November, 2016

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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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Production is expected to begin in summer 2017. This is the first electric drive module from BorgWarner following its acquisition of Remy in 2015.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

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Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year.

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First drive review: Honda NSX

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Honda is not renowned for making exciting cars. As fun as the Civic Type R is, it’s an anomaly in a range of good (and sometimes excellent) cars that.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. —Naoki Nakada.

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Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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The prior record was 24.4%. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal Nature Communications. Jia et al. Click to enlarge. 1.9 V.

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. l/100 km (54.7 l/100 km. —Dr Peter Mertens.

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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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Earlier post.) FreeValve AB is a sister company to Koenigsegg Automotive. —Urban Carlson, CEO of FreeValve AB. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

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Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback, alongside the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of that model. Called the Ioniq Electric, it has an estimated driving range of 110 miles. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq.

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Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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BY contrast, the Ricardo concept avoids these drawbacks and is comparatively simple to integrate into an existing product range.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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A new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. App-based Croove pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers.

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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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As a result, less than half of the on-paper reductions in CO 2 emissions since 2001 have been realized in practice. Source: The ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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Santa Monica to require net-zero homes from 2017, first in the world to do so

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Among U.S. states, California continues to lead the way in policies that aim to cut carbon emissions. The Golden State has ambitious emission-reduction targets, and has implemented policies for both transportation and energy to achieve them. But the city of Santa Monica has just done something unprecedented—even for California. DON'T MISS.

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Hyundai Motor to hand over 60 additional Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell cars to Paris-based electric taxi start-up

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Hyundai Motor will hand over 60 ix35 Fuel Cell cars to the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien). memorandum of understanding to that effect was signed at the opening of a public hydrogen fuel station operated by Air Liquide at Hyundai Motor’s European headquarters in Offenbach, Germany. Brief

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Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

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Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California. Quebec's Assemblée Nationale passed the regulation on October 26 by a unanimous vote of 112 to 0, and to universal praise from Canada's electric vehicle community.

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BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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Here's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks.

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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Yet another news story out of Japan has company executives suggesting that it has finally.

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Detailed snapshots of photosynthesis at room temperature using SLAC’s X-ray laser show water-splitting reaction

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paper on the work is published in the journal Nature. For many years now, scientists have been trying to understand this process in meticulous detail.

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Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

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Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage. Energy-storage systems can increase the utility of home solar arrays, meaning Tesla Energy will likely become more important now that Tesla is set to.

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. It's actually rated by the EPA at 238 miles combined, but it joins a segment of the electric-car market with 200 miles or more of range that has only been occupied to date by cars with a.

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the.

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Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May, the company said the death was the first in 130 million miles of Autopilot driving—and noted that, “among all vehicles, in the U.S., there is a fatality every 94.

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ICCT: 2025 target average of 70 g/km CO2 for new cars in EU feasible and economical; more so with electric drive

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However, transitioning soon to electric drive could lower manufacturers’ compliance costs by as much as €500 (US$532) per vehicle in 2025. —Dr.

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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Luxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a.

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Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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Saint Jean Carbon Inc., a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. —Paul Ogilvie, CEO.

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Volkswagen & BASF “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford; special prize to Dr. Martin Ebner from ETH University Zurich

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The Volkswagen and BASF international “Science Award Electrochemistry 2016” goes to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford University. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from academia selected him for his outstanding research results in the area of energy storage and conversion. Dr. William C. Earlier post.). —Dr. —Dr.

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U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

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Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after that, in his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million such cars on U.S. roads by 2015. Regrettably, that goal was not reached.

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Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

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Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. But what if they didn't even have to do that?

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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

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In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers. That includes the Tesla Model S and Model X, starting at about $70,000, as well as several models that are more.

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What will VW do with TDI diesel buyback cars? It's not what you think

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Within weeks, Volkswagen and Audi will starting buying back thousands of 2.0-liter diesel cars sold between 2009 and 2015.

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Wrights Group showcases hydrogen fuel cell bus driveline in London; production-ready in 2017

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The Wrights Group launched the new Wrightbus zero-emission double deck bus at a conference in London. Brief

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VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

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It's been over a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. But VW had another dirty little secret waiting to come to light. That is its recall rate: cars from its Volkswagen and Audi brands have had the highest rate of recalls.

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Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

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Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. He says he expects the company produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2018. Much of that volume will come from the Model 3, the 215-mile, $35,000 sedan Tesla unveiled earlier this year, and plans to put into production by the.

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250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

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It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental policy has global ramifications as well. Of the 1.25 million plug-in vehicles estimated to be on global roads by the end of this year, fully one-fifth are in the Golden State.

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Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

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Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times. Enthusiast publication Motor Trend had the very clever idea of comparing two electric cars with 60-kilowatt-hour battery packs and more than 200 miles of EPA-rated range. DON'T MISS: Germans.

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