Tesla Stores Changing Dealer Relationship, Says Ex-Apple Exec At Ford Seminar

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Apparently, you can learn a lot about Tesla Motors at a Ford seminar. Tesla''s unusual sales model--which eschews traditional franchised dealerships for direct-sale retail stores--could change the way people buy cars, a former strategic planning leader for Apple said at a Ford panel on global trends last week. The Tesla Stores are company owned and

Plug In America Announces Online Electric Car Advocacy Seminar

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If you’re already drive a plug-in hybrid or electric car then the chances are you’ve spent at least some time standing in a parking lot somewhere answering questions from a curious passer-by about your car. Or perhaps you've experienced a curious neighbor asking questions like the curious neighbor of a new 2011 Nissan Leaf owner in the

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Volvo C70 goes electric

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At the Electric Car Seminar, Helsingborg, the company created the True Electric C70 which accelerates from 0-60mph in less than six seconds, has a top speed in excess of 125mph and a range of up to [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Volvo Electric Car Seminar Electroengine Helsingborg True Electric C70 Volvo C70 Electric The Volvo C70 has been converted with a battery electric powertrain – thanks to a Swedish company called Electroengine.

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CARB research seminar on new car buyers’ valuation of ZEVs

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The 1:30 PM PDT seminar will be webcast. On 20 April, Dr. Ken Kurani of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies will present findings from a study commissioned by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) assessing consumer attitudes, barriers, and motivators toward purchasing zero, near-zero, and low-emission vehicles.

Tesla keynote to open 34th International Battery Seminar; material sourcing for the Gigafactory

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Tesla’s Kurt Kelty will deliver one of the opening plenary keynotes at the 34th Annual International Battery Seminar & Exhibit 20-23 March 2017 in Florida. Kelty, Senior Director, Cell Supply Chain & Business Development, will examine the status of material sourcing and sustainable material sourcing for the Gigafactory. In addition, he will discuss the production of cells for energy products manufactured at the Gigafactory including the Powerwall and Powerpack.

Ford Focus EV heads to LCV 2013

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Tomorrow sees the opening of the Low Carbon Vehicle Show (LCV) 2013, returning once again to Millbrook Proving Ground with a display of the latest and greatest low emission vehicles, as well as whole host of seminars and test drive opportunities.

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Modern efficiency? Volvo went there 30 years ago

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The Swedish carmaker first revealed the LCP 2000 concept back in the spring of 1983 at an environmental seminar in Stockholm. We think of lightweight materials, alternatives fuels and low fuel consumption as being a very modern thing, but Volvo went there 30 years ago, it seems.

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Leo Motors to Host Seminar On Zinc Air Fuel Cell Generator

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will host a seminar in Korea 28 Sep to demonstrate its proprietary Zinc Air Fuel Cell Generator (ZAFCG) and explain the technology. The seminar will be held in the Korea Technology Center. Leo Motors, Inc. Earlier post.). In July, Leo Motors displayed two electric trucks equipped with a new Zinc Air Fuel Cell (ZAFC) system as a range-extender; Leo filed for patents on the ZAFC technology in 2008.

ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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At the Fuel Cell Seminar in Los Angeles, California today, Jesse Schneider (BMW), the ANSI Convener of ISO Working Group 24 (from the Technical Committee on Fueling Stations) gave an overview presentation on the new ISO 19880 technical report for hydrogen fueling stations.

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New seminar will help businesses understand the benefits of electric vehicles

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A new special seminar will give fleet decision makers the opportunity to get to grips with the current market offerings of electric cars and discuss the advantages of adding battery powered cars to your fleet.

NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Preliminary Assessment of the Boundary Layer Ingestion Benefit for the D8 Aircraft ” Applied Modeling & Simulation Seminar Series. Engineers at NASA Glenn are testing a new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) inlet-fan combination—the first of its kind ever to be tested.

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XG Sciences silicon graphene anode material shows stability over 400 cycles with 600 mAh/gram

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XG Sciences is presenting in three upcoming industry conferences: a presentation at the 32 nd International Battery Seminar & Exhibition (9-12 March) in Fort Lauderdale, FL; a presentation at the 2015 Next Generation Batteries Conference (21-22 April) in San Diego, CA; and.

Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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Volvo, in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Administration and the City of Gothenburg, will arrange a seminar in Gothenburg in conjunction with the start of the journey to address the potential to enhance the efficiency of transportation through platooning and autonomous driving.

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7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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By participating in existing major consumer events throughout the Midwest, hosting ride and drives, and conducting seminars, we are working with local Clean Cities coalitions to get the word out. The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE , a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle project hosts first EV ride and drive at Earth Day event in Ohio

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Between now and the end of 2019, more than 200 large and small Midwest EVOLVE events, including ride and drives, workplace-charging seminars, and other events, will held at brand-neutral settings throughout the Midwest. Earth Day Coalition will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles at EarthFest 2017 , 22 April at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Middleburg Heights, OH.

GM to introduce more diesels in US; Cruze “first of many”

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During the Advanced Powertrain forum at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, said that GM will introduce more diesel-engined passenger vehicles in the US. For the US market, GM currently offers only a 2.0L turbo diesel for the Cruze and the 6.6L V8 Duramax for the Silverado and Sierra HD pickups. The Duramax is built by GM’s DMAX joint venture with Isuzu.).

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UC Irvine study finds organic constituents of UFP play important role in heart disease; suggestions for more effective emission control

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Dr. Kleinman presented his findings at a seminar on 9 October at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento. Particle scale. Inset: 4 polydisperse modes of traffic-related ambient particulate matter span approximately 4 orders of magnitude from below 1 nm to above 10 ?m.

Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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Volvo Cars calls for US national framework for regulation and testing of autonomous driving

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In a speech to be delivered Thursday at a seminar on self-driving cars organized by Volvo Cars and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, will urge the US to adopt a national framework for regulation and testing of autonomous driving (AD).

Honda signs E-KIZUNA project agreement with City of Saitama for EV, PHEV and electric scooter testing; new household gas cogen unit with more efficient EXlink engine

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Tailoring educational initiatives to local needs, including implementing riding safety seminars featuring electric scooters and implementing electric cart seminars for seniors. Artist’s conception of Honda Smart Home System. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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VoA made the announcement at the Management Briefing Seminar, hosted by the Center for Automotive Research. Volkswagen of America, Inc. introduced several e-mobility sustainability initiatives to commence with the US launch of the battery-electric e-Golf ( earlier post ).

Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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An Advanced Battery Power Symposium prior to the opening will offer related introductory and basic seminars. Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference.

New coalition to advance integration of mixed materials for automotive down-weighting

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This may result in publications, meetings, presentations, seminars and/or technical fairs that involve CALM organizations. The Center for Automotive Research announced the launch of the Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials ( CALM ) to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.

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Kandi advances plan for EV rental system pilot in China

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Attendees at the seminar included senior officials and department leaders from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Grid, Zhejiang Province Development and Reform Commission, Economic & Information Commission of Hangzhou City as well as academics from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). China-based EV maker Kandi Technologies, Corp.

EUCAR calls for targeted support for automotive initiatives in €80B Horizon 2020 program; targeting €5B budget

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Rémi Bastien, Renault’s Senior Vice President of Research, Advanced Studies and Materials and 2012 Chairman of EUCAR, set out the association’s recommendations on Horizon 2020 to an audience of MEPs (Members of European Parliament) and stakeholders at a seminar in the European Parliament on 20 June.

Jeep Hybrids, Audi R8 e-tron Resurrection, Electric Cars In Winter: Today's Car News

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Tesla Stores are changing customers'' relationship with dealers, said an ex-Apple executive at a Ford seminar. Today on Green Car Reports: Jeep hybrids may be coming, the Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar may not be dead after all, and we have Canadian data on electric-car range loss in winter. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Jeep hybrids

Study examines potential for alternatives to new car ownership models to advance EV market

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The paper, “Car Rental 2.0”, summarizes the findings from a joint seminar held by the RAC Foundation and BVRLA earlier this year on alternatives to car ownership: car rental, traditional and one-way car clubs, and ridesharing. A new study by the RAC Foundation and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) examines the potential for alternatives to new car ownership models to kick-start the electric vehicle market.

Next Generation Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS

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Mahoney made the announcement during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan. The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today. Volt sales were up 13% in July to 2,020 units; more than 65,000 have been sold since it was introduced in 2010.

Auto industry survey finds need for materials innovation to meet 2025 CAFE; greatest change seen in powertrain systems

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Results of the survey, commissioned by DuPont and performed by Paramount Research, Coralville, Iowa, were released during the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminar this week in Traverse City, Michigan.

Volvo Car Corporation challenges EU’s goals and tactics on cutting CO2 emissions; CEO says electrified vehicles will struggle to pass 1% market share by 2020

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In a talk at the seminar “ EU Debate on Electromobility ” organized by Volvo Car Corporation and held at Autoworld in Brussels, Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation, said that jobs, investment and competitiveness in the European car industry could be threatened by the European Commission’s approach towards vehicle electrification.

DENSO enters into AI technical advisory conntract with CMU Professor Take Kanade

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and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon will provide technical guidance to DENSO engineers on image recognition and machine learning, and will also speak at lectures and seminars organized by DENSO for a variety of purposes, such as recruiting, relationship building, etc.

Cadillac and ContiTech win 2016 Altair Enlighten Awards for innovation in automotive vehicle lightweighting

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The awards were presented during the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Mich. Simulation technology company Altair, together with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), announced the winners of the 4 th annual Altair Enlighten Award an award program created specifically to acknowledge innovation in vehicle weight reduction.

Protean Electrics retrofitted through-the-road plug-in hybrid van showing significant fuel economy gains

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The vehicle is being shown for the first time in North America at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminar, 1–4 Aug. Protean Electric’s through-the-road hybrid van. Click to enlarge.

Neste rebranding its renewable diesel fuel: “Neste MY Renewable Diesel”

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Neste announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel during a customer seminar and appreciation event in San Diego, California. Neste is replacing its “Neste Renewable Diesel” and earlier brand name “NEXBTL” with “Neste MY Renewable Diesel” brand name. Simultaneously, Neste is also updating other names in the renewable product family to “Neste MY” brand names.

Volvo Trucks North America optimizes its regional haul models for greater fuel efficiency and payload

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Optimized Volvo VNM 200, VNM 430 mid-roof and VNL 630 models are on display this week in Houston at the National Tank Truck Carriers’ 30th annual Tank Truck Show & Maintenance Seminar. Volvo Trucks in North America is boosting fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional haul carriers with the introduction of its Optimized Series, now available for order.

Sasol-Tata CTL JV Expects to Be In Production in 2018

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In this joint venture, which is in development phase, we are looking at converting coal to liquid fuel, like diesel and other fuels,” Sasol Synfuel International’s Country President Mark Schnell told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar here today.“This Business Standard.

Volvo Car Group and CATARC of China enter strategic partnership

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Both parties will co-host seminars to discuss common goals and a technology roadmap with regards to new solutions, standards, regulations and policy development in the industry. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) have entered a strategic partnership.

Volvo Cars plans to launch large-scale autonomous driving experiment in China; 100 cars on public roads

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At a seminar held in Beijing today (“Autonomous driving – could China take the lead?”), Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo, welcomed the positive steps China has taken to put in place to develop autonomous driving technologies, but also encouraged it to do more to try and speed up the implementation of the regulations that will oversee autonomous driving cars in future.

Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in April

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Educational seminars and displays by appropriate manufacturers and vendors are also part of the day’s activities. The Toyota Green Grand Prix returns to Watkins Glen International race course Friday, 11 April. The day-long 2014 Toyota Green Grand Prix will present a two-stage road rally and NYElectrathon races. On Saturday, festivities begin with The Arc Grand Prix Run, an early-morning, 3.4-mile run on the internationally acclaimed race course.

New ICAO aircraft CO2 standard one step closer to final adoption after recommendation by CAEP

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An aircraft CO 2 emissions standard has made further and important headway at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).