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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insVolvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. seconds.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. A 0.25

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SAE REX: PHEVs and REEVs could open door for advanced combustion regime engines

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The REEV or PHEV also may present opportunities for more novel power sources such as turbines (Wrightspeed), fuel cell stacks (Nissan) or aluminum-air batteries (Phinergy and Arconic), speakers suggested. If PHEVs are going to play a big role, what is the fuel source for that? How efficient will it be? Not the only one. UDDS).

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6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has six recently launched applied battery research (ABR) projects as part of its Vehicle Technologies portfolio. TIAX proposes that using a blended Si/hard carbon anode will allow the design of cells capable of delivering high energy during EV operation and high power during HEV mode of the battery.

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Porsche spent €2.2B on R&D in 2016; PHEVs, Mission E BEV, digitalization

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billion) on R&D to prepare for mobility of the future with an emphasis on plug-in hybrid vehicles; the battery-electric Mission E vehicle; and overall digital transformation. In FY 2016, Porsche spent €2.2 billion (US$2.4 Digitalization is more than an investment in the latest technologies. FY 2016 was the company’s most successful. billion.

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GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle SystemsGKN Driveline is expanding its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. Automakers are now equipping a new generation of compact vehicles with GKN electric drive technology.

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Daimler managers to drive PHEV company cars

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As policy, Daimler managers will be driving electrified company cars—mainly its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. In a pilot project in the wider Stuttgart region, managers across different levels have been driving the battery-electric B 250 e since April 2015. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insOla Källenius.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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direct injection engine as well as its new-generation liquid-cooled, high-performance ternary lithium battery pack. l/100 km (131 mpg US).

Toyota doubles the electric range in the new version of Prius PHEV with 8.8 kWh pack

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Toyota unveiled the new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Batteries Hybrids Plug-ins

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the large SUV covers up to 56 kilometers (34.8 The lithium-ion battery pack comprises 168 cells.

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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The Audi e‑tron quattro concept provides a preview of the production battery electric SUV planned for early 2018, said Prof. Tiguan GTE PHEV.

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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 has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants.

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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 has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants.

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Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At a press event in Tokyo to lay out his future vision and direction for the company, Honda Motor President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the company will strive to make two-thirds of its overall unit sales from plug-in hybrid/hybrid vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles such as fuel cell vehicles and battery EVs by around 2030.

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CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings.

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Borgward picks SAP, LG and Bosch as strategic partners in electric mobility; PHEVs and EVs

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle ManufacturersBorgward. The original company was established just after World War I by Carl F.

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UC Riverside reinforcement-learning-based real-time energy management system can improve PHEV efficiency by almost 12%

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have demonstrated that a new, data-driven, reinforcement-learning-based, real-time energy management system (EMS) can improve the efficiency of current plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by almost 12% compared to the standard, binary mode control strategy.

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Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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Planning for agency fleet composition such that by 31 December 2020, zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) account for 20% of all new agency passenger vehicle acquisitions. By 31 December 2025, ZEVs and PHEVs should account for 50% of all new agency passenger vehicles.

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Lux: plug-in vehicle battery market to hit $10B in 2020; 6 carmakers = 90% of demand; VW to show most growth

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Just six large carmakers will account for 90% of the battery demand: Tesla, BYD, Volkswagen, General Motors (GM), Renault-Nissan and BMW.

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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The electric motor is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The high-voltage battery takes just 5.8 seconds.

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Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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Lux Research analysts assessed opportunities in the battery market for electric vehicles in light of Panasonic’s dominant position.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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In addition to battery again and life cycle analysis, the project is exploring smart grid interfaces; bi-directional charging; second life—i.e.,

Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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In battery hold mode, the system conserves the available electrical energy, and charges the battery in battery charge mode. hours.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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The battery pack for the iEV6S will comprise approximately 3,000 of Samsung SDI’s high-performance 18650 battery cells. JAC Motors iEV6S.

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Volvo Cars unveils CMA-based 40 series concepts; battery-electric and PHEV versions; first production in 2017

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Our new battery electric powertrain variant opens yet another exciting chapter in the unfolding Volvo story. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

Volvo Pulls Back Curtain on XC60 PHEV

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Using the Hybrid Mode, the XC60 is estimated to average 50 mpg, with a range of 600 miles (that includes the 35 miles running only on battery power).

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CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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Historical prices and future cost predictions for lithium-ion batteries. kWh average pack size for PHEVs and double the 42 kWh average for BEVs.

Mercedes-Benz to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017; GLE PHEV coming soon

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In 1982, at the same time as it was launching the Mercedes-Benz 190, the predecessor of the C-Class, Mercedes-Benz also presented the first concept vehicle with a hybrid drive in which the battery was charged by a two-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. Earlier post.). Background. 2012: E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. 2013: S 400 Hybrid.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now able to supply vehicle-to-home (V2H) power

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Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV is now also able to supply electrical power to the home in Japan using the SMART V2H (vehicle-to-home) system made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the EVPower Station made by Nichicon Corporation and the Tsubaki eLINK made by Tsubakimoto Chain Co. Brief

USABC reopens 4 RFPIs for development of advanced high-performance batteries for start/stop, 48V HEV, PHEV and EVs

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USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for 12V Start Stop Vehicle Applications. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

Hyundai introduces IONIQ: compact car with BEV, PHEV or HEV powertrains

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insThe new car’s name references elements of its creation. million vehicles globally.

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BMW has sold more than 100,000 EVs and PHEVs worldwide over three years

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales Vehicle ManufacturersThe BMW Group has now delivered more than 100,000 purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids to customers worldwide since the launch of BMW i in November 2013. More than 80% of BMW i3 customers worldwide are new to BMW. Earlier post.). Earlier post.)

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Mercedes-Benz publishes lifecycle analysis of its first PHEV SUV: GLE 500 e

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kWh Li-ion battery pack. The best result is achieved when renewable energy is used to charge the batteries. Earlier post.). to 71.2

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PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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Electric (Battery) Engines Europe Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-insAs part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan ( earlier post ), PSA Group will focus on diversifying its offerings with plug-in hybrid gasoline systems and next-generation electric powertrains.

Report: Mitsubishi Motors resuming production of Outlander PHEV after battery problems; 18,000 vehicle backlog

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MMC) is restarting production of the Outlander plug-in hybrid after about a five-month suspension due to battery problems. Mitsubishi Motors’ investigation found that batteries that had been improperly dropped as part of the screening process were included in supplies from Lithium Energy Japan. Earlier post.). million vehicles in June.

Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Optima PHEV and Niro hybrid. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Cells Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-instrillion won (US$10.2

Honda discontinuing Civic Hybrid, Civic natural gas model, Accord plug-in hybrid; new BEV, PHEV models coming

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This will be followed by an all-new battery electric model and the all-new plug-in hybrid model. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-insBoth of these products with the end of the 2015 model year. Honda currently is selling the MY 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid. from the same period in 2014, to 9,257 units total.

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Ford, LG Chem team reports 1st cradle-to-gate LCA for mass-produced battery pack in commercial BEV; cell manufacturing key GHG contributor

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The researchers based their assessment on the bill of materials and energy and materials input data from the battery cell and pack supplier (LG).

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BMW sold 4,504 EVs and PHEVs worldwide in April; X5 PHEV nearly 10% of all X5s sold

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The BMW Group sold 4,504 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world in April. The top three markets for these vehicles were the US, Scandinavia and the UK. Global sales of the all-electric BMW i3 increased 50.7% compared with the same month last year (1,854), with overall sales for BMW i up 29.4% on the month (2,181).