New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year


Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has Chanje is a privately held US-registered corporation with technology and investment from its co-founding partner, Hong-Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited. FDG Electric Vehicles Limited is a vertically integrated battery and electric vehicle manufacturer listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that engages in (i) vehicle design and the design, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles; Read more [...]

Daimler launches diesel plan; expands recall to >3M units, accelerating next-gen diesel launch


The Daimler Board of Management has approved a comprehensive plan for diesel engines consisting of a substantial expansion of the current service action for vehicles in customers’ hands as well as a rapid market launch of the completely new OM 654 diesel engine family (earlier post). Since March, Mercedes-Benz has offered its customers of compact-class cars an improvement in NOx emissions for one engine version. Approximately 45% of those cars have since been updated. A voluntary service action Read more [...]

Theology Ph.D. candidate Craig Iffland wins Newcombe Fellowship


Craig Iffland Craig Iffland, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theology, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is one of only 21 scholars from across the country to receive the award, the nation’s largest and most prestigious for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The fellowship will Read more [...]

Creating unity


An interactive public artwork is taking shape in front  of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library with the participation of staff, faculty and students. Called the Unity Project, the artwork, based on a concept developed by artist Nancy Belmont, is a response to the divisive nature defining the current U.S. political climate, said Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Goff in announcing the effort. "Nancy's hope for the project is to 'raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore Read more [...]

Can Any Republicans Vote For Hillary Clinton?


There are three options for conservatives that I can understand and one that is totally unforgivable.  Many conservatives and quite a few Republicans (including many who are planning to vote for Trump) have serious reservations about Trump.  Trump is the most flawed candidate the GOP have nominated in my life time.  Concerns about Trump are in the following areas:  Trump recent foreign policy pronouncements including recent comments on Ukraine.  Trump failed to grasp that Russia were already Read more [...]

Welcome to the Chinese Embassy


Protesters stand outside the Chinese Embassy in London ©Philip Robins/Newzulu/PA Images The Chinese government has hinted that if Britain does not give the go-ahead to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, then it will revise its future plans for investment in the UK. China is a part investor in the Hinkley project, along with the French government-owned company EDF and both are keen for the project to go ahead. But, as Prospect has reported the project is beset by problems of scale, Read more [...]

Tories under fire over bewildering and shambolic Hinkley C delay


  Labour has accused the government of sending the message that Britain can’t be trusted with large infrastructure projects, following the government’s announcement to delay a final decision on the nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point. ‘Ministers have claimed Britain is open for business after the referendum, but this delay could deter the investors we need to build a strong economy,’ commented shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner. ‘This is an appalling signal to send and a humiliating Read more [...]