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Fairfax County & Dominion Energy launch Virginia’s first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle pilot project

Green Car Congress

Fairfax County and Dominion Energy have launched passenger service on Relay—the first publicly funded autonomous electric shuttle and test of driverless technology in public transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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The Hummer EV isn't the first electric truck in GMC history

Green Car Reports

The recently-unveiled 2022 GMC Hummer EV was touted as the brand's first all-electric vehicle, but that's not entirely accurate.

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J.D. Power: Totally Changing Society Hasn’t Made People Want Electric Vehicles

The Truth About Cars

Despite governments the world over practically forcing electric vehicles down our collective throat via stringent emission standards, the average person living in North America hasn’t changed their mind on them. According to a recent survey by J.D.

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Prices and specs of MY20 Nissan LEAF

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Since its introduction in 2018, sales of the second-generation Nissan LEAF have continued to climb with 2020 already up 56 per cent vs 2019. Now, the latest model year 2020 version has started production ushering in a new 'entry level' 62kWh version and a cheaper top-spec Tekna e

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Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

2020 317

Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News.

2020 153

Is leasing an electric car a good idea?

Go Ultra Low

At Go Ultra Low, we think leasing can be a great way to sample what it’s like to live with an electric car.

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Groundbreaking in Frankfurt for hydrogen refueling station for trains

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Representatives from the State of Hesse, RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), Alstom and Infraserv broke ground for a hydrogen filling station on the site of the Höchst industrial park in Frankfurt that will supply a fleet of 27 passenger fuel cell trains—currently, the world’s largest such.

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Why do owners of Toyota hybrids keep their vehicles so long?

Green Car Reports

Toyota hybrid owners, on average, keep their cars much longer than owners of other vehicles. That's according to a new analysis from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used cars from model years 2012 and 2013 sold in 2020.

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Plug-in Car Grant would be wiped out by 'no deal' Brexit

Discover EV

The SMMT has warned that EVs built in the EU will cost an average of £2800 more if the UK exits the EU without a deal. As well as effectively wiping out the current plug-in car grant, UK-built EVs would cost around £2000 more in the EU, likely reducing the number sold to our closest export market

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First month in European history that EV sales surpass Diesel

EV Info

This year has been a turbulent time for the global car market, espicially in Europe where car registrations dropped by 29% during the first nine months of the year – to 8.54 million units. In Spetember there are signs that Europe is all set for an electric revolution was the market rebounds. According to JATO’s figures for September 2020, this revolution has already started. .

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Researchers develop thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for green ethylene production

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Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a thin-layer artificial biofilm technology for sustainable and long-term ethylene photoproduction. In the process, described in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry , recombinant Synechocystis sp.

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2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

Green Car Reports

If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over?

2020 146

New Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid

Discover EV

Porsche has topped and tailed its Panamera E-Hybrid range with the launch of two new models. At the lower end we get the 4 E-Hybrid and at the top the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

2020 52

The Tuatara Is The World's Fastest Production Car

Cars That Think

The key was the lapidary engine, together with a passel of sensors and diagnostics. transportation transportation/advanced-cars

2020 59

Texas A&M researchers develop framework to identify health impacts of self-driving vehicles

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Texas A&M University researchers have developed a conceptual model to identify systematically the potential health impacts of self-driving vehicles.

2020 283

Fisker goes public, aims for Ocean electric crossover deliveries by late 2022

Green Car Reports

Fisker Inc., which hopes to start delivering electric vehicles in 2022, has started trading Friday morning on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol “FSR.”

2020 146

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition review

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Is Volkswagen’s ID.3 a pioneer of a new mobility era? We get our hands on the first versions to arrive in UK this autumn: The 1st Edition

2020 52

MIT Unveils a Roboat Big Enough to Stand on

Cars That Think

A bunch of these boats could meet up to form ad hoc structures, like a bridge or a platform. transportation transportation/marine

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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Fisker maps out reservations for Ocean electric SUV, sets sights on Europe

Green Car Reports

Fisker on Monday announced a spike in reservations for its Ocean electric SUV, and began sketching out plans for a European launch. The startup opened reservations for the Ocean on November 27, 2019—before actually unveiling the SUV at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show the following January.

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Electrified cars outsell diesel in September

Discover EV

This tumultuous year of car sales and industry news still has a few aces up its sleeve, with electrified cars outselling diesel for the first time across Europe. Buoyed by deliveries of cars like the Volkswagen ID.3 and continuing anti-diesel sentiment, EVs, PHEVs, hybrids and mild hybrids are making up the shortfall

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Nissan Leaf gains new trim level and tech

Green Cars News

The electric Nissan Leaf has been given a minor update, with the highlight being the introduction of a new 62kWh N-Connecta trim

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Study: Americans working from home are using more power and paying higher bills

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A new study finds that from April to July American households spent an extra $6 billion to power their homes after a 10% rise in residential electricity use during the pandemic. To reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, roughly one-third of Americans are working from home.

2020 265

Lordstown Motors becomes publicly traded, before delivering its electric trucks

Green Car Reports

Lordstown Motors hasn't delivered a single vehicle yet, but it is now a publicly-traded company. The electric-truck firm began trading on the NASDAQ Monday, under the ticker symbol "RIDE." Lordstown went public by merging with DiamondPeak Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

2020 142

Workhorse Group submits formal application to FAA for type certification of HorseFly delivery drone

Green Car Congress

Workhorse Group Inc., a company focused on providing drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector, has submitted its formal Type Certification application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the HorseFly Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). A type certificate signifies the airworthiness of a particular category of aircraft according to its manufacturing design. From application to approval, the certification process takes approximately 12 to 24 months.

2020 253

Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, added a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) production line at its Bishop, Texas manufacturing facility to support the significant growth in its high-value GUR engineered materials portfolio.

2020 254

Star Scientific selected as 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist; industrial heat from H2 without combustion

Green Car Congress

Star Scientific has been named an Emerging Technology of the Year category finalist in the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing innovation, leadership and exceptional performance in the energy sector. Star Scientific is developer of the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimizer (HERO). HERO uses a proprietary catalyst to turn hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion.

2020 253

SEAT rolls out its first mobility platform developed by SEAT:CODE

Green Car Congress

SEAT has created its first multimodal mobility platform as a service through its SEAT:CODE software development center. This platform is the first software product developed and marketed by the company in order to operate and manage vehicle fleets 100% digitally.

2020 247

Beep launching autonomous shuttle pilot in 2021 at Yellowstone National Park

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Beep , a Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, will deploy the first autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park with the National Parks Service (NPS) in May 2021. The pilot program will test multi-passenger, electric automated vehicle platforms to provide visitors a safe, innovative and eco-friendly transportation alternative while exploring Yellowstone.

2020 246

US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020.

2020 244

Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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The Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has deployed 8 new Ebusco buses. From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich.

2020 244

Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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Linde GmbH and Shell announced an exclusive collaboration agreement on ethane-oxidative dehydrogenation (E-ODH) technology for ethylene production.

2020 244

Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

Green Car Congress

Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery is now 17.9 kWh rather than 14.1 kWh, which boosts the electric range by up to 30%.

2020 238

Daimler Buses using high fresh air content, fast exchange and filtration to counter COVID

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In its fight against COVID-19 and for the protection of bus occupants, Daimler Buses is relying on a high fresh air content, a fast exchange of air and anti-viral high-performance particle filters in its vehicles.

2020 230

Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Researchers combine plasma-assisted nitrogen oxidation and lean NOx trap technology for ammonia production

Green Car Congress

A team from KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp in Belgium has developed a new process that is suitable for the distributed, small-scale production of “green” ammonia. The process, called PNOCRA (Plasma Nitrogen Oxidation and Catalytic Reduction to Ammonia), combines plasma?assisted

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