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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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For the infrastructure side, a common location for the wireless charging ground assembly—in the parking lot—will be determined in 2017.

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Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. California road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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design rather than the 6-ball setup of standard propshafts. Refinement of the driveline has also improved. The PVL joint uses a 10-ball bearing.

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Earlier post.) kWh high-capacity lithium-polymer battery pack.

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Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

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As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant data sets and advocated for their use at an electric-car "datathon" hosted by the White House. Putting theory into practice, Ford has now analyzed customer data to analyze how.

2017 26

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). As always, we’re honored to be chosen as the standards development organization for the world’s leading experts in yet another exciting and innovative industry.”.

2017 23

California ARB moves forward with climate and air quality actions

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For heavy-duty vehicles, the State SIP Strategy calls for combustion engine technology that is effectively 90% cleaner than today’s standards.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Earlier post.).

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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The system will initially feature on the Jeep Renegade built for the Chinese market by GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co.,

2017 46

13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Fuel Cells Hydrogen Policy Power Generation Power-to-Gas Standardstrillion and 1.72 million employees around the world. billion/year.

2017 35

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

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At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a.

2017 28

Volvo Trucks introducing OTA remote programming for trucks

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The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards. With Remote Programming, trucks no longer need to be removed from service and routed to a repair facility for certain powertrain software and parameter updates. Brief

2017 35

Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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It will enable drivers to charge their vehicles up to three times faster than is possible with a standard cordset. AeroVironment’s new charger will pair well with the TurboCord model that comes standard in the trunk of the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Brief

2017 35

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA is Silicon Mobility’s family of standard products for automotive applications.

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AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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The standard version has a storage capacity of 24.4 The first series production buses fitted with AKASOL-battery systems are expected in 2018.

2017 45

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. feet). —Fabien Redon. OPGCI.

2017 46

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

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The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards. New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its borders, and currently does not offer purchase.

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California ARB staff considering including alternative jet fuel in Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is considering including alternative jet fuel (AJF) in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Fuels and fuel blendstocks that have a CI higher than the applicable standard generate deficits. ARB staff is hosting a public working meeting today to consider the matter. Propane.

2017 16

Rail Management Services (RMS) orders 9 more Orange EV T-Series electric yard trucks

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Orange EV offers a range of configurations built to meet site-specific requirements while managing cost. Frankly, I was surprised. tons NO x , 1.6

2017 32

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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INEOS is determined that its new vehicle will offer a real and pure alternative to the current crop of standardized ‘jelly-mould’ SUV’s. Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. Brief

2017 35

POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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In January, test results of lithium carbonate first produced with lithium phosphate extracted from waste secondary batteries were verified to be equivalent to those of existing products in quality standards such as particle size, purity, charge and discharge efficiency and capacity. The purity of lithium can be raised to 99.9%

2017 35

First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. —David Pummell, CEO of Velocys. Brief

2017 35

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars. Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. But can automakers handle a sudden increase in.

2017 30

ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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Our research casts fresh doubt on automakers’ claims that the standards are too difficult and costly to meet. Source: The ICCT. for SUVs.

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place.

2017 26

Volkswagen and Mobileye partner on autonomous driving; REM in VWs in 2018

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Volkswagen and Mobileye will implement a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018. The agreement merges the data of different automobile manufacturers worldwide to create a single high-definition world map, creating a de facto industry-wide standard, Volkswagen said. Earlier post.). Mobileye N.V.

2017 28

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

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Among the guiltiest culprits were older diesel vehicles with minimal emission-control systems, particularly those built under the Euro 4 standard in effect through 2005. Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Paris emissions

2017 29

WiTricity collaborating with Nissan on wireless charging for EVs

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Both companies are participating in the SAE International J2954 standardization effort for wireless power transfer. The SAE J2954 Taskforce has been working since 2010 to develop the specifications and standards needed to achieve seamless interoperability. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Standards WirelesskW and 7.7

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Toyota delivers fuel cell bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government; more than 100 planned by 2020 Olympics

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In addition, the FC Bus is compliant with Non-Step Standards, making for easy boarding and exiting by elderly people and young children. Motor.

2017 26

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro). Earlier post.) Ioniq Hybrid.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai will later (Q4 2017) introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Ioniq (and Kia a PHEV version of Niro). Earlier post.) Ioniq Hybrid.

2017 26

GM expands B20 biodiesel lineup with new cars, crossovers and trucks

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General Motors is expanding its portfolio of B20-capable vehicles to include cars and crossovers, and will field the industry’s most expansive lineup of diesel-powered vehicles in 2017, John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty for GM Fleet, announced at the National Biodiesel Conference. Coupled with a 1.6L GMC Canyon.

2017 26

ICCT: New RDE regulations not enough to control diesel car NOx fully; additional actions required

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Total NO x emissions from passenger cars in the EU-28 are projected to decrease through 2030 as a result of the RDE program and Euro 6 standards.

2017 28

New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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The market launch will start in the spring of 2017. From the autumn of 2017 a 22 kW fast charger will be available as an option in Europe.

2017 23

Waitrose launches fleet of biomethane-fueled trucks with 500-mile range

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The carbon fiber tanks, which are already in use in the US, were adapted and certified for the European market by Agility Fuel Solutions, thereby offering significant advantages over the standard European set-up of eight steel gas tanks. They are quicker to refuel and easier to maintain. Brief

2017 26

Strong honeycomb cargo shelf in new Ford EcoSport SUV made of recycled paper; 6lb floorboard holds ~700 lbs of cargo

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Drivers opting for the 2.0-liter engine get Ford’s Intelligent 4WD standard. Not only is it strong, it’s superlight.

2017 23

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

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Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration. emissions EPA climate change CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2017 17

Sandia, Lawrence Livermore team improves solid-state H2 storage using nano-confinement; new paradigm for hydrogen storage

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2017) “Nanointerface-Driven Reversible Hydrogen Storage in the Nanoconfined Li–N–H System” Adv. The research appears on the cover of the 23 Feb.

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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “ SAE J2954 is to be tested in the next two years by vehicle automakers to be standardized at the end of 2018.

2017 13

Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI PowerDrive. regenerative braking capabilities.

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