Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

Green Car Reports

Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Large-scale conversion and storage of solar energy via the production of hydrogen would likely rely upon Earth-abundant materials. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

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Air Liquide inaugurates HyBalance pilot site in Denmark for production of carbon-free hydrogen

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In Denmark, Air Liquide inaugurated HyBalance, a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. MW, enables the production of around 500 kg of hydrogen a day without releasing CO 2. Under the coordination of Air Liquide, the HyBalance project brings together a group of partners—Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, and Hydrogen Valley—for the construction of one of the largest carbon-free hydrogen production units in Europe.

2018 75

Tesla Model 3 production crossed 2,000 last week; is it sustainable?

Green Car Reports

Tesla reported Tuesday that it built 34,494 electric cars in the first quarter of 2018, by far its largest quarterly production total ever. But all eyes were on one number: the production of Model 3 sedans, which was 9,766 vehicles out of that total. Elon Musk Fremont Production assembly plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Of the rest, 11,730 were Model S hatchback sedans and 10,070 were Model X crossover utility.

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Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Green Car Reports

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. China Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla Model 3 Performance version coming, after 'production hell' ends

Green Car Reports

Now that the Tesla Model 3 has officially entered production, the electric-car maker's main goal will be to ensure the manufacturing process ramps up smoothly. Production Performance Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With 1,800 new reservations reportedly placed each day for the affordable electric sedan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to confirm the company needs to get through six months of.

2017 64

KU Leuven demonstrates production of biogasoline with integration into existing refineries; potential large-scale production

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Here we demonstrate the production of biogasoline with a direct upstream integration into processes in existing petrorefinery facilities that targets the 10% bio-based carbon in accordance with the current European Union directives (for 2020) for biofuels.

2018 94

Faraday Future reveals first production FF91 body

Green Car Reports

The company announced Monday that it built its first "body-in-white" of the FF91, the basic body structure of its upcoming first production car. After two years in the development wilderness, Faraday Future is marching forward toward producing its first ultra-luxury electric SUV. Faraday Future plans to deliver the first FF91s to customers as

2018 63

Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity; TRANSFORM.TOGETHER

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The Volkswagen brand has introduced a new production strategy—TRANSFORM.TOGETHER—which targets a 30% increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018. And production plays a key role in that. This is where we see a powerful production efficiency lever.

2018 94

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It's actually rated by the EPA at 238 miles combined, but it joins a segment of the electric-car market with 200 miles or more of range that has only been occupied to date by cars with a.

2016 86

Tesla to stop Roadster production

Revenge of the Electric Car

As Tesla files for its IPO, the company reveals that it will stop production of the Roadster — and will focus on the Model S. From the article: “A reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product-planning news. To wit, the company’s only product, the first true freeway-capable, mass-produced electric car of the modern age, will go bye-bye next year.&#. Production begins mid-March. Tesla's Model S.

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DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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Partners from Germany and Finland in the SOLETAIR project are building a compact pilot plant for the production of gasoline, diesel and kerosene from solar energy, regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsThe plant will be compact enough to fit into a shipping container. The plant consists of three components. A direct air capture unit developed by the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) extracts carbon dioxide from air.

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Tesla Model 3 production target reached but did automaker cut corners?

Green Car Reports

Tesla pulled out all the stops to get 5,000 Model 3s built by July 1 including pulling workers from other assembly lines, halting Model S and X production to paint nothing but Model 3's, but also critically eliminating an industry standard brake test designed to ensure quality, according to a Reuters report. Production

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DOE awards MIT researchers $1.9M to advance electrolytic production of copper; direct production of copper wire

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One of Allanore’s primary goals is to make high-purity copper that can go directly into production of copper wire, which is in increasing demand for applications from renewable energy to electric vehicles. Production of electric and hybrid cars and buses is expected to rise from 3.1 This purity is equivalent to the best current copper production methods. (An Some of the byproducts of copper production, selenium, for example, are valuable in their own right.

2018 75

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. Overall, however, production is still expected to increase. oil production will average 9.3

2017 83

FCA announces production Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid in Italy

Green Car Reports

Jeep said Monday that it laid the groundwork to begin production of a plug-in hybrid version of its small Renegade at the factory in southern Italy where it's produced alongside the Fiat 500X. The model is expected to go on sale in early 2020, though it's not clear whether it is intended for the U.S. Jeep did not immediately respond for comment on. Plug-In Hybrids

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Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Around 180 Ford employees are working in two shifts to build up to 16 WORK XL models per day, providing an annual production capacity of 3,500 units.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Tesla over Model 3 production delays

Green Car Reports

According to a Reuters report, a federal court in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit from shareholders over delays in Model 3 production. The suit against Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, claimed that production forecasts for the Model 3 were. Amid a topsy-turvy month of mostly bad news for Tesla, the company got one major reprieve on Monday. Elon Musk

2018 61

New report inside Tesla factory says Model 3 production improving

Green Car Reports

A new independent report from inside Tesla's Fremont factory shows production of the Model 3 is becoming sustainable. The report, from automotive analysts Eversource ISI Research in London and first carried in FT Alphaville, shows Model 3 production improving, and that the new General Assembly line 4 is making a significant contribution.

2018 63

Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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A potential LOHC requires a fast dehydrogenation reaction to control the production of molecular hydrogen on-demand. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

2017 88

New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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For decades, researchers believed that the main obstacle to the longer-term hydrogen production in algae in light was the destruction of the hydrogenase enzyme, a key element in this process, which is caused by oxygen. This led to techniques such as sulfur-deprivation to extend hydrogen production. In addition, algae steer the electrons resulting from the decomposition of water and charged by sunlight into hydrogen production instead of biomass accumulation.

2018 67

New mesocrystal photocatalyst enhances light-driven hydrogen production

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A group of Japanese researchers has developed a novel photocatalyst for increased hydrogen production. Topotactic epitaxy is a solid-tate reaction in which the orientations of the epitaxially grown product crystals are determined by the orientation of the initial crystals.

2017 78

Dongfeng Nissan begins production of LEAF-based Sylphy EV

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The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China ( earlier post ), has begun rolling off the production line. The start of production by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co.

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GM increases Chevy Bolt EV production to ease supply constraints

Green Car Reports

and Canada, Chevy has announced it will increase production by 20 percent. Worldwide, the company says it sold 26,000 last year against a production target of 30,000 Amid shortages of Chevy Bolt EVs at dealerships across the U.S. So far this year, Chevy has sold fewer than 2,000 Bolt EVs in the U.S. per month, for total sales of just over 9,000.

2018 63

Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. BACT certification confirms the Grannus Process has the lowest emissions level in the industry for production of hydrogen while maintaining cost competitiveness at a scale relative to competitors’ designs. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2018 64

Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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With the opening of a second vehicle production plant in Foshan, a mega plant has been built at the South Chinese location. Together with the existing gearbox plant, further synergies will be used there to increase production efficiency.

2018 125

DOE awarding up to $3.5M to 3 projects for nuclear-compatible high-temperature electrolysis for H2 production

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million to three hydrogen production research and development (R&D) projects that are compatible with nuclear energy sources. The technology of hydrogen production through conventional water electrolysis is well-established; high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) adds in some of the energy needed to split the water as heat instead of electricity (by using steam instead of liquid water), thus reducing the overall energy required. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nuclear

2018 70

New hybrid photocatalyst for highly efficient hydrogen production from water

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The spatially uniform heterostructure, correlated to plasmon-resonance through conformal coating MoS 2 that effectively regulated charge transfer pathways, is proven to be vitally important for the unique solar energy harvesting and photocatalytic H 2 production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nanotech Solar fuels

2017 64

NREL sets new world efficiency record for solar hydrogen production: 16.2%

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 93

FCA Melfi plant preparing for production of Jeep Renegade PHEV for 2020

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The Renegade PHEV will be produced alongside the Renegade and 500X full combustion engine products that are currently produced at the Melfi vehicle assembly plant. The pre-production units of the new Jeep Renegade PHEV are scheduled in 2019.

2018 98

EIA: US fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase

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Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached more than 16 billion gallons per year, or 1.06 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2018, according to EIA’s most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.

2018 83

AkzoNobel and Gasunie investigating large-scale production of green hydrogen; 20MW facility for 3000 tons per year

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However, the real potential is in large-scale production as the basis for green chemistry. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

2018 83

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

Green Car Reports

After unveiling the production version of the 200-mile electric car at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show back in January, GM said the Bolt EV would begin rolling off assembly lines before the end of the year. Manufacturing General Motors Production plug-in carsGeneral Motors has followed an aggressive schedule for the launch of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

2016 63

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Green Car Reports

While the partially electric i8 hasn''t been on sale for even a year, the Bavarian carmaker has already hinted at a production increase. Green Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars Given its attractive looks, it''s not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. Now it appears to have taken more concrete steps.

2015 78

Jaguar ditches hybrid supercar production

Green Cars News

The luxury carmaker was set to produce just 250 C-X75 hybrids but has now announced it has ‘suspended’ plans for production, blaming the global economic climate. Hybrid cars hybrid Jaguar Jaguar C-X75 production

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV pre-production cars now being built (video)

Green Car Reports

But it appears that the makers of a different affordable 200-mile electric car wanted to point out that their car will actually precede the Model 3 into production by at least a year. Chevy said today that pre-production units of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chevy Production assembly plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) HamtramckThere are just nine days to go before the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 is unveiled to the world.

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Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

Green Car Reports

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Manufacturing parts suppliers Production Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryCarmakers are backed by a complex chain of suppliers, and a recent move by Tesla will give it oversight over another link in that chain. This week, Tesla confirmed that it has acquired Riviera Tool, a tool-and-die.

2015 75

KAUST team alters atomic composition of MoS2 to boost performance as water-splitting catalyst for H2 production

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Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionResearchers at KAUST have developed and used a novel way of increasing the chemical reactivity of a two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide material to produce a cheap and effective catalyst for water splitting to produce hydrogen.

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New low-cost bio-inspired nanostructured MoS2 catalyst performs almost as efficiently as Pt for hydrogen production

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The production method uses nature as an ally rather than a hindrance, Chou said. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nanotech

2017 83

2015 Chevrolet Volt Production Ends To Retool For All-New 2016 Volt Launch

Green Car Reports

General Motors will stop production of the current-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt next month as it prepares to launch the all-new 2016 model. A production stoppage will give GM time to retool the Detroit-Hamtramck plant that builds the Volt for the new model. sales Production plug-in cars But in this case GM will also use this normal changeover process to clear inventory of.

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Report: Rising electric-car production may strain unexpected resources

Green Car Reports

Despite electric cars producing no tailpipe emissions, not all of their effects will be environmentally beneficial, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Co. The group, which is often optimistic about electric car adoption, forecasts that by 2030, plug-in cars will make up at least 20 percent of car sales globally, and up to 35 percent in

2018 63

Tesla Model 3 is fifth bestselling car in U.S., production still short of profitability goal

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced Tuesday that it delivered 55,843 Model 3s between July and September, confirming reports that the company's mass-market electric is the fifth bestselling car model in the United States. That slightly exceeded the number of Model 3s Tesla said it produced in the third quarter: 53,239. It indicates that the company still hasn't

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