Aura to introduce 10 kW hybrid APU

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Aura Systems, Inc. In 2006, Aura introduced a 5 kW hybrid APU for long-haul trucks. The AuraGen also acts as the starter motor for the internal combustion engine. Aura’s integrated capability of providing and managing both AC and DC power simultaneously is a key to such a solution.

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Aura Systems and Cyclone Power Technologies partner for renewable power generation

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Aura Systems, Inc. have formed a technology development alliance to combine the all-fuel Cyclone Engine with the AuraGen induction motor and control unit ( earlier post ). and Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. The partners anticipate that the integrated renewable power generation system will be able to provide a turn-key distributed solution for customers looking to produce grid-tied or stand-alone electricity from renewable and waste resources.

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Aura System’s Generator Incorporated into Azure’s Balance Hybrid for USPS

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Azure Dynamics Corporation incorporated Aura Systems ’s AuraGen motor/generator into its Balance Hybrid Electric vehicle delivered to the United States Postal Service fleet (USPS). In addition to hybrid applications, Aura is using its AuraGen and advanced power management system to support alternative energy solutions such as WePower Inc.’s Aura Systems. The original founders left in 2002 and from 2002 to 2005, Aura had a number of new management teams.

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Finland’s oldest ferry goes all electric with Visedo

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The Föri initially entered service in 1904, after the City of Turku commissioned local shipyards Aktiebolaget Vulcan to build a city commuter ferry to take passengers across the Aura River to Åbo. This also allows future motor maintenance in shifts, with no interruption to operation.

GM Suspending 2010 Malibu Hybrid Production; Next-Generation Li-Ion Mild Hybrid Expected for 2011

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General Motors has announced that there will be no retail production of the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid for model year (MY) 2010 due to “elevated inventory levels of the 2009 model.” The Malibu hybrid shares components with two other GM mild hybrids: the Saturn Aura and Vue hybrids.

Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

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General Motors announced what could be considered the best hybrid SUV sale of the year (or decade) in an effort to more quickly reduce their dealers’ Saturn and Pontiac inventory.

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US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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General Motors. The Saturn Aura posted 23 units, representing 1.5% of all Auras sold. Reported sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units.

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US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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General Motors sold 1,534 hybrids in April, comprising: 523 units of the two-mode SUVs (Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade), representing 4.5% 31 units of the Saturn Aura hybrid, representing 1.7% of Aura sales. Monthly US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.

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Penske Seeking to Buy Saturn

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General Motors Corp. GM would continue production, on a contract basis, of the Saturn Aura, Vue and Outlook. and Penske Automotive Group confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand. If completed, the deal would save more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs at Saturn and its retailers in the United States, and would preserve the Saturn brand.

Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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General Motors. 19 Aura hybrids, representing 1.4% of all Aura sales. Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2%

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Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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General Motors: A total of 1,454 hybrid models were delivered in the month, which is a rise of 26.5 GM hybrids currently include the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn VUE BAS; as well as the Tahoe, Silverado, Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2

More information on hybrid sales slump

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General Motors: The company sold 1,534 units in April which consisted of: 523 two-mode SUVS (Tahoe, Yukon Escalade); 95 two-mode pick-ups (Silverado, Sierra); 547 Malibu hybrids; 338 Saturn VUE hybrids; 31 Saturn Aura hybrids. Tags: Ford Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Nissan Toyota general motors Ford hybrids General Motors hybrids Honda hybrids hybrid car sales hybrid sales US Nissan hybrids Toyota hybrids US hybrid car sales

Plug-ins to play part in GM future

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In an online blog, General Motors’ (GM) vice chairman Tom Stephens stated that the company will apply plug-in hybrid technology to one of its four core brands followings its’ restructuring. Currently Saturn sells two hybrid vehicles - the VUE and Aura with GM hybrid system - and was also scheduled to offer a two-mode hybrid Vue with a Vue plug-in two-mode hybrid version scheduled for 2011 to be used in a test fleet with the US Department of Energy.

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GM Previews First Two-Mode, Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transaxle

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General Motors 2MT70 FWD two-mode hybrid transaxle, as seen from. The transaxle incorporates two 55 kW active-cooled AC motor-generators, each connected to a planetary gearset and capable of providing either (1) a continuously variable speed and gearing range, or “mode”, or (2) motive power.

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Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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General Motors. GM hybrids currently comprise the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Vue BAS hybrids; and the Tahoe, Silverado, Yukon, Sierra, and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo Car outlines technological future: new Scalable Platform Architecture and focus on four-cylinder engines; Concept You

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For us the new architecture means we can sharpen our design language still further, carving out just the right athletic and dynamic aura that is so important to the most demanding prestige car buyers. The Concept You luxury sedan concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show gives a good indication of the company’s next large sedan, said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation. The new Concept You show car is an example of coming designs based on the SPA.

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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The Cadillac CTS/CTS-V is on Car and Drivers Top Ten list and in the July 2009 issue Motor Trend said “ Yet where it really matters, as a performance sedan, the CTS-V soundly spanks the BMW M5. I was able to spend 10 minutes driving a Saturn Aura sedan with an (HCCI) engine system.

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