Switzerland bans large events due to coronavirus; Geneva International Motor Show cancelled three days before opening

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The Swiss Federal Council—the group that constitutes the federal government of Switzerland—held an extraordinary meeting today, categorized the situation in Switzerland as “particular” in terms of the Epidemics Act, and banned large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people. A few days before the opening of the event, the construction of the stands was very nearly complete. The dismantling of the event will now have to be organized.

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Nikola Badger electric pickup debut event canceled, as GM deal hangs

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With a potential deal with General Motors hanging in limbo, Nikola Motors announced Wednesday that it had canceled the reveal event for its Badger electric pickup truck. The event, dubbed Nikola World, was to be held in Arizona in December.

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Audi E-tron recalled for battery seal, potential “thermal event”

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Audi confirmed Monday that it is recalling 1,644 E-tron electric SUVs, including 544 vehicles that have been delivered to customers, due to an issue with the battery pack’s seal that it says could lead to “a short circuit or thermal event.” ” Audi is not aware of any such shorts or thermal events, it says, insisting that the move.

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Michelin brings back Challenge Bibendum event as Movin’On

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After a three-year hiatus, Michelin is rebooting the venerable Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility event. The event showcased 50 low-emission cars that traveled a total of 600 kilometers (373 miles) in three days. This event drew a field of 32 electric, hybrid, fuel cell, diesel and natural gas powered vehicles from nearly all the world’s major vehicle manufacturers and top design houses. Conferences and other events

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More conferences and events outside of China being cancelled due to caution over COVID-19

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As the outbreak of the coronavirus now named COVID-19 began to scale in China, the organizers of AutoChina 2020 (the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition) cancelled their event which was due to be held in April. Now, although not of the scale of the just-cancelled Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was due to open this week ( earlier post ) other conferences and events in the energy and transportation space outside of China are cancelling due to caution over COVID-19.

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Top automotive events and launches for 2020

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Or maybe you want to attend one of the big motoring events around the globe to see what the future holds for the automotive industry Have you got your eyes on a particular upcoming car, but are unsure when it’s going to be available to order?

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National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

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National Drive Electric Week will take place September 15 to 21, with 113 events If you''re an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but apparently one day is no longer enough to contain advocates'' enthusiasm for electric cars.

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Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

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Between September 10 and 18, more than 120,000 people around the world turned out for National Drive Electric Week—the annual event dedicated to the promotion of electric cars. With 235 events in 212 cities, seven countries, and 46 U.S. states, the event once again surpassed the "national" part of its name to become an international.

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This weekend's screenings include many special events

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JOIN US for premiere events at our new theaters the weekend of 11/11, including Q&A's with Director Chris Paine, Former GM Executive (and Revenge star) Bob Lutz and much more. 11/11 - California Center for Sustainable Energy hosting opening night event at 6pm. 11/11 - Houston Electric Auto Association hosting event 7:00 pm. 11/13 -Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association hosting event

August 'Largest Electric Vehicle Gathering' Events And Rally Canceled

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Organizers had planned a number of events along the way, including a potentially record-setting gathering of electric Just three weeks before the anticipated kickoff, an electric-car rally billed as the largest ever has been cancelled. The third annual BC2BC all-electric vehicle rally was supposed to run up the West Coast from Mexico to Canada.

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Tesla gigafactory grand opening event to be held July 29

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The company will host a grand opening event attended by, among others, owners who won tickets by participating in its most recent referral program. Tesla will open the doors to its massive battery "gigafactory" to the general public July 29. Those owners are also helping spread the word in the absence of an official public announcement from Tesla. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars gigafactory

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Bay Area – 11/4 Opening Weekend Events

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JOIN US for our premiere events this weekend, including Q&A's with Director Chris Paine and Greg "Gadget" Abbott at the theater along with appearances by Tesla executives and much more! Come out this weekend in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Rafael and San Jose: Landmark Embarcadero - San Francisco. Daily Showtimes: 12:15 2:50 5:10 7:30 9:45. Appearance by Greg Gadget Abbott & Ricardo Reyes, Tesla VP of Marketing and Communications - Fri.

First all-electric, drive-in movie event in the US–in upstate New York

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Just before National Drive Electric Week organizers planned to hold what they call the first electric-car-only drive-in movie event in San Francisco next Thursday, Green Car Reports reader Michael Kamm wrote to us wondering if we’d be interested in a story about an all-electric drive-in movie night that happened two weeks before, outside.

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Chevy Bolt EV, 107-Mile Nissan Leaf Face Off At LA Drive Electric Week Event

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We're now in the middle of National Drive Electric Week, the largest ever, with events planned for almost 200 cities. But yesterday Los Angeles managed to pull off a double-header: Its event brought together the first production versions of the new 107-mile 2016 Nissan Leaf and a running prototype of the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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Upcoming events and launches: January-March 2017

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Motor show Motor industry Upcoming Events And LaunchesWhile you may expect the automobile world to be quiet post-Christmas, you should know by now that the automobile world never rests. As part of an on-.

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Going to the Electrathon/HPV Event at PIR

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Last weekend, I took the Civic-EV to Portland International Raceway to show it off at the Electrathon/Human-Powered Vehicles event there. This shows some of the velomobiles (encased recliner cycles) present at the event. Memorial Day weekend is the one weekend that PIR can't make any loud noises, so they actively recruit electric vehicles and bicycles of all types to race. Here's Gary's Honda Insight EV with lithium ion batteries and an Siemens AC motor.

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Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution; 154+ million shipping events already captured on platform

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More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, including data such as arrival times of vessels and container “gate-in”, and documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading. This data is growing at a rate of close to one million events per day. Moller–Maersk and IBM announced the creation of TradeLens , jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain.

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Upcoming events and launches: September-December 2016

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Paris Motor Show Motor show Motor industry Upcoming Events And LaunchesWhile there have been a fair share of glimpses of new cars over the summer, the vast majority of manufacturers have been holding off in order to give.

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National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

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Each year, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and the Sierra Club join forces to implement one week of electric car events, parades, and education. The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. This year, National Drive Electric. zero emissions Plug-In Hybrids Electric Car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Drive Electric Week

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Volkswagen all-electric prototype racer to compete in Pikes Peak event in June

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Volkswagen has named its latest motorsport project the I.D. R Pikes Peak. This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. The four-wheel-drive racing car points to the sporting potential of the I.D. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport. The Volkswagen brand plans to offer more than 20 fully-electric cars by 2025.

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Volkswagen Group PhD Event; e-mobility, connectivity and new mobility concepts

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At the Volkswagen Group’s PhD Event 2016, some 600 specialist visitors informed themselves about current research work. 108 young researchers presented the topics of their doctoral theses at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg. The project is focused on topics such as e-mobility, connectivity and new mobility concepts. The Volkswagen Group currently supports 404 young men and women working for their doctorate, cooperating with universities and research institutions throughout the world.

2016 76

Study: Road pollution causing cardiovascular events

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Earlier this week our Green Piece Column examined the adverse effects of vehicle emissions on human health (see article) and now a new study indicates that exposure to road traffic and air pollution may be prompting several cardiovascular events. Green cars Green credentials Latest news air pollution cardiovascular events diesel diesel emissions diesel particles European Heart Journal

Tesla Model 3 invitations going out for March 31 debut event

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Tesla will offer at least a look at the 200-mile, $35,000 electric car at the event, which will take place in Los Angeles March 31. Invitations are now being sent out for the eagerly awaited debut of the Tesla Model 3 electric car at the end of this month. It will also begin accepting Model 3 orders at its retail stores, while online ordering will. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Fujitsu launches Singapore field trial of AI-enhanced event-congestion-mitigation system

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Fujitsu Laboratories has begun a field trial that aims to reduce congestion around major events, stadiums, and shopping centers through behavioral guidance. This field trial uses a smartphone application that, based on the expected congestion when people return home from major events, proposes behavior or how to spend time best suited to the user, and then verifies the results.

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Electric Race Car Victorious In Student Motorsport Event

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Want to know where the next generation of race car engineers are going to come from? Chances are they''ll have taken part in one of the many Formula Student at some point, open to student engineers all over the world with the aim of building and racing a single-seater racing car. This year--for the first time ever--an electric vehicle has won the

2013 69

Neste Oil’s renewable diesel used to generate elecricity at two events in Finland

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. Last year, NEXBTL diesel was used to generate electricity at the Down By The Laituri Festival in Turku and the Tall Ships Races Helsinki event.

New method to analyze combustion events in an engine

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) have developed a method for analyzing combustion events in an internal combustion engine based on crankshaft torque measurements. They present their method in a paper published in the journal Control Engineering Practice. Called the “torque ratio concept”, the method could also be extended to angular speed measurements, they said.

2012 73

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

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Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday''s media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle. He spoke briefly, then answered questions from the press. DON''T. Green Auto Show Elio Motors Louisiana Startups Three-wheel

Event: REFF-Wall Street. 23-24 June 2009

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The event brings together industry veterans to discuss the issues associated with renewable energy finance in the US. More than 650 people attended last year’s event with 70% of them senior level leaders within their respective organizations, according to the organizers. The 6th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) will occur on 23-24 June at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle project hosts first EV ride and drive at Earth Day event in Ohio

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The ride-and-drive is a part of a new seven-state project called Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience). EarthFest is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest-running Earth Day celebration in the nation. Between now and the end of 2019, more than 200 large and small Midwest EVOLVE events, including ride and drives, workplace-charging seminars, and other events, will held at brand-neutral settings throughout the Midwest.

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AER reports recovery of 337,000 gallons of bitumen from surface seeps at CNRL Primrose site; earlier event in 2009

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However, there was an earlier, similar event of bitumen upwelling at the Primrose project initially reported in 2009. These restrictions will remain in place until the cause of the releases has been confirmed, CNRL can introduce operating practices to minimize the risk of similar events occurring, and full approval has been granted by the AER. The current event is not the first report of surface seepage of bitumen in the Primrose project.

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Evida displaying its homologated battery pack at Cenex event

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Evida Power, Ltd, the provider of an 8 kWh Li-ion battery pack for German and French electric vehicle manufacturer Mia Electric ( earlier post ), will have its first fully homologated custom-designed battery pack on display at its stand at the upcoming Cenex Low Carbon Event/LCV2011 at the Rockingham Motor Circuit, UK, in September. Evida began manufacturing and shipping the first lithium-iron phosphate 8 kWh packs for Mia in June, under a previously announced $250-million contract.

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GM China finishes series of 2013 Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge events

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GM China held three “Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge” events this year in which a small group of owners of specified models drove a defined route to find out who could achieve the best fuel efficiency. The series just wrapped up with the Beijing event, in which 10 owners of Baojun 630s equipped with 1.5-liter engines and manual transmissions traveled 80 kilometers.

2013 73

National Plug-In Day: Roundup Report Of Electric-Car Events

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cities by Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, the event brought out plug-in car owners and advocates to show off their cars, motorcycles, and trucks in their own communities. National Plug-In Day on Sunday, October 16, was a success by any measure. Organized as a nationwide call to action in many U.S.

Green cars in action at Millbrook ride and drive event

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This year’s Company Car In Action event at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford is set to give business car drivers and fleet managers one of the best chances around to try out the latest ‘green cars’. Green credentials event MillbrookSome of the top attractions include the UK’s new smallest and ‘most affordable’ hybrid car, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid [.].

Barcelona hosts world’s largest electric car event

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Barcelona is currently hosting the largest electric vehicle event in the world, as the Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS) gets underway. Opened on Sunday, the event will run for four consecutive days (November 17-20, 2013) featuring panel discussions, lectures, displays and ride and d[.]. Electric cars

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Electric cars in Canada: 6 good-news events for buyers, drivers

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Canadian electric-vehicle policy seems to be enjoying its own annus mirabilis, or "wonderful year," during 2016. While "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step," plug-in proponents could be forgiven for wanting to advance more than a step at a time. Here, then, are a half-dozen recent examples from north of the 49th Parallel. Quebec. Canada energy policy plug-in cars Quebec

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European Hydrogen Ride ‘n’ Drive event returns

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Europe’s fifth annual Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride event is underway, officially launched yesterday by Brian Simpson, MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee. Over the course of two days, MEPs, political advisors and other stakeholders will test-drive six different models of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from Daimler, Honda, [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars Europe Commission fuel cell hydrogen

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PG&E showcased extended-range electric truck from via motors at national Plug-In Day event

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) showcased the utility’s first extended-range electric truck with manufacturer VIA Motors at three Bay Area National Plug-In Day events—in San Francisco, San Rafael and Cupertino—on Sunday. PG&E offered ride-alongs in its VTrux from VIA. In Cupertino, the truck powered the public-address equipment for the stage as well as a vendor booth, demonstrating the vehicle’s exportable power capacity.

Mercedes-Benz launches its first ever fleet experience event

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In a move to entice new and existing fleet customers, Mercedes-Benz will be holding its first ever Fleet Experience event at Mercedes-Benz World in We

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International Truck invites Class 8 competitors to open event for head-to-head testing on fuel economy, aerodynamics and drivability

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International Truck (Navistar’s flagship vehicle brand) has invited each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing to compare fuel economy and drivability of their new trucks during the week of 31 August at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. Competitors will have the opportunity to bring their two best performing vehicles with regards to fuel economy and drivability.

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Jaguar Land Rover demonstrating XJ_e PHEV at Low Carbon Vehicle Event

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is demonstrating the ultra-low carbon XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle ( earlier post ) at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event in the UK.

Italian study finds raised levels of PM10, even below current Euro limits, associated with increased acute cardiac events

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Results of a study by a research team from Brescia and Parma, Italy, to be presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 by Dr. Savina Nodari from Spedali Civili Hospital of Brescia, support the hypothesis that raised levels of PM 10 —even below the current limits set by the European Environmental Protection Agency—are associated with increased admission rates for acute cardiac events, especially in males, older patients and those with previous cardiovascular hospitalizations.

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