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Solaris Bus & Coach has created a system to streamline and to support diagnostic solutions, to improve maintenance options and to facilitate the analysis of specialist data derived from its electric buses. Vehicles fitted with a remote diagnostic system called eSConnect will enable the producer to establish a database of... Continue reading
Posted 26 minutes ago at Green Car Congress
A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness. The study... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship and Kenworth T880 and T880S vocational leaders are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine (earlier post). Cummins Westport L9N Engine. The L9N engine is certified to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) optional low NOx standard of... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), a developer of echargeable nickle-zinc (NiZn) batteries (earlier post), has received $300,000—the first installment of a $600,000 investment—from Missouri’s Department of Economic Development (DED) fund as part of the state’s Venture Capital Co-Investment Program. The company will use the investment to hire employees, expand production,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of combustion-engined vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable non-petroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these unconventional fuels are compatible with next-generation engines was the aim of a new computational study on fuel ignition behavior at KAUST. A paper on their... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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ZF Marshall is launching the ZF S-Cam4 camera family that includes a single lens, mono-camera designed to help meet updated test protocols such as EuroNCAP pedestrian triggered automatic emergency braking (AEB), including a crossing bicycle AEB test. The new camera family also includes a premium three-lens TriCam4 version to support... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types. Penske will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Data collected on one-way household trips by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Household Travel Survey show that the majority (59.4%) of vehicle trips in the US in 2017 were less than six miles. A vehicle trip is defined as one start and end movement from location to location in a... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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US refineries are running at record levels in response to robust domestic and international demand for motor gasoline and distillate fuel oil, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). For the week ending 6 July 2018, the four-week average of US gross refinery inputs surpassed 18 million barrels per... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the joint venture between Nissan Motors and Dongfeng Motor Group, will accelerate the “Green 2022 Plan” rollout with a focus on green products, production and materials reuse. DFL plans to introduce 20 electrified (EV and e-POWER) models under its four brands by 2022, with Nissan... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
On the request of PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest metallurgical steel companies, scientists at Russia’s NUST MISIS have developed a new steel alloy called SeverCorr for oil-field pipelines that reduces the environmental risks of oil production and increases its efficiency. Severstal’s necessity to develop a new steel grade... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. Ford developed the Territory together with its joint venture partner, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC). Territory customers can choose between a fuel-efficient gasoline engine option; 48V mild hybrid with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (earlier post) has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production run cycle at 1.3 megawatts. Achieving the record power level with a 94% accelerator beam availability establishes a new baseline of operation as well... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The City of Candiac, Québec is hosting a long-term demonstration project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle to be used on public roads for the first time in Canada. In addition to the municipality’s involvement, the project is made possible by transportation company Keolis Canada, manufacturer NAVYA, the financial support... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Saudi Aramco, Air Products, and ACWA Power signed a Term Sheet to form an over $8 billion Gasification/Power joint venture (JV) located at Jazan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia. The JV will purchase the gasification assets, power block and the associated utilities from Saudi Aramco for more than $8... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will propose Regulation Number 20, Low Emission Vehicles (Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulations, CLEAR), to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to the AQCC at its regular meeting on 16 August 16. The proposed rule adopts California Low Emission Vehicle standards... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 31 Optare Metrodecker EV double-decker buses; the buses will be bought by Metroline and will be added to London’s fleet by next summer. The lightweight, fully electric Metrodecker has a passenger capacity of up to 99. A 200 kWh lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Kia Motors corporation unveiled its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs, including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts, while maintaining a headphone-free social space where passengers can converse freely. SSZ technology has... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Researchers in Norway report that the carbon efficiency of a conventional Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) process can be increased from 38 to more than 90% by adding hydrogen from renewable energy sources. The increased carbon efficiency is possible because the water gas shift reaction is avoided and instead a reversed water gas... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
HORIBA Europe GmbH has agreed to terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG, a manufacturer and supplier of R&D and EOL (end of line) test beds and turnkey solutions for the E-Mobility sector, with expertise in battery and fuel cell applications. FuelCon will become part of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems—a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
A new report by ABI research forecasts that a proportionately higher uptake of EVs in car-sharing fleets, and the higher utilization rates of those EVs, will result in global electric mileage share to exceed 20% by 2030. While consumer adoption of EVs continues to disappoint with only 2% of all... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
A study led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that, in the western United States, increases in aerosols from East Asia decreased the radiative warming effect induced by reductions in US emissions by 25% from 1980-2014. The open-access study appears in the AGU... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
A.P. Moller–Maersk and IBM announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain. TradeLens is a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency. IBM... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
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LeddarTech has delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) (earlier post) to select automotive partners which will be publicly disclosed at a later date this year. The LCA2 is the autonomous vehicle industry’s first 3D solid-state LiDAR (SSL) SoC and is available now to Tier-1 automotive manufacturers... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
Ionic liquids—neutral salts that attain a liquid state at temperatures mostly below 100 ˚C—are very effective in the pretreatment of biomass to make its cellulose highly accessible to cellulase enzymes that hydrolyze it into glucose for fermentation by microbes. However, ionic liquids are toxic to biofuel-producing microbes such as the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress