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PSA prototype travels 580km from Paris to Bordeaux in autonomous mode

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On 2 October, one of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s four autonomous vehicles drove itself 580 km (360 miles) on the highway from Paris to Bordeaux entirely in autonomous mode to take part in the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress, which runs until 9 October.

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Norwegian Electric-Car Club's Scenic Driving Video: Surprise Hit

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Thanks to aggressive government incentives and substantial charging infrastructure, Norway has the highest number of electric cars per capita of any country in the world. Now, some of that enthusiasm for electric cars is going viral.

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DOE awards more than $20M to advance fuel cell technologies; new report highlights strong market growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $20 million to 10 projects to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and to enable early adoption of fuel cell applications such as light-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) (DE-FOA-0001224, earlier post ).

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Volvo Cars reveals user interface for self-driving cars: IntelliSafe Auto Pilot

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Volvo Cars has revealed the user interface for drivers to transfer control to a car’s autonomous driving (AD) mode in its forthcoming cars.

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Global MRV introduces first permanently embedded Micro PEMS for continuous onboard emissions analysis

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Global MRV , a provider of portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS), has introduced the first on-board permanently embedded Micro PEMS that reports all regulated vehicle emissions and performance system data all the time.

2015 115

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

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Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013. But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear his name since being purchased by Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang.

2015 113

VW’s Diesel Mess, Production Tesla Model X, 2016 Chevy Volt Ads: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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We have a lot more information about VW's diesel scandal, but no official solution yet for owners; the production Tesla Model X has made its grand entrance; and there are some controversial new ads for the Chevy Volt.

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Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

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On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers support that.

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Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC announce $17M autonomous vehicle research program; 5 projects selected

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Jaguar Land Rover and the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are jointly funding an £11-million (US$17-million) research program to develop fully autonomous cars. The research will take place at ten UK universities and the Transport Research Laboratory.

Dearman and Hubbard Products form technology partnership for zero-emission transport refrigeration

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Oregon State researchers demonstrate potassium-ion (K-ion) battery

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Researchers at Oregon State University have shown that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery (KIB)—a discovery that could offer a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery (LIB).

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Toyota to unveil new fuel cell vehicle concept; focus on distributed generation as well as transportation

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With its fuel cell Mirai already on sale, Toyota Motor is continuing to push the fuel cell envelope with the introduction of a new fuel cell concept at the upcoming Tokyo Moto Show at the end of this month.

2015 108

Freudenberg-NOK wins first regular-production order for dry gas-lubricated frictionless engine seals

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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) has won its first major order for its new generation of dry gas-lubricated automotive seals—a first in the automotive market.

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Mitsubishi Electric to introduce EMIRAI 3 xDAS assisted-driving concept car at Tokyo Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will introduce the EMIRAI 3 xDAS concept car featuring next-generation driving-assistance technology during the 44 th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 later this month.

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Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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Bosch Engineering is leveraging its automotive connectivity technology and working with Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo to develop rail logistics into a connected transport system.

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CPT and Eminox to collaborate on development of retrofit electric supercharging and aftertreatment solutions for heavy-duty vehicles

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Intelligent Energy announces US$1.8B deal for ~27K telecom towers in India; fuel cell power for ~70%; landmark in fuel cell deployment

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UK-based fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy will purchase contracts from GTL Limited to supply energy-management services across more than 27,400 telecom towers in India—about 6.4% of the country’s total.

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Natural gas plug-in hybrid Class 4 logistics truck with EDI drive system

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Hybrid and electric drivertrain provider Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI), in partnership with Greenkraft, CALSTART and the California Energy Commission, has designed and optimized a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric Class-4 logistics truck.

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in September

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in September was 25.2 mpg (9.33 l/100 km), down 0.1

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DLR wrapping up ECLIF in-flight study of emissions from alternative aviation fuels; potential for improved fuel design

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In a three-week series of flight tests lasting until 9 October 2015, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has been investigating how to reduce the impact of air transport on the climate by using alternative fuels.

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ORNL researchers use neutron crystallography to gain better understanding of biomass hydrolysis enzyme xylanase

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Audi testing gaming technology for gesture control for virtual assembly; Myo and Kinect

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Before Audi produces the first prototypes of a new car, engineers in the Pre Series Center check individual assembly steps in a 3D projection in a CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment ( CAVE ).

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Toyota testing new Highway Teammate automated driving vehicle; aiming for commercialization around 2020

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Toyota has been testing a new automated driving platform, a modified Lexus GS called Highway Teammate, with the aim of launching related products by around 2020.

2015 97

Tesla delivered 11,580 vehicles in Q3 of 2015

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Tesla Motors reported delivering 11,580 vehicles in the third quarter of 2015, including the first few units of Model X. Despite one week of planned production shutdown, this delivery level represents a 49% increase over Q3 last year as well as the sixth consecutive quarter of growth. Tesla noted that there may be small changes to this delivery count (usually well under 1%), as Tesla only counts a delivery if it is transferred to the end customer and all paperwork is correct. Brief

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New VW Group CEO: “swift and relentless clarification” of emissions scandal; technical solution to be presented to authorities

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Speaking at a plant meeting in Wolfsburg, Matthias Müller, the new CEO of Volkswagen AG, promised employees “swift and relentless clarification” of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. Müller said that the company will shortly be presenting the technical solutions to the responsible authorities—in particular the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)—for approval.

2015 89

Daimler, Linde and TOTAL open fifth hydrogen filling station in Baden-Württemberg

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Daimler, Linde and TOTAL are continuing their joint plans for the expansion of the German hydrogen infrastructure with the opening of a fifth hydrogen refueling station in Baden-Württemberg. This follows on the openings at the Geiselwind motorway service area—the first H 2 filling station on the autobahn—and at two locations in Berlin. More hydrogen filling stations will follow in the months ahead. Hydrogen fueling technology is largely standardized at this point.

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Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom.

2015 88

European Makers: NOx Limits Must Rise For Real-World Emissions Tests

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Carmakers in Europe, Asia, and North America have met exhaust emission limits for decades, as measured by strict standardized vehicle tests on dynamometers, or "rolling roads." With the Volkswagen diesel scandal now entering its third week, U.S. and European regulators plan to test more cars under real-world conditions to measure their on-road. Europe emissions TDI EU regulation Volkswagen diesel scandal

2015 87

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon doors as one of two future products, the other being the Model 3 affordable sedan Tesla plans to put into production late in 2017. The fact that Musk's tweets have since been. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

2015 87

Full-Retail Hydrogen Stations Now Coming Online In California

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There are only a handful of hydrogen fueling stations currently operating in California, but that number is set to grow in the very near term. That's the assessment of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP), which issued an update on station construction in the Golden State yesterday, in recognition of "National Hydrogen Day." California was. Infrastructure California hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell

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More Than 1,000 People Want 2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Order books for the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car have been open to California residents since July. Between then and now, Toyota says customer requests have exceeded the number of cars allotted to the U.S. for the first year of production. Toyota says it has received nearly 1,900 requests for Mirai build slots so far. DON'T MISS. sales California hydrogen New car sales hydrogen fuel cell

2015 86

Electric-Car Sales (Tesla Too), Euro Emission Demands, Jaguar Diesels: Today's Car News

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Tesla deliveries--and electric-car sales in general--plus diesel demands, Ford video ads, and a new name for an old company. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Saturday we rounded up all of last week's news stories in our Video Week in Reverse roundup. Sunday, we noted that what was formerly Fisker Automotive is changing its name and becoming. Today in Car News

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Six Possible VW TDI Diesel Fixes: From Software To New Car

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"You have power, you have energy, you have emissions: You get to choose two of them." That's the conundrum facing diesel-engine engineers, as summarized by Don Hillebrand, the director of energy systems research at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. And the VW diesel emission cheating scandal shows just how tough those tradeoffs become in. emissions EPA TDI VW selective catalytic reduction (SCR) AdBlue

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Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle. The Urus, a mid-size luxury SUV. Plug-In Hybrids

2015 86

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

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With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit the 100-sales mark last month. Chevy sold 126 first-generation Volts in Canada in September, down slightly from August's 167, but still its fourth consecutive triple-digit. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2015 86

VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

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Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been taken off sale at the company's North American dealerships. We surmise its engineers are working around the clock at their Wolfsburg headquarters to develop modifications to. emissions EPA TDI

2015 85

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in cars

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