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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice. Earlier post.).

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now, we've heard almost nothing about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

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Diesel scrappage scheme proposed: what you need to know

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has put forward a proposal for a diesel scrappage scheme, which could be rolled out nationally if the plan is given the go ahe. BVRLA Diesel

Mercedes-Benz starting small series production of heavy-duty Urban eTruck with electric drive this year for customer trials

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing its all-electric heavy-duty truck ( earlier post ) to market in a small series this year. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 t perm.

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China. The system will initially feature on the Jeep Renegade built for the Chinese market by GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co.,

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USC team uses mixed conduction membranes to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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One of the major issues hobbling the commercialization of high energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries is the “polysulfide shuttle”—the shuttling of polysulfide ions between the cathode and anode.

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GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the Bolt EV has the potential to appeal to a much broader range of customers than previous electric cars.

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Extensive rollout for GM 9-speed transmission in China

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General Motors said it will rapidly and extensively deploy its new nine-speed automatic transmission in China, which is debuting in a high-volume SUV later this year.

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Wireless charging J2954 testing to 11 kW in 2017 for LD, HD starting up to 250 kW; autonomous charging and infrastructure proposal for California

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SAE International is working to ensure that electric vehicle wireless power transfer systems from diverse manufacturers will interoperate seamlessly with each other to prepare for commercialization in 2020.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S.

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Georgia Tech team furthers four-stroke-cycle active-membrane piston reactor for enhanced SMR for H2 production

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Steam methane reforming is currently the primary pathway for hydrogen production worldwide.

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Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuels

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Lux Research forecasts global biofuels output to rise to 67B GPY in 2022; advanced biofuels will nearly double to 9.6B GPY

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New biofuel technology is finally starting to push aside traditional biofuels such as first-generation biodiesel, according to a new report by Lux Research.

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 10 million units; Europe outpaces N America in 2016

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota Motor Corporation hybrids reached 10.05 million units as of 31 January, scooting past the 10-million unit mark.

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One third of new transit buses will be electric in 2020, all by 2030: Proterra CEO

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While electric cars continue to establish a beachhead in the consumer market, electric buses are making quick inroads with U.S. city transit authorities. Several companies already manufacture electric buses, which now operate in several cities around the country. But the CEO of electric-bus maker Proterra believes these vehicles will soon. mass transit fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleet Buses Public transport Proterra

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Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. And that imbalance is likely to grow as more. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuels

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POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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Korea-based steel-maker POSCO has begun commercial production of lithium in Korea for the first time. On 7 February, POSCO held a ceremony for the completion of a PosLX (POSCO Lithium Extraction) plant with an annual capacity of 2,500 tons at its lithium plant at Gwangyang Works.

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Honda R&D partners with new smart mobility innovation center DRIVE in Israel

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Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. is partnering with DRIVE, a new smart mobility innovation center that today in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded by Mayer Group, DRIVE will foster enhanced collaboration between Honda R&D and Israeli transportation innovators.

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Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant; “bolt-on” technology

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D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. The pilot facility will be installed at ACE Ethanol, LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin, in late February.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. Earlier post.)

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DLR, AEB developing new injection heads enabling use of ethanol as rocket fuel

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TÜV lifecycle analysis shows Mercedes-Benz E 350 e PHEV cuts GHG footprint 44% compared to E 350 CGI; equivalent NOx

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The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate.

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New ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather. Unlike typical optical cameras, which can be blinded by bright light and unable to make out details in the dark, NTU’s new smart camera can record the slightest movements and objects in real time.

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GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

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With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service might affect availability. If yesterday's. Los Angeles General Motors GM Chevy Car Sharing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lyft Maven

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Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

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When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its way, more electric cars will soon be plying the roads of America's heartland. CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites (Jan 2015) A. electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructure Kansas

2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to debut at Geneva show

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It should come as no surprise that Toyota's Lexus luxury brand remains enthusiastic about hybrids. Toyota has sold more hybrids than any other automaker, with luxury models sold under the Lexus brand contributing to a total that just exceeded 10 million. That trend will continue with the 2018 Lexus LS 500h, a hybrid version of the brand's flagship. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

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It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development costs of new platforms across a wider range of products. It also means that two seemingly dissimilar models—such as a sedan and a utility vehicle—can share. General Motors GM Chevy Future Cars plug-in cars Mary Barra

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Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

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When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached those of the larger Toyota Prius hybrid, the little two-seater found buyers who liked its cheeky character and the ease of parking a car less than 9 feet long. Its first-year. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. Those models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of them. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars

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Ford pushing for common industry metrics to understand customer daily electric driving requirements

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Based on the benefits of its own analysis of anonymized driving data from its plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle customers, Ford is encouraging the adoption of a standard way to analyze driving data for OEMs and regulatory agencies to understand the real world electric driving usage in comparison to regulatory test cycles.

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DOE to award up to $1.2M to project converting wastewater solids to biogas and liquid fuels; hydrothermal processing

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive up to $1.2 million in federal funding. SoCalGas is part of a consortium conducting the pilot, which will be required to share the cost at a minimum of 50% in order to receive federal funds. The consortium is being led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation ( WERF ).

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Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

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By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars? Different automakers have shown varying levels of interest in developing DC fast-charging networks for the electric cars they produce, with Tesla leading the way with its Supercharger. plug-in cars charging government subsidy Fast Charging Incentives and Rebates DC Rapid Charging

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All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components. But while the 2017. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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Plug-in hybrids to catch on more quickly than electrics: Toyota

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Toyota has been by far the most reluctant of recent converts to the idea that battery-electric vehicles might be practical and desirable. Only within the last year has the company moved past its decade-long insistence that all-electric cars were only suitable for tiny, low-range urban uses. Still, old habits die hard, and the company continues to. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Takeshi Uchiyamada

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Dec 2016

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The Renault Zoe closed out 2016 as the best-selling electric car in Europe. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan's alliance partner has remained on top in its home market. These consistent performances have cemented the Renault-Nissan Alliance's position as the world leader in. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

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Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall carbon footprint of electric cars compared to those powered by fossil fuels. But for the past 20 years, the the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has tried to. Environmental Carbon Footprint emissions Fuel Economy

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