Vanderbilt Improves Batteries With Quantum Dots; Ryder Uses Biomethane
Here's what happened at the 2015 World Solar Challenge. Iron pyrite nanoparticles improve battery performance. The army will test a fuel cell vehicle from GM. Two Ryder stations are switching to biomethane.
CT Funding Government EV Fleets And Chargers; ACEEE Calculates EISA Savings
Fuels America calls out Big Oil on false info. A 2007 bill saves oil, emissions and money. Honda opened a CNG station at its property in Troy, OH. Connecticut funds EVs and chargers for state agencies and municipalities.
Tesla Plans Mexico Launch; Enevate Announces Ultrafast Charging
Jeffrey Katzenberg credits Tesla for saving his life in a crash. Elon Musk tweets about Tesla's Mexico plans. Enevate announces ultrafast charging for its Li-ion batteries. Emterra opens new CNG station near Toronto.
Fully Charged interviews the people involved with Formula E. Scania Euro 6 natural gas buses help Cartagena, Colombia curb pollution. Team Uber Qik earns Guinness World Record for least non-driving time in cross-country trek.
The Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel was supposed to go on sale in the summer of 2014 with gasoline and compressed natural gas for power. However, delays surrounding its CNG system mean that they still aren't at dealers.
Volkswagen Car-Net lets user control vehicle functions from the Apple Watch. Chevrolet adds CNG capability to its Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab. UPS has made a deal to source renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels.
UPS adds 1,400 CNG trucks to its fleet, and builds CNG stations. Renault Twizy joins Bolloré carsharing service in Lyon, France. Ethanol and gasoline average 26-cent difference in price per gallon after a period of volatile gasoline prices.
A bill working its way through the California State Assembly wants to spur green car sales by cutting the sales tax on them by more than half. The legislation applies to EVs, hydrogen fuel cells, plug-ins and compressed natural gas models.
Carnegie Mellon University makes interesting observations regarding the Nissan Leaf in different parts of the country. Charger manufacturer CTEK licenses magnetic near field wireless charging technology from WiTricity. A study shows that switching trucking fleets from diesel to natural gas could have some advantages, but environmental benefits aren't so clear.