August, 2017

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly.

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process.

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Saudi Aramco team finds dual-fuel Octane-on-Demand concept can outperform E30 gasoline

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The concept of using a second, high octane fuel on demand to augment the performance of a standard gasoline fuel reaches back to the 1940s, with a recent resurgence in interest generated by the need to increase engine efficiency.

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What is the ‘relay’ car theft technique and how can you avoid it?

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It was reported last month that UK vehicle theft has increased 20% in recent years, and recent evidence suggests that a new computerised ‘relay’ style

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Army Research Lab discovers aluminum nanomaterial rapidly splits water on contact

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Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have discovered that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder of their design splits water on contact, producing hydrogen and oxygen.

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UK launches accreditation scheme for clean vehicle retrofit technologies

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In the UK, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST), together with industry stakeholders, have launched the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme ( CVRAS ). The UK’s DEFRA/DfT Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) is providing funding support. CVRAS provides a single validation standard for any emission technology to meet the standards set out in the government’s Clean Air Zone Framework for England.

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Electric cars now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

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California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. Combined, it's made for a very electric-car. sales zero emissions California New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 30

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

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Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer's new company, Fisker Inc. Although we only have preliminary specifications on the EMotion electric. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

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Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019.

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San Diego utility offers $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 electric cars

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For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a host of other utility companies in the state in offering incentives towards the purchase of an i3 or a Leaf. In total, the incentives slash $10,000 from the purchase price of. California incentives electric utilities plug-in cars San Diego Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

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When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don't be fooled into thinking it's what you'll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz. Future Cars VW MPV plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

2017 30

Chevy Bolt EV user interface: reviewer calls it best of any electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an amazing, long-range electric vehicle that won multiple awards for good reason. Driving the EV for an extended test for the first time, it’s obvious this is the future of driving. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently predicted that 50 percent of new cars will be electric in 10 years.) Beyond the surprising. Chevy Interface plug-in cars Touchscreen Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

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Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. police Chevy Police car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Maryland Drive Electric Week

2017 30

Startup Amber's self-driving cars to hit Dutch streets in 2018?

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While Uber, Tesla, and Google are fighting over who will be first to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale, the Dutch underdogs at mobility startup Amber are planning a surprise move to overtake them all. If all goes according to plan, Amber’s self-driving cars will hit the streets of Dutch cities by mid-2018. Amber CEO Steven Nelemans. research Autonomous cars The Netherlands Startups self-driving cars

Elio seeks $100 million in IPO; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again

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Entrepreneur Paul Elio's concept for a simple three-wheeled car that would cost only $6,800 has now been with us for eight years. During that time, he has shown the car hundreds of times to diverse groups of people, taken tens of thousands of reservations, sold stock in the company, and suggested an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 mpg highway. Three-wheel Initial Public Offering Startups Elio Motors

2017 26

Critical Materials Institute manufactures magnets entirely from US-sourced rare earths

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The Critical Materials Institute, a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has fabricated magnets made entirely of domestically sourced and refined rare-earth metals. CMI member institution Idaho National Laboratory sourced the raw materials and refined the oxides; CMI Industry member Infinium produced the metal ingots from those oxides, which in turn were processed into magnets at CMI’s home research institution at Ames Laboratory.

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Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned

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One of the challenges in getting car shoppers to consider plug-in electric vehicles is the education required. Tesla attacked this problem head on, opening its stores in malls and other sites where potential future buyers could dip their toes in and start to learn about electric cars without being pressured to sign on the line. But at all other. sales portland plug-in cars education Oregon

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

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Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with electric-vehicle makers to partner on a network of charging stations. The move comes as many European countries announce plans to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars in coming. oil plug-in cars BP Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks gas station fossil fuels

2017 30

MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will make its world debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany in September. The modular design could be transferred to a wide range of platforms, MAHLE said.

2017 29

Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

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The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past. But unlike the Model S in 2012, which broke new ground on multiple fronts, the lower-priced Model 3 appears to be less innovative based on what we've seen as the car goes into. Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2017 26

Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

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Rallycross has become a sensation in motorsport relatively quickly: similar to autocross, a single car races against the clock on a set course or "stage," usually in the dirt, mud, or gravel—anything other than a paved track, in other words. Drivers with the best time are deemed the winner, making it all about clocking quick times and. Rallycross plug-in cars Global RallyCross Championship Andretti Autosport

2017 26

Faraday Future, short on cash, to leave Formula E electric-car race series: report

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Faraday Future may abandon its Formula E racing efforts to save precious funds as the electric-car startup company scales back many of its ambitious plans. The FIA Formula E series, which will receive an influx of new competitors in 2019, has become a de facto arena for automakers to test battery technology and gain valuable experience in. Startups Formula E Championship Faraday Future

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Gas stations aren't a model for electric-car charging: ChargePoint CEO

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For more than a century, motorists have been accustomed to gas stations, which provide places to stop and fill up a car with fuel, in recent years with larger and larger convenience stores attached. The model is so commonplace, it may mean drivers don't know electric-car charging stations even exist, since they often lack signage or branding. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging station charging infrastructure gas station ChargePoint Network

2017 25

Hawaii to get hydrogen fueling station; Toyota Mirai leases to follow

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Tropical islands are some of the best places on earth to pioneer carbon-free energy and zero-emission vehicles. Within the United States, the eight islands of Hawaii are blessed with a temperate climate, abundant sunshine, few high-speed highways, and a statewide speed limit of 60 mph, achievable only on a few roads. This has led to a push for. hydrogen Hawaii hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire.

2017 26

Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

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The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for. Future Cars Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance VW MPV plug-in cars Monterey Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

ORNL team finds way to deliver on promise of VO2(B) Li-ion cathode

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have discovered a way to achieve the promise of bronze-phase vanadium dioxide [VO 2 (B)] as an electrode material for Li-ion batteries.

2017 26

Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

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Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the world, roughly 1 billion vehicle owners stop at fuel stations and keep cars powered by fossil fuels running—and have done for a century now. Inevitably, it will take more. portland plug-in cars charging education Shopping Advice Charging stations Toronto

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Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

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Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back to November 2010, the same year that Tesla completed its initial public offering after Toyota took a stake in the company and sold Tesla its Fremont assembly plant in. battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Panasonic gigafactory

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Plug-in electric car sales for July: Bolt EV, Prime, Volt, Teslas, Leaf lead the pack

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In a U.S. car market that's coming off record numbers over the last couple of years, plug-in electric car sales continued strong last month. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM's 238-mile battery electric hatchback, set a new monthly sales record of 1,937 deliveries in its eighth month on sale—the highest number for any electric car in July. It was. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 25

Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report

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It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental Protection agency; rolled back two dozen regulations limiting air, water, and land pollution; and announced a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to limit carbon. Politics government EPA global warming climate change science Donald Trump

Hyundai previews near-production-ready next-gen fuel cell SUV; new eco-vehicle development roadmap

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At a special preview event held in Seoul, Hyundai Motor provided an early glimpse of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is due to launch early next year.

2017 23

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe. Merkel, a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, instead urged a much bigger-picture strategy, rather than a demand that more Europeans simply move to. Europe emissions government Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

2017 23

Will Formula E racing boost electric-car sales by 77 million? Erm.

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Three years ago, an all-new motor racing series began. Called Formula E, the series pits battery-electric race cars from teams around the world in competition on circuits in the heart of some of the world's most iconic cities. The third season has just wound up, and the list of carmakers fielding electric-car race teams is growing: Audi, BMW. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

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