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'The Ray': The Smartest Road in the U.S. Is Hidden Away in Rural Georgia

By Vineeth Joel Patel
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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

Pathway to 2030: Transform the Light-Duty Transportation Sector Through Electrification

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In contrast to the electricity and heat sectors, emissions from transportation are effectively unchanged since 1990. Vehicle electrification provides a promising pathway, as cost and performance of the underlying battery technology has seen step-change improvements in recent years. The automotive industry is responding with scores of plug-in vehicle models arriving in the showrooms of most every manufacturer in the next few years.

Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries and Social Sustainability

By Evan Leon, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active material (for example, lithium cobalt oxide, LiCoO2) that receives positively charged lithium ions during the battery’s discharge (see image on upper-right). (Source: https://sites.psu.edu/hjoisrclbl )

Honda Partners on General Motors’ Next Gen Battery Development

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DETROIT and TOKYO, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly for the North American market.

Electrified Fleet Vehicles and Mass Transit Gaining Momentum

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Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes. Removing fossil fuels from mass transit will go far in reducing that carbon footprint.

Enhancing Mobility in a Congested World

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Last week, Maven Gig launched in Austin, a city ranked at the top of best cities lists with accolades such as “Greenest City in America,” and rated as one of the Best Cities for Recent College Grads. The Austin launch marked the first all-electric fleet for Gig, utilizing the Chevrolet Bolt EV as the sole vehicle offered.

GM Reaffirms Path to an All-Electric, Zero Emissions Future

Increased Bolt EV production announced as Mary Barra takes center stage at CERAWeek 2018
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Speaking at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Wed., March 7, 2018, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra reaffirmed the company’s strategy for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

The Ray Is a Stretch of Highway Paving the Way for the Future of Motoring

By Albert Khoury
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The Ray is featured in Digital Trends

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The Ray is featured in Digital Trends

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Wins 2018 Best New Car Award From Good Housekeeping

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  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.
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  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
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Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.

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