Production of 2018 Nissan LEAF now underway in Smyrna

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Production for the 2018 Nissan LEAF EV is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Nissan LEAF has been in production at Smyrna since 2013, with more than 114,550 models sold in the United States since 2011.

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

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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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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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Bochum chemists develop method to produce self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production

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Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionChemically aggressive conditions prevail during the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen, wearing out the catalysts used. Further, engineering stable electrodes using highly active catalyst nanopowders for electrochemical water splitting remains a notorious challenge.

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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AKASOL is now expanding its production facilities in order to meet growing demand and further customer orders. AKASOL will shortly put two further production sites with more than 3,700 square metres of additional hall and office space into operation.

DOE: US petroleum production exceeding transportation consumption and will continue to do so through 2050

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 total petroleum production exceeded all US transportation sector petroleum consumption. The EIA expects petroleum production to be greater than transportation consumption through 2040.

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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.

Production Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUV appears at CES

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The world of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells is still small and low-volume, but Korean maker Hyundai unveiled its production entry into that group on Monday. The sprawling Consumer Electronics Show is increasingly a showcase for advanced-technology and zero-emission vehicles, and the Korean maker used it to show its production-ready hydrogen.

Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Production of the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D.

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Mercedes-Benz pilot test for automated driving in production

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Mercedes-Benz is pilot testing the use of automated driving in production with its new S-Class. The independent journey from the production line to the plant’s loading area shows the future of how we will be able to use driver assistance systems in production.

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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LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. Ferroalloys thus serve important functions during iron and steel production. In all cases, however, the production of ferroalloys is energy-intensive.

BIOX commissions 90M gallon biodiesel production facility in Houston

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BIOX Corporation announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), a 50/50 joint venture between World Energy and BIOX, has completed the commissioning of its 90-million US gallon (USG) (341 million liters) nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The Houston facility operates two equal-sized production trains that combine to provide its nameplate capacity.

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.

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.

Tesla Model 3 production to start Friday, deliveries July 28

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He expects first production Model 3 electric car, with serial number 001 ("SN1"), to be completed this Friday, July 7. As he had promised he would late one evening last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has tweeted out some updates on the upcoming Model 3. The first 30 customers to buy Model 3s should receive them, he followed up, at a "handover. Elon Musk plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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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.

Joint ASU, Tel Aviv Univ. project to improve algal hydrogen production to industrial scale

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Redding’s partner on the BSF project, is a young scientist who first started at TAU about 5 years ago and has focused on different ways to increase algal biohydrogen production. Two major challenges limit efficient biological H 2 production: inactivation of the hydrogenase enzyme by O 2 ; and limited electron flow from the photosynthetic apparatus to the hydrogenase. Consequently, electrons will be diverted away from carbon dioxide fixation to hydrogen production.

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

CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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CSIRO researchers have enabled the production of oil in the leaves and stems of plants as well as the seeds—a potential game-changer in the global production of renewable oils.

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SoCalGas, partners developing technology to make carbon fiber during hydrogen production from methane; reducing the cost of H2 and cutting GHG

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The low-emission process, selected for funding as part of the H2@Scale initiative ( earlier post ) by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), will create both hydrogen that can be used in fuel cell vehicles and industrial processes, as well as carbon fiber used in applications from medical devices and aerospace structures to building products. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Materials Natural GasSouthern California Gas Co.

Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

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Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in carsA redesigned Toyota Prius hybrid is on the way, although it may not go on sale in the U.S. until next year. When it does, it will likely be followed in due course by redesigned versions of the other Prius "family" vehicles--the Prius C subcompact and the Prius V tall wagon. But in the case of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid--which is based on the.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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KAUST team develops computational model for simulating soot production in gasoline direct injection engines

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Researchers at KAUST have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. The team varied the composition of the fuel and observed particle production to build a model of the basic chemical reactions through which soot particles form and grow. We also have industrial partners that utilize the model to see how different fuels and engine combustion strategies affect soot production.

DOE seeking feedback on findings of hydrogen production and delivery workshops

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The US Department of Energy''s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued two requests for information (RFIs) seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about electrolytic hydrogen production ( DE-FOA-0001188 ) and hydrogen delivery research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities ( DE-FOA-0001187 ) aimed at developing technologies that can ultimately produce and deliver low-cost hydrogen. Electrolytic Hydrogen Production.

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Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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DENZA, the “made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Daimler’s technology joint venture with its Chinese partner BYD ( earlier post ), has started rolling off production line at Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co.,

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Honda stops Insight production

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Honda is to cease production of its Insight model according to Bloomberg, this morning. We had already heard that the Japanese brand was to stop importing its Insight and CR-Z models into the UK, due to low demand.

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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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New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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Start of production is planned for 2019 at the latest. Compared with competing products, the distinguishing feature of the Bosch electric axle is an especially high peak performance combined with a high level of continuous performance, the company claims.

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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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