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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Coulomb and Aker Wade Announce Availability and Sale of First Networked DC Fast Charging Station

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Coulomb Technologies and Aker Wade Power Technologies announced the availability of their Networked DC Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs). Networked DC Fast Charging Station. The Networked DC Fast Charge Station is distributed, marketed and supported by both companies.

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Volkswagen unveils Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; MQB-based SUV

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kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery that can be charged either externally or via the gasoline engine; power electronics for the front motor; a second module at the rear that converts the battery’s DC current into AC for the electric motors; and an on-board charger.

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Brammo Electric Motorcycle Headed on Epic Trip From Detroit To Washington D.C.

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Though most production electric cars are still a few years away, several electric motorcycles are already available to the public, or will be very soon. To highlight the capability of their electric motorcycle, Brammo's director of product development Brian Wismann and Dave Schiff of Crispin Porter Bugosky, set out on a ten day journey from

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.

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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

Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven will leverage Austin’s Plug-in EVerywhere network of EV chargers, including Electric Drive, Austin’s downtown smart mobility showcase complete with a DC Fast Charger and solar kiosk.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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The all-electric Lightning product features a liquid-cooled Li-ion battery from a volume-ready world-class battery supplier that can be fast-charged in 30 minutes on DC fast charging and in six hours with Level 2 charging.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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).

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Chevrolet releases more details on Bolt drive unit and battery; one-pedal driving

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Hard on the heels of the reveal of the production Volt EV at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier post ), Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit to release additional details on the battery and drivetrain of the new BEV.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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.

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Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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Detroit: Jan. Washington, D.C.: The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour.

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).

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.

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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.

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How should policymakers in Washington, D.C., Detroit could not only pre-empt this market in America, but also could establish a true world car that would help relieve all countries of their overwhelming dependence on oil for automotive transportation.

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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.

Chevrolet Volt plant prepping for boost in Volt and Ampera production; exports to Canada, China and Europe this year

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General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, home of the Chevrolet Volt, will close for four weeks beginning in June for planned upgrades to prepare for a significant increase in the rate of Volt production, along with assembly of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan. The 2011 Volt was launched in California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Coulomb Technologies Unveils First ChargePoint America EV Charging Stations in San Jose

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Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program will provide some 4,600 charging stations to program participants in nine regions in the United States: Austin, Texas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., and Washington DC and is a strategic partnership between Coulomb and three leading automobile makers: Ford, Chevrolet and Smart USA.

Chevrolet, OnStar and First Responder Organizations Launch Training Program on EV Technology

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Chevrolet and OnStar will host first-responder sessions in Volt retail markets later this year including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and Washington, DC. Chevrolet, OnStar and leading national first-responder organizations have launched the first automotive manufacturer-sponsored training program to educate first responders nationwide on electric vehicle technology.

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. Portable Charge Coupler Cordset. Click to enlarge. announced that it and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider ClipperCreek, Inc.

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