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

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This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. The international Pikes Peak Hill Climb, also known as the “Race to the Clouds”, has been held since 1916 near Colorado Springs in the Rocky Mountains.

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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.

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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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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.

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GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. In Year 2 the teams will refine their concept selections into solid system developments and will have more challenging dynamic events for testing on-site, including dynamic object detection and multiple lane changing. Autonomous driving Conferences and other events Electric (Battery

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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. Ingemar Andersson, Mikael Thor, Tomas McKelvey (2012) The torque ratio concept for combustion monitoring of internal combustion engines.

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

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Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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Other new developments include Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which when completed in 2019, will have a new 15-story tower, 545 new guest rooms and a new rooftop restaurant and lounge, not to mention a new boardroom, an event lawn and two multipurpose meeting rooms, adding to 220,000 sq.

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Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Electric cars conference electric car electric vehicle eventDublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China. Opening this Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates will discuss how these regions are embracing the transition to electric transport and will share [.].

AIC Next Event to Explore Future of Automotive Sector

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Taking inspiration from the TED format, the event will cover as wide a range of issues as possible, including manufacturing, technology, mobility, sustainability, social integration, consumers, etc.—always AIC is an international benchmark center located in Bilbao, Spain, integrating knowledge, training, technology and industrial development in order to improve the competitiveness of the automotive sector.

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Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Chooses Michigan for 2010 Competition Events, Provides Competition Timeline

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The series of scored performance and evaluation events kicks off 26 April 2010 and continues through the end of August 2010. The competition stages and public events are as follows. Additional public events may be announced at a later date.

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SAE International announces 2017 symposium to discuss emissions control for light duty vehicles; Tier 3 regs

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SAE International will host the “ SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium ,” 23-24 January 2017, at the Washington DC Convention Center. Topics for the 2017 event will include discussion of and industry reaction to CARB and EC emission regulations as well as CAFE standards and the latest EPA Tier 3 emissions and fuel regulations, mandated from 2017.

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Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. The other winners in this year’s International Engine of the Year awards were: Best Performance Engine. Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir. Click to enlarge.

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Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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CPT, together with other sponsors of the event, including AVL and Ricardo, is in the vanguard of 48V mild hybrid developments intended to address the ever-tightening European CO 2 regulations and potentially a new and more aggressive test cycle—i.e.,

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ACS launches International Year of Chemistry calendar

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On 1 January, the American Chemical Society (ACS) began a global, year-long observance of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) by launching an online calendar that serves as a virtual time machine, transporting the public back to some of the events and great intellects that shaped modern society through chemistry.

SAE International CRP1234-4 publishes final report on R-1234yf

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As previously reported the estimated overall risk of vehicle fire exposure attributed to use of R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10 -12 events per vehicle operating hour. SAE International’s Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) has published a final report on R-1234yf, confirming that the low global warming potential (GWP) R-1234yf is safe to use in automotive direct expansion air conditioning systems.

New PSA 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbo takes International Engine of Year category award

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PSA Peugeot Citroën’s new 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine ( earlier post ) was named best in the 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter category International Engine of the Year 2015 earlier this month. —German journalist Thomas Imhof, a judge for the International Engine of the Year 2015. In March 2015 at an event attended by French President François Hollande, PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that it would increase the Trémery plant’s production capacity by 200,000 units.

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SAE International publishes revised SAE J2880 standard for recommended Green Racing protocols

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SAE International has published the revised J2880_201406 Standard, superseding the older J2880_200810 Standard. The Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and SAE International, along with partners and representatives from the motorsports industry, developed these protocols to be used by those automotive racing series who seek recognition as a Green Racing Series.

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SAE International to add electric vehicle class to Formula SAE

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SAE International will add an electric vehicle class named “Formula SAE Electric” to FSAE in 2013. Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving. The electric class will be introduced at Formula SAE Lincoln in June 2013.

Quimera, IMSA and ALMS aim to launch international Electric Vehicle motorsport series in 2013

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Strategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) are collaborating to develop an international Electric Vehicle motorsport series. Quimera all-electric GT prototype.

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International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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Eleven European and North American governments are the founding partners of the International ZEV Alliance, which has the mission of accelerating global adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). A new report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) outlines an agenda for expanding collaboration. The ICCT serves as Secretariat to the International ZEV Alliance.

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SMMT Cancels British International Motor Show in 2010

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Following a what it called a “ thorough consultation ” with the UK motor industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has decided to cancel the 2010 British International Motor Show. The economic downturn and the unprecedented challenges facing the industry both in the UK and around the world, have made it impossible for exhibitors to commit to a 2010 event, according to statement from SMMT.

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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), SAE International and DIN hosting symposium on e-mobility standards

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the German Institute for Standardization), and SAE International in organizing a new event to explore how standards are driving innovation in electric vehicles (EV) and charging infrastructure globally; lessons learned from the field of “electromobility” standards implementation; and gaps where standards are needed to propel the EV market to its next stage of growth. —Jack Pokrzywa, director of global ground vehicle standards with SAE International.

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International team sequences Eucalyptus genome; potential for improving biofuel and biomaterial production

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An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the eucalyptus tree ( Eucalyptus grandis ) and published the analysis in an open access paper in the journal Nature. The international effort to sequence and analyze the genome of Eucalyptus grandis engaged more than 80 researchers from 30 institutions, representing 18 countries.

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SAE International to Host Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai

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SAE International will hold a Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai, China, 1-2 September 2010. The event intends to bring together engineers, scientists and corporate decision makers from the battery, automotive, utility and lithium mining industries. More details will be published on the event website as they become available.

X Prize, Electrathon teams to compete in Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International

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Automotive X Prize teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana will compete at the 7 th Annual Green Grand Prix Friday, April 15, at Watkins Glen International. The morning rallies are part of a daylong schedule of events, which includes competition among Electrathon teams from high school in several states. The 15 April event kicks off Watkins Glen International’s opening weekend activities on 16 and 17 April.

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Ford 1L EcoBoost engine named International Engine of the Year 2012

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Ford’s new 3-cylinder 1-liter EcoBoost ( earlier post ), which made its debut in the European Focus, has been named overall International Engine of the Year 2012. The engine also picked up the awards for New Engine and Sub 1-Litre categories in the annual event. Engineers focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, especially during warm-up—the time when an engine emits higher levels of CO2 and other pollutants.

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International Workshop on Hydrogen Codes and Standards in New Delhi

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This will be done in the context of the status of international hydrogen codes, standards and regulations, and will be useful to all countries at an early stage of developing hydrogen safety requirements. Key outcomes of this event will include coordinated action within India and with other interested countries.

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NEST Energy Systems and International Battery to demonstrate Vehicle Integrated Power Unit Regulator at USMC ExFOB

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International Battery, a US manufacturer and developer of large-format Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, will join NEST Energy Systems in the demonstration of NEST’s Vehicle Integrated Power Unit Regulator (VIPUR) system during the Experimental Forward Operating Base 2011 event held at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. kWh batteries from International Battery featuring UN certified large-format Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) rechargeable cells.

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International study finds heat stress to Caribbean corals in 2005 worst on record, coral reefs suffered record losses

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Collaborators from 22 countries report that more than 80% of surveyed corals bleached and more than 40% of the total surveyed died, making this the most severe bleaching event ever recorded in the basin.

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Mitsubishi to enter 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with two new MiEV Evolution II electric racers

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will compete in the 2013 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, 25-30 June 25 to June 30, with the MiEV Evolution II all-electric prototype. MMC will utilize the data and technical knowhow garnered through its participation in the event in its @earth TECHNOLOGY next-generation advanced technology R&D program for eventual use in future production vehicles.

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Nissan Taxi Of Tomorrow debuting on eve of New York International Auto Show

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The 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow, will make its global debut tonight at a special event in SoHo with Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Earlier post.). The new taxi is powered by a proven 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline-fueled powertrain (with a 150,000-mile warranty), engineered to enhance the emission performance and fuel efficiency of the taxi fleet.

MIA confirms showcase displays at International Low Carbon Conference 2012

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MIA has named the seven companies taking showcase displays at the 6th International Low Carbon Racing Conference. Faro Technologies, Flybrid Systems, Millers Oils, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, Oxford Brookes University, Ricardo and Williams Hybrid Power have confirmed their stands at the event on Wednesday 11th January at the NEC Birmingham.

Bill McKibben’s Comment

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Not everyone is as sophisticated, but in 171 nations and across (currently) 4,400 events people are coming together around a scientific data point. Bill McKibben says: October 22, 2009 at 8:48 am.

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Annual Merit Review Awards

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He has contributed to a number of important national and international collaborative efforts, including the development of SAE standards for hydrogen vehicle-to-station communications hardware and software (SAE J2799), establishing emergency response procedures for FCEVs, and developing a hydrogen dispenser test device and hydrogen quality specification at the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Conferences and other events Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Standards

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Lightweight Edison2 E85 Car Wins Mainstream Class X-Prize; Two Battery Electric Vehicles Take Alternative Class Prizes

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X Prize competition requirements made an internal combustion engine, running on E85, its preferred choice for the competition. Tags: Conferences and other events Fuel Efficiency The Edison2 Very Light Car on the track. Credit: Edison2. Click to enlarge.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. At the end of each academic year, teams compete in more than two dozen static and dynamic events for top honors and $100,000 in cash prizes. EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

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News in brief: BMW to unveil plug-in hybrid car

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The Geneva Motor Show may barely be in the record books, but already attentions are turning to the next big motoring showcase: the New York International Auto Show, which kicks off on March 27.

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Chinese carmakers take centre stage with hybrid and plug-in cars

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The on-going North American International Auto Show and the forthcoming Geneva Auto Show are two of the most prestigious motoring events in the calendar: and now a new super power is stealing the spotlight.

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RIVE 2011 announces green car line-up

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The line-up for this year’s RIVE (les Rencontres Internationales des Voitures Ecologiques) event has been revealed as the show returns to Alès in the south of France. The international event, consisting of two days of conferences and ‘green’ car trials, brings together the public and private sectors, to discuss and discover more about the world [.]. Green credentials Alès conference event France green car Renault RIVE trials

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