July, 2018

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel.

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Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June

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Electric cars accounted for nearly 3 percent of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada in June, thanks to a surge of Tesla Model 3 deliveries. With the California-based automaker famously coy about country-by-country deliveries, June delivery data won’t be finalized until later this month. Several other automakers also decline to break out. Canada Car Sales

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Stanford team proposes continuous electrochemical heat engines as a direct method of harvesting heat to electricity

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A team from Stanford University is proposing continuous electrochemical heat conversion as a direct method of harvesting heat to electricity.

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Honda to launch motorcycle hybrid system-equipped PCX HYBRID scooter

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Honda’s latest addition to its PCX series of scooters is the PCX HYBRID, the world’s first mass-produced motorized scooter (125cc or less) equipped with a motorcycle hybrid system. Sales begin in Japan in September.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Earlier post.)

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will showcase its advances in the fields of electromobility, digitization and autonomous vehicles at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in September.

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KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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Chemical reactor company INERATEC , a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO 2 and renewable hydrogen.

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Johnson Matthey to build eLNO battery materials demonstration plant; targeting EV batteries; full production plant in 2021/22

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Johnson Matthey (JM) is building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles.

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Momentum Dynamics installs second 200 kW wireless charging system for electric buses

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation has commissioned a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system to support electric transit buses in Chattanooga, TN. The system—its second in the US ( earlier post )—is installed inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges while loading and unloading passengers.

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BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

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BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. VTA had placed the order for the buses in August 2017.

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test.

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Study: California’s cap-and-trade air quality benefits go mostly out of state

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During the first three years of California’s 5-year-old cap-and-trade program, the bulk of the greenhouse gas reductions occurred out of state—i.e.,

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Toshiba researchers use TiNb2O7 anodes for high-energy, fast-charging, long-life Li-ion batteries for EVs

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A team at Toshiba’s Corporate Research & Development Center in Kawasaki, Japan, has developed a high-density TiNb 2 O 7 (HD-TNO) composite electrode consisting of micro-size spherical TNO secondary particles coated with carbon. As reported in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources , the anodes exhibited high-rate capability, long cycle-life, and a high volumetric capacity of more than twice that of LTO composite anodes.

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Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

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Honda Motor Co., and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack.

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Servco completes Oahu’s first publicly accessible hydrogen station; to begin leasing Mirai

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Servco Pacific Inc. Servco) has completed Oahu’s first publicly accessible hydrogen station, located at Servco’s corporate offices in Mapunapuna. Later this month, Servco will begin to lease the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV).

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ZF & Faurecia develop operating and display concept for Level 4 AVs without steering wheel & pedals

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ZF & Faurecia have developed an operating and display concept for fully automated vehicles (level 4 AVs) without a steering wheel and pedals. The Trendsetting Cockpit concept interactive display currently is a static demonstration unit.

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ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Earlier post.)

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Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Daimler and Chinese partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement further to deepen their research cooperation in the fields of automated driving and intelligent mobility.

2018 85

BYD opens 24 GWh battery factory in Western China; targeting 60 GWh by 2020

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BYD opened a 24 GWh power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province; the company is preparing to increase its total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020. Power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province.

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Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. The focus of the 14 GWh plant is on the automated production and intelligent production of batteries.

2018 85

Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. Following a pilot program at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been unveiled at an operational EVgo fast charging station located in Union City, CA at 3960 Smith Street.

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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The BMW Group and its partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings signed a long-term framework agreement to further expand their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA).

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Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles—the Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)—in 14 US cities from 2011 to 2015.

2018 85

ZF spins off Car eWallet as a start-up

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ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet.

2018 85

City of Paris and Renault to partner to develop electric mobility for region

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The City of Paris and Groupe Renault announced their intention to share their expertise and skills to develop electric mobility for Parisians, Île-de-France residents and visitors.

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LanzaTech and partners receive £410k grant from UK government for alcohol-to-jet fuel facility

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The UK government is awarding LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and partners a £410k (US$543,000) grant for partial funding of the construction of a large-scale Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the UK. Earlier post.).

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Volkswagen to offer electric car sharing services

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The Volkswagen brand will offer car sharing services in future. The WE customer platform is to begin rolling out various vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, in Germany in 2019. These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020.

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Rice, Penn State study shows machine learning can improve catalyst design

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Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts. Their study is published in the journal Nature Catalysis.

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NYSERDA announces $5M for innovative transportation clean technologies and strategies to increase efficiency in public transit systems

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $5 million is available for proposals that include innovative clean transportation technologies and strategies to improve operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for public transit systems throughout the state. The proposals support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. NYSERDA will award the funding as part of a two-step competitive process.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

2018 85

ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure.

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Japan team discovers novel photocatalyst composed of abundant elements; overturns conventional views

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Scientists in Japan have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysis—i.e., converting solar energy to fuel energy using visible-light-absorbing semiconductor materials.

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Coradia iLint hydrogen train receives approval for commercial operation in German railway networks

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Alstom’s Coradia iLint ( earlier post ), the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. Coradia iLint is based on the service-proven diesel train Coradia Lint 54. Replacing the diesel traction with fuel cell technology enables sustainable train operation while its performance matches that of regular regional trains.

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