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SAE World Congress offering technical insights into automakers’ series production fuel cell technology

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Among the offerings at SAE World Congress in Detroit this week are several technical papers covering the advances in hydrogen fuel cell technologies from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. Freese, General Motors; Aaron Harris, Air Liquide America; and Justin Ward, Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA.

Volt technology ‘to be used on MPV model’

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The range-extended technology used in the Chevrolet Volt is to feature in an MPV within the next few years, General Motors CEO told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Akerson also said he expects Volt production to exceed 25,000 units this year, up from an original estimate of 10,000.

Cadillac to offer advanced V2V and semi-automated driving technologies in certain 2017 MY vehicles

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It will warn drivers and can supplement active safety features, such as forward collision warning, already available on many production cars.

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

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Click to enlarge. A key decision was to split EV propulsion between two motor-generators (motors A and B). Motor A type. Gen 1.

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Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

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City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle.  Mr. General Motors compounded their financial woes by destroying the EV1 and continued to work with the oil companies to gouge the public. said Holden.

GM on the brink…

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DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. Congress has already provided $25 billion in low-interest loans to help car companies build more fuel-efficient vehicles.

GM preparing to launch 2 more EREVs and a PHEV

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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. Detroit Free Press. Brief

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

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The purchase funds for Fisker would in theory go directly to the DOE since the government agency loaned the auto company a large sum of money before it stopped production more than a year ago. Delays in production and last-minute design changes drove the price to build a Karma much higher than the company could sell them for.

SAE International selects GM’s Larry Nitz for Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

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He will receive the award during the SAE 2016 World Congress in April. Cole, former president and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors Corporation, and the inspiration he provided to others in the engineering profession by his continuing search and drive for product innovation. Established in 1978, Edward N. Brief

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GM to introduce CNG-gasoline bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala in US next summer

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Natural gas is a cleaner-burning transportation fuel compared to petroleum products, and costs significantly less than gasoline at current prices.

GM to Debut Two-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Technology in New Buick Crossover in 2011; LG Chem to Supply the Li-ion Cells

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The 8 kWh battery pack for the new 2011 Buick PHEV crossover vehicle is prepared for testing at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan.

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Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Beam time is granted to researchers via the general user program. GP-SANS: General-Purpose Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer.

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. Click to enlarge.

GM Previews First Two-Mode, Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transaxle

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General Motors 2MT70 FWD two-mode hybrid transaxle, as seen from. Motor-Generators. by Jack Rosebro. engine side. Saturn’s Fate.

GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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General Motors is accelerating the development of electrified vehicles in China, Jon Lauckner, GM Chief Technology Officer, vice president of Global Research & Development, and president of GM Ventures, said in a presentation at the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress in Beijing. China has made electrification a key strategy.

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UAI and EFC call EPA MOVES2014 emissions model treatment of ethanol “seriously flawed”; call for peer review

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The two organizations also say that EPA should also refrain from using the EPAct study with regard to an anti-backsliding study required by Congress. MOVES2014 will be used to estimate air pollution emissions from cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses in official State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions to EPA, the organizations note.

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New Legislation Would Require Half of US New LDVs in 2012 to be Alcohol Flex-Fuel, 80% by 2015

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In addition to encouraging the implementation of a more widespread E85 fueling infrastructure, the high percentage of flex-fuel cars in the new vehicle fleet would also make it simpler to move to support for mid-range ethanol blends, an expansion that is being proposed to the EPA as well as in Congress. Mid-range ethanol blends.

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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The Raser plug-in Hummer SUV was introduced at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan in April.

University of Wisconsin and GM team investigating Gasoline Direct Injection Compression Ignition in light-duty diesel engines

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A team from the University of Wisconsin and General Motors has found that high-speed gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDICI) operation in the low temperature combustion (LTC) regime in a light-duty diesel engine is feasible. Other researchers, Ra et al. —Ra et al. In their new study, Ra et al. Resources. Ra, Y.,

CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, will build and certify a multi-purpose 8-liter General Motors (GM) propane engine in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Since the discontinuance of the GM 8.1

GM Quantifies CO2 and Fuel Consumption Reductions Via E-REVs And PHEVs, As Compared To Conventional Hybrids

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The paper was presented by authors Ed Tate and Peter Savagian at last month’s SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. by Jack Rosebro. 2009).

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Credit: GM) General Motors and Segway plan to take a two-wheel concept vehicle for a spin around New York City on Tuesday. The prototype vehicle, called Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), is designed to ease congestion and pollution problems in cities. GM is touting other features as well. mail Martin. Nooooo!

GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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Edition WSJ.com is available in the following editions and languages: U.S. An account already exists for the email address entered.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal. market.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Peter Valdes-Dapena , CNNMoney.com senior writer Last Updated: April 15, 2009: 2:59 PM ET The Dodge Circuit, slated to enter production late next year, is based on a vehicle platform engineered by Britains Lotus.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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" In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace. virus? Do you?

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