September, 2017

U. Houston-led project looking for new exhaust treatment catalysts for low-temperature lean-burn combustion engines

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A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1-million project to find new catalytic materials that work at lower exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe.

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New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done (exclusive)

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People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the desire to have the very newest and most advanced technology; and the lifetime cost savings.

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New iOS 11 iPhone update will block drivers from texting behind the wheel

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Apple is set to unveil a software update that will prevent drivers receiving notifications when they are behind the wheel

2017 17

Ladies & Gentlemen, Joe Galliani Has Left The Building.

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Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle

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Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, unveiled as a prototype in December 2016. Earlier post.).

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Ballard, Nisshinbo collaborate to offer first PEM fuel cell using non-precious-metal catalyst

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Ballard Power Systems has collaborated with Nisshinbo Holdings to develop a Non-Precious-Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in the world’s first commercialized NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product.

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World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

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Electric cars are now accepted as future volume models for most automakers, but Jaguar Land Rover has taken a very different approach to showcase its future electric powertrains.

Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into the socket takes just a few seconds, and most cars today are charged overnight.

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt

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It's a plug-in hybrid crossover, but it doesn't have an engine. It's a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, but it has a feature no other hydrogen-powered car offers. It's the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power, launched Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

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PROSUME blockchain-based platform for new peer-to-peer energy models; EV platform

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The PROSUME Energy Foundation has developed a blockchain-based platform to exchange electricity from renewable and fossil sources.

Car subscription services to take 1 of 5 sales by 2023, Volvo CEO says

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The 2019 Volvo XC40 not only represents the Swedish brand's first compact crossover to be sold in the U.S. but its first shot at a new model for drivers to obtain cars: a subscription service. During the XC40 launch, Volvo revealed it would introduce Care by Volvo, a subscription service giving access to the compact crossover. For a flat monthly. car buying Car Sharing Apps

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How Tesla Model S alters car ownership: a buyer's one-year notes

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In late July, we published an article describing one electric-car driver's experience in adding solar panels to his home to help with charging his family's five electric cars. That reader, who'd like to be known just as Shiva, has now owned a 2016 Tesla Model S for a year. He recently outlined for us how that experience has gone, and how it's. ownership Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

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While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in zero-emission vehicles. However, there's another piece to the electric-car puzzle that China seems poised to lead as well: battery production. As the global market for electric and. China Batteries plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory

Why better-battery startups fail in the US and how to fix it: report

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Over the past decade, advances battery technology have progressed steadily, but not quite as quickly as impatient electric-car advocates might like. With electric cars and plug-in hybrids fast becoming part of every carmaker's lineup, durable, less expensive, and higher-capacity batteries are more important than ever. Yet despite growing. Batteries battery pack research and development Startups

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

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Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans. Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen ID

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

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It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare. More recently, France and the U.K. have enacted various forms of bans on non-electrified vehicles, on varying schedules. Now that China has said it's considering timetables. emissions China global warming energy policy climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation air pollution

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

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You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric cars by all makers who want to sell in the world's largest car market, and they start in little more than a year. The levels far exceed those required by California, whose. emissions China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle regulation new energy vehicles

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

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For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. California is now preparing for a future in which. emissions California electricity costs renewable energy solar wind energy

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

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It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the rare-earth magnets that help power electric cars can be quite complex to fabricate. So, what is there to know about rare-earth magnets—and how do automakers choose which kind of. engineering materials plug-in cars Electric motor rare earth metals

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BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. The industry. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

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Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines, many researchers suggest, and peak demand for fossil fuels used in transportation could arrive as soon as the next decade. What will become of companies, then, that focus on. Diesels emissions Future Cars fossil fuels

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

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The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the duration of the industry: we know it today as Mercedes-Benz. In other words, the company has been building cars for 132 years. DON'T MISS: Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by. Batteries Germany Production Daimler battery pack plug-in cars

Who's going all-electrified? Volvo, then Jaguar Land Rover, now Lincoln: report

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As the auto industry intensifies its embrace of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, announcements of "all-electrified" product lines continue to roll in. First, Volvo made a splash with its announcement saying that all models launched from 2019 onwards would be electrified in some manner. The Sino-Swedish maker was followed by Jaguar Land Rover. mild hybrid plug-in cars

2019 23

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. have adopted different timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous. emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

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The notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome world, but now a German company has shown its interpretation of what the future of plug-in motor homes could be. It's called the Dethleffs e.home concept and it envisions a. Recreation plug-in cars solar recreational vehicle (RV) motorhome

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Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

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China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends to dominate global production of lithium-ion battery cells and electric vehicles, for a host of reasons from industrial power through air pollution to energy security. A new. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation

48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

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Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed deliberate cheating, and real-world testing revealed that no virtually no diesels certified for sale actually met emission limits, automakers across the industry adopted rapid. Europe mild hybrid start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are reported. In August, Chevy delivered 2,107 Bolt EVs, the first time the car had sold more than 2,000 units in a month after entering the market in mid-December last year. Close. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

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With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force a conversion to zero-emission vehicles. Now California, which has led the U.S. in environmental awareness and emission reduction for decades, is doing the same. Governor Jerry. China zero emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change plug-in cars state laws legislation

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing Uber

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

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Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90 sedan and V90 wagon in 2017, filling out its large luxury lineup. The 2018 Volvo XC60 mid-size crossover utility is now starting to filter into dealers, to be followed by its. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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