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.

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Mitsubishi to introduce 2019 Outlander PHEV at Geneva; redesigned powertrain

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the upcoming Geneva show. The 2019 model year Outlander PHEV features a next-generation system with both EV and SUV breakthroughs.

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New larger 2019 Volkswagen Jetta boosts fuel economy over curren generation

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The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit ( earlier post ) will offer improved EPA-estimated fuel economy for the model: 30 mpg city (7.8

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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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2019 Nissan Altima features VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, AWD, ProPILOT Assist

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At the New York International Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2019 Altima. The 2019 Altima goes on sale in the US in the fall, followed by other global markets at later dates. For 2019, the Xtronic transmission receives an expanded lock-up area for improved efficiency.

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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Underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) K Sedan platform, the 2019 Avalon is powered by two new TNGA powertrains: a punchy 3.5-liter V6 (2GR-FKS), and, a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with 650-volt electric motor (A25A-FXS) and Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT). 2019 Avalon Hybrid. Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

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For the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup unveiling Saturday night, Chevy's executives and engineers stayed ruthlessly on message. Vehicle launches at auto shows include a dance between automakers, which only want certain information revealed, and journalists, who want to put specific news items into a bigger and broader context. The company said. Pickups Detroit Auto Show Chevy powertrains

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2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

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While plug-in electric cars are steadily growing in sales, they still pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of compact crossover utility vehicles sold each year by virtually every major carmaker. In 2017, Toyota's most popular vehicle became the RAV4 small SUV, supplanting the Camry mid-size sedan that had occupied that slot for two. Fuel Economy

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover

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After less than four minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the electric Jaguar feels like the beginning of something. DON'T MISS: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover debuts in. A parking lot in suburban New Jersey isn’t the first place I’d look for a revolution. According to Jaguar, it’s where ours will start. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Aemetis completes operation of cellulosic ethanol demo unit; 12 Mgpy plant for 2019

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With a 20-year feedstock supply agreement and a 55-year lease already signed, the 12-million gallon per year Riverbank plant is expected to begin operations in 2019.

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Cisco and Hyundai to bring “hyper-connected” car to production in 2019; software defined vehicle architecture

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Hyundai will feature this new in-vehicle network in their premium 2019 vehicles. At CES, Cisco and Hyundai Motor Company announced the coming production of a next-generation, hyperconnected car.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new Sprinter; focus on connectivity; electric drive in 2019; realizing adVANce

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Electrification: eSprinter to follow in 2019. The eVito will be followed by the eSprinter in 2019. Mercedes?Benz Benz unveiled the latest generation of its successful Sprinter model at an event held at a logistics center in the Duisburg, Germany docks.

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Eight airbags come standard on the 2019 RAV4, and so does Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

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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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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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5 things about the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric we learned at the NY auto show

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The standout was clearly the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the 250-mile battery-electric small hatchback that will go on sale before the end of the year. After a Detroit auto show that was about little except pickup trucks and a new Jeep, followed by a tepid Chicago show, New York proved to be relatively rich in interesting new green cars. While it. New York Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric hatchback

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The biggest question around the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has now been answered: it will have a rated range estimated at 250 miles on the U.S. test cycle. Hyundai debuted the U.S. version of the small all-electric hatchback on Wednesday at the New York auto show media days. While the company refers to the all-electric Kona as a "crossover". New York Auto Show subcompact plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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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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

2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

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Now, Ford has released details of its slightly updated 2019 Ford Fusion. Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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President’s 2019 budget request cuts DOE Energy programs 43%; EERE, 65%; kills Loans program and ARPA-E

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President Trump unveiled his FY 2019 budget request, including $30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE)—a more than 3% decrease from the 2017 enacted level. The bulk of DOE funding would flow to the National Nuclear Security Administration ($15.1 billion, +$2.2 billion over FY 2017 Enacted) and Environmental Management (US$6.6 billion, $182 million above FY 2017 Enacted).

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Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show

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With buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion, the Camry mid-size sedan. The company delivered. New York Auto Show

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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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BYTON unveils drivable electric SUV concept at CES; production model in 2019

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The car will be available in China towards the end of 2019, and in the US and Europe in 2020. BYTON’s production car will be equipped with L3 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) in 2019.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe launched with diesel; hybrid, plug-in hybrid for US or not?

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Along with the 250-mile 2019 Kona Electric hatchback it launched Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled an entirely redesigned version of a much higher-volume vehicle. That's the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover utility vehicle, which gains size, features, and considerably more upright and SUV-like styling. The company also. Diesels New York Auto Show Fuel Economy

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2019 Lincoln Aviator crossover to include plug-in hybrid version

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Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, has started to take on a new confidence, with far more luxurious vehicles and high-end trim levels and vehicles that are more than just restyled mass-market products. On Wednesday, it will draw back the veil from one of the several new SUVs that it hopes will power its growth not only in North America but more. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes where no full-size sedan has gone before. For 2019, the Avalon rides on a new platform, has updated interior and exterior styling, and comes loaded with an unusually high degree of technology. Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid.

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Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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The new LEAF will also be followed in model year 2019 with a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity. Nissan revealed the Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in a global launch event in Yokohama, followed by its North American debut at a media event in Las Vegas.

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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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EPA finalizes RFS volumes for 2018 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2019

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018, and biomass-based diesel for 2019. The final standards for 2018, and for biomass-based diesel for 2019, are only slightly changed from the proposed standards that EPA issued earlier this year. Final requirement 2018 2019.

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Inline-6 turbodiesel in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup to be built in Michigan

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The forthcoming diesel-powered 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will, without a doubt, thump with the Heartbeat of America. During the new truck's launch at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM product chief Mark Reuss hinted at a future announcement regarding the next-generation truck and the Michigan city of Flint, where it. Manufacturing Diesels Michigan Turbodiesels

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2019 Lexus UX small SUV emerges in US trim, hybrid included, at NY auto show

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After a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. form at this week's New York auto show. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in the smaller-than-mid-size crossover segment that's. New York Auto Show

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Report: Toyota to begin mass production in China in 2019 of EVs based on C-HR

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Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reports that Toyota will begin mass production of EVs in China in 2019, using the C-HR crossover ( earlier post ) as the base.

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace to debut before Geneva; cold-weather testing video released

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But it's now planning the launch of what will likely be the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover just four weeks hence. What is likely to be sold as the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will. Jaguar Land Rover was a relatively late arrival to the luxury electric-car game, revealing its plans in the form of a concept car only at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Jaguar I-Pace

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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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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. Building upon an already solid structure that helped the current 2018 Forte sedan achieve an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus rating, the all-new 2019 Forte is strengthened with additional hot-stamped components and 54% Advanced High-Strength Steel.

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover priced from $70,495 in U.S.

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the brand's first-ever production electric car, made its debut last Thursday before the Geneva auto show. At that time, only U.K. pricing was given—but on Tuesday, Jaguar released the U.S. price for the electric crossover utility vehicle that goes on sale sometime this fall. The price will start at $70,495, including. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

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Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume crossover utility intended to be more affordable than the. Elon Musk Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model Y

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

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Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it. remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by crossover utility vehicles and SUVs and trucks of. Europe Geneva Motor Show Auris Geneva Auto Show Toyota Auris Hybrid

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BMW unveils i8 Roadster, 2019 i8 Coupe; optimized eDrive tech increases power and range

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW unveiled the first i8 Roadster, along with the 2019 i8 Coupe. Optimized BMW eDrive technology delivers more power—total output increased to 369 hp (+12 hp)—and a refined high-voltage battery with increased capacity and range.

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