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The Hubcap: October 2017

5 Ways Alternative Fuels Aid Response to Hurricanes and Natural Disasters

Back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated parts of Houston and Florida and left millions of residents in the dark. The long lines and “out of fuel” gas station signs are reminders that most of the transportation sector still relies on gasoline and diesel. However, in a number of cities and states, alternative...

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Ten at the Top kicks off Connecting Our Future initiative

Ten at the Top is embarking upon an initiative called Connecting Our Future, focused on increasing mobility and connectivity while reducing traffic congestion across the Upstate. The initiative was kicked off with an event on October 18th at the TD Convention Center. The kickoff event included breakout sessions focused...

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EVs & the Southeast Grid 2.0
​November 15-16, 2017
Château Élan
Braselton, GA

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Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

The Energy Department announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy...

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Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be making these announcements at an increasing clip, especially now that ...

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Transportation Accounts for Nearly Three Quarters of Petroleum Consumption

The transportation sector consumed 71.4% of all petroleum in the United States in 2016. The industrial sector consumed 22.8% and the combined residential and commercial sectors consumed just 5.1%. The electric utility sector consumed the least petroleum accounting for less than 1%.
Within the...

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

Proterra and LG Chem step up their battery game.

If you think Tesla’s 300-plus-mile battery range for its electric cars is a big deal, here’s a new world record that triples that figure.

On Tuesday, electric-bus startup ...

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