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Continental presents 48V full-hybrid system; motor delivers up to 30 kW

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Continental has been developing cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines for number of years. In the run-up to IAA 2019, Continental Powertrain is now presenting a 48-volt high-power drive system with 30 kW, enabling a full-hybrid vehicle.

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Electric Volkswagen Type 20 Microbus concept ties the past to the future

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Given the enthusiastic reception lavished on Volkswagen’s production-bound ID Buzz concept—that’s the 2022 revival of the Microbus, in all-electric form—the automaker’s transformation can’t come soon enough.

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Mercedes-Benz opens new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility and antenna systems

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Mercedes-Benz has opened new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio-frequency (RF) antenna systems. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a key prerequisite for connectivity, autonomous driving, shared vehicles, and electric drivetrains.

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Consumer Reports pans Kia Niro EV, suggests a Hyundai Kona Electric instead

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In its first drive of the eagerly awaited Kia Niro EV, Consumer Reports was not impressed. On paper the Niro EV looks like the Goldilocks of electric cars, not too big, not too small, not too expensive, and with a long range rated at 239 miles by the EPA.

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AB Dynamics acquires simulation software specialist rFpro; ADAS and autonomous vehicles

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Supplier of advanced automotive test systems AB Dynamics (ABDP) has acquired the simulation software specialist rFpro. This strengthens the company’s position in the simulation-based verification market for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles.

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Analysis finds hybrids make better use of scarce batteries than pure EVs

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In the face of growing shortages of batteries and battery materials for electric cars, one respected analytics firm says those batteries would do more good for the environment put to use in more hybrid vehicles rather than fewer all-electric cars. Per kilowatt-hour of battery capacity produced and installed in plug-in vehicles, hybrids deliver 14. Plug-In Hybrids global warming CO2

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NVIDIA to lead European working group on highly connected automated vehicles

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NVIDIA will lead the European Association of Automotive Suppliers ( CLEPA ) working group on highly connected automated vehicles. This group, which consists of European automotive suppliers, contributes to the development of new UNECE assessment methods for automated vehicles. In addition to CLEPA, NVIDIA also works with key international organizations formulating standards and regulations for automated vehicles.

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New Na-doped ruthenium electrocatalyst shows improved OER activity and durability

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An international team led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed an efficient sodium-doped ruthenium electrocatalyst with improved oxygen evolution activity and durability in acidic media. An open-access paper on their work is published in Nature Communications. Na doping increases the oxidation state of Ru, thereby displacing positively O p-band and Ru d-band centers, weakening Ru-adsorbate bonds.

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2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid first drive review: Charge port gained, no prestige lost

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The Ice (white) 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid slips almost silently through its natural environment, the Silicon Valley town of Atherton, California.

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Hyundai Autron and Wind River to develop next-generation autonomous driving platform

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Hyundai Autron, a Hyundai Motor Group company, and Wind River signed a partnership to develop an autonomous driving and connectivity software platform to power next-generation automobiles. Hyundai Autron is a research and development company specializing in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors. US-based Wind River is the global leader in embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) software.

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Mercedes-Benz A250e in the works to join plug-in hybrid lineup

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Mercedes-Benz may expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids with a small A-Class sedan, called the A250e, according to a report from Britain. The A-class is the cheapest sedan Mercedes-Benz sells, starting at $33,495 with delivery. According to a report in British auto magazine Autocar, the A250e is expected to use the came a 1.3-liter gas turbo-3 as. Mercedes-Benz

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Hyundai Motor Group bolsters partnership with Rimac on high-performance EVs and fuel cell prototypes across brands

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Hyundai Group joined its partner Rimac Automobili in an event hosted by Rimac CEO Mate Rimac and attended by Croatian Prime Minister, ministers, and senior government officials to discuss the potential of the new auto industry in Croatia. In May, the Hyundai Group announced an investment of €80 million in Rimac aimed to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market. Earlier post.)

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Kia Niro EV panned, Mercedes-Benz A250e planned, plug-ins beat EVs: Today's Car News

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Mercedes plans a new plug-in hybrid version of its smallest, most affordable model. A new study shows limited battery supplies would have a larger climate benefit in hybrids. And Britain, which had planned to ban sales of cars that don't plug in after 2040, could move that date up 5 years. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A new study by. Today in Car News

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