Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Since internal combustion engines will remain the primary mode of choice for mobility in the foreseeable future, both alternative (renewable) fuels and high-performance combustion concepts/ engines using fuels adapted for that purpose will be preferred for reducing the combustion impact on climate change. Government involvement, to enable financially the sound assessment of the future fuel options, investments, and to understand policy implications, is essential.

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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. These will provide transport authorities with recommendations to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

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Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute

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Auburn University is forming the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute. This level of extramural funding for transportation is greater than any other single research topic on the Auburn campus.

Carver EV first drive: Is this leaning 3-wheeled microcar the future of city transport? [video]

Electrek

If you were to take a pen to a blank piece of paper, and from scratch, attempt to design a vehicle that is the very antithesis of everything you’d look for in a mode of urban transportation, I strongly suspect that you’d end up drawing something that looked an awful lot like… a car.

CT Clean Transportation Future Panel

EV Club of CT

Two members of EV Club leadership team to participate in a panel organized by Save the Sound There is a panel (free registration) scheduled for Friday, May 21st at 12:00 PM, lasting for about an. Read more.

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NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. Volvo’s long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings. Rising consumption, the fast growth of e-commerce and the wide-spread shortage of drivers put higher demands on efficient transport solutions.

2018 262

Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future. The hydrogen factory of the future.

2020 349

Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight automotive solutions for future transportation

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Teijin and AEV will use the first two years of this initiative to develop elemental technologies for future vehicles. The agreement is to create lightweight components and solutions for next-generation transportation to realize new forms for transportations in an aging society. In addition, the role of automobiles is evolving under the concept of mobility as a service (MaaS), which views transportation as a total service.

2019 161

Jemena and Coregas partner on green hydrogen for New South Wales transport industry

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Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena and gas supply company Coregas are partnering to advance the use of green hydrogen for the transport industry in New South Wales. This is the first time the New South Wales transport industry will have access to green hydrogen.

U-M, Ford open robotics complex to accelerate future of advanced, more equitable robotics and mobility

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For Ford, the facility is key to the company’s transformed and modernized research and product development processes aimed at disrupting the transportation landscape. Key research will focus on: The future of moving goods more efficiently, as the pandemic further fuels online retail growth.

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Transportation Electrification Accord sets out multi-sector roadmap to electrified future

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Fortune 100 companies, including automakers and utilities, have joined labor groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations and others to sign the Transportation Electrification Accord — a written set of principles meant to inspire and continue the conversation around electrified transportation. The goal of the Accord is to educate policymakers on how to advance electric transportation in a manner that provides economic, social and environmental benefits.

2018 183

Moscow to introduce electric ships for river public transport; solicitation to open in September

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The city of Moscow is planning to bring back river public transport after an absence of 16 years. Water transport first appeared in the city in 1923. In 2006 regular water transport on the Moskva River stopped running—only leisure trips remained.

ITF: worldwide transport activity to double by 2050, emissions to rise 16% compared to 2015

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Freight transport will grow by a factor of 2.6. Any currently expected emissions reductions will be more than offset by the increased demand for transport, according to the analysis. Emissions would exceed transport’s carbon budget more than three times.

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EC JRC report explores future of road transport; moving away from system centered on private car ownership

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The Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has released a report exploring the future of road transport, given the advent of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility. Extract of transport technologies funded under Horizon 2020 (H2020). New transport technologies on their own won’t spontaneously make our lives better. Road freight transport is projected to increase by 33% by 2030 and 55% by 2050.

2019 175

Neste providing companies in Finland a service for monitoring transport fuel emissions

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Neste is the first company in Finland to provide a service for companies and other organizations to monitor their climate emissions caused by the use of transport fuels. According to Neste’s industry survey conducted in August 2021, the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel has increased rapidly in the public sector, goods transport, and the manufacturing industry, while growth has remained moderate in other sectors.

Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry. Green hydrogen and ammonia offer a clean future for the shipping and fuels industry. Shipping accounts for about 13% of greenhouse gas emissions from European transport.

National labs M2FCT researchers outline prospects and challenges for hydrogen fuel-cells in heavy-duty transportation

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The M 2 FCT team outlined the current and future prospects and challenges of hydrogen fuel cells for heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks, buses, trains, and marine applications, in a recent Nature Energy study. 2021) “New roads and challenges for fuel cells in heavy-duty transportation.”

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches “Startup adVANce” competition for partners for future transport solutions

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With “Startup adVANce”, a large-scale startup partnership challenge, Mercedes-Benz Vans is starting its search for intelligent solutions relating to the transport of goods and passengers. Individually adaptable passenger transport systems are playing an increasingly important role. And, not least, crowded roads in inner-city zones are presenting new challenges for the transport industry and, as a result, for the manufacturers of vans.

2016 200

German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road. —Tobias Harms, future SWEG CEO.

2020 382

National Academies report: environmental resilience of transportation infrastructure should be assessed for all federally funded projects

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To ensure routine and deliberate attention to resilience in transportation investments, Congress should consider requiring all projects that are candidates for federal funding undergo resilience assessments to account for natural hazards and the changing risks stemming from climate change, according to a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

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A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state. According to the report, the chief threat to the future growth of the clean transportation industry is the possibility of a change in policy or direction.

2016 174

New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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It is an 11-month study that is being led by Coventry City Council with WPD and other partners including, Cenex; Coventry University; Hubject; Midlands Connect; National Express; Transport for West Midlands; and Electreon.

Western Australia to invest $22M to accelerate renewable hydrogen future

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The strategy aims to boost the State’s hydrogen industry across four areas: export, use in remotely located industries, blending in natural gas networks, and use in fuel cell electric transport vehicles. Another $2 million has been allocated to FMG H2’s renewable hydrogen mobility project in the Pilbara, which will produce solar hydrogen for transport at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek iron ore mine, advancing vital decarbonization technologies.

2020 215

Genesis announces all-electric future, ending new internal combustion models in 2025

Electrek

Oh, we also found an Easter egg hinting at a possible entry into air transportation someday. more… The post Genesis announces all-electric future, ending new internal combustion models in 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. The service supports both passenger and cargo transport.

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Nuvve announces V2G charging hubs and TaaS for future EVs

Electrek

Transportation electrification and vehicle to grid (V2G) specialist Nuvve recently announced plans to implement charging hubs and offer Transportation as a Service (TaaS) to commercial fleets.

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The government is launching a major electrification project, mainly in the transport sector, but also in those of building heating and industrial activities. billion from the 2030 PEV implementation plan will be invested in the transportation sector, which alone accounts for more than 43% of Québec’s GHG emissions. Québec’s first green hydrogen and bioenergy strategy will be presented in 2021 and will aim to position Québec as a leader for the future.

2020 266

School Transport Goes Electric

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The firm performing the work for SSD in-turn, reached out to EV Connect to help navigate the transformation to an all-electric school transportation infrastructure.

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. 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. The logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems.

2019 203

Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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Engineering company Gaussin and energy major Total are jointly developing the first full electric aircraft refueler transporter (ART FULL ELEC). Electric Aircraft Refueler Transporter, equipped with two 30-ton fuel tanks (artist rendering – courtesy of Gaussin).

2020 250

Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure.

2020 311

GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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The data can be monitored remotely throughout the battery lifecycle – from assembly to warehouse and transport through installation, maintenance and into a second-life phase.

2020 349

Basic transportation, EV style

Electric Auto Association

We wanted to be part of an organization that shares the same ideas as we do about electric transportation.” The resulting UTSA EAA chapter is dedicated to promoting EV technology, as well as paving the opportunity for future EAA collegiate chapters.

Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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The niobium industry is aware of these issues and already looking for a future beyond steel, Roskill notes. The maximum power output and minimum charging time of a lithium-ion battery depend on both ionic and electronic transport.

2020 313

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to explore the joint development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation. The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets. The future of mobility will be P.A.C.E.—Personalized,

2017 161

RAC survey finds UK drivers increasing reliance on cars, spurning public transport in response to COVID-19

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More than half of UK drivers (57%) say having access to a car is more important than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, with reluctance to use public transport in the future at its highest level in 18 years, according to research for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring.

2020 209

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices. Auctioning those allowances would generate $300 million every year among the jurisdictions for investments in equitable, less polluting, and more resilient transportation, according to the program.

2020 251

UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. Ban called sustainable transport “ a common thread ” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December.

2015 263

UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, health and the economy. —“Driving California’s Transportation Emissions to Zero”.

MIT Energy Initiative launches 3-year study on future of transportation; technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy, and consumer preference

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As part of MIT’s five-year Plan for Action on Climate Change, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has launched a major study—“Mobility of the Future”—to explore how consumers and markets will respond to potentially disruptive technologies, business models, and government policies. The scope of this study is ground transportation with an emphasis on the movement of people. It is well recognized that transportation is the most challenging economic sector to decarbonize.

2017 150

European aviation sector and NGOs agree on sustainability of future fuels

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One of the key elements is a regulatory framework that guarantees future-proof sustainability requirements. Technical advice was provided by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Europe must ensure that future policies only promote the most sustainable fuels for reducing the climate impact of aviation, and the EU needs to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

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Lux Research: “The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong”

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In a note following the 2014 Automated Vehicle Symposium, Lux Research said : “ The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong. ” The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong. Lux participated in two separate sessions at the conference: the first around regional planning implications, and the second on personal vehicle automation commercialization.

2014 215