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ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025.

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California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

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It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. While the federal electric-car incentive is. rebates California incentives California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars

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50 years on from the Road Safety Act, drink driving shows worrying rise

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It’s fifty years to the day (10 May 1967) since a blood alcohol limit was first introduced for drivers in the UK, yet government figures suggest drink

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GAC Group begins construction of $6.5B industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

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China-based automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), the parent company of GAC Motor, has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles as part of its efforts to boost its electric vehicle business.

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DOE: China alone accounted for 42% of global plug-in vehicle sales in 2016

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About 756,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were sold in the world in 2016, with 95% of those sales in China, Europe, the United States, Japan, and Canada, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). China alone accounted for 42% of sales (316,800 units).

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IAV develops new close-coupled diesel exhaust gas aftertreatment system for improved emissions reduction

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IAV has developed a particularly closed-coupled diesel exhaust gas aftertreatment (EAT) system.

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Study finds fleet switch from PFI to GDI engines will result in net reduction in global warming

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TM4 and Cummins jointly developing range-extended electric plug-in powertrain for Class 7/8 buses

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TM4 and Cummins are jointly developing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared to conventional hybrid buses.

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Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech on heavy-duty electric drive

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Wrightspeed Inc., a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains ( earlier post ), has partnered with AxleTech International, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty specialty drivetrain systems.

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155 businesses and industry groups send letter of support for California LCFS in current and possibly more stringent future forms

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As California policymakers consider options to extend the state’s landmark climate change laws to 2030 and beyond, 155 businesses and industry groups sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in support of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)—in its current form and also in its potentially more stringent future state.

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Brookhaven team identifies active sites on catalysts for converting CO2 to methanol

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Chemists from the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have definitively identified the active sites of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO 2.

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Yara and Kongsberg partner to build world’s first autonomous electric container feeder ship; moving goods from roads to ships

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Global fertilizer company Yara and technology group Kongsberg are parterning to build the first autonomous, electric container feeder ship.

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Brunel team working to develop next-generation light, thin-walled aluminum die-cast parts

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Researchers at Brunel University London are developing a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

Alberta Innovates & NRCan awarding $26.2M to three oil sands clean tech projects; industry kicking in $43.3M

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Alberta Innovates has teamed up with Natural Resources (NRCan) and industry partners to take three clean oil sands technologies to commercial demonstration. This announcement is a result of NRCan’s Oil and Gas Clean Tech Program.

Motiv Power Systems to power 13 electric school buses in California pilot

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MotivPower Systems, in partnership with Type-A school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing electric school buses to the Sacramento, California region.

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Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

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Half-bridge circuits are the centerpiece of many voltage converters. Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has now produced and demonstrated the world’s first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for the important 600 volt class.

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BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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BorgWarner supplies its sprag one-way clutch for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first FCA US LLC mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry’s first PHEV minivan. Earlier post.)

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Energy companies partner with RMI and Grid Singularity to launch global blockchain initiative for energy

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Researchers show simple addition of quartz powder to Li-S electrolyte slows capacity loss

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Materials researchers of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have, in collaboration with the Université Grenoble Alpes (France), developed a simple method that can improve the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries by 25-30%.

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New light-driven photo-electrochemical cell produces hydrogen from contaminated gas, including air

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Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed an all-gas-phase solid and stand-alone photo-electrochemical (PEC) cell that produces hydrogen gas from volatile organic contaminated air and light.

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New molybdenum-coated catalyst produces hydrogen from water-splitting more efficiently; preventing the back reaction

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Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the two gases from recombining back into water.

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Solar panels, EV chargers required in new homes in Fremont, CA

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Half a century ago, the General Motors assembly plant was the largest employer in Fremont, California, and the town was known for its dragstrip. Today, that plant makes Tesla electric cars and Fremont is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley, creating advanced technology for the world. The city has now taken another step into the. California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors regulation solar Charging stations

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars; new Volta GPU architecture

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NVIDIA is collaborating with Toyota to deliver artificial intelligence hardware and software technologies that will enhance the capabilities of autonomous driving systems planned for market introduction within the next few years. Toyota will use the NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI car computer platform ( earlier post ) to power advanced autonomous driving systems planned for market introduction.

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If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

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Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports Gas2. Not only do semi trucks clog roadways, but. Norway Autonomous cars cargo ships Boats

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China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

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Quick trivia question: how many plants are there in the United States currently building electric cars? To be generous, we'll allow both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Any idea? The answer turns out to be four. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show: China plugs into electric cars in a big way Meanwhile, China—which has a long-term goal. China plug-in cars assembly plants

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Lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are safer, study says, ignoring safety rules

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It was one of several common tropes used 10 years ago against proposed regulations to boost average fuel economy. More efficient cars will have to be lighter-weight, and they'll be unsafe because in accidents, they'll crumple up like Kleenex." Logical conclusion: if you require higher fuel economy in cars, more people will die in crashes. DON'T. Fuel Economy weight reduction regulation

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VW to Tesla: 'Anything you can do, we can do better'

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With a new book imminent that gives new details on its diesel-emission cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group continues to struggle for positive corporate PR. Yet the company publicly appears to be confident that it has weathered the worst of that storm. Moreover, while its first high-volume electric cars won't hit the market until 2019 or 2020, the. VW Group Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Argonne, NREL, Gevo to develop predictive octane blending model for isobutanol and gasoline

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Gevo has been selected to collaborate with Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) received funding to develop a predictive octane blending model for isobutanol and gasoline blendstocks for oxygenated blending (BOBs). While it is known that isobutanol increases octane when blended into BOBs, the effect is non-linear, and dependent on a BOB’s properties.

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DOE awards $3.9M to 13 projects using high performance computing in manufacturing; Ford, LanzaTech

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The US Department of Energy is awarding nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program enables innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing (HPC) to advance applied science and technology relevant to manufacturing. Earlier post.).

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NREL licenses Li-ion battery technology to Forge Nano; enhanced safety, durability, and lifetime

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The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize NREL’s patented battery materials and systems capable of operating safely in high-stress environments. A particular feature of the technology is the encapsulation of materials with solid electrolyte coatings that can be designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of any battery application.

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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. Politics Washington, D.C. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change.

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The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling plug in electric vehicle, and its 46th month overall. While overshadowed by other vehicles in its home U.S. market, the Volt's leadership of the Canadian plug-in segment recalls. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Buyers in Trump-voting states reject green cars, which surge in Western states

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If you're a journalist, it's almost impossible to ignore political news these days. So if readers can resolutely avoid national and local coverage of politics, consider yourselves lucky. That said, sometimes a new political angle can make a dry story on car-buyer data more interesting than expected. DON'T MISS: Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is. Politics Fuel Economy plug-in cars Donald Trump

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This family has two Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no gas at all

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to offer a range of more than 200 miles, something previously offered only by pricey Tesla luxury cars. Initially put on sale last December in California, the 238-mile Bolt EV is slowly rolling out across the country and will be on sale in every state by September. How many Chevy. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

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Ah, local car-dealer ads on television. You've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're mostly formulaic, but each one mixes several elements for its own unique blend of attention-grabbing pitch. DON'T MISS: This family has 2 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no. Advertising Videos Chevy Dealership plug-in cars Maryland

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2017

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It's time to take a look at the best deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars for the month of May, and as new-vehicle sales slow, there are plenty of deals to be had. As always, Cars Direct has compiled the best deals for the month, using deals available in Southern California unless stated otherwise. For full details, check their list. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Leasing plug-in cars deals

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