TI reference design adds Wi-Fi capability to electric vehicle charging stations

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Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the first reference design that adds Wi-Fi connectivity to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The new reference design uses TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless microcontroller (MCU) technology that allows design engineers to create stations that intelligently charge at non-peak times or detect and communicate when a charging station is available.

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2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Ultimate Reference Guide

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The 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car has been around in one form or another for several years now, so there's a lot of information to keep track of. The tiny egg-shaped electric car, with four doors and four seats, is expected to arrive in the U.S. in November 2011, though it's already on sale in Japan, and also present in some European markets

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First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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Opcon, in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, recently completed the first reference installation of its Waste Heat Recovery technology for ocean-going vessels in a project supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. The MV Figaro. Click to enlarge.

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2011 Nissan Leaf: Your Ultimate Reference Guide

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Here at AllCarsElectric.com we've covered a lot of news featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. So much, in fact, that it may be difficult keeping track of them all. What we thought may help is an index page of all of our favorite articles featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Bookmark it in your browser or rss reader, as we'll be updating it every time a new

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Sugar-derived levulinic esters and cyclic ether show superior anti-knock quality to Euro95 reference gasoline

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A team from The Netherlands and the US reports that the sugar-derived levulinic esters methyl levulinate (ML) and ethyl levulinate (EL) and the sugar-derived cyclic ether (furfuryl ethyl ether (FEE) demonstrate superior anti-knock quality (in 10% blends) to a reference Euro95 gasoline. The sugar-derived ethyl tetrahydrofurfuryl ether (ETE), another cyclic ether, conversely, performed markedly worse than the reference fuel on both setups.

Qualcomm announces Connected Car Reference Platform

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announced the Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform aimed at accelerating the adoption of advanced and complex connectivity into the next-generation of connected cars. The Connected Car Reference Platform allows automakers and their suppliers to explore, prototype and commercialize connectivity designs using modules and solutions offered based on Qualcomm Technologies' roadmap. Qualcomm expects the Connected Car Reference Platform to be available by the end of 2016.

Taoglas launches low-profile, compact multi-antenna reference design for the next generation of connected car

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Taoglas, a leading provider of automotive, IoT and GNSS antenna products, introduced Axiom, a reference design for a low-profile, compact multiple-antenna solution for the next generation of Connected Cars. The reference design will help automobile manufacturers overcome one of the biggest challenges of the Connected Car: where and how to place the multitude of antennas needed for maximum performance.

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Here at AllCarsElectric.com we've covered a lot of news featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. So much, in fact, that it may be difficult keeping track of them all. What we thought may help is an index page of all of our favorite articles featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Bookmark it in your browser or rss reader, as we'll be updating it every time a new

Renesas and Cohda collaborating on V2V and V2I communications; V2X reference solution available in 2017

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By bringing together Renesas’ V2X R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) and Cohda Wireless’ V2X and CAV software solutions, the companies deliver a V2X reference solution that supports European and North American communications standards for V2X system development. Renesas has established an ecosystem with Cohda Wireless to offer a reference solution that will contribute to the acceleration of V2X system development.

DOT releases Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture v2.0

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) has updated the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) and the Systems Engineering Tool for Intelligent Transportation (SET-IT) to Version 2.0.

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture workshop

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) public workshop meeting to discuss and solicit feedback on preliminary architecture viewpoint drafts and to gain important feedback from the stakeholders who will be involved in manufacturing, developing, deploying, operating, or maintaining the connected vehicle technologies and applications.

Researcher urges more effort on assessment of land and water impacts of oil sands production; reference point for other unconventional fuels

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Bitumen production from the Canadian oil sands provides a point of reference that could be used to observe and better manage the land and water impacts of a rapid transition to unconventional fuels, suggests Dr. Sarah Jordaan of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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Its maker, however, often refers to the. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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ams AG introduces reference board for 48V automotive battery monitoring system

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ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has introduced launched a reference board for a small, high-performance and simple 48V automotive battery monitoring system.

NPL novel reference electrode shows that cathode, not anode, is source of potential decay in PEM water electrolyzers

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Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK have developed a novel reference electrode for polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWEs) and used it to measure the electrochemical surface area (ECSA) of Pt catalysts in situ for the first time.

ITM Power launching enhanced Power-to-Gas range; two new reference plants in Germany

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ITM Power announced two new reference plant sales in Germany to two Technical Universities; both orders are based on the HPac platform for use in Power-to-Gas applications. The reference plant is particularly important for ITM Power in the German market and with those organizations which advise the Germany Energy Ministry. ITM Power will have four reference plant installations in Germany, including those announced here.

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

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It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd? Gas Cars Parking In Electric-Car

Volkswagen is tip of the iceberg in dieselgate emissions scandal

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He referred back to a report published last week by T On Wednesday, Greg Archer the Clean Vehicles Manager at Transport and Energy, wrote that the emissions testing cheating scandal at Volkswagen is just the tip of the iceberg.

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JV greenlights commercial small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma using Velocys technology; commercial reference site

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It will provide a commercial reference site for the Velocys technology and will deploy a number of Velocys’ full-scale Fischer-Tropsch reactors. Velocys plc announced that the final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial small-scale GTL plant using its technology.

Had To Happen: Hacking Into A Tesla Model S Electric Car

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In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software codes to take greater control of applications and user interfaces. "Jailbreaking" used to mean. well, breaking out of jail. It''s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it''s possible with electric vehicles too--such as the technology-heavy Tesla Model S.

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Tesla Model X Sun Visor Design: Genius 'Delight' Or Overkill?

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That somewhat unusual remark referred to the features and complexity of new electric crossover utility vehicle. "I'm not sure anyone should have made this car," Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at a press conference just before the debut of the Model X crossover last month. Musk said Tesla could have taken a more conservative approach and simply

GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For 2017: What We Know So Far

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With GM''s then-CEO Dan Akerson having referred to The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from which maker, remains open--though the likely suspects are Nissan, Tesla, and General Motors, with BMW as a long-shot outsider.

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Trump Administration goal: undo every climate-change effort

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He referred to it using an excremental epithet, and also claimed that it was a Chinese hoax created to hurt the U.S. It was clear well before November's election that candidate Donald Trump did not believe in the accepted science of climate change. Scientists around the world and the majority of Americans accept the science of climate change, but. Environmental Politics EPA climate change Donald Trump

Toyota Fuel-Cell 'Megafactory' Matches Tesla Gigafactory In Impact

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As shown by its roughly half-million references in Google, Tesla’s lithium-ion cell and battery Gigafactory is a big deal. And deservedly so. Producing the same volume of lithium-ion cells in one building in 2020 as were produced by the whole industry during 2013 should allow substantial economies of scale for those cells--and the cars that. hydrogen factory Tesla Motors hydrogen fuel cell Fuel Cell Vehicles gigafactory

Hack A Tesla Model S And Win $10,000

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The word "hack" is a little over-used in today''s lexicon, but in the general sense it refers to the process of cracking the software system of a computer, a smartphone--or a car. Many electric cars roll those three categories into one, and now the organizers of a computer security conference have set hackers a special challenge: To hack into a

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Freescale introduces three reference designs for wireless charging for mobile devices

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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced three reference designs for wireless charging for high-capacity, single- and multi-cell battery packs. Reference design for tablets. The reference design consists of two main components: a transmitter mat and a receiver embedded inside the back cover of the tablet. Reference design for smart phones. Freescale is introducing a wireless charging reference design to address the needs of the smart phone market.

Large corporations, manufacturers stick with climate pledges despite Trump

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and referred to it using an expletive for bovine excrement, this shouldn't come as a surprise. The new U.S. president, Donald Trump, is working to eradicate every Obama policy to limit the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Having variously called the science behind climate change a "Chinese plot" to hurt the U.S. He pledged to do. emissions Politics EPA energy policy greenhouse gas climate change Donald Trump

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SG Biofuels applying 1.6M genetic markers to Jatropha reference genome

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SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite hybrid seeds of Jatropha, is applying more than 1.6 million genetic markers (SNPs) for Jatropha curcas toward the development of marker assisted selection (MAS) methods to produce elite, high-performing cultivars of the energy crop. The company made the announcement during its presentation at the Biowise 2011 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Consortium seeks to show total cost of EVs can be less than combustion engine reference car

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In both cases, utilization of the vehicles is planned to be increased, such that the electric vehicle will be less expensive than the reference car with a combustion engine at the end of the project. We are looking for applications in which electric vehicles are cheaper than a reference car with a combustion engine. EVs for use by Michelin and Siemens staffers in the project. Photo: Sandra Göttisheim) Click to enlarge.

2012 Mitsubishi 'i': Your Ultimate Reference Guide

All Cars Electric

Mitsubishi's 2012 i-MiEV has been in development and testing for some time now, so there's a lot of information to keep track of. The tiny egg-shaped electric car, with four doors and four seats, is expected to arrive in the U.S. for 2012, though it's already on sale in Japan, and just entering some European markets now. Since our 2011 Nissan Leaf

Those Tesla Customer-Referral Programs? They Really Work: Report

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Last July, the company began encouraging customers to refer friends to buy Model S electric cars, with the incentive of a $1,000 credit for each referral, and the chance to win one of the first. Tesla's customer referral programs have proven a little bit controversial, but they seem to be producing good results for the Silicon Valley carmaker.

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2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid Driven, Free Tesla Model X: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the first official images and details of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, first impressions of the 2016 Lexus RX hybrid, and Tesla's offer of a free Model X electric crossover to existing owners who refer friends. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid finally appears, with a claimed 55 mpg combined. Today in Car News

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Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

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The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller and somewhat boxier than the sleek Model S "sedan," which is actually a hatchback. But we've had some energetic discussions internally about what segment the Model X falls. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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New Joint Research Centre Reference Report sets out options for reducing emissions from shipping

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This new JRC Reference Report contributes to raising awareness of the environmental impacts, including on health, of world-wide shipping. —JRC Reference Report. JRC Reference Reports represent a JRC view on a subject for which the JRC has recognized expertise. They provide a reference for political decision-makers, the research community, stakeholders and an informed but non-specialist audience.

What IS 'one-pedal driving' in an electric car?

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The phrase "one-pedal driving" refers to the ability of some electric cars to be driven almost entirely with the accelerator pedal alone. One-pedal driving is rather like the experience of owning an electric car: it can be hard to appreciate until you've spend time doing it. It's a feature much prized by owners of Teslas, BMW i3s, and most. Driving plug-in cars pedal Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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EIA 2035 reference case projects drop in US imports of petroleum due to modest economic growth, increased efficiency, growing domestic oil production, and biofuels

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Reference case projections for US energy markets through 2035. The Reference case projections include only the effects of policies that have been implemented in law or final regulations.

Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

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Reference dates. A poor choice of reference dates could introduce bias into temperature trend estimations; specific climatic events or temperature anomalies can skew statistical means or cause a disproportionate influence when estimating trend lines.

California ARB posts additional ethanol fuel sub-pathway for POET under LCFS; lower CIs than the reference pathway

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These values are lower than the corresponding reference pathway CIs from the LCFS Lookup table: two Midwestern, natural-gas-fired, pathways. DGS reference pathway has a CI of 98.40 POET’s sub-pathways achieve lower CI values relative to the reference.

Freescale Introduces Advanced Meter Reference Design Built on Optimized Microcontroller Technology; Engineered for Smart Grid Applications

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Freescale is introducing a turnkey metering reference design built upon an advanced microcontroller (MCU) customized for the electrical metering market at the Metering Europe Conference and Exhibition, Oct. The polyphase reference design, based on Freescale’s advanced MCF51EM256 ColdFire MCU, is a cost-optimized implementation of a single-phase or three-phase smart electrical meter.

Electric-Car Charging Station Blocked? Get An Extension Cord!

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The term refers to a non-electric car with an internal combustion engine (or ICE) occupying a parking space where a public charging station is located. It''s called "ICE-ing," and sooner or later, every electric-car driver experiences it. The car is thereby blocking electric cars from recharging at that station, whether accidentally or