Study: Global Recession Negatively Impacting EV Sales (Duh)

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Study busts myth about EV greenhouse gas emissions and dirty grids

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A new study confirms that, even when charged from the dirtiest electricity grids, electric cars are still cleaner than internal combustion engines over their lifecycles.

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Alumobility study shows next-generation aluminum doors can offer automakers an affordable, lightweight solution

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The results of the study show the new aluminum door design meets or exceeds safety and other customer performance criteria to reach 45% weight savings. While the study focuses on a mid-size SUV door, Alumobility expects comparable results for other door architectures.

Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility

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But every study we’ve encountered suggests the exact opposite. The post Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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RSB & Bioledger release biofuels blockchain case study

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and software company Bioledger released a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables.

New University of Michigan Study: Electric Vehicle Charging Methods Can Impact Emissions

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Study suggests widespread use of EVs may negatively impact land use

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In an open-access study published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society , Francesco Orsi, of the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, suggests that widespread adoption of electric vehicles may have a negative impact on land use.

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Study: annual climate impact of wild pigs could be greater than 1.1M cars

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million cars, according to a new study by an international team led by researchers from The University of Queensland and The University of Canterbury. Their study appears in Global Change Biology. By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs (feral swine), are releasing around 4.9

ICCT study finds tankering could undermine EU SAF mandate

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In a new study , a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) concludes that tankering saves airlines money, but increases systemwide fuel use and emissions and could reduce sales of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) under a mandate.

Study finds particulates are even more dangerous than previously thought

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Previous studies have analyzed the particulate matter with mass spectrometers to see what it consists of. —Peter Aaron Alpert, first author of the new PSI study. If this is confirmed in further studies, we urgently need to adapt our models and critical values with regard to air quality. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have for the first time observed photochemical processes inside organic aerosol particles containing iron.

Rio Tinto and ARENA to study hydrogen calcination to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

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Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions. Once complete, the study will inform the viability of a potential demonstration project.

Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected both consumer and commercial transportation, but global oil demand will probably continue to grow through 2030, according to a new study. Lines represent global oil demand by study scenario.

Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

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Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures.

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Study: e-scooter head and neck injuries on the rise

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A Henry Ford Health System study published in The Laryngoscope shows that head and neck injuries caused by use of e-scooters have been on the rise since rideshare systems were introduced to the public in late 2017. Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the study’s senior author, said that a review of emergency visits in the last three years showed e-scooter injuries have increased significantly with many related to head and neck injuries.

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UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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Fewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, according to a study on three states from the University of California, Davis. Traffic on all roads in Idaho decreased up to 63% during the study period.

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USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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Scientists at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Santa Catalina Island, working with private industry, report that a new aquaculture technique on the California coast significantly increases kelp growth, yielding four times more biomass than natural processes.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

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Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

Study: EVs cannot succeed without developing parallel supercharging networks

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These are the observations in an in-depth study of the industry by management professors at the University of California, Davis, and Dartmouth College. Electric vehicles cannot succeed without developing a nationwide network of fast-charging networks in parallel with the cars. Current EV business models are doomed unless manufacturers that have bet their futures on them, such as General Motors and VW, invest in or coordinate on a robust supercharger network.

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MIT study finds materials risk exposure increases significantly with vehicle electrification

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Now, a study by a team from MIT’s Materials Systems Laboratory, with support from Ford, provides insight into how electrification is changing vehicle composition and how that change is driving supply risk vulnerability. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology , provides the first comprehensive, high-resolution (elemental- and compound-level) snapshot of material use in both conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) using a consistent methodology.

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Eastman collaborating with USAMP and PADNOS on fully circular recycling study in automotive market

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Eastman is collaborating with the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC ( USAMP ) and automotive recycler PADNOS for a concept feasibility study to demonstrate a closed-loop project to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling.

Rio Tinto advances studies for underground mining at Kennecott copper with $108M investment; testing underground BEVs

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Rio Tinto has approved a $108-million investment in underground development to enable early orebody access and undertake orebody characterisation studies for underground mining at the Kennecott copper operations in the United States. The investment builds on $25 million approved in early-2020 to complete a pre-feasibility study to determine the viability of underground mining operations at Kennecott.

Study finds direct seawater splitting has substantial drawbacks to conventional water splitting, offers almost no advantage

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A study by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has found that direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production has substantial drawbacks compared to conventional water splitting and offers almost no advantage.

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T&E study claims EU’s biofuels policy has wiped out forests the size of the Netherlands

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Europe’s demand for biodiesel for cars and trucks has likely wiped out forests the size of the Netherlands since the introduction of the EU’s green fuels law in 2010, according to a new study by Transport & Environment (T&E).

NREL study finds most depot charging could accomodate short-haul heavy-duty electric trucks without upgrades

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This study shows that charging requirements could be met at power levels in line with current light-duty charging technology (?100 100 kW/vehicle) for the fleets studied.

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Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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In a new study, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory highlighted which rare earth elements may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions such as mine shutdowns. —Allison Bennett Irion, study co-author and chair of Argonne’s Advanced Supply Chain Analytics initiative.

ORNL/UT study finds bifunctional nanoprecipitates can simultaneously increase strength and ductility of structural alloys

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Co-principal investigator Ying Yang of ORNL conceived and led the Nature study. This study relied on complementary techniques performed at DOE Office of Science user facilities at ORNL to characterize the nanoprecipitates and deformation mechanisms.

Lotus unveils E-R9 next-generation EV endurance racer design study

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Lotus unveiled the E-R9, a new design study for a next-generation pure electric endurance racer that could be on the starting grid of circuits around the world for the 2030 season.

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New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on aviation fuel burn and associated greenhouse gas emissions has found that overall fuel burn and, therefore, CO 2 emissions from US airlines increased by 7% from 2005 to 2019.

Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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This study, which considers these additional cost components, provides a more holistic and comprehensive perspective of TCO for a wider range of vehicle sizes, types, and vocations than have previously been analyzed.

Argonne study compares life cycle emissions of battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide from brines and ores

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An open-access paper on the study is published in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling. This study establishes a baseline for current practices and shows us potential areas for improvement. This study provides crucial insights into the electric mobility value chain.

Study: Lack of home-charging awareness is holding back EV adoption

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Power 2021 EV Home Charging Study. Power senior director of global automotive and author of the study, said in a statement that "the lack of awareness around charging options is making it very difficult to move.

Study found highly elevated PM2.5 in pre-COVID-19 subway air in NE US; NYC the worst

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This figure is comparable to sooty contamination from forest fires and building demolition, the study authors said. Although iron is largely nontoxic, some forms of organic carbon have been linked to increased risk of asthma, lung cancer, and heart disease, the study authors say.

BMW Group commissions study on sustainable lithium extraction

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The aim of the University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of Massachusetts-Amherst study will be to investigate the impacts of lithium extraction on the hydrologic environment in Latin America. BASF SE is contributing to finance the study. The BMW Group intends to fill this gap with the study it has commissioned. The new study we have commissioned is designed to create a scientific basis for identifying the best options for sourcing lithium.

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New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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The study will consist of research and data modeling to assess feasibility for dynamic wireless charging in the UK and the potential for the first real-world demonstrator in the UK.

KIT studying production of MEAs for heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle systems

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Within the KliMEA project, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will study drive systems of heavy duty vehicles and fuel cell technology to find ways how future production of fuel cell components can be adapted to these expected new emissions requirements.

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U-M study: When, where, how electric delivery vehicles are charged has big impact on GHGs

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Now, a study from University of Michigan researchers shows that when, where and how those fleet vehicles are charged can greatly impact their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. A key point of the study is that both the emissions directly tied to charging the vehicles and emissions that result from manufacturing the batteries must be considered.

Study finds economic losses due to health burdens caused by in-car PM2.5 exposure inversely proportional to per capita GDP

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Some of the world’s cities suffer disproportionate economic losses because of the health consequences of in-car air pollution, according to a new study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Surrey (UK).

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MIT study finds stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

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Now, a study by MIT researchers suggests that small changes in roadway paving practices could reduce that efficiency loss, at little to no cost.

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Study dispels myth that electric cars pollute as much as gas-powered cars due to ‘dirty’ grid


A new study dispels the persistent myth that electric cars pollute just as much as gas-powered cars because they charge on a “dirty” electric grid, and mining for battery materials is polluting.

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MOL Group and Mitsui E&S Machinery commence joint study to introduce hydrogen fuel cell yard crane

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will begin a joint study to introduce hydrogen-fueled port cargo handling machines. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. MOL) and Mitsui E&S Machinery, Ltd. As part of this agreement, MOL’s group company Shosen Koun Co.,

Mercedes shows off-road EQC 4x4² driveable study

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Key off-road data: EQC 4x4² (study). And in 2017, with the E 400 All-Terrain 4x4² study, Mercedes-Benz showed many an SUV its limitations when off-road.

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Study: Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

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A study released Wednesday helps confirm that. Toyota hybrids already have a reputation for lasting a long time without the kind of serious mechanical issues that might retire them from the road. Based on mathematically modeled results from more than 15.8

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