2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A ClassEfficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines.

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Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The battery management system is designed by Lion. Canada-based Lion Electric Co. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

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DOE to invest $32M in computer design of materials

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $32 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. These projects will develop widely applicable open source software utilizing DOE’s current leadership class and future exascale computing facilities. Seven projects will be supported, three led by teams at DOE National Laboratories and four by Universities.

2019 73

New class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications

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A team led by researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany is proposing a new class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications. These compounds constitute a new class of entropy-stabilized materials, with the anion lattice also contributing to the configurational entropy, resulting in an additional structural stabilization gain.

2019 78

Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque. At NAIAS 2019, Cummins Inc. unveiled its next generation 6.7L

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Mercedes OM 656 diesel now available in G-Class in G 350 d

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Mercedes-Benz has expanded the powertrain line-up of its new G-Class with an efficient diesel variant. As a result, the G-Class model range now offers buyers a choice between the G 500 (fuel consumption, combined: 12.1-11.5

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ESA completes further design validation of Reaction Engine’s air-breathing SABRE rocket engine

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UK-based Reaction Engines has received further endorsement of its SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) design ( earlier post ) via its collaboration with ESA and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, codenamed Breeze, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, reengineering some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock.

2019 101

Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship. This next-generation concept truck features a custom, aerodynamic design and aims to demonstrate improvements in fuel economy for Class 8 trucks.

2018 121

GE Aviation completes initial design of supersonic engine for Aerion AS2

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GE Aviation has completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. This new engine class, revealed as GE’s Affinity turbofan, is optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight and timed to meet the Aerion AS2 launch ( earlier post ).

2018 106

Mercedes-Benz unveils Gen4 A-Class; bigger, new engines, focus on content and user experience

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In an event in Amsterdam, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new A-Class compact line. The new fourth-generation A-Class vehicles are larger than their predecessors, and feature the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience with a number of functions that were previously the preserve of the luxury class.

2018 131

Hyliion introduces hybrid upfit system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. The technology we designed into the trailer product plus a different approach to an APU is now available for Class 8 trucks.

2017 85

Mercedes begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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Its design is characterized by the combination of an aluminum engine block and steel pistons, as well as the further improved NANOSLIDE coating of the cylinder walls.

2018 136

Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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As required by Class they are arranged in a separate compartment which is located in the middle of the boat between the accommodations and the machinery space. The entire design is eligible for Class approval such a Lloyd’s, ABS, or Bureau Veritas.

2018 78

Allison introduces new AXE Series e-axles for MD, HD trucks; in Peterbilt 579EV Class 8 EV for testing

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A fully integrated electric powertrain system designed to fit inside a standard frame along the axles of commercial trucks; the AXE Series features electric motors, a 2-speed gearbox, oil coolers and pumps. The AXE Series electric powertrain will be integrated in Peterbilt’s Model 579EV electric Class 8 truck for evaluation and testing. The Allison AXE Series, a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award finalist, has a one million-mile design life for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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ABS to class first CNG carrier; intra-Indonesia transport

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ABS, a leading provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier, which has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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million from the DOE, is to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional Class 6 vehicles. In 1934, Clessie Cummins brought two cars to the Indianapolis 500—the two-stroke Nº 5 and the four-stroke Nº 6—to test effectiveness of 2-cycle versus 4-cycle diesel engine designs for durability and efficiency.

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ACO, FIA introducing new hybrid top class for Le Mans for 2020-2024; hydrogen racers in 2024

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The Automobile Club De L’Ouest (ACO) and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will introduce a new top class for the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2020-2024. The name of the new class will be chosen by popular vote. A new special class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024 will introduce hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new top-class prototypes will remain hybrid, with a KERS system in front and 4WD to ensure energy efficiency.

2018 81

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel.

2018 129

Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz is initially using this type of powertrain in the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. It is combined with the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine for the first time in the C-Class. Class plug-in hybrids is a high towing capacity of up to 2100 kg if required.

2018 130

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s heavy-duty fuel cell range extender ( earlier post ) will power two new zero-emission hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks that will operate for a one-year period as part of a FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project in southern California. The core of Loop’s fuel cell range extenders is the company’s patented technology eFlow—a design that maximizes power, efficiency and durability through an optimized air flow process.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Mercedes-Benz introduced the 10th generation of its E-Class. With this set-up, the E 350 e achieves the performance of a sports car yet consumes less fuel than a small, compact-class car: some 2.1

2016 90

Kenworth and Peterbilt introduce more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks

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The MX-13 is PACCAR’s 12.9-liter Class 8 engine, with power ratings from 380-500 hp (283-373 kW) and torque from 1,450-1,850 lb-ft (1,966-2,508 N·m). Low Rolling Resistance Tires are designed to do this and are available on the Model 579 spec’d with the EPIQ package.

Mercedes-Benz unveiling Concept A-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class will make its debut at both the 2011 New York and Shanghai Auto Shows later this month. The Concept A-Class. The Concept A-Class previews a new compact class era at Mercedes-Benz. It was designed for transverse installation.

2011 93

The Tesla technology inside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

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Buried inside an exciting new electric car unveiled on Wednesday, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, is an electric drive train designed and built by Tesla Motors. The B-Class sedan is one of several Daimler vehicles where

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Cummins unveils electric Class 7 tractor; plans for “revolutionary” heavy-duty diesel in 2022

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Cummins also revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The electric Class 7 demonstrator is fitted with a 140 kWh battery pack; the weight of the electric powertrain is roughly equal to that of the removed engine, aftertreatment, transmission and fuel tank.

2017 85

FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

Mercedes-Benz introduces its mid-size pickup truck: the X-Class leans on diesel

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new pickup truck—the first from a premium manufacturer—the X-Class. With the X-Class we will open up this segment to new customer groups, just as we redefined the off-road segment with the M-Class more than 20 years ago.

2017 83

Mercedes goes green with new C-Class

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Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has kept one eye on environmental matters with the design of its all-new C-Class model (pictured).

Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class.

2015 136

Ricardo collaborating with Toyota on Project Portal Class 8 fuel cell truck

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Toyota’s Project Portal is designing a heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell system for class 8 truck use at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Project Portal platform is designed to provide the target performance required to support port drayage operations.

2017 78

BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

2016 85

Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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l/100 km) highway rating; a best-in-class 11,400 pounds (5,171 kg) of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds (916 kg) of payload capacity; plus best-in-class diesel 250 hp and 440 lb-ft (597 N·m) of torque.

2018 78

Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. The designation was achieved because the processes’ emissions levels are well below Federal, State and local permit application requirements—even in non-attainment zones.

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Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces CNG storage system for Class 6-8 trucks

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ACT Research forecasts that adoption rates for US Class 8 natural gas-powered commercial vehicles will grow steadily from 4% in 2014 to an estimated 10% in 2018 and 23% in 2020 (ACT Research Co. The design includes oversized tubing with fewer bends and fittings plus a high-flow ball valve.

2015 110

The Tesla technology inside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

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Buried inside an exciting new electric car unveiled on Wednesday, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, is an electric drive train designed and built by Tesla Motors. The B-Class sedan is one of several Daimler vehicles where

Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

New Silexica SLX Automotive design tools feature Infineon TriCore models

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Silexica , a provider of multicore software design automation addressing complex, multicore platforms, released of its new SLX Automotive Development package, which provides programming support for multicore automotive software. Infineon appreciates the efficiency and automation that Silexica’s tools bring to the complex task of programming and distributing code over multi-processor based platforms helping to make vehicles of every class automated and purely electric.

2017 60

BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

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A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other cars on the road. In contrast, other German automakers have taken a more conservative approach with their electric cars; the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and 2015 The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain.

UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS is working with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that meets the same route and range requirements of UPS’ existing conventional fuel vehicles.

2017 96

Full lifecycle CO2 of new Mercedes C-Class 10% less than outgoing model

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The C 180 (115 kW) with manual transmission was taken as the base variant of the new C-Class at market launch for the lifecycle analysis; it was compared with the corresponding preceding model. The new C-Class shows a slightly higher level in this respect than its predecessor.

2014 111

Crazy Diamond Performance developing new supercharged CNG engine for Class 6 heavy-duty vehicles

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Crazy Diamond Performance (CDP) has expanded its development on Class 6 heavy duty engines to include a 7.4L Both engines have been designed from the ground up for heavy-duty applications up to class 6. The engines are controlled by CDP’s GEM engine management harness/system, utilizing a current generation E-38 processor and is designed to be EMD+ and/or OBD compatible.

2014 105

Fincantieri develops new ultra-deepwater drillship design

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The new “OVERDRILL design” supports an overall maximum drill depth of 50,000 ft (15,240 meters) in water depths of up to 12,000 ft (3,658 meters). Aker Solutions supported the development of the new Fincantieri Offshore design. Compared to other ships of this category, the ones of OVERDRILL design will also feature an increased variable deck load capacity despite reduced overall dimensions.

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