Tue.Sep 10, 2019

Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door A7 Sportback coupe as a powerful, efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The new Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro delivers a system output of 270 kW (367 PS) (combined fuel consumption of 2.1 – 1.9

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Do I need a battery management system (BMS), or not?

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My dad and I are in the process of converting his 77 VW Rabbit to electric. We're getting very close to ordering the new parts, but there's one in particular

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GM, University of Michigan show automated safety features preventing crashes

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General Motors partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

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Nissan electric crossover delayed to late 2021 but previewed to dealers

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Nissan's long-anticipated electric crossover is finally headed to production. While Nissan beat the market with the launch of the Leaf EV a decade ago, it has lagged other automakers in introducing new, more practical EVs to meet customer demands for more versatile cars.

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New Garrett software optimizes E-Turbo integration with future electrified powertrains

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Garrett Motion Inc., a leading differentiated technology provider in the automotive industry, has developed a new turbocharger boost control software that can significantly enhance turbo performance and health and help unlock optimized energy management in hybrid vehicles.

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Porsche boosts stake in Rimac: What it could gain from the deal

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Porsche announced last week that it has increased its investment in Rimac Automobili, the Croatian electric sports-car maker. It now holds 15.5 percent in Rimac, a step up from June 2018, when the German sports car maker purchased a 10 percent stake.

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New scalable and modular hybrid drive from MAHLE: MMHP

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MAHLE has developed a new, fully integrated and modular hybrid drive that can be tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle applications.

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle, the first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, is making its debut at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The ID.3 will not go on sale in North America. The ID.3

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Hyundai and Kia invest in Europe's high-power fast-charging network

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Hyundai and Kia announced Monday that they are investing in Ionity, Europe's 350-kilowatt charging network. They will join BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen/Porsche in expanding charging station availability for vehicles with 800 volt on-board systems. This partnership gives Hyundai the opportunity to develop vehicles with 800-volt systems. charging

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More than half of transit buses in the US were powered by alternative fuels and advanced technologies in 2018

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According to the American Public Transit Association (APTA), alternative fuels and advanced hybrid drivetrains powered more than half of all transit buses in 2017 and 2018. In the ten-year period from 2008 to 2018, the share of conventional diesel buses dropped from 70% to 42%.

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback revealed

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Audi has taken the covers off its new RS7 Sportback

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Delphi Technologies to partner with Cree for automotive silicon carbide devices for EVs

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Delphi Technologies PLC, a global provider of automotive propulsion technologies, and Cree, Inc.,

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Second-generation Audi RS 7 Sportback debuts as a wide-bodied, 48V mild-hybrid five-seater; cylinder-on-demand

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One of two world debuts at the Audi stand at the IAA in Frankfurt is the second-generation Audi RS 7 Sportback. Audi Sport GmbH is presenting the RS 7 Sportback as a wide-bodied five-seater for the first time, also showcasing the improved performance and efficiency delivered by a mild hybrid system.

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