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Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

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Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure.

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Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Our future research will be focused on further tailoring the graphite/electrolyte interface by appropriate additives or co-solvent and scrutinize the mechanism of the superior cell performance at high voltages.

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Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

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At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91It quoted a range of 378 miles, courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It also cited a power output of 1,050 horsepower, enabling the FF 91 to reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2.4.

2017 25

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtubeIt's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now, we've heard almost nothing about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

2017 48

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan.

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Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production.

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CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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Future applications, such as the production of industrial oils and bio-based diesel, will require further industrial supply chain development to customise techniques for extracting the oil and converting it to suitable products.

2017 46

Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

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Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected. The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed.

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Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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Production of both components is scheduled to start in April 2017 at the Eberspaecher facilities in Herxheim and Landau, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. We will remain committed to PTC technology in future, and see great potential in its ongoing development.

2017 46

Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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One of our major objectives for 2017 will be to come closer to commercial performances at Leuna Demo plant. We will then have a mature process, ready to be transferred to the future commercial plants. Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter).

2017 35

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid MotorsIt 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 37

2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced. After seven years of the first-generation Nissan Leaf electric car, a redesign is due—some might say overdue. Now we have a second set of spy shots of the 2018 Leaf being tested, indicating a likely unveiling this.

2017 35

Tesla Model 3 timing confirmed: first cars in July, 5K a week by next year

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3Tesla Motors confirmed today that it expected to start production of its crucial Model 3 electric car in July, and claims that it will boost production to 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. The news was contained in Tesla's latest letter to its shareholders, and it started with the third sentence. The company's statements restate some of.

2017 40

Saab Gripen fighter completes first test flights with 100% biofuel; CHCJ-5

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This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown entirely with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel. —Göran Bengtsson, Director of Research and Technology, Future Business, Aeronautics.

2017 46

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

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Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) semisRelative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new product lines, tweets from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk routinely make news. And so it was this week, when Musk announced the months in which the company plans to reveal designs for.

2017 28

Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. In the future, this combination will be used in many Audi models.

2017 46

MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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As part of its partnership with CNL—a group of fifteen of Austria’s largest companies in the retail, logistics and production sectors—MAN will be making test vehicles available to nine CNL member companies for practical trials from the end of 2017.

2017 46

All-electric Fisker EMotion luxury sedan to debut in August

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Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker AutomotiveThe low, sleek Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan had a stunning design but numerous problems, and Tesla mopped the floor with it. Now designer Henrik Fisker is ready for a rematch, this time with an all-electric sedan promising 400 miles of range (and unusual doors). The Fisker EMotion is slated for an August 17 debut, when its curvaceous.

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Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91

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Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car at a special event held during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. plug-in cars Startups Faraday Future FF 91It's a crossover-utility vehicle with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile range, the latter courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Aside from those ambitious performance claims, the FF 91.

GM, Ford R&D execs stress importance of improved, advanced fuels for future engine efficiency gains, GHG goals

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Brooks ticked off the requirements for future fuels in his talk: High knock resistance with high sensitivity. By contrast, however, a 2017 Tesla Model S AWD 90D carries a WTW CO 2 e intensity (US average) of 190 g/mile.

2017 20

ASTM releases new high-octane fuel standard D8067-17 to support development of more efficient engines

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This new ASTM standard will help define a template for future vehicle certification fuel, with the ultimate goal of an affordable 100-RON gasoline that can be made at commercial scale to optimize engine performance. ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines.

2017 30

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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Detroit Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) MicrobusIf you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago. It's one of the few.

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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The authors are applying the data from this research to develop models to forecast methane emissions from the future HD transportation sector. Ugarte (2017) “Pump-to-Wheels Methane Emissions from the Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector” Environmental Science & Technology.

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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and digitalization as the key opportunities for the future, said CEO Klaus Rosenfeld at the company’s press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0

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Faraday has 64,000 reservations: why they're different from Tesla's

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Faraday Future unveiled its first production electric car, the FF 91, last month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91The public debut of the much-hyped luxury utility vehicle generated considerable interest from potential customers. At least, that's how it looks at first glance.

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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Some of these developments have already been introduced to our trucks, and some will be introduced in the near future. With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications.

2017 46

Tesla Model 3 preview

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits.

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Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesVolvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

2017 30

NASA’s hybrid computer enables Raven’s autonomous docking capability

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Raven’s foundational technologies will be applied to future missions.

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Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)

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It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you arrive. That kind of anywhere-any-time autonomy remains some years in the future, most engineers suggest. Videos Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars active safety

2017 24

Dongfeng Motor to use Visteon SmartCore cockpit domain controller; third SmartCore win

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China’s second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has selected Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology ( earlier post ) for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program.

2017 31

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

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Geely Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV 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 28

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

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It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacity

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Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

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Within the Volkswagen Group, Porsche AG and AUDI AG now plan to cooperate more closely on future vehicle architectures, with a particular focus on electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. This move is intended to enhance competitiveness so that the two companies can optimally utilize the opportunities for future model generations and better meet the challenges. Together, we will make faster progress in the race for the mobility of the future.

2017 35

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

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Siemens has a broad knowledge in essential areas such as materials sciences, automation, manufacturing and process know how and is thus in a great position to shape the future in the 3D printing industry.

2017 46

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

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CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Faraday FutureThe annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as collaborations with tech companies, have led to a greater automaker presence at CES, held just before the annual Detroit Auto Show. Last year, General Motors chose CES, and not the auto.

Renesas Electronics unveils RH850/V1R-M automotive radar solution for ADAS and autonomous driving vehicles

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Additionally, high-precision sensing becomes critical in realizing future autonomous driving to meet the increasing requirements of range resolution, separation of objects and precision in measurement of velocity.

2017 46

ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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We will continue to lead and catalyse the AV ecosystems in Singapore, accelerating the adoption of AV standards and AV technologies that support the country’s future mobility concepts. ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

2017 34

The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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In his presentation on future charging options, he also discussed research underway at KAIST on 22kW static wireless charging. Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure.

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