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Production of Volvo Cars’ new XC60 mid-size SUV (earlier post) has begun at the company’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized... Continue reading
Posted 5 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
The California Assembly is considering a bill (AB-378) that would integrate air quality performance into the state’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) cap-and- trade program. Assembly Bill 378 was proposed by by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who heads the Assembly’s Committee on Natural Resources.... Continue reading
Posted 5 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
EPA is announcing $11 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Green Car Congress
NEVS and ICONIQ Motors will develop future vehicles under each brand. ICONIQ’s vehicles will be manufactured in the NEVS’ joint venture manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, while NEVS will use both its production facilities, in Tianjin and Trollhättan. As both... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Landi Renzo USA, a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A study by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has found that nanoparticles, such as those found in air pollution, can travel into the blood and accumulate... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
ABB has won a contract to supply electric bus charging infrastructure for a fleet of Volvo electric buses that will be operated by Transdev Blazefield in the UK from 2018. ABB will supply three HVC 300P charging stations and an... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
BASF and Argonne National Laboratory have reached a business resolution of their pending Li-ion battery patent disputes with Umicore. Umicore is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode material for lithium-ion batteries... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Toyota Motor Corporation has begun trial operations of the pressurized combined power generation system which has been installed at Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The hybrid power generation system combines the use of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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BMW is expanding the new generation of its highly successful 5 Series, with the addition of another M Performance model. The new BMW M550d xDrive is fitted with the most powerful 6-cylinder diesel engine ever offered in a BMW 5... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines. Formation and approval of the standard was led by Dr.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Continental’s Powertrain division is strategically focused on two parallel efforts. The first is the full value creation from the growing demand for the most efficient combustion engine technologies that also deliver the lowest emissions. The second is to benefit from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Mobileye has entered into an agreement with Nissan Motor to generate anonymized, crowd-sourced data to create next-generation precision maps utilizing Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) data generation technology. The maps will be used as a source of localization, foresight, and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) will add an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans (earlier post) to expand its self-driving program. FCA previously delivered 100 minivans, modified for self-driving, to Waymo during the second half of 2016. (Earlier... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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At the 38th International Vienna Motor Symposium this week, Continental is showcasing a 48-volt hybrid diesel vehicle which meets very stringent RDE (real driving emissions) limits on CO2 and NOx. The Continental Super-Clean Electrified Diesel combines electrification-based engine optimization and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Researchers from Sweden, Italy and Germany have proposed and demonstrated a novel full Li-ion cell that is able to cycle for thousands of cycles at 1000 mAg−1 with a capacity retention of 65% at cycle 2000. The cell uniquely combines a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Industrial and technology group thyssenkrupp has opened a new €10-million (US$10.9 million) development center for engine components in Dalian, China. The Group will concentrate its engine component development and prototyping activities at the 2,000 square meter development center in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation and KDDI Corporation, together with the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA), have begun verification testing on data collection for making connected taxis a reality. Such taxis, by communicating with data centers, are expected to make possible... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery in Finland are joining forces with the “Doughnut Trick” campaign. The oil used to fry Fazer Bakery’s May Day doughnuts will be recycled by refining it to produce Neste MY... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The DRIVEN consortium—led by artificial intelligence company Oxbotica, which is developing next-gen autonomous vehicles—will test a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford. These vehicles will operate... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Continental, in partnership with the French national weather service Météo-France, is testing a swarm weather service based on its eHorizon technology. eHorizon makes advanced use of navigation data for controlling vehicle systems to enable intelligent and safe vehicle navigation. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Four months after the launch of a successful pilot phase in Munich, Mercedes-Benz is gradually rolling out its Croove private car-sharing platform (earlier post) in other major German cities. The service began availability in Berlin in mid-April. The platform continues... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Ford Mustang, the top-selling sports car in the US over the last 50 years, became best-selling sports car in the world in 2016, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit global automotive registration data in the sports car segment. More... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles in the US was 2011; nearly 18,000 plug-in vehicles were sold. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. (Earlier post.) The pilot program is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress