Rivian charging network will be partly proprietary, partly patchwork

Green Car Reports

Rivian has begun work on its own charging network, with a "two-tier" strategy that will include DC fast charging and slower AC charging, CEO RJ Scaringe said in an interview with TechCrunch.

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Hyundai Mobis building third core EV parts plant in Korea

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Mobis is building its third core parts plant for electric vehicles in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, following plants in Chungju and Ulsan. From the second half of next year, the new plant is expected to mass-produce 150,000 EV-specific module parts per year. Hyundai Mobis’ investment in the Pyeongtaek plant is in line with the company’s strategy of leading the electric vehicle core parts market.

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fitting parts.

DIY Electric Car

Parts have arrived all in good shape. The interesting part of working off of someone else’s wiring/ prefabricated parts is in reconfiguring the fit. Today I mounted the switch box., connected the primary and secondary circuits to the controller , mounted shunt on the motor. And played around with the brake pump. Jr sent me most of the 2-0 gauge jumpers that he had used in his car but they weren’t quite right, but some did fit.

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2021 Nissan Rogue company’s 1st global model built using closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts

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The 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO 2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys from raw materials.

Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

Green Car Congress

The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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Electric Vehicle Parts

Electric Cars are for Girls

List of electric vehicle parts, with explanations, that Paul used in his $2200 VW Bug conversion

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Diakont part of ARPA-E program REPAIR program for pipelines

Green Car Congress

Diakont is part of a team that was awarded $5 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program ( earlier post ) to develop new technologies for rehabilitating legacy cast iron and bare steel natural gas distribution pipelines, by building new, robust replacement pipe inside the existing pipelines.

2020 68

BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF will uptake most of the pyrolysis oil and process it into new chemical products by using a mass balance approach as part of its ChemCycling project.

2020 93

ABB leads electrification and automation innovation as part of Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project

Green Car Congress

ABB has provided electrification, connected control and operations management systems, high-visualization and mobile operator workplaces as part of a global mining partnership to visualize a once-in-a-generation technology shift and reduce climate impact. ABB electrification and automation knowledge and solutions have been employed in a pioneering mine of the future project, which has ultimate ambitions to demonstrate zero carbon dioxide emissions and productivity increases of 50%.

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Bridgestone focusing on sustainable procurement of natural rubber as part of sustainability campaign

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Japan-based Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire manufacturer, has launched “ A Layered Journey ”—a new global campaign highlighting the company’s efforts to incorporate sustainability in its value chain with a focus on the sustainable procurement of natural rubber.

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BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The electrically powered AutoBox helps to move incoming spare parts efficiently from the freight dock to the warehouse. The aim of the AutoBox pilot project is to automate long distances in the Dynamics Center using the transport platform and to connect more distant parts of the building. Humans load the AutoBox with incoming parts.

2019 81

Senate passes sustainable chemistry act as part of military spending bill

Green Car Congress

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate in late July includes the bipartisan Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 ( S.999 ), led by US Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.).

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OECD report finds measures needed to curb PM emitted by wear of car parts and road surfaces, including EVs

Green Car Congress

Wear and tear from brakes, tires and road surfaces will soon overtake car exhaust fumes as the leading source of fine particles released into the air by road traffic, according to a new OECD report.

2020 88

Latest Galliani Play, Part II Of My Family Trilogy, Wows Audiences At Ruskin Group Theatre

Creative Greenius

comedy Culture environment Family Theatre Truth & Reality Joe Galliani Ruskin Group Theatre

2019 100

More Parts!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I just got my first shipment from ElectroAuto in months! The motor mount and adaptor to the transmission showed up. This is progress. The only thing vaguely unsettling to me is that the invoice says that they already shipped the Zivan NG3 charging system, but I haven't received it yet. I'll give it a couple of days to show up and then send off an e-mail to get a tracking number. I really hope it isn't missing

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet, Part II

Electric Cars are for Girls

This AC electric vehicle motor is changing the EV conversion game. Talking with builder Brian Seymour about motor size, voltage, and automatic transmissions

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Honda begins making vital ventilator parts for Dynaflo

Green Car Congress

The process was developed using production know-how from Honda’s experienced manufacturing associates, including parts tracking, build timing, quality checks and lot control. Honda has begun producing and delivering critical components for the production of much-needed ventilators to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Penn.

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parts on Ebay great news!!

DIY Electric Car

Yipee, scored on the exact parts I wanted on Ebay. It was suspisiously like pre-ordained destiny the way I found my curtis 1231c controller listed on Ebay for a starting bid of $700.

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Battery Monitoring Parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The other two parts I received from KTA-services were a 500-amp Ferruz-Shawmut fuse and a heavy-duty Airpax circuit breaker. I'll be going to get the finished parts tomorrow morning and seeing how far I can get with assembly. I'm exciting to have all the parts needed to make significant progress. I received several more critical items in the mail this past week. Here are several components from the Belktronix battery monitoring system.

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CARB fines major online automotive parts retailer $1M for selling illegal aftermarket parts in California; ~4,000 emissions violations

Green Car Congress

paid $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code and Vehicle Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance auto parts in California. CARB investigators discovered that AutoAnything, a major online retailer, advertised and sold performance parts that modified emissions components, ultimately committing approximately 4,000 violations between 2012 and 2015. Illegal parts sold by the former AutoAnything, Inc.

2019 70

Cranfield: switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could greatly improve longevity and sustainability of automotive parts

Green Car Congress

A new study by researchers at Cranfield University in the UK finds that switching from aluminum to zinc alloys in the production of automotive parts could greatly enhance their longevity and sustainability. The zinc alloy proved to be a more sustainable and higher performing option, when considering measures such as the environmental impact caused by the extraction of the metal and the quality of the parts it produces.

2020 74

Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz AG has taken numerous measures to sustainably improve its cost structure and become significantly more efficient. An important lever for this is the adjustment and realignment of capacity within its global production network. Against this backdrop, the company intends to start talks on the sale of its car plant in Hambach, France. The Hambach plant launched operations on October 27, 1997.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The company is investing €400 million in a new vehicle assembly at the main plant in Munich.

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Turbos are going electric—and becoming part of hybrid powertrains

Green Car Reports

Turbocharging has made its way from a niche performance upgrade and diesel-engine enabler to a mainstream power-booster aimed at making small, fuel-efficient engines drive like larger ones. What's next? As it turns out, the answer is hybrids. No, we're not just talking about slapping a turbocharger onto the ICE in a hybrid powertrain.

2019 63

UPS forms subsidiary and applies for FAA Part 135 certification to operate drone delivery unit

Green Car Congress

UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. FAA grants the authority to operate on-demand, unscheduled air service via the Part 135 certificate. In contrast to more-limited FAA certifications for of drone flights for by other companies, UPS Flight Forward would operate under the FAA’s standard Part 135 certification.

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researching suspension parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

When people purchase their '92-'95 civic, the first thing they'll need to do is upgrade the suspension to handle the extra weight of the batteries. The CivicWithACord journal suggests getting Koni yellow adjustable struts and a set of Ground Control coil-overs. Ground Control sells the coil overs (SKU 4530) for $299+shipping. Make sure you request the beefed up springs, two of type 1200.250.0275 and two of type 1200.250.0200.

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Hyundai and SK Innovation see leased EV battery packs part of more sustainable ecosystem

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation are teaming up on EV battery leasing—or at least the need for it.

2020 64

Airbus installs first 3D-printed titanium part on series-production commercial aircraft; part manufactured by Arconic

Green Car Congress

Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. This first installation of a 3D printed titanium part on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft marks a milestone for additive manufacturing in aerospace. 3D-printed parts, including metal printed cabin brackets and bleed pipes, are already flying on Airbus A320neo and A350 XWB test aircraft.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017. Motor Vehicles and Component Parts employers are defined as any firms that contribute to the manufacture, wholesale distribution, transport, and repair and maintenance of gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric, natural gas, hydrogen and fuel cell, or other vehicle technologies. More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4%

2019 81

More Confusing Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Yay, I got another shipment of parts today from Electro Auto! What I got was a five-terminal block with a shorting bar (lower-right pice in the picture) and a four-space connector (upper right part). These will help me move forward a bit more once the motor is installed into the chassis. I'm a bit confused because the directions call for a five-terminal block and a six-terminal block with a shorting bar.

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Used Forklift Parts for a Cheap Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Ever thought of scrounging used forklift parts to build an electric car? In this interview, Darin Cosgrove talks about the successful marriage of a Geo Metro and a Baker Forklift

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Electric Car Parts and Conversion Costs

Electric Cars are for Girls

A few years ago I picked up an early model 1971 911 T Targa. After stripping her down to the metal, prime, paint, restore the interior, rebuild the

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Report: All-electric Hummer revival being mulled as part of GM EV push

Green Car Reports

General Motors is seriously considering that, as part of a full-size electric-truck push that will reach its full vigor in 2024 and may bring some new life The idea of bringing the maligned Hummer brand back as a standalone electric-truck brand is likely to elicit quite the range of responses from longtime social- and eco-conscious car shoppers.

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Civic Engine Removal - Part 1

Open Source Civic EV Kit

One thing I've found really helpful during this process is putting all the little parts in ziploc sandwich bags and labeling them. This has been invaluable for remembering which parts go where and not losing the small pieces like cotter pins and such. Okay, this is an attempt to document the process I used to remove the Honda Civic engine with manual transmission for conversion to an electric vehicle. There will probably be several edits, so bear with me.

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Who knew, part 2, 120V edition

Plugs and Cars

Some more places to plug in. SFO now has 120V plugs available in each of its public parking garages. You'll need to provide your own cable; of course every new EV comes with one. Airports are one of the places 12oV makes lots of sense. Most cars sit for many hours, some for days at long-term parking. And it's very cheap to install, probably less than 10% the cost of a Level 2 unit. A few Level 2 charge stations would be useful in short-term parking, as well.

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SEAT implements self-driven robots to automate outdoor parts transport; ASTI Tribot with SLAM navigation

Green Car Congress

To date, eight AGVs are operating outside the production workshops at the Martorell plant to automate the transport of parts. The new vehicles join the 200 AGVs that are delivering parts inside the assembly workshops at the Martorell and Barcelona factories. SEAT is the first industrial manufacturer in Europe to have outdoor, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with SLAM navigation (simultaneous localization and mapping), 4G connection and inductive charging for the batteries.

2020 64

Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

Green Car Congress

Retainer of the truck diesel engine—the first spare part of the partner pilot project NextGenAM, from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS. The key for production is a scalable additive production chain, which is fully automated right through to the point where the printed parts are mechanically sawn off the build platform. A driverless transport system and robots ensure the smooth movement of the parts through every stage of the production line.

2019 78

BASF develops engineering plastic with optimized sliding friction properties; for automotive parts in contact with hot oil

Green Car Congress

BASF is launching an engineering plastic that is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason E0510 C2TR is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. Ultrason E0510 C2TR enables the manufacture of various car parts that come into contact with oil: oil pumps, oil control pistons, pressure valves and high-speed components in automatic or manual gearboxes.

2020 68

BMW teams with Jaguar Land Rover for EV parts

Green Car Reports

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW announced on Wednesday that they will form an alliance to build the unique parts, beyond the battery, that make up an electric vehicle. The effort will focus on electric drive units (EDUs), including motors, transmissions and power electronics, such as motor controllers. BMW has said it plans to build 25 new plug-in. plug-in cars

Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

DIY Electric Car

The more I delve into this topic the more detail I want to address, so rather than cover all three energy storage options in this post I’ve decided to give a more detailed look at hydrogen. Keep a look out for a look at compressed air and battery electric in the next two weeks. Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies. alike. The general public seems fairly convinced that hydrogen vehicles are going to be the way of the future and a simple replacement for oil.

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Lincoln plug-in hybrids and EVs are part of its renewal, not just for California

Green Car Reports

Lincoln, the brand that had trouble in the Aughts escaping its rented-tux Town Car—and a different era of American luxury involving curb feelers and more ashtrays than cupholders—is preparing to electrify in new ways. Plug-in hybrid versions of the fully redesigned 2020 Aviator and 2020 Corsair crossovers are due at dealerships later. Plug-In Hybrids

2019 85

BMW, Jaguar and Porsche invest in mobility startup Urgent.ly as part of $21M round; roadside assistance

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—a global digital roadside assistance platform—as part of a $21-million Series B round. BMW i Ventures; InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund; and Porsche Ventures have invested in US-based Urgent.ly—a The funding round, which also saw participation from current investors, was oversubscribed. Urgent.ly’s s solution combines location-based services, real-time data, AI and machine-to-machine communication.

2019 84

SEAT part of EU €1.6B Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Urban Mobility consortium

Green Car Congress

The European Union has chosen the MOBILus consortium, comprising the city of Barcelona, SEAT and 46 other cities, businesses and universities in 15 European countries, to develop the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Urban Mobility, an initiative that is tasked with developing innovations in urban mobility in the European Union. The Knowledge and Innovation Community on Urban Mobility will have a duration of between 7 and 15 years and require a financial investment of up to €1.6

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