Wed.Jul 17, 2019

ZF presents new electric 2-speed drive for passenger cars

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ZF has introduced a new 2-speed electric drive for passenger cars that integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics. The improvement in energy conversion efficiency compared to previous e-drives extends the driving range for each battery charge.

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Lexus developing electric-car platform, considering in-wheel motors

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Electric cars are winning over even the most skeptical of automakers. Last month, Toyota announced it was teaming up with Subaru to develop a dedicated electric platform for a new SUV.

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Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state contract.

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Polestar 2 performance package cues Tesla Model 3 rivalry

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Quite a few automakers are gunning for Tesla, especially startup automakers in Silicon Valley and China. Perhaps the most direct, credible threat, however, comes from Polestar, Volvo division that plans to focus on performance-oriented electric cars.

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Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries.

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Lotus unveils $2M electric hypercar Evija (Type 130); 2,000 PS, 1,700 Nm

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Lotus unveiled its electric hypercar, the Evija, formerly called the Type 130 ( earlier post ). Carrying a starting price of €1.7 million (US$2.1

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Polestar 2 performance package cues rivalry with Tesla Model 3

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Quite a few automakers are gunning for Tesla, especially startup automakers in Silicon Valley and China. Perhaps the most direct, credible threat, however, comes from Polestar, Volvo division that plans to focus on performance-oriented electric cars. The Polestar 2, planned to debut late this year, is aimed directly at the Tesla Model 3, with a

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JAXA and Toyota begin joint research into manned pressurized lunar rover

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a three-year joint research agreement running from fiscal year 2019 to fiscal year 2021.

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Lexus electric plans, Polestar 2 performance, value of self-driving: Today's Car News

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The luxury brand Lexus plans to electrify its whole lineup. Fiat commits to producing a new electric Fiat 500. Volvo plans a performance version of its new Polestar 2. And readers weigh in on how much self-driving cars could be worth to them in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Lexus has followed the lead of its. Today in Car News

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NREL/Volvo study demonstrates approach to quantify automated vehicle fuel savings

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Automated control of cars may enable drivers to achieve more fuel savings than if they were completely in charge, according to a new study conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Volvo Cars. The study findings are detailed in a paper in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. Zhu’s co-authors are Jeffrey Gonder, who manages his group, and three researchers from Volvo Cars.

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Adamas: lithium deployment in passenger EVs up 47% y-o-y in May 2019

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In May 2019, 47% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest subscription-based “ EV Battery Lithium Monthly ” report. This increase in LCE deployment was driven primarily by two factors, Adamas said. Global sales of passenger HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs collectively increased by 12% in May 2019 versus May 2018, translating to an increase in deployment of li-ion batteries.

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