Wolfspeed wins 2016 R&D 100 Award for wide bandgap underhood inverter for HEVs/EVs

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Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, won a 2016 R&D 100 Award for its high-temperature, wide-bandgap (WBG) underhood inverter for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% increase compared with August 2016. The seasonally-adjusted vehicle miles traveled for September 2016 were 268.7 US driving topped 2.4

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Argonne releases 2016 version of GREET

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The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced 2016 release of the suite of GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation Model) models and associated documentation. electricity generation mix based on Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2016.

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Audi realigns motorsport strategy: electric instead of endurance; out of FIA WEC at end of 2016 season

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The brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. In the current 2016 season, DTM factory driver Mattias Ekström in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro clinched the World Championship title early, competing against numerous factory teams.

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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At the Paris Motor Show, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche said that the strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG is maturing as it enters its seventh year in 2016. The staffing and equipping of the plant started in May 2016 according to plan. Plant expansion was decided upon early in 2016 and is now being implemented.

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Automotive Grade Linux membership grows 60% in 2016

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>Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, announced five new members have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation. AGL has close to 90 members representing various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. The newest AGL members include: Audiokinetic, Sasken Communication Technologies, Star Lab, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Witekio.

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Ethertronics unveils V2X Automotive smart antenna solutions at Electronica 2016

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Ethertronics, a provider of smart antenna system solutions, announced two new Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) smart antennas to enhance connected car antenna performance, reliability and range at Electronica in Munich.

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Euro NCAP 2016: Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and VW Tiguan best in class

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In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles; three cars were awarded “Best in Class”: the Toyota Prius in the Large Family Car category; the Hyundai Ioniq in the Small Family Car category; and the VW Tiguan in the Small Off-Roader category. Euro NCAP Best in Class scores 2016. 2016 saw the introduction of some significant changes to Euro NCAP’s ratings scheme.

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ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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ISO has published a new Technical Specification ISO/TS 19880-1 , Gaseous hydrogen — fueling stations — Part 1: General requirements, which is a key document for the building of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide. Earlier post.)

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Audi sponsors AI conference NIPS 2016, demonstrates how car develops intelligent parking strategies

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The company is the only automaker represented at NIPS 2016 with its own stand and a showcase. Although engineers from Daimler are presenting a demonstration at NIPS 2016 on the detection of obstacles by an autonomous car.). NVIDIA is also a NIPS 2016 sponsor.) Audi is a sponsor this year of the annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems ( NIPS ) and is showcasing its expertise at the conference on artificial intelligence for the first time.

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Toyota GAZOO Racing introduces TS050 hybrid racer for 2016 WEC season; moves up to 8MJ class with Li-ion battery

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Toyota GAZOO Racing revealed the all-new TS050 HYBRID LMP1 racer—Toyota’s third new car since joining WEC in 2012—for the 2016 World Endurance Championship ( WEC ) competition.

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VW BUDD-e electric microbus named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

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The Volkswagen BUDD-e battery-electric microbus concept ( earlier post ) has been named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the 15 th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. on 31 July 2016.

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U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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Drew Higgins from the University of Waterloo has won the 2016 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science for his work on fuel cell catalysts.

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested.

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EPA announces 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners

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An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute formally judged the 2016 submissions from among scores of nominated technologies and made recommendations to EPA for the 2016 winners. The 2016 awards event will be held in conjunction with the 20 th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners.

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2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

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The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. The current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the. Los Angeles Auto Show new cars

2016 Mazda CX-9 shows 32% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy over predecessor; SKYACTIV-G 2.5 turbo

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Mazda North American Operations released EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. Like Mazda’s entire lineup of 2016 cars and crossovers, the 2016 CX-9 has adopted efficient, lightweight SKYACTIV Technology.

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JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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million LCVs and passenger car units were sold across all segments globally in Q1 2016—a 2.8% The popularity of SUVs in China has been an ongoing source of growth, and the trend continued last quarter, with the country accounting for 36% of total sales in Q1 2016. in Q1 2016.

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Ford only automaker on Ethisphere Institute’s list of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Ford Motor Company is the only automaker named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute today; this marks the seventh consecutive year Ethisphere Institute has named Ford a World’s Most Ethical Company. and Tier 1 supplier Delphi Automotive also made the 2016 list.

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IHS Markit: average age of light cars and trucks in US rises again in 2016 to 11.6 years; record number in operation

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The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has once again climbed slightly this year, to 11.6 years, according to IHS Markit, a provider of business information and analysis for the global automotive industry. Registrations for light VIO, including cars and light trucks (SUVs/CUVs as well) in the US also reached a record level of more than 264 million—an increase of more than 6.2 million (2.4%) since last year.

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NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007

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Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9% higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 2015, and 18% higher than two years ago at the six month mark.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

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With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and dealers are eager to move inventory of leftover 2016 vehicles. We have several 2016 models this month that are about to be displaced, and are consequently heavily incentivized. It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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Faurecia wins JEC World 2016 Innovation Award for “one-shot” composite manufacturing process; mass production slated for 2018

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Faurecia has won a JEC World 2016 Innovation Award for its “one-shot” manufacturing process for visible composite parts; the approach combines structure and aspect in a single part. Faurecia will receive the award on 8 March at the JEC World 2016 trade show in Paris.

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Tesla projects GAAP profit in Q4 2016; 80k-90k new Model S and Model X in 2016

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Q1 and Full Year 2016 Outlook. Tesla plans to deliver 80,000 to 90,000 new Model S and Model X vehicles in 2016, representing accelerating growth over 2015 at the midpoint of the range. The company expects its average vehicle transaction price to increase slightly during 2016, as Model X grows to become a larger share of our deliveries throughout the year.

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A Love Letter To My Other Woman

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This is my love letter to Bonnie Raitt – the other woman in my life. I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up the coast 100 miles from our home in Redondo Beach to see Bonnie play at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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Audi unveils redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for 2016 season

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Audi unveiled its redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for the 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Starting in the 2016 season, this competition will intensify, as the upper limit for fuel consumption will considerably decrease by 10 megajoules per lap at Le Mans.

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Cumulative plug-in vehicle sales topped 500K units in US in September

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By the end of 2012 there were 11 different plug-in models available, and by September of 2016 there were 27 different models. Electric vehicle sales have been accelerating in 2016.

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CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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Whitacre (2016) “Comparison between cylindrical and prismatic lithium-ion cell costs using a process based cost model,” Journal of Power Sources , Volume 340, Pages 273-281 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.11.054.

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Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

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Volkswagen unveiled the T-Prime Concept GTE all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing. The concept fulls-size SUV previews the future Volkswagen SUV.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2016

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As 2016 winds down, we have one last round of deals on green cars for the year. We also have the very first deals on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid—two high-anticipated models just now going on sale. And as usual, we've got other notable deals on electric-car and plug-in hybrid models as. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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BMW Connected North America makes its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016; powered by Azure

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BMW Connected, a new personal mobility companion, made its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016, Microsoft’s developer conference, last week.

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Top 16 most popular cars of 2016

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2016 has been a bumper year for car manufacturers in the UK, with the new car market not only weathering the storm of Brexit but defying predictions a.

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2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

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Like most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90% hype and 10% car. Fortunately, underneath all that ad-speak, it's a cute little thing, with some cool features. If Ford can deliver it with the right driving experience, for the right price, those in the market for a fun and functional. Los Angeles Auto Show

CCM: demand for ternary Li-ion batteries in China to more than double to 10 GWh in 2016 from 4.4GWh in 2015 due to subsidy fraud and response

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The firm forecasts an immediate boom in demand for ternary Li-ion batteries—mainly used to power alternative energy vehicles—from 4.4GWh in 2015 to 10 GWh in 2016. Early in 2016, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) with other ministries and commissions launched probes into more than 90 major AEV firms, examining 401,000 alternative energy vehicles which already received or had been approved for subsidies.

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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Renault to unveil electric TREZOR concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

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At the Paris Motor Show tomorrow, Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, Renault, will unveil TREZOR, an electric concept car which features “surprising” proportions. In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature.

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Cadillac and ContiTech win 2016 Altair Enlighten Awards for innovation in automotive vehicle lightweighting

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The winner of the OEM-focused Full-Vehicle category was GM for the 2016 Cadillac CT6, a vehicle 157 lbs (71 kg) lighter than the BFI (body frame integral) construction. For the Module category, which focuses on the achievements from within the automotive supplier base, the winner was ContiTech for its unique polyamide rear crossbeam for the 2016 Mercedes S-Class. The awards were presented during the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Mich.

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HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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The company recently showcased its powertrain technology alongside Mack Trucks at Waste Expo 2016 in Las Vegas and signed a $30+ million deal with NZ Bus, signaling multinational and multimodal demand for the company’s powertrain technology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A. since I was 19 years old in 1976, back when then Governor Brown was telling us that we were “living in an era of diminished expectations.”

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