Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

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30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

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While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. The cities have jointly asked automakers for cost and feasibility estimates of providing.

2017 39

Year-long field testing finds electric buses with Toshiba wireless charger cut CO2 up to 60% compared to diesel

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Toshiba Corporation announced the results of year-long field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system.

2017 38

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

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In FY 2016, Porsche spent €2.2 billion (US$2.4 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. Digitalization is more than an investment in the latest technologies. FY 2016 was the company’s most successful. billion. Brief

2017 35

CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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CDP Technologies, the OEM sales division of Crazy Diamond Performance Inc., engines. —Kevin Fern, Co-Founder of CDP. Alloy A356 is a 7Si-0.3

2017 35

MAHLE to acquire Spanish electronics specialist Nagares to bolster position in vehicle electronics

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MAHLE plans to take over Spanish electronics specialist Nagares SA. The purchase price will not be disclosed. The transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. With 435 employees, the company achieved sales of approximately €70 million in 2015. Its customers include numerous international automobile manufacturers. Brief

2017 36

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Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

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Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of aggressive incentives, well-developed charging infrastructure, and a citizenry committed to lowering carbon emissions. Thanks to this unique array of circumstances, electric.

2017 35

Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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In simulated “real world” conditions the three Volvo VNL tractors traveled at speeds of 55 mph (88.5 km/h) while keeping 50 feet (15.2 Resources.

2017 34

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

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Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter Storm Stella while watching the surfers at Rincon Beach. For electric-car nuts like me, however, there’s another California perk that’s not far behind: the wide.

2017 31

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

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Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its solar-energy business can be reinforced and complemented by Tesla's energy-storage business. Last year, Tesla announced a joint project with SolarCity to install a large battery farm.

2017 33

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA is Silicon Mobility’s family of standard products for automotive applications.

2017 32

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

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BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. But the automaker will need to keep that momentum up. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

2017 31

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't limited to passenger cars. DON'T MISS: Fuel-cell.

2017 28

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the.

2017 26

IACMI launches project to optimize resins and sizings for vinyl ester / carbon fiber composites; targeting automotive adoption

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The effort will identify styrene-free prepreg formulations with longer room temperature shelf life, shorter cycle times, and reduced cost. Advancements in these areas will increase productivity, decrease scrap and material costs, and enable adoption into the automotive industry. —Bryan G. Dods, IACMI CEO.

2017 27

Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids. Ford is investing $4.5 —Richard Cupka Jr.,

2017 26

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

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Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan SUVs are not only some of Porsche's more popular models, but fund its development of the fabled 911 rear-engine sport coupe and the Boxster.

2017 25

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion; targeting autonomous driving

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A subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 billion.

2017 23

Why I canceled my Chevy Bolt EV electric-car order: a reader explains

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The advent of affordable 200-mile electric cars promises to increase public acceptance of cars with plugs—or at least that's the hope of both carmakers and advocates. The first of those, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now entering the market, state by state, to great acclaim. But not every electric-car fan is sold on the Bolt EV's.

2017 23

Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come

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The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and the second-generation Nissan Leaf. The Swedish automaker has concentrated on plug-in hybrids for the most part thus far, but plans to launch a production electric car within.

2017 22

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.

2017 22

Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in G4 Insights Inc. for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. million towards this project. Brief

2017 20

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.

2017 20

Goodyear shows two concept tires targeting autonomous and shared vehicles; smart tires

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company showcased several new and emerging technologies in its latest concept tires at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2017 20

Magna and Ford developing prototype carbon fiber composite subframe; mass reduction of 34%

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In pursuit of lower vehicle weight to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International Inc., Materials Weight reduction

2017 19

Alstom and NTL launch electric Aptis as new mass transit mobility solution; four steerable wheels; Paris trials

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Alstom and NTL presented Aptis, an innovative electric mobility solution for mass transit. 95 passengers can travel on this 12-meter long bus.

2017 19

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

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Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic fashion with the EP9—a 1,360-horsepower electric supercar. At the time, the company noted it was developing a model that would be at least a bit more relevant to the.

2017 19

VW pleads guilty to felonies in diesel emission scandal

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On Friday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Entry of the plea is the latest step toward resolving the criminal aspect of Volkswagen's diesel scandal in the U.S. A settlement between VW and the U.S. Justice Department was announced.

2017 18

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

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Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration. The event will likely be accompanied by predictable language: Trump will be “highlighting the need to eliminate burdensome regulations.

California ARB staff considering including alternative jet fuel in Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is considering including alternative jet fuel (AJF) in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). ARB staff is hosting a public working meeting today to consider the matter. In 2015, the Board re-adopted the LCFS to address procedural issues, which began implementation on 1 January 2016. Propane.

2017 16

Lucid Air priced slightly below Tesla Model S at $60,000

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The Lucid Air electric car will be available in a base model with less power and a lower range than the high-end model unveiled last year, but at a much lower price. A Lucid Motors press release confirmed the Air base model will start at $52,500, after the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars is applied. That means the true base price will.

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

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Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify America" plan shows how the automaker would spend funds it is required to commit to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure under the terms of a settlement for its diesel-emissions.

2017 15

2018 Nissan Leaf, Ioniq drive videos, Bolt EV road trip, EPA turmoil: The Week in Reverse

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What date did we finally get for the unveiling of a very popular electric car's next generation? Why are we increasingly nervous about the fate of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under its climate-science-denying head? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday.

2017 15

2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square.

2017 14

What Trump did and didn't say in Detroit on EPA emission rules

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One of the challenges of today's uber-polarized political environment is that fear and alarmism increasingly overtake the factual realities of an issue. This appears to be the case with President Donald Trump's Wednesday appearance in Detroit to announce the reopening of the comment period for EPA emission rules for vehicles in model years 2022.