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Hybrid Cars Tue Jul 17 2018 14:47:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- INRIX launched a new platform that provides the foundation for cities and road authorities to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of highly automated vehicles (HAVs) on public roads. INRIX AV Road Rules provides a platform fo
As part of its contribution to a recently completed major European research initiative to achieve more efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Ricardo developed a new 48V e-motor offering up to
A team from Stanford University is proposing continuous electrochemical heat conversion as a direct method of harvesting heat to electricity. Using flow cells and solid-oxide cells respectively, they have built proof-of-principle heat harvesters oper
Johnson Matthey (JM) is building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles. The new, multi-million pound plant will have a capacity of 1,000 tonnes per year and will be us
ZF & Faurecia have developed an operating and display concept for fully automated vehicles (level 4 AVs) without a steering wheel and pedals. The Trendsetting Cockpit concept interactive display currently is a static demonstration unit. The conce
Momentum Dynamics Corporation has commissioned a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system to support electric transit buses in Chattanooga, TN. The systemits second in the US (earlier post)is installed inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation
Chemical reactor company INERATEC, a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO2 and renewable hydrogen. The process is based
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (Mobile Power Pack) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric mot
Fast charging is seen as a solution for range and recharging time issues for EVs. However, a critical barrier to fast charging is temperature. Fast charging in cold or even cool temperatures brings the risk of lithium platingthe formation of metallic
Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) has completed Oahus first publicly accessible hydrogen station, located at Servcos corporate offices in Mapunapuna. Later this month, Servco will begin to lease the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV). Our hydrogen sta
Daimler and Chinese partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement further to deepen their research cooperation in the fields of automated driving and intelligent mobility. Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transport
BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. VTA had placed the order for the buses in August 2017. The six-bus ord
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or s
BYD opened a 24 GWh power battery factory in Western Chinas Qinghai province; the company is preparing to increase its total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020. Power battery factory in Western Chinas Qinghai province. The factoryequivalent to the
Bosch and Daimler have selected and signed an agreement with NVIDIA as a supplier for the artificial intelligence (AI) platform needed to implement automated driving in cities. AI is an important building block in for a fully automated and driverless
During the first three years of Californias 5-year-old cap-and-trade program, the bulk of the greenhouse gas reductions occurred out of statei.e., state residents did not see the benefits of improved air quality from presumed reductions in harmful co
The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. The focus of the 14 GWh plant is on the automated production and intelligent production of batteries.
Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Companys corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery materials developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improv
A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehiclesthe Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)in 14 US cities from 2011 to
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fr Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has developed an innovative fuel cell modulethe Fuel Cell Power Pack (FCPP)that extends the range of electric cargo bikes and doubles the service life at a comparable price t
In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. (Earlier post.) Now, Daimler announced the two first customers to operate the e-vehicles within their fleet: a total of 30 Freightliner eCascadia and
Daimler became the first international automaker to receive a road test license for highly automated driving research vehicles (level 4) in Beijing, marking a major new milestone in the companys local research and development efforts in China. Urban
Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will showcase its advances in the fields of electromobility, digitization and autonomous vehicles at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in September. Alongside an all-el
Hondas latest addition to its PCX series of scooters is the PCX HYBRID, the worlds first mass-produced motorized scooter (125cc or less) equipped with a motorcycle hybrid system. Sales begin in Japan in September. The PCX HYBRID, based on the PCX rel
ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet. The objective is to further develop and market the service following an initial six month col
The UK government is awarding LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and partners a 410k (US$543,000) grant for partial funding of the construction of a large-scale Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the UK. (Earlier post.)
The City of Paris and Groupe Renault announced their intention to share their expertise and skills to develop electric mobility for Parisians, le-de-France residents and visitors. The partnership will result in short-, medium- and long-term actions i
The Volkswagen brand will offer car sharing services in future. The WE customer platform is to begin rolling out various vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, in Germany in 2019. These services are to be extended to major cities in E
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $1.5 million toward the funding of Australias first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. Total project value is $3.3 milli
Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. (Earlier post.) The aluminum-copper-manganese-zirconium a
Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research v
Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts. Their study is published in the journal Nature Catalysis. S
Cummins Inc. is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets. Adding EDI to the Cummins portfolio is the latest step forward in Cummins e
Last fall, Mercedes-Benz Vans announced it would offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines starting with the mid-size eVito, with further model ranges following in 2019. (Earlier post.) Now, Mercedes-Benz has announced that t
A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure.
German startup I SEE Electric Trucks GmbH is building electric versions of the Opel Vivaro and Opel Movano. The company already has more than 25 model variants available, with two battery sizes40 kWh and 55 kWhoffering range of up to more than 200 km
The Swiss company ecovolta is building a fully automated Li-Ion battery pack assembly plant in Schwyz with an annual capacity of 200 MWh. This will make it one of the largest such plants in Europe after its launch in September 2018. The construction
Scientists in Japan have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysisi.e., converting solar energy to fuel energy using visible-light-absorbing semiconductor materials. The finding opens new doors for designing material
Hydro-Qubec and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have used Cr, Fe and Si to improve the performance of olivine LiCoPO4 in cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. In a paper in the Journal of Power Sources, they report that a substituted-LiCoPO4 in
The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. Together with other highly-flexible controllable systems in the BMW Group production network, they will
A team at Sichuan University in China is proposing a novel lithium-ion/oxygen hybrid battery system that exploits the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and lithium-oxygen batteries (LOB). As described in a
A team at Sichuan University in China is proposing a novel lithium-ion/oxygen hybrid battery system that exploits the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and lithium-oxygen batteries (LOB). As described in a
Nel ASA has been awarded a contract for delivery of 448 electrolyzers and associated fueling equipment to Nikola Motor Company (Nikola) as part of Nikolas development of a hydrogen station infrastructure in the US for truck and passenger vehicles. Un
The Kroger Co. and startup Nuro are parterning to pilot an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience. Through this partnership, customers will be able to place same-day delivery orders through Krogers ClickList ordering system and Nuros app. Duri
Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in Science Advances by an international team of researchers from Euro
US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer XALT Energys XPAND Battery system has been certified as acceptable for installation on all marine vessels classified by DNV GL. The XPAND Battery System has been demonstrated to comply with DNV GL rules for Classi
Volvo Trucks North America announced today the successful on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology. The company has been working closely with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) to expand on-highway operations of
ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on developing the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility. ABB and Ballard Power Systems will leverage the existing kilowatt-scale fuel cel
After ten years of experimentation under actual operating conditions with its customer-partners, Renault Trucks unveiled its second generation of all-electric vehicles: the Renault Master Z.E.; Renault Trucks D Z.E.; and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E.a c