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Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. The fastest "quick. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

Hyliion introduces hybrid upfit system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. Easily attached to the truck frame, the 6X4HE is a self-contained system.

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Volkswagen targets Pikes Peak with electric-car tech from future models

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The next Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race is eight months away still, so a press release on a carmaker's entry into next June's event comes out of left field. But for Volkswagen, it's another small step to underscore its major commitment to battery-electric vehicles as its two-year-old diesel emission cheating scandal continues to. Pike's Peak Hill Climb VW Group Pikes Peak plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

New Audi A7 Sportback features mild-hybrid system as standard; V6s with 48V system

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Audi has unveiled the new A7 Sportback four-door coupe. All engines used in the A7 Sportback come standard with a new mild hybrid system (MHEV) for greater comfort and efficiency. With the two V6 engines, this uses a 48-volt primary electrical system.

Will Nissan have an electric SUV concept at Tokyo Motor Show?

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Automakers spend a lot of time trying to work out how electrified powertrains, autonomous driving technology, connectivity, and sharing will turn their industry upside down. Or not. Meanwhile, globally but especially in North America, one trend is clear right this moment: utility vehicles are hot. When Nissan put out a teaser video on Tuesday for. Tokyo Motor Show plug-in cars

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Electric Nissan SUV, EPA vs ethanol, VW vs Pikes Peak, 6-minute battery recharges: Today's Car News

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Today, it appears the future may include more electric SUVs, less ethanol in gasoline, a VW electric hill-climbing race car, and much, much faster battery recharging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Last week, Toshiba announced a battery cell that could offer the long-sought recharging time as quick as a gasoline refill. The EPA is now run. Today in Car News


Bosch introduces new 48V Li-ion pack for mild-hybrids; production in 2018

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Bosch has introduced a new 48-volt battery for mild hybrids; similar to the Bosch e-axle, this 48-volt battery is standardized for easy integration into new vehicle models. Established manufacturers and start-ups alike can thus eliminate long and expensive development processes.

Review: Skoda Karoq

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Skoda broke the mould when it created the Yeti, which goes a long way to explaining why the Karoq is an altogether different car in looks, feel and style

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts.

Daimler introduces active emergency braking assist system with pedestrian detection for touring coaches

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At Busworld Europe 2017 in Belgium, Daimler Buses introduced Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4) with pedestrian detection—the first emergency braking assistance system in a touring coach to brake automatically for pedestrians. The new Active Brake Assist 4 with pedestrian detection warns the driver visually and audibly of any potential collision with pedestrians and at the same time automatically triggering partial braking.

Ricardo opens new power electronics and vehicle laboratories in California

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Ricardo is further investing in facilities at its Santa Clara Technical Center in California, enabling the company to support its clients with electrified and autonomous vehicle design and development projects.

Scania unveils new hybrid, battery-electric buses

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At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus. The Scania Interlink Low Decker is presently available for diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, with the latest addition, hybrid. It complements the Scania Citywide Low Entry Suburban, which is also available for the full range of alternative fuels as well as in a hybrid mode.

Global Mobility Report finds world not on track to achieving sustainable mobility

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The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the newly published Global Mobility Report 2017 (GMR). The GMR is the first study to assess the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made toward four main objectives: universal access, efficiency, safety, and green mobility. The publication covers all modes of transport, including road, air, waterborne, and rail transport.

Toyota outlines impact of Kobe Steel quality issue on Toyota and Lexus vehicles

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In response to the series of announcements by Kobe Steel Ltd. regarding improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, Toyota Motor has been investigating the impact of this matter on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The initial phase of our investigation has been focused on the aluminum plates that were the subject of Kobe Steel’s initial disclosure, on 8 October 2017, of the falsification of data related to inspection certificates.

GKN and GE to collaborate on additive manufacturing

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GKN plc signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam AB to collaborate on Additive Manufacturing (AM). Under the agreement, GKN becomes a GE Additive development and production center as well as a preferred powder supplier, while GE and its affiliated companies will supply additive machines and services to GKN.