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Schaeffler shows micro-mobility bio-hybrid concept; 4-wheel pedelec with roof

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Automotive supplier Schaeffler introduced a new micro-mobility concept during the “auto motor und sport” conference. This study shows how the company envisages a solution for urban individual forms of mobility. The Schaeffler concept combines the advantages of stability and weather protection with the energy consumption and space utilization of a pedelec. A pedelec is a vehicle that supports the rider with electric power only while he or she is pedaling.

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As Model 3 approaches, Audi exec says: 'Tesla did everything right'

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German automakers, especially the luxury brands, are not necessarily known for humility, modesty, and deference. So for an executive at such a company to acknowledge that a U.S. upstart that didn't exist 15 years ago "did everything right" is remarkable. That's exactly what one Audi executive said of electric-car maker Tesla Motors at a recent. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging

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Tesla reveals Model 3, takes in 115k reservations on first day

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On Thursday evening, Tesla Motors unveiled the long-awaited Tesla Model 3 at its design studio in Hawthorne California. What was shown this evening is more than was promised over the last couple years. More range, 215 miles

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King County Metro completes accelerated durability and reliability testing of Proterra electric bus

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King County Metro Transit (KCM) in Washington state has completed an accelerated durability and reliability test of the Proterra Catalyst 40' FC (fast charge) battery-electric bus. Simulating one year of continuous operation with a constant 97 passenger equivalent load, this was the most rigorous test of its nature yet performed in the industry.

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City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet. This agreement reflects the commitment of our Administration to develop the electric vehicle sector. We move from words to actions by example; electrification of part of the municipal vehicle fleet is one of the pillars of the electrification of transport strategy of the City of Montreal.

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Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle driven for 16 hours/day for 107 days in road test in Germany

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Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell car, the Mirai, successfully completed a 100,000 kilometer (62,000-mile) European road test. The test started on 21 September 2015 and finished on 10 February 2016. Every day for 107 days, the Mirai was on the road for 16 hours. The car was refueled nearly 400 times with just over 1,000 kg of hydrogen, its tires changed twice, and its front brake pads replaced. No mechanical breakdowns were reported.

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Lawrence Livermore and IBM collaborate on new supercomputer based on TrueNorth neurosynaptic chip; accelerating path to exascale computing

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will receive a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning developed by IBM Research. Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth ( earlier post ), the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses and consume the energy equivalent of a hearing aid battery—a mere 2.5 watts of power.

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Tesla unveils Model 3; delivery by end of 2017; already 115,000 reservations placed

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Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the long-anticipated Model 3 as the culminating step—a mass-market, affordable electric vehicle—in Tesla’s “Master Plan” to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. Musk said that the Model 3 will start at $35,000; achieve 5-Star ratings in every safety category; accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds; and have at least a 215-mile (346 km) EPA range rating.

2016 174

ORNL achieves 90% efficiency with 20 kW wireless charging for vehicles; looking ahead to 50 kW

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A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

2016 174

New renewable hydrocarbon fuel pathway uses platform molecule acetoin produced by biomass fermentation

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Researchers at Nanjing Tech University in China have developed a new pathway for the production of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from lignocellulose. The new Nanjing Tech process uses acetoin—a novel C 4 platform molecule derived from new ABE (acetoin–butanol–ethanol)-type fermentation via metabolic engineering—as a bio-based building block for the production of the liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

2016 174

Ioxus introduces ultracap-based uSTART drop-in battery replacement for Class 3-6 trucks

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Ioxus, Inc. is offering the ultracapacitor-based uSTART engine starting system for Class 3-6 trucks as a drop-in replacement product that needs no special wiring.

2016 174

EPA report: diesel engine grant program has delivered major air, public health benefits

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Clean diesel grants aimed at cleaning up old diesel engines have greatly improved public health by cutting harmful pollution that causes premature deaths, asthma attacks, and missed school and workdays, according to a new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since its start in 2008, the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program has significantly improved air quality for communities across the country by retrofitting and replacing older diesel engines.

2016 174

Tesla Model 3 reservations up to 232,000 units 24 hours after reveal

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Almost 24 hours after the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3, Chairman and CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the reservations ($1,000 a pop, refundable) were up to 232,000. Eleven hours before that tweet, when reservations were at a paltry 180,000 units, Musk tweeted that the selling price with the average option mix was around $42,000. Model 3 reservations secure the approximate priority within the buyer’s region for taking delivery of the desired Model 3.

2016 163

Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Earlier post.). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted to Ricardo a royalty-bearing technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise and engineering support.

2016 163

Borgward picks SAP, LG and Bosch as strategic partners in electric mobility; PHEVs and EVs

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Borgward Group AG, the reincarnation of the German automaker that ceased operations in 1961, has formed a long-term strategic partnership with the SAP, LG Electronics and Robert Bosch GmbH to support its plan to launch sales in Europe with plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. The agreements govern the development and delivery of various parts and components, particularly those related to electric mobility.

2016 163

Forecast puts global lead acid battery market at $76.44B by 2022

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In a new report, Grand View Research, Inc. forecasts that the global lead acid battery market will reach US$76.44 billion by 2022. Growth of the automotive industry in Indonesia, Mexico, India, Vietnam and Thailand is expected to propel the industry. Growing preference for pollution free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period.

Study estimates cost of US preterm births attributable to PM2.5 in 2010 at $4.33B

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A study by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 3.32% of pre-term births (PTBs, birth at 2.5 air pollution. Attributable PTBs cost were estimated at $4.33 billion. The sum includes $760 million spent on prolonged hospital stays and long-term use of medications, as well as $3.57 billion in lost economic productivity due to physical and mental disabilities associated with preterm birth. Among the report’s other key findings was that the estimated PM 2.5

2016 163

US Lifted The Crude Oil Export Ban, And Exports Went Down

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by Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com. Just over three months after the authorities lifted the four-decade ban on crude oil exports, the US has actually exported less this year than it did over the same period the year before, when the ban was still in place. According to Clipper Data market intelligence cited by the Financial Times , we’ve seen a 5 percent decline in U.S. crude oil export volumes since the beginning of this year.

2016 163

Purdue study shows potential for growth in biofuels from corn stover

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Making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore, lead to a major shift in crop rotation practices favoring more continuous corn plantings, according to a study by researchers at Purdue University. The agricultural economists examined how the development of corn stover for cellulosic ethanol would affect corn and soybean markets and the traditional corn-soybean crop rotation in the United States.

2016 163

New chemical route to breaking down used tires at room temperature

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Researchers at Durham University in the UK have developed a new approach to breaking down the base rubber in materials such as used tires by the catalytic disassembly of polymer chains—eliminating the need for energy intensive mechanical processes. A paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. The production of cross-linked rubber goods such as vehicle tyres, latex gloves etc.,

2016 163

EIA: global plug-in light vehicle sales increased by about 80% in 2015 to 565,668 units; China top market with 38%

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Global plug-in light duty vehicle (PEV) sales increased by about 80% in 2015 to 565,668 units, according to figures compiled by Argonne National Laboratory and posted by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). PEV sales in the US declined by 3% to 115,262 units (20% global share); however, sales in China more than doubled to 214,283 units, surpassing all other countries in the number of PEVs sold. Global plug-in light vehicle sales, 2011-2015.

2016 163

SAE International publishes two standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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SAE International has published two new technical standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications: to standardize the data message sets used in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and to establish the parameters for a vehicle communication system to receive and transmit the message sets.

2016 150

KLM launches new series of biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an Embraer 190. The remaining flights will be operated over the forthcoming period of five to six weeks. Embraer will be conducting measurements during these flights to gauge the efficiency of biofuel in comparison with kerosene. The flights will depart from Oslo Airport (Avinor), the first airport to supply biofuel directly from its hydrant system since January this year.

2016 150

BASF 2016 science competition seeks synthetic lubricant solutions for future high-efficiency vehicles

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BASF has kicked off its second annual North American Science Competition. This year’s competition focuses on chemistries that can be used to develop a synthetic fluid to meet the needs of future high-performance, high-efficiency engines and transmissions. With more advanced machinery, lubricating and functional fluids represent a steadily growing industry projected to reach $11 billion by 2020.

2016 150

ENGIE investing €100M in CNG/LNG stations in Europe to 2020

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ENGIE, a global operator in electricity, natural gas and energy services markets, will invest nearly €100 million from now to 2020 to build Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations for filling up the European fleets of trucks with natural gas and biogas.

2016 150

ITM Power sells 1MW electrolyzer system to ZEAG Energie

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ITM Power announced the sale of a 1MW electrolyzer system with some additional equipment to ZEAG Energie AG. ITM Power currently has £11.40 million (US$16.4 million) of projects under contract and a further £7.28 million (US$10.5 million) of contracts in the final stages of negotiation constituting a total pipeline of £18.68 million (US$26.9 million). The system will comprise an electrolyzer, compressor and apparatus to fill tube trailers.

2016 150

Navigant Research projects annual capacity of second-life EV batteries for stationary energy storage to reach 11 GWh by 2035

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Annual global capacity of plug-in vehicle (PEV) Li-ion batteries available for second-life stationary ESS applications will reach 11 GWh by 2035, according to a new forecast by Navigant Research. The potential reuse of these batteries is of keen interest to both stationary ESS developers looking to reduce costs and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) interested in new revenue models that capitalize on the residual asset value.

2016 150

PNNL study identifies one of the mechanisms behind Li-sulfur battery capacity fade; the importance of electrolyte anion selection

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) investigating the stability of the anode/electrolyte interface in Li-Sulfur batteries have found that Li-S batteries using LiTFSI-based electrolytes are more stable than those using LiFSI-based electrolytes.

2016 150

FTA to award up to $55M in 2016 Low or No Emission Program for transit vehicles

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2016 funds ( FTA-2016-003-TPM ) for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities under the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the US transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. Funds.

2016 150

Saft to supply marine Li-ion battery system to Rolls Royce Marine for hybrid multi-application vessel

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Saft won a major contract from Rolls Royce Marine to supply the specialized marine lithium-ion (Seanergy) battery system for an innovative hybrid multi-application vessel under construction in Denmark for Kystverket, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). It is Saft’s second major contract signed since the end of last year in the marine segment.

2016 150

PennDOT selects Trillium CNG team for $84.5M CNG fueling station project

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected a team led by Trillium CNG team, for the department’s $84.5-million Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transit fueling station Public-Private Partnership (P3) project. Trillium will design, build, finance, operate and maintain CNG fueling stations at 29 public transit agency sites through a 20-year P3 agreement.

2016 150

New Federal-Mogul Powertrain piston skirt coatings increase durability for the life of pistons

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has introduced two innovative piston skirt coatings: EcoTough-New Generation (for gasoline engines) and EcoTough-D (for diesel engines). Building on the proven performance of previous EcoTough coatings, the new formulations further reduce engine friction, wear and noise while dealing with the increasingly challenging loads and temperatures that exist in the latest downsized, turbocharged engines.

2016 150

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). The Netherlands will follow later this year. The Mirai launched in Japan in December 2014 and in the US in 2015.

2016 150

INRIX Traffic mobile app now learns driving habits

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INRIX has released a completely redesigned version of INRIX Traffic for iOS and Android. INRIX Traffic is a next-generation navigation and traffic app that learns user preferences to take the guesswork out of driving. The app integrates with a user’s calendar and learns his or her driving habits to create a personalized itinerary that includes automatic alerts, anticipated trips, favorite destinations and preferred routes. INRIX Traffic learns routines and preferences as users go about their day.

2016 150

Successful performance test of natural Albany graphite versus synthetic graphite in a Ballard fuel cell stack; potential cost reduction

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Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. and Ballard Power Systems announced the successful performance testing of high-purity Albany graphite in components of a Ballard fuel cell stack. This Phase 4 testing program was designed to show viability of Zenyatta’s Albany graphite compared to synthetic graphite under realistic fuel cell operating conditions.

2016 150

SQM and Lithium Americas announce joint venture to develop lithium project in Argentina

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. SQM) and Lithium Americas Corp. LAC) are forming a 50/50 joint venture to develop the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. This joint venture went into effect following a capital contribution of US$25 million by SQM in exchange for a 50% ownership stake in Minera Exar, a wholly owned subsidiary of LAC.

2016 150

Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit. Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay.

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