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Researchers engineer first low-methane-emission, high-starch rice; benefits for GHG control, food and bioenergy

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Rice—the staple food for more than half of the world’s population—is one of the largest manmade sources of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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AWD Electric Car Beats Tesla P90D Acceleration, Built By German Student Team (Video)

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Electric-car advocates know that a seamless rush of maximum torque from 0 rpm is one of the secret advantages of using an electric motor to power a vehicle.

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Aeristech launches new 48V electric supercharger

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UK-based Aeristech has introduced a new 48V electric supercharger capable of continuous operation at high boost levels.

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Skeleton introduces 24V ultracap Engine Start Module for trucks

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European manufacturer Skeleton Technologies announced the availability of a new 24V Engine Start Module (SkelStart ESM), which uses high-performance ultracapacitor technology to ensure engine start at any time, in any conditions.

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BMW brings Enlighten real-time signals app into car

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The BMW Group is the first manufacturer to bring the EnLighten App, by Connected Signals , into the car. Drivers of BMW Vehicles with iOS Devices will be able to see traffic signal data on the vehicle’s display in real time.

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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it.

Purdue team discovery could reduce energy required to machine annealed metals by >50%

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Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a previously unknown type of metal deformation—sinuous flow—and a potentially simple method to suppress it.

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ICCT study assesses EV promotion and uptake in top 25 metropolitan areas in US

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GM opens new $14M Active Safety Test Area at Milford; 22 different active safety technologies across GM MY2016 US lineup; V2V and autonomous driving

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GM officially opened its new $14-million, 52-acre Active Safety Test Area at its Milford Proving Ground near Detroit.

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Daimler wraps up eMERGE EV 2-year fleet trial, launches larger eMERGE2 with EVs and PHEVs

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Daimler reports that the two-year eMERGE real-world trial of 146 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles has been completed. Those taking part in the project were private and business customers in Berlin, Potsdam and North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Aclima partnering with Google to map outdoor air quality with Street View vehicles

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Aclima, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks, is partnering with Google Earth Outreach to map and better to understand urban air quality.

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Intel and Micron begin production on new breakthrough class of non-volatile memory; 3D Xpoint memory speeds up to 1000 faster than NAND

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Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data.

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BMW i novel drive unit swing arm powers HNF eBike

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In addition to developing its own innovative premium vehicles and technologies with a focus on sustainability, BMW i also serves within the BMW Group as an incubator for innovation reaching beyond the brand’s vehicles.

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Delphi invests in Tula; Dynamic Skip Fire cylinder deactivation

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Delphi has made a minority investment in Tula Technology, the developer of Dynamic Skip Fire cylinder deactivation technology. Earlier post.)

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Qualcomm and BRUSA sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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BRUSA Elektronik AG, an automotive Tier 1 power electronics supplier, has licensed Qualcomm Incorporated’s Halo ( earlier post ) patented inventions to commercialize Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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Roland Berger study explores need for consolidation in vehicle electronic architectures

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In a new study, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants explores the strategy of module consolidation as a solution for the feature- and function-driven increasing complexity of vehicle electronic architectures.

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BYD and Alexander Dennis partner on new $30M deal for single-deck electric buses in London

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BYD Company Ltd. and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), Europe’s fastest growing bus and coach builder, have formed a new alliance and confirmed a £19-million (US$30-million) deal that will see the introduction of London’s first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet. This will also be the single largest fleet of full-size electric buses in Europe.

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Delphi acquires Ottomatika and invests in Quanergy to boost automated driving and ADAS capabilities

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To enhance its leading active safety and automated driving capabilities, Delphi has acquired software company Ottomatika, and has made a strategic investment in 3D LiDAR sensing leader, Quanergy.

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Chevrolet introduces Colorado Duramax Diesel midsize pickup

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Chevrolet has introduced the diesel version ( earlier post ) of its 2016 Colorado midsize pickup truck. Colorado is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015.) With 369 lb-ft of torque (500 N·m) generated by the all-new 2.8L

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million barrels a day, a record level.

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UPS announces renewable diesel agreements with Neste, REG and Solazyme; up to 46M gallons over next 3 years

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UPS announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. Neste, Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Solazyme will supply renewable diesel to UPS to help facilitate the company’s shift to move more than 12% of its purchased ground fuel from conventional diesel and gasoline fuel to alternative fuels by the end of 2017.

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Even The Oil Industry Asks: Does Tesla Mean The End Of Hydrocarbon Fuels?

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It's not just the cars made by electric-car startup Tesla Motors, or the fact that it's the first new automaker in decades that appears to have a serious chance of long-term success. The Silicon Valley company is also viewed as a potential disruptor of established players. In just three years, the Tesla Model S has emerged to become a legitimate. oil Tesla Motors plug-in cars fossil fuels

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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

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Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus. Future Cars plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles. To my. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Model 3, To Be Revealed In March, Might Have 300-Mile Range: Report

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All recent statements from Tesla Motors indicate that development of the Silicon Valley automaker's Model 3 electric car is still on track for a launch sometime in 2017. And while the company has said it plans to unveil the car next year, it hasn't discussed anything more specific than that. Now, a new report claims the Model 3 could make its. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

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Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them. Six years after killing its pre-bankruptcy ENVI project that showed a variety of plug-in concept cars, FCA still doesn't offer any mainstream plug-in models. Its only production electric car is the Fiat 500e, and FCA CEO. Green Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell plug-in cars

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Why Do Fuel-Cell Vehicles Make Electric-Car Advocates So Crazy?

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Last Thursday, Green Car Reports published a story noting that the several dozen drivers of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles had expressed deep frustration with the unreliability of Southern California's current hydrogen fueling stations. That story hit a chord; as of this morning, it's accumulated more comments than any other article we've. Politics hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell

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Volkswagen's Lineup Of Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Models To Expand

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Volkswagen will soon expand its lineup of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, according to reports in German media, with new entries on both the high and low ends of its range. But the rumored new models likely won’t be sold in the U.S. They will, however, help VW meet tighter European emissions standards, as well as electric-car adoption. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

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California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers. The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers. And now a new initiative will give low-income individuals. Green California Car Sharing Los Angeles plug-in cars

Youxia Electric Tesla Clone From China: So Bad It Makes Us Laugh

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Chinese carmakers have acquired a reputation for making blatantly obvious copies of existing designs from other countries. The results are usually worth a few chuckles--provided you don't work for the car company whose vehicle has been plagiarized. Now, it seems the Tesla Model S is the latest victim of that trend. DON'T MISS: China's Tesla-Beater. Green China Television plug-in cars

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Quiet-Car Noise Rules For Hybrid, Electric Cars To Be Finalized This Fall

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Hybrids and electric cars don't produce much powertrain noise running in electric-only mode. The smooth, near-silent ride is a perk for drivers and passengers, but some regulators believe it could constitute a safety issue for pedestrians. That led Congress to pass a law in 2010 ordering the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Pedestrians plug-in cars National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry For Bay Area, Electric Ferry In Norway

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit California roads in small numbers, and soon one or more will be traversing its waters too. Sandia National Laboratories and the Red and White Fleet ferry company plan to operate a "high-speed" hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project will also require the world's. California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell Boats

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Toyota Tackles Hydrogen Fueling Challenges As Mirai Launch Approaches

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As this autumn's launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car approaches, its maker is taking steps to ensure that the small number of initial buyers and lessees will be able to fuel up their hydrogen-powered sedans with ease. Some of the 70 or so Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV drivers in Southern California have complained that they can't reliable. Fuel Politics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles

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California ARB awarding $1.6 million to LA for low-income EV carsharing pilot program

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Following a competitive proposal process, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has offered $1.6 million to the City of Los Angeles to set up a pilot carsharing program for electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities. The grant will fulfill a key mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, enacted last year to make clean transportation more widely available, particularly in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Earlier post.).

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Who Buys Used Teslas? Younger, More Middle-Class Buyers, Analysis Says

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It's now pretty clear that used electric cars in the mass market depreciate more rapidly than their gasoline counterparts, even after netting out the effect of financial incentives. Early data shows the 200-mile-plus Tesla Model S, on the other hand, holds its value as a used car much better. But who are the people who are actually buying those. Used Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Young Buyers

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Refuting Selective, Slanted Coverage Of Electric Cars: The Pioneer's Never-Ending Task

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It's a hard-wired human response to be wary of new or changing things. In past millennia, it may have kept us alive longer. And when you're talking about a household's second-most-expensive purchase, it's not surprising that most car buyers are cautious, letting others be pioneers first. But for almost five years now, electric-car advocates and. Green Politics Social Media plug-in cars science

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Tesla Model X Spy Videos: Dirt Indicates Off-Road Tests, But What Do Sensors Do?

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The Tesla Model X electric crossover has been delayed multiple times, but Tesla Motors appears to have committed to delivering the first examples before the end of the year. Increased numbers of sightings of camouflaged prototypes testing in public could be good sign that Tesla will meet its deadline. And while the carmaker would probably prefer. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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