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Chemists from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) have developed a new method for hydrogen production that is 30 times faster than current state-of-the-art proton exchange membrane electrolyzers at equivalent platinum loading. The process also solves...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Ford of Europe revealed the all-new S‑MAX seven-seat sports activity vehicle. The new S-MAX will debut Ford Adaptive Steering technology in Europe for optimized response to driver input when it goes on sale in 2015. It will also offer Intelligent......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Nissan and Veolia’s subsidiary in Hong Kong, Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited (HKDC), have started joint field tests for the battery-electric Nissan e-NV200 commercial vehicle at Kai Tak Development (KTD). (Earlier post.) A new development...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect today. Audi has conducted research......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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BMW 2 Series Coupe. Click to enlarge. BMW is introducing a new generation (earlier post) four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel for its 220d Coupe and 220d Active Tourer. Coupled with the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 220d Coupe now only...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Freescale MC 33771 controller addresses the needs of 48V Li-ion battery packs. Click to enlarge. Some automakers such as Audi (earlier post) are turning to 48V electrical systems as a technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Chevron Products Company, a Chevron USA Inc. division, maker of the Delo brand of heavy duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, unveiled a new category of heavy duty motor oil designed to address the growth of severe duty applications in...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The coal-rich Powder River Basin is also experiencing a turnaround in oil production, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Production has rebounded from a low of 38,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2009 to 78,000 bbl/d during first-quarter......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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ChargePoint released new data showing an increase in on-campus EV charging. There are currently 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities on the ChargePoint network, up about 35%, with just 838 at this time last year. On-campus EV charging is......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Hydrogen station network – current & estimated progress. Source: HyPPO. Click to enlarge. The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) recently published Hydrogen Progress, Priorities and Opportunities (HyPPO), a report that describes the status...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has announced the formation of a consortium for joint research into new technologies to evaluate engine bearings for internal combustion engines. The objective of the Dynamic Bearing Rig Consortium is to design, to...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Volkswagen has given its Touareg SUV a sharper look and enhanced it technically in all areas. Features of the new Touareg generation include a redesigned front and rear, new driver assistance systems such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID. Click to enlarge. With order-taking having begun in July (earlier post), and first customer deliveries slated for this month, Mercedes-Benz has provided more detail on its top-end S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, the third hybrid model in......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Russian automaker AVTOVAZ plans to invest 100 billion rubles (US$2.6 billion) to modernize technologies and update its lineup over the course of the next three years. Together we account for 3% of the Gross Domestic Product of Russia. It’s a...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and super-absorbent polymers, marking another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Quantum Energy, Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Bilfinger Westcon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE (Germany), for the development of up to 5 diesel refinery projects throughout the Bakken Formation. Bilfinger Westcon is currently...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Peugeot is introducing new Euro 6-compliant versions of its three-cylinder PureTech gasoline and four-cylinder BlueHDI diesel engines. All are equipped with Stop & Start (S&S) technology. Each engine is also coupled with Peugeot’s third-generation...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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ABI Research forecasts that global driverless vehicle shipments will increase from 1.1 million in 2024 to more than 42 million in 2035, with an installed driverless vehicle base reaching 176 million. While autonomous driving under the control of a human......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Program overview of Metallurgy Europe as presented in a 2012 position paper from the ESF. Click to enlarge. European industry has launched Metallurgy Europe, a 7-year, €1-billion ($1.3-billion) R&D program in the field of metals research and manufacturing....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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X-ray microscope snapshot of nanoparticles in a battery midway through charging. Particles range from fully charged (green) to intermediate charge (orange/yellow) to drained of charge (red) The scalebar equals 500 nm. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Lucas di Grassi, FIA Formula E Beijing (Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team). Click to enlarge. Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team won the inaugural event of the new all-electric FIA Formula...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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