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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol (earlier post) is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with the recent biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sandia National Laboratories and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet are partnering in a project—SF-BREEZE (San Francisco Bay Renewable Energy Electric vessel with Zero Emissions)—to develop a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The BMW Group is the first manufacturer to bring the EnLighten App, by Connected Signals, into the car. Drivers of BMW Vehicles with iOS Devices will be able to see traffic signal data on the vehicle’s display in real time....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen is offering a number of advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features that were only previously available on the premium Touareg SUV, and is also adding some new ones that democratize driver assistance for the compact......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the US has climbed slightly to 11.5 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken 1 January 2015, according to IHS Automotive. Registrations for light...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Global Bioenergies announced that its bio-isobutene process has reached 70% of the commercial yield at R&D scale. The targeted commercial yield is 3.84 tons of low-cost, industrial-grade sugar for 1 ton of high-purity high-value bio-isobutene. This...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Ricardo formally opened its new £10-million (US$15.6-million) Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Center (VERC) as part of the company’s centenary celebrations at its world headquarters in Shoreham-by-Sea, UK. The new Ricardo VERC is designed to accommodate...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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BRUSA Elektronik AG, an automotive Tier 1 power electronics supplier, has licensed Qualcomm Incorporated’s Halo (earlier post) patented inventions to commercialize Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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GM OnStar has fielded more than 1 billion requests from customers, who interact by phone, mobile app or embedded cellular service in their cars and trucks. Launched nearly 19 years ago as an industry-first service that would place a call...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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UPS announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. Neste, Renewable...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Aclima, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks, is partnering with Google Earth Outreach to map and better to understand urban air quality. Google Street View cars can be equipped with Aclima’s mobile...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In a new study, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants explores the strategy of module consolidation as a solution for the feature- and function-driven increasing complexity of vehicle electronic architectures. Consumers increasingly expect the latest and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Leclanché, the Swiss/German manufacturer of Li-ion cells and systems (earlier post), has acquired Belgian battery-maker Trineuron. The acquisition strengthens Leclanché’s product range and system integration capabilities, and will allow Leclanché...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Chevrolet has introduced the diesel version (earlier post) of its 2016 Colorado midsize pickup truck. (Colorado is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015.) With 369 lb-ft of torque (500 N·m) generated...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Five years after first establishing a strategic cooperation, Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have expanded their collaboration with the start of a manufacturing joint venture in Aguascalientes in central Mexico. The new business entity COMPAS...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Cummins Westport Inc. is introducing its new 2016 ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter MidRange, factory-built, dedicated natural gas engine (earlier post), to the Type C School bus market at the North American School Bus Show – STN Expo Conference and Trade...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a previously unknown type of metal deformation—sinuous flow—and a potentially simple method to suppress it. The results, reported in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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General Motors and SAIC Motor are enhancing their partnership through an agreement jointly to develop the core architecture and engine of a new vehicle family targeting global growth markets. GM expects the partnership will result in significant development...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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CarUnity, the brand-agnostic carsharing concept powered by Opel (earlier post), currently, roughly one month after its launch, has around 1,500 cars available on the new platform, mainly in the Rhine-Main area, which is Opel’s home turf. The free app...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Mayor of London has indicated that the impact of auxiliary engines could be included in future air quality monitoring in London. This would be the first time that pollutants from secondary vehicle engines, such as on refrigerated trucks, will...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Technip Italy SpA announced the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the $1.5-billion modernization project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt. The investment...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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US bespoke carbon fiber workshop Vitesse AuDessus has introduced a line of one-piece, full carbon-fiber wheels. Each handcrafted wheel weighs just over 13 lbs (6kg) on average. The improvements in performance and handling dynamics netted by reduced unsprung...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million barrels a day, a...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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In addition to developing its own innovative premium vehicles and technologies with a focus on sustainability, BMW i also serves within the BMW Group as an incubator for innovation reaching beyond the brand’s vehicles. As one example, a drive unit......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Researchers at Texas A&M have developed a two-step, one-pot conversion of CO2 and epoxides (highly reactive compounds with a three-membered ring made of two carbon atoms and one oxygen atom) to polycarbonate block copolymers that contain both water-soluble...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Amyris, Inc. signed definitive agreements for the conversion and restructuring of approximately $175 million of debt, to be converted to Amyris common stock, with an additional $5 million of debt converted into joint venture ownership by its joint-venture...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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BRUSA Elektronik AG is offering its Planetary Traction Drive DTSP1—a fully integrated electric vehicle drivetrain combining motor and gearbox—with its higher power HSM1-10.18.22 Hybrid Synchronous Motor, offering 220 kW (295 hp) maximum power (145...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (PD 15-7644) for the award of an estimated $13,093,000 to support fundamental engineering...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) officially announced, after several days of press reports, that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) a wholly owned subsidiary of MMC in the United States, is preparing to end production of its sole production...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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In a consent order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects and will submit to federal...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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