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Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020. The Volvo VNR Electric demonstration units will be based on the proven propulsion and energy storage technology currently... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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by Michael Sivak. This analysis was conducted to examine changes in traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States from 1991 through 2016. The raw data for the analysis were lane length (which takes into account all roadway lanes of travel) and distance traveled, both from the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The researchers selected 16 of the largest utilities companies in the country and... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have begun supplying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KLM, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO). The fuel is produced by World Energy. The initial phase of the arrangement aims to pave the way for longer term, more resilient supply chains for sustainable... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The Volkswagen brand’s Toolmaking unit is adding a 3-D printing center to its facilities in Wolfsburg. With the opening of the center, the unit is bringing the most highly advanced generation of 3-D printers to the Volkswagen Group, which will allow the production of complex vehicle parts in the future.... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Russian chemists from NUST MISIS have developed a new hybrid boron nitride/silver nanocatalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes it possible to get a full conversion of carbon monoxide at only 194 ˚C. This temperature is nowhere near the process’s record... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers led by a UMass Lowell mechanical engineering professor that is working to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust and other wood byproducts. The project is part of the Department of Energy’s Co-Optima... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Green Car Congress
JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Center located in Hefei, Anhui Province. The ceremony came two weeks after a strategic agreement was signed by Volkswagen Group China, JAC and SEAT to advance e-mobility in China (earlier post). Today’s groundbreaking... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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At CES 2019 in January, Honda will debut its Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system, co-developed with WiTricity—a bi-directional energy management system that has the potential to reduce CO2 and create new value for customers. Honda’s V2G solution leverages WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging platform, which creates a seamless and efficient two-way... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Bio-Hybrid GmbH, a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid (earlier post)—a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation—at CES 2019. The variable and electrically assisted vehicles will be showcased in Las Vegas in the Cargo and Passenger versions. At the same... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Blackburn Energy, Inc. announced immediate availability of RelGen, a new technology that eliminates dependency on a truck’s alternator to generate electricity. RelGen, an innovative solution applying the principles of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS), such as those used in Formula One racing, captures energy that otherwise is lost while braking,... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The BMW Group is investing around €200 million in its Munich plant in preparation for series production of the BMW i4 electric vehicle, which will be manufactured at the company’s headquarters starting in 2021. The BMW Group is pursuing the strategy of producing fully electric vehicles together with plug-in hybrids... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), which includes automotive brands Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, announced its long-term roadmap for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology: FCEV Vision 2030. Aligned with the roadmap, Hyundai Motor Group (The Group) will boost its annual fuel-cell systems production capacity to 700,000 units by 2030... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Daimler will buy more than €20 billion (US$23 billion) of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030, the company announced. The suppliers are already producing battery cells in Asia and Europe and are continuing to expand in Europe and additionally in the US. Daimler currently has battery cell supply... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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An international team of researchers has developed a manganese hydride molecular sieve that can be readily synthesized from inexpensive precursors and demonstrates a reversible excess adsorption performance of 10.5 wt% and 197 kgH2m-3 at 120 bar at ambient temperature with no loss of activity after 54 cycles. The team projects... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Next-Battery, a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. LVCHI AUTO group is a whole value chain operation platform company that focuses on new electric vehicles (EV), with targeted annual production of more than 500,000 vehicles. The global... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Researchers at KAUST have devised a bioreactor using chemolithoautotrophs—microbes that consume CO2 through their natural metabolism, spitting out small organic molecules as a byproduct—to convert industrial CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals. Chemolithoautotrophs are commonly found in the deep sea, in caves and hydrothermal vents, where conventional energy sources, such as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The new electric car brand Aion S—recently unveiled at Auto Guangzhou 2018 by GAC NE, GAC MOTOR’s new energy vehicle arm—will be the first line of cars to adopt Nidec’s fully integrated traction motor system (E-Axle) (earlier post). The super e-car with a driving mileage of more than 500 kilometers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Audi is now offering Audi on demand+ at another location in the northwest of Beijing. The company now covers an area of more than 300 square kilometers for its users. For added convenience, customers can alternatively pick up their desired car at the airport in the Chinese capital. Audi also... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Since early November, the cars chauffeuring the management board members of Robert Bosch GmbH have been running on fully renewable diesel. Known as “C.A.R.E. diesel,” this fuel is synthesized mainly from by-products and waste materials. Its supplier Toolfuel claims that C.A.R.E. diesel reduces the CO2 emissions of these cars by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
ABB is providing a substation for LG Chem’s electric car battery factory in Poland, Europe’s largest. Key equipment supplies include transformers, surge arrestors and gas insulated switchgear that will ensure safe and reliable power supplies. The new car battery plant in Kobierzyce, near Wroclaw will be capable of supplying up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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On 15 December, the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team will contest their first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah (KSA). At the heart of the car, which was developed for Season 5, lies the drivetrain: the Racing eDrive01. Drivetrain components:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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California had 8.64 plug-in vehicle (PEV) registrations per 1,000 people in 2017, followed by Hawaii with 5.12, and Washington state with 4.06, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). PEVs include both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Other states with PEV registrations per 1,000 people greater than two... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in western Sweden, fuel cell manufacturer Powercell Sweden AB, and JOAB, a manufacturer of truck bodies. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress