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. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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

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Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Tesla 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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Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

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Manufacturing California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors Silicon Valley assembly plantsElectric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of range, which remain—eight years after its first Roadster—the only such cars sold today that can make that claim. Perhaps one of its more unexpected impacts has.

Stratasys demonstrates next-gen 3D printing for aerospace and automotive manufacturing; partnering with Ford

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the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, will preview demonstrations of next-generation manufacturing technologies at IMTS 2016 (International Manufacturing Technology Show, 12-17 September) as part of its SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT vision for manufacturing.

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GKN Driveline to invest $179M to expand NC manufacturing; all-wheel-drive, eDrive

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GKN Driveline will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment and new jobs have been added to support growing All-Wheel-Drive and eDrive business for several North American automotive manufacturers. The investment will occur over the next five years and will create 302 jobs.

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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BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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In a joint project with BMW and another manufacturer, Chargepoint has also installed 95 rapid charging stations on the East and West coast of the US. It provides the BMW Group with the opportunity to extend its existing competence in the field of additive manufacturing technologies.

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Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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Adgero has signed a €3.5-million (US$4-million) distribution agreement to ensure modules from ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies, are part of its Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for road freight. The truck company will test the KERS system in a curtainsider trailer—built by one of the largest manufacturers in Europe, SDC Trailers—and to be unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham later this month.

Ford, LG Chem team reports 1st cradle-to-gate LCA for mass-produced battery pack in commercial BEV; cell manufacturing key GHG contributor

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Cell manufacturing is the key contributor accounting for 45% of the GHG emissions. LG Chem in South Korea provides the cells, while Piston Group in Michigan manufactures the final pack.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

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After unveiling the production version of the 200-mile electric car at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show back in January, GM said the Bolt EV would begin rolling off assembly lines before the end of the year. Manufacturing General Motors Production plug-in carsGeneral Motors has followed an aggressive schedule for the launch of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

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Inside Tesla's Fremont Electric-Car Plant: How Model S, Model X Are Built (Video)

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Green California Manufacturing VideosWhile the lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory" under construction in Nevada continues to get most of the attention, Tesla's existing assembly plant in Fremont, California, continues to steadily churn out electric cars.

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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By combining artificial intelligence and edge computing technology, the FIELD system processes the edge-heavy sensor data collected from various machines to make the machines intelligently and flexibly collaborate to achieve advanced manufacturing capabilities.

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Schaeffler and DMG MORI expand cooperation to additive manufacturing of rolling bearings

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Schaeffler and DMG MORI are continuing their successful cooperation, expanding it to include the development of additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components. Additive manufacturing is a strategic focus in Schaeffler’s development roadmap. In addition, the marketing partnership that began in 2016 has been extended.

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Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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In cooperation with Alibaba, the German company has integrated real time traffic data into Audi MMI and has become the first premium manufacturer in China to offer high-resolution 3D maps. China Connected vehicles Vehicle Manufacturers

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

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As it transforms from premium vehicle manufacturer to mobility provider, the company is continually expanding its range of services. Car Sharing Mobility services Vehicle ManufacturersA new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December.

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2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

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Over the past few years, some major manufacturers as. The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on the Isle of Man, in Britain's Channel Islands. This is where companies test their latest technology on one of the toughest race courses in the world. Mugen electric motorcycles

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

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As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover inventory of 2016 models, creating some good opportunities for bargain-hunting car shoppers. It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As always, our list spans hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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

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However, no specific model has existed to examine the costs of manufacturing these cylindrical cells. To date, manufacturing process research and cost models have focused exclusively on prismatic cells, and there is no specific model to address the costs of manufacturing cylindrical cells.

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Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens competence center for manufacturing technology and innovation for new production technologies

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The trial phase runs until summer 2016, and it is planned to then integrate this HMI application in series production. It is important that our colleagues are not only prepared for these changes, but that they can also proactively engage in shaping work in the car manufacturing plant of the future. Internet of Things Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersVolkswagen has opened a competence center for technology and innovation and its Wolfsburg plant.

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

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Based on the vehicle manufacturer’s desired propulsion characteristics, performance is optimized with various available gear ratios to provide a completely tailored solution.

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Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

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Manufacturing California jobs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the puzzle is already in place. Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, previously produced that many cars when it was a joint operation of General Motors and Toyota. DON'T MISS.

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TriboForm Engineering launches tribology simulation software for metal-forming processes; Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Škoda launch customers

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TriboForm Engineering , a spin-out from the University of Twente in The Netherlands, introduced its TriboForm software at Triboforum 2016 , a triennial industry conference. Manufacturing Simulation Vehicle Manufacturers

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Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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The sports car manufacturer has invested nearly €80 million in the new production facility. Flexible interlinkage of manufacturing and automation. The core aspect of the new engine plant is its flexible production system, in which manufacturing and automation are interlinked.

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Tesla and Panasonic to manufacture solar cells and modules in Buffalo, NY; 1GW by 2019

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Tesla and Panasonic finalized an agreement to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory. Tesla reaffirmed SolarCity’s commitment to create more than 1,400 jobs in Buffalo—including more than 500 manufacturing jobs.

Tesla gigafactory grand opening event to be held July 29

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Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars gigafactoryTesla will open the doors to its massive battery "gigafactory" to the general public July 29. The company will host a grand opening event attended by, among others, owners who won tickets by participating in its most recent referral program. Those owners are also helping spread the word in the absence of an official public announcement from Tesla.

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Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

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Green Batteries Manufacturing Panasonic gigafactory lithium-ion plug-in carsThroughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese electronics company has agreed to help fund the project, and will use its technical resources to help set up and run the factory. Panasonic hasn't previously disclosed the amount it.

Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

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Following a three-year development period, the Loop power module is now being integrated by an original equipment manufacturer and will begin in-service operation in 2017.

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in carsBattery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are.

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Group of European electric bus manufacturers agrees on an open interface for charging

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European bus manufacturers Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo have agreed to ensure the interoperability of electric buses with charging infrastructure provided by ABB, Heliox and Siemens. In order to meet the needs of these cities, European bus manufacturers Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo have together with charging system suppliers ABB, Heliox and Siemens agreed to an open, transparent and voluntary approach.

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Electric-car battery costs not too sensitive to lithium prices

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Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in carsRelatively low lithium-ion battery-cell prices are crucial to keeping the prices of electric cars reasonable. But how much does the volatility of the price of lithium itself affect the prices of those cells? Global lithium prices have doubled over the last six months, leading to a scramble for new supplies of the metal. DON'T MISS: Fueled By.

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BMW Group developing self-driving robots for supply logistics; recycled BMW i3 batteries for power

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Initial findings will be presented at LogiMAT 2016 in Stuttgart from 8-10 March 2016, at the stand of the Fraunhofer IML as well as in the forum “New transport robots – agile, strong, versatile”. Autonomous driving Manufacturing

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Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The project team used blades manufactured at its 3D printing facility at Materials Solutions , in Worcester, UK.

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Left to right: Mercedes-Benz SK 1844 Euro II (model year 1996), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1846 Euro III (model year 2003), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 Euro VI (model year 2016).

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VW to make big electric-car commitment; battery factory too?

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Green Batteries Manufacturing VW plug-in carsVolkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of 1 million electric cars within 10 years. That likely includes sales from the main VW brand as well as other Volkswagen Group brands like Audi and Porsche. DON'T MISS: Daimler to spend $500 million.

Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Schaeffler manufactures millions of precision-engineered products that help to keep the world’s machines moving—from those that go into automotive clutch systems, to those in hybrid engines and the huge industrial bearings used in wind turbines. Internet of Things Manufacturing

Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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Charge point operators are not committed to a specific sensor manufacturer. The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder.

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ORNL team develops laser process for lower cost, more robust joining of carbon fiber and aluminum

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Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

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Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its upcoming $35,000, 215-mile Model 3 sedan, though, Tesla can't afford to be late. DON'T MISS: Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says The company already has.

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Volkswagen Group launches standalone mobility services company MOIA; initial focus on ride-hailing

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Auto X-Prize Car Sharing Mobility services Vehicle ManufacturersThe Volkswagen Group officially launched its new mobility services company MOIA. Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller previewed the formation of the new business unit during a presentation of the Group’s new strategic plan—TOGETHER - Strategy 2025—in Wolfsburg in June. Earlier post.).

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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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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology.

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