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US Navy-led study of ultracapacitors finds Skeleton outperforms Ioxus, Maxwell, JM Energy for transient load applications

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Among the new power architectures that hold a great deal of promise are hybrid energy storage modules that integrate energy dense batteries with power dense ultracapacitors (UCs) into a single power supply that augments traditional generation technologies. Within such an architecture, the UC is the element that may be utilized to sink and source power quickly, at the leading or falling edge of a transient event.

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#GreenNewDeal or NO Deal

Creative Greenius

On Friday night, April 26, I had the privilege of hosting a panel on the Green New Deal at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles. The Theme was “The Path Forward: If Not The Green New Deal, Then What? These are the videos and visuals I curated and screened for the audience as means to tell the story – Why Do We Need A Green New Deal?

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Busting 7 of the most common myths about electric cars

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Ah, yes, forwarded emails with subject lines like, “The real story behind …” or “Things you haven’t been told about … ” They can contain much misinformation, and their “facts” can spread at digital speeds. We recently got one from an Australian acquaintance, who helpfully sent it to 70 or so. Batteries myths

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Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Left golf cart over winter inside heated area. Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack charge

Korea Gas Corporation to invest $4B in hydrogen production and distribution by 2030

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Korea Gas Corp. KOGAS), the state-run natural gas supplier and a major global importer of LNG, plans to spend 4.7 trillion won (US$4.01 billion) to build hydrogen-producing facilities by 2030. Under the plan, KOGAS will construct 25 hydrogen-producing facilities and pipelines totaling 700 kilometers to transport the gas. By 2030, KOGAS expects to supply 1.73 million tons of hydrogen annually. KOGAS said demand for hydrogen in South Korea will reach 1.94 million tons per year by 2030 and 5.26

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New Greenius Comedy One-Act Debuts At Ruskin Group Theatre Starring Mouchette van Helsdingen & Ryan Stiffleman

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GM CEO confirms plans to build Chevy or GMC electric pickup truck

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra confirmed Tuesday in a call with investors what rumors had long predicted: The automaker will build an electric pickup. Barra didn't specify when the pickup would appear, or whether it would be branded as a GMC or Chevrolet. Rumors swirled earlier this year that GM may invest in EV startup Rivian, but that never. Pickups General Motors

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ORNL team runs SMR simulations on Summit with greater than expected efficiency

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In a step toward advancing small modular nuclear reactor designs, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have run reactor simulations on ORNL supercomputer Summit with greater-than-expected computational efficiency. The team’s experiments tracked 100 billion particle histories—which are collections of unique, individual neutron interactions that occur within a reactor core—on Summit’s GPU-based architecture, taking advantage of the supercomputer’s full capacity.

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If You Were Honest, @LATimes You Would Have Printed Mr. White Privilege From Harvard’s Photo In His Ignorant Plea For More Greed & Injustice. So I Did In Today’s #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 150

Ford electric vehicles and hybrids: Here are some of the many models arriving soon

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With last week’s announcement of a strategic partnership with electric truckmaker hopeful Rivian, cemented by a pending $500 million equity investment, Ford Motor Company is covering the bases for how the market might evolve and assuring multiple paths toward a future where vehicles with charge ports are the norm. “Across the world. Plug-In Hybrids

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Lamborghini goes electric

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The LB48H – a working title, of course – is set to replace the Aventador in 2020

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Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services. Much of the public discussion around automated vehicle technologies has focused on safety, comfort, and convenience.

2019 253

El Segundo’s @LATimes Forced To Cover Climate Crisis When Politicians Shove It Up Their To-Do List #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 150

Audi E-tron electric SUV gets discounts just as it goes on sale

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Just as the 2019 E-tron SUV starts arriving at dealerships, Audi is already offering big discounts on them. The biggest incentive so far is 1.9 percent financing on the E-tron for up to 66 months, which is significantly cheaper than most other models in Audi's lineup, according to our partners at CarsDirect.com. The similar-sized, gas-powered Q5

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Geeley launch all-electric car brand

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Geeley Auto Group has launched Geometry, a new global all-electric vehicle brand

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Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

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The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline. Last month, 19 of the 27 markets posted negative results—including the top 10 largest markets in Europe.

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@LaTimes Greenwashes Climate Crisis & Threat To Readers By Claiming Surrender Is “War On Climate” As Los Angelenos Choke On Nation’s Worst Air Pollution #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 150

New York to add solar to transportation hubs

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Electric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. In the latest example, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add solar panels to the rooftops of its rail yards and bus depots to help feed the local power grid. READ MORE: Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes The MTA. solar Buses Trains parking lots

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Interview with Audi e-tron product manager Chris Batty

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We interview Chris Batty, product manager for Audi e-tron

2019 40

Bosch partners with Powercell on development and large-scale production of fuel cells for trucks and cars

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Bosch has formed an alliance with Powercell Sweden AB, the Swedish manufacturer of fuel-cell stacks. Under the agreement, the two partners will work jointly to make the polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell ready for production. Bosch will then manufacture this technology under license for the global automotive market. The stack will complement the Bosch portfolio of fuel-cell components, and is to be launched in 2022 at the latest.

2019 238

Spot the difference: Mercedes A-Class Saloon vs CLA-Class

Green Cars News

Mercedes-Benz’ ability to successfully identify a niche is something we’ve touched on before

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When will it be socially unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

At Green Car Reports, we've developed something of a tradition for Earth Day. Back in 2014, we formulated the question: "When will we start to see tailpipes on cars as morally wrong?" The question came originally from a friend who works in advocacy in public health, who likened CO2 emissions from tailpipes to smoking cigarettes, which has now been. Earth Day Polls

2019 98

Driving an electric vehicle can help curb climate change

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Can driving an electric vehicle can help curb climate change, Discover EV explores the subject

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Porsche launches two new cogen plants running on biogas in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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Porsche has launched two new cogeneration plants in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to enhance its environmentally friendly energy mix and close the remaining gap to CO 2 neutral production of the fully electric Taycan in Zuffenhausen. The heat and power plants, each of which has an output of around two megawatts, run exclusively on biogas and residual products produced from organic waste. In contrast to conventional power plants, cogeneration plants are used to generate heat and power in parallel.

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Mobile chargers for empty EVs: is this the end of range anxiety or does it create an eco-paradox?

Green Cars News

We’ve heard a lot about ‘range anxiety’ where electric cars are concerned

2019 38

2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid rated just 16 electric miles

Green Car Reports

Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury sedan, the 7-Series, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change might well be the one with a charge port: the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid. The 2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance can go 16 all-electric miles. bmw Plug-In Hybrids

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Headless Chicken’s Body Still Spastically Active #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 150

Graphene oxide aerogel helps lithium-sulfur batteries reach new potential

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a free-standing reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) aerogel for use as a supporting electrode for the electrochemical redox reaction of sulfur in a catholyte-based lithium-sulfur battery. A mesoporous matrix is formed by a layers of r-GO, providing sites for electrochemical reactions and a highly conducting pathway for electrons.

Top five basic essentials to keep in your car

Green Cars News

As that wise old sage Roy Keane once said: “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

2019 37

LA Green New Deal targets 80 percent EVs, less driving

Green Car Reports

As Washington waffles on developing a Green New Deal—or works to torpedo it altogether—LA's environmentalist mayor, Eric Garcetti, signed off on a local Green New Deal for the city on Monday. “Politicians don’t need to look across the aisle to find the answers—they need to look across the country,” he said, in. Los Angeles air pollution

2019 91

Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford F-59 Model, electrifying delivery vans and food trucks

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford F-59 Model to support its customers with delivery and food truck applications. The new Lightning Electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 chassis is available for all F-59 variants, which range from 16,000 to 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) configurations.

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BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam partner on green hydrogen study; 250 MW electrolyzer

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BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam will collaborate to explore the opportunity of making green hydrogen via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which has the potential for significant reductions in CO 2 emissions. BP’s Rotterdam refinery. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made from hydrocarbons to desulfurize products.

2019 232

Airlander 10 takes step toward electric propulsion; project E-HAV1

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A partnership of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV); Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp; and the University of Nottingham (UoN) has won grant funding in excess of £1 million (US$1.29 million) from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Program to develop electric propulsion technologies using Airlander 10 as the initial platform.

2019 228

Rechargeable ultrahigh-capacity tellurium-aluminum batteries

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Researchers at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, with colleagues at Beijing Institute of Technology, have demonstrated the potential of rechargeable tellurium (Te) nanowire positive electrodes to construct ultrahigh-capacity rechargeable tellurium-aluminum batteries (TABs). In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , they report that the Te nanowires deliver an ultrahigh discharge capacity of ~1026 mA h g -1 (with a specific current of 0.5

2019 224

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH takes on three more eCitaro electric buses; two electric bus routes in Mannheim

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Operation of three new Mercedes?Benz Benz eCitaro buses ( earlier post ) run by Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) has begun, marking the launch of two electric bus routes in Mannheim. Routes 66 and 67 incorporate the new district of Franklin and the new trading estate Taylor Village in the local public transport network.

2019 220

Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design

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Novelis Inc. has developed the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution to address customers’ needs in the rapidly growing electric vehicle and battery markets. Available globally, this design for next-generation automobiles provides a more sustainable mobility solution in battery electric vehicles, a market that is expected to more than triple globally by 2025.

2019 207

BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The electrically powered AutoBox helps to move incoming spare parts efficiently from the freight dock to the warehouse. With a deck space of almost 20 square meters, the AutoBox can transport 20 lattice boxes with a total weight of up to 20 tons—corresponding to the weight and volume with which a conventional tugger train is loaded.

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