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@LATimes Editorial On Smog Never Mentions Climate Change As El Segundo Paper Gets Into Bed With Chevron #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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by Michael Sivak. This analysis examined the effect of flight distance on greenhouse gas emissions per passenger, and compared emissions from flying different distances with annual emissions from driving.

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Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive. I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion

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Electric Volkswagen Type 20 Microbus concept ties the past to the future

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Given the enthusiastic reception lavished on Volkswagen’s production-bound ID Buzz concept—that’s the 2022 revival of the Microbus, in all-electric form—the automaker’s transformation can’t come soon enough.

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Honda releases more technical detail about Honda e EV

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Honda has released more technical details about the upcoming Honda e urban EV. The Honda e is equipped with a high-power electric motor delivering up to approximately 150PS (110 kW) and torque in excess of 300 N·m. The 35.5

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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Irresponsible Pro Fossil Fuel Pimping By @Chevron Favorite El Segundo Newspaper @LATimes #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Continental presents 48V full-hybrid system; motor delivers up to 30 kW

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Continental has been developing cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines for number of years. In the run-up to IAA 2019, Continental Powertrain is now presenting a 48-volt high-power drive system with 30 kW, enabling a full-hybrid vehicle.

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Can the lightweight Vauxhall Corsa become a supermini heavyweight?

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The Vauxhall Corsa is an easy car to overlook

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Lightyear aims to build solar-team expertise into an electric car

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If the future is electric, the latest electric-car startup company looks more like the future than most. Dutch startup company Lightyear is developing a futuristic-looking sedan with sleek aerodynamics, wheel-hub motors, and 53 square feet of solar panels on the roof and hood.

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El Segundo’s @LATimes Automated Writing Bot Fails To Warn Fellow Robots About Peril Looming #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

Bloom Energy announces hydrogen-powered energy servers to make always-on renewable electricity a reality

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Bloom Energy, a developer of solid oxide fuel cell power generators, announced the ability of its Energy Servers to operate on renewable hydrogen. Current Bloom Energy Servers generate electricity using natural gas or biogas as fuel.

2019 130

Brunel to use Camcon Single Cylinder IVT in researching future powertrain concepts

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Brunel University London is the first to begin researching future powertrain concepts using Camcon Automotive ’s new Single Cylinder Intelligent Valve Technology (SCI).

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Mercedes-Benz opens new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility and antenna systems

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Mercedes-Benz has opened new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio-frequency (RF) antenna systems. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a key prerequisite for connectivity, autonomous driving, shared vehicles, and electric drivetrains.

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed at Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang on Wednesday alongside the Smartstream G1.6

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UCSD, South 8 team report improved liquefied-gas electrolytes for Li-metal batteries

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Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017—liquefied gas electrolytes—could pave the way to replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode.

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TUM team doubles activity of platinum fuel cell catalysts

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An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has designed size-optimized platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells that exhibit specific and mass activities twice as high as the best commercially catalysis available today (Tanaka commercial Pt/C).

2019 97

Virginia allocating >$12M for electric buses; new statewide contract

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The state of Virginia will allocate more than $12 million in state funding to deploy electric transit buses in three Virginia localities, using nearly $9 million from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Trust) that the Commonwealth received as part of its settlement with Volkswagen. In total, 17 electric buses and charging infrastructure will be deployed by local transit systems in Alexandria, Blacksburg, and Hampton Roads. The $9 million from the VW Trust will be augmented by $3.5

2019 101

ZF launches product offensive for hybrid and electric drive systems, automated driving, integrated safety, and chassis

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ZF is launching a product offensive for hybrid and electric vehicles, active chassis systems, integrated safety, and automated driving. The Group will showcase its next-generation mobility solutions at the forthcoming IAA. ZF is pursuing two directions in electromobility.

2019 96

Volkswagen Group expands US ERL to become IECC; Type 20 BEV concept

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Volkswagen Group of America announced a new name and expanded role for the former Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), and unveiled a vehicle concept that combines Volkswagen heritage with futuristic technology. Type 20 concept vehicle.

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AB Dynamics acquires simulation software specialist rFpro; ADAS and autonomous vehicles

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Supplier of advanced automotive test systems AB Dynamics (ABDP) has acquired the simulation software specialist rFpro. This strengthens the company’s position in the simulation-based verification market for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles.

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Large-scale study finds decline in ovarian reserve related to PM and NO2 in atmosphere

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A large-scale study has found that high levels of air pollution adversely effect ovarian reserve—a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility.

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EC JRC report explores future of road transport; moving away from system centered on private car ownership

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The Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has released a report exploring the future of road transport, given the advent of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility.

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Cummins to acquire fuel-cell provider Hydrogenics

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Cummins Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of fuel-cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation for US$15.00 per share in cash, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company, representing an enterprise value of approximately $290 million.

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BMW Group US electrified vehicle sales down 22.6% in June

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BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles decreased 22.6% in June 2019 vs. June 2018. Model changeover has limited the current BMW Group electrified lineup to five models including the BMW i3, BMW i8 and i8 Roadster, BMW 530e, and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrid variants of the BMW X5, the all-new BMW 3 Series and updated BMW 7 Series recently debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2019 85

Consumer Reports pans Kia Niro EV, suggests a Hyundai Kona Electric instead

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In its first drive of the eagerly awaited Kia Niro EV, Consumer Reports was not impressed. On paper the Niro EV looks like the Goldilocks of electric cars, not too big, not too small, not too expensive, and with a long range rated at 239 miles by the EPA.

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gas mileage review: The ideal family hauler

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Seating for six, up to 32-miles of EPA-rated all-electric range, and a 30-mpg combined rating set the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid up to be not just the ideal minivan but the ideal family mover at this point in time.

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NVIDIA to lead European working group on highly connected automated vehicles

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NVIDIA will lead the European Association of Automotive Suppliers ( CLEPA ) working group on highly connected automated vehicles. This group, which consists of European automotive suppliers, contributes to the development of new UNECE assessment methods for automated vehicles. In addition to CLEPA, NVIDIA also works with key international organizations formulating standards and regulations for automated vehicles.

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Tesla reports record deliveries of ~95,200 vehicles in Q2 2019

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In a filing with the SEC, Tesla said that in Q2 2019, it achieved record production of 87,048 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 95,200 vehicles. In addition, it made significant progress streamlining global logistics and delivery operations at higher volumes, enabling cost efficiencies and improvements to its working capital position. Tesla Q2 2019 production and deliveries.

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NEDO, Sharp, and Toyota to begin public road trials of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries

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Japan’s NEDO, Sharp Corporation, and Toyota Motor Corporation plan to begin public road trials of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries from late July 2019. The trials aim to assess the effectiveness of improvements in cruising range and fuel efficiency of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries.

2019 78

New cathode material for Li-S batteries: sulfur-anchored azulene

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A team of researchers from China and Germany have used azulene—a benzene-free and vinyl-free molecule—to polymerize with sulfur to create a cathode material for Li-S batteries. As described in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Chemical Communications ,the polymer exhibits high sulfur content and offers longer lifetime stability compared to pure sulfur, providing new protocols to develop new cathode materials for Li-S batteries. Cycling performance of Az-S and pure sulfur at 0.3

2019 78

Breaking the silence: In Europe, EVs must sound like gas cars

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Electric cars in the European Union no longer benefit from their signature silent acceleration. Instead, they need to sound like gas cars.

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New Na-doped ruthenium electrocatalyst shows improved OER activity and durability

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An international team led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed an efficient sodium-doped ruthenium electrocatalyst with improved oxygen evolution activity and durability in acidic media. An open-access paper on their work is published in Nature Communications. Na doping increases the oxidation state of Ru, thereby displacing positively O p-band and Ru d-band centers, weakening Ru-adsorbate bonds.

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Can a funny Arnold Schwarzenegger ad sell more electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

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Electric-car advertising hasn't exactly started a groundswell of buyers flocking to showrooms, as SUV ads did in the 1990s, for example. Yes, there haven't been enough EV ads. And too many of the ones that automakers have produced have been overly serious or preachy.

2019 78

Hyundai Autron and Wind River to develop next-generation autonomous driving platform

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Hyundai Autron, a Hyundai Motor Group company, and Wind River signed a partnership to develop an autonomous driving and connectivity software platform to power next-generation automobiles. Hyundai Autron is a research and development company specializing in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors. US-based Wind River is the global leader in embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) software.

2019 78

Daimler AG and BMW Group launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving

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Daimler AG and BMW Group are launching their cooperation on automated driving, announced earlier this year ( earlier post ): representatives from the two companies on Thursday signed an agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation, which will focus on joint development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking (all to SAE Level 4).

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