Vauxhall Crossland X lease deals available now

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Following its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the Vauxhall Crossland X SUV is now available to order. While the Crossland X’s recently-la

ams introduces new position sensors for high-speed electric motors for vehicles

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The ams AS5147U is an intelligent magnetic rotary position sensor chip for use in electric motors that run at speeds up to 28,000rpm. Benefits include: Enable more efficient operation of high-speed motors. High-speed standard serial peripheral interface (SPI) now protected by 8-bit CRC.

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Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

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Fujitsu Semiconductor introduces new 32-bit microcontrollers for electric and hybrid vehicle motor control

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Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) introduced a series of new 32-bit microcontrollers ( MCUs ) that combine performance with a wide range of peripheral functions to enable optimal, high-speed and efficient 3-phase inverter motor control in electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HV). Applications include EV/HV motor and electric generator control, as well as generic, high-performance, electric motor control.

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Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

Green Car Congress

Korea-based Leo Motors , Inc. Leo’s “kit” consists of a 60 kW water-cooled AC motor with controller, a 30 kWh or a 16 kWh lithium polymer power pack with multi-battery management system (BMS), and charger. Leo Motors believes that its solution is superior to the competition as a complete conversion technology as well as on a per component basis. The kit is available now from Leo Motors on an order basis.

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Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

Green Car Reports

While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the electric car are available. Now more information has emerged, in the form of a pair of videos—one by a detailer and another of a delivery walkthrough—and a window. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2014 Tesla Model S: Killing 3 Versions, 2 Colors, Some Options

Green Car Reports

In an effort to simplify its assembly process and boost production rates, Tesla Motors has streamlined its 2014 Tesla Model S electric-car lineup and eliminated several variants. Specifically, the California carmaker will no longer offer its P85 and P85+ performance versions in rear-wheel-drive form--those models will only be available now with

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Audi boosts range and efficiency in e-tron; extra 25 km in WLTP

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The new models are available now to customers in Europe. In normal driving, the motor on the rear axle provides propulsion as standard. Now, due to a number of optimizations, the front electric motor is almost entirely disengaged and disconnected from the electricity supply.

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New Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van with an increased range

Drive Electric

If you wanted to lease a small electric van during the last 10 years there’s only really been one choice – the Renault Kangoo – and now an all-new model will be available in Spring 2022. The 90kW electric motor produces 245Nm of torque.

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Hyundai prices Kona Electric starting at $36,450

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All models feature a 150 kW electric motor and single-speed reduction gear. 2019 Kona Electric models are produced in Ulsan, Korea and are available now, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the US market. Hyundai is pricing the new Kona Electric CUV in the US starting at $36,450.

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Citroën ë-Berlingo Electric goes on sale

Drive Electric

That has now changed with the arrival of the Citroën ë-Berlingo Electric. The ë-Berlingo Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) has a 100kW (136hp) electric motor and a 50kWh battery, giving an electric driving range of 174 miles WLTP.

GM expands access of OnStar Vehicle Insights telematics solution to non-GM vehicles

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Since the introduction of General Motors’ fleet telematics solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights, fleet managers have received nearly 3.5 OnStar Vehicle Insights can now be used with most non-GM vehicles via a plug-in adapter.

Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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kWh/100km) available now with high-torque electric motor and 421 kilometers range as well as the fully electric EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3 After six hours of charging, the full range is available.

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Power Integrations’ SCALE-iDriver for SiC MOSFETs achieves AEC-Q100 automotive qualification

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Power Integrations, a provider of gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, announced that its SIC118xKQ SCALE-iDriver , a high-efficiency, single-channel gate driver for silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, is now certified to AEC-Q100 for automotive use.

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Hyundai lowers entry price, bumps all-electric range on new 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

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The price of Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited model increases by $250, but now comes with all these new features: Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection. The 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is available now at Hyundai dealerships. engine and the 50 kW (67 HP) electric motor are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for a more familiar and natural operation feel.

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NIO launches ES6 electric SUV starting at $52K and 317-mile range

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The electric SUV starts at a pre-subsidy price of 358,000 RMB (US$52,000), and is available now for public pre-order via the NIO app, with delivery to start in June 2019. The NIO ES6 features dual motors in conjunction with an intelligent electric all-wheel-drive system delivering output power of up to 400 kW (544 hp), peak torque of 725 N·m and 0-100 km/h acceleration in as little as 4.7 PM and IM motors and a 510-km range. NIO Inc.

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Members can download the Maven app to view pricing by market in real time for Maven Reserve.

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Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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The system is available now with the Lightning Hybrids system, and will be available standalone in Fall 2017. The system is available now, worldwide on more than 25 platforms. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters.

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Freescale introduces new ARM-based microcontrollers for automotive market

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5V analog/sensor components which are easily connected to system-level designs; Advanced automotive connectivity through a rich peripheral set including CAN, LIN(SCI), SPI, and IIC; Proven automotive IP including ADC, ACMP and multiple timers (FTM, PWM, PIT, PWT, RTC) available in packages to fit most automotive applications; Rapid prototyping tools enabling quality software development including IDEs, the Processor Expert software modeling tool, MQX RTOS and AUTOSAR; and.

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Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 4: Chinese-Assembled Vehicles Will Not Be Eligible for Tax Credit

EV Adoption

According to SupChina.com , the 10 largest EV producers in China based on domestic sales are: Tesla BYD SAIC Motor SAIC Volkswagen SAIC-GM-Wuling NIO Xpeng Li Auto WM Motor Geely.

Lightning Systems and New Eagle unveil battery-electric upfit system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway, chassis cab models

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The new LightningElectric zero-emissions package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford’s eQVM program. The product will be available first on heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and will go on sale in early 2018. Ford Motor Company’s vehicle warranty covers vehicles with the LightningElectric upfit, and Ford Motor Credit financing is available. The system is available now, worldwide on more than 25 platforms.

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Intelligent Energy tech lead in €3.5M EU DIGIMAN program to advance fuel cell stack mass production; Toyota the automotive partner

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KG, WMG at the University of Warwick, and Toyota Motor Europe. Hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles are available now, but to continue to drive customer adoption, we need to ensure future fuel cell stacks are robustly industrialized and remain cost competitive in the future. A new European program has launched to provide a blueprint to enable fully automated future mass manufacture of fuel cell stacks for the automotive market.

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Lightning Hybrids’ lightweight composite accumulator for hydraulic hybrid systems

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A second pump/motor is added for larger vehicles.). The Lightning Hybrid System is available now on the following platforms: Ford: E-350 and E-450 all wheelbases; F-350XT, F-450XT, F-550XT 164-inch wheelbase and greater; F-59 all wheelbases; Transit van/wagon 148-inch wheelbase; Transit Cab Chassis 156-inch wheelbase and greater.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid uses the same three-liter mono-turbo V6 as the Cayenne, but significantly increases total horsepower and torque by integrating an electric motor. By leveraging the instantaneous torque of the electric motor and the power of a turbocharged V6 gasoline engine, the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an especially broad power band that improves its acceleration capability. Starting with the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche InnoDrive will also be available.

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New lineup of Intelligent Power Devices from Renesas contribute to reduced vehicle weight; high-current load switch applications

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Renesas Electronics announced the availability of six new intelligent power devices (IPDs) for automotive motor and heater control applications. The transition from mechanical relays to semiconductor switching began in applications like lighting control, and the trend is expanding to other automotive systems, such as motor and heater control, driving demand for highly reliable and high-performance semiconductor switching devices. Samples of the new IPDs are available now.

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Ford to Launch 3 More EcoBoost Engines by End of 2010; Expects to Deliver 1.5M Annually by 2013

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Ford Motor Company has scheduled three more EcoBoost engines to be launched by the end of the year. Plans call for an EcoBoost engine to be available in 80% of the company’s global nameplates and 90% of North American nameplates. The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11. EcoBoost is available now in the Ford Flex and Taurus and Lincoln MKS and MKT.

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evstores start deliveries of electric MyCar

Green Cars News

Deliveries of the electric MyCar have now started in London. After the launch at the British Motor Show in 2008, the car went on sale earlier this year exclusively from evstores in London. Now production has started and vehicles are being delivered to delighted customers in London. The electric drive system was developed in Hong Kong with the help of the Polytechnic University and manufacturing is now under way in a dedicated plant in China.

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Keepin' it simple

Plugs and Cars

Surprising to many, including I suspect Tesla Motors itself, they found that about half the charging of Roadsters at home in the U.S. Dozens of manufacturers seem to be selling equipment at a range of prices, but few actually are available now. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last. Yet there remains confusion about the necessary infrastructure and its expense. Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) home wall units are priced at between about $1000 and $2500.

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Reaction Design introduces model fuel library resulting from work of Model Fuels Consortium

Green Car Congress

Reaction Design is introducing the first volume of the industry’s most well-validated available Model Fuel Library, the result of seven years of research and validation under the Model Fuels Consortium ( earlier post ). Volume 1 of the library, available now, includes: Improved fundamental models for C 0 to C 4 hydrocarbons, enabling accurate prediction of flame propagation, auto-ignition and emissions. Good fuel models are required for good predictions.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

Plugs and Cars

Feet, pedals and electric motors only will make for a much more pleasant and greener event. Now the relationship with EVs may be going further still. We’ve all got electricity at home and work right now, and we’d like to use it for our cars. See for yourself at www.epri-reports.org/ Vectrix - Awesome ZEV Maxi-Scooter Available Now The Vectrix made its debut in San Francsico. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks.

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