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Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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In 2013, 87% of the world’s population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m 3 PM 2.5 annual average), according to a major international study published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Entitled: Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment; the guidelines were put together by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development, [.].

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

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There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who, for whatever reasons, find plugging in a car to be an impediment. But while several companies are pursuing the technology, it isn't currently available from automakers in new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Wireless charging

NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction caused by mobile devices in vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. Currently, no safety guidelines exist for portable device technologies (e.g.,

US DOT releases voluntary guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions

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The US Department of Transportation has released distraction guidelines that encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk connected to electronic devices built into their vehicles, such as communications, entertainment and navigation devices. The guidelines include recommendations to limit the time a driver must take his or her eyes off the road to perform any task to two seconds at a time and twelve seconds total.

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change.

UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution—six or more times higher than international guidelines set by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO)— according to a new UNICEF report.

HYREADY collaboration supports introduction of power-to-gas H2 into natural gas infrastructure

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However, concrete engineering guidelines for transmission and distribution system operators on how to prepare their systems for a specific percentage of hydrogen are lacking. HYREADY will develop industry guidelines addressing the ‘how-to’ questions for gas system operators so they can be confident both in preparing their natural gas grids for the accommodation of hydrogen and in assessing and managing the effects and possible consequences related to hydrogen injection.

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EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it will issue new guidelines for fuel-economy testing. In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. MORE: EPA To Tighten Gas-Mileage Test Rules, Audit More Ratings From Carmakers Last

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New Zealand issues new guidelines for EV manufacturers and importers

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New Zealand has issued new guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers to provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand. These guidelines aim to facilitate electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand by providing information in one place about the regulatory and market conditions that affect electric vehicles.

FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may take a step to reduce that occurence with revisions to its fuel-economy advertising guidelines, the Detroit News reports. No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn''t match the numbers on the window sticker. In a notice released last week, the commission said

Honda revises and expands Green Purchasing Guidelines; broader scope applied to all suppliers worldwide

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revised the Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines which were formulated in 2001 to guide its environmental conservation activities in the area of purchasing. The older guidelines with a reduced scope applied only to suppliers in Japan.

ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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Quality control: guideline for sampling frequency.

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Secret Tesla software, VW diesel settlement progress, wireless-charging standards: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla uses secret software to test "Autopilot" autonomous features on customer cars, Volkswagen and Federal regulators make progress on a diesel settlement, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) drafts guidelines for wireless electric-car charging.

ECOtality to Develop EV Infrastructure Guidelines for British Columbia

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has been contracted by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure guidelines for the planning, design and installation of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. These guidelines will be applicable to several charging scenarios, including: Single Detached Dwellings (with garage, carport, street parking, etc.).

Report: PM2.5 hits 390 µg/cubic meter in Shanghai, 5x national limit and 15.6x WHO safety guideline

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times the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) safety guideline of 25 µg/m 3. The Shanghai Daily reported that PM 2.5 concentrations peaked at 390 µg per cubic meter on Thursday—more than five times the nation’s limit of 75, and 15.6 Due to the arrival of pollutants from north, the PM 2.5 density soared to 300 micrograms by 7am from the 120 micrograms recorded at 4am, and the figure continued to rise throughout the afternoon.

Tesla Model S Safety Ratings, Diesel Luxury Cars: This Week In Social Media

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But what happens when that new guy touts his achievement beyond the allowed guidelines? When the new guy achieves something great, there will always be haters. Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] is the new guy in this scenario, and the company did just that this week in a release about the NHTSA''s 5-star safety score for the Model S electric car. In other news

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Toshiba integrates fuel cell system into 14m experimental boat

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The results will also be reflected in safety guidelines for fuel cell boats which are to be developed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Toshiba Corporation Energy System and Solutions Company (ESS) has integrated a hydrogen fuel cell system into an experimental vessel, “Raicho N”.

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UK Technology Strategy Board makes hydrogen storage award

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Hydrogen fuel is firmly back on the agenda after the EU Parliament set new guidelines for refuelling infrastructure: and now, the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has thrown its weight behind hydrogen storage.

Tyre recycling initiative launched

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Tyre retailers that meet a strict set of guidelines and conform to certain practices will be allowed to di[.].

Carmakers get new guidelines for green claims

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A new set of guidelines has been drawn up to help automotive companies be clear and fair in their environmental claims. The Low Carbon Vehicle Patnership (LowCVP), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and ISBA (the Voice of British Advertisers) have joined forces to launch the best practice principles for environmental claims in marketing [.].

ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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It is essentially a safety and performance guideline for hydrogen stations, including the interface to fuel vehicles.

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Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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SAE TIR J2954 is a guideline for the wireless charging of plug-in electric vehicles that was published by the SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) earlier this year. This gives confidence in the interoperability, safety and performance values within this guideline.

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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

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Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive will be renamed Elux, but won''t put the Karma sedan back on sale until next year at the earliest. The EPA issues new fuel-economy testing

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SAE taskforce developing standards for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles; targeting first guideline by end of 2011

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The taskforce, which launched in October 2010 and began meeting in November 2010, has a goal of delivering the first SAE guideline by end of 2011 for publishing in 2012. Closed loop wireless charging diagram. Source: Jesse Schneider. Click to enlarge. SAE has launched a taskforce ( SAE J2954 ) on the “Wireless Charging of Electric and Plug-in Electric Vehicles”—i.e. EVs and PHEVs.

French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

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Now the electric car craziness has headed south to France, where officials at the French Ministry for the Environment have detailed guidelines which could Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted them green.

Guideline price revealed for Toyota Prius Plug-in

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Toyota has revealed that its new Prius Plug-in hybrid will cost less than £31,000 when it launches in the UK in 2012. This figure is before any incentives are taken into account, such as the £5,000 Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle grant scheme run by the Government. Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax rate for company car users is expected [.]. Toyota plug-in price prius

E15 Gasoline Could Be Heading To Your Local Gas Station Soon

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That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a set of guidelines from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) designed to make it easier for gas In the not-so distant future, you might find you’ll find an extra choice when you fill up at the gas station, alongside the current choices for Regular or Premium.

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Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Vehicles modified by a Ford QVM in compliance with Ford guidelines retain their factory warranties. Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids.

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Opel to begin publishing WLTP fuel consumption numbers in Q2 2016; improving SCR for NOx reductions

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Related to NO x emissions, Opel has started working on improved solutions for the effectiveness of exhaust gas treatment systems in Euro 6 diesel engines with SCR technology to make improvements in the direction of future RDE guidelines.

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NIO unveils production electric SUV for China market; NIO ES8 to launch end of this year

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In October 2016, NIO USA announced that it was issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by the California DMV and it would begin testing on public roads under the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program guidelines as it progresses on its path to bring autonomy to market.

SAE World Congress technical track on advances in fuel cell vehicle applications

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Hydrogen Fueling Station and FCEV Fueling Process Safety Guideline: ISO TR 19880-1” Jesse Schneider, BMW. The 2016 SAE World Congress is again featuring a technical track (PFL 720) on advances in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology, followed by a technical expert panel discussion (PFL 799) on the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Pisa, Deutsche Telekom and Kiunsys launch smart city pilot project to optimize inner city parking as part of ITS; POSSE

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Within the framework of this program, the city is implementing open standards and helping to develop European best-practice guidelines.

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California Energy Commission awarding almost $1.8M to 9 plug-in readiness projects

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Funds are to help regions develop PEV strategic plans for PEV electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); establish best practices for “PEV-ready” building and public works guidelines, and help to streamline PEV EVSE permitting, installation, and inspection processes. The California Energy Commission has accepted 9 projects in state for awards of generally $200,000 each to help. prepare California regions for the rollout of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs).

Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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The Hybrid System Indicator in the instrument gauge panel provides the driver with a guideline to help optimize fuel consumption.

City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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Montreal’s strategy for transportation electrification is based on the guidelines contained in the Master Plan, the Transportation Plan, the Sustainable Development Plan 2010-2015 Montreal community, and the Plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse for Montreal from 2013 to 2020. The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet.

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SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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SAE International approved for publishing “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV).

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14 global automakers reach agreement on standards for suppliers on key responsibility issues

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The following guidelines clearly describe our expectations towards business ethics, working conditions, human rights, and environmental performance, for our suppliers as well as their subcontractors and suppliers. The guidelines, which are based on fundamental principles of social and environmental responsibility that are compliant with local law and consistent with international expectations, were first developed by AIAG in 2009, in collaboration with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota.

Volvo Cars calls for US national framework for regulation and testing of autonomous driving

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The US risks losing its leading position due to the lack of Federal guidelines for the testing and certification of autonomous vehicles. The absence of one set of rules means car makers cannot conduct credible tests to develop cars that meet all the different guidelines of all 50 US states.

BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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Los Angeles currently has a 50% EV procurement guideline for all new light duty fleet vehicles, which will go to 80% by 2025 as called for in the Los Angeles Sustainable City pLAn.