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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. Source: FEV.

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FEV showcasing plug-in hybrid transmission at SAE World Congress

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is showcasing its most recent transmission design at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich. FEV North America, Inc. The plug?in Brief

Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). Resources.

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Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor

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What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? Unveiled at the recent ITS World Congress in Detroit (via Sam Abuelsamid), the screen only measures 12.1 The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the Ford has one two, albeit a bit smaller.

Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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In Germany, renewable electricity generation will be 35 percent by 2020, and 50 percent by 2050. Perspective by The Townsend Company.

GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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For the second-generation, GM wanted to enhance the electric performance of the Volt. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range.

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Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

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The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Calcars continues to work with the Electric Auto Association members to bring a do-it-yourself kit to hybrid owners with moxie. HybridsPlus and EDrive have converted cars.

Protean Electric and FAW-VW developing production-intent electric propulsion system with in-wheel motors

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Cutaway of the Protean Electric in-wheel motor. In-wheel electric drive developer Protean Electric is partnering with FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., FAW-VW) in China to develop a new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric’s Protean Drive with intent towards a demonstration vehicle program and production.

FEV to Exhibit New 7H-AMT Electrically Assisted Transmission at SAE World Congress; Functionality for Hybrid or All-Electric Driving

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The 7H-AMT provides functionality for electric hybrid or all electric driving including stop-start and boosting / regeneration. FEV, Inc.

GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

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An electric motor-generator that provides 15 kW of maximum generating power @ 1570-3180 rpm; 110 lb-ft (150 N·m) maximum electric motor torque (cranking); 79 lb-ft (107 N·m) maximum electric motor torque @ 1,000 rpm (electric assist); and 15 hp (11.2 kW) @ 1,000-2,200 rpm maximum electric motor power (electric assist).

FEV, Inc. and Raser to Unveil Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle at SAE World Congress

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will unveil the Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) demonstrator at the upcoming 2009 SAE World Congress (Detroit, Michigan, 20-24 April). FEV partnered with Utah-based Raser Technologies (Raser) in the development of the H3 ReEV, the first vehicle equipped with Raser’s range-extended electric vehicle technology.(

GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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We think electric vehicles can become that. ”. “.I The first relates to the integration of electric vehicles with homes and buildings.

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Delphi developing new, more efficient HVAC system for MY2015; increased EV/HEV range, reduced CO2 emissions

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Delphi engineers presented a paper on the new Unitary Heat Pump Air Conditioner (HPAC) at SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. Resources.

Protean Electric forms partnerships for global production of in-wheel drive motors

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In-wheel electric drive startup Protean Electric ( earlier post ) has formed relationships with several leading companies in the global auto industry to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production. The suppliers and partners are: FEV, based in Aachen, Germany and Auburn Hills, Mich., Brie

Hyundai Motor researchers report improved Li-sulfur battery performance with new sulfone-based electrolyte

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In a paper presented at the SAE 2104 World Congress in Detroit, they reported that use of the sulfone-based electrolyte increased capacity by 52.1% to 715 mAh/g and capacity retention by 63.1% to 72.6%. earlier post ). Among the PS formed in this mechanism, Li 2 S 6 and Li 2 S 4 are soluble in electrolytes. —Shin et al. Shin, N.,

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GM develops prototype two-mode hybrid transmission with enhanced EV capability for plug-in hybrids

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GM has developed a prototype of its two-mode front-wheel drive (FWD) hybrid transmission ( earlier post ) with enhanced electric vehicle capability (2MH4EV) for application in a plug-in hybrid; GM presented a paper detailing the work at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit. It will be used as a low-speed, electric-only mode.

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GM sees connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-service fundamentally changing automotive industry

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US ridesharing company Lyft had 85 million rides in 2015; China’s DiDi had 1.5 billion. The basic DNA of the automotive industry—i.e.,

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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The CrossBlue Coupé is a sportier, gasoline-engined version of the diesel-engined CrossBlue SUV concept introduced at this year’s Detroit auto show.

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

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will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. is already selling an all-electric, zero-emission Roadster. See instructions for fixing the problem.


DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. EcoCar 2 Malibu.

Battery/Ultracapacitor System for Small Electric Vehicles

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Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Allborg University (Denmark) are studying a hybrid battery/ultracapacitor system for small electric vehicles. They presented a paper on their work at the recent SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. Tags: Electric (Battery From Li et al.(2009) 2009) Click to enlarge.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters have uses far beyond electric vehicles.

Raser Technologies and Hyundai Heavy Industries To Collaborate on Development of Renewable Energy and Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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The extended range electric vehicle drive system by Raser Technologies and its development partner FEV is targeted at providing up to 40 miles all-electric range for SUVs and light trucks. At the 2009 SAE World Congress, Raser and FEV showcased a HUMMER H3 converted with the EREV powertrain. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.).

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. Earlier post.).

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ETH Zürich Developing Pneumatic Hybrid Engine; Approaches Hybrid-Electric Performance at Lower Cost

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Pneumatic hybrid engine on the test bench. Photo: P. Rüegg / ETH Zurich. Click to enlarge. If fuel is also injected, the engine responds quickly.

GM preparing to launch 2 more EREVs and a PHEV

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Detroit Free Press. General Motors is preparing to launch two more extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), CEO Dan Akerson told reporters on the sidelines of the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Brief

One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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Even after accounting for all possible losses on the Fisker loan, expected losses to date only represent about 2% of our overall loan program portfolio of approximately $34 billion—and less than 10% of the loan loss reserve Congress set aside for the program. ”. On 18 September, the Detroit News reported that Sen. Earlier post.)

Ford adds 3-cylinder, 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 8-speed transmission to lineup; new hybrid transmission in 2012

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study by Delphi Powertrain presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit concluded that a 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine—such as the 1.0L Another new Ford transmission to be installed in hybrid vehicles starts production late this year at Van Dyke Transmission Plant in suburban Detroit.

Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as. The buzz about the Volt has generated automaker PR reactions. USABC 2.0?

Visio.M partners showcasing energy efficient passenger climate control for EVs

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Many electric vehicles simply took over concepts from the combustion engined vehicles—e.g., a heater and an air conditioner. Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America will present its new High Voltage Heater (HVH) technology at the 2015 SAE World Congress and Exhibition next week in Detroit. The Visio.M The Visio.M million).

Bailouts and Beemers

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Hoping the broader crisis would provide cover for the effects of years of bad management and undesirable product, the over-compensated execs from Detroit flew in separate private jets to DC seeking a handout. Some see greenwashing, some a continuing commitment to electrics in troubling times. Bankruptcy itself seems to be on the table.

New Head for Rasers Plug-in Hybrid Group

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Schwartz joined Raser in 2006 and was instrumental in helping to drive the successful completion of the extended range electric vehicle (EREV) project unveiled this year at the SAE Congress in Detroit, MI, ( earlier post ) while leading Raser’s Transportation and Industrial business segment. Patrick J.

Delphi Teams With ClipperCreek to Develop J1772-Compliant UL Charging Systems for Plug-ins; Power Electronics Components for CODA

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At the 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit, Delphi Corp. CODA’s electric vehicle is powered by a 33.8 Click to enlarge.

Siemens introduces Wi-Fi-enabled, cloud-based residential EV charging station

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At SAE World Congress in Detroit, Siemens introduced VersiCharge Smartgrid (SG), the first Wi-Fi enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station that allows residential owners to monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or web app. The VersiCharge SG will be available for purchase later this year. Brief

New lightweight, lower-cost Uni-Chassis targeting plug-in hybrids and EVs

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Theodore and Associates is unveiling the Uni-Chassis, a frameless body-on-chassis design that is lighter in weight, lower investment and lower cost compared to traditional body-on-frame and unibody designs, at the 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit this week. degree torsional stiffness and 47,000 lb./inch inch bending stiffness. Brie

NREL Study Finds That A Dynamic Plug-in Vehicle Could Be A Promising Technology Pathway for Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification

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Using current battery performance and cost, they evaluated PHEVs and EVs across a range of scenarios and configurations—which including 10-, 20- or 40-mile all electric range, with low or high electric power, with or without battery replacement, and with or without opportunity charging. Source: Brooker et al. Click to enlarge.

Linamar introduces Agilit-e rear axle hybrid power unit for OEMs; FWD Cadillac SRX converted to AWD plug-in hybrid as demo

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Coupled with a 330V, 9 kWh Li-ion battery pack in the SRX, the system enables an all-electric range of up to 30 km (18.6 Click to enlarge.

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation. The headline is a 35mpg CAFE standard for cars produced 13 years from now. Big whoop. Boxer. We're pretty disappointed," said Rhone A.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Here we go again.or not. Carbon trading vs t.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, is on board with the idea. but not all of it.