NTT DOCOMO and AGC achieve 8Gbps 5G communications at 62 mph with on-glass antenna

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While moving at high speeds of approximately 100 km/h (62 mph), a maximum communication speed of 8 Gbps was achieved, and a maximum of 11 Gbps was achieved at a speed of approximately 30 km/h (18.6 NTT DOCOMO, INC. DOCOMO) and AGC Inc.

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Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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The new EVs are the SF5 and the SF7; the SF5 will be available for pre-order by the end of 2018 and will hit the road in 2019. SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) startup and subsidiary of Shanghai-based Sokon Industry Group ( earlier post ), announced its latest technological advances and a new line of intelligent electric vehicles at an event at its Santa Clara headquarters.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

2018 101

New Bosch highway assist system installed on the Maserati 2018 range; ACC Stop & Go plus Lane Centering

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Bosch’s highway assist system, which combines the ACC Stop & Go and Lane Centering functions to control the vehicle’s speed, acceleration and braking, is installed on all the vehicles in the Maserati MY 2018 range.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range.

2018 85

2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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seconds, and on to a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). Toyota Motor is introducing a mid-lifecycle model change for the AYGO, its successful A-segment entry in the European market.

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Subaru introducing its first plug-in hybrid in US; Crosstrek Hybrid

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The Crosstrek Hybrid is capable of speeds up to 65 mph when in full electric mode and is a full second faster from 0 to 60 mph than the standard Crosstrek. Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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With 3,500 N·m of grounded torque per wheel (14,000 N·m of torque for the full vehicle), the R1T and R1S can both reach 60 mph in 3 seconds and 100 mph in less than 7 seconds.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Full-Speed DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control): Designed for highway use, designed to maintain a set vehicle-to-vehicle distance and is also capable of low-speed following up to speeds of about 24 mph. Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show.

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Porsche takes 10% stake in the electric technology and sports car company Rimac; development partnership

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Rimac recently presented the latest version of its electric hypercar, the “C Two”, at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. The two-seater produces 1914 hp, 2300 N·m of torque, and reaches a top speed of 412 km/h (256 mph); acceleration from 0-60 mph is in 1.85

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Audi unveils e-tron GT concept at LA Auto Show; production version in about 2 years

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mph) in around 3.5 mph) in just over 12 seconds. mph) to maximize the range. Audi is presenting the battery-electric e-tron GT concept four-door coupé as a show car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.

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BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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The BMW i3, powered by a 170 hp electric motor, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries.

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Tropos Motors triples range of electric LSVs with new Li-ion-powered ABLE XR; 26 kWh pack

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With the largest capacity battery pack of LSVs on the market, the ABLE XR can travel up to 45+ mph (72+ km/h), and up to 160 miles (at 25 mph), as well as tow a max of 2000 pounds on public roads, or 3000 pounds on closed campuses.

2018 106

Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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The Hyundai test marks the first time autonomous vehicles have operated on public highways at 110 km/h (68 mph), the maximum speed allowed by law on Korean highways.

2018 136

Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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The truck is Capable of 0-60 mph in 20 seconds with a full 80,000-pound load and can climb 5% grades at a steady 65 mph (compared to 45mph for same grade in a diesel truck). Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028.

2018 111

ZF electric driveline to premiere in Formula E with Venturi

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seconds and has a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). In 2016, ZF and Venturi formed a technology partnership for the FIA Formula E.

2018 106

Volkswagen showcasing electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Cargo e-Bike concepts at LA Auto Show

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The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 99 mph. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen is showcasing two electric concepts. The I.D.

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NTSB issues preliminary report on fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View

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ard issued its preliminary report in the investigation of the fatal crash of a Tesla on US Highway 101 in Mountain View, California on 23 March 2018. The speed limit for the roadway is 65 mph. The vehicle’s traffic-aware cruise control was set to 75 mph at the time of the crash.

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Toyota Gen5 RAV4 increases performance, decreases fuel consumption; hybrid models to come in March 2019

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vs. 5.425), resulting in quicker and smoother acceleration, getting drivers from 0 – 60 mph in 8.2 Toyota has introduced the fifth-generation 2019 Toyota RAV4. Gasoline models arrive next month, and RAV4 Hybrid models follow in late March 2019. 2019 RAV4 Hybrid.

2018 109

Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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The electric drive can reach 135km/h (84 mph) before the combustion engine takes over. Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines.

2018 110

Audi Q8 makes debut in China; 48V mHEV system standard

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The Audi Q8 launches on the European market in the third quarter of 2018 and in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Audi Q8 made its debut at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China.

2018 106

Renault introduces electric robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept EZ-GO

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EZ-GO is the first of a series of Renault concept cars focused on mobility services that will be unveiled during 2018.

2018 116

BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

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The top speed when driving on electric power alone is increased from 120 to 140 km/h (75 mph to 87 mph). The top speed of the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance is 235 km/h (146 mph).

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Oerlikon Graziano to show H-RAM modular hybrid rear axle for P3 and P4 applications

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Leading gear and drive solutions provider Oerlikon Graziano, together with Vocis, will show its latest hybrid and electric technologies at the forthcoming CTI Symposium 2018 in Berlin. The first application of the unit is in a high-performance vehicle with peak wheel torque of 12,000 N·m in hybrid mode and a potential maximum speed in E-mode of more than 300 km/h (186 mph).

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2019 Prius offered with new electric all-wheel drive system

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The Prius AWD-e uses an independent electric, magnet-less rear motor (a Toyota first) to power the rear wheels from 0 to 6 mph, then when needed, up to 43 mph. Toyota is offering a new electric all-wheel drive system (AWD-e) on the facelifted 2019 Prius.

2018 96

Two Alstom hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony; 14 more ordered

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Travellers in the Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB) network can look forward to a world-first journey on the low-noise, zero-emission trains that reach up to 140 km/h (87 mph).

2018 106

Porsche unveils Mission E Cross Turismo EV study at Geneva show

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At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche presented the Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electrically-powered “Cross-Utility Vehicle.” seconds and to 200 kmh (124 mph) in under twelve seconds.

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SEAT launches CUPRA as independent sporty brand; showcasing electric e-Racer at Geneva

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The CUPRA e-Racer can reach a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph), accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.2 Throughout 2018, specially chosen events will showcase the CUPRA e-Racer and a competition for purely electric touring cars is anticipated from 2019.

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Novel fluid simulation software enables longer range for EVs by reducing losses in drivetrain

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DSD is using nanoFluidX to improve electric vehicle (EV) range by reducing losses in the drivetrain, identified as the largest energy draw on the battery pack at steady speeds up to approximately 80 km/h (50 mph)—even greater than the vehicle’s aerodynamic drag.

2018 122

Autonomous electric shuttle in long-term public demo in Candiac, Québec

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mph), the NAVYA autonomous electric shuttle facilitates travel and promotes the use of public transit in underserved areas. The City of Candiac, Québec is hosting a long-term demonstration project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle to be used on public roads for the first time in Canada.

2018 104

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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It will be available in California beginning in September 2018 where significant vouchers for fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure exist.

2018 107

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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Combined output is 155 kW, with peak torque of 365 N·m; top speed is 160 km/h (99 mph). By 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ entire product range will be electrified. There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells.

2018 102

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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seconds, with a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

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MCI J4500e electric coach prototype reaches highway speed and reliability targets in test runs; on sale in 2020

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MCI said that the coach ran flawlessly at both low and high speeds up to a sustained 70 mph (113 km/h) on the highway. Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered with new 4-cylinder turbo with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation

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Turbo delivers 0-60 mph performance in less than seven seconds and weighs 380 pounds less than the current Silverado with the 4.3L The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo.

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Audi e-tron premium electric SUV debuts; starting at $74,800 in US; delivery Q2 2019; reservations open

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The two electric motors accelerate the e-tron from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds (with boost engaged) and reach a top speed of 124 mph. Audi unveiled its all-electric Audi e-tron mid-size SUV—its first fully electric production model—in an event in San Francisco.

2018 101

Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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The deactivation function operates within an engine speed range of 1,400 to 4,000 rpm and at vehicle speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph). Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

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The top speed in e-mode has been raised from 130 km/h (81 mph) to 140 km/h (87 mph). Delivery of the first models is scheduled for late summer 2018.

2018 104

Volkswagen innovates with aerodynamics for electric I.D. R Pikes Peak racer

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In preparation for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018, the Volkswagen Motorsport team has engineered the aerodynamics of the I.D. During the winding 12.4-mile (20 km) drive to the summit of Pikes Peak, a top speed of around 155 mph (249.5

2018 96

GKN Driveline begins testing All-Twinster plug-in hybrid AWD SUV research vehicle with eTwinsterX system

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Based on a Mercedes-AMG GLA 45, the one-off GKN Technology Demonstrator 2018 vehicle (GTD18), features mechanical and electric Twinster torque vectoring, a plug-in hybrid system, and completely re-engineered control systems. It had a top speed of 162 mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.0

2018 101

Unleashed Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo takes track record at Spa-Francorchamps

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Jani achieved a top speed of 359 km/h (223 mph) and an average speed of 245.61 mph) on his record lap that he started at 10:23 hrs. On top came developments that were prepared for the 2018 WEC but never raced after the end of 2017 withdrawal.

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Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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mph) in 5.3 mph) in 5.7 Additional four and six-cylinder engines will follow after the market introduction in early March 2018. The four-door coupé rolls off the assembly line at the Neckarsulm site and will launch on the German market in early March 2018.

2018 98

Mercedes-Benz unveils new EQC electric crossover SUV; series production in 2019

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seconds, and the top speed is 180 km/h (112 mph). Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first member of its EQ electric vehicle line-up: the new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV. The EQC marks the start of a new mobility era at Daimler.

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