NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute

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Auburn University is forming the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute. This level of extramural funding for transportation is greater than any other single research topic on the Auburn campus.


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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics (revenue passenger miles). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on October 5, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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Auckland Transport begins 2-year trial of hydrogen bus

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Auckland (NZ) Transport is beginning a 2-year trial of a 3-axle hydrogen fuel cell bus.The trial will assess operational performance how operating costs compare to diesel and electric buses of similar configurations.

New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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This marks a major step forward in the transportation and distribution of hydrogen as an energy source. However, the means of transporting this “green” hydrogen from the producer to the consumer are not established; Germany still does not have an extensive distribution network for hydrogen.

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Leclanché introduces new generation of Li-ion modules for e-transport; high-volume production line

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Leclanché SA has developed a new generation of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and simultaneously inaugurated a dedicated new production line for high volume manufacture in Europe.

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MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics (revenue passenger miles). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on September 23, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America ( INVEST in America ) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats, led by Chair DeFazio, released earlier this year. The current surface transportation authorization expires 30 September.

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Anaheim Transportation Network receives $5M to further all-electric transit operation; partners with AMPLY Power

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The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) was awarded a $5-million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator. ATN transports more than 9.5

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

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It is an 11-month study that is being led by Coventry City Council with WPD and other partners including, Cenex; Coventry University; Hubject; Midlands Connect; National Express; Transport for West Midlands; and Electreon.

Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives 

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Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives . Let us know in detail about Electric vehicles sales transportation and policy initiatives. . Electric vehicles sales transportation electrification . Electrification of transportation.

3.8% drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019; transport emissions rise

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However, CO 2 emissions from the transport sector continued their increasing trend in 2019. For road transport, the increase was mostly due to higher gasoline consumption in passenger cars. Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 3.8%

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Tevva and Vattenfall collaborate to develop zero-emission transport solution; electric with hydrogen range extender

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Electric truck company Tevva and Vattenfall signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the opportunity to provide a complete zero-emission transport solution for businesses looking to reduce the overall carbon impact of their operations.

Three coming DOE funding opportunities for sustainable transportation technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue three sustainable transportation technologies funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. These potential funding opportunities seek innovative research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in the pursuit of technologies that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the transportation sector, the highest source of emissions in the United States.

Transportation accounted for nearly 16% of household expenditures in 2018

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The average household spent about $60,000 in 2018, with $9,800 of that on transportation (16%), according to the US Department of Labor. Transportation expenditures were second only to housing (33%). The largest portion of transportation expenditures was for vehicle purchases.

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Study from Thuringia shows 50% of harmful soot comes from local sources, 50% from long-distance transport

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During transport, ageing processes not only change the chemical composition of the particles, but also influence their physical properties (e.g. Long-distance transport also affects the chemical composition of aerosol particles through the origin of the air masses.

Velodyne Lidar partnering with U Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure

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is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure. The program also has an electric bus operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

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JRC report assesses R&I in low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT) in Europe; €2.3B spent from 2007-2020

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Center recently published a report analyzing research and innovation (R&I) in low-emission alternative energy for transport in Europe. Transport infrastructure (INF). Road transport has received more funding than any other transport mode.

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CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is designing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project Program, and will hold its second program design workgroup in Los Angeles later this month. STEP aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to clean transportation, and address community resident’s transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects.

Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. The Transport Board partnered with BYD and Megapower Ltd, BYD’s local representative, on the project.

National labs M2FCT researchers outline prospects and challenges for hydrogen fuel-cells in heavy-duty transportation

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2021) “New roads and challenges for fuel cells in heavy-duty transportation.”

Jumbo completes transportation part of its largest job: T&I for Yunlin offshore wind

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Representing a significant milestone in the largest job in its history, Jumbo has completed the transportation element of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The transport of the offshore wind substructures is now completed.

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New report finds California’s electric transportation workforce will nearly double by 2024

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A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation.

German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road.

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Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Multiple step-change reductions in the environmental/climate footprint of combustion-based transportation systems, while maintaining the fitness for purpose and convenience for the end user, are achievable. The authors identified a number of challenges for new fuels for a low-carbon transportation sector: Fuels tailored to engines with cycle and system advances that increase overall conversion of chemical energy to useful work. 2018) “Future transportation fuels.”

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UNFI Adopts Emerging Transportation Technology to Reduce Emissions

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UNFI) is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. The post UNFI Adopts Emerging Transportation Technology to Reduce Emissions appeared first on EV Obsession.

UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, health and the economy. —“Driving California’s Transportation Emissions to Zero”.

Book Review: Public Transportation: A Children’s Book by Paul Comfort

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This 2020 children’s book presents a charming and informative history of motorized public transportation, from its origins in the U.S. Public transportation interests me, too. Horses are the mode of transport itself on the next page, pulling multi-rider carriages.

CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

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EV charging, carbon reduction included in $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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House of Representatives transportation bill, released Wednesday. The INVEST in America Act (Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation) would allocate $494 billion over five.

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CT Clean Transportation Future Panel

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Two members of EV Club leadership team to participate in a panel organized by Save the Sound There is a panel (free registration) scheduled for Friday, May 21st at 12:00 PM, lasting for about an. Read more.

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Hyundai invests in startup aiming to transport hydrogen in oil

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Hyundai is investing in a startup that plans to transport hydrogen in oil, potentially making use of existing fossil-fuel infrastructure.

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Wärtsilä to supply a major LNG/bioLNG production plant for CO2-neutral transport fuels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO 2 -neutral liquid transport fuels.

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US per capita transportation sector energy consumption has been relatively flat since 1974

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On a per capita basis, the transportation sector energy consumption in 2019 was 86 million Btu—a 54% increase from 1950 and about the same level as in 1974. Population—Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 38.1,

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Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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Engineering company Gaussin and energy major Total are jointly developing the first full electric aircraft refueler transporter (ART FULL ELEC). Electric Aircraft Refueler Transporter, equipped with two 30-ton fuel tanks (artist rendering – courtesy of Gaussin).

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Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Digital Twins offer transport and mobility companies the potential of rapidly developing better, cost-effective products. Data is not new in transportation, but with next-generation vehicles generating petabytes of daily data, having a proper framework for applying the data is critical to activating digital technologies.

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BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. With a deck space of almost 20 square meters, the AutoBox can transport 20 lattice boxes with a total weight of up to 20 tons—corresponding to the weight and volume with which a conventional tugger train is loaded. The logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems.

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The government is launching a major electrification project, mainly in the transport sector, but also in those of building heating and industrial activities. billion from the 2030 PEV implementation plan will be invested in the transportation sector, which alone accounts for more than 43% of Québec’s GHG emissions.

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Survey finds 65% of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport for the ULEZ

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of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport. did not change their usual mode of transport. Commuters in London were also given a multiple choice question to see which combination of transportation modes and services they changed to after the ULEZ was introduced on 8 April 2019.

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School Transport Goes Electric

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The firm performing the work for SSD in-turn, reached out to EV Connect to help navigate the transformation to an all-electric school transportation infrastructure.

RAC survey finds UK drivers increasing reliance on cars, spurning public transport in response to COVID-19

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More than half of UK drivers (57%) say having access to a car is more important than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, with reluctance to use public transport in the future at its highest level in 18 years, according to research for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring.

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Orange County unveils 10 new fuel-cell-electric buses along with debut of US’ largest public transport hydrogen fueling station

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled ten new hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses in Santa Ana, California.

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