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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. Earlier post.).

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France's Citroën will rent its Ami two-seat electric car for less than $23 a month

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The Citroën Ami is a new electric car that that takes affordability to a new level. The Ami will be available to rent for the equivalent of $23 a month, for a 48-month period with $2,900, or for shorter terms through Free2Move, the car-sharing service operated by Citroën parent PSA Group.

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Government to look at banning pavement parking

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The Department for Transport has announced a consultation into banning drivers from parking on pavements

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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader.

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage.

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Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found.

2020 156

ESCRYPT and the Security division of NTT form automotive cybersexurity partnership

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The risk of cybersecurity incidents due to targeted, uncontrolled attacks is growing with increasing automotive connectivity and the digitalization of vehicle functions and services.

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BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

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BloombergNEF has issued a research note highlighting some of the likely effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak over the next year on the transition to a clean economy: including renewable power, energy storage, electric vehicles, heating, cooling and the circular economy.

2020 135

Mitsubishi Electric introduces MEMS LiDAR solution for autonomous vehicles

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a compact light-detection and ranging (LiDAR) solution incorporating a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) that achieves an extra-wide horizontal scanning angle to accurately detect the shapes and distances of objects ahead in autonomous driving systems.

2020 134

TU Wien researchers develop neural hardware for image recognition in nanoseconds

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Researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed an ultra-fast image sensor with a built-in neural network; the sensor can be trained to recognize certain objects. They describe their work on ultrafast machine vision in a paper in Nature.

2020 128

UECC and Goodfuels parther on first use of marine biofuel in the ro-ro segment

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Leading short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) on UECC’s ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky.

2020 129

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. This would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals present in used batteries.

2020 127

CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has certified the 2020 annual update to the carbon intensities (CI) of the lookup table pathways for a) California Average Grid Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel in California and b) Electricity Supplied under the Smart Charging or Smart Electrolysis Provision.

2020 127

Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is the first to test MCI’s first all-electric coach—the MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, designed for long-range express routes—in Canada. MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE.

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Solaris orders 25 Ballard fuel cell modules to power hydrogen buses in Germany

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Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has ordered 25 of Ballard’s new 70 kilowatt heavy-duty FCmove HD fuel cell modules.

2020 117

Samsung researchers develop solid-state Li metal battery with Ag-C composite anode; larger capacity, longer life, greater safety

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Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) have developed a new high-performance all-solid-state lithium metal battery that uses, for the first time, a silver-carbon (Ag-C) composite layer as the anode with no excess Li.

2020 117

Toyota develops electrostatic paint atomizer with 95+ % coating efficiency, highest in the world

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed an airless paint atomizer that uses static electricity instead of air to replace the conventional air paint atomizers used in the vehicle body painting process.

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USDOT releases report on automated vehicles and adverse weather

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The US Department of Transportation has published a report on how adverse weather and road conditions affect automated vehicles (AVs). The report, Automated Vehicles and Adverse Weather: Final Report , explores AV needs, opportunities, and potential shortcomings during adverse weather conditions. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) statistics show that more than 1 in 5 annual motor vehicle crashes—many involving injuries and fatalities—are weather-related.

2020 111

Volkswagen using AR to design new production lines in Chattanooga

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As the Volkswagen Chattanooga factory ramps up production of the new Atlas Cross Sport, and lays groundwork for assembling the next generation of Volkswagen electric vehicles planned to begin in 2022, engineers are using augmented reality (AR) goggles to design production lines and help spot potential issues.

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Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining plan to optimize MTU engines for autonomous operations

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Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI’s Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

2020 109

Honeywell to release most powerful quantum computer yet by mid-2020; QCCD architecture

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Honeywell announced that due to a breakthrough in technology, it will release a quantum computer with a quantum volume of at least 64, twice that of the next alternative in the industry, by the middle of 2020.

2020 109

MIIT verifies Xpeng P7 EV range of 706 km (439 miles) NEDC

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) has verified Xpeng’s P7 electric sports sedan’s driving range to be NEDC 706 km (439 miles). It is the longest range among electric vehicles available in China.

2020 109

Truck modifiers behind "Diesel Brothers" hit with $850,000 fine for pollution

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Sometimes, the spotlight can have drawbacks. A federal judge has ordered the stars of the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers to pay an $851,451 fine for air pollution, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

2020 108

Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is wooing more from other brands than the typical Ford

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Deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E haven't begun yet, but in the meantime Ford is releasing smaller tidbits of information—about the people making reservations for the electric crossover, for instance. Ford claims six out of 10 Mach-E reservation holders are coming from other brands.

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Renault Trucks starts serial production of its electric trucks

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Renault Trucks is beginning serial production of its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks ( earlier post ) in its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy.

2020 104

IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast.

2020 104

Study: Particulate emissions from tire wear is higher than from tailpipes

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Tire and brake wear could be the next front of emissions testing, according to Emissions Analytics, an organization that conducts independent emissions tests. Emissions Analytics found that emissions of particulate matter from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than from tailpipes.

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Number of vehicles per person is still down from its maximum in 2006

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By Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This is my latest update on the recent changes in the number of registered vehicles in the United States. In the previous analysis , I examined the data from 1984 through 2017. This analysis adds new calculations for 2018.

2020 102

The Honda Clarity Electric has run out of range, won’t return for 2020

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With the confirmed discontinuation of the Clarity Electric for 2020, Honda no longer has a single battery-electric model in its U.S. lineup.

2020 102

Electrify America hits 100 charging stations in California

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Electrify America has reached a significant milestone for electric-car charging in California, the biggest market for EVs in the United States. About 15 months after opening its first California charging station, the network has opened its 100th charging station in the state.

2020 102

Oregon transit district buying 11 New Flyer electric buses and 7 ABB depot chargers

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Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon has awarded New Flyer a contract for 11 Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, including seven ABB depot chargers to support electric bus infrastructure development. The zero-emission bus purchase was supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No- Emission funding. LTD has a longstanding commitment to sustainability.

2020 101

New photocatalyst for selective conversion of fatty acids to diesel- and jet-range molecules

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Researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a photocatalyst for the selective decarboxylation of fatty acids to produce diesel- and jet-range molecules under mild conditions (30?°C, C, H 2 pressure ?0.2?MPa). MPa).

2020 101

UCSD researchers develop draining safety feature for Li-metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly heating up and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit.

2020 99

Will cheaper gas slow Tesla's surge?

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One good reason to buy an electric car is to save money on fuel, so will low gas prices slow down Tesla sales? Wall Street, it seems, says "no." In a recent Barron's article, two Wall Street analysts said they believe electric-car adoption is now largely decoupled from gas prices.

2020 98

Goodyear ReCharge regenerating-tire concept aims to cut waste

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Goodyear has developed a "self-generating" designed to extend the life of tires, as well as make them more adaptable to different conditions. The Goodyear ReCharge tire concept features a tread that can be replenished using fluid-filled capsules.

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Fast-charging method claims to help electric-car batteries last longer

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Heat is the enemy of electric-car battery packs. And while high-performance driving might heat up the packs momentarily, few things you can do to the pack come close to the potential wear and tear inflicted by the kind of charging you’d need to use on a highway trip: DC fast charging.

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Porsche says batteries are still too heavy for its smaller sports cars

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Porsche has committed to making electric cars a permanent part of its lineup, but that doesn't mean every model will get an all-electric powertrain.

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