FTA to award up to $55M in 2016 Low or No Emission Program for transit vehicles

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2016 funds ( FTA-2016-003-TPM ) for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities under the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the US transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles.

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

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The scope of the TS covers the processes from hydrogen production and delivery to compression, storage and fueling of a hydrogen vehicle. It is essentially a safety and performance guideline for hydrogen stations, including the interface to fuel vehicles.

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions. Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions Vehicle Dynamics

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyBy now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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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. This sum is used as the basis for comparison of the vehicles. 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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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. This strategy will extend the useful life of the battery for the owner, even beyond in-vehicle use, BMW said.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

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With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. After years of spy shots of camouflaged Prius development mules, pre-production prototypes, and test vehicles, now we can see the actual lines of the 2016. Future Cars 2016 Toyota Prius

Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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As part of the 25 th Aachen Colloquium this week in Germany, Schaeffler is unveiling the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle. In the demonstrator vehicle, the engine is connected to a 48V belt-driven starter generator.

2016 46

TM4 supplying motor and inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 module for fuel cell vehicles

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Ballard Power Systems has selected TM4 Inc. for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module.

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Visteon’s Silicon Valley Technical Center to lead development of AI for autonomous vehicles

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Visteon Corporation’s new technical center in Silicon Valley will lead the company’s development of artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles. Visteon’s autonomous vehicle program will apply machine learning technology for accurately detecting and classifying objects in a vehicle’s path and planning the vehicle’s movements, resulting in fully trained driving control systems.

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SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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For Honda on the vehicle side, that strategy encompasses ongoing development of more efficient hybrids, as well as battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. V6 engine, enabling it to be packaged under the hood of a sedan-type vehicle for the first time.

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Protean Electric raises $70M to accelerate adoption of in-wheel drive systems for electrified vehicles in China

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Using a scalable and patented sub-motor architecture and designed to fit inside an 18" wheel rim, Protean’s current PD18 product provides the power and torque required to propel hybrid and electric vehicles from C-segment all the way to light commercial categories.

2016 38

New UMTRI paper reviews major advantages and disadvantages of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles

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A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs).

2016 47

Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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The e-Bio Fuel Cell system is suited for larger vehicles and longer ranges (~600 km, 373 miles) than battery-electric vehicles, Nissan said in a media briefing. Nissan’s view of the market positioning of e-Bio Fuel Cell vehicles: larger vehicles and longer range.

2016 46

PwC: electrified vehicle sales on the rise in Europe, continued growth expected

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Pure electric and plug-in hybrids vehicle sales grew 82.2% In terms of specific countries, Norway leads the way in AFV sales, accounting for 24,855 new vehicle registrations, followed by the UK at 20,966 registrations, a 138% increase through September.

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2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options

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plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) software updateThe Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that Model S luxury sedans produced starting today in its Fremont, California, assembly plant will have a new front-end design. Dispensing with the simulated oval "grille" of the.

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

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The partners will deepen their cooperation in the areas of data analysis, internet-vehicle platform building and urban intelligent transport. At this event, Audi showcase, among other technologies and vehicles, the Audi A6 L e-tron, its first locally produced plug-in hybrid model.

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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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Future topics for exploration will focus on “Enabling Technology and Digital Vehicle Technology”, “Mobility and Digital Services”, “Customer Experience” and “Advanced Production Technology”. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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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. Canada California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state laws Quebec

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DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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This approach significantly reduces overall platform weight and opens up new design possibilities that improve safety and increase performance for military and civilian vehicles. The system could be scaled up or down for use on any number of vehicles, from dump trucks to space rovers.

2016 46

Aeristech develops advanced 12V electric supercharger

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The new system makes use of Aeristech’s motor control technology to derive maximum pressure charging utility from the power available in conventional 12V vehicle architectures. In addition, it is estimated that Aeristech’s technology will reduce the vehicle’s CO 2 emissions by more than 25%.

2016 46

DENSO & Toshiba partner on Deep Neural Network-IP for image recognition systems for ADAS & automated driving

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They will also make the technology able to be implemented on in-vehicle processors that are smaller, consume less power, and feature other optimizations. DENSO has been developing DNN-IP for in-vehicle applications.

2016 45

Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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Its creators say the proposed system could deliver riders to their destinations in as little as half the time of the existing bus system at a lower cost, eventually using a fleet of autonomous shared vehicles. Autonomous driving Big Data Car Sharing Connected vehicles Urban mobility

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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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Chief powertrain engineer Naoki Nakada says minimizing battery size and compartmentalizing powertrain components to fit a compact vehicle were the first challenges. Nissan is also conducting research and development of the SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) fuel-cell vehicle.

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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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Traditional port-fuel injection vehicles are quickly being replaced by the GDI technology in many markets. It is expected that GDI vehicles will represent around 50% of the vehicle fleet in 2020. GDI particles resemble those of diesel vehicles without aftertreatment.

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Lux: plug-in vehicle battery market to hit $10B in 2020; 6 carmakers = 90% of demand; VW to show most growth

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Led by Tesla, China’s BYD, and Volkswagen, the battery market for plug-in vehicles will rise to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EV) emerging as the drivetrain of choice, according to a new forecast by Lux Research. million plug-in vehicles.

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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The arrival of the company’s Rasa engineering prototype in 2016, sees Riversimple take a hydrogen-powered commuter car from the laboratory to the road in only 8 years. Riversimple Movement Ltd.

2016 46

ARPA-E issues $30M NEXTCAR program funding opportunity; 20% reduction in energy consumption beyond current regulatory requirements

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a $30-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001564 ) for the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program.

2016 46

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

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App-based Croove pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers. The Croove scheme will be launched in Munich to begin with and is open to any brand of vehicle. Croove can be used for any brand of car, provided that the vehicle is in good condition and no more than 15 years old.

2016 46

Toyota displays Mirai-based research vehicle with satellite communications function; Kymeta flat-panel antennae

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At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta , a US-based company that is the world's leader in flat-panel antenna technology.

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RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

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Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according to a new report from RAND, a non-profit research organization.

2016 41

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.

Autumn Statement 2016: Fuel duty frozen and ultra-low emission vehicles escape salary sacrifice axe

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Having previewed the Autumn Statement to see what effect it may have on the leasing sector, in his first Autumn Statement Phillip Hammond announced a. BVRLA Fuel Insurance Budget Editors Picks Salary sacrifice cars

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

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Hazard Light Alert forewarns drivers of vehicles that have activated their hazard warning lights on the road ahead, providing the driver with enough time to slow down. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency Safety

2016 46

Clearpath Robotics raises $30M to expand indoor self-driving vehicle market

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Clearpath Robotics, a provider of self-driving vehicle solutions, completed a US$30-million investment led by iNovia Capital with participation from Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. Clearpath will use the funding to grow the company’s industrial division, OTTO Motors , launched in 2015 to focus on self-driving vehicles for material transport inside manufacturing and warehouse operations.

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months.

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). The latest-generation Euro VI Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 was the third test vehicle.

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV says it believes that 48V technology will be the next evolution in in-vehicle power. Vehicle electrification will play a significant role in finding a solution path.

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