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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly.

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Volkswagen to put MEB-based electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production; Cargo variant too

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Volkswagen announced it will put the battery-electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production. Volkswagen presented the concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Earlier post.)

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process.

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Forget voluntary motorway lessons, it should be a MANDATORY part of the driving test

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Learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales are finally to receive lessons on how to drive on the motorway

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Support President Trump By Ignoring Fake News About the Sun!

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Trump patriots! Do NOT let the fake news keep you from seeing how GREAT we can make America again by staring directly at the sun on Monday! Don’t let liberals scare you with the hoax about it blinding you. Remember to always do the opposite of what those left wing commies tell you to do.

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GreenPower Motor secures commitments for 11 electric school buses in California; ARB approval for $95K HVIP incentive

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Canada-based GreenPower Motor Company ( earlier post ) and its California factory direct dealer, School Bus Sales of California, have secured commitments for eleven batteery-electric Synapse 72 school buses from six different school districts in South Coast and North Coast California districts.

2017 90

Hyundai scrappage scheme in UK offers up to £5,000 off price of new model

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In the UK, Hyundai Motor has launched a gasoline and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that offers up to £5,000 (US$6,416) off the price of a new model and seeks to improve air quality across the UK by making it easier and more affordable to drive a new, lower emission car.

2017 78

Cadillac launches its first mild hybrid in China

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At the Chengdu Motor Show, Cadillac launched a version of the XT5 SUV equipped with a mild hybrid system, the first of its kind for the brand. It also adds a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The XT5 is one of Cadillac’s most popular models in China.

2017 78

Worthington Industries introduces Type 3 Rail Mount CNG fuel system for trucks

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Worthington Industries has introduced a Type 3 Rail Mount compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for trucks. With only five unique parts, the Type 3 Rail Mount is the lightest fuel system on the market, offering a similar operating experience to diesel trucks.

2017 78

Helsinki Airport buses to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Airport services provider Finavia will fuel 20 Helsinki Airport buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a fixed part of our emissions solutions.

2017 78

BASF and bse Engineering sign development agreement to transform CO2 and renewable electricity into methanol; power-to-methanol

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BASF and bse Engineering have signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom-made catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process.

2017 78

Volkswagen’s 4th SUV makes its debut: MQB-based T-ROC slots under Tiguan

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As part of its biggest model offensive yet, Volkswagen is adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover slots below the Tiguan with pricing in the €20,000-class segment (Germany) and is based, like the Tiguan and the Atlas/Teramont, on the modular transverse matrix (MQB).

2017 78

BMW releases more teaser shots and video of new i8 plug-in hybrid Roadster; preliminary fuel consumption figures

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BMW released a new series of teaser shots and video of camouflaged versions of its new i8 plug-in hybrid Roadster ( earlier post ) on the road. The BMW i8 Roadster is projected to offer combined fuel consumption of 2.0l/100 km (117.5 mpg US); combined electricity consumption of 15.4 kWh/100 km (18.6

2017 78

PNNL ShAPE magnesium extrusion process makes lightest automotive metal more economic, useful

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Magnesium is one of the lightest of all structural metals—75% lighter than steel, 33% lighter than aluminum—and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen.

2017 78

Federal-Mogul Powertrain to launch first valve rotator for downspeeded light vehicle engines

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At this year’s IAA in Frankfurt, Federal-Mogul Powertrain will launch a new, smaller version of its proven Rotocap valve rotator, the first such for 4 valve per cylinder light vehicle engines.

2017 78

Audi partners with Alta Devices on thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs; first prototype this year

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Audi and Alta Devices , a wholly-owned US subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist Hanergy, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation in thin film solar cell technology.

2017 78

Empa recommends buying diesel vehicles only if Euro 6d-TEMP or Euro 6d

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On 1 September 2017, new emissions regulations for passenger vehicles come into force in the EU and Switzerland. These will plug the gaps in the existing legislation and will help to ensure that diesel vehicles in particular become considerably cleaner as regards their NO x emissions.

2017 78

Bosch study highlights potential of e-fuels to reduce CO2 emissions

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According to a new study by Bosch, the use of e-fuels—synthetic fuels based on renewable energy—in Europe by 2050 as a scheduled supplement to electrification could save up to 2.8 gigatons of CO 2 : three times Germany’s carbon-dioxide emissions in 2016.

2017 78

AKASOL supplies lithium-ion battery systems to Canadian mining equipment provider Medatech

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Medatech Ltd., the Canadian provider of sustainable drive systems for the mining industry, now incorporates AKASOL GmbH’s AKASystem AKM NANO lithium-ion battery systems into its designs for electrically powered equipment and drives.

2017 78

Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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2017 78

Continental introduces electric Active Purge Pump (APP) to meet stricter hydrocarbon evaporation legislation around the globe

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Continental has developed an electrified solution to further reduce hydrocarbon evaporative emissions: the Active Purge Pump (APP). The APP actively pulls HC-laden air from the canister used to control evaporative HC emissions.

2017 78

Aral car buying trends study: German new car buyers looking to gasoline, hybrid vehicles

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Interest in gasoline engined and hybrid vehicles has jumped in Germany while interest in diesel is falling, according to the latest biennial study on automotive buying trends in that country by leading German fuel retailer Aral.

2017 78

TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

DOE issues $6M request for proposals for H2@Scale projects

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30th retail hydrogen fuel station in California opens; fed by pipeline

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The Torrance, California Shell hydrogen station has been upgraded and is now open to the public as a retail station. It is the 30 th retail hydrogen station in California. Earlier post.) It is also the only hydrogen station in the US, and one of the few in the world, to be fed by a hydrogen pipeline.

2017 78

New cathode design and understanding of electrolyte delivers greater efficiency in magnesium-ion batteries

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Researchers have achieved a significant boost in the storage capacity of magnesium-ion batteries through a new design for the cathode and a new understanding of the electrolyte. In an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications , they report a battery chemistry that utilizes magnesium mono-chloride cations in expanded titanium disulfide. The battery demonstrates the reversible intercalation of 1 and 1.7

2017 76

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

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by Andreas de Vries and Dr. Salman Ghouri for Oilprice.com. Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil price is heading. On the one hand, there is the view that the price of oil will be “ lower for longer ”, or even “ lower forever ”, as the electrification of transport will eat away at oil demand more and more while, at the same time, technological innovation ( shale in particular ) will greatly increase economically recoverable resources.

ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 innovative projects as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. Earlier post.).

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DOE awards $13.4M to 5 projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity. The following projects will serve as "living labs" to test new ideas, collect data, and inform research on energy efficient transportation technologies and systems.

2017 65

Delphi partners with Innoviz for high-performance LiDAR for autonomous vehicles; minority investment

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Delphi Automotive signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies , an Israel-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies.

2017 65

UK launching $10.4M road trial of truck platooning

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England has commissioned the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to lead the first real-world operational trial of platooning vehicles on UK roads. The £8.1-million (US$10.4 million) trial will see TRL lead a consortium of partners including DAF Trucks; Ricardo, which worked with TRL to deliver a HGV Platooning feasibility study for the DfT in 2014; and DHL.

2017 60

Law firm forming autonomous vehicle industry group

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The law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is forming an autonomous vehicle industry group, which includes a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys practicing in the firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property and Litigation departments. Honigman hired top Federal Trade Commission attorney Steve Wernikoff, who will co-lead the group along with Honigman partner Tom Appledorn.

2017 60

Researchers develop cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst using waste metals and bacteria

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A team from the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, with colleagues from the University of Birmingham and Aarhus University, have developed a nanosized bio-Pd/C catalyst for upgrading algal bio-oil.

2017 60

Mitsubishi Motors to supply 96 Outlander PHEVs and i-MiEVs to government of Georgia

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will supply the Government of Georgia with 45 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EVs and 51 i-MiEV all-electric vehicles. The vehicles are due to be delivered in January 2018. The supply of vehicles stems from an Overseas Development Agreement between the governments of Japan and Georgia. The vehicles will be supplied to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development for their use.