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Cadillac CT6 mixed-material body structure saves 90 kg over predominantly steel construction

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Cadillac will use an advanced mixed-material approach for the lightweight body structure of the upcoming CT6 range-topping full-size sedan, which will debut 31 March at the New York International Auto Show.

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BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

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Today''s BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it''s certainly not BMW''s first-ever electric vehicle. Over the past four decades, BMW has built numerous concepts and prototypes to experiment with electric propulsion.

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BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid SUV available in US in fall 2015, expect 55 MPGe

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On Tuesday, BMW announced availability of the long-awaited BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle. Combining BMW's award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, BMW's xDRIVE all-wheel-drive

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Ford’s Go!Drive car sharing on-demand experiment in London entering beta phase

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Ford’s Go!Drive Drive on-demand car sharing experiment apps allows users to register, select a vehicle and pay through a mobile app. Click to enlarge. Ford’s Go!Drive

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Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. Texas is famous the world over for two things on a massive scale: oil and droughts. Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground.

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 e PHEV can reduce full lifecycle CO2 emissions up to 41% compared to gasoline-engined C 250

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Compared to the gasoline-engined C 250, the Mercedes-Benz C 350 e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) can reduce full life-cycle (manufacture, use over 200,000 km and recycling) CO 2 emissions by some 26% (9.6 tonnes) when charging with the European electricity mix and by up to 41% (15.1

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

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If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It''s both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines. How does it measure up to that lofty standard?

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2017 Nissan Leaf, Chinese Tesla Rival, Chevy Volt Capability: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why did Tesla really open its only battery-swapping station for electric cars? And what''s the next Nissan Leaf going to be like? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 13, 2015.

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Researchers synthesize new 2D carbon-sulfur MAX-phase-derived material for Li-S battery electrode

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Drexel researchers, along with colleagues at Aix-Marseille University in France, have synthesized two-dimensional carbon/sulfur (C/S) nanolaminate materials.

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Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies. Through more efficient Federal operations, agency direct greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by at least 40% over the next decade, the order suggests. The order has operational directives for building and fleet management, electricity generation, water use, waste management and purchasing.

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Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

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Would you be more likely to use car-sharing if you could bring your bike along? For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet will get bike racks. Portland was one of the first U.S.

New bimetallic copper-titanium hydrogen evolution catalyst outperforms platinum by more than 2x

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Modeling study showing possible bimetallic sites on a Ti-modified Cu surface. The two Cu-Cu-Ti hollow sites exhibit HBE values close to that of Pt. The Cu-Ti-Ti hollow site binds hydrogen too strongly. Lu et al. Click to enlarge.

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Ford hits 5-million mark with EcoBoost engines

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Late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle with a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Ford had celebrated the production of its 500,000 th EcoBoost-equipped vehicle les than three years ago. A Ford Focus equipped with 1.0-liter turbocharged engine represents the 5-millionth Ford EcoBoost engine produced. EcoBoost was launched in 2009 on Ford Taurus SHO with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. That year, 14,439 EcoBoost engines were manufactured.

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BMW brand’s first production PHEV: the BMW X5 xDrive40e

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The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle: the BMW X5 xDrive40e.

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Northwestern-led team finds slightly imperfect graphene can serve as a highly selective proton separation membrane

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Delphi Automotive launching coast-to-coast automated drive

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Researchers link PM2.5 pollution to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

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Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) pollution to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes. pollutants are particulates with diameters less than 2.5 millionths of a meter. They are mostly by-products of combustion engines and burning wood. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.

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Cummins Emission Solutions introduces next-gen aftertreatment system EcoFit Single Module

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EcoFit Single Module. Click to enlarge. Cummins Emission Solutions, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., will introduce the first of its next generation of ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems, the EcoFit Single Module, at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on 26 March.

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Optimized storage principle and new material increase lithium storage density in cathode material

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A new intercalation compound Li 2 VO 2 F with disordered rock-salt structure enables up to ?1.8 Li + storage (420 mAh g ?1 1 ) at ≈2.5 V with a lattice volume change of only ≈3%. A high capacity of 300 mAh g ?1 1 at 1C rate is observed. Chen et al. Click to enlarge.

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PANI-coated sulfur-carbon nanotube composite shows long cycle life for high-capacity Li-S batteries

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Researchers from Hanyang University in Korea and the University of Maryland have developed a sulfur-carbon nanotube (S/SWNT) composite coated with polyaniline (PANI) polymer as polysulfide block to achieve high sulfur utilization, high Coulombic efficiency, and long cycle life in Li-Sulfur batteries.

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Mitsubishi Heavy says ground test validates wireless power transmission for space solar power systems; 10 kW sent 500m by microwave

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) successfully conducted ground demonstration testing of “wireless power transmission,” a new technology presently under development to serve as the core technology of space solar power systems (SSPS). Earlier post.)

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H2 Logic delivers H2 fast fueling station for Hamburg; first to achieve German CEP SAE J2601 approval

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Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH inaugurated a new hydrogen fueling station based on H2Station technology from H2 Logic in Hamburg.

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Group Buy Of Fiat 500e Electric Cars Ignites 'Feeding Frenzy,' 100-Plus Bought

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Suppose you could get a new electric car for $83 a month--and its running costs per mile were only a fraction of what a gasoline car would in fuel. That''d be almost a free car, right? Indeed, the allure of such a deal added to the viral nature of the Internet led to sales of roughly 100 Fiat 500e electric cars in California over the last week. rebates California incentives subcompact Leasing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lease price compliance car

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Simon Fraser study finds PEV success not tied to awareness of public chargers; implications for policy makers

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A new Canada-wide study conducted by Simon Fraser University researchers found that awareness of public chargers is not a strong predictor of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) interest; other variables are more important, such as the availability of level 1 (110/120-volt) charging at home. The results have important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the EV market, suggests Jonn Axsen, Assistant Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management.

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Electric Highway Now Covers Much Of WA, OR: Will CA Follow?

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If you’ve been thinking of making a electric-car road trip, the Pacific Northwest is a good place for it. And a quick study of the ‘Electric Highway Map,’ released by the West Coast Electric Highway earlier this year [and at the bottom of this page, as well as here], makes it easy to understand why. ALSO SEE: Elon Musk: Tesla. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Electric Highway Fast Charging charging plug-in cars

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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

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We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show next month, and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. before the end of the year. DON''T MISS: BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric. Auto Show Green Plug-In Hybrids SUVs Sport-Utility Vehicles plug-in cars

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Kids React To Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode Launch: Video Shows How Fast It Is

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If you haven''t heard of the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D--and you''re reading about green cars--you may not have been paying attention. Tesla Motors claims the P85D is the fastest four-door sedan on the market, at least from 0 to 60 miles per hour. To date, no other automaker has stepped up to argue about it. We''ve seen the. Green P85D Videos plug-in cars

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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus huge media attention on the one carmaker that. Green Japan Marketing Olympics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model S 'Ends Range Anxiety' With Smart Navigation, Trip Planner

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Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us Model S owners with a tweet promising to “end range anxiety.” ” In a press conference this morning, Musk revealed the goods: an over-the-air firmware update that, while not increasing the range of the car, will at least set the driver’s mind at ease about how far he can really go. Elon Musk Navigation Tesla Motors plug-in cars range anxiety Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Wins One In Jersey: Gov Christie Signs Bill To OK Four Stores

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A new bill signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will once again allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. Tesla operated its direct-sale retail stores in New Jersey until almost exactly a year ago, when the Christie administration quietly enacted a rule change that essentially mandated that all new cars be sold through. Green New Jersey Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars sales state laws

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Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance. ALSO SEE: Kids React To. Supercars Auto Show Green Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Regera Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America. Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago. Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars

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51% of BMW Group’s electricity worldwide from renewable sources; targeting 100%

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At its Annual Account Press Conference 2015, the BMW Group announced that, for the first time in the history of the Group, 51% of its electricity worldwide is being supplied from renewable sources. This is a significant milestone for the company, its aim being to gradually increase the share of renewable energy to 100% over the coming years. Examples of the use of renewable power include: In Leipzig, Germany, the BMW Group is using wind power.

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Toshiba to participate in 4-year power-to-gas hydrogen fuel project in Scotland

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Toshiba Corporation will participate in the Levenmouth Community Energy Project in Fife, Scotland, a major 4-year project to investigate the potential of hydrogen as a future fuel. The project is funded by the Local Energy Challenge Fund, created in November 2014 by the Scottish Government. This marks Toshiba’s first hydrogen research project outside Japan. The project will run from 2015 to 2020 in a redevelopment area of the Methil Docks in Methil, Fife, Scotland’s third largest council area.

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BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

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Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some areas hadn''t seemed to entice customers, but caps on new-vehicle registrations may have started to do the trick late last year. China overtook the U.S. in monthly electric-car. Manufacturing China BYD plug-in cars Buses

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Tesla Model S Double-Pedal Behavior Still Inconsistent: A Safety Plea To Elon Musk

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Last summer, I wrote an article patting Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the back for being so responsive to Model S electric-car owners. Of whom I am one. But in 2015? Not so much. I ended that article with a plea to Musk for a safety upgrade on the Model S: a firmware change to cut off power to the wheels if the driver inadvertently presses the. Green Brakes Elon Musk Tesla Motors acceleration pedal plug-in cars

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Tesla Model S Safety Plea, 2016 BMW X5 40e Plug-In Hybrid, BYD e6 For Uber: Today's Car News

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Today, we have an owner''s concern over a potential safety issue with the Tesla Model S electric car, details on the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV, and plans for UberX drivers to use the Chinese BYD e6 electric car in Chicago. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got 2017 Nissan Leaf rumors, a look at Tesla''s battery-swapping. Today in Car News

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