Sat.Jun 24, 2017 - Fri.Jun 30, 2017

Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) for the first time have jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction.

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

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A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity rolled out its streetlight car charging ports two years ago, but the German company has now spread its innovation to the UK.

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Top five cars for around £100 a month

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There are many reasons why leasing makes a lot of sense, whether you’re after an executive saloon or a super-frugal supermini, but if your main aim is

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LiquidPiston receives $3M Rapid Innovation Fund award from US Army for 2kW hybrid-electric genset

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LiquidPiston, Inc. LPI), a developer of advanced multi-fuel-capable rotary combustion engine technology, has been awarded a $3-million Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) award from the US Army to develop an innovative ultra-portable 2kW diesel Compact Artillery Power System (CAPS).

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Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars

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Volvo Cars, automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together with Zenuity, a newly-formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv ( earlier post ), to develop next generation self-driving car technologies. Volvo Cars is committed to having Level 4 autonomous cars for sale by 2021.

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Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

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Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. More importantly, it will. China Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation. That was the case with. battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement Battery Life

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New Leaf battery, Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric-car strategy, Pacific Hybrid recall: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got some auto-industry analysis on BMW's electric cars, two updates on recent stories, a look at Tesla's latest Autopilot, and a takedown of a bizarre Swedish study of the environmental impact of electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the BMW i5 dedicated electric crossover now apparently dead, and an all-electric. Today in Car News

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Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

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Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed the e-tron Sportback would arrive in 2019 and be. Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Streetlamp charging, electric-car demand, more VW diesel pain, ChargePoint deal: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at predictions of electric-car demand, offer a video showing curb-side electric-car charging from a streetlamp, report on a charging-network deal, and consider how VW could be in for more diesel pain. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The U.S. charging network ChargePoint will take over the management of General Electric's. Today in Car News

2017 19

Maker of 3-wheeler EV Arcimoto files for IPO under Reg A

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Arcimoto, the maker of a three-wheeled electric “Fun Utility Vehicle”, has filed its Form 1-A Offering Circular for the offering of common stock under SEC Regulation A, setting the stage for a potential future listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

2017 17

Kyushu team develops multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells; both H2 and CO as fuel

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Researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, have developed the first catalyst that can oxidize both hydrogen and carbon monoxide, depending on the pH of the reaction system. Carbon monoxide is a common pollutant in commercially available hydrogen gas but it poisons the platinum catalysts used in today’s fuel cells. A paper on the work appears in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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A day in the life of Highways England

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You’ve no doubt seen them on the hard shoulder or looping the motorway, occasionally you’ll catch their amber lights in your rear-view mirror too, but

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Diesel drivers to pay parking premium in central London trial

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Drivers of pre-2015 Euro 6 diesels are to be charged an extra £2.45 per hour to park in parts of London from today, in a trial aimed at reducing the c

2017 16

When will major buyer demand for electric cars arrive? Poll results

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With modern electric cars about to enter their eighth year on sale, they remain a tiny fraction of the North American and global markets. While plug-in models now make up almost 1 of every 20 vehicles sold in California, in the U.S. overall and globally it's more like 1 percent. The hurdles to getting shoppers to consider electric cars are. sales New car sales plug-in cars Polls

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017: When is it? What will be there?

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed might not be the biggest motor show for new car launches on the auto calendar, but it’s certainly one of the most glamo

2017 14

ChargePoint to manage GE's electric-car charging network

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The ChargePoint electric-car charging network announced today that it will take over management and operation of General Electric's charging network. GE's network currently numbers 1,800 commercial and roughly 8,000 residential charging sites, made up of its DuraStations and WattStations. They will be added to the 35,900 privately owned charge. GE General Electric charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint Network

Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

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Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it comes to compensation. In fact, there is no. TDI Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

Queen’s speech demands more EV charging points, but is it enough?

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The recent Queen’s Speech may have been barer than Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard, but there was a nugget of good news in there for drivers of electric

2017 10

Nemaska Lithium delivers battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Johnson Matthey

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Canada-based Nemaska Lithium has sent a second shipment of 3.5t of lithium hydroxide to Johnson Matthey, a large and globally recognized cathode manufacturer for lithium-ion batteries.

Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

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Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released severa; all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But electric-car pioneer BMW's plans are less clear. Its sole recent electric concept car was the iNext luxury sedan shown more than a year ago; it'll be a production model in. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Every tenth kilometer driven in a car2go is electric

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Daimler’s carsharing company car2go now has 300,000 customers at three purely electric locations who regularly drive 1,400 electric vehicles. Around 10,000 journeys are made per day. car2go customers have already driven a total of 57.3 million purely electric kilometers. That is equivalent to 1,429 trips around the earth or as many tons of CO 2 that 12.3 million oak trees or 24,000 hectares of spruce forest could absorb in a year. “

313 miles in Bolt EV, Tesla in China, electric-car rules, Uber vs Waymo: Today's Car News

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Today, a road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV that covered more than 300 miles on a single battery charge, Tesla may have found a home in China, work on "quiet car" rules for electric cars may be axed, and Audi confirms its 2019 production for its second all-electric luxury car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down the top. Today in Car News

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

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Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of contention for even longer, however, since hybrids operating purely on battery power are similarly quiet. For years, the U.S. Department of Transportation was charged with drafting. Politics NHTSA noise Pedestrian Safety National Federation for the Blind Pedestrians plug-in cars regulation Donald Trump

New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for converting water and CO to hydrogen and CO2

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Scientists in the US and China have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO) via the water-gas shift (WGS) reaction. The discovery—described in a paper in the journal Science —could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO.

Bolt EV safety, 2018 Camry Hybrid driven, EPA vs California, Tesla Autopilot video: The Week in Reverse

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Why did one Tesla electric-car owner post a video of his car running under the Autopilot driver-assistance software? What crucial step has EPA chief (and climate-science denier) Scott Pruitt backed away from taking? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 23. The Week In Reverse

Aston Martin goes electric with 2019 RapidE saloon

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Aston Martin has confirmed its first all-electric car will enter production in 2019 and take the form of the company’s Rapide four-door saloon.

New multiphase structure cathode exploits lithium deficiency for better performance

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In the ongoing quest to develop high-capacity cathode materials for high-energy batteries, the conventional approach has been to rely on lithium-excess materials to operate the cathode at high voltage.

Shell acquires exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI Bioenergy drop-in biofuels technology

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Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production B.V, and SBI Bioenergy Inc. have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology.

2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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Volkswagen of America is in the process of rolling out its all-new long wheelbase 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan ( earlier post ). As with the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas full-size SUV ( earlier post ), the new Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture.

Study finds anthropogenic PM and dust undercutting global solar energy production

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According to a new study led by a team at Duke University, airborne particulate matter and dust are cutting solar photovoltaic energy output by more than 25% in certain parts of the world, with roughly equal contributions from ambient PM and PM deposited on photovoltaic surfaces.

Stock-flow modeling suggests energy transition within transportation will take several decades

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Using a stock-flow model based on data from Norway, a researcher at the country’s. Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) has calculated the energy transition time lag for motor vehicles under a number of scenarios.

California opens 28th retail hydrogen station

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The 24 th hydrogen retail station in California has opened. Sited in the City of Lawndale, the station is open 24 hours—like most of California’s retail hydrogen stations.

PG&E launches $4M rebate program for customers using compressed natural gas as transportation fuel

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched the new Clean Fuel Rebate program for customers driving vehicles using compressed natural gas as a clean transportation fuel. Eligible customers already have a compressed natural gas account and fill up at PG&E stations across Northern and Central California. The first rebate will be issued in 2017 and is expected to be an annual rebate through 2020.

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