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PowerCell Sweden Launches New Fuel Cell Study (Hydrogen Fuel News)


PowerCell Sweden, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel, has launched a new study project that is aimed at the development of a new system that is able to store and produce hydrogen through the use of excess electrical power from renewables. PowerCell has partnered with Hydrogen Sweden, Wallenstam AB, and Midroc Automation …

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Aston Martin and Letv Make Agreement on Connected Electric Vehicles (Pure Green Cars)


Aston Martin and Letv signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a research partnership for the development of connected electric vehicles.  The technologies researched from this agreement could feature in the future RapidE, the first all-electric Aston Martin. The new research partnership will also begin a feasibility study focused on bringing …

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Eaton and Nissan Partner on Energy Storage (Eureka)


Eaton and Nissan have partnered to combine their expertise in power electronics and lithium-ion batteries respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive energy storage and control technologies to the market. Nissan’s lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries are given a ‘second-life’ in these uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, where they can be stacked and …

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ZEV Alliance Plan to Make Every New Car Emission Free by 2050 (Green Car Reports)


Members of the International ZEV have committed to making all cars in their jurisdictions emission-free by 2050.  The Alliance was first announced in September, and has since grown to include 12 more members–encompassing European nations, U.S. states, and one Canadian province.  Several of the participants in the Alliance–including California–also signed …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Advocates for Carbon Tax (Hybrid Cars)


Removing hidden subsidies and imposing a fee on carbon, Musk told audience members at public research school Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, will hasten the switch from fossil fuels to greener energy sources.  Musk said; ” “So how do we accelerate this transition away from fossil fuels to the sustainable era? …

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Renault and Eneco Join Forces for Smart Charging Solution (Electric Cars Report)


Renault and Eneco have signed an agreement to collaborate on a smart charging solution for electric vehicles at COP21 Paris conference.  Eneco subsidiary Jedlix will develop a version of its smart charging app, to adapt it to Renault ZOE. This app makes it possible to charge electric cars using renewable …

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The World’s Greenest Cruise Ship will Sail in 2020

Read the full press release below: Paris, France – The design for the world’s “greenest” cruise ship has been finalised, and its maiden voyage in 2020 will be announced at COP21. The plans for this whole-system, future-ready 55,000 ton cruise ship have been developed by a world-class team of over …

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US DOE to Advance Research into the Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and its Byproducts (Green Car Congress)


The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 10 projects to receive funding for research in support of the lab’s program on Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts. The selected research projects will further program goals by focusing on the development …

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Volvo to Introduce Hybrid Buses to Navi Mumbai (Pure Green Cars)


Volvo is expanding its hybrid buses to India due to new incentives in the country.  To promote environmentally-friendly vehicles, the Indian government has recently launched the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme. Volvo has sold more than 2,300 hybrid buses to over 20 countries. …

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