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. kWh of power, yielding an estimated all-electric range (AER) of 28 miles and estimated fuel economy of over 70 MPGe.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review, Lexus F hybrids, and big oil skepticism of electric cars: Today's Car News

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We review the fuel economy of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Big oil refineries voice skepticism over electric cars. Green Car Reports spent time with the Outlander PHEV and found it. Lexus mulls hybrid systems for its F-series performance cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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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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EDI partners with Greenkraft for parallel-series multi-mode Class-4 CNG-PHEV truck; CEC funding

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EDI), a producer of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) solutions ( earlier post ), is partnering with Greenkraft , CALSTART, and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a Class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and PHEV technology. EDI was co-founded by Professor Andy Frank from UC Davis—a key figure in the development of the PHEV concept and technology—in 2006.

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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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BNEF forecasts EVs to hit 54% of new car sales by 2040; decreasing importance of PHEVs

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The forecasters said that while plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales will play a role in EV adoption from now to 2025, puer battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will subsequently take over and account for the vast majority of EV sales. The engineering complexity of PHEV vehicle platforms, their cost and dual powertrains make BEVs more attractive over the long-run, BNEF said. BNEF suggested that only in Japan will PHEVs continue to play an important role after 2030.

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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. With no battery charge the gasoline engine kicks-in resulting in the lower fuel economy number.

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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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For example, fuel economy statistics and a graphic display of the electric range is shown on the navigation map. 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.

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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. Fuel economy was significantly improved by using an optimized thermal management system to distribute heat more precisely and a further developed operating strategy with intelligent control of catalytic converter heating. In this case, gear selection always assures the best possible balance of longitudinal dynamics, acoustics and fuel economy.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). This version of the Q7 PHEV will also use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the 2.0 T8 Twin Engine PHEV.

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Chrysler providing 10 PHEV Ram 1500 pickups to MBTA as part of demo project

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Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Chrysler will also distribute 5 of the Ram PHEVs to Central Hudson Gas & Electric and National Grid officials as part of a national demonstration program for evaluation and testing of the trucks for three years.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. The majority of the carbon and oil savings from current vehicles is due to new gasoline vehicle technologies, the report observed. Fuel economy.

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Flawed PHEV report has legs

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Special interests who preferred to maintain the internal combustion status quo (read oil and auto companies) have long needed to plant seeds of doubt. The report highlights battery cost in 2010 leading to a $18,000 premium for some initial PHEVs, and suggests no lower cost is unlikely to be achieved with economies of scale. Dubious presumptions about PHEV usage lead the authors to minimize any potential petroleum and emissions reductions.

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Chrysler to introduce PHEV models in 2016 and 2017 to meet ZEV requirements; new FCA gasoline engine family coming in 2015

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Chrysler Brand will launch two plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) over the next several years, said Al Gardner, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand, during the FCA Investor Day presentations at Auburn Hills, Mi. One will be a PHEV version of the new Chrysler Town & Country minivan to be introduced in 2016; the second will be a PHEV version of a new full-size crossover vehicle to be introduced in 2017. Variable displacement oil pump.

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Study projects emission impacts of inexpensive, efficient EVs: 36% further reduction in LDV GHG by 2050, or 9% economy-wide

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Compared to the reference case, in which gasoline vehicles (ICEVs) remain dominant through 2050 (BAU), OPT results in 16% and 36% reductions in LDV greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2030 and 2050, respectively, corresponding to 5% and 9% reductions in economy-wide emissions. They found that moderate, economy-wide GHG fees have little effect on GHG emissions from the LDV sector—but are more effective in the electricity sector.

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Hyundai unveils Ioniq HEV, PHEV and EV for US market at New York show

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The Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in both feature a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which features best-in-class transfer efficiency through the use of low-friction bearings and low-viscosity transmission oil, and is able to achieve a mix of driving performance and fuel efficiency. In ECO mode, the DCT optimizes gear selection for efficiency, upshifting earlier to achieve class-leading fuel economy.

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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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The Ioniq Hybrid boasts the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge). market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV). We are the highest fuel economy of any hybrid, of any gasoline car without a plug sold in the US. Design objectives included: Fuel economy. Cycle vs off-cycle fuel economy.

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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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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for Model Year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks. L/100km), if the vehicles were to meet this CO 2 level all through fuel economy. reductions in air conditioning leakage, which would not contribute to fuel economy. corresponding vehicle fuel economy target.

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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. If required, three bar charts give the driver feedback about the economy of their driving style. New S 400 HYBRID. Click to enlarge.

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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. The Most Plausible Early Market consumers value fuel economy.

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Hyundai to Launch Plug-in Hybrid in 2012; Planning PHEV Fleet Testing in Korea and US

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Hybrid Blue Drive as envisioned for the Sonata is made up of nine major components: Optimized Theta II 2.4-liter engine; Integrated starter generator for stop-start; 30 kW electric motor delivering 205 Nm of torque; Regenerative braking system; 6-speed automatic transmission with an improved efficiency electric oil pump; 1.4 At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Hyundai highlighted the Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept as presaging its future production PHEVs.

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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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The Ioniq Hybrid boasts the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge). market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV). We are the highest fuel economy of any hybrid, of any gasoline car without a plug sold in the US. Design objectives included: Fuel economy. Cycle vs off-cycle fuel economy.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan EPA-rated at 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined; stop/start and PHEV still to come

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The gasoline-powered version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg US (8.4 The Pacifica’s efficiency is further reflected in its city- and combined-cycle fuel-economy ratings of 18 mpg (13 l/100km) and 22 mpg (10.7 Pumping losses are again targeted with the engine’s upgraded variable-valve timing (VVT) system, which moves to torque-driven cam-phasing, and reduces oil demand. improvement in fuel economy.

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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. Energy Economy Ratios. High Carbon-Intensity Crude Oil (HCICO).

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Argonne Lifecycle Analysis Calculates WTW Petroleum Energy Use and GHG Emissions for PHEVs Fueled With Petroleum, E85 and Hydrogen

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Compared to an internal combustion vehicle fueled with gasoline, PHEVs that employed petroleum fuels (gasoline and diesel) offered a 40-60% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 30-60% reduction in GHG emissions. PHEVs fueled by E85 offered a 70-90% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 40-80% reduction in GHG emissions. PHEVs equipped with hydrogen fuel cells offered a more than 90% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 10-100% reduction in GHG emissions.

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BP Energy Outlook: 30% growth in global demand to 2035; fuel demand continues to rise, even with EVs & fuel efficiency

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While non-fossil fuels are expected to account for half of the growth in energy supplies over the next 20 years, the Outlook projects that oil and gas, together with coal, will remain the main source of energy powering the world economy, accounting for more than 75% of total energy supply in 2035, compared with 86% in 2015. Oil demand grows at an average rate of 0.7% Natural gas grows more quickly than either oil or coal over the Outlook, with demand growing an average 1.6%

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EIA Energy Outlook 2013 reference case sees drop in fossil fuel consumption as use of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls; projects 20% higher sales of hybrids and PHEVs than AEO2012

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new appliance standards and CAFE) and changes in the way energy is used in the US economy. Increased sales for hybrids and PHEVs. quadrillion Btu in 2035, as a result of fuel economy improvements achieved through stock turnover as older, less efficient vehicles are replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Beyond 2035, LDV energy demand begins to level off as increases in travel demand begin to exceed fuel economy improvements in the vehicle stock.

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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.

NRC report concludes US LDVs could cut oil consumption and GHGs by 80% by 2050; reliance on plug-ins, biofuels and hydrogen; strong policies mandatory

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Many of the vehicles on the road in 2030 will have been built by 2015, and these will lower the fuel economy of the on-road fleet. The committee suggests that LDV fuel economy and GHG emission standards continue to be strengthened to play a significant role after model year 2025 as part of efforts to improve LDV fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions. On-road fuel economy values will be lower.

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Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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We use vehicles modeled in Autonomie to estimate vehicle costs and fuel economy along with fuel price projections from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and focus on developing internally consistent estimates for other relevant cost parameters.

Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

Depending upon the carbon intensity of the electricity used to charge the battery, the PHEV model can also have well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions relatively close to that of its electric sibling. For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. The PHEV has a 3.3 EPA combined fuel economy.

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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 awards $45M to 38 advanced transportation technology projects; $3M from the Army

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Advanced materials are essential for boosting the fuel economy of cars and trucks while maintaining and improving safety and performance. Reducing a vehicle’s weight by just 10% can improve fuel economy by 6% to 8%. This project will develop a new generation electrolyte system with outstanding stabilities at high voltage and high temperature and with improved safety characteristics for lithium ion battery for PHEV and EV.

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EIA projects decline in transportation sector energy consumption through 2037 despite increase in VMT, followed by increase

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For the Transportation sector, EIA projects that energy consumption will decline between 2019 and 2037 (in the Reference case) because increases in fuel economy more than offset growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Specifically, AEO2019 projects that: Increases in fuel economy standards temper growth in US motor gasoline consumption, which decreases by 26% between 2018 and 2050. New vehicle fuel economy rises by 43% from 2018 to 2050.

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DOE seeking comment on draft $50M solicitation for new projects over 11 areas of interest to improve vehicle performance and decrease fuel consumption

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technology Program is seeking public comment on the draft of an upcoming solicitation ( DE-FOA-0000793 ) totaling more than $50 million for new research projects that will develop advanced technologies to improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy. The prototype part should also capture expected performance challenges such as interaction of bearings, journals, oil passages, and life cycle fatigue requirements.

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DOE EERE awarding $43.6M for Phase II SBIR projects

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will use Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and machine learning to rapidly improve catalysts which are imperative to the efficiency and economy of the United States by making energy production, manufacturing and transportation more efficient and eco-friendly. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is awarding $43.6

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Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, can charge through the same 240V charging station that other EVs use. Understanding EV Maintenance Since EVs don’t use oil or transmission fluid, they require less frequent maintenance than ICE vehicles or hybrids.

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. These changes are expected to contribute to a 10% improvement in fuel economy over earlier versions of the Optima Hybrid. Optima PHEV. The next-generation Optima PHEV will feature a 9.8

2015 188

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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Kawasaki, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, and Yamaha partner on producing, transporting, and using carbon-neutral fuels, including hydrogen

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To do so, the company plans to expand its powertrain offerings by adding plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models to its current model lineup, which includes conventional hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), diesel engine, and battery electric vehicle (BEV) models.

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CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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A new techno-economic analysis by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and MIT has found that economies of scale for manufacturing current Li-ion batteries for light-duty EV applications (in this case, prismatic pouch NMC333-G batteries and packs) are reached quickly at around 200-300 MWh annual production. Thus, battery cost is a key factor in addressing oil dependency, global warming, and air pollution in the United States.

2014 262

Researchers suggest subsidies and policies targeting plug-ins with small battery packs would produce more benefits at lower cost

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Their paper, to be published in the summer issue of the journal Issues in Science and Technology , is based on their earlier study that found that strategies to promote adoption of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with small battery packs offer more social benefits (i.e., In the near term, they suggest, HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs are more robust, offering more air-emission and oil-displacement benefits per dollar spent.

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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. This project will help get the first heavy-duty Class 6 vehicle to the commercial market, offering consumers an option that provides significant fuel economy without limiting driving range or fuel options.

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