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UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

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First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

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When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transit agency, is placing five electric buses into service as the city continues to look for ways to reduce air pollution. DON'T MISS: London's Black Cabs. mass transit BYD plug-in cars London Buses Public transport

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7 finalists announced for USDOT Smart City Challenge; Amazon Web Services new partner

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, joined by Barbara Bennett, President and COO of Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Rick Clemmer CEO of NXP Semiconductors, announced the seven finalists for the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge. Earlier post.)

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BMW rolls out new strategy, focusing on further advances in e-mobility and automated driving; Project i 2.0

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BMW has revealed initial details of its new strategy, “Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT”. The BMW Group sees digitalization as an opportunity to make mobile life simpler, safer and more convenient, thereby capturing new customer groups.

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Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada

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Twizy, Renault’s all-electric quadricyle, has been certified by Transport Canada, and is now set for release on the Canadian market. The Canadian Renault Twizy (Twizy 40) is fitted with a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors.

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20 automakers commit to make automatic emergency braking standard on new vehicles no later than 2022; faster than regulatory process

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the commitment by 20 automakers representing more than 99% of the US.

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ORNL team gains insight into elastic properties of next-gen energy storage material MXene; understanding how ions flow

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Honda R&D using IBM Watson IoT technology for real-time monitoring and data analysis in F1 racers

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Honda R&D is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Drivers and crews can apply data and analytics in real-time to help streamline performance and improve fuel efficiency, enabling drivers to make real-time racing decisions based on this data, such as speed adjustments and pit stops.

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MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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IEEE approves 802.3bw Ethernet; 100 Mb/s over single twisted-pair driven by needs of automotive industry

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IEEE announced the approval of IEEE 802.3bw, IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Mb/s Operation over a Single Balanced Twisted Pair Cable (100BASE-T1).

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Kyushu University research group develops new method for creating highly efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells

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A team of researchers at Kyushu University’s International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I 2 CNER) reports devising a method for using a new type of catalyst support for highly active gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

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Japanese public-private partnership to test end-to-end H2 supply chain using wind power to begin this fall; 2nd-life hybrid batteries for ESS

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Kawasaki Heavy and Shell to partner on technologies for transporting liquefied hydrogen by sea

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The Nikkei reports that Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Royal Dutch Shell will partner to develop technologies for transporting large volumes of liquefied hydrogen by sea. Kawasaki has already been collaborating with Iwatani and Electric Power Development in hydrogen mass production and transportation.

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Japan team demonstrates pure hydride-ion conduction; potential for next-generation batteries

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues in Japan, have demonstrated the first electrochemical reaction based on hydride ions in an oxide-based solid-state cell for potential next-generation batteries. A paper on their work is published in the journal Science.

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Biodiesel from engineered sugarcane more economical than from soybean

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Munich Re America launches transit bus collision avoidance pilot in Washington with Mobileye Shield+ system

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Munich Reinsurance America, one of the largest reinsurers in the US, in collaboration with the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP), has launched a pilot program equipping transit buses with the award-winning collision avoidance system Mobileye Shield+.

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Israel MoEP enforcing vehicle exclusion rules in Haifa Bay Low Emission Zone; $2.8M to retrofit 700 diesel trucks with DPFs

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As part the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection’s (MoEP’s) action plan to reduce pollution in Haifa Bay in Israel, Israel Police are actively enforcing exclusion rules that bar heavy vehicles in downtown Haifa Bay at certain times of the day.

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NREL updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of US non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels producers.

Tata Motors to supply 25 diesel series-hybrid buses to MMRDA

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Tata Motors has signed a contract to supply 25 Tata Starbus Diesel Series Hybrid Electric Buses with Full Low floor configuration with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)—the single largest order yet awarded for its hybrid electric vehicle technology.

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New lineup of Intelligent Power Devices from Renesas contribute to reduced vehicle weight; high-current load switch applications

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Renesas Electronics announced the availability of six new intelligent power devices (IPDs) for automotive motor and heater control applications.

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GKN Driveline introducing eAxle for mass-market C-segment vehicles

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GKN Driveline has developed an eAxle module—derived from the technology used in cars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and BMW i8—that will enable C-segment vehicles to offer buyers a plug-in hybrid option with improved performance and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 50%.

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Berkeley Lab team develops new high-performance solid-state H2 storage material: graphene oxide (GO)/Mg nanocrystal hybrid

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Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new, environmentally stable solid-state hydrogen storage material constructed of Mg nanocrystals encapsulated by atomically thin and gas-selective reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets.

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United Airlines begins commercial-scale use of renewable jet fuel; 15M gallons over 3-year period

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United Airlines has become the first US airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, beginning with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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The US Department of Energy is soliciting applications ( DE-FOA-0001542 ) for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topic areas related to improving the operating efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The Consortium that is funded through this solicitation will form a new technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center , a bilateral initiative to encourage R&D collaboration and accelerate technology development and deployment in both countries.

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ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The four-year projet ORCNext , aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), has concluded that waste heat recovery efficiency can be increased by 20 to 25% through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers.

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Extremely selective and productive catalyst to produce isobutanol from methanol-ethanol mixtures

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A team at the University of Bristol in the UK has developed an extremely selective (>99%) and productive (>75% conversion) homogeneous ruthenium catalyst for the production of isobutanol from methanol-ethanol mixtures. A paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.

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Hyundai delivers first Tucson fuel cell vehicle in Ontario

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Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle in Ontario, Canada to Joseph Cargnelli, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Mississauga-based Hydrogenics Corporation. In November, 2014, Hyundai Auto Canada announced it would become the first Canadian automotive company to offer fuel cell vehicles to real-world customers. Six Tucson FCEVs have been delivered since February, 2015 in British Columbia.

$67 Oil Has All The Majors Converging in Argentina

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by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. Argentina offers one of the few places on earth where oil companies are not suffering from the full force of the collapse in prices. Argentina regulates oil prices, a policy originally intended to insulate the public from the whims of the market, protecting people from triple-digit crude prices. But with the crash in prices since mid-2014, the effect of the regulation has reversed: motorists are now effectively subsidizing the oil industry.

Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

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The Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually designed a handful of hybrid and electric cars with Vienna-based carriage builder Jacob Lohner and Company, starting in 1898. But there's another vehicle that predates even that. Vintage Auctions Historic Connecticut Bonhams

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Which battery will Porsche Mission E electric car use?

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The Porsche Mission E electric car, which debuted as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, will start production before the end of the decade, its maker says. That being the case, it's time for Porsche to pick a battery supplier. The German carmaker has narrowed the field down to two contenders, including one that already has a strong. Batteries plug-in cars Bosch Panasonic Porsche Mission E

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

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The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical electric city car make a good used-car purchase? If you are planning on going that route, it might be best to avoid the earliest cars available, suggests Consumer Reports. car buying Used Cars Consumer Reports plug-in cars

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Tesla Model 3 mania starts with tweet, owner contest (today only)

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Two weeks from tomorrow, Tesla Motors will unveil a prototype for the Model 3 electric car at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. Yesterday evening, the company kicked off the countdown to the presentation with a single tweet showing a Model S, a Model X, and a dark silhouette clearly intended to be the Model 3. And it told current Tesla. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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VW diesel scandal, post-Scion plans, Porsche Mission E battery suppliers: Today's car news

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Today, we have everything you need to know about the Volkswagen diesel scandal six months after it began, Scion models that will live on as Toyotas after the "youth brand" dies, and possible battery suppliers for the Porsche Mission E electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Toyota confirms plans to turn the Scion iA and iM small. Today in Car News

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Elio to sell 100 'pre-production' vehicles from Louisiana plant this year

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Elio Motors may have reached an important milestone in putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production. While the company still faces questions about its finances and ability to meet a potential change in safety regulations, Elio claims it is almost ready to sell some vehicles. It plans to sell 100 "pre-production" models built at its. Louisiana Threewheeler 3 Wheeler Elio Motors

VA auto dealers sue Tesla, DMV over hearing to 'hide' proposed store

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The state-by-state battles between electric-car maker Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state auto-dealer interests often take unusual twists and turns. But the situation in the state of Virginia may be among the odder episodes in Tesla's eight years of selling cars online directly to buyers. In the Old Dominion state, the auto-dealers' trade group. Green Dealership Politics Tesla Motors Virginia dealers state laws

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Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles made from wind energy in Japanese test

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One of the big questions surrounding hydrogen fuel-cell cars is how to produce the hydrogen used to power them. Mass adoption of fuel-cell vehicles would not only require much more hydrogen than is currently available, but hydrogen that is generated with minimal carbon emissions. Today's hydrogen production methods increase a fuel-cell vehicle's. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy wind energy

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