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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

DIY Electric Car

The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. The charge2drive buyers guide tries to help newcomers to the market understand all the different options. Why go electric? Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -.

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Daimler and BMW jointly to develop and implement common wireless charging technology

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Daimler and BMW have agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology for wireless recharging high-voltage batteries of electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Nissan Leaf Video Highlights Use Of Recycled Materials

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As you drive your shiny new Nissan Leaf out of the dealership in silence and zero-emissions cleanliness, it''s easy to forget all the resources and energy that have gone into building it.

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Hyundai FCEV manages 700km from single fill-up

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Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell has set a new record for distance covered by a hydrogen-powered car on a single tank, covering 700 kilometres (435 miles) and spanning three countries in an economy drive conducted by Norwegian eco-pioneers Marius Bornstein and Arnt G. Hartvig. As the world’s first mass-p[.].

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Researchers develop efficient technique to develop new materials with desired coefficient of friction

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have developed a highly efficient method for developing friction materials with a desired frictional property.

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Map of public biogas filling stations in Finland

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Finland now has 21 CBG100 public biogas filling stations—i.e. they sell 100% compressed biogas (CBG). All are automatic stations that are always open (but for two of them a cash option is only available during office hours). These are to be joined by 20 more planned stations by 2016.

Volvo XC90 SUV PHEV to offer up to 400 hp and low GHG emissions of around 60 g/km

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Powertrain of the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine PHEV. A two-liter, four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E gasoline engine powers the front wheels and an 80 hp (60 kW) electric motor drives the rear wheels. The battery pack is located in the center of the vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Navigant forecasts MHD vehicle market to nearly double by 2035 with declining share of conventional engines; gases win out over electricity

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The number of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) in use worldwide will nearly double between 2014 and 2035, according to a new forecast report by Navigant Research. Navigant projects that annual MHDV sales will grow throughout the forecast period at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%.

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Navigant forecasts 40% of new vehicles in 2030 will have some form of autonomous driving capability; 75% by 2035

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In a new research report (“ Autonomous Vehicles ”), Navigant Research forecasts that by 2030, about 40% of new vehicles sold will have some form of autonomous driving capability installed. The company expects this to increase to 75% by 2035.

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UC Riverside team wins EPA design contest with lawnmower exhaust aftertreatment device

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A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have won an EPA student design contest for developing an exhaust aftertreatment device that cuts CO, NO x and PM emissions from lawnmowers.

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Researchers demonstrate use of 3D printing to produce and operate light-weight, low-cost electrolyzers

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A team at the University of Glasgow has demonstrated the production and operation of a PEM electrolyzer constructed from silver-coated 3D-printed components fabricated from polypropylene.

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PNNL silicon sponge delivers high capacity with long cycle life as Li-ion anode material

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The porous, sponge-like nanomaterial made of silicon. Source: PNNL. Click to enlarge.

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High capacity, long-life porous nano-silicon Li-ion anode material from beach sand

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have synthesized a porous nano-silicon material from beach sand (SiO 2 ) via a highly scalable heat scavenger-assisted magnesiothermic—i.e., using a combination of heat and magnesium—reduction.

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Opel reveals 5th generation Corsa; new 1.0L, 3-cylinder turbo

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5th generation Corsa Click to enlarge. Opel revealed the new, fifth-generation of the Corsa, which will make its world premiere in October at the Paris Motor Show.

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Researchers observe hydrogen-oxygen reaction in ceria fuel cell; insights may improve efficiency

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Researchers at Stanford, working with colleagues at SLAC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, have observed the hydrogen-oxygen reaction in a cerium oxide (ceria) fuel cell and taken atomic-scale “snapshots” of this process using a synchrotron.

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Jaguar shares details about new Ingenium family of efficient gasoline and diesel engines

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Ingenium engine. Click to enlarge. Jaguar Land Rover has revealed some details about its new Ingenium family of efficient diesel and gasoline engines.

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Critical review finds actual measurement data on segments of natural gas lifecycle sparse or lacking

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After a critical review of the literature on the air impacts of increased natural gas acquisition, processing, and use, a team of US researchers has determined that that actual measurement data on various individual segments of the natural gas life cycle are sparse or critically lacking.

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Maverick Synfuels and Petrostar Petroleum form JV for small-scale methane-to-methanol plants in Canada

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Maverick Synfuels and Petrostar Petroleum Corporation, a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company, formed Maverick Northstar, Inc.,

2014 99

How Do You Beat A Tesla Model S? The Answer Is Always Miata (Video)

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There is a popular internet meme that suggests Mazda''s Miata is the answer to every automotive question. You want something fun? Something inexpensive to run? Reliable? Easy to wrench on? Want to improve your car control skills? Cheap to buy? The answer is always Miata.

2014 97

Next-Generation Smart Fortwo, Forfour Previewed In Official Video

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Daimler''s Smart brand has spent the last few years releasing concepts that preview the look of its next-generation city car, but the car itself has remained frustratingly under wraps. Now we''ve got our best look yet at the form of the new cars, in an official video from Smart itself.

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EPA selects ANSYS for simulation software to develop advanced test engine

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Streamlines showing intake process for an SI engine in a FORTE simulation. Source: ANSYS. Click to enlarge.

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Danish cellulosic biorefinery project receives €39M (US$53M) in EU funding

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The European Commission has awarded €39 million (US$53 million) in funding from the NER300 program to Maabjerg Energy Concept towards the construction of a large-scale cellulosic biorefinery in western Denmark.

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Sandia study finds more California gas stations could provide H2 than previously thought; NFPA 2 code

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A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be within reach.

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Researchers devise gasoline-fueled SOFC with high power density; potential for vehicles

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Researchers from Washington State University and Kyung Hee University in Korea have fabricated a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with a novel mixed conductivity MoO 2 -based anode that is fueled by direct feeding of premium gasoline without external reforming. In a paper in the Journal of Power Sources , they suggest that the results of their study imply that an SOFC using a MoO 2 -based anode has potential for generating electrical power from gasoline for future hybrid electric vehicles.

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Why California Pushes Hydrogen Compliance Cars Over Electric Ones

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We''re starting to hear a lot about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda--and we''re going to hear a great deal more about them in the years to come. The first 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was leased last month, and Toyota will bring its own hydrogen-powered vehicle into selected California dealerships starting sometime next

BP: 53.3 Years Of Oil Left At Current Production Rate

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"Nobody knows or can know how much oil exists under the earth''s surface or how much it will be possible to produce in the future." That''s how BP starts its website page defining oil reserves, and it''s why we should take statistics like "53.3 years of oil reserves" with a pinch of salt. But currently, that number is BP''s informed estimate of how

2014 87

2016 Audi R8 Sports Car To Offer Diesel, Electric Variants

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A few years ago the concept of a green sports car would have been completely alien, but fast-forward a few years and the market has changed significantly. Tesla, for a time, produced its electric Roadster. Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren have all released hybrid hypercars. And with its next-generation R8 sports car, Audi could offer both diesel and

2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW

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Several reports in general news media recently have touted the new 2014 BMW i3 electric car as a serious challenger to the Tesla Model S. One writer even went so far as to label the i3 a "Tesla killer." Dream on. There''s no way a frumpy-looking little 2+2 city car is going to challenge the mighty Tesla. I can''t imagine anyone seriously

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Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

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Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars. You might already know that; but so far, that''s largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various ownership profiles, comments, and forums. Now all this owner ''love''—and the lack of problems—is starting to be confirmed by established surveys and metrics.

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Covers 435 Miles On Single Tank Of Hydrogen

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If there''s one area that electric vehicles still lag their combustion counterparts, it''s in the distance you can travel between stops to recharge. It''s one area that companies producing fuel-cell vehicles will be keen to capitalize on too, and Hyundai has proven that long-distance ability with its Tucson Fuel Cell, An independent test has shown

China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

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After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It''s the latest effort by the country''s policymakers to address China''s pollution and energy independence issues. Electric car sales have been abysmal in China while those in the U.S, Europe and

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Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy--But Not Gas Prices

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Whether you call them fuel-economy standards or carbon-emission limits, new vehicles sold in North America, Europe, China, and elsewhere are subject to regulations that will require them to get more energy-efficient. Now, another country is discussing new regulations that would require both new and imported used vehicles to meet minimum gas

Gas-Guzzlers Now Pay More To Park In Madrid

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European cities aren''t always that easy to navigate when you''re in a car. They twist and turn through narrow, busy streets constrained by the topography and architecture, designed long before powered vehicles were prevalent. If that''s not enough, one European city--the Spanish capital Madrid--is charging gas-guzzlers extra to park. Curb-side

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car: 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric car hasn''t quite reached dealerships yet--several are telling customers it could be next week--and its EPA ratings for range and efficiency have been something of a mystery too. Now, courtesy of an alert electric-car fan, we know the ratings for the first battery-electric vehicle sold as a Mercedes.

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Sapphire Energy pairs with Sinopec as one of 6 new US-China EcoPartnerships; algae-derived crude oil

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Sapphire Energy and its partner Sinopec were selected as one of six new US-China partners into the flagship EcoPartnerships Program. Sapphire and Sinopec have been working on an algae-derived renewable crude oil project. This collaboration between our two companies exemplifies the mutual goal of producing cleaner energy solutions for the US and China.

2014 84

Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. Click to enlarge. A consortium led by motorsport and technology company Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. The converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve efficiency of 98.7%, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter when compared to silicon-based systems.

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Porsche reports rising demand for plug-in Panamera S-E hybrid

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Porsche reported an almost 8% increase in sales during the first half of 2014 to 87,800 units. In the first six months, the new Panamera Gran Turismo was especially in demand with around 13,500 units were delivered—a rise of 28%. Also, almost one in ten customers opted for the Panamera S-E plug-in hybrid model. Earlier post.). The new Panamera S E-Hybrid’s electric drive produces 95 hp (70 kW), more than double the power of the previous hybrid model’s electric motor (47 hp).

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