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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

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New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

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Vehicle launches at auto shows include a dance between automakers, which only want certain information revealed, and journalists, who want to put specific news items into a bigger and broader context. For the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup unveiling Saturday night, Chevy's executives and engineers stayed ruthlessly on message. The company said. Pickups Detroit Auto Show Chevy powertrains

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. Earlier post.).

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ICCT study analyzes fuel efficiency of transpacific carriers in 2016; Hainan, ANA most fuel-efficient for different reasons

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has analyzed the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania in 2016.

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Chevrolet and Ford cruise into Detroit Auto Show leading with truck introductions

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Chevrolet and Ford each are entering the Detroit Auto Show this week on the heels of major truck introductions: for Chevrolet, the next-generation Silverado full-size pickup; for Ford, the return of the Ranger mid-size pickup. Silverado.

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DOE analysis suggests rapid convergence of FCEV and BEV TCOs; FCEVs less expensive for majority of LDV fleet by 2040; mass compounding

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In 2020, battery-electric vehicles will be a cheaper vehicle option than fuel cell electric vehicles for the majority of the light duty fleet (79-97%), according to a new study by a team at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO).

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Toyota Tsusho to acquire 15% stake in lithium miner Orocobre for US$232 million

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Berkeley Lab team designs active polyelectrolyte binder that allows for a doubling in capacity of conventional Li-sulfur battery

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2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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FCA pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds (102 kg).

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Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. Earlier post.) With a peak capacity of 10 megawatts, the hydrogen will be used for the processing and upgrading of products at the refinery’s Wesseling site as well as testing the technology and exploring application in other sectors. The European partner consortium of Shell, ITM Power, SINTEF, thinkstep and Element Energy has now secured €10 million (US$12.2

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Cisco and Hyundai to bring “hyper-connected” car to production in 2019; software defined vehicle architecture

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At CES, Cisco and Hyundai Motor Company announced the coming production of a next-generation, hyperconnected car. Hyundai will feature this new in-vehicle network in their premium 2019 vehicles. In 2016, Cisco and Hyundai reported plans to develop a vehicle with a new approach to communication.

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New Navigant Leaderboard puts GM and Waymo at the head of the autonomous driving technology pack, Tesla last

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Navigant Research has issued a new iteration of its Leaderboard Report on Autonomous Driving (AD), reflecting the new partnerships, strategic investments and acquisitions made since the early version less than one year ago.

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Magna introduces high-definition ICON RADAR for automotive applications; scans in 4 dimensions

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Magna unveiled its high-resolution ICON RADAR at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). ICON RADAR incorporates advanced technology used by the US military to provide precise detection, extensive range and high resiliency.

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. Model year (MY) 2016 vehicle fuel economy was 24.7 mpg (9.51

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Dürr building smart paint shop for JAC plant for electric vehicles in China

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Dürr is building a fully automatic paint shop for a Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) plant in China. The plant is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, will commence operation in June 2018, and will produce battery-electric cars on behalf of a local electric car manufacturer.

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U Alberta study shows for the first time that sunlight causes chemical reactions in road dust; singlet oxygen

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Researchers at the University of Alberta (Canada) have shown for the first time that road dust is photochemically active; i.e., sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust.

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UCSC team develops high-performance nanostructured composite catalyst for water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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A low-cost, nanostructured composite material developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz has shown performance comparable to Pt/C as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen.

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Continental supplying 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics for Audi A8

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Continental is supplying the 48V belt-starter generator with integrated power electronics that is at the heart of the mild-hybrid (MHEV) system that is standard on Audi’s new A8. Earlier post.).

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NASA and DLR to conduct joint flight tests on alternative fuel emissions with focus on ice crystals

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are conducting joint research flights in Germany for the first time.

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Bee’ah to add 50 Tesla Semis to fleet; first in Middle East

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Bee’ah, the UAE’s fastest growing environmental management company has ordered 50 Tesla Semis—the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The incoming Tesla Semi trucks, which enter production in 2019, will primarily be used for waste collection and transportation, including transportation of materials for recovery.

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DOE launching HPC and big data initiative to improve transportation energy efficiency; HPC4Mobility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched two initiatives—High Performance Computing for Mobility (HPC4Mobility) and Big Data Solutions for Mobility—which will utilize the computing capabilities of the national labs to find solutions to real-world transportation energy challenges. The $2-million, multi-lab research initiative will develop new algorithms and big data tools that can model urban-scale transportation networks using real-world, near real-time data.

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Ricardo aims to be the niche battery pack manufacturer of choice for premium high-performance hybrids and EVs

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Ricardo said that its recent completion of a full EV sports car battery manufacturing concept program by its Performance Products division is a significant milestone in its aim to become the niche battery manufacturer of choice for high performance hybrids and EVs.

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Lexus unveils LF-1 Limitless Concept; flagship luxury crossover with full range of options for electrified powertrains

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The the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus introduced the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept—a flagship crossover. The LF-1 concept could be powered by fuel cell, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gasoline, or even all-electric powertrains.

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Volkswagen to invest >$3.3B in N American up to 2020; first MEB-based EV for US will be an SUV

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With the intention of becoming a key volume supplier in North America, Volkswagen will invest more than $3.3 billion in the region over the next three years. Some $1.2 billion of this will go toward projects in the US.

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VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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Volkswagen of America, Inc., unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Jetta is one of the world’s most successful sedans, with more than 17 million models sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1979; more than 3.2

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Avalon received an all-encompassing makeover by Toyota’s US-based design, engineering, and manufacturing entities at Calty Design Research Inc. Calty) in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Toyota Motor North America Research and Development (TMNA R&D) in Saline, Michigan; and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky, respectively.

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BMW makes SCR standard on all diesels in future; more models to receive GPF (including i8); new diesel engine for X3

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BMW is making a number of adjustments to its powertrain lineup from spring 2018, including new diesel aftertreatment systems for its smaller diesel models; gasoline particulate filters on more gasoline models; and a new diesel engine for the X3. BMW ensures maximum effective reduction of diesel NO x emissions from its larger vehicles by using an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.

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PG&E launches new $130M program to accelerate EV adoption in Northern and Central California; 7,500 chargers

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To help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched its new EV Charge Network program. Partnering with business customers and EV charging companies, PG&E will install 7,500 EV chargers at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California, including at sites in disadvantaged communities.

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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. With a number of improvements, Forte now offers drivers a higher level of comfort, fuel efficiency and advanced driver assistance technologies. Housed underneath the Forte’s longer hood is a second-generation 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine that benefits from Atkinson Cycle technology and a cooled EGR system.

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ABB developing Sri Lanka’s EV fast charging infrastructure

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Ceylon Electricity Board, the prime player in Sri Lanka’s electricity generation, distribution and transmission, has chosen ABB as its preferred supplier to develop the country’s fast charging infrastructure. The Sri Lankan area of Colombo City will benefit from a new fleet of connected, fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB.

Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin local assembly of Polo and Passat

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The Volkswagen brand has founded “Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda”, a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Going forward, the brand will be focusing in particular on new app-based mobility services such as car sharing and ride hailing in Rwanda.

INFINITI will offer mix of BEV and e-POWER vehicles from 2021; 50% of global sales by 2025

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INFINITI Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, said Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. INFINITI will offer a mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-POWER series hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), demonstrating the full range of low-emission vehicle technology available to INFINITI as the premium brand of Nissan Motor Company. Nissan’s e-POWER borrows from the EV technology in the Nissan LEAF.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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Infiniti unveiled its Q Inspiration Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Previewing a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, the Q Inspiration Concept proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain ( earlier post ), next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment.

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DOE: on-road vehicles were responsible for 76% of transportation energy use in 2016

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The transportation sector used about 27.8 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy in 2016 with 76% of that used by vehicles on the nation’s roads, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Light vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles, used the most energy, accounting for 55% of the total. Medium and heavy trucks and buses accounted for 21% of the transportation sector’s energy use. The nonhighway sectors—air, water, pipeline, and rail—used 4.6

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