Two H2 standards: SAE has issued two technical standards: SAE J2601, “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”, and SAE J2799, “Hydrogen Surface Vehicle to Station Hardware and Software.” The standards were designed to harmonise hydrogen fuelling for both 35 MPa and 70 MPa pressures internationally.
Flywheel fuel savings: Volvo engineers report savings of up to 25% of fuel with their Flybrid KERS in operation at the rear axle of an S60. While the system will not go into production as it is, they said that after 2020 some sort of KERS would be “inevitable on production cars.”
autocar.co.uk via greencarreports.com
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Save the copper: Toyota has developed a copper-recycling process that reproduces copper with a purity of 99.96%. Part of the process is the crushing of a car’s wiring assembly and seperating the copper by examining differences in buoyancy and using magnets. Together with Yazaki, Toyota wants to increase recycled copper production to 1,000 tons per year.
Honda’s Smart Home produces more energy from renewable sources than it can use in a year and can thus power the included Fit EV easily. The model house stands on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis and awaits its yet to be selected inhabitants shortly.
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