previously-set. China plug-in cars transportation policy New Energy Vehicle

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By 2050, Toyota Says It Won't Sell Many Combustion-Engine Cars

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While stricter global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to augment their lineups with zero-emission vehicles, it will likely be some time before internal combustion is displaced entirely--if ever. But that is apparently just the goal that Toyota is working towards. The Japanese carmaker reportedly says it will all but eliminate. Green Carbon Footprint Future Cars Manufacturing emissions hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

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The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW "i" range to three models, including the i3 small hatchback, the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and the new and so far unnamed model, But there's still no firm timeline for the. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i BMW i3 REx

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Nissan and Ecotricity call for official EV charging point road signage in UK

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Nissan and Ecotricity, which operates Europe’s biggest and most comprehensive rapid charging network, the Electric Highway, called on the UK government to introduce official road signage for the UK’s growing number of standard and rapid EV charging points.

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All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

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Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback. Yesterday, however, British specialty carmaker Aston Martin unveiled a large, sleek, four-door sedan powered entirely by batteries that clearly targets the Tesla Model S. An all-electric version of the Aston. Future Cars plug-in cars Andy Palmer

Honda Tests Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging In Remote Marshall Islands

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Honda is testing new electric-car charging stations in a somewhat unusual and very remote location. It's far from the carmaker's home market of Japan, or its major markets, like the United States and Europe. In fact, it's far from pretty much everywhere on earth. DON'T MISS: Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Development: GM, LG Chem Reveal Deep Partnership

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When General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV concept last January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 200-mile electric car was a shock to the industry. But equally startling was the launch schedule that emerged over the following months: The Bolt EV is to go into production before the end of 2016. Now GM has revealed how it. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt EV Future Cars GM Mark Reuss lg-chem plug-in cars

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Younger Car Buyers In U.K. Want Electric Cars Far More Than Older

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Electric cars represent a relatively small number of new-car sales today, but could a change in buyer demographics change that? Cars with plugs still seem fairly alien to generations that were raised knowing nothing but internal combustion. But the newest generation of drivers may have a different attitude, a new study finds. DON'T MISS. Europe sales UK research Study plug-in cars

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'Numerous' Advantages To Laws Mandating Car Dealers, Tesla 'Inconvenient': NADA Chairman

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Count on the car-dealer lobbyists of America to keep fighting the good fight on behalf of the state franchise laws that protect their members' businesses by making it illegal for you to buy a car directly from a carmaker. And, for that matter, to throw in comments about the supposed consumer disadvantages of electric-car maker Tesla Motors and its. Green NADA Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships state laws

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Old Saab 9-3 To Become Turkish National Car; Electric Version May Be Included

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By all rights, Saab should have faded into history long ago--but like a zombie, the Swedish brand continues to shamble along. Back in 2012, a consortium known as National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS) had bought the remains of the bankrupt Swedish carmaker, with the intention of building electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market. But over. bankruptcy Turkey Sweden plug-in cars Saab sale

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