Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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The Audi e-tron’s charging system is the first on-board EV system to use the new communication standard. At the “Plugfest E-Mobility” at the Audi plant in Brussels, developers are testing cross-industry compatibility before the EEBUS standard for energy communication is introduced in February.

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South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

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Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System.

Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

2019 107

Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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The event is the most recent example of a concerted effort to educate stakeholders and encourage the implementation of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. In September, for example, DOE presented a live webinar titled “ Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization ”.

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Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications

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The Khronos Group has created an Exploratory Group to gauge industry interest for a potential new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications. Khronos created the Exploratory Group to assess the degree of interest in making this new standard an open, royalty-free standard under the Khronos framework. Khronos standards include Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, OpenGL SC, WebGL, SPIR-V, OpenCL, SYCL, OpenVX, NNEF, COLLADA, OpenXR and glTF.

2019 68

Standard dash cams coming to Teslas

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the company plans to make dash cams standard in its products with a new software update rolling out in the next few weeks. Since most Teslas already have forward cameras for the Autopilot system, it seems it should be simple for Tesla to enable the feature. Many Tesla owners have been asking

2018 85

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., On 22 February, CARB is holding a public workshop to disclose its plans for developing the Clean Miles Standard.

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ANSI releases Standardization Roadmap for EV deployment

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Domains and topical areas for the standardization roadmap for electric vehicles. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0 , developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).

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

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ISO Technical Report (TR) 19880-1 is a first step towards standardizing hydrogen filling stations, and providing more up-to-date guidance than that developed as the earlier ISO TS 20100, published in 2008. Hydrogen Infrastructure Standards

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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This marks the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for the shipping industry in 100 years, and is intended to achieve significant health benefits on a global scale. concentrations in 2020 due to low-sulfur fuel standards. Avoided mortality due to fuel sulfur standards.

2018 83

CHAdeMO, China Electricity Council to co-develop next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard; backward compatibility with CHAdeMO, GB/T

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CHAdeMO Association and the China Electricity Council (CEC) will jointly develop a next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard. CEC is China’s official association of utilities in charge of their national regulations and standards related to electricity. We are pleased to work together with CEC to develop an ultra-fast charging standard to prepare for the future charging needs, while ensuring safety and interoperability, which is a core value of CHAdeMO protocol.

2018 71

SAE publishes SAE J2601 standard to harmonize H2 fueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles worldwide

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SAE has published the J2601 standard, “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”, the light duty hydrogen fueling protocol which will serve as a baseline for the first generation of infrastructure for refueling Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEVs).

2014 144

China’s first V2X application layer standard released

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The first standard designed for the V2X (vehicle-to-everything) application layer in China has been officially released. The standard (T/CSAE 53-2107) was developed by a working group led by General Motors, together with Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto, with the support of the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles. The standard has identified 17 China Day One V2X applications covering safety, efficiency and information service.

2017 60

Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO 2 emission standards for trucks.

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Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. The standard provides consumers with a growing variety and volume of cleaner fuels. These include the cap-and-trade program, the Advanced Clean Car program and the Renewable Portfolio Standard.

2019 72

China plans to standardize electric-car tech nationally to expand its global lead

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Standard China plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations new energy vehiclesSales of plug-in electric vehicles in China were almost four times those in the U.S. last year, and the gap is expected to widen this year. The world's largest car market is engineering a massive shift over the next two decades away from cars with combustion engines toward battery-powered cars. It is a way for China to address hazardous air.

2018 69

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. That is, until now. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging Networks

2018 74

Audi Q8 makes debut in China; 48V mHEV system standard

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All drive systems are enhanced by the standard new mild hybrid technology (MHEV). The suspension with damper control is standard. The Audi Q8 made its debut at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China.

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CALSTART survey finds major automotive suppliers see current CAFE standards as beneficial; 82% see BEVs as most important post-2025

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Major automotive suppliers see current national fuel economy standards as a boon for company job growth and industry investment and don’t want to see them altered by policymakers, according to the findings of an annual survey commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to complete its review of the standards and make an annoucement about their appropriateness at the end of the month.

2018 74

SAE publishes recommended practice standard for wireless EV charging up to 11 kW

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SAE International published its second SAE J2954 Recommended Practice standard for wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), providing the first worldwide specification for wireless power transfer of up to 11 kW power levels. The SAE test standard is based on circular topology—e.g., SAE Recommended Practice SAE J2954 addresses unidirectional charging, from grid to vehicle; bidirectional energy transfer may be evaluated for a future standard.

2019 72

Tesla Model 3 updates: Leasing, Autopilot standard, base model limited

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Tesla announced major changes to its model lineup Thursday, especially the Model 3, in an effort to shore up sales. After the federal tax credit available on its cars halved Jan. 1, Tesla has dropped prices, added features, streamlined its model lineup, and introduced new lower-priced options for the Model 3, including the long-promised $35,000. Elon Musk self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2019 66

Trump relaxes coal emissions standards (again) over holiday week

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For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Early in December, the EPA announced a new proposal that would undo carbon-dioxide limits on coal plants, overturning one of President Obama's signature climate change programs, the Clean Power Plan, which never went into.

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EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

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On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows. The proposal came on the eve of a climate summit in Poland that started over the weekend where world leaders were set to codify the next steps in. EPA global warming

2018 87

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. It's located in Nebbenes, a rural town about 40 miles from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

IEEE, American Center for Mobility to collaborate on technical standards for connected and autonomous vehicles

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IEEE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) ( earlier post ), a global center for testing and validation, product development, education and standards work for connected and autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The MOU is intended to help accelerate development and deployment of technical standards. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Standards

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Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approves low emission vehicle standards beginning in 2022 model year

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022 model year. The new standards are estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2 million tons annually by 2030. The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed the adoption of the LEV standards in response to Gov.

2018 87

Volkswagen Group brands to use WLANp for V2X communication as standard equipment on new models from 2019

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From 2019 onwards, the Volkswagen Group brands will use the WLANp standard (IEEE 802.11p) for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment (V2X). The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe, the company said. Connected vehicles Standards V2X

2018 71

American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

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Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during a Transatlantic Roundtable organized by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which took place in Brussels on 28-29 November. developed by the ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel ( EVSP ).

Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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Such a standard will be necessary for the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of scale demanded by original equipment manufacturers. A common international 48V standard would be a smart move. 48V Hybrids Standards

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Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

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But three different and incompatible standards exist for DC fast charging, making the installation of pricier high-powered charging stations more complicated. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours.

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Tesla Model S and X get big range boost, and Standard Range versions return

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Tesla announced a 10-percent improvement to the top driving range for both its Model S fastback and Model X crossover Tuesday—resulting in what it claims will be EPA-official ranges of up to 370 miles and 325 miles for the two models, respectively. The 370-mile rating will be the highest EPA-rated range for any U.S.-market market electric vehicle. Efficiency

2019 84

ecovolta develops standardized Li-ion traction battery; saving cost and time

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The Swiss battery system manufacturer ecovolta has developed a standardized Li-ion traction battery which can significantly reduce the time and expense needed to bring electric vehicles to the serial production stage.

2018 110

GENIVI Alliance introduces Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy; open standard, interfaces and code

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The GENIVI Alliance , an open, collaborative software development community of automakers and their suppliers, is introducing a Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy focused on developing open standard interfaces and code that will define the necessary paths bridging multiple car software domains. The primary result of this strategy will be a set of standard solutions and interfaces (APIs) facilitating the necessary cross-domain interaction.

2017 64

America Makes and ANSI launch additive manufacturing standardization collaborative

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America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have launched the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ). The purpose of the AMSC will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry.

2016 60

NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient. Lyons explains that using the standard will help business transition into science-based modeling, decision-making, and production.

2016 60

SAE taskforce completes two technical standards on hydrogen refueling; harmonizing the global infrastructure

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The standards have been created to harmonize hydrogen fueling worldwide for both 35 MPa and 70 MPa pressures. The SAE J2601 Standard enables safe, full hydrogen fast-fueling, 3-5 minutes, for all light duty FCEVs, including models with a range of 300 or more miles (500km+).

2014 107

ANSI and America Makes targeting automotive participation in Phase 2 of 3D printing standardization roadmap

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In February 2017, the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ) published a standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing (3D Printing). The roadmap identified existing standards and specifications as well as those in development; assessed gaps; and maked recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization. 3D printing Manufacturing Standards

2017 60

E10 gasoline now standard, but E15 push stalled, so here comes E30

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Gasoline Politics EPA ethanol e85 E10 flex fuel e15 Renewable Fuel StandardThough the Environmental Protection Agency has already ruled on ethanol-blended gasoline mixtures for 2018, that hasn't stopped ethanol advocates from pushing for a higher 30-percent blend for non-flex-fuel vehicles. The latest call for ethanol comes from corn-state ethanol refiners, farmers, and an ethanol-producer trade association, all of whom.

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Hitachi Solutions C2X middleware platform now supports Japanese ITS standards

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C2X Middleware Platform, which uses wireless communication between two vehicles or between a road and a vehicle, supports Japan’s ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standards. Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

2017 88

NIST prototypes framework for evaluating sustainability standards

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As manufacturers and other businesses step up efforts to cut waste, reduce energy use and improve the overall sustainability of their products and processes, the number of standards and regulations also is increasing at a rapid clip, creating a sometimes-confusing array of options for “going green.”

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 67

EPA proposes maintaining current NOx standards

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Based on its review of scientific evidence, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes retaining the current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen (NO x ). There are currently two primary standards for NO x. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the EPA to review periodically the air quality criteria and standards. —“Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen”.

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EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1%

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