The Hubcap

The Hubcap: July 2020

New Biofuels and Natural Gas Content Added to PCF Website

The Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition (PCF) has updated the Biofuels and Natural Gas sections of PalmettoCleanFuels.org.
 
This new content expands these sections to include new...

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The Plug in SC Program Provides Standardized Branding and Signage for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in South Carolina

The Energy Office has released an Energy Spotlight (PDF), highlighting the Plug in SC program.
 
Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF), an initiative of the Energy Office within the SC...

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2019 SC State Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Grants Fund Projects for Reducing Pollutants

Each year, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) receives an allocation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund the State Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) program. Diesel engines produce numerous pollutants that are harmful to human and environmental health. ...

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Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the first two Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience webinars? Recordings of those webinars are now available on the Energy Office YouTube channel.
 

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Clemson University Uses ‘Ghost’ Vehicles to Show How Self-Driving Cars Save Energy

A three-year research project has led to algorithms that help autonomous, wirelessly-connected vehicles anticipate the behavior of other vehicles to reduce braking and save energy.
 
The technology was developed by Clemson University mechanical engineering...

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The COMET and the University Of South Carolina Announce New Contract Partnership to Strengthen Transportation System in Columbia

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) and the University of South Carolina (UofSC) announced a new contract that will better serve the students of the university and unify and strengthen the transportation system in Columbia.
 
The annual contract for $1.5 million is...

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BMW Shares Insights on Mobility During the Pandemic: Less and Different

The primary focus of the analysis “Urban Mobility / Regulation after COVID-19” is on the current developments of megacities in China, the United States of America and the European Union. According to it, BMW Group data experts paint a comparable picture almost everywhere: Since the emergence of COVID-19, people’s...

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Grant and Local Investment Garner Greenlink Buses by 2023

As the only 2020 Federal Transit Administration Low or No Emission Vehicle Program grant recipient in the state, ...

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PERC Creates Online Learning Resources for Propane Autogas Fleets

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created online learning resources with educational information about propane autogas for fleets and service technicians that are starting to...

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Five Different Test Cycles Are Used to Determine Fuel Economy Estimates on New Light-Duty Vehicles

The fuel economy estimates that are shown on the window stickers of all new light-duty vehicles sold in the United States are a result of calculations and data from five different fuel economy test cycles conducted in a controlled laboratory setting.
  1. The city cycle represents driving in stop-and-go...

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Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations and Outlets: CCS or CHAdeMO

DC fast charging is important for reducing the charging times of electric vehicles (EV) and is critical to making long-distance EV travel practical. Although Tesla has a well-developed, proprietary supercharging network, two types of non-proprietary DC fast charging connectors are also used in the United States: SAE...

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