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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $5 million is available as part of the first rebate designed specifically for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, multi-family apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail locations. Administered by the New... Continue reading
Posted 11 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
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Faraday Future has completed its first pre-production build of the FF 91 luxury EV, built at the Hanford factory. The order book for FF 91 early users—“FF Futurists”—is open with first deliveries commencing during the first half of 2019. FF 91 is an all-purpose fully-connected EV with an estimated 0-60... Continue reading
Posted 16 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory and focused on advancing battery science and technology (earlier post). DOE plans annual funding for JCESR of $24 million, for a total of $120... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Audi unveiled its all-electric Audi e-tron mid-size SUV—its first fully electric production model—in an event in San Francisco. The Audi e-tron is a premium electric SUV designed for sport, family and leisure, and will enter the US market with a suggested retail price of $74,800, with initial arrival in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Researchers at The University of New South Wales Sydney have been awarded a share of more than A$22.1 million (US$15.9 million) in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for research into hydrogen as a means to exporting renewable energy. Hydrogen—or hydrogen carriers such ammonia (earlier post)—are potential ways... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The 2019 Bonneville Jetta (earlier post) recorded a track speed of 210.16 mph (338.15 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, near Wendover, Nevada, at the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s (USFRA) World of Speed event. In the course of the run, the car broke the Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
IKEA Group announced an accelerated timeline for transitioning to EVs in five major inner cities—Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai—by 2020. In September 2017, IKEA Group was one of the first companies to join EV100, a global initiative by The Climate Group bringing together businesses committed as driving... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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In a one-vehicle household the average daily mileage is about 30 miles, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) 2017 National Household Travel Survey. In a two-vehicle household, the first vehicle averages nearly 40 miles in a day; in a three-vehicle household, the first vehicle averages over 40 miles... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will use a near-series 18 or 25-tonner in their normal operations... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Bertrandt held a ground-breaking ceremony at the Bertrandt Technikum in Ehningen for its new €15-million high-voltage battery test center. In April 2019, the two-storey building with a floor area of ​​around 1,200 m² will be ready for occupancy and the test equipment will be ready for use. Bertrandt is investing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
With the world premiere of the Audi e-tron Monday night in San Francisco, Audi also marked the launch of its electrification offensive. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve automobiles with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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ZF is highlighting two market successes for its tried-and-tested AxTrax AVE electric portal axle. Thirty-one London battery-electric double-decker buses built by Optare will be equipped with this technology and glide through the city powered solely by electricity. The second success is marked by a new chapter in the partnership between... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will soon begin using renewable natural gas for the first time at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area. Last month, the utility received approval from the California... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Lucid Motors executed a more than US$1-billion investment agreement with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), through a wholly owned company of PIF. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties made binding undertakings to carry out the transaction subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
TRATON AG—formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus—and Hino Motors Ltd. announced new details on their strategic partnership, announced earlier this year (earlier post). Both partners have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and the plan to establish a procurement joint venture. In e-mobility, TRATON and Hino plan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have revealed that the pathways lithium ions take through lithium iron phosphate are more complex than previously thought. The results correct more than two decades worth of assumptions about the material and will help... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. Producing fuels and chemicals from biomass (wood, grasses, etc.) involves breaking down (deconstructing), plants to produce single carbohydrates, mostly... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Volkswagen is launching its “Electric for All” campaign—a strategic effort to put attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices on the road, paving the way for the breakthrough of electric vehicles. Volkswagen’s electric offensive is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
In Europe, Nissan is offering an upgraded 1.5-liter diesel engine for the Qashqai. The enhanced 115 PS unit offers drivers a 5 PS increase in power over the 110 PS of the previous generation. Torque remains the same at 260 N·m, though the engine now features an all-new overboost function.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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In Europe, Ford has enhanced the S-MAX sports activity vehicle and Galaxy people mover to deliver more fuel efficiency, performance and refinement. The Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models are now offered for the first time with Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine featuring power outputs from 120 PS to 240 PS... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A variety of drop-in replacement biofuels—catalytic hydrothermal conversion diesel (CHCD-76), synthesized isoparaffin (SIP-76), and hydroprocessed renewable diesel (HRD-76)—have been produced in sufficient quantity and supplied to the US Navy for blending with the traditional naval diesel NATO F-76. Now, Jinxia Fu and Scott Q. Turn at the University of Hawaii... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Alstom held a world premiere event on Sunday celebrating its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train (earlier post) rolling into service in Lower Saxony, Germany. From today onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable. Travellers in the Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB) network can... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Aston Martin last week confirmed a range of technical details for its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E. Rapide E powertrain diagram. Aston Martin worked closely with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) as its development partner. The engineering team focused on achieving effective cooling of the batteries and motor to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, Prof. Wolfgang Arlt and Dr.-Ing. Daniel Teichmann, CEO of FAU (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität) spin-off Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH, have been nominated for the 2018 German Future Prize (German President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology). Being nominated for this award honors the achievements of these FAU scientists in research... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Clariant has begun construction of the first large-scale commercial Sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues in Podari near Craiova in southwestern Romania. At the flagship facility, the Sunliquid technology developed by the company is being used on an industrial scale for the first time.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress