Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2017 accounted for only 6.9% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2017.).

2019 163

Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

2020 118

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Hermosa Beach Sees The Light

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As if from the heavens above, The Word, appeared immaculately and impeccably on some of Hermosa Beach’s signature buildings last night.

2015 186

Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Audi of America announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), another industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies from the brand.

2019 130

AAA Foundation study: red light running deaths hit 10-year high

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More than two people are killed every day on US roads by drivers running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Per capita, Arizona has the highest rate of red light running fatalities while New Hampshire has the lowest rate.

2019 109

Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight.

2020 110

Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf; “Green wave”

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Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. The Audi fleet plays a decisive part in optimizing the traffic light forecasts.

2020 96

Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles.

2020 124

Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

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Creative Greenius, Joe Galliani, with his free LED lights from the South Bay Environmental Services Center Holiday Light Exchange. It was the holiday Light Exchange in 2007 that first connected me with the SBESC and I’ve been a volunteer with them ever since.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, and Greenlots along with several more industry leaders and stakeholders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure.

2020 102

Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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Estimated attribution of fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements to light-duty vehicles since 1975. Since 1975, the test-cycle fuel economy of light-duty vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) sold in the U.S. light-duty vehicles over the past 15 years.

2020 153

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018.

2020 113

Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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We’re excited to be part of the development of a battery-electric transport eco-system along with our Volvo LIGHTS project partners.

2020 122

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Equipped cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city; Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on a green.

2019 95

Tokyo Tech team demonstrates visible-light photoelectrochemical water-splitting with cobalt-enhanced TiO2

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated the first visible-light photoelectrochemical system for water splitting using TiO 2 enhanced with cobalt. At the anode, water oxidation occurs, whereby O 2 is produced by drawing energy from light waves.

2020 108

UC Berkeley team develops 3D printing with light: Computed Axial Lithography

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In brief, it uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes. We demonstrated concurrent printing of all points within a three-dimensional object by illuminating a rotating volume of photosensitive material with a dynamically evolving light pattern.

2019 157

Average fuel economy for MY 2019 light-duty vehicles was 95% better than MY 1975

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The average production-weighted fuel economy for all new light-duty vehicles in model year (MY) 2019 was 95% better than in MY 1975, while average horsepower was 78% higher and weight was 1% higher, according to the 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report.

2020 88

Light-powered nano-bio hybrid organisms consume CO2, create plastics and fuels

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By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to create “living factories” that eat CO 2 and convert it into products such as biodegradable plastic, gasoline, ammonia and biodiesel.

2019 139

Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

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Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer.

2019 103

ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The paper highlights issues and limitations of the current standards; compares them to current and future regulations in other parts of the world; and makes policy recommendations for light-duty post-Euro 6 standards.

2019 109

ORNL researchers use stop-light cameras to reduce fuel consumption of less-efficient vehicles via traffic management

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Approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted in the US each year as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy estimates.

2020 120

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up.

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CAR: US light-duty vehicle sales to dip in 2019

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The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR’s) updated automotive sales outlook forecasts US light-duty vehicle sales at 16.8 US Light Vehicle Sales, 2015-2018, and CAR’s Forecast, 2019-2025.

2019 83

DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

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In 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles sold in the US had fuel economies of more than 30 miles per gallon (783 l/100 km), according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). By contrast, none of the light-duty vehicles produced in 1975 had fuel economy greater than 30 miles per gallon (mpg).

2019 106

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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2019 123

Non-hybrid stop/start systems installed on 35.7% of US light-duty trucks produced in MY2018

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In 2012, less than one percent of all cars and light-duty trucks were produced with a non-hybrid stop/start system. After 2015, the greatest share of start/stop systems was installed on light-duty trucks, rising to 35.7% of all light-duty trucks produced in model year (MY) 2018.

2019 96

US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

2019 116

DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2019 126

Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

2019 109

StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector.

2019 91

California DMV proposes regulations for autonomous light-duty delivery vehicles

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released proposed regulations that establish a path for companies to test or to deploy light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s public roads. The release of these regulations marks the start of a 45-day public comment period, which ends 27 May 2019.

2019 73

IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises again in 2019 to 11.8 years

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The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen again this year to 11.8 From 2002-2007, the average age of light vehicles in the US increased by 3.5%. The oldest light vehicles are found in the West at 12.4 In the West, light vehicles increased 1.5%

2019 115

Dana expands TM4 SUMO electric powertrain offerings into commercial-vehicle, light-duty platforms

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When integrated with one of Dana’s numerous electrified axle solutions, the TM4 SUMO LD can be configured for light-commercial, minibus, and medium-duty truck and bus, as well as heavy-duty Class 8 hybrid vehicles.

2019 110

Groupe Renault introduces fuel-cell range extenders into its light commercial electric vehicles

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Groupe Renault is extending the range of its electric light commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Renault KANGOO Z.E. Hydrogen will be available at the end of 2019 and Renault MASTER Z.E. Hydrogen in 2020.

2019 85

StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is expanding its scope of mobility within the high promising segment of light cargo electric vehicles and micro e-mobility solution.

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Volkswagen establishes VWAT subsidiary to bring autonomous driving to market; light commercial vehicles first target

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This will make the brand for light commercial vehicles the first user of the SDS from Volkswagen Autonomy. Volkswagen AG has established Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH (VWAT GmbH) with headquarters in Munich and Wolfsburg. Another subsidiary in Silicon Valley will follow in 2020.

2019 90

Volkswagen and Siemens partnering on traffic light V2X tests using WLANp in Wolfsburg

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In a joint project, the city of Wolfsburg, Volkswagen and Siemens are currently setting up a test section on a main road in Wolfsburg in which ten traffic signal systems will transmit the traffic light phases in the vicinity via the V2X technology WLANp (ITS-G5).

2018 106

Light Up Your Future At The Manhattan Beach Pier 8pm Saturday March 29

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Some cities just turn out the lights for an hour to celebrate Earth Hour. The world leader in LED lighting, LEDtronics has generously donated 500 LED candles and holders.

2014 141

Mainline testing of UK’s first hydrogen train HydroFLEX gets green light

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Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham’s Center for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) announced that the UK’s first hydrogen train—HydroFLEX ( earlier post )— will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.

2019 101

First snapshots of CO2 molecules trapped in MOFs shed new light on carbon capture

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage—part of a metal-organic framework (MOF), with great potential for separating and storing gases and liquids.

2019 100

Chinese team uses light to convert fatty acids into alkanes with up to 95% yield; photocatalytic decarboxylation

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Researchers led by Prof.

2020 83

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. —Ashwani Gupta - Global Head of Light Commercial Vehicle Business.

2017 95

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.