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New TOTAL hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe produces H2 onsite with steam electrolysis and solar energy

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A new TOTAL hydrogen filling station on Karlsruhe’s Südtangente ring-road was commissioned on Wednesday. The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure approved grants of approx. 970,000 (US$1.2

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New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done (exclusive)

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People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the desire to have the very newest and most advanced technology; and the lifetime cost savings.

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Scotland to ban petrol and diesel sales BEFORE rest of UK, but is it just Sturgeon spin?

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You could never accuse Nicola Sturgeon of lacking in political ambition

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Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight electric car platform concept

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Williams Advanced Engineering is displaying an innovative lightweight EV platform concept, named the FW-EVX, at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Show, Millbrook, UK, 6-7 September.

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Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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Nissan revealed the Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in a global launch event in Yokohama, followed by its North American debut at a media event in Las Vegas. The new LEAF features greater range, a dynamic new design and three main new intelligent driving technologies.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US dropped in August

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in August 2017 was 25.3 mpg (9.29 l/100 km)—down 0.1

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BMW unveiling Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid SUV at Frankfurt

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BMW is unveiling the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This study car offers a look ahead to the future production model set to make its debut in 2018. The forthcoming BMW X7 forms part of the largest model offensive in the company’s history.

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Mazda SPCCI uses spark plug as HCCI control factor; “air piston” to enhance compression

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Groupe PSA, T&E, FNE and Bureau Veritas develop accurate real-world fuel consumption test protocol

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Groupe PSA, clean transportation NGO Transport & Environment (T&E); France Nature Environnement (FNE); and Bureau Veritas have collaborated to develop an accurate real-world fuel consumption test protocol.

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London police trialing Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooters; first trial outside of Japan

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The London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has begun a trial to test Suzuki Burgman hydrogen-powered scooters. The Burgman was the world’s first fuel cell scooter to achieve the EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval. Earlier post.).

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Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

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Capstone completes track testing of Kenworth microturbine-powered hybrid electric Class 7 truck

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Capstone Turbine Corporation successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender. Earlier post.) The successful track testing confirmed both high-speed performance as well as operation on 20% grades.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now available across US

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Chevrolet announced today that the Bolt EV is now available by order or in stock at certified dealerships across the US. Through 30 August 2017, Chevrolet sold 11,670 Bolt EVs this year and 12,249 since the start of sales in December 2016.

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Cummins working with Oak Ridge Lab on 3D printing for heavy-duty engine repair

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Cummins is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a material to repair heavy-duty vehicle engines damaged by a million miles of extreme conditions under the hood.

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Mercedes-Benz to showcase pre-production version of coming GLC F-Cell fuel cell PHEV at IAA

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, Mercedes-Benz will display publicly for the first time the pre-production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F‑CELL fuel cell plug-in hybrid. Earlier post.). The GLC F-CELL features a ~9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with a new fuel cell stack.

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New solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries using self-assembling molecular crystals

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A researcher at Shizuoka University in Japan has identified new solid materials that could lead to the manufacture of non-toxic solid-state lithium-ion batteries, according to a study recently published in an open access paper in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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Birmingham study finds butanol-gasoline blend reduces GDI engine-out carbonaceous emissions; similar NOx

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New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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Leveraging its experience with electromobility components, Bosch has developed a new generation electric axle drive, or e-axle. The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle.

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Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

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The notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome world, but now a German company has shown its interpretation of what the future of plug-in motor homes could be. It's called the Dethleffs e.home concept and it envisions a. Recreation plug-in cars solar recreational vehicle (RV) motorhome

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Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

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Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines, many researchers suggest, and peak demand for fossil fuels used in transportation could arrive as soon as the next decade. What will become of companies, then, that focus on. Diesels emissions Future Cars fossil fuels

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31st retail hydrogen station opens in California

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The 31 st retail hydrogen station in California has opened in Fremont; the station is operated by FirstElement Fuel. Open 24x7, the stations offers 35 and 70 MPa fuel pressures, with 33% renewable content. The hydrogen source is gaseous delivery. Brief

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Audi’s work with HERE manifesting in enhanced new A8 software and services

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At the end of 2015, Audi AG, the BMW Group and Daimler AG purchased HERE Technologies, a leading software company for high-resolution digital navigation maps and location-based services, from Nokia. Earlier post.)

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Xtrac introduces new integrated lightweight EV transmission system

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Xtrac has developed a new member of its Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission systems; the new P1166 is being incorporated by Williams Advanced Engineering into its innovative modular lightweight electric car platform concept known as FW-EVX ( earlier post ).

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Opel introducing new top-end 2.0L BiTurbo diesel in Insignia; Euro 6.2, WLTP testing

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Opel has begun production of its new 2.0-liter BiTurbo top-end diesel, tailored for Opel’s second-generation Insignia.

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TM4 introduces a bi-directional charger inverter

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In a strategic move to broaden its product offering, TM4 has introduced a new bi-directional charger inverter, the BCI20. TM4 developed this product in collaboration with Convertronix, a Québec-based company specialized in the design and manufacturing of power conversion equipment.

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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show; no diesel CR-V model for Europe

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Honda released initial details on the CR-V Hybrid Prototype set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, previewing the brand’s first electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe.

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DSM developing high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage. Hydrogen has the highest energy per mass of any fuel. One kg of hydrogen is equivalent to 33.3

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Mercedes-Benz Vans sets up on-demand van-ride-sharing JV with US start-up Via; Daimler invests $50M in Via

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Mercedes-Benz Vans is entering the ride-sharing sector by setting up a joint venture with the US startup company Via. Daimler Mobility Services additionally joins in as a strategic investor in Via with a $50-million stake.

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ICCT: based on EU government tests, only 10% of Euro 6 cars meet NOx limit in real-world driving conditions

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A new study by the independent research organization International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has compiled the test results from government agencies across Europe for 541 Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel passenger cars.

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Tokyo Tech: reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could advance large-scale production of biomass-derived materials

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Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a highly selective catalyst consisting of ruthenium nanoparticles supported on niobium pentoxide (Ru/Nb 2 O 5 ).

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2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

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As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the battery last? Will I have to replace it every 18 months as I do in my smartphone? Data on the liquid-cooled battery packs of older Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt cars offers. Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery Life

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Volkswagen and IBM enter 5-year partnership to develop digital mobility services

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Volkswagen and IBM intend to develop digital mobility services together. Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Sales, said that the objective of the agreement between the two companies—initially set for a term of five years—is the development of personalized digital services for the driver, with a view to shape actively the growing trend towards networking between vehicles and drivers. “We

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Goodyear partners with Tesloop to test intelligent tires

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is partnering with Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, to test intelligent tires. The tires incorporate wireless sensors to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet.

2017 71

Daimler invests in peer-to-peer carsharing market company Turo; combining Croove with Turo

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Daimler Mobility Services is investing in the US carsharing company Turo Inc., as part of a $92-million financing round. With more than four million customers and more than 170,000 vehicles, Turo is the market leader in the peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing sector in the US. The round was co-led by Daimler Mobility Services and one of South Korea’s leading companies, SK Holdings. Turo’s strategic insurance partner, Liberty Mutual, also joined the round, as did Founders Circle Capital.

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BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. The industry. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

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The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the second generation of the world's best-selling electric car. The compact five-door's 40-kilowatt-hour battery is projected to get a 150-mile combined U.S. range rating, Nissan. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Solid-state LiDAR company Innoviz raises $65M; automotive-grade LiDAR for Level 3-5 autonomy available in 2019

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Innoviz Technologies , a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions designed for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles, raised $65 million in Series B funding as its solid-state LiDAR solution moves into mass production. Earlier post.). Strategic partners Delphi Automotive and Magna International participated in the round, along with additional new investors including 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, Naver and others.

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