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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office’ (FCTO) 2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report (earlier post)—an annual summary of results from projects funded by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program—described...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The new 2015 Ford F-150 (earlier post) 4x2 with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (12.4, 9.0 and 10.7 l/100 km, respectively)—the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Delphi Automotive PLC, which already offers a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) led by Dr. Raj Rajkumar which provides advanced automated driving software,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of €85.6 billion (US$106 billion) in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not finalize the 2014 applicable percentage standards (the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations, RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program until sometime next year. In a notice to be published...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Siemens and LG Chem have agreed to collaborate more closely on project development and marketing of industrial battery storage systems, and have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. Siemens will supply the converters and controller for...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) will award up to $5M combined for proposals (EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-07) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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DOE plans (DE-FOA-0001236) to issue in the February 2015 timeframe a funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001237) to develop and to implement effective purchasing/procurement processes designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk alternative fuel vehicle and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Maxwell Technologies has enhanced its 48V ultracapacitor module product, which now includes the benefits of the company’s new DuraBlue Advanced Shock and Vibration Cell Technology. (Earlier post.) The new module has been tested to meet and exceed the...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com As November draws to a close, there are two major events that could profoundly change the oil markets. With the clock ticking, the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5 plus...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on a vehicle sharing program featuring the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (earlier post) starting next year. A fleet of EN-V 2.0 vehicles will be integrated......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV on stage in LA. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) gave the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV (earlier post) plug-in hybrid its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mitsubishi said that...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, November 21, 2014
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At the Los Angele Auto Show, Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept as a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcased the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Volkswagen unveiled the Golf Sportwagen HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell hybrid research vehicle demonstrator yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show (earlier post). Volkswagen has also built several research vehicles based on the US version of the Passat...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Toyota Motor Corporation has enhanced its Intelligence Clearance Sonar (ICS) technology, which helps prevent or mitigate collisions when parking or starting off. In addition, a new viewing mode has been added to Toyota’s Panoramic View Monitor, which...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Shanghai OnStar is showing its upcoming 4G LTE service, introducing several new telematics services and announcing the opening of its third call center to support the rising demand for its services. Its new call center in Chongqing, which opened earlier......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Australia-based Syrah Resources has successfully produced uncoated battery grade spherical graphite, using natural flake graphite from its Balama Graphite & Vanadium Project in Mozambique. The battery market currently represents approximately 23%...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Chevrolet says it has made the charging system in the next-generation Volt even easier for customers to recharge the battery and to check the charge status. The next-generation Volt debuts in January in Detroit at the North American International Auto......
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Miami-Dade County, Fla., placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks that feature Parker’s fuel-saving RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System. (Earlier post.) The additional purchase of 29 new hybrid trucks brings the total fleet...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Audi A7 Sportback h-tron. Click to enlarge. Audi and Volkswagen, both members of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled three hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle demonstrators at the Los Angeles Auto Show: the sporty Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, a plug-in fuel-cell...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Seeking to expand California’s public hydrogen refueling station network as a means to support the wider introduction of fuel-cell vehicles, Honda will provide $13.8 million in financial assistance to FirstElement Fuel to build additional hydrogen...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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