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Mercedes-Benz commits to Formula E, departs DTM

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Mercedes‑Benz announced a strategic repositioning of its motorsport activities: the company will conclude its participation in DTM at the end of 2018 and enter Formula E in the 2019/20 season. Mercedes-Benz will thus compete in Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport combining high technology and the most demanding competitive challenge; and in Formula E, which embodies the transformation that is underway in the automotive industry.

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Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

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Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene batteries have yet to be perfected, but Fisker was poised to become the first company to utilize the technology. The batteries provide greater range and shorter charging times, but. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain introducing IROX 2 polymer bearings for crankshafts; effective for hybrid and start/stop applications

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain is extending its crankshaft bearing portfolio with a new high performance polymeric coating, IROX 2, that will debut at the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, Germany later this year. The newly developed product provides enhanced seizure performance with steel crankshafts.

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. Hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for 7.5% of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe.

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Project shows maritime fuel cell generator can increase energy efficiency by up to 30% at part load; reliability and cost issues

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A recent project demonstrated a 100 kW fuel cell generator with 72 kg of hydrogen storage for marine applications.

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California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

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This Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites to the state. That document is the first 30-month investment plan submitted by Volkswagen for its "Electrify America" program. Each of four stages in the 10-year plan is. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Electrify America

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Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

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One week from today, in a pricey supercar club in Manhattan, journalists, electric-car advocates, and perhaps a few celebrities will gather for the unveiling of a new electric vehicle. It's not another fast, luxurious sedan or crossover utility vehicle. Instead, it's an electric utility truck called the Bollinger B1. DON'T MISS: All-electric. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups Truck

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2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries for faster fast charging: report

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Toyota has long been the laggard on battery-electric cars, claiming they're only suitable for shorter trips and promoting hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Pushed by China and its increasingly tough emission rules, the company reluctantly committed to building all-electric cars by 2020. Now a report suggests that. Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solid-state cell

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How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

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Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's fluids daily or weekly, and many new-car owners will never once open the hood. Reliability data shows that some of them won't visit a dealer service department except for. dealers California hydrogen natural gas dealerships service hydrogen fuel cell Honda Civic Natural Gas

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National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

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The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. Each year, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and the Sierra Club join forces to implement one week of electric car events, parades, and education. This year, National Drive Electric. zero emissions Plug-In Hybrids Electric Car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Drive Electric Week

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Scotland fuels car with biobutanol derived from whiskey production

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Electric cars may receive most of the attention within the realm of alternative propulsion methods, but liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be with us for many decades to come. The challenge then becomes how to reduce the carbon footprint of extracting, transporting, refining, and burning those fuels to reduce the damage they impose on the environment. Biofuels research alternative fuel vehicles Scotland butanol

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New low-cost, lightweight magnesium sheet alloy with good formability for automotive applications; 1.5x stronger than aluminum

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1946 Chevy pickup truck is world's oldest Prius hybrid. Really.

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There are countless tales of classic cars and trucks receiving new life via parts from a completely different automobile. Whether it's an engine swap, a new platform, or a mix of a few different vehicles, project cars make for some of the greatest stories.

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

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The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion. Starting a company—an automobile company at that—is not an easy task, however. Now Lucid Motors (nee Atieva) may be on the brink of discovering that. A new report. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid Motors

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Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

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In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had climbed to 655. Then the potential of 400,000-plus reservations for the more affordable Model 3 pushed Tesla to promise it would double those charging locations by the end of. California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Model Y timing, Lucid vs Ford, hydrogen fuel cell service, VW electric-car price: Today's Car News

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Today, we take a long look at what's needed to service a hydrogen-powered car, ask what will happen to electric-car startup Lucid, and have some Tesla news to boot. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the Tesla Model 3 now in nominal production, at quite low volumes, we asked our followers when the Tesla Model Y electric crossover utility. Today in Car News

2017 23

GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. The GE3 is based on a new EV platform and positioned as a medium- to high-end electric SUV.

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VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

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Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple of years. While a complete portfolio of electric cars will eventually find their way into production, the first high-volume electric Volkswagen will be a production version of. Future Cars Pricing VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

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The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House panel passed a proposal that would allow automakers and other companies to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles. Significantly, the bill does not require the. Politics government congress Autonomous cars regulation state laws self-driving cars

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Toyota electric car in 2022, diesel updates, fast plug-in sales, EV owner attitudes: Today's Car News

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Today, we have two separate articles on solid-state batteries for electric cars, updates to lower diesel emissions, and a rare house editorial piece. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Breaking news this morning indicates that Toyota will launch an electric car with a solid-state battery, though not until 2022. Both Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Today in Car News

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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In China, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle. Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35,800 (US$5,290) after national and local subsidies. Separately, Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China.

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EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

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As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September 2015 announcement by the EPA that VW Group engineers had admitted to deliberate cheating on U.S. emission tests of the company's "clean diesel' engines may prove to be another. Europe emissions VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

One electric car owner's experiences in adding solar panels: why, what, and how

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The purchase of an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge its battery often gets drivers thinking about the source of their energy. We haven't seen data from recent years looking at the overlap between electric-car drivers and home solar panels. But early analyses in California indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers. plug-in cars renewable energy solar

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Note to (a few) electric-car advocates: get off your high horses

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Any movement produces passionate advocates and angry detractors, even as the vast mass of people pay it little or no attention. When that movement involves most people's second most-expensive purchase, and plays a role in reducing manmade carbon emissions to alleviate the worst effects of climate change, things can get heated. And so it is among. Buying sales car buying road trips plug-in cars Buying Advice

Gel polymer electrolyte for stabilizing sulfur composite electrodes for long-life, high-energy Li-S batteries

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Researchers in Sweden and Italy have devised a simple strategy to address the issues currently hampering commercialization of high-energy density Li-sulfure batteries, including. limited practical energy density, life time and the scaling-up of materials and production processes.

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Volkswagen's 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far

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As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The German automaker has already hinted at its future electric cars with a handful of concepts, but its first high-volume electric cars won't arrive until 2019. What do we know. China Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Tesla Model S climbs back to top of Consumer Reports safety ratings

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The Tesla Model S has retaken its spot as the luxury sedan that gets the highest ratings from Consumer Reports after the electric car gained back automatic emergency braking that works at all legal road speeds. Some may remember Tesla restored the automatic braking during an update to vehicles earlier this year, but the system only worked at. Consumer Reports plug-in cars active safety

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2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 review of plug-in hybrid

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The makers of the 2018 Mini Coooper S E Countryman All4, the unwieldy name for its first plug-in hybrid small crossover utility vehicle, aren't going to make any friends among electric-car fans. That's because the company has included in its marketing the notion that the car's hybrid powertrain should offer some fuel-economy benefits even though. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Bolt EV shutdown, 2018 Leaf, dire diesel news, why electric-car racing matters: The Week in Reverse

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What grim breaking news could make the expanding diesel emission scandal more painful for all German makers? And why did GM really extend the shutdown of the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is made? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July. The Week In Reverse

Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

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Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. The production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell Vehicles

First crop of DOE Battery500 seedlings awarded nearly $6M; high-risk, high-reward toward 500 Wh/kg

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Announced in 2016, the Battery500 consortium, led by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), intends to build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 Wh/kg, compared to the 170-200 Wh/kg per kilogram in today’s typical EV battery. Earlier post.)

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Dr. Stuart Licht have demonstrated the first facile high-yield, low-energy synthesis of macroscopic length carbon nanotubes (CNTs)—carbon nanotube wool—from CO 2 using molten carbonate electrolysis ( earlier post ).

Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

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Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the trend is global, which is why several makers have jacked up perfectly standard front-wheel-drive hatchbacks and turned them into "crossover" utility vehicles. Now GM may be. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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VW electric cars, oldest Prius hybrid, California charging-station plans, diesel Jeep: Today's Car News

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Today, we've updated our glossary of green-car terms, profiled the oldest Toyota Prius hybrid in the world, read through a 24-page report on VW's Electrify America plans for electric-car charging, and covered a future diesel Jeep. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down our top green-car stories from last week. Today in Car News