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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.

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Which is better for fuel economy, windows open or AC on?

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It’s hot and sticky, but what’s really best? Opening the windows or turning on the air con? It’s a question that many drivers have pondered over the y. Green Cars Fuel Green credentials Hybrid cars The Green Piece Fuel efficiency

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Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

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Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to learn the company has systematically lied to her and deliberately violated the laws she's charged with enforcing. After the diesel scandal broke in mid-September, U.S. emissions EPA TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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UK team produces hydrogen from fescue grass via photocatalytic reforming

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A team of researchers from the UK’s Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute and Queen’s University Belfast have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass—without significant pre-treatment—using sunlight and a metal-loaded titania photocatalyst.

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Protean Electric raises $70M to accelerate adoption of in-wheel drive systems for electrified vehicles in China

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Protean Electric, developer and manufacturer of in-wheel electric drive systems, has raised $70 million in new funding from GO Scale Capital, Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co. and Tianjin THSG Corporation.

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NREL supports propane-to-electricity shuttle bus conversion at Zion National Park

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NREL is evaluating the drive-cycle characteristics of a fleet of propane-powered shuttle buses operating at Zion National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) originally deployed the propane buses in 2000 to reduce congestion along the park’s main traffic corridor. As the propane-powered fleet ages and associated maintenance costs rise, NPS is working with NREL to use this drive-cycle information to optimize the conversion of 14 of its propane buses to run on electricity.

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LLNL researchers build scalable ultra-lightweight and flexible 3D-printed metallic materials

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry.

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Interactive map will show real-time carbon monoxide levels in London

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Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Drayson Technologies is partnering with Inmarsat and courier company Gophr to capture real-time data on carbon monoxide pollution levels in London.

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Ultra high-strength materials reduce heavy-duty cylinder liner distortion; GOE330 compacted graphite iron

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has become the first company to bring ultra high-strength iron cylinder liners into series production.

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Chevrolet launches new generation Chevrolet Cruze in China; larger, lighter, more efficient

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Chevrolet introduced the all-new Cruze ( earlier post ) in China. Cruze is the brand’s best-selling model both globally and in China, with more than 4 million sold since the first-generation model’s launch seven years ago. Customers have a choice of a 1.4L direct injection turbocharged engine or a 1.5L

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Opinion: Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years.

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ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China

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ABB has won orders worth over $300 million to supply technologies for the world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2016.

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Lux: biojet fuel to account for 56% of targeted 2050 CO2 emissions reductions in aviation

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Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO 2 emissions to 0.2 billion tons (GT) in 2050—half the 2005 figure—as opposed to the staggering 2.1

American Refining Group taking 1/3 stake in Amyris/Cosan Novvi JV; accelerating commercialization of renewable base oil and lubricants

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American Refining Group (ARG) is taking a 33.3% stake in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris and Brazil-based Cosan S.A.

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Li-ion startup Cadenza Innovation raises $5+M in oversubscribed Series A; ex Boston Power team

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Cadenza Innovation , a Li-ion battery startup founded in 2012 by Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, former CEO and founder of Boston Power ( earlier post ), has raised more than $5 million in growth capital.

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Daimler showcases semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot; driving 20 km BRT route

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Daimler is highlighting its development of the semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot. The technology of the CityPilot in the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is based on that of the autonomously driving Mercedes-Benz Actros truck with Highway Pilot presented two years ago. Earlier post.).

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Los Alamos team develops robust route to convert starch and sugar to C10 and C11 hydrocarbons; “potato-to-pump”

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a route to convert oligosaccharides, such as starch, cellulose, and hemicelluloses to C 10 and C 11 hydrocarbons by using depolymerization followed by chain extension.

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Mitsubishi Chemical and Engineering partner to produce and sell zeolite membranes for ethanol dehydration; new process

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) and Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service (MZM), a subsidiary of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding are partnering to produce and sell zeolite membranes, with a focus on ethanol dehydration.

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BMW introducing new 1 Series Sedan; exclusively for the Chinese market

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The BMW Group and BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. BBA) will introduce the BMW 1 Series Sedan in China—the first compact sports sedan under the BMW brand in the market. The premium compact car segment is the fastest growing segment worldwide and in China.

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New automotive actuators from TT Electronics deliver significant improvements to next generation haptic accelerator pedals

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TT Electronics has introduced new automotive actuators for next-generation of haptic accelerator pedals.

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Efficient Drivetrains selected as part of $8.2M San Diego port electrification project

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI), a developer of high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, was selected as a drivetrain provider and vehicle integrator for an electrification program driven by the San Diego Port Tenants Association ( SDPTA ). Also selected as part of the San Diego project were BYD and Transportation Power. Technology subcontractors are Peloton, GC Green, Greenlining Institute, and carbonBLU.

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van.what happens?

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It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and electric motors are capable of power outputs rivaling those of many of the most muscular internal-combustion engines. The Internet is chock full of videos showing Tesla electric cars. Videos drag racing plug-in cars

Top five convertibles for sun lovers

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The sun is shining and the sky outside the ContractHireAndLeasing.com office window has turned from a foreboding grey blanket to a dome of endless blu. Ford Citroen Mazda Land Rover BMW MX-5 Range Rover Evoque DS3 Mustang M4 Top 5 Editors Picks DS

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Duke study: serpentinized rock in oceans may be large, overlooked source of free hydrogen gas

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Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas, a new Duke University study suggests. Their paper is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Recent discoveries of free hydrogen gas, which was once thought to be very rare, have been made near slow-spreading tectonic plates deep beneath Earth’s continents and under the sea.

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Airbus forecasts 33,000+ new planes valued >US$5T over next 20 years

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In the next 20 years (2016-2035), according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, passenger traffic will grow at an average 4.5% a year, driving a need for more than 33,000 new aircraft above 100 seats (32,425 passenger & 645 freighters greater than 10 tonnes) worth US$5.2 trillion. By 2035, the world’s aircraft fleet will have doubled from today’s 19,500 aircraft to almost 40,000. Some 13,000 passenger and freighter aircraft will be replaced with more fuel efficient types.

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U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

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The Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5 billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging infrastructure in the U.S. Officials hope this will lead to the construction of enough new charging stations to quell "range anxiety" and enhance the appeal of electric cars for. White House plug-in cars charging transportation policy charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging

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Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

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Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic luxury-car buyers. With more than 125,000 sold since mid-2012, Tesla Motors has since launched the Model X electric crossover utility and announced plans for its next product, the. Future Cars plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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2017 BMW i3 preview

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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several updates, most notably a much larger battery pack and a corresponding increase in its EPA-rated range. Battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt hours, and BMW says. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

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Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

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In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would sell a low-volume electric car, use the proceeds to create a higher-volume model, and then use money from that car's sales to develop an electric car that was truly affordable. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars solar energy storage self-driving cars

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

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General Motors has followed an aggressive schedule for the launch of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. After unveiling the production version of the 200-mile electric car at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show back in January, GM said the Bolt EV would begin rolling off assembly lines before the end of the year. The Bolt EV has been in pilot. Manufacturing General Motors Production plug-in cars

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1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip in the Northeast: are we there yet?

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When my son scored a coveted civil engineering summer internship in Silver Spring, Maryland, the chance for an electric-car road trip from our Boston-area home presented itself. Sure, I could have done the sensible thing and taken my trusty 2006 Toyota Prius, but where would be the adventure in that? Instead, I seized the chance to take my 84-mile

VW diesel deal: what should I do? Take buyback? Wait for updates?

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It's a question that hundreds of thousands of VW 2.0-liter TDI diesel owners will be asking soon, if they haven't already: Should I take the buyback? Some have already made up their minds. They want their cars to go away, and will sell them back to the manufacturer that deceived them and lied to regulators. Others, though, like the fundamental. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Nissan Leaf road trip, 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla ends buybacks: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a 1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip, a report that the 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will start production in October, and the end of Tesla's guaranteed buyback program. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla cancels its guaranteed buyback program in a move meant to free up cash. Sales of the Toyota Prius hybrid. Today in Car News

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Is Toyota Prius hybrid simply passe now that plug-in cars are here?

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The Toyota Prius hybrid was once the poster child for green technology, even a status symbol for environmentally-conscious celebrities. Over three generations, the Prius was largely responsible for cementing Toyota's status as the number-one seller of green cars. But lately the Prius seems to have lost a bit of its luster. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Car Sales

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Tesla working on changes to Autopilot driver-assistance software

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In the wake of a May fatal crash in which a Model S operating on Autopilot collided with a semi trailer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said he will not disable the system. However, it appears the electric-car maker is working on modifications to its Autopilot driver-assistance software. Those changes will likely focus on Autopilot's existing. Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

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As cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving technology, and there are myriad rumors that Apple is developing an entire car of its own. Vacuum-cleaner producer Dyson bought solid-state battery maker Sakti3, and has. China Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars Warren Buffet Samsung

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

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India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to cancel the registrations of diesel cars produced 10 or more years ago. The order from the New Green Tribunal (NGT) takes effect immediately. DON'T MISS: India's ambitious. emissions India transportation policy

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