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The LH gasoline hydraulic hybrid shows an extreme reduction in NOx compared to a diesel baseline. Source: Lightning Hybrids. Click to enlarge. Lightning Hybrids (LH), a provider of hydraulic hybrid drive systems for fleet vehicles such as shuttle buses, delivery... Continue reading
Posted 54 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
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A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e-diesel using water, CO2 and green power—i.e., power-to-liquid (PtL). After a commissioning phase of just four months, the research facility in Dresden started producing its first batches... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Green Car Congress
Among the offerings at SAE World Congress in Detroit this week are several technical papers covering the advances in hydrogen fuel cell technologies from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. Papers will describe modeling studies and... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
At SAE World Congress in Detroit, Siemens introduced VersiCharge Smartgrid (SG), the first Wi-Fi enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station that allows residential owners to monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or web app. With this new technology... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
ZAP, an EV company incorporated in California and a partner of China’s Jonway Auto, received pre-qualification notice from the US Postal Service (USPS) for the development of new energy efficient postal delivery vehicles under the USPS’ Next Generation Delivery Vehicle... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for a power frequency regulation project in Hamilton, Ohio. The project will be carried out by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Renewable Energy... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Johnson Controls is expanding its manufacturing operations in China by beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for Start-Stop vehicles to help automakers meet increasingly strict fuel economy and emission regulations. The global Start-Stop market for new vehicles could reach 49... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Optima is targeting a vehicle-fuels system approach to far exceed the improvements in vehicle energy consumption and the greenhouse gas intensity of the energy source. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge. Researchers at several DOE national laboratories are organizing a new... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Biofuels company Gevo, Inc. will effect a 1-for-15 reverse stock split previously approved by its stockholders at a special meeting held on 13 April 2015. The 1-for-15 reverse stock split will be effective as of the close of business on... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
For the first time in China, Johnson Controls unveiled its Lithium-ion automotive battery for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2015. Johnson Controls says the new technology can increase fuel efficiency by up to 8%. The Johnson Controls Advanced Start-Stop... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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The winning design: “WaterBone”. Click to enlarge. Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), announced the winner of the LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge. The design challenge served to accelerate innovative ideas by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that cumulative sales of Subaru models equipped with the EyeSight advanced driver assist system (earlier post) surpassed 300,000 units (308,333 units) in Japan at the end of March 2015.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Nissan unveiled two all-new production models, the Murano Hybrid and Lannia, a new mid-size sedan for the Chinese market, along with two Nismo products, GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo, at Auto Shanghai 2015. Murano Hybrid features the Nissan Intelligent Dual... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Under a new partnership, Scania will supply engines for next-generation large excavators and wheel loaders made by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Construction Equipment division. Scania supplying engines from its complete range of 9-, 13- and 16-liter models. A particular focus will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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At Auto Shanghai, Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of the C Coupé GTE, which illustrates a new design approach for future top-end sedans at Volkswagen. This four-door concept car for the Chinese market—which is more than five meters in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Toshiba Corporation has started demonstration operation of H2One, an independent energy supply system based on renewable energy and use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation. Kawasaki City and Toshiba have installed the system at the Kawasaki Marien public... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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On Saturday 18 April in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the 764-foot (233m), 3100 TEU Isla Bella, the first LNG-powered containership. The containership, part of a two-ship contract, was built for TOTE, a leading logistics and transportation company. When... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Chevrolet unveiled the Chevrolet-FNR autonomous electric concept vehicle at Shanghai GM Gala Night. The concept was joined by the all-new Malibu, Bolt EV concept and the 2015 Captiva, which made their China debut. The Chevrolet-FNR was developed in Shanghai by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Industry-wide cost estimates for battery packs for electric vehicles have declined by approximately 14% annually between 2007 and 2014, from above US$1,000 per kWh to around US$410/kWh, according to a systematic review of more than 80 different estimates by a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Cadillac will add a Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan, to be manufactured at the new Shanghai GM Cadillac plant, Pudong Jinqiao, China. The new PHEV version of the CT6 will be capable of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Researchers from the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum are proposing a biorefinery scheme using lignocellulosic biomass feedstock (sugarcane bagasse) for the production of fuel (ethanol), chemicals (furfural), and energy (electricity). The proposed scheme could be integrated with existing sugar or paper... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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In Amsterdam, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented the sixth-generation of its highly successful Transporter model. Updated key technical features offer better safety, improved comfort and convenience and greater driving dynamics in combination with improved fuel economy. Volkswagen’s T-series has been the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. The bio-renewable rubber, for which development began in 2012, is made from a polymer that is made via a process... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Audi is providing 40 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) (earlier post) to support three different projects in the German government’s “Electric Mobility Showcase” program. The first time we were involved in the Electric Mobility Showcase in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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BMW presented an initial selection of technology highlights for the next generation of the BMW 7 Series model range featuring developments in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation. Due to the BMW EfficientLightweight strategy, the new BMW... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress