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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the.

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

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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. Formation and approval of the standard was led by Dr. Robert L. D8067-17 describes a high RON fuel for automotive spark-ignition engines that are not currently in the marketplace but that are being developed and thus require a defined standard test fuel.

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice.

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Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. California road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide, CARB reaffirms emissions standards, E15 battle: Today's Car News

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Today, the Aston Martin Rapide is expected to go all-electric in 2018, the California Air Resources Board reaffirms 2025 emissions standards, and state and federal bills look to ban E15 ethanol fuel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. This all-electric personal watercraft. Today in Car News

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale across Europe during Q3 2017, pairing an economical 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine with an 8.9

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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.

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California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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After considering the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review ( earlier post ), the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and ZEV program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025.

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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.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America and Jen-Hsun Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA, announced their companies’ newest collaboration during the opening keynote of CES 2017.

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BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

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At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Facilitate harmonization of industry standards across regions and sectors to enable hydrogen technologies and take advantage of scale effects and decrease costs. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Policy Power Generation Power-to-Gas Standards

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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “ The issue with conductive charging is though there are plenty of standards, unfortunately many of these standards are simply not compatible. SAE J2954 is to be tested in the next two years by vehicle automakers to be standardized at the end of 2018.

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GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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The competition’s technical goal is navigating an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by Year 3. Beginning in fall 2017, Year 1 will focus on concept selection for university teams by having them become familiar with sensing and computation software.

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Year-long field testing finds electric buses with Toshiba wireless charger cut CO2 up to 60% compared to diesel

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The tests, carried out with the cooperation of Waseda University, showed that using the buses to replace standard diesel buses could cut CO 2 emissions from daily operation by up to 60% for a medium-sized bus and by up to 42% for a small bus. Feb 2016 to Jan 2017.

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

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Optical access, dynamic cam phasing, secondary balancers, and floating liner devices can be added to the standard configurations. The heavy-duty engine includes a standard bore range of 110-145 mm, standard stroke range of 110-185 mm, and maximum engine speeds up to 2,500 rpm.

2017 35

Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

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The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production. With production still said to start this July, pre-production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car should have been popping up in spy photos by now.

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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During steady state cruising, the clutch system disengages the rear section of the driveline, eliminating rotating losses and improving highway fuel economy by up to 4%—compared to standard AWD.

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ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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First, ST Engineering has launched the Singapore Autonomous Vehicles Consortium to facilitate and to strengthen collaboration between industry partners and institutes of higher learning (IHL) to develop AV standards as well as accelerate the application and adoption of AV technologies in Singapore. 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.

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California ARB moves forward with climate and air quality actions

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CARB approved the State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan ( State SIP Strategy ), which describes CARB’s commitment for further reducing vehicle emissions needed to meet federal air quality standards over the next 15 years.

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Volvo Trucks introducing OTA remote programming for trucks

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The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards. Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs, and improve vehicle efficiency, all through powertrain software and parameter updates.

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AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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The lithium-ion battery systems developed in accordance with the standard ISO 26262 can fast-charge up to 500 kW, and reach more than 3,000 full cycles. The standard version has a storage capacity of 24.4

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Renesas introduces “autonomy” open platform for ADAS and automated driving

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The new R-Car V3M SoC complies with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, delivers low-power hardware acceleration for vision processing, and is equipped with a built-in image signal processor (ISP), freeing up board space and reducing system manufacturers’ system costs.

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

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Until recently, the four main modular toolkits (modularen Baukästen) of the Group were: the MQB (transverse, driven by the Volkswagen brand); the MLB (longitudinal, driven by the Audi brand); the MSB (standard drive, driven by Porsche); and the NSF (New Small Family). 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.

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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These technologies, Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light Alert, are standard on all SPA-based vehicles on sale in Sweden and Norway: the XC90, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country and the new XC60. Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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And in 2018 we will have a demonstration vehicle that proves an internal combustion engine is able to cost-effectively meet the CAFE standard, does not require the adoption of costly vehicle modifications, infrastructure upgrades, or a change in how the driver operates or maintains the vehicle.

2017 46

Newest, cleanest diesels in Europe can still be very dirty: analysis

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Tests done by Emissions Analytics found that the majority of new diesel-powered cars sold in Europe do not meet the Euro 6 emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) in real-world. It has become increasingly more evident that carmakers must take aggressive steps to ensure that diesel cars and light trucks meet current environmental regulations.

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Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA is Silicon Mobility’s family of standard products for automotive applications. OLEA APP for Mild/Full Hybrid and EV electric motor control will be available in Q3 2017. OLEA LIB and OLEA APP will be shown on Silicon Mobility’s booth at Embedded World 2017.

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Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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It will enable drivers to charge their vehicles up to three times faster than is possible with a standard cordset. AeroVironment’s new charger will pair well with the TurboCord model that comes standard in the trunk of the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station.

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New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

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The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards. New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its borders, and currently does not offer purchase. New York government incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates

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BMW i Ventures invests in Bus.com

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Service standards and pricing varies dramatically from company to company, and consumer innovation is not happening to meet changing demands. BMW i Ventures has invested in Bus.com, formerly ShareTheBus, an emerging startup that removes the complexity of renting a bus and coordinating group transportation anywhere in the US and Canada, and is set on revitalizing the outdated charter bus space.

2017 30

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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INEOS is determined that its new vehicle will offer a real and pure alternative to the current crop of standardized ‘jelly-mould’ SUV’s. Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. Although INEOS is one of the largest manufacturers in the world, it will be the first time that INEOS has produced such a vehicle.

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First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha.

POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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In January, test results of lithium carbonate first produced with lithium phosphate extracted from waste secondary batteries were verified to be equivalent to those of existing products in quality standards such as particle size, purity, charge and discharge efficiency and capacity. Korea-based steel-maker POSCO has begun commercial production of lithium in Korea for the first time.

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California ARB staff considering including alternative jet fuel in Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is considering including alternative jet fuel (AJF) in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Fuels and fuel blendstocks that have a CI higher than the applicable standard generate deficits. Correspondingly, fuels and fuel blendstocks with CIs below the standard generate credits.

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Rail Management Services (RMS) orders 9 more Orange EV T-Series electric yard trucks

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Rail Management Services ( RMS ), an intermodal lift-on/lift-off contractor with a hostling fleet of 700+ trucks, has placed a follow-on order for nine additional T-Series battery-electric terminal trucks from Orange EV.

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Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars. Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. But can automakers handle a sudden increase in. emissions sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 30

CARB reaffirms state emission, electric-car rules for 2025

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The California Air Resources Board voted Friday to confirm its stricter emissions standards for 2025, setting up a potential clash with the Trump Administration. The CARB vote reaffirms a decision by the EPA in the waning days of the Obama Administration to lock in emissions standards for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025.

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London and Paris launch car scoring initiative based on real-world emissions; ICCT the technical lead

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Paris and London have committed to launch their data online by the end of 2017. Some diesel cars that meet the latest Euro 6 standards in reality release more NO x than a modern heavy duty truck.

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Swedish researchers testing electric wind vortices to reduce drag on trucks; up to 5% improvement in fuel consumption

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KTH researcher Julie Vernet says the electric wind vortices can reduce fuel consumption by up to 5 percent on a flat-nosed, cab-over-engine design that is the standard for tractor trucks in Europe and Japan. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane wings.

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