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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.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Audi starts 7-speed transmission production in China

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Due to the modular production set-up, the company can double the plant’s capacity in a later phase. The transmission production in Tianjin marks a milestone in our localization strategy. The start of production in Tianjin marks the completion of the second phase of Volkswagen ATJ. Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi is inaugurating a new transmission plant in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin.

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NREL process boosts production of ethanol from algae

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Cost of algal biofuel production is still a major challenge and the Energy Department has made reducing the costs of both algae production and conversion of algal intermediates to fuels significant goals.

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New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

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The hybrid sweetgum trees have enormous potential for the production of bioenergy and paper, said Scott Merkle, a professor in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The combination of hybrid breeding with somatic embryogenesis is very powerful, both for testing and for eventual scaled-up production of planting stock for deployment.

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Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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Eberspaecher catem is starting production of the third generation of its high-voltage PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heaters. Production of both components is scheduled to start in April 2017 at the Eberspaecher facilities in Herxheim and Landau, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Tesla To Add Production Capacity For 35,000 More Electric Cars

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Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is gearing up for increased production over the next few years with the aid of healthy tax breaks from its home state of California.

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DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale microalga cultivation technologies required to improve biofuel production efficiency.

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Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

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Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned 80, as the story goes, but he remains a larger-than-life persona in an industry with fewer and fewer of them. He's still involved with range-extended electric truck maker VIa. Bob Lutz Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production

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What's so magical about 1.5 volts, you may ask? It turns out that it's the practical voltage required to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis, powered only by solar energy, at commercial scale.

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China. More localization programs are due to start production for a range of manufacturers over the next two years.

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Intelligent Energy tech lead in €3.5M EU DIGIMAN program to advance fuel cell stack mass production; Toyota the automotive partner

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The objective of the €3.5-million DIGIMAN program is to advance (from Manufacturing Readiness Level 4 to MRL 6) the critical steps of the PEM fuel cell assembly processes and associated in-line quality control and end-of-line testing / handover strategies and to demonstrate a route to automated volume process production capability within an automotive best practice context. The latter will be responsible for best practice requirements for future automotive stack production.

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Nissan e-NV200 Electric Minivan Production Starts In Spain (VIDEO)

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Nissan officially started production of its second electric vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 small van, at its assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain.

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First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The operations team will now focus on ramping up production to full capacity and preparing for the performance test run on the plant. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL.

Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

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The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and there are a few green models that will be worth a look. It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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2016 Nissan Leaf, Tesla Sales, Hydrogen Production: Today's Car News

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Today, a report that the 2016 Nissan Leaf could arrive in August with a 100-mile range, Tesla's quarterly sales results, and a company that believes it's close to commercially-viable solar hydrogen production. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've updated our June plug-in electric car sales report with additional information. What's so. Today in Car News

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NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

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Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of electric cars. But despite ambitious plans for a multi-model lineup of electric cars, the company has made relatively little apparent progress toward that goal. While it is. China plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle NEVS

US Navy demos recovery of CO2 and production of H2 from seawater, with conversion to liquid fuel; “Fuel from Seawater”

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The energy required to obtain these feedstocks from the ocean is primarily for the production of hydrogen; the carbon dioxide is a “free” byproduct. These value-added hydrocarbons from this process serve as building blocks for the production of industrial chemicals and designer fuels.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Electric Car Unveiled At CES

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Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt electric vehicle as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show and today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas it showed the production version. Most notably, the car, officially called the Bolt EV, promises more than 200 miles of range on a full charge and a price that should come in below $30,000. Green

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

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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.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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It's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. It's the 2017 Chrysler. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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As part of its partnership with CNL—a group of fifteen of Austria’s largest companies in the retail, logistics and production sectors—MAN will be making test vehicles available to nine CNL member companies for practical trials from the end of 2017.

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe. The new battery plant will be built in Goed, north of Budapest in a 330,000 m 2 site, using existing facilities previously used for display production.

Japan wants Fukushima to be major hydrogen production center

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Japan's Fukushima prefecture was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent years, but the Japanese government has ambitious plans for the region. Fukushima's name is now associated with the nuclear power plant suffered a major malfunction as a result of damage from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. Now the. Japan hydrogen energy policy nuclear power hydrogen fuel cell nuclear energy

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Tesla Factory Retooling Completed Ahead Of Planned Production Boost

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Tesla Motors has now completed upgrades to its Fremont, California, plant ahead of an expected production increase. The electric car-maker shut down the factory for two weeks in late summer to complete modifications to handle the addition of the all-wheel drive Dual Motor Model S. The company says the added capacity also helps it accommodate

Toyota To Start Fuel Cell Vehicle Production In December

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Toyota''s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014. Sales will also begin "by the end of the year" reports Japan Times (via Autoblog), ahead of Toyota''s original on-sale date some time in 2015. No reason has been given for bringing the car forward, but it''s safe to assume

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GKN Driveline develops new e-drive system for PHEVs; starts production on global platform in 2019

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The system will start production in 2019 on a global platform from a European vehicle manufacturer. GKN Driveline has developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

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Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The Northeastern U.S. isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. And it seems likely that two of. Detroit Auto Show

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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AKASOL launches two new production sites for series production of Li-ion battery systems

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Lithium-ion battery system company AKASOL ( earlier post ) is launching two additional production sites at once: a new facility featuring more than 3,000 m 2 of production halls and office space in Langen, as well as an additional 700 m 2 of halls at its headquarters in Darmstadt. The automated and automotive-focused series production line will be set up and put into operation by the end of 2017.

Wrights Group showcases hydrogen fuel cell bus driveline in London; production-ready in 2017

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The Wrightbus debuts a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline which will become available to power both single-deck and double-deck buses as it becomes fully production-ready next year. The Wrights Group launched the new Wrightbus zero-emission double deck bus at a conference in London.

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Nissan begins production of its second BEV; e-NV200 in Barcelona

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Nissan has started the production of its second all-electric vehicle—the e-NV200—which will be available as both a passenger vehicle and light commercial van. The Nissan plant in Barcelona will be the global production site for this vehicle, which will be available as a light commercial van, passenger vehicle and electric taxi.

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Georgia Tech team furthers four-stroke-cycle active-membrane piston reactor for enhanced SMR for H2 production

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Steam methane reforming is currently the primary pathway for hydrogen production worldwide. It also captures and concentrates carbon dioxide emissions, a by-product that now lacks a secondary use—although that could change in the future. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

Hyundai first to start mass production of fuel cell vehicles

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A white ix35 fuel cell car vehicle rolled off the production line at Hyundai’s Ulsan manufacturing plant today, as Korean carmaker becomes the first in the world to begin assembly-line production of a fuel cell model. Hyundai fuel cell hydrogen production

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Stanford team develops new low-voltage single-catalyst water splitter for hydrogen production

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Electrochemical/photoelectrochemical water splitting is widely considered to be a critical step for efficient renewable energy production, storage and usage such as sustainable hydrogen production, rechargeable metal-air batteries and fuel cells. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Oil sands production accounted for 28.8% of total Canadian gas demand in 2016

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Natural gas is largely used in the oil sands to generate steam for in situ oil production, and in situ growth has been the main driver behind increased oil sands demand for natural gas. Alberta’s oil sands operations accounted for 28.8% of Canadian natural gas demand in 2016, up from 11.8%

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV.

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PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick electrically assisted scooter has been awarded a Red Dot Product Design 2017 award for its high-end design and the solution that it provides in meeting sustainable urban mobility challenges. The Red Dot Product Design award is an international prize awarded annually since 1955.

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