Alternative Fuels, Solar Panels, Fuel Cells, getting off the dependence of oil

Mercedes-Benz pays CA $285.6M for dieselgate

2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz Daimler Group will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for repairs at no cost to those owners if and when the settlement is approved by the Court. California will receive $285.6 million Violations were found in 2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and Sprinter delivery vans Another major automaker has [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:21-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: California, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Mercedes-Benz|0 Comments

Joe Biden electric highway electrify home

The ability and technology Vice President Joe Biden attended the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2017 and talked about electric cars and 25,000 miles of electric highway. “The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they’re job creators too,” as Biden entered the hall and headed to the Chrysler products. As the [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:28-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

HYUNDAI DELIVERS FIRST 2019 NEXO FUEL CELL SUV

Geek geeks out over Hyundai fuel cell NEXO is the World’s First and Only Hydrogen-Powered Production SUV NEXO has an EPA-estimated, Zero-emissions Range of 380 miles NEXO Benefits from Substantial Hydrogen Infrastructure of 42 Stations in California FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 – As California continues to lead the nation in clean air initiatives, [...]

By |2020-09-15T10:40:58-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai|0 Comments

Hyundai and SK ~ Battery as a Service (BaaS)

Battery technology and infrastructure Collaboration to cover diverse areas including EV battery sales solutions, battery reuse, and recycling Strengthen the stability of the battery supply chain and maximize added value by creating a virtuous cycle of resources Two parties to enhance the competitiveness of battery reuse business in the EV era Hyundai Motor Group continues [...]

By |2020-09-11T07:54:42-07:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Alternative vehicles, batteries, Hyundai|0 Comments

General Motors uses Analog to go wireless

wireless battery management system, or wBMS General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost entirely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, Inc., will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a [...]

Impact of COVID-19 on energy and emissions

The impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on global energy demand and CO2 emissions The current Covid-19 pandemic is, above all, a global health crisis. As of the 28th of April, there were 3 million confirmed cases and over 200 000 deaths due to the illness. As of the 8th of  September, there were 27 million [...]

General Motor’s global electrification strategy

GM taking Electric Vehicles globally It has to be a difficult time to be making long-term decisions for any global company. As General Motors expands its IQ brand (are they calling it that yet, or just naming all their electric cars ending in IQ?) multiples challenges are looming; COVID-19, trade uncertainty, flooding in China, bureaucracy [...]

Fifteen states go after trucks for emissions

Action plan to eradicate toxic diesel emissions by 2050 If trucks and buses only account for 4 percent of vehicles on the road, why are fifteen states going after them? Because trucks are responsible for nearly 25 percent of total transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, emissions from trucks are the fastest-growing source of [...]

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Where will the electricity come from for electric vehicles?

Electricity from solar PV increased from 88.7 GWh in 1990 to 315.5 TWh in 2018, achieving a 33.9% annually Solar Panels are the fastest of all renewable electricity technologies The United States, the largest producer among OECD countries, increased production from 183 GWh in 2000 to 87.2 TWh in 2018, reflecting a 38.9% average annual [...]

By |2020-01-27T21:55:33-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), electricity|Tags: |0 Comments
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