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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. In a related new study in the Journal of CO 2 Utilization (Wang et al. )

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Tesla to improve city Autopilot driving with major software update

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Tesla is due to deliver the next major version of its vehicle software, Version 10, starting next month, and it will include some significant upgrades to its Autopilot driver-assistance suite.

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A brief history of… Jaguar XJ

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As one door closes with a softly damped thud, another one opens for Jaguar and its flagship XJ saloon

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Thomas Built Buses electric school bus powered by Proterra receives full CARB and HVIP certifications, CEC funding eligibility

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Thomas Built Buses Inc. has received full California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) certifications for its Type C electric bus, the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology.

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U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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A team at the University of Delaware has demonstrated a direct ammonia fuel cell (DAFC) prototype with a peak power density of 135 mW cm -2 at 80 ?C. The DAFC employs an ammonia-tolerant precious-metal-free cathode catalyst (Acta 4020) and a high-temperature-stable hydroxide exchange membrane (HEM).

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Honda e EV features five-screen, full-width digital dashboard

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The new Honda e EV features intuitive and advanced connectivity in a contemporary passenger cabin. The Honda e’s full-width digital dashboard, comprised of five integrated high-resolution color screens, is designed for effortless usability of the onboard connected apps and services.

2019 119

Street charger tucks away for pedestrian access during the day

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Electric car charging infrastructure is good—until there's so much of it that it clutters the streets and starts impeding pedestrian access. That's why a British company called Urban Electric has designed pop up chargers that retract into the ground when they're not in use.

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Tesla announces bigger Megapack for stationary storage

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Last week, Tesla introduced something bigger than its Powerpack energy-storage systems: the Megapack, for large utility-scale storage installations. Tesla says the Megapack, which stores 3 megawatt-hours of electricity, has 60 percent more energy density than the Powerpack.

2019 101

Honda packs its retro urban EV with a dash full of screens

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You can forget about the delightfully retro-simple look inside and out that was part of what made the Honda E such a standout. Honda is shaping up to be one of the first carmakers with a full-width array of distinct screens, in the Honda E, when it goes on sale in Europe early next year.

2019 102

Study: Americans have little confidence in EVs, less in self-driving cars

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Car shoppers know electric-cars are good for the environment, but relatively few would consider buying one, according to results released Tuesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

2019 99

Former Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel-scandal allegations

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Two days after a newspaper investigation in Germany revealed the depth of Audi's role in the vast diesel emissions-cheating scandal at Volkswagen, German prosecutors have arrested the division's former CEO, Rupert Stadler, in conjunction with the scandal.

2019 97

How to choose connecting flights to minimize environmental impact

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by Michael Sivak. Because of the long distances typically involved in flying, your next airline trip will likely contribute a substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

2019 95

BNEF ups forecast for global investment in stationary energy storage, sees majority of capacity likely to be grid-scale

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Energy storage installations around the world will multiply exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

2019 95

Project examines how to automate charging for self-driving fleets

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Within the next decade, companies and fleet operators face a serious logistics dilemma: If the future is autonomous and electric, as some major automakers now argue, the only way this works smoothly is if the charging is as well-automated as the driving itself.

2019 93

Dana to provide e-propulsion system for Class 8 truck hydrogen fuel development project in Alberta, Canada

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Dana Incorporated will provide its Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion solution with integrated TM4 SUMO HP motor-inverter system to power Class 8 tractor-trailer units that will move freight year-round between Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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Senate bill includes up to $1B for clean-car infrastructure

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The transportation infrastructure bill long promised by President Trump and Congress was finally introduced in the Senate on Monday—and it may include some money for electric cars.

2019 92

New Flyer to supply six battery-electric Xcelsior buses to Brampton Transit; CUTRIC supported zero-emission bus program

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New Flyer Industries Canada, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, announced the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and Brampton Transit have jointly secured $11.15 million in federal funding from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the adoption of zero-emission transit buses.

2019 93

Audi to introduce entry-level e-tron model with smaller battery pack, less range

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Audi will introduce a second, entry-level version of its e-tron electric SUV to select markets in early 2020.

2019 89

Circa Group providing bio-based solvent Cyrene to UK EV battery recycling project

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Australia-based biotechnology company Circa Group, which produces its bio-based solvent Cyrene from waste cellulose, is participating in a project to develop the first UK industrial scale capability to reclaim and reuse the most valuable components of end-of-life electrical vehicle (EV) batteries.

2019 88

Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit in Canada

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though.

2019 89

Ballard announces order from Solaris for 12 fuel cell modules to power Bolzano buses

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. for 12 FCmove-HD fuel cell modules to power 12 buses to be deployed with SASA Bolzano, the public transport operator in Bolzano, Italy under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe (JIVE) funding program.

2019 89

VP Mike Pence says Workhorse deal to proceed for GM Lordstown plant

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On a visit to Ohio on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Workhorse Group has secured financing to buy GM's factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to build electric trucks.

2019 87

Reports: Audi software tricks led to dirty dieselgate scandal

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Audi played a significant role in the Volkswagen diesel scandal—specifically in developing software that cheated emissions tests for diesels in Europe and the U.S. That's a point that's only come to light in recent days, as documents just have been uncovered as part of European reports.

2019 89

Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. Zero-emission vehicles represented roughly 3% of all new, light-duty vehicles sold in the first half of 2019, compared to roughly 2% during the same period in 2018. Since 1 May 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicle, will receive an incentive of $5,000.

2019 85

Georgia Tech team simulates risks of hacked connected vehicles; stalling 20% of cars could gridlock Manhattan

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Physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Multiscale Systems, Inc. have simulated what it would take for hackers to wreak widespread havoc in a city by randomly stranding cars.

2019 87

Report: New lithium mines may bring battery prices down

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Automakers continue to express concerns over the supply of raw materials for electric-car batteries. A Bloomberg report suggests that might not be the reality at all. Enough new lithium supplies are coming online that mining companies are concerned about a price collapse. While automakers are preparing a raft of new electric models, they can't. lithium lithium batteries

2019 85

Nidec to form electric traction motor JV with a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group

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Leading motor manufacturer Nidec Corporation will form a joint venture with GAC Components Co., Ltd., a member of China-based Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., to manufacture automotive traction motors. The tentative name of the JV is Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System Co.,

2019 83

Electrify America and Stable collaborate to deploy robotic fast-charging facility for self-driving electric vehicle fleets

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2019 83

Continental launches series production of technologies for robo-taxis

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Continental technologies such as ABS, radar and redundant brake system are being used in series production for robo-taxis for first time. This year, Continental’s technology for driverless vehicles will be in production for the first time in French company EasyMile’s EZ10 autonomous shuttle.

2019 83

California ARB proposes CI values for new temporary LCFS pathway for hydrotreated alternative jet fuel

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed carbon intensity (CI) values for a new Temporary LCFS pathway for Alternative Jet Fuel. Public comments on the proposed new Temporary pathway are being accepted through 16 September prior to certification.

2019 83

Dürr enables fully automated painting of cars in two colors

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With its EcoPaintJet system, Dürr is presenting an automated application solution that ensures an unprecedented level of precision in applying sharp paint lines, enabling two-tone painting with reduced cost and effort. The EcoPaintJet also offers important benefits in the painting of electric cars.

2019 83

Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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Eni has released the 18 th edition of the World Oil, Gas and Renewables Review , the annual statistics report on oil, natural gas and renewables sources.

2019 83

Researchers report on inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma

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An international team of scientists has observed a previously unclear inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma symptoms. The paper is published in the journal Toxicological Sciences.

2019 83

BP forming 50:50 biofuels JV with Bunge in Brazil; growing existing biofuels business >50%

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BP will form a 50:50 biofuels joint venture with Bunge—a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients. BP will combine its Brazilian biofuels and biopower businesses with that of Bunge to create a world-scale, highly-efficient producer of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil: BP Bunge Bioenergia. BP’s interest in the new venture will grow its existing biofuels business by more than 50%.

2019 84

Senate bill includes up to $1B for clean-car infrastructure

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The transportation infrastructure bill long promised by President Trump and Congress was finally introduced in the Senate on Monday—and it may include some money for electric cars.

2019 82

Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though.

2019 80

Toyota plant in Poland to produce second hybrid transmission in 2021

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Starting in 2021, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) plans to produce a second electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) at its plant in Wa?brzych. brzych. With this €70-million investment, TMMP will also be producing one of the electric motors that is integral to Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain system. Together with earlier announcements, Toyota’s total investment in both its Polish manufacturing centres in Walbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice will increase to approximately €1.2

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