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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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

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plug-in cars charging Charging station SAE J-1772 ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure education Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.)

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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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Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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That’s why we, as a leading automaker, want to play an active role in the global blockchain community and help shape the cross-sector blockchain standards.

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Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

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As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant data sets and advocated for their use at an electric-car "datathon" hosted by the White House. Putting theory into practice, Ford has now analyzed customer data to analyze how. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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

LiquidPiston receives $3M Rapid Innovation Fund award from US Army for 2kW hybrid-electric genset

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The X Mini utilizes a spark-ignition (SI-HEHC) version of the cycle with a lower compression ratio standard for gasoline engines. An air-standard analysis predicts an ideal thermodynamic efficiency of 74% at an 18:1 compression ratio. LiquidPiston, Inc.

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House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

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The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House panel passed a proposal that would allow automakers and other companies to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles. Significantly, the bill does not require the. Politics government congress Autonomous cars regulation state laws self-driving cars

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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GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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design rather than the 6-ball setup of standard propshafts. GKN Driveline created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5.

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Renault Trucks leading FALCON project to cut heavy-duty tractor-trailer fuel consumption 13%

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Renault Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, is leading the FALCON (Flexible & Aerodynamic Truck for Low CONsumption) consortium project to develop a complete heavy-duty tractor-trailer combination to consume 13% less fuel than a standard coupling towed by a Renault Trucks T.

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IAV 8-speed hybrid dual-clutch tranmission can reduce fuel consumption 18% over 6DCT

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With its maximum torque of 450 N·m, the eight-speed hybrid dual-clutch transmission is suitable for use in vehicles from the compact to upper standard class and even the SUV segment.

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Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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Among the many features on the 2018 Camry is the standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of safety systems and technologies. Select models will also come with standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

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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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Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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The diesel engines, which fulfill all legal requirements and the applicable emissions standards, will be integrated in the new GAZelle NEXT family, which includes drop-side trucks, full-metal vans and minibuses. In the first quarter of 2017, Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold 1,390 trucks in the Russian market doubling the previous year’s figure. The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025.

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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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 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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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how 'Unlimited' subscription really works

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To dig its teeth into California's crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an "Unlimited+" lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The plan mimics a subscription service, and adds unlimited mileage allowance, vehicle-charging reimbursement, and a cohesive maintenance plan to the standard lease terms, according.

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IAV says new version of modular electric drive can boost range 5-10% vs system with fixed transmission ratio

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Its power output is sufficient for vehicles from classes A (subcompact car), B (compact car), C (standard size) and D (upper standard size). IAV presented a new version of its modular electric drive concept at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

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Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar. A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now.

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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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DOE: 58% of BEV sales in US in 2016 were large cars and standard SUVs; PHEVS mainly compact and midsize

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The largest share of all-electric vehicle (EV) sales in calendar year 2016 in the US were large cars (35%) and standard sport utility vehicles (SUV)(23%), according to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Hydrogenics to provide 1,000 fuel cell bus power modules to Blue-G in China; $50M deal

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Introduced in 2014 with the HyPM at its core, Celerity, and its advanced option, CelerityPlus Celerity and CelerityPlus are optimally designed and configured for vehicles requiring a standard engine bay installation. Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has signed a Purchase and License Agreement for technology and fuel cells with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation (Blue-G) in China.

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Hydrogenics to provide fuel cell systems for four Scandia fuel-cell trucks in Norway

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Scania is replacing the internal combustion engine with the fuel cell system and hydrogen storage; The rest of the powertrain is composed of the same standard components used in the hybrid trucks and buses that Scania already delivers.

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New molybdenum-coated catalyst produces hydrogen from water-splitting more efficiently; preventing the back reaction

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Takanabe’s research group explored the stability, performance and function of many different elements before selecting molybdenum as the coating for a standard platinum-based catalyst.

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Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Japan, and South Korea having similar standards. by Jon LeSage for Oilprice.com. Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Oil demand for transportation fuel see its “ demand will flatten out ,” after 2030, Couse said. Maybe even decline. ”.

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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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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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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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Audi puts steel back in the new A8

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ArcelorMittal’s Usibor is compatible with standard press hardening technologies and processes. The new Audi A8, scheduled for release in 2018, features a multi-material body structure ( earlier post ) consisting of more than 40% steel.

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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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Parker Aerospace offering lubrication, combustion, & thermal management systems to cut aircraft engine weight, fuel consumption, and emissions

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Controlling these key variables can contribute to meeting increasingly stringent CO, CO 2 , and NO x emission standards. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation is introducing technologies designed to enhance the efficiency of aerospace engines in the areas of lubrication, combustion, and thermal management systems.

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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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2018 Chevy Equinox drops almost 400 lbs; about 10% of mass

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It is complemented with the Equinox’s restraint systems and other standard and available safety features to manage energy in the event of a crash and help protect occupants.

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SCF Group partners with Shell on LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers

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Engines running on LNG release more than 90% less SO x , more than 80% less NO x and more than 15% less CO 2 than engines burning standard marine fuels. Russia-based SCF Group (Sovcomflot) recently signed an agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V.

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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.

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