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.).

Fourteen States Considering Zero Emission Light-Duty Sales Requirements

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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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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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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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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.

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

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

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

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.

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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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 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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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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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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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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Tritium, Miller providing fast chargers and light-duty EVs for mining industry

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Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs, and Miller Technology , a supplier of mobile mining equipment for safety and productivity, are partnering to provide fast chargers and light-duty battery EVs for the mining industry. Miller Technology provided BMA with their all-new, fully electric light-duty vehicle, the Relay.

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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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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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IHS Markit: supply chain challenges to impact global light vehicle production well into 2022

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Global Light Vehicle Production Forecast Implications. IHS Markit’s global forecast for light vehicle production in 2021 now stands at 80.78 —Mark Fulthorpe, Executive Director, global light vehicle forecasting, IHS Markit. During the first half of 2021, wafer fab capacity constraints were causing the greatest disruption and getting the most attention as the “semiconductor shortage” affecting automotive production.

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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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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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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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EPA proposes new GHG rules for light-duty vehicles; updating emission standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rulemaking for model year 2023-2026 light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards, and outlined its plans to initiate a subsequent rulemaking to set standards for MY 2027 and beyond, to speed the transition of the light-duty vehicle fleet toward a zero emissions future.

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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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JRC publishes recommendation for the collection and recycling of light-EV batteries

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A study recently published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries—those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new products—which would ensure their appropriate collection and recycling.

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Gogoro named global leader in light electric vehicle battery swapping, passes 200 million swaps

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That’s because the company is becoming increasingly well-known around the globe for its battery-swapping system, especially now that those batteries are being adopted by leading global light electric vehicle manufacturers.

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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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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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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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Average price of new light trucks in 2019 was 43% higher than average price of new cars

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Prices for new light trucks—pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs)— averaged 43% more than new cars in 2019. From 1990 to 1995, cars had a higher average price than light trucks. Light trucks include classes 1-3.

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CESL opens tenders for 100,000 light electric vehicles

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CESL opens tenders for 100,000 light electric vehicles. This comes as part of the CESL aim to have half a million light electric vehicles across India. Let us know more about CESL opens tenders for light electric vehicles. .

Elon Musk: Tesla Vision to soon detect turn signals, hazard & police lights, & even hand gestures

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Elon Musk announced that Tesla Vision would soon detect turn signals on other vehicles, hazard lights, police and ambulance lights, and even hand gestures.

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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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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

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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.

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Argonne report finds most battery cells and packs for US light-duty PEVs produced domestically from 2018 to 2020; due to Tesla/Panasonic

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More than half of all battery cells used in plug-in electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) since 2010 have been produced in the US, as have nearly 90% of all battery packs, according to a recent study of the Li-ion battery supply chain by a team at Argonne National Laboratory.

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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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Ballard and Linamar form strategic alliance to develop fuel cell solutions for light-duty vehicles

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Following successful testing of the demonstration platform, Ballard and Linamar contemplate the formation of a joint venture to sell and support powertrains with fuel cell systems and an interchangeable rolling chassis for use in a range of light-duty class 1 and 2 vehicles, including passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks and commercial vans.

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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. Most 3D printers, including other light-based techniques, build up 3D objects layer by layer. Light activates the photosensitive compound which depletes the oxygen.

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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. 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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Red Alert, Blue Lights? Green Solution… with new Ford Mach-E Police Car

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The post Red Alert, Blue Lights? Ford builds Mustang Mach-E police concept SUV is a green solution for UK’s forces Unveiled today at the Emergency Services Show Ford and Safeguard SVP also displaying five-tonne Transit conversion BIRMINGHAM, U.K.,

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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.

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