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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and the City of Yokohama will extend the one-year trial run of the first large-scale One-way Car Sharing Service in Japan, called “Choimobi Yokohama,” for another year. (Earlier post.) The service, which kicked off on 11... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Saft has received its third contract from San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE), a major California utility. Since the first utility-scale storage system was commissioned at the end of 2012, Saft received two additional contracts bringing the total to a... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture have awarded contracts worth a combined $210 million to three companies—Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy and Red Rock Biofuels—to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing drop-in biofuels. In total, these projects are... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million. Siemens, which beat CAF for the contract, will deliver a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Among the vehicles Kia brings to the Paris Motor Show will be the Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept, the first demonstration of Kia’s new diesel-electric mild hybrid technology. Kia is targeting a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15-20%... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid with overhead conductive charging station and pantograph extended. Click to enlarge. As previously announced (earlier post), Volvo Buses will officially launch the new plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Cadillac will expand its line-up with what it described as a “new, top-end, high-technology car”. The as-yet unnamed Cadillac will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The addition of this new Cadillac... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A recent Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a 10% blend of the new biofuel component farnesane. This was the first scheduled flight in Europe to run on this fuel mix. Farnesane is a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
by James Burgess of Oilprice.com In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The California Air Resources Board and the Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced their first joint cap-and-trade auction will take place 19 November 2014. The two jurisdictions have worked together for several years... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Gevo, Inc. has begun to produce and to ship isobutanol in railcar volumes. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol, with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to ethanol production... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Peugeot QUARTZ Concept. Click to enlarge. Peugeot will showcase the plug-in hybrid QUARTZ Concept for the Crossover segment at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The QUARTZ is based on the same EMP2 platform that underpins the new 308. The composite... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) is working with Tesla Motors as a preferred financing partner for their Model S, Model X and Roadster electric vehicles, offering up to 100% financing with a competitive annual percentage rate (APR). Tesla is also... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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A new study concludes that using ethanol can be a cost-effective approach to increasing the octane rating of the US gasoline pool. Source: ACS, Hirshfeld et al. Click to enlarge. A number of studies recently have pointed out that increasing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award, Top Safety Pick+, after a structural upgrade to improve small overlap protection and the addition of an optional front crash prevention system. Although the car didn’t get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
UK-based Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) has incorporated a US subsidiary, and has appointing Taylor Hansen as vice president responsible for the company’s North American operations. CPT specializes in the development of cost-effective tailpipe emission reduction measures achieved through low cost... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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BMW is using the AS8510, an integrated automotive data acquisition front-end integrated circuit (IC) from ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, to provide extremely accurate battery voltage and current measurements in its i3 electric... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Citroën will unveil its new C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept at the Paris Motor Show. With the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, Citroën is demonstrating fuel consumption of 2l/100 km (118 mpg US) through the use of optimized design with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has selected Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. (Earlier post.) Upon completion, the facility will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. DuPont has made... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
MAHLE has developed a piston ring with new technology that offers engine manufacturers improvements in weight, quality and overall value. MAHLE’s new “second” piston ring uses chrome-silicon steel to replace cast iron traditionally used for the second of three rings... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company, has created two sets of steel solutions to reduce the average weight of pick-ups, following on from the award-winning launch of its S-in motion catalogue for standard, C-segment cars. ArcelorMittal has refined... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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New BMW 518d sedan. Click to enlarge. BMW has introduced two variants of its new generation of 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engines in the 5 Series which boost the output of the new BMW 518d and new BMW 520d by another... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Prof. Armin Schnettler from Siemens’ central research department and Prof. Achim Kampker, Managing Director of StreetScooter, agreed to equip a StreetScooter EV with an innovative electronic and software architecture by end of 2014. Click to enlarge. Siemens will equipping an... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Joule, the developer of a process for the solar conversion of CO2 to liquid fuels, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DNV GL, a leading provider of technical assurance and advisory services to the energy industry. The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress