Fri.Aug 11, 2017

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire.

Will Formula E racing boost electric-car sales by 77 million? Erm.

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Three years ago, an all-new motor racing series began. Called Formula E, the series pits battery-electric race cars from teams around the world in competition on circuits in the heart of some of the world's most iconic cities. The third season has just wound up, and the list of carmakers fielding electric-car race teams is growing: Audi, BMW. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

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New emission testing could put a strain on new cars’ options lists

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Individual options available on new cars could become more limited when the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) comes into force

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Tesla Model 3 won't be delivered in Michigan to buyers; lawsuit grinds on

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An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Tesla and the state remain locked in a legal battle over the state's franchise law, which requires automakers to sell vehicles only via an independently owned and franchised dealership. Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

California ARB holding two workshops on developing measure to reduce emissions from TRUs

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is developing a measure to reduce emissions from Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) by transitioning to zero-emission technologies. To that end, ARB staff is holding two more workshops on the development of a regulation to limit the amount of time that internal combustion engine-driven TRUs and TRU gensets operate while stationary, as well as requiring an overall zero-emission mode operating time.

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck.

Scrapping dirty diesels, Model 3 Michigan woes, Oz electric highway, EPA backtracks: Today's Car News

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Today, Europe's dirtiest diesels may start to vanish, Formula E has an audacious goal to live up to, another electric highway is underway, and Tesla Model 3 fans are out of luck if they live in Michigan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Michigan may be home to the domestic auto industry, but it has no love for the Tesla Model 3: like any. Today in Car News

WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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Traffic is a major source of harmful pollutants; daily peak exposures tend to occur near roadways or while traveling—or being stuck—on them.

Weekly round-up: Anthems, Nissan GT-R’s awesome acceleration, Arteon available and more …

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We might be on the brink of nuclear war, or merely some tit-for-tat argument between two despots, but that hasn’t stopped us in our tracks. We are Bri

VW offering new variant of Millerized 1.5 TSI on Golf and Golf Variant with coasting function

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Volkswagen is now offering the latest member of its gasoline engine family—the 1.5 TSI delivering 96 kW/130 PS—for the Golf and Golf Variant. Earlier post.) Volkswagen previewed the introduction of this variant of the 1.5 TSI—which supports a coasting function for the first time in a Golf—back in March, along with the introduction of the more powerful 1.5 TSI Evo. Earlier post.).

California ARB fines BNSF and Union Pacific $1.25M over drayage truck violations

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) reached. settlements with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) to resolve violations of the state’s drayage truck regulation, which requires cleanup of trucks servicing the state’s busy ports and intermodal rail yards.

ofo and SoftBank enter basic agreement to collaborate on bike-sharing in Japan

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China-based bike-sharing provider ofo Inc. and SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp. reached a basic agreement to collaborate on the deployment of ofo’s global bike-sharing business in Japan. ofo and SoftBank C&S plan to enter an exclusive partnership for a large-scale deployment, with SoftBank C&S serving as strategic partner of ofo's bike-sharing services in Japan. In addition, ofo and SoftBank C&S plan to launch initially in Tokyo and Osaka in September 2017.

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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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. Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.