VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition, the 2019 Jetta offers a combination of both passive and active safety systems that are engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations. Volkswagen of America, Inc.,

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Continental will introduce fifth-generation automotive radar in 2019

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Continental is now developing its fifth generation of automotive short- and long-range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. Not only does the new generation have greater capacity, it is also based on a scalable modular principle, which, with its graduated function scopes, flexibly supports vehicle manufacturers’ different requirements and electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures.

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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The Swedish automaker will go all-electrified come 2019; every single vehicle it launches will feature an electric motor in some usage. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. 2019 will also see the introduction of the first battery-electric vehicles.

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Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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We will continue to improve the battery’s performance and aim to put the next-generation SCiB into practical application in fiscal year 2019.

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How Silicon Valley startup boosted MPG in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup truck

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Sophisticated engine-control algorithms under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck, which make the truck's V-8 engines more efficient, came from work done by a company GM bought in 2012. It looks like GM's investment arm, GM Ventures, has borne some real-world, fuel-saving fruit.

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Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Production of the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D.

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Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

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The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed the e-tron Sportback would arrive in 2019 and be. Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

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The company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight. The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. A new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Detroit Auto Show

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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The 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. Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5

New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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Start of production is planned for 2019 at the latest. Leveraging its experience with electromobility components, Bosch has developed a new generation electric axle drive, or e-axle. The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle.

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GM files petition asking DOT permission to deploy self-driving Cruise AV in 2019; no steering wheel or pedals

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General Motors has filed a Safety Petition with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for GM’s fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV—the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.

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Mercedes-Benz to build electric vehicles in 6 plants on 3 continents; global battery network; EQC in 2019

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Production of the EQC, an all-electric SUV, will start in 2019. Mercedes-Benz is in the process of building out hubs for the production of electric vehicles and batteries around the globe.

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World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

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It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. The world's fossil-fuel extraction, refining, and delivery industries are also faced with the reality that two centuries of burning their core products hurts the planet and has already exacerbated. Gasoline oil global warming climate change energy diesel fuel fossil fuels

LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

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Cars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but generally receive less attention from regulators. But one cruise line is now taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. DON'T MISS: Cruise ships start to. emissions natural gas air pollution LNG Boats

Every Volvo car launched from 2019 to have an electrified powertrain; “the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”

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Volvo Cars announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 on will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Volvo Cars will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm.

Montreal Plan: 2,000 Electric Taxis By 2019 To Compete With Uber, Lyft

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A company operating in the Canadian city is undertaking a plan to put 2,000 electric taxis in service by 2019. Several cities have experimented with electric taxis, but Montreal could soon have one of the largest fleets in operation. That's the vision of Alexandre Taillefer, one of the "dragons" on the French-language version of the reality show. Canada Montreal taxi plug-in cars fleet

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

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

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Mobileye and Delphi to partner on SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution for 2019

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The partners’ “Central Sensing Localization and Planning” (CSLP) platform will be demonstrated in combined urban and highway driving at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and production ready for 2019.

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

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With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? The answer to that. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5

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2019 Ram 1500 pickup has 48-volt 'mild hybrid' system for fuel economy

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Ironically, the Detroit automaker with the fewest electrified models on sale was the only one to bring hybridization to a new truck, in the form of its brand-new 2019 Ram 1500. The dominant news at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was about pickup trucks. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has lagged GM and FOrd on the. Detroit Auto Show mild hybrid Fuel Economy start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

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2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

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Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. It's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. It's called homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI: in essence it lets a gasoline engine. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Detroit Auto Show Videos

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Tesla Semi, 2019 Honda Insight, NEVS 9-3 (nee Saab), future of oil: Today's Car News

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The end-of-year holiday season is just starting, but the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid that will debut at the Detroit auto show next month has been. Today, a surprise advance look at an important new hybrid model, bad news for global oil and gas, an old Saab as a new electric car, and Tesla gets more Semi orders. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh to 11.7 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. But if. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

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Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy Palmer, who had previously led product development at Nissan while it launched the Leaf electric car. Palmer had ambitious plans for a lineup of electric vehicles at Nissan. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Williams Faraday Future FF 91

2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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FCA pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. The eTorque mild hybrid system is one of several changes made to the powertrains for the 2019 Ram 1500. For the 2019 model year, the iDFSO feature is improved to be active in third gear and higher.

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

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The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The all-electric Audi e-tron SUV will have dimensions similar to the Audi Q5 SUV and should offer enough charge from its 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack to drive roughly 300 miles. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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EIA forecasts US crude oil production rate to break record high in 2018 and again in 2019; 10.3 and 10.8 million b/d

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EIA also forecasts that 2019 crude oil production will rise further to an average of 10.8 million b/d of crude oil production growth from December 2017 to December 2019. million b/d of growth to come from the Federal Gulf of Mexico, as seven new projects are expected to come online by the end of 2019. million b/d of crude oil by the end of 2019—roughly a 0.9 This would represent about 32% of total US crude oil production in 2019. million b/d in 2019.

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Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

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Company officials said Mazda plans to launch an electric car in 2019, dangling hints that it may. Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Range Extending

Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 at $45,000 after CES debut: first-ride video

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It's rare that automakers let journalists or potential buyers drive or even ride in development prototypes. It's not unknown: Chevrolet did it with development versions of both its 2011 Volt range-extended electric car and the more recent 2017 Bolt EV battery-electric model. But it's a good way for a relatively unknown startup company to attract. China CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Consumer Electronics Show Byton

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Commercial tests of self-driving Chevy Bolt EV to launch in many cities in 2019

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General Motors officials made a bold announcement on a Thursday conference call with investors: the automaker plans to launch commercial autonomous fleet operations beginning in 2019. The Detroit-based automaker's vision for commercial, autonomous ride sharing will begin with self-driving Bolt EV robo-taxis operating in dense urban areas in. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars

Smaller, cheaper Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car coming in 2019, company says

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To increase the reach of its hybrid cars, Toyota launched the Prius C subcompact in 2012 as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Prius Liftback that's the linchpin of its lineup. Now, Toyota says it may be planning to do something similar with its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Mirai was launched last year in Japan. Tokyo Infrastructure hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell Olympics

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Tesla and Panasonic to manufacture solar cells and modules in Buffalo, NY; 1GW by 2019

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Production of the first PV modules will begin in summer 2017, and will ramp to 1 Gigawatt of module production by 2019. Tesla and Panasonic finalized an agreement to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory.

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

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The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers used their cars, recharged them, and otherwise. Future Cars Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Blue Bird developing battery-electric V2G school bus in $9M+ project; demo fleet in California in 2019

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Combined with matching funding from other public and private entities in California, the total project funding will be more than $9M and result in an eight bus demonstration fleet deployed in California by 2019. In December 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15M to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles.

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BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

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The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology. The BMW i5 electric crossover SUV (with optional range extender) will likely be unveiled at an auto show sometime next year, and go into. plug-in cars BMW i5

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Volvo's new Polestar electric-car brand to launch 600-hp model in 2019

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Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuning division, was recently separated from the Swedish brand; Volvo plans to turn it into a standalone brand. Polestar announced plans to build electric and electrified performance cars in the near future, and the brand revealed its first attempt with what it calls the Polestar 1, which they unveiled Thursday. Plug-In Hybrids Performance plug-in cars Polestar

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Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

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Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News stories point to the hiring of employees with auto-industry experience, and discussions between Apple and car-related entities. Now, there's at least an indication of when the. Green Apple Silicon Valley plug-in cars

Audi Q4 SUV set for 2019 launch

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Audi has been busy with its SUV range recently. We’ve had the new Q2, the Q5 has had a facelift, while the Q6 and flagship Q8 have recently been annou

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