Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. To pay them to shut up.

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year. Earlier post.)

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Is This The Next Toyota Prius Hybrid Captured On Video?

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The current-generation Toyota Prius hybrid is due for replacement soon, but Toyota has been tight-lipped when it comes to details about that new model.

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Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors. Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445). Project aims include quick design and build (less than a year).

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Volkswagen unveils Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept: 0-100 km/h in 4.3s and 118 mpg

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Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen used the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria as the venue to unveil the Golf GTE Sport concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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Ford exploring cylinder deactivation for 1.0L EcoBoost; testing shows up to 6% fuel efficiency improvement

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Ford, in collaboration with the Schaeffler Group, is investigating different cylinder deactivation approaches on its award-winning 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

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Behind Audi’s new “rightsized” efficient EA888 Gen.3B family

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Audi’s new “rightsized” 2.0L engine maintains the displacement of the 2.0L and delivers the power of the 1.8L TFSI with the fuel consumption of the 1.4L Click to enlarge. Audi’s new higher-efficiency series-production 2.0

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Audi power-dense 2.5L TFSI engine with electric biturbo delivers 591 hp from 2,480 cc; 48V subsystem for the turbo

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At the Wörthersee festival, Audi is showcasing the Audi TT clubsport turbo technology concept equipped with a new 2.5 TFSI gasoline engine with an electric biturbo ( earlier post ) that delivers 441 kW (591 hp) and 650 N·m (479.4 lb-ft), with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6

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Canada targets cutting GHGs 30% below 2005 levels by 2030; new regulations for oil and gas, power, petrochemicals

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Canada Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that Canada plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

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Faradion demonstrates proof-of-concept sodium-ion electric bike

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E-bike powered by Faradion prototype Na-ion battery pack. For the proof-of-concept, the cells were manufactured to be larger than necessary to avoid unnecessary costs and lengthy manufacturing processes at this early stage. Click to enlarge.

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California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a discussion document. for upcoming workshops on the development of the Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation.

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Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B begins extensive flight test program; tracking to 14% more fuel efficiency

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Boeing and CFM International successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, Calif. The LEAP-1B is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE.

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Honda begins sales of SHUTTLE compact wagon and hybrid in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., has begun sales of the all-new Honda SHUTTLE. compact wagon and hybrid at dealerships across Japan. The gasoline-powered version of SHUTTLE is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC engine and CVT, while the hybrid version is equipped with the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD.

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Intelligent Energy showcasing 100kW hydrogen fuel cell architecture at JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition

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Intelligent Energy will showcase its evaporatively-cooled 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture ( earlier post ) at the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition in Japan, 20-22 May. The company’s unique stack technology offers leading power densities of 3.5 kW/l (volumetric) and 3.0

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Volvo Trucks introduces automatic all-wheel drive for improved driveability and fuel economy

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Volvo Trucks is introducing automatic all wheel drive—a feature it calls Automatic Traction Control—on construction trucks. ATC activates the drive on the front axle automatically when in motion, if the truck risks getting stuck—i.e.,

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Back to the Arctic: BOEM conditionally approves Shell’s revised Chukchi Sea exploration plan

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The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc.’s s revised multi-year Exploration Plan (EP) for the Chukchi Sea.

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Proper carbon accounting for biofuels

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In a post—“ When do biofuels really balance carbon? —on his blog Cars and Climate , Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute emphasizes again the importance of a rigorous examination of the common “biofuels recycle carbon” argument. Earlier post.).

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ARPA-E awarding $60M to 23 projects; dry cooling and fusion power

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $60 million in funding to 23 new projects aimed at creating highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power.

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Used Toyota Hybrid Batteries Repurposed At Yellowstone National Park

Green Car Reports

Even after they're no longer suitable for their original purpose, the battery packs from hybrids and electric cars can still be useful. Battery energy-storage capacity diminishes over time, to the point where packs are no longer suitable for use in cars. But after their automotive service lives are finished, battery packs often still have enough. Batteries Recycling

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Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

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Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Lobbying efforts have ensured that there are some states where it's illegal for the company to sell you a Tesla Model S electric car. Yet while Tesla has its detractors, often found among lobbyists for auto dealers, it also. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers plug-in cars sales state laws

Is The Elusive 'Ideal' Electric-Car Battery Hiding In Plain Sight?

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Andy Thomson is at the white-knuckled, breath-sucking end of his electric car’s range. His battery is almost flatlining. It’s minus 26 Celsius outside on the lonely road to North Bay, Ontario. Yet he somehow makes it into town with less than 8 miles left before he runs out of electrons. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research plug-in cars Lithium-air

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

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Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Now, they're being joined by the first retail hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as well. Yet while it took considerable effort to get both of these technologies into the hands of consumers, there's still a lot to be. Batteries hydrogen research plug-in cars

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Tesla Energy: What We Learned About Powerwall Demand On Q1 Results Call

Green Car Reports

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker's operations and outlooks. But last week's call was a first: The bulk of the questions by financial analysts weren't about the company's electric cars. Rather than questions about Model S sales, Model X launch, and. Batteries Elon Musk battery pack Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla Powerwall

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early Drivers Discuss Experiences Traveling On Hydrogen

Green Car Reports

There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. than any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small SUVs since last June, when the first one was delivered. That slightly exceeds the number of Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell sedans leased from 2008 through April. DON'T MISS: First. Green Canada Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell alternative fuel vehicles hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

Green Car Reports

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have ensured a modicum of success. But what more would it take to move electric cars from the small niche they currently occupy to the dominant form of vehicle? Advocacy group Plug-In. Green Plug-in America government incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

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Colorado's Electric-Car Credit: Applies To Used Cars Too

Green Car Reports

The checkerboard pattern of constantly changing electric-car incentives and fees among the 50 American states often baffles outsiders. And as states go, Colorado has a mixed record. But its electric-car incentive turns out to have a quirk not shared by any other state, as far as we can determine. DON'T MISS: Want $42K Off A New Tesla Roadster? incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

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Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for its first US plant

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Volvo Cars has selected South Carolina as the location of its new $500-million factory in the US. The new facility will have initial annual production of around 100,000 cars and be located in Berkeley County, close to Charleston. The new plant will make latest generation Volvo models for sale in the United States and for export. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

Green Car Reports

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources. Many states don't make vehicle-registration data available to the public, but the ones that do offer an opportunity for more-detailed analysis of electric-car sales in a. New York Tesla Motors plug-in cars state laws

Charging An Electric Car: Why It Takes More Energy Than Your Battery Holds

Green Car Reports

Pumping more gasoline into your car than the tank can supposedly hold would be quite disconcerting. Yet with electric cars, the idea of supplying more energy than your battery’s capacity is an entirely normal scenario—one that you should. Last year, one of the leading car-charging companies, Car Charging Group, the owner of the Blink. charging plug-in cars

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Porsche Electric Sport Sedan To Target Tesla In 2018, Fuel-Cell Version To Follow?

Green Car Reports

Porsche has already built three plug-in hybrids, but the German carmaker hasn't yet shown much enthusiasm for pure electric cars. Various rumors of different all-electric Porsche models have been shot down by executives in public comments. Yet this may turn out to be a case of Porsche protesting too much. RELATED: New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door. hydrogen Future Cars plug-in cars

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Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

Green Car Reports

Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one of its smallest will enter into a "mutually beneficial long-term partnership," according to a press release issued by Mazda. No timeline was given for the start or the. hydrogen Partnership

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For May 2015

Green Car Reports

Green cars can save their owners money by using less fuel, or--in the case of all-electric cars--none at all. But as with any other car, the lack of fixed prices means there are better times to buy than others. Certain models may be eligible for greater discounts at a specific time--potentially helping to save even more cash. DON'T MISS: Green-Car. car buying incentives plug-in cars Prices deals

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What Should Georgia Electric-Car Buyers Do By June 30?

Green Car Reports

Georgia's income-tax credit for the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle will become history in about six weeks. That poses a problem for the state's electric-car shoppers: Buy before June 30 to take advantage of the expiring credit, or wait for improved battery-electric cars expected to arrive within two years. First, the facts: The. Politics incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars state laws

Samsung SDI begins operations of new battery pack business; former Magna Steyr operation

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Samsung SDI has officially commenced operations of Samsung SDI Battery Systems(SDIBS) in Graz, Austria. In February 2015, Samsung SDI entered into an agreement to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier.

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FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan's revision to its franchise law. Let's just say that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission doesn't think much of. Politics sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state laws

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Driven, VW Golf GTE Sport Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda & Toyota Pact: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have the Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport performance plug-in hybrid concept that will debut at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria, an agreement between Mazda and Toyota to share technology, and first impressions of the 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost and its 1.0-liter engine. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Volkswagen Golf GTE. Today in Car News

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Tesla To Launch Automated Passing Function, Timing Still Uncertain

Green Car Reports

When Tesla unveiled the all-wheel drive Model S "D" variants last fall, it also promised a suite of automated features under the "Autopilot" name. The company has been equipping production cars with the hardware needed for these features, but one of the most advanced ones has yet to roll out. It's an autonomous passing function, which allows a. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars

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