2016

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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline and earning the moniker of “White Petroleum”.

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Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

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Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies. An adequate network of charging stations is key to mass adoption of electric cars, after all. But what if everyone has been looking at the problem from the wrong angle?

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A Love Letter To My Other Woman

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This is my love letter to Bonnie Raitt – the other woman in my life. I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up the coast 100 miles from our home in Redondo Beach to see Bonnie play at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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BorgWarner will launch an electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.

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Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

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Loop Energy ( earlier post ) has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles. At the core of the module is Loop’s unique fuel cell design which improves performance, durability and cost.

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Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has been quite busy over the past few months. Among other accomplishments, the company released its long-awaited "Autopilot" autonomous-driving feature and other new automation capabilities via over-the-air software updates.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. This marks the first availability of e-POWER technology for consumers, marking a milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

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Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than 260 U.S. football fields, which would make it one of the largest buildings in the world.

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new.

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions.

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults. You KNOW I dig Kaki King… In fact, there has NEVER been a greater, more talented, more entertaining musical line up than Sunstock!

Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated solar water splitting by photovoltaic-electrolysis with a solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency of more than 30%—a new record. The prior record was 24.4%. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent.

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SAE’s highest technical safety award goes to hydrogen fueling paper

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At the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting, SAE International honored the recipients of the Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award, including the lead author, Jesse Schneider, (BMW); along with co-authors Jihyun Shim (Hyundai); Graham Meadows (IMPCO); Steven R.

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Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period.

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TM4 supplying motor and inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 module for fuel cell vehicles

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Ballard Power Systems has selected TM4 Inc. for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module.

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Tesla Model S Radio Flyer: Ludicrous Mode For Junior

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Now there's a Tesla electric car for people that aren't even old enough to drive yet. Radio Flyer collaborated with Tesla to make a Model S for kids, and it could be the perfect way to indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers while they're young.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

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Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the first-ever modern electric car to be sold in high volumes.

Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

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Inside Tesla's Fremont Electric-Car Plant: How Model S, Model X Are Built (Video)

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While the lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory" under construction in Nevada continues to get most of the attention, Tesla's existing assembly plant in Fremont, California, continues to steadily churn out electric cars.

Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R. Grace, and leading pilot plant designer Zeton Inc.,

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China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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Techrules, a new China-based automotive R&D company, made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show with the unveiling of a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) series hybrid system applied in a 6-motor, all-wheel drive supercar concept.

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of Mercedes-Benz heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years, according to the results of a comparative test drive certified by the test organization DEKRA.

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Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

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Opel will introduce the Ampera-e at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September. Ampera-e is the European cousin to the Chevy Bolt ( earlier post ), as the Ampera was to the Chevy Volt. In the run-up to the world premiere, Opel is touting the performance of the battery-electric vehicle.

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Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has presented its new heavy-duty truck flagship: the new Freightliner Cascadia. When developing the new Cascadia, the engineers set a priority goal of achieving significant fuel savings.

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Hybrid Police Cars Replacing Crown Vics: No Longer An Anomaly

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When the Ford Crown Victoria went out of production in 2011, few civilians likely noticed. But police officers certainly did: The Crown Victoria--or "Crown Vic" for short--had become the mainstay vehicle of police departments across the U.S.

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How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

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The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the door and get behind the wheel, it's clear that this is no ordinary Chevrolet.

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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Earlier post.).

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Mercedes-Benz’ GLC F-CELL fuel-cell plug-in hybrid SUV coming in 2017

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Daimler will introduce a series-production fuel-cell plug-in hybrid—the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL—in 2017. Earlier post.).

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Bosch says its haptic gas pedal can reduce fuel consumption up to 7%; safety warnings via nav and V2X systems

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The automotive industry has been exploring the use of haptic gas pedal technologies as a way to reduce fuel consumption and increase safety by signaling the driver using a mechanism such as a vibration or a counterforce in the accelerator pedal.

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