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Volkswagen will unveil its refreshed compact Golf Sportsvan at the IAA International Motor Show next month. The new Golf Sportsvan features items such as three new TSI gasoline engines, an expanded range of assistance systems, a new generation of infotainment... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar— at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month. The aCar is designed... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
At the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 14 to 24 September 2017, Mercedes-Benz will showcase the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE sports car with Formula 1 hybrid drive technology; an electric concept car by the EQ brand in the compact car... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Interest in gasoline engined and hybrid vehicles has jumped in Germany while interest in diesel is falling, according to the latest biennial study on automotive buying trends in that country by leading German fuel retailer Aral. According to the new... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Canada-based GreenPower Motor Company (earlier post) and its California factory direct dealer, School Bus Sales of California, have secured commitments for eleven batteery-electric Synapse 72 school buses from six different school districts in South Coast and North Coast California districts.... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Kudan, Inc. has developed software for real-time 3D mapping and position tracking via camera, called “KudanSLAM” (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), targeting markets such as autonomous car, ADAS, drone, industrial and personal robots in addition to the existing AR/VR industries. Simultaneous... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for proposals (H2_AT_SCALE_CRADA_CALL) for research projects that address the Hydrogen at Scale (H2@Scale) concept (earlier post), which enables wide-scale production and use of hydrogen to address issues such as grid... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulfuric... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Estonian media reports that Swedish bioenergy company Varmlandsmetanol AB is interested in building a €350-million (US $412 million) biomethanol plant in Estonia. The company is in discussions with the Estonian government over whether it would be possbile to tax biofuel... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to revisit provisions of the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines, citing “concerns” raised by stakeholders in the trailer and glider industry. In September 2011,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Volkswagen announced it will put the battery-electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production. Volkswagen presented the concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. (Earlier post.) The Chairmen of the Boards of Management of the Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Delphi Automotive signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, an Israel-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The San Joaquin (California) Regional Transit District (RTD) is converting its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100% battery-electric buses this month. That BRT route will be the first in the US to feature all-electric bus service.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The Torrance, California Shell hydrogen station has been upgraded and is now open to the public as a retail station. It is the 30th retail hydrogen station in California. (Earlier post.) It is also the only hydrogen station in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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As of 5 April 2017, California has more than 1,600 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with active registrations with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), according to the 2017 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Automotive safety system provider Autoliv, Inc. will collaborate with Seeing Machines, a provider of computer-vision-based human-sensing technologies, to develop next-generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the United States 3,477... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from algae. The project is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and is carried out by Belgrade’s Institute for Multidisciplinary... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Audi’s two latest natural-gas alternatives in the midsize category—the new A4 Avant g-tron (earlier post) and the new A5 Sportback g-tron—are now available for order in Europe. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) Authority has approved the purchase of four Proterra Catalyst E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure. This purchase marks Proterra’s first airport customer and the first airport electric bus deployment in the Carolinas. Currently,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Researchers at Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and Cummins have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve SCR catalyst designs for pollution-control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. In addition to the design, Wärtsilä will... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Using new PM2.5 exposure methods, researchers in China have estimated 1.30 million premature deaths in China in 2013 due to PM2.5. Their findings, presented in a paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, are consistent with other estimates... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Chart and Ground Force Worldwide (GFW) have launched of the first dual LNG/diesel fueling truck, designed and built for a large rock quarry customer in Florida. The customer is using the vehicle as a fueling solution for their recently converted... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
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At a special preview event held in Seoul, Hyundai Motor provided an early glimpse of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is due to launch early next year. The new fuel cell SUV will spearhead Hyundai Motor’s plans to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Continental’s new VoicR app enhances communication especially for drivers and fleets. Users record short voice messages and send them to persons nearby or to users all over the world. As known from the analog CB radio, VoicR uses predefined public... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress