USPS Electric Vehicle Study Challenged By U-M Analysis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 02:24:07 +0000

ACS Publications: Abstract “The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to purchase 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs) between 2023 and 2032. The USPS submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for two NGDV procurement scenarios: (1) 90% internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and 10% battery electric vehicles (BEVs) (‘ICEV scenario’) and (2) 100% BEVs (‘BEV scenario’). To correct several significant deficiencies in the EIS, we conduct a cradle-to-grave life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of these two scenarios.”

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University of Michigan Reveals “Aevum” Solar Racecar

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:05:18 +0000

If you’ve ever read about or followed solar car racing, you figure out pretty quick that it’s not like other races. The cars generally don’t go very fast, sometimes averaging only 15 MPH. The challenge is how fast the vehicles can go powered only by the sun on their backs, and with today’s solar technology, […]

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Researchers Make Progress on Several Power Projects

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:15:27 +0000

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Researchers at a few prominent universities have published findings on recent power-related projects. At Cranfield University in the UK, hydrogen production technology is advancing with an eye on cost and carbon reductions; researchers at the University of Michigan released best practices for extending lithium-ion battery life; and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study found […]

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Responsible Battery Coalition Applauds University of Michigan Research on Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Calls Research “Important Step” in Educating Consumers About Extending Battery Life

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:22:54 +0000

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries — applauded research published today by the University of Michigan (U-M) in the Journal of Energy Storage on best practices for consumers for extending the life of lithium-ion batteries, as well as the cost savings associated with minimizing degradation

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ASR Says It Has A Parachute For Every eVTOL Aircraft

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 02:59:53 +0000

Switchblade with ASR XRD. Photo: Courtesy ASRAviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes. I recently spoke with Larry Williams, CEO of ASR, on how the company’s parachute technology works, its application for eVTOL aircraft, and public perception

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