Carsbut not light trucksare driven less during the pandemic

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Therefore, it is not surprising that in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the annual miles driven per car or light truck (SUV, pickup truck, or van) decreased substantially. Of more interest is the new finding that this reduction was entirely due to a reduced use of cars as opposed to light trucks. Cars and light trucks. Light trucks. Overall, from 2019 to 2020, miles driven per light-duty vehicle decreased by 12%. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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DOE: light-duty plug-in electrified vehicle sales in US nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021

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Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2019 accounted for only 6.7% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2019.).

QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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QUANTRON is presenting the Q-Light fuel-cell-electric transporter at the NUFAM trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Europe. tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. All components of the Q-Light FCEV comply with European safety standards.

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HYVIA unveils two new hydrogen light commercial vehicle prototypes

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Following on the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month ( earlier post ), HYVIA has unveiled two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions, increased range, and 5-minute refueling time.

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

EV Obssesion

The post BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Trucks Electric Vans Electric Vehicles BrightDrop’s ecosystem First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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Lynas to build US light rare earths separation facility

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Australia-based Lynas Rare Earths Limited entered into an agreement with the US Government to build a commercial Light Rare Earths separation plant in the United States, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Lynas USA LLC. Should that contract proceed to the next phase, the Texas facility would house both Heavy Rare Earths and Light Rare Earths processing facilities.

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Fourteen States Considering Zero Emission Light-Duty Sales Requirements

EV Obssesion

In September 2020, the governor of California signed an Executive Order requiring zero emissions for all new light-duty passenger vehicles by 2035. Thirteen other states may also be on a path to end sales of new light-duty passenger vehicles powered by internal combustion engines […].

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Ford, U Mich study finds greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

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Light-duty vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, are currently responsible for 58% of US transportation sector emissions. 2022) “The role of pickup truck electrification in the decarbonization of light-duty vehicles” Environ.

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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. However, the starting year of this analysis is 1966 because (1) for 1923 through 1935, fuel-economy information is available only for the entire fleet of all vehicles, and (2) from 1936 through 1965, light trucks were included with other trucks in the relevant statistics.?. of all registered cars and light trucks in 2017.). by Michael Sivak.

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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. GLOSA can provide speed recommendations to Audi drivers of select 2017 and newer models that can assist drivers in catching the “green wave,” helping to reduce the number of stops at red lights.

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EIA: EVs and hybrids accounted for 11% of US light-duty vehicle sales in Q4 2021

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In the fourth quarter of 2021, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles collectively accounted for 11% of light-duty vehicle sales in the United States, according to data from Wards Intelligence, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

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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.

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VivoPower Completes $120M Definitive Canadian Distribution Agreement for Tembo Electric Light Vehicles

EV Obssesion

for Acces to distribute electric light vehicles in Canada, using e-LV conversion […]. The post VivoPower Completes $120M Definitive Canadian Distribution Agreement for Tembo Electric Light Vehicles appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Terrafugia obtains FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate for roadable aircraft; “flying car”

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has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. Terrafugia, Inc.

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Audi Vrings Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, & San Francisco

EV Obssesion

The post Audi Vrings Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, & San Francisco appeared first on EV Obsession. Specific Technologies Traffic Light Information

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. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017—a 10-year high and a 28% increase since 2012. Number of Deaths in Red Light Running Crashes as a Percentage of All Deaths in Crashes at Signalized Intersections, by Year, United States, 2008-2017.

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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.

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for light commercial vehicles

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles. This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H 2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe.

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DOE: US Light-duty electric vehicle miles traveled reached 13.7 billion miles in 2020

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Total US Light-Duty Annual eMVT, 2012-2020. Gohlke, David, and Zhou, Yan, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2020 , June 2021.

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Audi extends Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

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Audi is extending its Traffic Light Information (TLI) coverage to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Audi first brought Traffic Light Information (TLI) to production vehicles in 2016, with just a handful of connected signals.

Stellantis developing hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle; partnership with Faurecia and Symbio

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Stellantis is developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) in addition to its battery-electric offerings. The company says that fuel cells show great promise—especially for LCVs—as the next level of zero-emission propulsion technology.

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Poorly timed traffic lights add to greenhouse gas emissions: Here's an estimate of how much

Green Car Reports

Mass adoption of electric vehicles is proceeding slowly, but one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today could be addressing poorly timed traffic lights, the traffic data analysis and controls firm Inrix claims.

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Chalmers team tests blends of OME3-5, HVO and RME in light- and heavy-duty CI engines

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A team at Chalmers University (Sweden) has tested blends of OME 3-5 , HVO and RME in a light- and heavy-duty CI engine.

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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.

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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.

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Magna introduces eBeam technology for electrifying pickups and light commercial vehicles

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Magna is introducing a scalable solution enabling automakers to electrify their pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles without sacrificing utility and functionality.

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GMC Hummer EV review, traffic-light pollution, Porsche synthetic fuels: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Poorly timed traffic lights are adding to emissions. The GMC Hummer EV isn’t a truck for EV fans, but it’s even better than we expected off-road. And Porsche invests more in synthetic fuels. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow

Energy Institute at HAAS

One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow. Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow.

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.

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WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make n -butanol.

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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.

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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.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via.

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IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises to 12.1 years

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New research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen to 12.1 years this year, increasing by nearly 2 months during 2020 and elevated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biden targets all light federal fleet vehicles to be electric by 2027

Green Car Reports

The White House on Wednesday announced a goal to make all light-duty vehicles in the federal fleet electric by 2027, and to make all federal vehicle acquisitions electric by 2035.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Volvo LIGHTS partners, led by CALSTART and joined by ChargePoint and other industry organizations, filed a motion in July that sought to clarify the CPUC’s position. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8

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Merchants Fleet intends to buy 12,600 electric light commercial vehicles from GM’s BrightDrop

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Merchants is working with BrightDrop to procure 12,600 BrightDrop EV600s, an all-new, electric light commercial vehicle purpose-built for the delivery of goods and services over long ranges.

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Hermosa Beach Sees The Light

Creative Greenius

As if from the heavens above, The Word, appeared immaculately and impeccably on some of Hermosa Beach’s signature buildings last night. The forces of darkness who support this dirty, climate wrecking, grotesquery of ugliness of a project might want to buy some of those E&B Blackout Curtains offered by the oil company as their mitigation. You can read books in this building that will teach you why this project is unsafe, unhealthy and a bad deal for Hermosa and the South Bay.

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Schwinn Coston CE electric bike review: Why don’t more e-bikes have these awesome frame lights?

Electrek

The post Schwinn Coston CE electric bike review: Why don’t more e-bikes have these awesome frame lights? Schwinn’s electric bicycle line has significantly expanded over the last couple years. When I first started riding electric Schwinns , I was largely limited to cruiser e-bikes.

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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.

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‘The lights will not go out’ – Energy experts do not foresee EVs overloading US electrical grid

Electrek

The post ‘The lights will not go out’ – Energy experts do not foresee EVs overloading US electrical grid appeared first on Electrek.

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