Sat.Aug 02, 2014 - Fri.Aug 08, 2014

32.5M hours of supercomputer time to aid GM, Ford engine projects with Oak Ridge Lab

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Simulation of injector. Graphic from GM, Edwards AMR 2014 presentation. Click to enlarge.

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What's Inside Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack And Drivetrain? Video Teardown Shows All

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There''s a childish pleasure in seeing something disassembled to its component parts, whether it''s a jigsaw puzzle, Lego set or an entire car.

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New Euro 6 clean diesels ‘up to six times more polluting’ than tests suggest

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Emissions from diesel cars are unlikely to be significantly reduced by the introduction of new Euro 6 standard, according to new research.

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Rusatom Overseas and CNNC New Energy to partner on floating nuclear power plants

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Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, and CNNC New Energy (China) signed a Memorandum of Intent to cooperate in the development of floating nuclear power plants.

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Mercedes-Benz showcasing new 7.7L Euro VI natural gas engine for medium-duty commercial vehicles at IAA; replaces two earlier models

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Relative (percent) CO 2 emissions benefit of the new natural gas variant as compared to the 220 kW diesel engine. Benz et al. Click to enlarge.

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SCAQMD funding Siemens test of eHighway overhead catenary system for electric trucks in California

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Siemens and Scania have been conducting joint research into the electrification of road freight traffic with a focus on optimizing the integration of the drive system and pantograph into the vehicle and on providing the necessary traffic control systems. Copyright: Scania. Click to enlarge.

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BNL team uses hard x-ray microscopy to provide insight into why fast charging inhibits LiFePO4 performance

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CD-adapco completes CAEBAT project for Li-ion battery simulation tools; combined flow, thermal and electrochemical

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CD-adapco announced the successful completion of a project to develop advanced Li-ion battery stimulation tools to enable faster design and development of advanced electric drive vehicle power systems.

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2016 Chevy Volt Coming: A Look Back At GM's Range-Extended Electric Car (News Video)

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The Chevy Volt has been on sale for three and a half years now, and it''s never quite lived up to the big expectations that GM and the world had for it. But this week, the company confirmed that a new 2016 Volt will debut in January, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Tailings storage facility breach at Mount Polley copper and gold mine

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The tailings storage facility at Imperial Metals Corporation’s Mount Polley mine was breached , early Monday morning, releasing an undetermined amount of water and tailings in the early morning of 4 August. The cause of the breach is unknown at this time.

2014 104

Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in July up slightly from June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in July was 25.6 mpg (9.19 l/100 km)—up 0.1 mpg from the value in June and just 0.1

2014 104

Stanford team reports 3D electrode structure addressing major limiting characteristics of sulfur cathodes for Li-S batteries

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Rate performance of the composite cathode at different C rates ranging from 0.05C to 1C. Credit: ACS, Liang et al. Click to enlarge. A team at Stanford University led by Prof.

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DARPA-funded IBM researchers develop TrueNorth: advanced, power-efficient, brain-inspired computer chip

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Volkswagen Group ERL working on more intuitive communications between driver, car and environment

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SAIC-GM-Wuling receives more than 10,000 orders for new 7-seater Baojun 730 within 52 hours of launch

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SAIC-GM-Wuling received more than 10,000 orders for the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle within 52 hours of its launch. The joint venture announced its newest model simultaneously on its official website, Weibo and WeChat at 7:30 a.m. on 30 July.

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. introduced several e-mobility sustainability initiatives to commence with the US launch of the battery-electric e-Golf ( earlier post ). These begin with an investment in carbon reduction projects via a partnership with 3Degrees to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and from the estimated emissions produced from keeping the vehicle charged through the initial 36,000 miles of its life.

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Boeing partners with South African Airways to convert Solaris energy tobacco into jet fuel

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Solaris energy tobacco is optimized for seed production for energy applications, not leaf production. Click to enlarge. Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from Solaris, a new hybrid tobacco plant optimized for seed production for energy applications.

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CDTi launches DuraFit line of replacement diesel particulate filters

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Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. officially launched DuraFit, its new line of all makes original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs), leveraging its proprietary catalyst technology within a new market segment.

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Continental Motors introduces new diesel V-6 aviation engine

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The new CD-300 engine made its debut in Oshkosh. Click to enlarge. Continental Motors introduced the CD-300, its new V-6 diesel engine, at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this week. The CD-300 was flown for the first time in July at Continental’s German development center in Altenburg onboard an Cirrus airframe. The company said that the flying test-bed exhibited rates of climb and cruise performance that exceeded engineer’s expectations.

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NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage systems for future space missions: silicon-anode Li-ion and Li-S

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NASA has selected four proposals for advanced Li-ion and Li-sulfur energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agencys future space missions.

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Cathay Pacific Airways makes strategic equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy; MSW to biojet; 375M gallon supply agreement

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Cathay Pacific Airways has made a strategic equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy —a pioneer in the development and commercialization of converting municipal solid waste (MSW) into sustainable aviation fuel ( earlier post )—as part of the airlines biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. Cathay Pacific, which also has an option for further investment, is the first airline investor in the sustainable biofuel developer.

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UQM Technologies powers first all-electric mini bus in Hungary

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UQM Technologies Inc. continues to broaden its global customer base, with a UQM PowerPhase electric motor and controller systems being used to power an all-electric mini bus built by Inter Tan-ker Ltd. in Hungary. This is the first all-electric mini bus to be approved for use by the Hungarian National Transport Authority. The Inter Tan-ker mini bus, equipped with the PowerPhase HD Select 150 drive system, has a reported range of nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles).

Marketing For 2016 Chevy Volt To Be Rethought, Use Owners As Evangelists

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It''s no secret among owners of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car that the innovative car''s advertising and marketing has been muddled at best. Now, with a new 2016 Volt to be unveiled next January, Chevrolet''s recently-arrived global chief marketing officer promises that a thorough overhaul is coming. DON''T MISS: Three Years Later, Most

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Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

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Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China with no name. The issue had appeared to be resolved when a Chinese court ruled in favor of Tesla, but then last month, the company was slapped with a lawsuit. Now, Tesla says it

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

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Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go further, arguing that electric cars are already competitive with those using an internal-combustion engine, or ICE, in the consumer marketplace. But for battery-electric cars to

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2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut At Detroit Show, First Teaser Photo Released

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General Motors confirmed this morning that the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be released at next January''s Detroit Auto Show. And the company released the first teaser image of the car, showing a more rounded rear to the liftgate of what will likely continue as a compact five-door hatchback. The Chevrolet press

2014 87

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?

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It was a car company''s worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After nine months and 11,000 miles, the car developed an ominous grinding noise under acceleration and deceleration. Under warranty, Tesla replaced the drive unit, which is

2014 87

The Challenge For Electric-Car Sales Is Car Dealers, Again

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Car dealers maximize their profits by selling the highest number of cars at the highest possible prices in the least possible time. Plug-in electric cars are unfamiliar to most buyers, and require more explanation--sometimes a great deal more--along with specific types of support during and after the sale. That makes them less appealing for

2014 87

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

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I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery electric car that used no gas at all. At first glance, this would seem counter-intuitive. The Volt has a range-extending gasoline engine to charge the battery after the first 40

2014 87

2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

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The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car''s gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model''s 44 mpg all-round. Now that the Honda Insight is waving goodbye

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Biofuels Power to build small-scale gas-to-liquids plant in Houston

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Houston-based Biofuels Power Corporation ( BFLS ) has signed a letter of intent with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Africa) (Pty) Ltd and Liberty GTL, Inc. to build a small-scale gas-to-liquid demonstration facility in Houston. The parties have established a non-binding target date to complete installation and commissioning of the GTL Pilot Plant on or before 31 December 2014.

Toyota, Honda, Hyundai Fuel-Cell Cars: How Many Will Be Sold?

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With almost 250,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads--and double that number globally--electric vehicles are starting to establish a small foothold in the market. More than 10,000 a month were sold this past May, June, and July. But with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles now offered by Hyundai, and coming next year from Toyota and Honda, how many

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2015 VW e-Golf, 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Get Carbon Offset Program, Offer Of Home-Solar Systems

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When it comes to carbon emissions, there''s more to consider than what comes out of a car''s tailpipe (if it has one). For buyers looking to cancel out the emissions involved in producing, delivering, and charging plug-in cars, carbon offset programs could be the answer. Now the Volkswagen Group has announced a carbon-offset program for its upcoming

2014 85

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

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Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn''t easy, but it''s certainly worthwhile. It''s rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE ''Littlebox Challenge''--a competition to design a smaller, high power density inverter. The prize? One million dollars. The idea behind the competition is mainly to reduce the size of inverters, according

2014 85

Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One.Really

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You''ve probably heard it at some point: A friend claims his older vehicle is far greener than the new car with much higher fuel economy you just bought That''s because, he says, the old car didn''t require all the energy and natural resources your car consumed as it was built. But is that older car really greener? The short answer: No. The longer

2014 85

Uptick in sales of DPF retrofits for trucks and buses in California

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Sales of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according to the results of a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA). The total number of verified DPFs sold by MECA member companies for in-use, on-road, heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in California in the first half of 2014 was 5,780 (includes both passive and active DPFs).

2014 85

Clean Energy completes and opens 27 natural gas stations year-to-date

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has completed and opened 27 natural gas fueling stations during the first half of the year, nine of which are truck-friendly America’s Natural Gas Highway stations. In addition, upgraded equipment and additional compression capacity have been added to 10 existing stations to keep pace with growing natural gas fuel demand.

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