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As one of the outcomes of the “Three Amigos” meeting in Ottawa, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto committed to an “ambitious and enduring” North American Climate, Clean Energy,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Austrian manufacturer of high-performance batteries Kreisel Electric (earlier post) has introduced the MAVERO home energy storage system. The Li-ion battery packs are available in four different sizes, with usable capacity ranging from 8 kWh to 22 kWh....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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BIOX Corporation and World Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million US gallon (USG) (341 million liter) biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. Each company has committed US$10 million to the World Energy BIOX......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, US automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit under existing national fuel economy standards slated to be in place until 2025, according to a new economic analysis brief prepared by independent...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg (2.8 l/100km) with a targeted base price of $6,800, has completed its first E-Series testing vehicle, code-named the E1A. As Elio...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Management consulting firm Zinnov released its latest study conducted on the Automotive R&D Globalization Landscape, presenting a global engineering R&D analysis on the top 60 automotive companies and how are they leveraging the global R&D...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The combination of connectivity, automation plus shared vehicle ownership and use has the potential to make car travel greener and cheaper, cutting energy use and helping accelerate the introduction of low carbon vehicles. However, these energy and carbon...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts that plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the US and Canada in 2016 will near 200,000 unit sales, growing by around 62% year-over-year. Navigant further expects significant growth in the North American...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Nissan Motor’s newly published annual Sustainability Report shows that the global automaker’s CO2 emissions have fallen by 22.4% over the past decade. CO2 reduction at Nissan facilities improved by 0.6% year-on-year in FY2015. Nissan’s measures...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Nemaska Lithium has received its second $2.12-million installment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the development of the Phase 1 Lithium Hydroxide Plant. To date, the company has received a total of approximately $21 million,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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WABCO Holdings and ZF have developed and demonstrated a prototype of a new collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles. The Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA) combines WABCO’s world-class braking, stability and vehicle dynamics control systems...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Powin Energy, a designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, is publicly introducing its advanced battery management software—the Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS)—by...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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One trend in automotive manufacturing is toward fully automatic sealing of welds; robots are increasingly performing this task in automobile production. Dürr has now sold its 2,000th sealing robot. The EcoRS 30L16S milestone machine will perform rough...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Following almost three years of testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V electrification applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) (earlier post) consortium...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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ITM announced the sale of an integrated hydrogen refueling station (HRS) with on-site generation to Hydrogène de France (HDF), for deployment in France. The contract is worth €1.5 million (US$1.7 million) to ITM Power before follow-on contracts such...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A team from Ford’s Research and Innovation Center and LG Chem’s Corporate R&D group has reported the first cradle-to-gate (i.e., the factory gate—before delivery to the consumer) emissions assessment for a mass-produced battery in a commercial...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Kiessling Transit, a Massachusetts-based transportation company, is ordering 32 more hydraulic hybrid buses equipped with Lighting Hybrids’ Energy Recovery System (ERS) for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. This order for 32 units follows an...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Electric propulsion system company UQM Technologies, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive stock issuance and purchase agreement with American Compass, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hybrid Kinetic Group Limited (HKG). HKG is a Bermuda-incorporated...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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In a move intended to accelerate wider adoption of EV technology and development of the supporting infrastructure, electric bus manufacturer Proterra will open its overhead on-route fast-charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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France’s RS2E (Réseau sur le stockage électrochimique de l’énergie or “research network on electrochemical energy storage”) has launched the second edition of the YESS Award (Young Energy Storage Scientist Award)—a €12,500 prize split...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics service provider, is partnering with major auto manufacturers to leverage its repository of data and analytics to enhance the manufacturers’ understanding of vehicle performance and reliability. Zubie’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Led by Tesla, China’s BYD, and Volkswagen, the battery market for plug-in vehicles will rise to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EV) emerging as the drivetrain of choice, according to a new forecast by Lux Research. Volkswagen will...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Volvo Trucks North America is adding a turbo compounding option for the Volvo D13 engine. By converting wasted heat energy, the 13-liter D13 with turbo compounding improves fuel efficiency by up to 6.5 percent%, while also delivering up to 100...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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UK-based Ceres Power Holdings, a spin-out from Imperial College, is leading a consortium that includes Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv to develop a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack as a range extender for an electric......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Under a class action settlement agreement filed today (earlier post), Volkswagen and Audi in the US will pay more than $14.7 billion to settle complaints arising from its cheating on emissions from its 2.0-liter diesel engines. The class settlement creates......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) have developed and are investigating the characteristics of a prototype of a dual-piston spark-ignition (SI) free-piston engine...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Wrightspeed Inc., developer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, was named one of the current crop of World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers—and was the only purely automotive technology company so selected. Designed as a replacement...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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