2017

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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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.

2017 77

Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have synthesized a new class of fluorinated sulfone electrolytes to enable high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries. A paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science.

2017 67

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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

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While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's fine as far as it goes. Beyond that, things get hazy pretty quickly, we've found.

2017 51

NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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NuScale Power formally announced the submittal of a Design Certification Application (DCA) for their innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design ( earlier post ) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for their review and approval.

2017 57

Geely acquiring flying car startup Terrafugia

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Terrafugia, a US-based company developing practical flying cars.Terrafugia was founded in 2006 by five MIT graduates; since then, the company has delivered a number of working prototypes.

2017 46

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GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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GKN Driveline created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. The PVL joint is smaller, lighter and more refined than predecessor technology, and represents a bespoke solution by GKN engineers to create a more compact joint.

2017 53

Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

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Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson, earlier post ), filed patents this week (under a non-publication request) on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries.

2017 45

Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Deep learning technology will enable skilled handling of real-road complexities, delivering safer automated vehicles earlier.

2017 52

It’s #TimeForUnrest Because My Friend Liz Deserves A Life Outside Her Bedroom

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I met 12 year old Liz Burlingame in 1980 back when I was 23 years old and didn’t like kids.

2017 39

SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019.

2017 46

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. But there's a new competitor as well. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

2017 51

Embark, Frigidaire, and Ryder partner to pilot Level 2 automated driving technology for Class 8 trucks

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Embark, a startup developing self-driving truck technology ( earlier post ), is partnering with Frigidaire and Ryder System to pilot a series of automated driving technology tests.

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them.

2017 50

TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

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.

2017 46

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.

2017 46

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.

2017 46

DOE awarding $2M to CMU-led project to develop PGM-free cathodes for fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy is awarding roughly $15.8 million for 30 projects working toward the discovery and development of innovative, low-cost materials needed for hydrogen production and storage and for automotive fuel cells ( earlier post ).

2017 46

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.

2017 46

Loughborough team develops novel system to enhance SCR operation to reduce NOx further

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Researchers at Loughborough University in the UK have developed a novel system that enhances SCR operation to further reduce NO x emissions and improve diesel engine efficiency.

2017 46

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative. The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo’s Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week.

2017 46

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles. The Swedish automaker will go all-electrified come 2019; every single vehicle it launches will feature an electric motor in some usage.

2017 48

IAV 8-speed hybrid dual-clutch tranmission can reduce fuel consumption 18% over 6DCT

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IAV has developed a high-power, high-torque eight-speed hybrid dual-clutch transmission (8H-DCT) that is capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 18% in the NEDC over a conventional six-speed dual-clutch transmission (6DCT) due to its high number of speeds and integrated hybrid functionality.

2017 46

CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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2017 46

Saab Gripen fighter completes first test flights with 100% biofuel; CHCJ-5

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A Saab Gripen fighter has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown entirely with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

2017 46

Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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Eberspaecher catem is starting production of the third generation of its high-voltage PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heaters. The new solution, designed specially for hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers significantly higher heat output despite a lighter weight.

2017 46

Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) presented the HX2 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017.

2017 46

Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

2017 46

Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. Equipped with a 3.0

2017 46

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. In combination with the vehicle’s other improvements, the total reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 is around 30%. Earlier post.).

2017 46

AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

2017 42

Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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2017 45

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now, we've heard almost nothing about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

2017 48

MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into a development partnership on electric drive medium- and heavy-duty trucks.