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Evonik and Forward Engineering establish joint venture VESTARO for automotive lightweight composites

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Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering have established the joint venture VESTARO GmbH. With this project, the two companies intend to drive forward the implementation of composite solutions for the industrial mass production of fiber composite components for the automotive industry. The joint venture is to be based in Munich. Brief

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More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as lower-volume models like the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans. But many of the automakers' electric models are due for.

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Successful first test run of Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell train; signed letters of intent for 60 trains

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Alstom successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h (50 mph) of the fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint ( earlier post ) on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). The braking power is also being tested to check the interface between the pneumatic and the electric brake. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

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Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown concepts for their pricey, 200-mile-plus electric cars, and most of them are expected to go on sale in the second half of next year as 2019 models. But which make is likely to.

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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid on sale in April; 3-motor sport hybrid system

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EPA fuel economy ratings of 26/27/27 mpg2 (city/highway/combined) are up 8/1/6 mpg over the non-hybrid variant. Safety. Hybrids

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EPA re-opens Mid-Term Evaluation Process for light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards 2022-2025

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that EPA intends to reconsider its final determination issued on 12 January 2017 which recommended no change to the greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles for model years 2022- 2025. Earlier post.) Background. mpg (4.31 Earlier post.).

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After Audi e-tron, next electric car to be compact BMW i3 competitor

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Next year, the Audi e-tron luxury electric crossover is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers, bringing Audi into direct competition with the Tesla Model X roughly three years after the world's first all-electric utility vehicle went into production. But with a pledge to sell 25 percent of its cars with plug-in electric capabilities by 2025, VW.

EV Trophy European EV rally to cover 2500 km

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Electric Marathon International (Ukraine), in partnership with European Green Cities Network under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is organizing the EV Trophy electric vehicle rally. Registration for the EV Trophy has already started. Brief

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

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If only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual production rate of 500,000 total cars by next year, Musk has found time to place a high-profile bet on the renewable energy part of Tesla's businesses. In this case, it has to.

NVIDIA partners with Bosch for autonomous driving system based on next-generation DRIVE PX Xavier Platform

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Bosch is working with NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner unveiled the collaboration during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things conference. Earlier post.) Brief

Small turbo engines get good MPG ratings; real-world use may be a different story

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Automakers may gradually be putting more emphasis on plug-in electric cars and conventional hybrids, but they are far from done with plain old internal combustion. Over the past few years, automakers have applied more technology to a wider array of cars in order to boost their efficiency to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. The most popular.

Avantium raises €103M in IPO; commercializing YXY

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Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm, announced the successful initial public offering of Avantium which raised €103 million (US$109 million) on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Bruxelles. Sofinnova Capital VI remains the main shareholder after the IPO. The initial public offering was multiple times oversubscribed. Brief

Nexperia announces 80% smaller automotive power MOSFET package

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Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the availability of its automotive power MOSFETs in the new, LFPAK33, thermally-enhanced, loss-free package which has a footprint more than 80% smaller than industry standard devices. The resulting package has an ultra-compact footprint of 10.9 Brief

California ARB receives VW’s 1st $200M, 30-month ZEV investment plan

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has received Volkswagen’s (VW) first 30-month Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. ARB may approve, partially approve or disapprove the Plan. ARB is initiating its review of the Plan and is inviting public comment on whether the Plan meets the terms and goals of the 2.0-liter Consent Decree.