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Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

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Opel will introduce the Ampera-e at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September. Ampera-e is the European cousin to the Chevy Bolt ( earlier post ), as the Ampera was to the Chevy Volt. In the run-up to the world premiere, Opel is touting the performance of the battery-electric vehicle.

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Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

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A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless charging systems for various electric vehicles, but Evatran has now developed one specifically for Tesla's electric sedan.

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New Tesla Model S claims title of quickest production car in the world

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History books have been rewritten once again as Tesla can lay claim to the new Model S P100D being not only the quickest production car in the world, Tesla Model S Electric vehicles

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Solid-state LiDAR company Quanergy raises $90M in Series B; valuation passes $1B

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Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions ( earlier post ), raised $90 million in Series B funding at a valuation well over $1 billion.

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Honda begins taking orders for NSX hybrid supercar in Japan; starting at US$236,000

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Honda Motor Co., began accepting applications in Japan for custom orders of the all-new NSX hybrid supercar ( earlier post ), which underwent a full redesign for the first time in 26 years since the introduction of the original NSX. Customer delivery will begin on 27 February 2017.

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Opinion: Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and not enough real future. You may, in short, be a lithium skeptic, one of many.

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Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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Silicon-iron composite material for high capacity Li-ion anodes

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and Georgia Tech have jointly developed unique Si-iron (Fe) based nanomaterials connected by Ge nanostructures for use as a high-capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries.

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NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007

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Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9% higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 2015, and 18% higher than two years ago at the six month mark. An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on US roads since January, and 2.2

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BNEF forecasts cumulative 26 GWh of second-life EV battery storage by 2025

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In a new report for clients, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts that there will be 29 GWh of used EV batteries coming out of cars in 2025. This far exceeds the size of the current stationary storage market.

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Researchers generate methane from CO2 in one light-driven step using engineered bacteria

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Using an engineered strain of the phototropic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris as a biocatalyst, a team from the University of Washington, Utah State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have reduced carbon dioxide to methane in one enzymatic step.

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OPEC’s Output Freeze: What Has Changed Since Doha?

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by Rakesh Upadhyay for Oilprice.com. It’s possible that OPEC is crying wolf with hints of an output freeze next month in Algiers; but it’s also possible that they are ramping up production to take the sting out of a freeze. This is a delicate balancing act that the Saudis need to play very carefully.

China team develops pathway for producing renewable aviation-range hydrocarbons and aromatics from oleic acid without added H2

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries.

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Stanley Engineered Fastening bringing next-gen self-pierce rivets to NA market; lightweight materials assembly

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Stanley Engineered Fastening (SEF), which offers a broad portfolio of fastening solutions, such as stud-welding systems (SWS) and plastic fasteners, is bringing its next-generation self-pierce rivets (SPRs) to the North American market for the first time.

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Enerkem plant becomes first ISCC-certified plant to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol

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Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.

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MIT team calculates lead emissions from avgas fuel in US contribute to ~$1B in annual damages due to IQ losses

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Researchers at MIT have produced the first assessment of the annual costs of IQ losses from aircraft lead emissions in the US.

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Mobileye and Delphi to partner on SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution for 2019

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Mobileye and Delphi Automotive PLC are partnering to develop a complete SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution.

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NVIDIA dives into Parker mobile processor for next generation of autonomous vehicles

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Speaking at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, NVIDIA revealed the architecture and underlying technology of its new Parker processor, which is suited for automotive applications such as self-driving cars and digital cockpits.

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X-energy and Southern Nuclear collaborate on advanced reactor development

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DOE: MY2016 PHEV median full range longer than gasoline vehicle median range

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled figures showing that although most electric vehicles (EV) have shorter ranges than gasoline vehicles, there are EVs with ranges equal to or greater than some gasoline-powered models.

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PNNL-Lanzatech team hits milestone on waste-gas-to-ethanol-to-jet project

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Daimler-BYD JV introduces new DENZA 400 EV for China; up to 400 km on full charge

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Daimler has extended its portfolio of new energy vehicles (NEV) with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from joint venture Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., BDNT).

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TU Graz team uses monocrystalline Si as Li-ion anode; integrated micro batteries for on-board sensors

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Electrochemists at TU Graz have used single crystalline acceptor-doped Si—as ubiquitously used in the semiconductor industry—as anode material for rechargeable Li-ion batteries.

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Kenworth receives $8.6M in grants for low-emission T680 Day Cab drayage truck projects in California; hybrids, CNG hybrid and fuel cell

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Kenworth has been awarded three government grants totaling $8.6 million that will support low emissions projects involving Kenworth T680 Day Cabs targeted for use as drayage tractors in Southern California ports. The first two projects are funded at $1.9

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Canine companions: Top five cars for dog lovers

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For animal lovers, choosing a car is not always a simple case of finding one with enough space for the kids – there’s also got to be room for the dog. Top 5 Editors Picks

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Albemarle signs definitive agreement to acquire lithium salts production assets in Asia

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Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and Technology Co. The transaction includes manufacturing assets located in both Jiangxi and Sichuan, China focused on the production of battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide.

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Study suggests focusing on cold starts in gasoline cars as target for emissions reduction

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A new study suggests that focusing on a gasoline-fueled vehicle’s cold start is the best target for future design changes to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 252 nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia.

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Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra.and Tesla says it will

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Electric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they share the streets with lumbering buses—usually powered by big diesel engines, sometimes in hybrid drivetrains. Slowly but surely, though, electric buses have gained. Mercedes-Benz mass transit BYD plug-in cars Buses Public transport

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Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

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Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet notice, and carries on. Yesterday's announcement that Tesla's two current models will be offered in new, longer-range 100D versions, met with more mixed responses. DON'T MISS. Performance Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Tesla wireless charging, Toyota hybrid sales, 2017 Honda Fit: Today's Car News

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Today, an aftermarket company plans to market a wireless-charging system for the Tesla Model S, Toyota is on track to sell almost 1.5 million hybrids globally this year, and we have pricing information for the 2017 Honda Fit. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Want to charge your Tesla wirelessly? Soon you'll be able to, but only if you own a. Today in Car News

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1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules: study

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Several nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of California has a zero-emission vehicle mandate that puts such a requirement on carmakers. Yet even without mandates, automakers may soon be forced to sell large numbers of. emissions Study plug-in cars transportation policy

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How do you view Tesla's "beta" Autopilot system? Our poll results

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So-called self-driving or autonomous cars still aren't on the market as of today, but you might not know that from a lot of the press coverage. One of the most prominent systems is what electric-car maker Tesla Motors calls Autopilot. In reality, it's a collection of electronic active-safety systems with an enhanced adaptive cruise-control system. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot Polls

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Top 10 popular performance cars revealed: Ford Mustang leads the way

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It seems Ford is taking the performance market by storm with its iconic Mustang, as new registration statistics reveal demand for the sports coupe in. Ford Mustang Registrations

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Are you a serial car leaser? Cars now changed as frequently as mobile phones

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How often have you switched your car over the past five years? If the answer to that question is ‘lots’ then you’re not alone, as people are currentl. New cars CAP ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

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Protonex fuel cell propulsion systems for civilian unmanned vehicles now EAR99-compliant for export

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Ballard Power Systems announced that the company’s subsidiary, Protonex, received notification from the US Department of Commerce that its family of fuel cell propulsion systems are now designated as EAR99 (Export Administration Regulations 99) compliant, creating a path for commercial export and deployment in a variety of civilian unmanned vehicle applications.

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Zhejiang University team investigates emissions from methanol-gasoline blends

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Globally, the use of methanol as an alternative fuel has attracted interest because of its low production cost, renewable capacity, and good combustion-related properties (higher thermal efficiency, higher engine power, and lower regulated emissions). In China in particular, there are abundant coal resources, and the technology of using coal to obtain methanol has been perfected with low cost; methanol fuel from coal has become one of the most popular alternative fuels for vehicles.

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