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McLaren Automotive launches collaborative strategic project on next-gen powertrains; part-funded by UK government

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The project, supported and part-funded by UK Government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is intended to deliver improvements in thermal system efficiency using a modular combustion system, lightweight castings and composite materials.

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How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

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Companies will attract negative attention for not doing their part to help protect the environment—potentially risking a loss in profits due to a shrinking consumer base because of their environmental decisions. The project has two parts: TREC Regeneration and TREC Alcohol.

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Rheinmetall Automotive is more known as a supplier of hard parts (e.g., Added to these are the electrically powered auxiliary units, extremely lightweight structural parts, heat-pump components and range extenders.

2017 46

Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. However, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. carbon emissions. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year. emissions Fuel Economy

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

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Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai). Small numbers of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers are now on the road, and Honda will launch its next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell car within two years. DON''T MISS: 10 Questions On Hydrogen

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

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That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to assembly plants from FCA suppliers and component-manufacturing facilities. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. The company is investing $40 million to convert 179 trucks operating throughout the Detroit area to. Trucks natural gas CNG fleet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

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The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19 rounds. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese company paid a total of $149.2 million for the company, or six times the price of $25 million first offered by unsuccessful bidder

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

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In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support. Ontario's provincial government followed up on its recently-strengthened purchase rebates with a battery of policies including four years of free overnight charging for electric. Canada plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle Ontario Quebec

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chemThree major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors, while AESC is a joint venture half owned by Nissan. Then there's LG Chem, which sells lithium-ion batteries to quite a number of different car manufacturers. DON'T MISS: Why LG.

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Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

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Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare parts will soon become available. Fisker stopped producing its striking sedan in July 2012 after it had built roughly 3,000 of the cars. While the handful of remaining new

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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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That’s why we are particularly pleased to be part of this joint project with our partner company Kiunsys and the City of Pisa—a leading member of the European ITS standardization network POSSE.

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Students invited to take part in new Formula E School Series electric racing

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As the Formula E championship held its global launch last night at London’s Roundhouse theatre; the GreenPower Trust revealed it was teaming up with the new fully electric racing series to deliver a new opportunity for youngsters to get involved in electric racing.

VW diesel buyback advice: don't strip parts off your car first, judge warns

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A settlement for Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars with "defeat device" software was approved at the end of October, and the process of offering buybacks to affected owners is now underway. Owners can sell their cars back to VW Group for a predetermined amount, or choose to wait for possible modifications to be approved that would allow the cars to. TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Siemens and Scania electrifying trucks with repurposed trolly system parts

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We could quickly have electrified trucks if a project by Siemens and Scania works out. On Monday, Siemens and Scania announced a partnership to develop electrified powertrains for trucks using technology from Siemens. One might think an electric

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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

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parts suppliers Future Cars hybrid salesOver the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. Now, the company has decided to offer its proprietary hybrid technology in volume to other automakers. DON'T MISS: Toyota battery.

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Johnson Controls putting carbon body exterior parts into series production

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Johnson Controls is applying its expertise in natural fiber processing technology for interior components to vehicle exteriors; the company is using liquid resin press molding to enable series production of carbon fiber body parts. Structure of the carbon body parts.

Nissan LEAF cars take part in EV energy use trial

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Twenty five LEAF electric cars, taking part in a new EV lease scheme have been handed over to their new drivers, at Nissan’s UK headquarters in Maple Cross Hertfordshire.

Cooper Tire: We Will Make Complete Tire From Desert Shrub In 2017

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Green Manufacturing Tires parts suppliersSometimes, lowering the environmental impact of a car can be done by changing the materials its components are made from. For years, the U.S. tire industry has sought substitutes for both imported natural rubber and the petroleum that is used in synthetic rubber. Cooper Tire is expected to demonstrate tires this week with components made from the.

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EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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EPA’s newly released voluminous final Clean Power Plan rule ( earlier post ) has established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. The plan calls for each US state to establish a plan to meet the targeted reductions.

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Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs steadily falling and the pricetag rising for the new technologies that make cars more efficient, some now envision a world in which all new vehicles have dispensed with.

Low carbon vehicles – more than the sum of their parts?

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How do socio-cultural factors impact on the uptake of low emission vehicles? That’s a question for Coventry University PhD student, Jonathan Kershaw who is currently researching this area.

Baker Institute experts: major parts of the US shale sector will ramp up with $60 oil prices

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If West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices stabilize at or above $60 per barrel, major parts of the United States shale sector that are currently dormant will ramp up, according to an analysis by experts in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

2017 16

DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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The US Department of Energy is soliciting applications ( DE-FOA-0001542 ) for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topic areas related to improving the operating efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The Consortium that is funded through this solicitation will form a new technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center , a bilateral initiative to encourage R&D collaboration and accelerate technology development and deployment in both countries.

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 3)

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This coming week will bring news of at least two new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major global manufacturers. They''ll be offered only in small numbers for the next few years--far smaller than plug-in electric vehicle sales over the same period--but Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda fully intend to make fuel cells a viable zero-emission vehicle

2014 24

Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

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parts suppliers Tesla Motors cameras plug-in cars Tesla AutopilotThe ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the public. Now, it's also cost the electric-car maker a supplier relationship important to the semi-autonomous driving system. Israeli camera supplier Mobileye will no longer supply equipment used for Autopilot.

2016 25

GM recycles 2M Flint water bottles into fleece for homeless, car parts and air filters

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General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. Life Center in Flint to make air filter panels from the 9,000 square feet of fleece created since Do Your Part launched in April.

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

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parts suppliers CAFE mild hybrid BoschDepending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright. Vehicles that employ them electrification to a lesser extent than conventional hybrids, to provide a small boost of power or to power electrical accessories--but not to travel on electricity alone. A few years ago, General.

2015 29

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

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Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars lg-chemOf the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added another name to its roster: Tesla Motors. The Silicon Valley maker of luxury electric cars confirmed yesterday that it would purchase cells for its Roadster "3.0" battery-pack.

2015 29

Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more

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Lyft has reportedly raised a new round of funding to support its on-demand ride hailing service. It’s believed that investors have put $500 million more into the company’s coffers, probably invigorated by its recent market growth and Uber’s stumbles. A Lyft spokesperson declined to comment. DON'T MISS: Lyft will have self-driving. General Motors GM venture capital ridesharing Lyft

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

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Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not stopping diesel. Wherever diesel makes sense as a package to the car, we’ll continue,” Hinrich Woebcken told Automotive News. “But in reality, we have to accept

2016 14

A World Beyond Cars, Tesla Model X Expectations, Fisker Karma Spare Parts: Today's Car News

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California looks forward to a world beyond cars while, in the nearer term, analysts predict success for the 2015 Tesla Model X, and owners look forward to spare parts that will help keep their Fisker Karma range-extended electric cars on the road. Today''s news is very forward-looking.

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Ford testing 3D printing of large-scale parts using Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer

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Ford Motor Company is exploring how large-scale one-piece auto parts, such as spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

Update: 93 Cities Taking Part In Sunday's National Plug-In Day

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Thus far, a total of 93 cities are slated to take part in this weekend''s event, which was created to educate the public on the benefits of electric cars. The third National Plug-In Day could be the biggest ever. That''s a 43-percent boost in participation, the organizers say. In fact, this year''s event is so big, it''s outgrown its own name

2013 20

New Corvette marks GM’s first use of heat-activated shape memory alloy to replace heavier motorized part

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Corvette’s new shape memory alloy wire replaces a heavier motorized part. With about 200 motorized movable parts on the typical vehicle that could be replaced with lightweight smart materials, GM says it is looking at significant mass reduction going forward.

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Call for more support for car clubs as part of UK sharing economy

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BASF acquires Ovonic Battery Company; NiMH leader to be part of BASF Battery Materials business unit

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As part of BASF, Ovonic will be managed under BASF’s new “Battery Materials” global business unit which was launched on 1 Jan. Ovonic has been researching MH-Air as a next-generation energy storage system. Source: Ovonic. Click to enlarge.

Ford to take part in vehicle-to-X project

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A vehicle-to-X communication project is now under way in the Rhine-Main region of Germany, with approximately 120 cars taking part: each with a link to each other and the main traffic network. The hope is that they will keep each other informed about the traffic situation and help to boost traffic flow and personal mobility. [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news germany green cars simTD project V2X technology vehicle to vehicle communications

New Investigations Of Bosch, EU Loans In VW Diesel Emission Scandal

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parts suppliers VW EU Bosch Volkswagen diesel scandalGerman authorities are turning their attention to supplier Bosch to determine its role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal. Prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating the company to see if staff helped Volkswagen configure the "defeat device" software that allowed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Bosch reportedly supplied some of the.

2015 20

Letter from America (Part 2): Tesla Superchargers, and the growing Plug-in Culture

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Earlier this week, I told you about my trip to Washington D.C., where I was the guest of the US Department of Energy and US Department of Transport’s joint workshop on achieving a 100 per cent zero emissions transportation plan for the end of the century.

Letter from America Part 1: Ms Gordon-Bloomfield Goes to Washington

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I hate being late for things, and I hate missing my usual Friday post here on TheGreenCarWebsite, especially as it’s one of the highlights of my week. But last week, I missed my usual Friday deadline.

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