$9M in Volkswagen mitigation funds available in California for zero-emission Class 8 freight and port drayage trucks

Starting August 9, 2022, applications will be accepted in California for replacement of eligible Class 8 trucks with zero-emission technology. Approximately $9 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants throughout California from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for Class 8 zero-emission freight and port drayage trucks, which also include waste haulers, [...]

By |2022-08-09T03:02:54+00:00August 9th, 2022|AV|

In 2021, the average American traveled 9 times farther by road than by air

by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This post examines the distances that the average American traveled by passenger road vehicle and by plane in 2021. In both instances, the distances to be compared are person miles. The derivation of person miles traveled by air is straightforward from the available monthly data: In 2021, the airline [...]

By |2022-08-09T03:02:54+00:00August 9th, 2022|AV|

Fisker finesses the Inflation Reduction Act tax credit changes with binding sales contract; “Transition Rule”

The US Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, with nearly $400 billion in funding over 10 years for climate- and energy-related programs; among the myriad provisions in the 755-page bill are changes to the electric vehicle Federal tax credit of $7,500. The bill renews the credit starting in January 2023, and carries it through [...]

By |2022-08-09T03:02:54+00:00August 9th, 2022|AV|

Aramco researchers co-optimize piston bowl and injector for light-duty GCI engine using CFD and ML

Researchers in the Transport Technologies Division of Saudi Aramco have used using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and advanced machine learning (ML) techniques to co-optimize the piston bowl and the injector design of a gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine. The optimum ML design provided similar performance at mid-load but a 3.8% – 4.5% reduction in fuel [...]

By |2022-08-09T03:02:54+00:00August 9th, 2022|AV|

DOE to award up to $32M to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas sector

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $32 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002616) toward the research and development of new monitoring, measurement, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States. The United States has more than two million active, abandoned, [...]

By |2022-08-09T03:02:53+00:00August 9th, 2022|AV|

BorgWarner on track for ~$3.7B of electric vehicle revenue by 2025

Based on new business awards and actions announced to date, BorgWarner believes it is already on track to achieve approximately $3.7 billion of electric vehicle revenue by 2025. The company now expects its 2022 electric vehicle revenue to grow to approximately $850 million—more than double what it was in 2021. BorgWarner has been growing its [...]

By |2022-08-08T03:02:35+00:00August 8th, 2022|AV|

Benchmark: flake graphite production in Africa set to overtake China this decade

Africa could overtake China as the world’s largest producer of natural graphite for lithium ion batteries as soon as 2026, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, in a sign of the continent’s growing importance to the electric vehicle supply chain. Benchmark forecasts Africa to increase its share of global graphite production from 15% in 2021 to [...]

By |2022-08-08T03:02:35+00:00August 8th, 2022|AV|

Michigan awards $285K to new mobility initiatives that improve roadway safety and sustainability, and customer service

Michigan will enable four new mobility services to help address challenges across the state related to sustainable transit, roadway safety, parking and staffing shortages in the service industry. In partnership with key universities, four companies—Bluecity, GEKOT Inc., Mouvit and Nimbus—will receive $285,000 in total funding through the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MMFP) to test and [...]

By |2022-08-08T03:02:35+00:00August 8th, 2022|AV|

Storengy chooses MAN Energy Solutions methanation reactor to produce syngas at French wastewater treatment plant

MAN Energy Solutions will provide a methanation unit for a wastewater treatment plant in Pau, France. A public call for tenders by the urban community of Pau Bearn, Pyrénées —related to the construction of a new sludge-treatment unit for a wastewater treatment plant—has been won by a temporary consortium of companies led by Suez Eau, [...]

By |2022-08-08T03:02:35+00:00August 8th, 2022|AV|

Argonne releases new cradle-to-grave lifecycle analysis of US LDV vehicle-fuel pathways

Argonne National Laboratory has published a new cradle-to-grave (C2G) lifecycle analysis (LCA) of US LDV vehicle-fuel pathways. The report was prepared by Argonne researchers and members of the US Drive Integrated Systems Analysis Technical Team. This analysis builds on a previous comprehensive life cycle analysis, updating that study’s 2016 assumptions and methods. US Drive—United States [...]

By |2022-08-07T03:01:57+00:00August 7th, 2022|AV|
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