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Chinese Giants Changan, FAW, & Dongfeng Form Global Partnership

On the 1st of December 2017, Changan Automobile signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with FAW Group and Dongfeng Motor Corporation. The signing happened in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Changan Automobile, FAW Group, and Dongfeng Motor Corporation are all state-owned enterprises

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Under Paris agreement, electric cars will hurt oil demand well before power supply: report

Electric vehicles have the potential to upend energy markets as their adoption becomes more widespread. But how much of an effect will they have? And on which specific markets? According to a recent report by Wood Mackenzie, the global power grids are likely safe for quite a while, but another market may be turned on its head. DON'T MISS: Decline...

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First all-electric NEVS 9-3 sedans (nee Saab) built in China two weeks ago

The company that bought the remains of Swedish carmaker Saab, known as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), finally celebrated the start of car production in China two weeks ago. NEVS first production vehicle is the 9-3 electric, of which it plans to produce 50,000 copies annually during phase one at its assembly facility in Tianjin, China. It...

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Chanje Electric Van = Serious Fleet Industry Game Changer (CleanTechnica Review, Part 1)

Over at CleanTechnica, we're always excited to see something new, something smart, and something designed clean from the ground up. Enter center stage, the Chanje electric van. The Chanje electric van is a serious fleet industry game changer in more ways than seems obvious

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World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. The world's fossil-fuel extraction, refining, and delivery industries are also faced with the reality that two centuries of burning their core products hurts the planet and has already exacerbated...

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MIT Teaching Systems Lab to address assessments in maker education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an early-concept grant for exploratory research to the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT . MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The two-year grant, Beyond Rubrics: …

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. A new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. The company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight...

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Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning

The tremendous recent growth of data science — both as a discipline and an application — can be attributed, in part, to its robust problem-solving power: It can predict when credit card transactions are fraudulent, help business owners figure out when to send coupons in order to maximize customer response, or facilitate educational interventions by forecasting when a student is on the cusp of dropping out. To get to these …

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New York: Lower the Cost of EV Charging with SmartCharge New York

FleetCarma has partnered with Consolidated Edison to help New York customers lower the cost of charging their electric cars through the SmartCharge New York program. In general, the electricity needed to charge a battery costs about half the price of gasoline. But utility rates vary depending on time of day. Charging your car during off-peak hours can save you a lot of money compared to peak rates and it helps the utility company to balance grid demand

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UN and IEA Tell Building Sector: ‘Go Zero Carbon’

Near-zero energy, zero-emissions buildings must become the global construction standard within the next decade for the world to have a chance of adequately fighting climate change, a joint statement by the International Energy Agency and UN Environment has warned. “While the energy intensity of the buildings sector has improved it is not enough to offset […] The post UN and IEA Tell Building Sector: ‘Go Zero Carbon' appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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An Exciting Year for Energy-Efficient Buildings in British Columbia

What an exciting year 2017 has been for high-performance homes and buildings in British Columbia. Across Canada's westernmost province, new projects are demonstrating what is possible at the highest levels of energy efficiency and paving the way for the widespread adoption of buildings that meet the needs of a low-carbon future. Meanwhile, new policies and […] The post An Exciting Year for Energy-Efficient Buildings in British Columbia appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Open-source entrepreneurship

Open-source software is free software whose underlying code, or “source code,” is also freely available. Open-source development projects often involve hundreds or even thousands of volunteer coders scattered around the globe. Some of the best known are the Linux operating system, the Firefox web browser, and the WordPress blogging platform. This past spring, MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science Saman Amarasinghe offered 6S194 (Open-Source Entrepreneurship), a new undergraduate course on …

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700,000 Tesla Model 3s Annually Just About Right, Says Musk

During a conference call on Monday with financial analysts to discuss a new bond offering, CEO Elon Musk let slip that his original estimate of annual Tesla Model 3 totals was about 200,000 short --- now he's saying that the all-electric car company will likely produce 700,000 units of the Model 3 annually one day

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Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up?

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be

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Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle Semiconductors

The prominent auto industry supply firm Bosch is planning to invest ~$1.1 billion into a new facility to manufacture semiconductors for use in self-driving vehicles, "smart city" infrastructure, and "smart homes." Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle …