Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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CDP Technologies, the OEM sales division of Crazy Diamond Performance Inc., will offer a new aftermarket gaseous fuels-prepped cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines.

2017 40

30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

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While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. The cities have jointly asked automakers for cost and feasibility estimates of providing. government fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleet

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Year-long field testing finds electric buses with Toshiba wireless charger cut CO2 up to 60% compared to diesel

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Toshiba Corporation announced the results of year-long field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. Earlier post.)

2017 38

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the. Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid Motors

2017 38

Porsche spent €2.2B on R&D in 2016; PHEVs, Mission E BEV, digitalization

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In FY 2016, Porsche spent €2.2 billion (US$2.4 billion) on R&D to prepare for mobility of the future with an emphasis on plug-in hybrid vehicles; the battery-electric Mission E vehicle; and overall digital transformation. Digitalization is more than an investment in the latest technologies. It opens new economic opportunities, increases customer benefits and makes processes more efficient. In the medium-term, we want to generate a double-digit percentage of sales through digital services.

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Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with EV company NIO ( earlier post ), to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles. NIO will use Novelis Advanz aluminum alloys to create a wide range of structural components and parts for its aluminum-intensive NIO electric SUV models to be launched over the next five years.

2017 35

Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology ( CACC ).

2017 35

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

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Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its solar-energy business can be reinforced and complemented by Tesla's energy-storage business. Last year, Tesla announced a joint project with SolarCity to install a large battery farm. electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy solar energy storage Solar City

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

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Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of aggressive incentives, well-developed charging infrastructure, and a citizenry committed to lowering carbon emissions. Thanks to this unique array of circumstances, electric. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids Norway New car sales plug-in cars

2017 35

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

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Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter Storm Stella while watching the surfers at Rincon Beach. For electric-car nuts like me, however, there’s another California perk that’s not far behind: the wide. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 31

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

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BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. But the automaker will need to keep that momentum up. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in? Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

2017 31

Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come

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The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and the second-generation Nissan Leaf. The Swedish automaker has concentrated on plug-in hybrids for the most part thus far, but plans to launch a production electric car within. Geely Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't limited to passenger cars. DON'T MISS: Fuel-cell. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan Nissan e-NV200

2017 28

Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids.

2017 27

IACMI launches project to optimize resins and sizings for vinyl ester / carbon fiber composites; targeting automotive adoption

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Manufacturing USA institute driven by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the US Department of Energy, in partnership with Ashland, Zoltek, Michelman, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), JobsOhio, and Michigan State University (MSU) has launched a project focused on the optimization of vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings for the fabrication of carbon fiber composites.

2017 27

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

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Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan SUVs are not only some of Porsche's more popular models, but fund its development of the fabled 911 rear-engine sport coupe and the Boxster. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

Why I canceled my Chevy Bolt EV electric-car order: a reader explains

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The advent of affordable 200-mile electric cars promises to increase public acceptance of cars with plugs—or at least that's the hope of both carmakers and advocates. The first of those, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now entering the market, state by state, to great acclaim. But not every electric-car fan is sold on the Bolt EV's. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion; targeting autonomous driving

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Intel Corporation announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.

2017 23

More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as lower-volume models like the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans. But many of the automakers' electric models are due for. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

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Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown concepts for their pricey, 200-mile-plus electric cars, and most of them are expected to go on sale in the second half of next year as 2019 models. But which make is likely to. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

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Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic fashion with the EP9—a 1,360-horsepower electric supercar. At the time, the company noted it was developing a model that would be at least a bit more relevant to the. China plug-in cars NextEV Nio

2017 21

Goodyear shows two concept tires targeting autonomous and shared vehicles; smart tires

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company showcased several new and emerging technologies in its latest concept tires at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2017 20

VW pleads guilty to felonies in diesel emission scandal

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On Friday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Entry of the plea is the latest step toward resolving the criminal aspect of Volkswagen's diesel scandal in the U.S. A settlement between VW and the U.S. Justice Department was announced. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 20

Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in G4 Insights Inc. for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. G4 is developing and commercializing a proprietary PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation (PCH) process to produce a renewable drop-in replacement for fossil natural gas.

2017 20

2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

2017 20

Magna and Ford developing prototype carbon fiber composite subframe; mass reduction of 34%

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In pursuit of lower vehicle weight to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International Inc., in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe which reduces mass by 34% compared to making a stamped steel equivalent.

2017 19

Alstom and NTL launch electric Aptis as new mass transit mobility solution; four steerable wheels; Paris trials

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Alstom and NTL presented Aptis, an innovative electric mobility solution for mass transit. Aptis’ unique and innovative design, based on that of a tram, incorporates low-floor accessibility and 360° views.

2017 19

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

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Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration. The event will likely be accompanied by predictable language: Trump will be “highlighting the need to eliminate burdensome regulations. emissions EPA climate change CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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California ARB staff considering including alternative jet fuel in Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is considering including alternative jet fuel (AJF) in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). ARB staff is hosting a public working meeting today to consider the matter. In 2009, the ARB approved the LCFS regulation to reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuel used in California by at least 10% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline.

2017 16

2018 Nissan Leaf, Ioniq drive videos, Bolt EV road trip, EPA turmoil: The Week in Reverse

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What date did we finally get for the unveiling of a very popular electric car's next generation? Why are we increasingly nervous about the fate of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under its climate-science-denying head? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday. The Week In Reverse

2017 15

Lucid Air priced slightly below Tesla Model S at $60,000

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The Lucid Air electric car will be available in a base model with less power and a lower range than the high-end model unveiled last year, but at a much lower price. A Lucid Motors press release confirmed the Air base model will start at $52,500, after the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars is applied. That means the true base price will. Pricing plug-in cars Lucid Motors

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

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Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify America" plan shows how the automaker would spend funds it is required to commit to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure under the terms of a settlement for its diesel-emissions. EPA CARB plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Volkswagen diesel scandal

Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back solar, wind power

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The new presidential administration seems poised to take a radically different approach to energy policy than its predecessor. That approach is founded on denial of accepted climate science, and an expressed desire to promote the fossil-fuel industry, including the so-called revival of coal. But while the White House prepares to execute what looks. Politics government energy policy jobs climate change renewable energy solar wind energy Donald Trump

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