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  • Velocys raises ÂŁ52 ($85) million for smaller scale GTL favicon Green Car Congress (Today) - On the heels of three new projects announced in the past three months, Velocys has raised approximately $85 million through an oversubscribed equity placing, priced at a premium to the market price. The new funds will be used to build upon the company’s recent successes...
  • Honeywell Global Turbo Forecast projects 49M turbocharged vehicle sales, $12B revenue per year by 2019 favicon Green Car Congress (Today) - The automotive turbocharging industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles with turbochargers annually by 2019, according to Honeywell Turbo Technologies’ 2014 Global Turbo Forecast. The continued growth of turbocharging technologies will be driven by requirements for manufacturers to meet...
  • Topsøe researchers analyze hydrotreating catalyst at single-atom level; potential for more efficient catalysts for cleaner fuels favicon Green Car Congress (Today) - Cover courtesy of S. Nygaard, Haldor Topsøe A/S. Click to enlarge. Researchers from Haldor Topsøe A/S have analyzed an industrial-style MoS2-based hydrotreating catalyst at the single-atom level using electron microscopy. With this method, the sites of single cobalt atoms, which are responsible for promoting...
  • Zero Motorcycles Presents Their 2015 Lineup | Intermot favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - So you know all those upgrades you did to your 2014 Zero S, SR, or DS to make it really kick ass? Well, for 2015, that’s all stock, including 10% more range you didn’t get. Unless you’re pulling a Terry Hershner. He did just...
  • $20,720 For 2015 Nissan NV200 favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan NV200 compact van, which is currently on sale nationwide. 2015 marks the vehicle’s third year of availability. Nissan said the 2015 NV200 now offers America’s best commercial van warranty, increasing basic limited warranty coverage from 3 years/36,000...
  • Passat Gets PHEV Version In Europe favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Volkswagen is preparing a PHEV derivative of its new European Passat. The eighth-generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and Volkswagen already announced it will show the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a...
  • Top 5 Best-Value Hybrid Sedans favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Of 23 hybrid sedans sold in the U.S., five of the best happen to sell the best in no small part because they’re the ones that deliver the best mpg compared to non-hybrid stable mates. And after all, isn’t that the reason why “hybrids”...
  • What A BMW i8 M Might Look Like favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - It’s been a BMW-heavy day, and rather than change course at the last minute, I’m heading full speed ahead with one last post; a rendering of what a BMW i8 M might look like via Carthrottle. The more they tell me I can’t have...
  • Rolls-Royce Drops Planned Electric, Diesel Models favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - In just five years of stewardship, BMW has quadrupled sales of the Rolls-Royce brand, which is in the process of engineering a next generation of super-luxury vehicles. There had been talk of building an all-electric or diesel model to comply with European emissions standards,...
  • Time Has Run Out For The Toyota RAV4 EV favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Three years ago, Tesla Motors and Toyota struck a deal to produce 2,600 battery-powered RAV4 EVs. The last of those electric crossovers has arrived in California to fulfill the deal, reports InsideEVs and with Toyota committing to its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, there are...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Reverse graffiti powered by Nissan Leaf; BMW introduces Wallbox Pro favicon Autoblog Green (Yesterday) - Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Etc., EV/Plug-in, BMW, Nissan, Europe/EU, North America, UK, USA, Videos BMW has a new, faster version of the Wallbox home EV charger. The Wallbox Pro offers 7.4 kilowatts, and can charge the BMW i3 to 80 percent in under three hours....
  • BMW teams up with Baidu in autonomous driving project in China favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - BMW’s autonomous driving research prototypes have already driven thousands of kilometers in highly automated—i.e. self-driving—mode on German highways. In February 2013, the focus shifted to European motorways when BMW launched a joint project with Continental. Now, BMW is embarking on a research project which...
  • BMW Wallbox Pro Offers Three Hour Charge For i3 Owners favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Plugging in at home is one of the most attractive qualities about owning an electric car, and the BMW Wallbox Pro will offer i3 owners the option of an 80% charge in as little as three hours. Add in a nifty touchscreen, a proximity...
  • Video: 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Hits The 12’s Already favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - In the world of high horsepower cars, every time a new sports car comes out tuners rush to be the “first” to take these cars to the next level of performance. Ford decided that with the 2015 Mustang, they wanted to be the first...
  • Roland Berger: Russian embargo against the Western automotive industry would hit Russia harder favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - A decision by Russia to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the European Union and the US over Ukraine by imposing strong Russian sanctions—i.e., an embargo—on car imports from Europe and the US could undermine a faltering Russian economy even more, according to a new...
  • Average Family Spent $2,600 On Gas Last Year favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Take a look at your bank account this morning. Now imagine if you had an extra $2,000 in there. If you drove a Nissan LEAF, Chevy Spark EV, or other electric car, that’s how much money you would have saved over driving an average,...
  • Magna providing composite liftgate assembly for BMW i3 EV favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Magna International Inc. is leveraging its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce an innovative, lightweight composite liftgate assembly on the BMW i3. Magna’s collaboratively-designed liftgate achieves the BMW i brand appearance and vehicle mass requirements through the use of a lightweight composite...
  • Argonne tool predicts economic impacts of building new natural gas stations favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new tool for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations. Called JOBS NG, the tool is freely available to the public. JOBS NG is designed to...
  • Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership Board approves CNG project for public transit, private fleet fueling favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board has approved a project seeking a private partner to develop compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also provide public access to the facilities. Through the project, the private partner will...
  • GM Touts How It is Concealing Gen-Two Volt favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was developed from 2007-2011, GM prided itself on its “transparency” but today it posted a press release touting how it conceals the development of that plug-in car’s successor. “The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive...
  • Camouflaging The 2016 Chevy Volt favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - GM has already let the world know that the 2016 Chevy Volt will be new and improved when it debuts at the North American International Auto Show in January. To build some extra hype they’ve released a series of camouflaged spy pics to start...
  • Kia To Show Optima T-Hybrid Diesel In Paris This Week favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - This week in Paris Kia will showcase its mild hybrid diesel “Optima T-Hybrid” which it first previewed March this year in Geneva. Powered by the company’s production 1.7-liter CRDi turbo diesel, Kia has paired a 48-volt battery and small electric motor which it says allows...
  • Cosworth May Return To Formula One favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Way back in the 60′s, two engine designers and builders, Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, decided to combine their talents. Their first Cosworth Formula One engine went into the back of a Lotus 49 driven by Jim Clark in 1967. It won its first...
  • Lamborghini Asterion Hybrid Could Bow This Week In Paris favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Little is known about the Lamborghini Asterion that will reportedly be revealed this week at the Paris Motor Show. The name “Asterion” comes from Greek mythology and speaks of a half-man, half-bull creature, hinting at its hybrid powertrain. The car looks to be a four...
  • Warm-Up Lap: Porsche 918 Spyder Inferno favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - It’s become almost a tradition that with the launch of a new supercar, the collective Internet waits with baited breathe for the first accident, fire, or racing failure, and the Porsche 918 Spyder is no exception. This weekend one of the $845,000 hybrid supercars...
  • Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) -
  • Autonomous Vehicles Facing Legal Obstacles favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Autonomous vehicles may be nearing technological readiness, but may be delayed for legal reasons. This is according an Autonomous Driving Legislation and Liability report by ABI Research released Friday. “Legislation and liability issues and uncertainties are expected to remain the main obstacles for autonomous vehicles...
  • Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire In Toronto favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Car fans are lamenting the likelihood that there will be only 917 out of 918 Porsche 918 Spyders remaining in the world after one appears to have been incinerated in Toronto over the weekend. The $845,000-plus plug-in hybrid supercar was seens in flames at a...
  • DLR measurements reveal noise-generating structures in engine jets favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fĂĽr Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have, for the first time, been able to use laser measurement techniques and microphones to make highly precise, simultaneous measurements of the sources of noise in the air stream behind an...
  • CXDI imaging reveals possible way to extend Li-ion battery lifetime, capacity favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - A new method developed for studying battery failures points to a potential next step in extending lithium-ion battery lifetime and capacity. Using a novel X-ray technique—coherent X-ray diffractive imaging (CXDI)—at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, researchers...

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