Tue.Aug 08, 2017

Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019.

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Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned

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One of the challenges in getting car shoppers to consider plug-in electric vehicles is the education required. Tesla attacked this problem head on, opening its stores in malls and other sites where potential future buyers could dip their toes in and start to learn about electric cars without being pressured to sign on the line. But at all other. sales portland plug-in cars education Oregon

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SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

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It's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. It's called homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI: in essence it lets a gasoline engine. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in June up 0.3 mpg from June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in July was 25.4 mpg (9.25 l/100 km)—up 0.3 mpg from June, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Aeron.aero launches blockchain solution for aircraft and pilot log records

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Aeron.aero is launching an Ethereum blockchain-based solution for tracking and verification of aircraft and pilot log records: Aeron Register. The current system for logging training and flight hours is easily manipulated, as flight logs are mostly done on paper, with the numbers, signatures, and confirmation stamps all being done manually. Flight logs monitor the progressive experience of a pilot; this is one of the ways that determines when a pilot can be licensed.

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Tesla Model 3 electric car: what's your take? Poll results

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With the Tesla Model 3 electric car now in early production and an aggressive ramp rate targeted, it's getting lots of media attention. Part of that is due to the allure of the Tesla brand and fascination with company CEO Elon Musk. Some more may be due to the widespread misapprehension that the Model 3 is the first long-range electric car for. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

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Efficient Drivetrains receives bus production order for EDI PowerDrive 6000 System

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has received a new bus drivetrain production order in China to integrate its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems into 12 meter buses for the city of Tianshui as they work to electrify their fleet to significantly reduce emissions. The company will be supplying its EDI PowerDrive Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) drivetrains and EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software to Yaxing Motors for vehicle integration.

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Electric-car showroom, Mazda's HCCI engine, Tesla Model 3 outlook, the end of engines: Today's Car News

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Today, Mazda will launch a new and far more fuel-efficient engine even as a supplier says engine development will end in a decade; our readers weigh in on the Tesla Model 3; and we look at lessons learned from educating the public on electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We kicked off with a survey on the prospects for the Tesla. Today in Car News

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Volkswagen to offer incentive in Germany of up to €10,000 to scrap Euro 1-4 diesels

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Volkswagen is offering an incentive of up to €10,000 (US$11,815)—depending upon the model purchased—for the purchase of Euro 6 vehicles in Germany if an older diesel vehicle (Euro 1 to Euro 4 standards) is scrapped at the same time. The incentive is one of a number of elements of a new environmental program launched by the automaker in its home country.

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Review: Seat Ibiza

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At first glance you may not be entirely convinced that this is the all-new Seat Ibiza. There’s certainly a lot of styling elements carried through fro

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Nissan to sell AESC automotive Li-ion battery business to GSR Capital

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Nissan Motor has entered into a definitive sale and purchase agreement with GSR Capital (GSR), a private investment fund, for the sale of Nissan’s automotive electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR. The sale and purchase agreement covers Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation ( AESC ), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, owned by Nissan North America Inc.

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Report: GS Yuasa to produce new Li-ion batteries by 2020 that double range of small EVs

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The Nikkei reports that by 2020, Japan’s GS Yuasa will begin mass producing lithium-ion batteries that double the driving range of small electric vehicles. Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and carmaker Mitsubishi Motors, will develop the cells, which will be produced at its plant in Shiga Prefecture and supplied to automakers in Japan and Europe.

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N. American usage of car2go one-way carshare up 40% in 1H 2017 year-on-year to >4.5M trips

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car2go N.A., North America’s largest flexible one-way carsharing service, saw a significant increase in use of its service during the first six months of 2017. Usage of car2go increased by 40% year-over-year in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016 across all 11 of the service’s North American locations, with more than 4.5 million trips taken so far this year.

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