Volvo to concentrate on hybrids and downsized engines for US

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Volvo Car Corporation will rely on a powertrain strategy based on its new downsized 4-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine platform ( earlier post ) and hybrids for the US market, said John Maloney, recently appointed President of Volvo Cars, US, in an interview at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2012 XC60 carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg US (11.8 The XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show. Click to enlarge.

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

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of torque at 4,000 rpm, with a targeted combined fuel economy of 28 mpg with front-wheel drive. PHEV level-2 charging capability takes less than two hours to recharge the system, using a 7.2kW on-board charger.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6 Sonata PHEV. Combined fuel economy (mpg). Torque output is the same for PHEV and HEV: 205 N·m (151 lb-ft) @ 0-1,1770 rpm. The 2016 Sonata PHEV features a 9.8

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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mpg US (5.87 mpg (4.74 mpg (4.3 mpg by 2016 and result in an average light vehicle tailpipe CO 2 level of 250 grams per mile. downsize), and the agencies say they have included costs of preserving performance, utility and safety. mpg in MY 2021. mpg in model year 2025. EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) sold in MYs 2017. PHEVs would start at a multiplier value of 1.6

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 mpg US (6.9 Included in this is a temporary program that will provide additional credit provisions as incentives for the development and sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), battery-electric vehicles (BEVs); and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA). mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA). mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA).

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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Bubble chart of plausible mainstream PHEV buyers’ battery requirements (light and dark gray circles) and experts’s requirements overlaid on a Ragone plot of NiMH and Li-ion batteries. not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. A trajectory through time of PHEV designs allows good things to happen.

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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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mpg and 250 g CO 2 /km for model year 2016. mpg if the automotive industry were to meet this CO 2 level just through fuel economy improvements.) ( Earlier post.). NHTSA assumes that similar vehicles will be produced through MY 2016 and technologies are added to this baseline fleet to determine what mpg levels could be achieved with technologies. Turbocharging and downsizing: 26% for cars, 15% for trucks.

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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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Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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Plug-in hybrids dominate market penetration in 2025 under CAR scenario IV (62 mpg CAFE standard). CAR did not assume any downsizing of the vehicle sales fleet or significant reduction in performance by vehicles in any segment as a means for increasing fuel economy standards by 2025. the EPA/NHTSA Technical Assessment Report for the upcoming CAFE regulations: 47, 51, 56 and 62 mpg. The results for each fuel economy scenario are: Scenario I: (47 mpg CAFE standard, 37.6

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

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Because the high-voltage battery is both power and energy dense, engineers were able to use the downsized gasoline engine to maximize fuel economy and reduce emissions. Niro is targeting a combined fuel efficiency rating of 50 mpg (4.7 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. The Optima PHEV features a 9.8

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NRC report finds Federal analysis to set LD CAFE and GHG standards generally of high quality; some technologies and issues should be re-examined

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to 41 mpg by 2021 and 48.7 mpg by 2025. In addition, deploying turbocharged, downsized engines—which are expected to replace many current engines—may cost more and produce less fuel savings than the agencies’ analysis indicates. For their mid-term review, the Agencies should examine auto manufacturer’s experiences of battery life to determine the appropriate state of charge swing for PHEVs and BEVs so that they can assign costs appropriately.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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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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