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The number of vehicles that Scania sold that run on alternative fuels and hybrids increased by 40 percent in 2016. In total, close to 5,000 such vehicles were sold in 2016. The demand for vehicles that support the shift to...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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by Leonard Hyman and Bill Tilles for Oilprice.com International news services now report that Japan’s Toshiba Corporation (9502.T) is preparing to make a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the US for its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary. For most of our...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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AeroVironment and eMotorWerks, a provider of intelligent and cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions, are partnering to deliver smart advanced EV charging solutions. By integrating eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid EV charging platform into AeroVironment’s...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Preem, the largest fuel company in Sweden, and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement to investigate the potential Vattenfall’s providing of hydrogen gas in the large scale production of biofuel for the Swedish market. Preem’s objective is to produce...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SAIC-GM, GM’s Chinese joint venture with SAIC, announced its Connectivity Strategy 2025, which lays out a roadmap for its connectivity development from 2017 through 2025. The strategy will take advantage of its extensive customer base and global resources...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries—each with a capacity of 33 kWh—are equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China-based Tencent Holdings Ltd. has acquired a 5% stake (8,167,544 shares) in Tesla for an aggregate price of $1,777,842,836 (including commission), according to a Schedule 13G form filed by Tesla with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Researchers at George Washington University led by Dr. Stuart Licht (earlier post) have developed a new process that transforms CO2 into a controlled selection of nanotubes (CNTs) via molten electrolysis; they call the process C2CNT (CO2 into carbon...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Toyota Motor Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Westinghouse Electric Company and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company is seeking to undertake a strategic restructuring as a result of certain financial and construction...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced they are working together to create schemes to score new cars based on their real-world emissions and their impact on air quality and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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GM China will open a battery assembly plant in Shanghai later this year to support the growth of its new energy vehicle line-up. From 2017 through 2020, two-thirds of new energy vehicles launched by GM in China will be dedicated...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Ascend Energy, in collaboration with solid oxide fuel cell manufacturer Atrex Energy, released the results of a joint project to demonstrate a newly developed tubular solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in an electric all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The project...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out controlled human inhalation exposure (CHIE) studies in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has published a report titled Alternative Aviation Fuels: Overview of Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps. The report provides an overview of the current state of alternative...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Borgward Group AG has launched the Borgward BX5 SUV in China. On the Chinese market, the vehicle is powered by a supercharged, direct-injection gasoline engine with an output of 140 kW (190 hp). The BX5 is scheduled to be launched...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Ford Motor Company is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan manufacturing facilities to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion to an auto and mobility company. Ford is investing $850 million in Michigan...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. The companies are to start using battery-electric vehicles in the logistics provider’s normal operations in a pilot...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A team at RWTH Aachen University has developed a framework for the model-based formulation of biofuel blends with tailored properties by considering the fuel’s molecular composition as the fundamental design degree of freedom. A paper on their work...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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According to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE), 11% of the 2.3 million jobs supported by the motor vehicles and component parts industry for the first quarter of 2016 were related to alternative fuel and advanced technology...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract by Doosan Babcock Limited to install two of its HySTAT100 electrolyzers, along with compression and storage...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Japan Post Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. began discussions and signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the development and use of electric motorcycles for postal deliveries; these will serve as an alternative to the current gasoline-powered delivery...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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This year’s University of Wisconsin Engine Research Center Symposium will address the impact of future regulations on engine technology. The symposium will focus on technologies in four areas (sessions): Combustion Technology; Fuels Technology; Aftertreatment...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the National LNG Platform will be starting a joint study that focuses on opportunities to develop LNG from renewable sources as a transport fuel in the port of Rotterdam—Europe’s largest sea port. LNG is...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Rennovia Inc., a privately held company that develops novel catalysts and processes for the cost-advantaged production of chemical products from renewable feedstocks, has entered the piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process. The...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Grafoid Inc., a Canadian graphene R&D, investment and technology licensing company (earlier post) introduced its GPURE Graphene Polymer nano-porous membrane intended for next generation Li-Ion battery applications. The GPURE graphene polymer membrane...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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According to a report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US energy-related CO2 emissions decreased by 146 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2015 to 5,259 MMmt, down 2.7% from 5,405 MMmt in 2014. This decline occurred despite growth in......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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