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Lightning Systems accepting orders for LightningElectric battery-electric upfit for Ford Transit; price and specs

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Lightning Systems is accepting pre-orders for its new all-electric LightningElectric system for Ford Transit. Earlier post.) The LightningElectric battery conversion package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford Motor Company’s eQVM program.

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RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)

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It’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier. An entire section of the automotive industry—racing—has been exempt from the requirements for emission-control devices found on our everyday cars and trucks. Race enthusiasts got worried early in 2016 when the EPA issued new. Diesels Politics congress

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Video review: Volkswagen Golf GTE

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While the Volkswagen Golf remains the most enquired for car on ContractHireAndLeasing.com, the GTE has seen a rapid rise in enquiries in 2017 and now accounts for 25% of all Golf enquiries on the site

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Daimler Trucks launches E-FUSO electric truck brand, all-electric heavy-duty truck; possible market entry within 4 years

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, announced that it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years.

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Nissan unveils IMx fully autonomous electric crossover concept at Tokyo show

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers (373 miles).

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DOE: US petroleum production exceeding transportation consumption and will continue to do so through 2050

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 total petroleum production exceeded all US transportation sector petroleum consumption. The EIA expects petroleum production to be greater than transportation consumption through 2040.

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Lancet Commission report estimates pollution responsible for 9 million premature deaths globally in 2015; 16% of deaths

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Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today, according to the newly released report detailing the adverse effects of pollution on global health by the The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.

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Mitsubishi Electric begins mass-producing first crankshaft-mounted ISG system for 48V hybrids; used in Mercedes-Benz vehicles

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has begun mass-producing the auto industry’s first crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) system for 48V hybrid vehicles, which will be mounted in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The system will be on display during 45 th Tokyo Motor Show 2017.

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Mazda unveiling KAI Concept with SKYACTIV-X SPCCI engine; more details on the technology

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JCESR team identifies new mechanism hampering Mg-ion batteries; unforeseen reactivity

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Rechargeable magnesium batteries are of great interest as potential “beyond Li-ion” systems for extended electric vehicle range. Because magnesium is divalent, it can displace double the charge per ion (i.e., Mg 2+ rather than Li + ).

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Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025; major areas to be zero-emission by 2030

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The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030. The signatories of the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration “ envision a future where walking, cycling, and shared transport are how the majority of citizens move around our cities. ”

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Magna using torsional welding process for thermoplastics in autos; sensors to thin-wall bumpers

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Magna is using a torsional welding process for joining thermoplastic materials in order to help automakers cut weight and costs.

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Stanford, SLAC team uses cryo-EM for close-ups of Li dendrites down to the individual atom; new insights into battery failure

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Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first atomic-level images of dendrites that can pierce the barrier between battery compartments and trigger short circuits or fires.

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Researchers use lung-inspired approach to improve PEM fuel cell performance significantly

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A team at University College London (UCL) has used a lung-inspired approach to designing flow fields to improve significantly the performance of polymer electrolyte fuel cells.

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Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries.

Hyundai Motor Group outlines new powertrain strategy: Smart Stream targeting 50% thermal efficiency

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Hyundai Motor Group outlined its future powertrain development strategy at its International Powertrain Conference in Korea.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive opens battery factory in Shenyang; 3rd battery factory in BMW Group production network

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In conjunction with its partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., the BMW Group opened a new “High-Voltage Battery Center” in Shenyang, China.

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Nissan introducing second non-plug-in e-POWER series-hybrid model: Serena e-POWER

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Nissan Motor Co., will unveil the Nissan Serena e-POWER, a new version of the popular minivan featuring the company’s e-POWER electric drive system ( earlier post ), at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Serena e-POWER will be Nissan’s second model to feature the technology.

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Toyota introduces new LPG hybrid taxi in Japan; trial of lane-specific congestion info from taxi data

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Toyota Motor Corporation has introduced a new taxi vehicle for Japan, the “JPN Taxi.” Equipped with a newly developed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hybrid system, the new model offers 19.4 km/L (45.6 mpg US, 5.51 l/100 km) fuel economy and sharply reduced CO 2 emissions.

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New “50 by 50” Commission seeks to halve US transportation energy use by 2050

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The Alliance to Save Energy has chartered a national commission of business, government and civil society leaders that will work together to develop a pathway and recommendations to reduce energy use in the US transportation sector by 50% by 2050 while meeting future mobility needs.

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Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report

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Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief executives of auto companies. Most also don't break news via tweet, for instance. A tweet by Musk Thursday evening referred to the eighth circle of Hell and suggested he'd slept on the. Manufacturing Elon Musk Production assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

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When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Even luxury launches can go all-electric; Hinckley shows how

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Electrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops. While the automotive sector will clearly affect a larger group of people, numerous companies have shown that boats too can go all-electric. That now extends to luxury launches. Batteries electric Boats

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Berkeley Lab and Hydro-Québec partner on transportation electrification and energy storage

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Hydro-Québec and the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have agreed to explore collaborations toward the research and development of manufacturing and scale-up technology to advance transportation electrification and energy storage.

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ABB electric-car charging station bills automatically: no cards or RFID tags

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Activating any given public charging station to recharge an electric car can pose something of a hassle. Yes, plugging it in is simple enough, but public charging infrastructure in the U.S. is run by multiple independent companies—meaning electric-car owners are essentially required to carry multiple access cards to use various stations. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Mercedes-Benz running automated test drive in Shanghai; infrastructure peculiarities

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Mercedes-Benz started its “Intelligent World Drive” at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in September to adapt more highly automated driving functions to national user and traffic practices. After the start in Germany, the test vehicle based on the new production S‑Class is now under test in the heavy traffic and exposed to the special national features in the Chinese megalopolis of Shanghai.

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Honeywell UOP opens first facility in China to test flare emissions for VOCs

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Honeywell UOP’s Callidus Technologies business began operation of China’s only facility capable of testing flare emissions for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The test center in Luoyang, Henan Province, aids customers that are working to reduce emissions of VOCs in industrial flare systems and improve flare operation. The Callidus Luoyang Combustion Research and Development Center is the largest test facility of its kind in Asia.

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VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

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The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based electric-car maker, but it's also been working to take on the world's most lauded EV company. During a panel discussion in Germany last week, VW CEO Matthias Müller made. VW VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Matthias Muller

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Who sold 10,000 plug-in vehicles last month? (Not Tesla, Nissan, or Chevy)

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When consumers think of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, most likely conjure thoughts of Tesla, or perhaps Nissan with its Leaf and Chevrolet with its Volt and Bolt EV. However, none of those three brands managed to sell 10,000 plug-in cars during the month of September. That sales honor belongs to BMW, which announced sales of its i3. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

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2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

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With gas prices remaining cheap and all vehicles getting better fuel economy these days, utility vehicles are all the rage among U.S. buyers. Whether smaller crossovers or bigger SUVs, utilities have not only ended the market for traditional wagons but are eating significantly into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks. All of which means the. all-wheel drive Future Cars

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When will the U.S. ban sales of new cars with engines? Take our Twitter poll

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To many, many drivers and car owners, the idea that the internal-combustion engine could go away is almost beyond comprehension. It's been with us for a century, it's vastly expanded both freedom and economic opportunity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and it's wrapped into our daily lives. And yet, we're starting to see discussion. Polls

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Honda's second electric-car concept is Sports EV coupe unveiled in Tokyo

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Following Honda's hit electric-car concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Urban EV, the company brought a second all-electric concept to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with more sporting intentions. The Honda Sports EV coupe concept debuted one show after the Urban EV concept, and this one's a design wrapped in a sleek and retro-looking sports. Tokyo Motor Show plug-in cars

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People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

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Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much they paid per kilowatt-hour in their last electric bill. Or even what a kilowatt-hour is. We guarantee you that 19 out of 20 of them won't have a clue. DON'T MISS: Chargeway: the. Videos electric utilities charging electricity costs

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EPA to axe rule banning older, dirtier diesel engines in new trucks: report

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The EPA recently announced it will roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of former President Obama's milestone efforts to fight climate change, and now the agency plans to axe another rule limiting emissions. Next on the chopping block is a regulation that limits emissions from large trucks and their components. Remarkably, the regulation that EPA. emissions EPA regulation semis air pollution

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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Achates Power, the developer of next-generation two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston (OP) engines ( earlier post ) announced that OGCI Climate Investments has invested in the company’s Series-D round. This investment closes the Series-D offering through which Achates Power has raised $29.8 million to accelerate the company’s growth, commercialization and continued technology development.

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BMW Group commissions second-life battery storage farm at Leipzig

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The BMW Group officially commissioned BMW Battery Storage Farm Leipzig, which will connect up to 700 BMW i3 high-capacity batteries. The large-scale battery storage system at the Leipzig plant will give batteries previously installed in BMW i3 cars a second life and put them to profitable use in a sustainable, energy-based business model.

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