SAE World Congress offering technical insights into automakers’ series production fuel cell technology

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Among the offerings at SAE World Congress in Detroit this week are several technical papers covering the advances in hydrogen fuel cell technologies from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. The expert panel session, organized by Jesse Schneider from BMW, includes Robert Adler, Linde; Byung Ki Ahn, Hyundai Motor Group; Charles E. Freese, General Motors; Aaron Harris, Air Liquide America; and Justin Ward, Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA.

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Volt technology ‘to be used on MPV model’

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The range-extended technology used in the Chevrolet Volt is to feature in an MPV within the next few years, General Motors CEO told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Akerson also said he expects Volt production to exceed 25,000 units this year, up from an original estimate of 10,000.

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Cadillac to offer advanced V2V and semi-automated driving technologies in certain 2017 MY vehicles

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Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.

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

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A fifth paper presented at the World Congress assessed one year of in-use operating data from first-generation Chevrolet Volt and projected the performance of the second generation.). A key decision was to split EV propulsion between two motor-generators (motors A and B).

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New GM/Tula DSF cylinder deactivation technology could boost fuel efficiency in engines by up to 15%

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In 2012, GM Ventures made an equity investment in Tula; in 2013, Tula engineers presented a paper on their technology at the 2013 SAE World Congress. In automotive applications, engine torque production is demanded by the vehicle driver in an often highly transient manner.

GM preparing to launch 2 more EREVs and a PHEV

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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. So the automaker is hiring 1,000 new electric-vehicle engineers and is ramping up product development spending to create a suite of electric cars. Detroit Free Press.

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

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The purchase funds for Fisker would in theory go directly to the DOE since the government agency loaned the auto company a large sum of money before it stopped production more than a year ago. 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. ”. by Keith Patterson.

GM on the brink…

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DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. Congress has already provided $25 billion in low-interest loans to help car companies build more fuel-efficient vehicles. On Friday, the company said it would cut another $5 billion, including slowing production at 10 factories and cutting capital spending next year by $2.5

SAE International selects GM’s Larry Nitz for Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

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He will receive the award during the SAE 2016 World Congress in April. Cole, former president and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors Corporation, and the inspiration he provided to others in the engineering profession by his continuing search and drive for product innovation. SAE International announced that Larry T. Nitz, GM Executive Director, Global Propulsion Systems, is the winner of the Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation.

GM to introduce CNG-gasoline bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala in US next summer

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General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan for retail and fleet customers that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announced today. 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala. Click to enlarge.

GM to Debut Two-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Technology in New Buick Crossover in 2011; LG Chem to Supply the Li-ion Cells

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The 8 kWh battery pack for the new 2011 Buick PHEV crossover vehicle is prepared for testing at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Susan Docherty, general manager of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. General Motors 2MT70 FWD two-mode hybrid transaxle, as seen from.

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, originally known as Clinton Laboratories, was established in 1943 to carry out the pilot-scale production and separation of plutonium for the World War II Manhattan Project. Beam time is granted to researchers via the general user program.

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. Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that. EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

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. To address that, GM is developing a third full hybrid system targeted at those applications, said Larry Nitz, GM Executive Director of Hybrid Powertrains, during an interview at SAE 2009 World Congress.

GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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General Motors is accelerating the development of electrified vehicles in China, Jon Lauckner, GM Chief Technology Officer, vice president of Global Research & Development, and president of GM Ventures, said in a presentation at the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress in Beijing.

New Legislation Would Require Half of US New LDVs in 2012 to be Alcohol Flex-Fuel, 80% by 2015

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In addition to encouraging the implementation of a more widespread E85 fueling infrastructure, the high percentage of flex-fuel cars in the new vehicle fleet would also make it simpler to move to support for mid-range ethanol blends, an expansion that is being proposed to the EPA as well as in Congress. At Congressional hearings in December, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler committed to making 50% of their new cars flex fuel vehicles by 2012.

UAI and EFC call EPA MOVES2014 emissions model treatment of ethanol “seriously flawed”; call for peer review

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Two organizations, the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and the Energy Future Coalition (EFC), are asserting that the latest version of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator ( MOVES ) modeling system for estimating emissions from mobile sources is “ seriously flawed ” with respect to its treatment of higher ethanol blends.

University of Wisconsin and GM team investigating Gasoline Direct Injection Compression Ignition in light-duty diesel engines

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A team from the University of Wisconsin and General Motors has found that high-speed gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDICI) operation in the low temperature combustion (LTC) regime in a light-duty diesel engine is feasible. However, the majority of research effort focused on the utilization of GDICI combustion has so far mostly targeted heavy-duty engines, the team noted in a new SAE paper (2011-01-1182) presented at the World Congress last month.

CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, will build and certify a multi-purpose 8-liter General Motors (GM) propane engine in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Perkins suggests that the partnership with Freightliner may expand to move into step chassis and some of the other products that it sells, such as in the trolley market or RV chassis.


Hummer achieves 100mpg

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Raser Vice President David West is expected to speak at the convention on “Scaling Up from an Idea to Production.”. “We’ve The Hummer H3E was developed in cooperation with General Motors and integration partner FEV. “We

GM Quantifies CO2 and Fuel Consumption Reductions Via E-REVs And PHEVs, As Compared To Conventional Hybrids

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General Motors has released a white paper that evaluates the CO 2 reduction potential of extended-range electric vehicles (E-REVs) as well as plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), in combination with multiple vehicle charging scenarios, as compared to conventional hybrids. by Jack Rosebro.

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Credit: GM) General Motors and Segway plan to take a two-wheel concept vehicle for a spin around New York City on Tuesday.

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GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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NewsVine StumbleUpon Mixx Text Size By Keith Johnson General Motors wont just keep pouring money into the Chevy Volt, its all-electric carthe Volt is shaping up as a key part of the U.S.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Peter Valdes-Dapena , senior writer Last Updated: April 15, 2009: 2:59 PM ET The Dodge Circuit, slated to enter production late next year, is based on a vehicle platform engineered by Britains Lotus. Power will come from a 200 kilowatt, or 268 horsepower, electric motor.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

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"On some products, the costs, particularly in advanced technologies, are high," he said in a lengthy interview with Automotive News (free subscription required). " In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace.