FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. The proliferation of components and systems that require electrical power in today’s vehicle are pushing the standard 12-Volt battery to its limits.

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FEV showcasing plug-in hybrid transmission at SAE World Congress

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is showcasing its most recent transmission design at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich. The transmission does not use a torque converter and includes only one electric machine. FEV North America, Inc.

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). The team presented two papers on the state of their work at the recent SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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On May 25, 1961 President John F Kennedy, in a special joint session of Congress, declared, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”

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Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor

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What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? Unveiled at the recent ITS World Congress in Detroit (via Sam Abuelsamid), the screen only measures 12.1 The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the Ford has one two, albeit a bit smaller. inches--compared to the

Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

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The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Calcars continues to work with the Electric Auto Association members to bring a do-it-yourself kit to hybrid owners with moxie. Tags: rechargeit.org obama edrive hymotion ed markey electric car plug-in partners plug-in hybrid hatch cantwell hybridsplus

GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range.

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Protean Electric and FAW-VW developing production-intent electric propulsion system with in-wheel motors

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Cutaway of the Protean Electric in-wheel motor. In-wheel electric drive developer Protean Electric is partnering with FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., FAW-VW) in China to develop a new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric’s Protean Drive with intent towards a demonstration vehicle program and production. Protean Electric introduced its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit.

FEV to Exhibit New 7H-AMT Electrically Assisted Transmission at SAE World Congress; Functionality for Hybrid or All-Electric Driving

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will show its internally developed 7-speed hybrid automated manual transmission (7H-AMT) at the upcoming 2010 SAE World Congress, 13-15 April 2010 in Detroit. The 7H-AMT provides functionality for electric hybrid or all electric driving including stop-start and boosting / regeneration.

GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

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An electric motor-generator that provides 15 kW of maximum generating power @ 1570-3180 rpm; 110 lb-ft (150 N·m) maximum electric motor torque (cranking); 79 lb-ft (107 N·m) maximum electric motor torque @ 1,000 rpm (electric assist); and 15 hp (11.2 kW) @ 1,000-2,200 rpm maximum electric motor power (electric assist). The system provides an electrical boost to aid the engine at low speeds and on inclines where fuel efficiency can suffer most.

FEV, Inc. and Raser to Unveil Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle at SAE World Congress

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will unveil the Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) demonstrator at the upcoming 2009 SAE World Congress (Detroit, Michigan, 20-24 April). FEV partnered with Utah-based Raser Technologies (Raser) in the development of the H3 ReEV, the first vehicle equipped with Raser’s range-extended electric vehicle technology.( The Hummer H3 ReEV is the first range-extended electric vehicle based on a full-sized SUV. FEV, Inc.,

GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business unveiled the new WattStation and WattStation Connect software at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit, Mich. We think electric vehicles can become that. ”. “.I Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins

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Delphi developing new, more efficient HVAC system for MY2015; increased EV/HEV range, reduced CO2 emissions

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Delphi engineers presented a paper on the new Unitary Heat Pump Air Conditioner (HPAC) at SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. Hybrid and electric vehicles (xEV) rely on electric elements to provide much of the heat needed to keep the occupants comfortable.

Protean Electric forms partnerships for global production of in-wheel drive motors

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In-wheel electric drive startup Protean Electric ( earlier post ) has formed relationships with several leading companies in the global auto industry to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production. Protean Electric Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell made the announcement at a press conference at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit.

Hyundai Motor researchers report improved Li-sulfur battery performance with new sulfone-based electrolyte

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In a paper presented at the SAE 2104 World Congress in Detroit, they reported that use of the sulfone-based electrolyte increased capacity by 52.1% Lithium-sulfur systems are of great interest as a “beyond Li-ion” solution with increased energy densities that would enable much greater electric vehicle range.

GM develops prototype two-mode hybrid transmission with enhanced EV capability for plug-in hybrids

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GM has developed a prototype of its two-mode front-wheel drive (FWD) hybrid transmission ( earlier post ) with enhanced electric vehicle capability (2MH4EV) for application in a plug-in hybrid; GM presented a paper detailing the work at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit. The two new electric-only modes have the capability to cover the entire FTP urban cycle with a properly sized battery pack, GM says. With this, there are two new electric-only modes: EV1 and EV2.

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GM sees connectivity, autonomy and transport-as-service fundamentally changing automotive industry

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These three factors, said Abelson in a panel talk at the 2016 SAE World Congress in Detroit, are changing how the vehicle interacts with the environment; how the user interacts with the vehicle; and the entire business structure around it.

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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V6 gasoline engine (EA 390) and six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission with 40 kW electric motor (DQ 400 E) in the engine compartment. The CrossBlue Coupé is a sportier, gasoline-engined version of the diesel-engined CrossBlue SUV concept introduced at this year’s Detroit auto show.

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. 2 of 3) Driven by Detroit This strategic decision is part of what makes Bright different from the other startups offering to retrofit hybrid cars or to sell plug-ins. is already selling an all-electric, zero-emission Roadster.


DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. EcoCAR 2 requires students to explore a variety of powertrain architectures focusing on electric drive vehicle technology. Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan).

Battery/Ultracapacitor System for Small Electric Vehicles

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Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Allborg University (Denmark) are studying a hybrid battery/ultracapacitor system for small electric vehicles. They presented a paper on their work at the recent SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. The vehicle target was a small electric vehicle (similar to a neighborhood elecric vehicle, NEV) with a speed limit of 40-50 km/h (25-31 mph), maximum power of 40 kW, and a weight of about 800 kg.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters and electric cars: a match made in efficiency. But an increasingly important energy resource is little more than a digital electric meter.

Raser Technologies and Hyundai Heavy Industries To Collaborate on Development of Renewable Energy and Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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The extended range electric vehicle drive system by Raser Technologies and its development partner FEV is targeted at providing up to 40 miles all-electric range for SUVs and light trucks. and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the joint development of renewable energy and electric vehicles. At the 2009 SAE World Congress, Raser and FEV showcased a HUMMER H3 converted with the EREV powertrain.

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. Electric mobility: all-electric driving with zero local emissions in urban driving situations or when commuting.

ETH Zürich Developing Pneumatic Hybrid Engine; Approaches Hybrid-Electric Performance at Lower Cost

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A member of the ETH research team, which is led by Lino Guzzella, Professor of Thermotronics, will present a paper on their work at the upcoming SAE World Congress 2009 in Detroit in April—one of a number to be presented on the topic there. Pneumatic hybrid engine on the test bench.

GM preparing to launch 2 more EREVs and a PHEV

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Detroit Free Press. General Motors is preparing to launch two more extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), CEO Dan Akerson told reporters on the sidelines of the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Akerson anticipates rising gas prices and wants to continue GM’s reputation for being on the leading-edge of electric-vehicle development.

One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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Even after accounting for all possible losses on the Fisker loan, expected losses to date only represent about 2% of our overall loan program portfolio of approximately $34 billion—and less than 10% of the loan loss reserve Congress set aside for the program. ”. On 18 September, the Detroit News reported that Sen. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told The Detroit News that the agency was considering revising lending criteria and seeking a new round of loan requests.

Ford adds 3-cylinder, 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 8-speed transmission to lineup; new hybrid transmission in 2012

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A study by Delphi Powertrain presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit concluded that a 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine—such as the 1.0L Another new Ford transmission to be installed in hybrid vehicles starts production late this year at Van Dyke Transmission Plant in suburban Detroit. The current Ford Fusion Hybrid can reach a top speed of 47 mph on electricity and go as far as one mile.

Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as. Nancy Gioia, speaking to the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, said, "The biggest barrier [to such technology] is the battery.".

Visio.M partners showcasing energy efficient passenger climate control for EVs

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Many electric vehicles simply took over concepts from the combustion engined vehicles—e.g., Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America will present its new High Voltage Heater (HVH) technology at the 2015 SAE World Congress and Exhibition next week in Detroit. The project was funded under the priority program “Key Technologies for Electric Mobility – STROM” of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) for a term of 2.5

Bailouts and Beemers

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Hoping the broader crisis would provide cover for the effects of years of bad management and undesirable product, the over-compensated execs from Detroit flew in separate private jets to DC seeking a handout. Some see greenwashing, some a continuing commitment to electrics in troubling times. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has gone further than any auto exec in making an alternative fuel choice for the future and it is unambiguously battery electric cars.

New Head for Rasers Plug-in Hybrid Group

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Schwartz joined Raser in 2006 and was instrumental in helping to drive the successful completion of the extended range electric vehicle (EREV) project unveiled this year at the SAE Congress in Detroit, MI, ( earlier post ) while leading Raser’s Transportation and Industrial business segment. Jim Spellman has assumed the leadership of Raser Technologies’ Plug-in Hybrid team as of today. Patrick J.

Delphi Teams With ClipperCreek to Develop J1772-Compliant UL Charging Systems for Plug-ins; Power Electronics Components for CODA

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At the 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit, Delphi Corp. announced that it and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider ClipperCreek, Inc. Randy Sumner, director, global hybrid vehicle development, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture.

Siemens introduces Wi-Fi-enabled, cloud-based residential EV charging station

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At SAE World Congress in Detroit, Siemens introduced VersiCharge Smartgrid (SG), the first Wi-Fi enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station that allows residential owners to monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or web app.

New lightweight, lower-cost Uni-Chassis targeting plug-in hybrids and EVs

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Theodore and Associates is unveiling the Uni-Chassis, a frameless body-on-chassis design that is lighter in weight, lower investment and lower cost compared to traditional body-on-frame and unibody designs, at the 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit this week.

Linamar introduces Agilit-e rear axle hybrid power unit for OEMs; FWD Cadillac SRX converted to AWD plug-in hybrid as demo

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The company presented the unit, applied in a conventional front-wheel drive Cadillac SRX now converted to an AWD plug-in hybrid, at the 2013 SAE World Congress in Detroit. miles) with a maximum all-electric speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).

NREL Study Finds That A Dynamic Plug-in Vehicle Could Be A Promising Technology Pathway for Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification

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A study by researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that, under today’s battery assumptions, while plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles significantly decrease consumption, none of a variety of electrification pathways were cost-effective compared to conventional vehicles or hybrids, except for a “dynamic plug-in” hybrid that recharges while moving. Tags: Electric (Battery) Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-ins

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation. Once a few plug-in hybrids and electric cars hit the market, and they will long before 2020, the relevance of these standards will disappear in the rearview mirror of reality.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I Mr. Thesen said that a factory in Turkey was being refurbished to be able to produce 100,000 electric vehicles a year.