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SAE International’s recommended practice for plug-in charging of medium- and heavy-duty EVs has been approved and published. “J3068: Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using a Three-Phase Capable Coupler” was developed from existing international standards, which were extended to cover higher North American grid voltages and higher power levels. J3068 allows... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Punch Powertrain and XPT have signed a joint venture agreement that will establish a new manufacturing plant in Nanjing and will yearly supply hundreds of thousands of electric powertrains for pure EV applications to customers of both partners. The partners will invest €10 million in a new production facility in... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation. The UK said it will go further and faster than the EU in reducing human exposure to particulate matter pollution. These proposals are in addition to the government’s £3.5-billion... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Organic Rankine Cycle specialist Exoès and Saft Incubator have signed a cooperation agreement to do common tests to improve next generation battery thermal management. The temperature of a Li-ion battery has a major influence on its performance and its lifespan. Harsh climatic environments and severe solicitations can rapidly degrade cells... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced that Dominion Energy will provide funding to help progress the BWRX-300, a 300 MWe small modular reactor design being developed by GEH. The BWRX-300 leverages the design and licensing basis of the NRC-certified ESBWR (Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor). Through design simplification, GEH projects the... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Researchers in Poland have developed a new precise method for the chemical analysis of secondary organic aerosol (SOA)—an important yet not fully characterized constituent of atmospheric particulate matter. The method, easily adaptable in many modern laboratories, not only determines the chemical composition of compounds, but also recognizes changes in the... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Plug-in vehicles in the US consumer 1.94 TWh of electricity in 2017—a nearly 100x increase fomr the 0.02 TWh consumed in 2011, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). The share of electricity consumption from all-electric (BEV) increased compared to the electricity consumption from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11% and their relative risk of dying from these diseases by 30%, suggests an open-access study published in the BMJ journal Heart. Physical... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Electrify America is teaming up with Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 30 Simon centers throughout the US, including sites across Simon’s Malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets. The first installation will open in early... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Consumer Reports, although finding “plenty to like” about the Tesla Model 3, including record-setting range as well as exhilarating acceleration and handling that could make it a healthy competitor to performance-oriented cars such as BMW’s 3 Series and the Audi A4, declined to recommend the EV. Consumer Reports said that... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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North Carolina-based Hotstick USA has exclusively licensed a direct-current detector technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help emergency responders safely detect high voltages. In emergency situations, first response teams often rely on voltage detectors such as Hotstick USA’s flagship product, the AC Hotstick, to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Infineon Technologies AG will invest €1.6 billion (US$1.9 billion) to build a new factory for power semiconductors. A fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300-millimeter thin wafers will be constructed at the Villach location in Austria alongside the existing production facility. Construction is scheduled to start in the first half... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, due to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars surging to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030. The latest long-term... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3) at birth was associated with an 82% increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
MAN Diesel & Turbo (MAN) has joined SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. As a world-leading provider of large-bore diesel and gas engines and turbomachinery, MAN’s technical expertise will augment those of existing SEA\LNG member OEMs... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Supplier Hyundai Mobis plans to develop a full range of sensors to support autonomous by 2020 with the goal of leading the global market. The company made the announcement at its new proving ground, which opened last June in Seosan, South Korea, as a test bed for new technologies. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A study of drinking water in Appalachian Ohio found no evidence of natural gas contamination from recent oil and gas drilling. The time-series study was the first of its kind in Ohio to examine methane in groundwater in relation to natural gas drilling. The results were published in the journal... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched of an R&D partnership to optimize powertrain design processes for the group’s future vehicles. The aim of the partnership is to accelerate the use of digital simulation techniques in the design, development and testing of powertrains and increase model predictability. In... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Irizar e-mobility officially inaugurated its plant in Aduna, Spain. The plant will not only manufacture electric buses, but also other types of industrial vehicles complementing the electromobility needs of cities. The new plant has an initial capacity of 1,000 vehicles per year. At the start of production, the plant was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
UK-based renewable power generator Drax will pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative. The demonstration project will see Drax partner with C-Capture and invest £400,000 (US$539,000)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Recent predictions are that cheaper batteries and the falling cost of manufacturing will accelerate market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) to up to 35% of the global auto fleet within the next two decades. To assist state and local governments anticipating this type of growth in PEVs, the National... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo. Standard on LT and RST trims, the new engine delivers an SAE-certified 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft (472 N·m) of torque—22% more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it replaces. Developed specifically for truck... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer updated versions of the proven 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), based on Tula’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology. (Earlier post.) This industry-first cylinder deactivation technology enables the engines to operate in 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize power... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), signed the financing for its Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP) located in the Atacama desert, in Chile. This will allow the company to finalize the construction of the first combined CSP and photovoltaic project... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 awards, including 15 projects focused on high density hydrogen storage, innovative ionomers (ion-containing polymers) in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layers, and membranes for electrochemical production... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress