Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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The storage battery operates over the range of 220 to 460 volts—a 3-way DC/DC converter in the engine compartment equalizes the difference compared with the fuel cell’s voltage level. 3-way power DC/DC converter.

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BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

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Companies like Nissan and Tesla are overseeing the construction of networks of DC fast-charging stations to make battery-electric cars more attractive to customers. When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. RELATED: BMW Launches Flexible

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VW unveils Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; 70 mpge; previewing 7-seater SUV in 2016

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Volkswagen is unveiling a five-seater Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a preview to its new seven-seater mid-size SUV due to enter production at the end of 2016. The 12-volt electrical system is supplied by a DC/DC converter.

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

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David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press conference held by the U.S. Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. Environmental Protection Agency today. At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used by Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

2016 Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW Charging Blitz, 2015 Chevy Trax First Drive: Today's Car News

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BMW promises a DC fast-charging station construction blitz, with details coming at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in Wrapping up the week, we''ve got details on the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid, a report on BMW''s upcoming charging infrastructure plans, and a first drive of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

New Automotive Technology Companies Struggle for Recognition in DC

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Now XP Vehicles has learned that almost all the federal money is going to “Detroit” companies or companies closely aligned with Detroit. Wall Street Journal. Aptera’s application for $75 million from the DOE’s ATVM loan program has sparked a debate not only over whether or not to recognize a 3-wheeler (i.e.,

Volkswagen unveils mid-size SUV plug-in diesel-electric hybrid concept at Detroit Show

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A DC/DC converter supplies the vehicle’s electrical system with the 12V power it needs. Powertrain of the CrossBlue SUV PHEV concept. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show.

VW brings E-Bugster concept to Beijing for Asia premier

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Volkswagen is showing the E-Bugster electric vehicle concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ) at Auto China in Beijing for its premiere in Asia. Featuring a new Combined Charging System, the E-Bugster can be recharged via one interface using any available charging modalities: single-phase charging with AC current or ultra-fast DC charging at charging stations (quick charge).

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. In combination with a 48-Volt battery and 12-Volt DC/DC converter, mild hybridization is also possible.

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First 2011 Chevy Volts Leave Plant, Head To CA, TX, DC & NY

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Today, the first shipment of 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric cars left the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The cars are bound for dealers and buyers in the initial launch markets: California, Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C. Production of the world's first range-extended electric car is now a reality. Today's shipment comes exactly four years

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Chevrolet Partnering with Detroit-based Utility DTE Energy

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In addition to General Motor's recent announcement that Michigan will join California and Washington, D.C., as the first markets in which Chevrolet dealerships will receive Volt's, Chevrolet is revealing more details about their rollout of demonstration program vehicles to government / utility fleets for the development of vehicle charging

A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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The BISG is connected to a 48 V (nominal battery) and also typically to a 12V powernet via a DC/DC convertor.

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Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Washington DC/Baltimore, Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program. Coulomb says it has seen strong demand in all 10 regions of the program and is finalizing the installation of charging stations within these regions.

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Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Washington, DC. Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

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

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On top it has an angled rectangular housing receiving high voltage direct current (DC) cables connected to the battery pack and containing the inverter. The main components of the TPIM are the power board, DC bus capacitor, EMI filters, control and gate drive boards, sensors and busbar.

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Volkswagen unveils MEB-based I.D. CROZZ electric crossover concept in Shanghai; production in 2020

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BUZZ in Detroit in 2017 ( earlier post ). Using a 150 kW (DC) fast charger, the high-performance battery can be 80% recharged within 30 minutes. The on-board electronics are meanwhile supplied with 12 volts via a DC/DC converter.

TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The PCU’s DC-DC converter—which converts a direct current from one voltage level to another—is optimized to reduce overall power consumption. Dimensionally, DC-DC converter’s output filter is smaller, lighter, and quieter for an improved passenger experience.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating.

2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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FCA pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds (102 kg).

GM’s Brownstown Battery Assembly expands; building new battery system for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

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The 2015 Spark EV features technology including Siri Eyes Free, 4G LTE and DC Fast Charging. Brownstown Battery Assembly’s 479,000-square-foot, landfill-free facility south of Detroit also produces the lithium-ion battery packs for GM’s extended-range electric vehicles.

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. GE’s WattStation Connect for mobile device users. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen Group planning to launch 6 or more plug-in hybrids from 2014; the role of the MQB in the Group’s electrification plans

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Volkswagen’s CrossBlue SUV plug-in hybrid concept, introduced at this year’s Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ), highlights the evolution of some of Volkswagen’s hybrid components that will play a role in future MQB-based electrification efforts, Schmidt noted. DC/DC converter.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Seattle, and Washington, DC. Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives.

Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Click to enlarge.

Chevrolet will produce Bolt EV; ~200 mi of range

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Chevrolet confirmed production of a next-generation battery-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept introduced last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The production car will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly facility near Detroit.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list; Washington, DC and Boston, MA fell from the ninth and tenth spots, respectively, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10. Detroit, MI. Detroit, MI. Washington, DC.

GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., the nation’s leading ridesharing service, are teaming up to provide people who want to drive and earn money on the Uber platform the option to lease qualified vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates with no mileage limits.

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

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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 DC/DC converter supplies the body electrical system with the 12 Volt electrical power it requires.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

VW premieres Jetta Hybrid and E-Bugster concept with Combined Charging System; Blue-e-Motion electric drives to go into production units as early as 2013

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Volkswagen staged two world premieres at the Detroit Auto Show: the new Jetta gasoline-electric Hybrid and the E-Bugster battery-electric concept derived from the Beetle. Possible are single-phase charging with AC current, and ultra-fast DC charging at charging stations. E-Bugster. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen calls the complete electric drive unit featured in the E-Bugster “Blue-e-Motion”.

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

GM and LG expand their relationship on Bolt EV; 12 components, including PEEM

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The production car will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly facility near Detroit. The concept Bolt features selectable driving modes for preferred driving styles, such as daily commuting, and was designed to support DC fast charging.

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Coulomb Technologies Installs First ChargePoint America EV Charging Station in Michigan

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The first ChargePoint America station is now installed at NextEnergy headquarters in downtown Detroit. Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program will provide nearly 5,000 charging stations in nine regions in the United States: Austin, Texas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., and Washington DC. Coulomb Technologies has installed its first ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station in Michigan from the $37-million ChargePoint America program.

Volkswagen launching E-Golf BEV test fleet in the US; partnering with Solazyme and Amyris on renewable diesel fuels

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The E-Golf pilot program will take place in the Detroit Metro, San Francisco, and Washington DC markets, beginning in April. Volkswagen of America will begin a pilot scheme to test 20 prototype E-Golf Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) over a nine-month period in select locations in the US. Twelve of these vehicles will be allocated to selected Volkswagen employees during the time period.

President Obama issues Memorandum on Federal fleet performance to push for alternative fueled vehicles; GSA pilot project on EV purchases

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These vehicles will be leased to 20 agencies, including the Department of Energy, and will be located in Washington, DC; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

ChargePoint completes ARRA-funded ChargePoint America program; 4,600 charging ports

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Washington DC/Baltimore; and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). ChargePoint, Inc. has completed the ChargePoint America Program with more than 4600 shipments and installations of its home, public and commercial charging ports for electric vehicles (EVs).

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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The vehicles will be in five cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif. With more than 60 charging stations already successfully delivered, the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program is expanding beyond the original five test cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.

Volkswagen Group talks EV charging standards, electrification strategy

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One of approximately twenty VW Golf blue e-motion prototypes under test in the United States, with Eaton’s 50kW DC Quick Charger, at Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Laboratory, near San Francisco. The gathering marked the introduction of Eaton’s DC quick charger ( link ), one of which is now installed at ERL. public DC charging of up to 86 kW. DC charging” refers to a charging protocol in which a charging station supplies direct current to a plug-in vehicle’s battery pack.

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Seattle; and Washington, DC.