Has the crossover craze peaked? Or will EVERY car be a crossover by 2030?

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A quick tally of the crossover market reveals there are around 90 different models that fall into this category available today in the UK

Cepton unveils next-generation LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

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a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. Cepton Technologies, Inc. ,

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2016 Chevy Volt MPG, EPA Clean Power Plan, 2016 Mazda CX-3 Driven: Today's Car News

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Today, we have efficiency ratings for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the EPA finalizes rules that will limit carbon emissions from power plants, and we drive the 2016 Mazda CX-3 crossover. We've updated our July plug-in electric car sales report, and will continue to do so as more information becomes available. Today in Car News

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Zero-Emission 2014 Chevy Silverado Model Now Available

Green Car Reports

Now there's a zero-emission version, and it's available today. It doesn't get much attention as a green vehicle, but the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck line is the best-selling vehicle line at General Motors. That means that you can acquire one even before this spring's launch of the all-new models with more efficient V-6 and V-8 gasoline

Houston start-up proposes different approach to hydrogen refueling: thousands of small networked outlets and smart app

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Instead of relying on a series of heavily-subsidized “mega-stations”, Hydrogen-XT is proposing combining many small, inexpensive fueling outlets that reform hydrogen from natural gas with intelligent software that locates the stations and displays fuel availability, reserves the amount a customer wants, routes the customer to the selected station, and then completes the transaction, all on a smartphone or infotainment system.

ClipperCreek upgrades HCS-40 and CS-40 series EV charging stations from 30A to 32A

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All of ClipperCreek’s charging station products are safety certified by independent testing laboratories and compatible with all plug in vehicles available today. ClipperCreek has upgraded the popular HCS-40 and CS-40 series EV charging stations from 30 Amps to 32 Amps continuous as a standard offering, with no increase in price.

2014 60

Microchip introduces first automotive-grade LIN SiP with touch hardware support

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The system solution comes in a 7 × 7 mm QFN package, with wettable flanks ready for automatic optical solder inspection and is available with 16k, 32k or 64k Flash memory, up to 8 KB SRAM and 2 KB Read-While-Write Flash. Various tools such as GCC and IAR C/C++ compilers, ICE debuggers and a QTouch software function library are also available. The SAMHA1GxxA is available today in volume production with prices starting at $2.88. Microchip Technology Inc.,

2016 78

Lux: plug-in vehicle battery market to hit $10B in 2020; 6 carmakers = 90% of demand; VW to show most growth

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Consumers will soon be able to purchase electric vehicles with 200 miles of range for less than $40,000, almost half the price of the long range EVs available today.

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Postal Fleet Services selects Ryder for natural gas vehicle solution in four states; 20 CNG heavy-duty trucks

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service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today. Ryder System announced that Postal Fleet Services has signed a full-service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting mail delivery operations in Orlando, Fla., Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., and La Vergne, Tenn.

2016 60

UC Berkeley EBI, Shell sign $25M partnership to fund new energy tech research

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The collaboration will also focus on creating new energy technology that will enable fuels derived from sustainable sources to be readily available alongside conventional fossil fuels in the market. EBI’s research focus to date has been on enabling feedstock availability—a goal shared with Shell, which currently holds 50% equity in Raízen, the world’s largest producer of one of the lowest-CO 2 biofuels available today.

2017 65

Clearpath Robotics raises $30M to expand indoor self-driving vehicle market

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Companies like Google, Tesla and Uber are still testing, whereas our self-driving vehicles are commercially available today. Clearpath Robotics, a provider of self-driving vehicle solutions, completed a US$30-million investment led by iNovia Capital with participation from Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

2016 73

Efacec licenses Qualcomm’s wireless EV charging technology

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We believe Qualcomm Halo technology delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today. Efacec Electric Mobility, a global supplier of energy, engineering, environment and transportation solutions, has licensed Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology to commercialise WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

2015 65

GENIVI Alliance launches new open source vehicle simulator project

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The GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit alliance focused on developing an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and connectivity software platform for the transportation industry, launched the GENIVI Vehicle Simulator ( GVS ) open source project, with both developer and end-user code available immediately. While there are multiple potential uses for the application, we believe the GVS is the most comprehensive open source vehicle simulator available today.

2016 69

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China with SAIC Motor subsidiary

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In 2009, the company announced a vehicle-development partnership with Ford Motor Company to introduce a zero-emission lithium-ion battery electric vehicle (BEV)—this became the Ford Focus BEV, which entered the market in 2011 and is still available today.

2017 95

Toyota Denies Prius Range To Go All Plug-In Hybrid By 2014

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In about a year’s time Toyota will launch the long-awaited plug-in hybrid version of its top-selling Prius, selling it alongside the regular version of the Prius that’s already available today. According to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei business daily, however, Toyota may make plug-in hybrid the standard option for the Prius

Audi survey finds more than half of US drivers would support government initiative to spur diesel vehicle sales

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Audi believes there are a variety of viable alternative fuel solutions, including electric, but diesel is readily available today. The objective is to reward efficiency, and diesel is an efficient alternative available today. A poll conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Audi of America found that a majority of American drivers would support government initiatives aimed at spurring clean diesel vehicle sales in the US.

2013 65

FPT Industrial unveils new Cursor 13 natural gas heavy-duty engine

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The Cursor 13 Natural Gas is the most powerful 100% natural gas engine available on the on-road segment market today, and is the first purely NG engine on the market specially developed for long-haul missions. FPT Industrial has introduced its newest and most powerful natural engine.

2017 78

Novelis and Henkel partner on advanced bonding technology for high-volume aluminum vehicles

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Novelis, the world leader in automotive aluminum sheet, and Henkel Adhesive Technologies today signed a long-term agreement to collaborate on the development of advanced bonding technologies for the use of aluminum in high-volume vehicles. BONDERITE M-NT 8453 is designed to outperform other available pre-treatments in its compatibility with the new thermal treatment processes being introduced by automakers to achieve elevated levels of strength from aluminum alloys.

2015 60

NVIDIA introduces new Drive PX AI computing platform for Level 5 autonomous vehicles: Pegasus

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The computing demands of driverless vehicles are easily 50 to 100 times more intensive than the most advanced cars today, NVIDIA says. Pegasus reduces the volumetric requirements from this: To this: Pegasus will be available to NVIDIA automotive partners in the second half of 2018.

2017 78

Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for L9N and B6.7N low NOx natural gas engines

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Both engines meet California ARB optional Low NO x standards, as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Available with ratings from 200 – 240 hp and 560 lb-ft (759 N·m) peak torque, the B6.7N will be available as a first-fit option from leading bus and truck manufacturers. Cummins Westport Inc.

2017 69

Proterra introduces 2nd generation electric bus

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The Proterra Solution, the company’s first 40-foot model, weighs less than any other transit bus available today and offers the highest fuel efficiency on the market. Proterra Inc. launched its second-generation all-electric bus, The Proterra Solution, at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference.

Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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The new 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine is now available as an option for the partially redesigned Auris, which went on sale in Japan today. Toyota’s new turbo engines deliver fuel economy on a par with some of the most efficient non-hybrids available today.

2015 90

Infineon launches next gen AURIX hexa-core microcontroller for automotive applications; 3x more performance than current

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The TC3xx microcontrollers offer the highest level of integration on the market and real-time performance that is three times higher than that available today. Infineon Technologies AG launched the next generation of its AURIX microcontroller family.

2016 95

NVIDIA unveils single-processor configuration of DRIVE PX 2 for AutoCruise functions; Baidu deploying

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The new single-processor DRIVE PX 2 will be available to production partners in the fourth quarter of 2016. DriveWorks software and the DRIVE PX 2 configuration with two SoCs and two discrete GPUs are available today for developers working on autonomous vehicles. NVIDIA unveiled a single-processor configuration of the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI computing platform ( earlier post ) that automakers can use to power automated and autonomous vehicles for driving and mapping.

2016 85

Bosch battery target: 50 kWh in a 190 kg pack, 75% charge in 15 minutes

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Bosch is investing €400 million (US$455 million) per year in electromobility; part of that investment is researching batteries with twice the energy density at lower costs than available today by 2020. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are superior in this respect, storing more than three times the amount of energy per kilogram.

2015 69

IXYS releases its highest power IGBT module for energy efficient power conversion and motor control applications

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The new IXYS SIMBUS F module is an industry-standard outline optimized for IGBT phase leg configurations providing the highest current density available today. The SIMBUS F is available in 225, 300 and 450 ampere 1.2kV rating. IXYS Corporation introduced a new range of IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) modules for high power applications.

2012 60

2015 Abarth 695 Biposto features SABIC lightweight PC glazing solutions; 40% weight savings

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SABIC’s EXATEC coating makes this possible because it is the one solution available today that meets European regulatory requirements for transparency, scratch and abrasion resistance for PC-based vehicle windows.

2014 78

Council of European Union endorses agreement on reducing emissions of fluorinated gases for GHG reduction

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The new legislation on fluorinated gases (F-gases) will: Reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today’s levels by 2030. Limit the total amount of the most important F-gases that can be sold in the EU, and reduce this in steps to one-fifth of today’s sales in 2030 (“phase-down” measure). Ban the use of F-gases in some equipment, such as refrigerators in homes or supermarkets, in air conditioning, in foams and aerosols; less harmful alternatives are widely available today.

2013 65

LeddarTech launches LeddarVu, a new scalable platform towards high-resolution LiDAR; Vu8 solid-state LiDAR

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Vu8’s source assembly combines the IR Laser emitter with a dominant wavelength of 905 nm and diffractive optics, providing a wide illumination beam which is available in three horizontal (20°, 48° and 100°) and two vertical (0,3° and 3°) field of view options.

2016 78

Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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Methanol which is produced with CRI’s method is one of the most environmentally friendly liquid fuels available today. For the last 18 months, a fleet of 6 methanol-fueled versions of the Geely Emgrand 7 cars have been in Iceland.

EDTA outlines action plan to accelerate adoption of electric drive vehicles

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Electric drive technologies—those available today and those on the horizon—can help the US increase its energy security, spend more of its energy dollars domestically, expand competitiveness and create jobs—while creating a healthier environment.

2011 60

Lux forecasts global driver assist market to grow to $102B market by 2030

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billion today to $102 billion in 2030, corresponding to a 26% CAGR. ADAS are entering the latest generation of vehicles with common features available today including lane departure warning; automatic parking; autonomous emergency braking; and lane keeping assist.

2015 85

SABIC introduces novel thermoplastic roof fairing concept for 3% improvement in heavy-duty truck fuel economy

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Specifically, SABIC applied CFD modeling to compare a baseline day cab with dimensions and geometry representative of top aerodynamic designs available today to a day cab featuring many iterations of an injection-molded, aerodynamically-optimized roof fairing.

2015 85

Dow to produce advantaged materials for energy storage; initial focus on automotive

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With an initial focus on the automotive market, Dow will sell advantaged materials that will enable manufacturers of rechargeable lithium ion batteries to produce batteries with extended run times, increased power and operational life, with equal or enhanced safety performance than what is commercially available today. Estimates of the energy storage industry project growth from $24 billion today to $74 billion by 2020, with the largest growth opportunity in the automotive market.

Primus Green Energy synthetic gasoline demo plant hits 720 hours continuous operation

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The independent engineers’ report provides critical validation of our technology and of our value proposition, and the data suggests that our technology is more economical than competing gas-to-liquids processes available today. Primus Green Energy, Inc.,

2013 69

CAS: China Led World in Patenting and Commercialization of Bioethanol in 2009; US Foremost in Third-Generation Bioethanol Research

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The global research focus on second-generation bioethanol shows a rising interest in a category of fuels widely considered more sustainable, affordable, and environmentally friendly than bioethanol available today. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) reports that in 2009, China surpassed all other countries in the production of bioethanol patents, emerging as the global leader in the commercialization of bioethanol research.

2010 60

HK Motors, American Public Gas Association and NGVAmerica to Collaborate to Promote Natural Gas Hybrids

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Natural gas hybrids will use similar electric-drive technology to gasoline-powered hybrid vehicles available today, only natural gas will be the power source rather than gasoline. Hybrid Kinetic Motors Corporation (HK Motors), the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and NGVAmerica have formed a strategic collaboration to promote the mass production and sales of natural gas-powered hybrid passenger vehicles.

Envia Systems Awarded $4M ARPA-E Grant and $1M California Energy Commission Grant for Advanced Li-ion Storage for Vehicles

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In July 2009, the Envia/Argonne technology, which provides the highest energy and cycle life of all lithium-ion systems available today for the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle markets, received an R&D 100 Award.

2010 60

We Love Electric Bikes

Revenge of the Electric Car

They are available today. 0 to 20 in seconds, pedaling optional. Three weeks ago we spent the day shooting at the Kick Gas Festival in San Diego. One of our favorite diversions was testing the electric bikes. I’ve always been skeptical about e-bikes. Why waste electricity when you can just pedal? Well, that day changed our minds. Electric bikes could well be the secret weapon of the EV revolution. Electric Bikes are less expensive then electric cars.

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New Linde hydrogen station officially begins operating in Emeryville, CA

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Performance-wise, it meets the Daimler requirement of a three-to-four minute complete fill with a delivered gas temperature of -40 °C, the best available today. Linde’s newest hydrogen fueling station has officially begun operating at AC Transit’s Emeryville, California, municipal bus operating division, fueling 12 fuel cell buses and up to 20 passenger cars a day. This is the first public hydrogen fueling station in the San Francisco Bay area.