Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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A multi-disc and individually controlled hydraulic channel torque converter improves responsiveness by expanding the direct connection band, while a downsized oil pump and double ball bearings minimize frictional losses.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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It converts the direct current from the high-voltage battery (HV) into three-phase current to power the electric motor. It is equipped with an electric oil pump that ensures lubrication in all operating states. Presales of the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption 3.0–2.8

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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The Q7 PHEV will arrive in dealerships in Germany in 2016, and will likely come to the US, although perhaps with a gasoline-engine variant. Whether for a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV, plug-in-electric vehicle) or a purely electric car, the battery structure follows a uniform modular concept. Under a venture with the motto “From Road to Grid”, Audi is therefore currently working on a concept to convert old batteries into stationary energy stores.

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Road Test: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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Jeep global CEO Christian Meunier closed out 2021 by announcing his brand’s goal of becoming the “zero emission freedom brand,” with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) as its first example. Maintenance – Three years for three, no-cost oil changes and tire rotations.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV averages 4.4 l/100 km (53.4 mpg US) during test drives

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Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV on the road. mpg US) for the PHEV, with accompanying CO 2 emissions (combined) of 71 g/km. When the combustion engine is coupled, the lock-up of the torque converter in the automatic transmission disengages, and the torque of the electric motor is briefly increased to start the six-cylinder engine. These changes have resulted in different torque relationships in the lock- up torque converter. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class with hybrid, diesel, gasoline models; 59 mpg PHEV model to come

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The features of this latest version include a new torque converter with reduced slip; an ECO shift mode with a wider ratio spread; and an auxiliary oil pump to maintain the operating pressure during automatic stops. Low-friction components and low-viscosity oil help to reduce the operating pressure. New S 400 HYBRID. Click to enlarge.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV). An electric water pump and variable pressure oil pump add to the efficiency of the engine, which also uses an OCV (oil control valve) dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) system. The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV). An electric water pump and variable pressure oil pump add to the efficiency of the engine, which also uses an OCV (oil control valve) dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) system. The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package.

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California ARB considering amendments to Low Carbon Fuel Standard; handling high carbon-intensity crude oil (HCICO)

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ARB staff is proposing changes in a number of areas, including opt-in and opt-out provisions; enhancements to the regulated party definitions; approval of new or modified fuel pathways; credit trading; dealing with high carbon-intensity crude oil (HCICO); revising provisions applicable to electricity; revisions to Energy Economy Ratios for heavy-duty vehicles burning CNG or LNG; and reporting requirements. High Carbon-Intensity Crude Oil (HCICO).

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet Google.org supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project. 2008.03.20 - New rechargeit.blogspot.com about PHEVs. edit ] Basics Here on the main page we should address some of the basics, such as: What is an Electric Vehicle (EV), Hybrid EV (HEV), and Plug-In Hybrid EV (PHEV)?

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Pennsylvania Awards Axion Power $800,000 to Demonstrate PbC Batteries in Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs

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an $800,000 grant to demonstrate Axion’s proprietary PbC battery technology ( earlier post ) in a variety of electric vehicle types including: hybrids (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) used in commuter, delivery and other vehicles; and EVs , including converted (from combustion engine operation) EVs. 812,610 to retrofit two collection tank trucks to run on straight vegetable oil and for two storage tanks.

Honda signs E-KIZUNA project agreement with City of Saitama for EV, PHEV and electric scooter testing; new household gas cogen unit with more efficient EXlink engine

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The vertical engine layout featuring a vertical crankshaft, horizontal cylinder and integrated oil tank helps further minimize the weight and size of the unit. By integrating the heat exchanger with the catalytic converter and enhancing the cooling system design, a heat recovery rate of 65.7% Artist’s conception of Honda Smart Home System. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., and the city of Saitama signed an agreement to cooperate in the E-KIZUNA Project.

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US DOE awards more than $175M to 40 projects for advanced vehicle research and development

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This project will research, develop, and demonstrate polyalkylene glycol (PAG)- based engine oil technology which can reduce engine friction relative to conventional petroleum-based and synthetic oils. This project will investigate the use of ionic liquids as a new class of multi-functional (anti-wear and friction modifier) lubricant additives to allow the use of lower viscosity engine oils, to improve engine efficiency.

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DOE EERE awarding $43.6M for Phase II SBIR projects

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Mainstream Engineering Corporation is developing a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process to convert food wastes to renewable diesel and jet fuels that will improve yield and quality, and reduce aqueous byproducts to advance commercial adoption. Tetramer Technologies LLC is developing biodegradable hydropower turbine oil sourced from renewable materials, providing cost and performance benefits as well as mitigating environmental effects from potential spills and leaks.

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More details on the coming new Kia Optima hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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A new addition to the Kia model line-up, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will be Kia’s first plug-in hybrid for global markets when it goes on sale in the second half of 2016, offering increased battery capacity and pure electric range. Optima PHEV. The next-generation Optima PHEV will feature a 9.8 The Optima PHEV will offer a seamless blend of highly-efficient electric and internal combustion power, and a consistently high level of performance.

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PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

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Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee. EV Jerry” and the “Spirit of DC” Plug-In Hybrid EV All Around America educational tour are nationally recognized, because “Spirit" runs on electricity, and can convert to hybrid propulsion. The PHEV3A mission is to educate America on becoming independent from imported oil. Convert a car to electric today, or buy an electric EV next year.

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New powertrain line-up for Hyundai 2022 Tucson

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A multi-disc and individually controlled hydraulic channel torque converter improves responsiveness by expanding the direct connection band, while a downsized oil pump and double ball bearings minimize frictional losses.

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Argonne releases GREET 2020

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GREET 2020 updates the specific energy and bill-of-materials (BOMs) of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for electric vehicles (EVs), including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs).

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DOE SBV Pilot selects 38 small business for labs partnerships; 2 fuel cell and 4 vehicle projects

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been awarded $140,000 to work with Efficient Drivetrains to test a lightweight, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded $180,000 to work with Precision Polyolefins LLC, of College Park, MD, to test its new technology that converts inexpensive and abundant feedstocks derived from natural gas into synthetic oils for use in auto lubricant.

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ZF launches product offensive for hybrid and electric drive systems, automated driving, integrated safety, and chassis

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PHEVS. Electric motors must be controlled via power electronics, which both convert the direct current from the battery into the required alternating current and control the power and speed of the electric motor. This is clearly evident when it comes to the oil circuit. Previously, two oil pumps were used: a very efficient vane cell pump driven directly by the internal combustion engine and a second electric pump and/or pulse memory for electric operation.

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V2G Test Drive

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Xcel Energy announces six-month test drive of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles DENVER - Six plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) will be on the road by the end of 2007 as part of a demonstration test of vehicle-to-grid ( V2G ) technology by Xcel Energy. The goal is to determine how consumers can use the vehicles to significantly lower greenhouse gases, shore up electricity grid reliability and prove PHEVs are a viable alternative to today’s carbon-emitting cars.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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A 38 kW electric motor and clutch replaces the traditional torque converter to provide strong off-the-line acceleration and power assistance to the engine when necessary. Also adding to the equation is a new electric water pump and a new electric oil pump, which help improve overall fuel economy. The 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is Kia’s first PHEV. The 2017 Optima PHEV was engineered with a dual focus on efficiency and driving dynamics.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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The mandating of any system such as this would only be about looking after the interests of ‘middlemen’: oil and gas invested companies who would invariably transition into this market as both supply and/or demand for oil recede. . (Guest Post by John Murray).

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Latest from CalCars-News: [ see all latest ] All About Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs) On this highly popular but long page we address five fundamental topics: Also see: - Frequently Asked Questions - How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid - What Car-Makers Are Saying - Where Plug-in Hybrids Are 1 What are plug-in hybrids?

EAA National Board nominations from across North America

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He recognizes the diminishing power of the oil and gas industry, and embraces the imminent future of electrically powered transportation. Servant leadership; I thrive when working to advance a cause or mission About Zach: Zach currently drives a Pacific Hybrid PHEV.

Accenture Reports Identifies 12 Disruptive Technologies Most Likely to Transform Supply and Demand of Transport Fuels and Cut Emissions Within Next 10 Years

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Will be competitive at an oil price of $45 to $90 at their commercial date. This technology could avoid both the need for significant capital investment to upgrade refineries to produce more low sulfur fuel oil (LSFO) and greater dependence on costlier, low sulfur crudes. The use of synthetic biology to convert sugars to diesel has advanced significantly in the past one to two years, and it is close to commercial viability.

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News Summary I

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must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil February 20, 2006 MIT researchers invent new hybrid car battery February 7, 2006 Re-thinking the world's economic future February 7, 2006 100-M.P.G. T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month. Here are the years most important stories that we have either highlighted or linked.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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Battery pack capacity vs. electric range for selected PHEVs in the US. Once the oil pressure builds up to a sufficient level, we run the engine at zero load, at which point we disconnect the two again. The coolant loop for the TFSI also incorporates the oil cooler for the S tronic. lb), the power electronics in the engine compartment, which include a DC/DC converter for connecting to the 12-volt electrical system, are compact and lightweight.

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China Plucky Plug In

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announces in his new book called Freedom from Oil : How the Next President Can End Our Oil Addiction By Chuck Squatriglia WN : You place tremendous emphasis on converting our transportation fleet to electric plug-in hybrids. Oil provides 96 percent of the energy for our vehicles but only 3 percent of the energy for electric power generation.

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EAA National Board nominations from across North America

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He recognizes the diminishing power of the oil and gas industry, and embraces the imminent future of electrically powered transportation. Servant leadership; I thrive when working to advance a cause or mission About Zach: Zach currently drives a Pacific Hybrid PHEV.

The Cash Back Hybrid

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But the promise of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) aligns the stars in unexpected ways. It includes tax credits for consumers who buy or convert to plug-ins, tax incentives on tooling for carmakers who sell early models, and incentives for utilities to offer discounts for off-peak car recharging.

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Google Ogles Plug Ins

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H ere is a big development for PHEVs. The philanthropy is consulting with hybrid-engine scientists and automakers, and has arranged for the purchase of a small fleet of cars with plans to convert the engines so that their gas mileage exceeds 100 miles per gallon. The goal of the project is to reduce dependence on oil while alleviating the effects of global warming.

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One Million and 300 Million

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A s the political conventions take the stage, it's encouraging to see that both candidates support PHEVs and the development of electric fuel in the transportation sector. If I am president, I will immediately direct the full resources of the federal government and the full energy of the private sector to a single, overarching goal — in 10 years, we will eliminate the need for oil from the entire Middle East and Venezuela,” Obama said. “To

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). We estimate there are between 125-150 PHEVs worldwide at this time; we hope to get the rest of them on the list!

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Study Finds Availability of Low-CO2 Electricity and Hydrogen May Paradoxically Delay Large-Scale Transition to Electric and/or Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet

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to consider combinations of five fuel options (petroleum, encompassing both gasoline and diesel; natural gas; synthetic fuels; electricity;and hydrogen); and five vehicle powertrain technologies (internal combustion engine vehicles, ICEV; hybrid-electric vehicles, HEV; plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, PHEV; battery-electric vehicles, BEV; and fuel cell vehicles, FCV). Left, global light-duty fleet in the electric-favoring case; right, the hydrogen-favoring case.

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Volkswagen Group introducing Modular Transverse Matrix this year; new engine families, lighter weight construction, powertrain flexibility

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the first model publicly shown based on the MQB: the Cross Coupé all-wheel-drive (AWD) plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). To ensure that the engine takes up as little mounting space as possible, ancillary components such as the water pump, air conditioning compressor and alternator are screwed directly to the engine and the oil sump without additional brackets, and they are driven by a single-track toothed belt with a permanent tension roller.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. In July of 2008, oil futures hit their record high of more than $145 per barrel and several areas of the country neared $5/gal. While many others agreed (including executives at several auto makers) it is unlikely that higher taxes would be a popular approach to reducing our dependence on oil. World Gas Prices By Country (converted to U.S.

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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These use an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch mounted on the end of the propeller shaft; the clutch is supplied with oil from an electric pump. When the oil pressure forces the plates together, they transfer more torque—up to 100 percent under extreme circumstances—in a continuously variable manner from the front axle to the rear axle. Driveline layout of the 2011 e-tron quattro PHEV demonstrator.

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Now he’s on a new mission to convert America to plug-in cars. He has driven his 2005 Prius, dubbed “Spirit of DC,” to 48 state capitals and five Canadian provinces, and now he’s launching a “Plug-in Arizona Tour,” he said.Spirit is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). can be charged with “American homegrown electrons, not OPEC-related molecules of oil, on regular household electricity,” Asher said.If

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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NHTSA Modeling and Technology Projections Underlying the Proposed CAFE Target of 34.1 mpg by MY 2016

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Low-friction lubricants: low viscosity and advanced low friction lubricants oils are now available with improved performance and better lubrication. Similar to other start-stop technologies, additional enablers, such as electric power steering, accessory drive components, and auxiliary oil pump, might be required. This excludes other electrical accessories such as electric oil pumps and electrically driven air conditioner compressors.

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