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Continental will use the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this coming January as the venue to present the eHorizon system for two-wheelers. The eHorizon system interconnects bikers, offers a shared platform to motorcyclist communities, and allows motorcyclists to... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, named LiquidPiston, developer of engines based on its High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC) (earlier post), as the winner of the 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, driven by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The Valeo and Siemens joint venture dedicated to high-voltage powertrains (earlier post) has begun operation. Named Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH, the JV is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany and is expected to have a total of around 1,000 employees. Valeo Siemens... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Amyris, Inc. has executed with its long-time partner Kuraray Co. a multi-year extension to their collaboration agreement for the use of Amyris’s Biofene branded ß-Farnesene in liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) and farnesene-based elastomer applications. (Earlier post.) This collaboration, which originally... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) plans (DE-FOA-0001708) to issue a funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0001628) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations, for the development of algae-based biofuels. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Volkswagen Truck & Bus’s Brazilian commercial vehicle brand (Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus) will invest ~€420 million (US$448 million) over the next five years into the steady renewal of its product portfolio, modernization of its plant in Resende, and the development... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Eco-Motive, a startup developing what it calls the first dual-fuel “H” engine (earlier post), revealed photos of a full-scale prototype of the Eco-Motive H-Motor. The prototype was completed in February 2016 and was built to reflect the engine configuration when... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
At the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City and Madrid pledged to remove diesel cars from their cities by 2025. The cities also pledged to incentivize alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure.... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Exceeding its initial program targets, the plug-in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (earlier post) has earned an electric-mode fuel economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). No other minivan has ever come close to this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The BMW Group is expanding the remit of its BMW i Ventures venture capital unit and creating a new fund of up to €500 million (US$531 million) over ten years to support it. The new fund will allow BMW i... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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A new study by a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) suggests that low penetration rates of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) can deliver significant fuel consumption benefits, but that the total travel time increases slightly. The study, presented... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Carbon specialist SGL Group is a development partner in the European joint development project INSPIRE (Integration of Novel Stack Components for Performance, Improved DuRability and LowEr Cost), which has been funded with a €7-million (US$7.4-million) award from Europe’s Fuel Cells... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Toyota Motor Corporation has approved Mentor Graphics’ Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR basic software stack for use in all Toyota vehicles. With this approval, global Tier 1 automotive suppliers can now leverage Mentor’s fast, resource-efficient AUTOSAR stack for the design and development... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $2.75 million of funding for its Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO) (FTA-2017-001-TRI). The ZERO program is to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technology Office (FCTO) has released the latest edition of an annual report showing that the average fuel economy of fuel cell electric buses from three fleets is 6.8 miles per diesel gallon... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched its TC Smartphone Navigation, a new, free smartphone navigation app available from 1 December. Toyota has been providing T-Probe traffic information—Toyota’s proprietary traffic congestion information based on big data collected from vehicles equipped with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Geographers from Dartmouth College and the University of Sheffield have provided new insight into the economic geography of commuter megaregions in the US by using an empirical approach that combines visual interpretation with statistical analysis. The findings appear in an... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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As part of a development project, researchers at Daimler AG and the Austrian CRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) applications specialist Secar Technologie GmbH have developed an innovative new CRP composite pultrusion process enabling carbon fibers and metal to be pultruded... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Effective today, Toyota CEO and President Akio Toyoda will assume the duties of president of the company’s newly formed EV Business Planning Department. (Earlier post.) Mitsuhisa Kato, Toyota’s Executive Vice President, Frontier Research Center, will also function as an EVP... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed leaving the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2022-2025 in place, based on its technical analysis that shows automakers are well positioned to meet the targets. The final... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The Wrights Group launched the new Wrightbus zero-emission double deck bus at a conference in London. The Wrightbus debuts a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline which will become available to power both single-deck and double-deck buses as it becomes fully... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions—which can use second-life EV batteries—by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs. This announcement... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Ford announced it will begin European testing of autonomous cars in 2017, as a Ford-commissioned survey of 5,000 adults showed how drivers would spend the time in self-driving cars. 80% said they would look forward to relaxing and enjoying the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
AmeriPride Services is taking delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year. AmeriPride will use the hybrid-electric F-59 trucks for uniform rental and linen supply delivery in North... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Intel has created a new organization called the Automated Driving Group (ADG), which will be solely dedicated to innovating the future of driving and designing the next generation of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous driving solutions. Intel’s ADG builds... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress