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Researchers at the University of Western Ontario are proposing selenium (Se) as a promising cathode material for all-solid-state Li batteries, paired with a lithium-tin (L-Sn) alloy as an anode and Li3PS4 as the electrolyte. In a paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science, the team reports that in... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Among its exhibits at AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, held next week at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, NASA will showcase the all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft (earlier post). The X-57 takes to the skies in 2019 to demonstrate how electric propulsion can be 500% more efficient than conventional aircraft. On 23... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The UK Department for Transport launched a consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel—which contains more bioethanol than traditional gasoline—to the UK market. We have launched this consultation in order to understand the impact of E10 on the UK market better, and to ensure that drivers are... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will absorb the research and development functions of its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyota InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) into its in-house Connected Company by March 2019. It also plans to absorb the research and development functions of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA (ITC USA), a wholly owned subsidiary... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Alstom has selected French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to provide Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus (earlier post), scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards. The vehicles will be equipped with NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) Li-ion battery technology as a standard feature. Alstom said it chose Forsee Power... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The University of Adelaide’s (Australia) newest Ramsay Fellow, Dr. James Quach, will harness the unique properties of quantum mechanics with the aim of building the world’s first quantum battery. Dr. Quach says that unlike ordinary batteries, which take the same amount of time to charge no matter how many you... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The formation of new atmospheric particulates—i.e., de novo rather than as direct emissions—via nucleation and growth is a major source of aerosol pollution in terms of number concentration. In spite of a great deal of research, it is still a puzzle why and how such new particule formation (NPF) occurs... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The crossover utility vehicle (CUV) share of light-duty vehicles has increased, largely at the expense of cars, despite increases in gasoline prices over the previous two years, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In each month since September 2017, sales of CUVs have exceeded those of cars, a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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By Haden Kirkpatrick. Over the last two decades, fully electric cars have had, let’s say, a slow start. In 1997, the Toyota Prius was released as the world’s first mass-produced hybrid. And while hybrid technology has taken off, drivers have been hesitant to accept fully battery-powered tech for a variety... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Researchers at Linköping University and Umeå University in Sweden have developed a new and efficient way to use electrocatalysis to produce hydrogen gas from water using electrodes with nanotruss structures of iron oxide. A paper on their work is published in the ACS journal Nano Letters. The Plasma and Coatings... Continue reading
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Didi Chuxing announced the official launch DiDi Mobility Japan Corp., a joint venture with SoftBank, to offer on-demand taxi-hailing services and smart transportation solutions for citizens and tourists in the world’s third-largest economy. DiDi believes AI-based innovation may contribute to new growth of taxi industry and the public transportation sectors.... Continue reading
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The American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) monthly statistical report for June of 2018 shows that US production of crude oil and natural gas liquids hit its highest level ever. In June, production of crude oil reached 10.7 million barrels per day (mb/d) and production of natural gas liquids reached 4.2 mb/d.... Continue reading
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BMW Group has introduced computer tomography (CT) into prototype development, production and analysis—a first in the automotive industry. With this technology, the full range of vehicles, from MINI to Rolls-Royce, can now be quality-controlled even in the early stages of development. Scans are performed by four robots which move around... Continue reading
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PAO NOVATEK has shipped its first cargos of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route on the tankers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Toll. (Earlier post.) Eduard Toll transiting the Northern Route earlier this year. The net voyage time from the port... Continue reading
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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement of nickel, a classic problem that has puzzled the scientific community for nearly a century. The discovery also enriches fundamental understanding of general grain boundaries that often control the mechanical... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Canada’s largest transit operator and the third-largest transit operator in North America, has placed an order to purchase a guarantee of ten 40-foot, fully electric BYD buses, with an option for an additional 30 buses. TTC’s purchase is BYD Canada’s seventh heavy-duty electric-bus order in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Hyundai has lowered the price and slightly increased the all-electric range of the refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). The new PHEV model adopts the same distinctive design of the recently released Sonata gasoline and Hybrid models while delivering 28 miles (45 km) of all-electric range (vs. 27 miles... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Building on its years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, leading adhesives provider Henkel is actively investing in new technologies and products for efficient large-scale manufacturing of safe and reliable electric drive systems. Key solutions include innovative liquid gasketing, magnet bonding, thermal management and potting products as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Japan’s Fuji Keizai Group forecasts that China will account for 57% of the world’s electric vehicle sales by 2035. The market researcher forecasts global EV sales of 11.25 million units in 2035—nearly 15 times the 760,000 sold in 2017. China is expected to account for 6.42 million of that total.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Audi is updating its third-generation TT, unveiled in 2014 (earlier post). For the new TT, Audi has a range of gasoline engines in various performance levels, paired either with the six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. In both transmission variants, the close-ratio lower gears enable powerful acceleration, while... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Automotive safety systems leader Autoliv, Inc. has joined the new European H2020 research project OSCCAR (Future Occupant Safety for Crashers in Cars) to improve the protection and safety for occupants of the future vehicle. The future highly automated vehicle, with comfort and convenience enhancing features such as relaxed seating positions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Researchers from the United States Steel Corporation (USS) recently used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (earlier post) to better understand the properties of hydroformed AHSS and how it responds to residual stress introduced during manufacturing. In an SAE International technical paper, the research team reported on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. While exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The Nissan LEAF NISMO will go on sale July 31 in Japan, combining the excitement and advanced technologies of the world’s best-selling electric car with the sporty image and performance of the NISMO road car series. The model is based on the new Nissan LEAF, which made its debut in... Continue reading
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Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg has won the Automotive Lean Production Award for the first time. Series production at Wolfsburg began in 1945; since then, more than 45 million vehicles have rolled off its lines. The plant currently produces up to 3,500 units of the Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Touran and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress