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Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

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Toyota projects that global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) will increase significantly after 2020 to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000.

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The Apple car to finally hit the road, only it's a VW Bus

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After years of trials aimed at remaking driving in the mold of the iPhone, Apple is finally building some self-driving electric cars to test on roads in the San Francisco Bay Area—and they're Volkswagen buses. The New York Times reported on Thursday that, after years of looking for a partner among automakers, Apple has teamed up with the. Autonomous cars

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered with new 4-cylinder turbo with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo. Standard on LT and RST trims, the new engine delivers an SAE-certified 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft (472 N·m) of torque—22% more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it replaces.

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CalZEV Coalition supports Innovative Clean Transit measure under consideration at California ARB; 100% zero-emission buses

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Californians for Zero Emission Vehicles (CalZEV), a coalition of public health, environmental and electric vehicle industry organizations, announced its strong support for the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) measure currently before the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller.

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BNEF: E-buses to surge even faster than EVs; supply of cobalt potential risk to the pace of growth

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The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, due to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars surging to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030.

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Chevrolet introduces Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder deactivation on 2019 Silverado; Tula Dynamic Skip Fire

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer updated versions of the proven 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), based on Tula’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology. Earlier post.)

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Civil Maps joins Renovo AWare Ecosystem to provide interoperability for HD mapping and localization

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Volkswagen, Siemens partner in project with long-haul electric HD trucks using overhead power lines on public roads

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The German Federal Ministry for the Environment gave the green light for a subsidized pilot project to conduct research and development on the electrification of long-haul trucks.

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SSB Flex mobility service launches in Stuttgart on 1 June

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Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB), the principal public transport operating company in Stuttgart, will launch the SSB Flex mobility service on 1 June 2018. Earlier post.)

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MIT team develops new lane-change algorithm for autonomous cars

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Siemens, Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production; Siemens invests €10M

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Siemens and Northvolt, a company working to build a European Li-ion gigafactory with 32 GWh of battery capacity ( earlier post ), are partnering for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality lithium-ion batteries.

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Voith Turbo introduces electric drive system for buses

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Voith Turbo as introduced a complete electric drive system for buses. The drive system was originally conceptualized as a prototype for a Solaris Urbino Bus, but it can be integrated into vehicles from other manufacturers without restrictions.

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Foton Motor and motorcycle leader Piaggio Group partner on development of light commercial vehicles; EVs to come

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Foton Motor and Piaggio Group signed the agreement for a joint development project for new light-duty commercial vehicle products in Italy. Since 2016, Foton Motor and Piaggio Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Framework Agreement in succession.

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Efficient Drivetrains receives 30-unit PHEV bus order for City of Kunming, China

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has received a production order for PHEV bus drivetrain systems from the city of Kunming, China. The 30-unit order brings EDI’s total China fleet size to 168 vehicles, all of which are deployed on leading OEMs across urban and rural routes in China.

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Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

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The Ohio State University has taken first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. NYSE:GM). This is OSU’s fourth consecutive win. The team earned 895 out of 1000 overall points.

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Lightning Systems expands all-electric model lineup for Ford Transit with 150-mile-range version

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, announced the LightningElectric Ford Transit product line ( earlier post ) will expand to include a 150-mile range version, adding to the 50-mile and 100-mile versions.

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Hotstick USA exclusively licenses ORNL direct-current detector for emergency responder safety

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North Carolina-based Hotstick USA has exclusively licensed a direct-current detector technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help emergency responders safely detect high voltages.

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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A new study by a team from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that car dealerships pose a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale due to a perceived lack of business case viability in relation to gasoline and diesel vehicles. Their study is published in the journal Nature.

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Nissan begins deliveries of new extended-range electric e-NV200 van to global markets

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Nissan’s upgraded e-NV200 is now being shipped to customers. Built for global markets in Nissan Barcelona plant, the upgraded model features a new 40 kWh battery, combining the features of the award-winning Nissan NV200 van with the best-selling Nissan LEAF.

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Punch Powertrain and XPT to form joint venture for production of EV powertrains in China

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Punch Powertrain and XPT have signed a joint venture agreement that will establish a new manufacturing plant in Nanjing and will yearly supply hundreds of thousands of electric powertrains for pure EV applications to customers of both partners.

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Drax, C-Capture to pilot Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture storage project

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UK-based renewable power generator Drax will pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative.

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DOE awarding up to $3.5M to 3 projects for nuclear-compatible high-temperature electrolysis for H2 production

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding up to $3.5 million to three hydrogen production research and development (R&D) projects that are compatible with nuclear energy sources. DOE is focused on developing technologies that can produce hydrogen at a target of less than $4/kg (delivered and dispensed).

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Hyundai Mobis to develop full range of autonomous driving sensors by 2020; new efforts in radar

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Supplier Hyundai Mobis plans to develop a full range of sensors to support autonomous by 2020 with the goal of leading the global market. The company made the announcement at its new proving ground, which opened last June in Seosan, South Korea, as a test bed for new technologies. The company will increase its R&D investment cost from the current level of 7% of its parts sales to 10% by 2021.

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DOE SBIR/STTR FY18 BES Phase 1 Release 1 awards include 15 for hydrogen and fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 awards , including 15 projects focused on high density hydrogen storage, innovative ionomers (ion-containing polymers) in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layers, and membranes for electrochemical production of hydrogen. These projects are awarded through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).

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Bolivia chooses ACI Systems as strategic partner to industrialize lithium deposits

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Salar de Uyuni in the Andes in southwestern Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat (10,582 km 2 / 4,086 mi 2 ) and holds the. world’s largest known deposit of lithium. The Bolivian state is creating a. value chain to use the deposits of this raw material for industrial. purposes. The state-owned company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) has now selected the German. company ACI-Systems as a strategic partner for this project.

UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation. The UK said it will go further and faster than the EU in reducing human exposure to particulate matter pollution. These proposals are in addition to the government’s £3.5-billion (US$4.7-billion) plan to reduce air pollution from road transport and diesel vehicles, set out in July last year.

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Study associates ozone exposure at birth to increased risk of developing asthma

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A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O 3 ) at birth was associated with an 82% increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego.

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Electric cars will exceed half the market and displace 7 percent of gasoline consumption by 2040: report

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Electric car sales are poised to increase tenfold by 2025 and reach 55 percent of car sales worldwide by 2040, according to the latest report on electric cars from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. While electric cars' share of the market is still small—less than 2 percent in most places—that is set to change dramatically in the next few

2018 65

Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs

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Many Green Car Reports readers have electric cars. Fewer own two, and have removed gasoline cars from their family fleet altogether. Reader Patrick Reid bought two Chevy Bolt EVs last year (one in January and another in April.) Last year, he wrote us about his experiences, why he likes the Bolts and what he doesn't, and how the cars have worked. Reader Rides

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Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

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Car dealers may be the same all over the world, at least when it comes to electric cars. In 2014, Consumer Reports did a study that showed 50 out of 85 dealerships visited nationwide either outright discouraged its secret shoppers from buying electric cars or tried to talk them into buying a gas or diesel model instead. Few answered questions

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2019 Chevy Silverado will offer new turbo-4 that can run on 2 cylinders

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Chevrolet announced last week that its upcoming 2019 Silverado full-size pickup will offer a new turbo-4 in place of the base V-6 in some models. Like the V-8s in some of GM's large pickups, the new engine will have active cylinder management that cuts two of the four cylinders during light loads. Earlier this year, GM announced that two of its. Trucks

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Electric Jaguar E-Type whisks royal couple from Windsor Castle

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All were rolled into one gorgeous bauble leaving Saturday's royal wedding. The light-blue metallic Jaguar E-Type convertible waiting to whisk Prince Harry and his new princess, Meghan Markle, from their public reception at Windsor Castle to a private celebration hosted by Prince

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Alan Turing Institute and Toyota Mobility Foundation collaborate to modernize city planning and traffic management

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The Alan Turing Institute —the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence—and the Toyota Mobility Foundation are collaborating on a project to transform the way cities are planned and managed.

2018 63

BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery company StoreDot

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BP Ventures has invested $20 million in Israel-based ultra-fast charging battery developer StoreDot. Earlier post.) StoreDot has developed a lithium ion-based battery technology which enables ultra-fast charging for the mobile and industrial markets. Using this technology, StoreDot is also developing a new type of electric-car battery that will aim to achieve a charging experience that is comparable to the time spent to refuel a traditional car.

2018 63

New method for the precise analysis of the composition of secondary organic aerosols in PM

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Researchers in Poland have developed a new precise method for the chemical analysis of secondary organic aerosol (SOA)—an important yet not fully characterized constituent of atmospheric particulate matter. The method, easily adaptable in many modern laboratories, not only determines the chemical composition of compounds, but also recognizes changes in the spatial distribution of atoms in molecules.

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Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

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Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near Arlanda airport outside Stockholm to test a new approach to charging electric cars and trucks, according to a report in New Atlas. Three steel rails run down the center of the. youtube

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