The Tommykaira ZZ electric roadster gets an artificial soundtrack from Roland. For drivers who prefer an aural punch from their otherwise quiet electric sports car, the musical equipment manufacturer Roland will give owners customizable sounds that respond to what the car is doing and driver inputs. The system can mimic the sounds of a conventional car, or it can provide a "spaceship" sound for an even more futuristic experience. Read more from Technologic Vehicles or from International Business Times, and just for kicks, check out the Tommykaira ZZ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the video above.

Neste has filed a patent for a gasoline composition using components from the company's NEXBTL renewable diesel process. The fuel uses up to 20 percent paraffinic bio-hydrocarbons, and can also incorporate other bio-compounds like ethanol, isobutanol, and EBTE. The resulting fuels increase the bio/renewable content of gasoline, and can be used in conventional engines. It also makes it possible to reduce harmful emissions and improve local air quality compared to fossil fuels. Read more at Green Car Congress.

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) has named Genevieve Cullen as President. The former EDTA Vice President will move on from directing policy to overseeing outreach. "I am excited to lead the organization in this critical growth phase for the industry," says Cullen. "I look forward to working with the members and all of electric drive's stakeholders to ensure our continued success in expanding the use of secure, clean and affordable electricity in transportation." Read more in the press release below.
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EDTA Board of Directors Announces Appointment of Genevieve Cullen as President

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Genevieve Cullen to the position of President. EDTA is the cross-industry trade association promoting the advancement of electric drive technologies and transportation, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles.

"As the electric drive market enters an exciting new phase, we are fortunate to have a leader with Genevieve Cullen's outstanding record and unique understanding of the industry to advance EDTA's mission," said Tracy Woodard, the chair of EDTA's Board of Directors.

Ms. Cullen previously served as EDTA Vice President, developing and leading the organization's policy program. As president, she is overseeing the organization's outreach to stakeholders, policymakers, consumers and the media to accelerate the adoption of electric drive technologies. "I am excited to lead the organization in this critical growth phase for the industry," Cullen said. "I look forward to working with the members and all of electric drive's stakeholders to ensure our continued success in expanding the use of secure, clean and affordable electricity in transportation."

EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and conferences. The association's membership includes vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, government agencies and others. For more information about EDTA, visit www.electricdrive.org.


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