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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The Hyundai Motor Group will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners. Since its formation, IONITY has placed nearly 140 charging stations in Europe in operation with 50 more under construction.

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Green Car Reports' top 10 greenest cars for 2019

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Efficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. But where they go from there is anything but common among the vehicles. The most efficient vehicles on our list did more with their energy than the

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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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Game changing Volkswagen ID.3 launched

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The Volkswagen ID.3 is a seminal car – not just for Volkswagen, but for electric vehicles in general

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Michigan schools select Proterra powered electric school buses and charging systems for 5y pilot

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In Michigan, Ann Arbor and Roseville public schools have selected the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology ( earlier post ) and the Proterra 60kW charging system for a five-year pilot program, in partnership with DTE Energy and Hoekstra Transportation. The pilot program, supported by VW settlement funds, will include pupil transportation and a vehicle-to-grid study.

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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. According to Automotive News, Nissan has told its dealers that the new. Future Cars

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Parking on pavements should be BANNED, say MPs

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The House of Commons Transport Committee has called for a nationwide ban on pavement parking to prevent pedestrians from being put in danger

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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 l/100 km (112.0 – 123.8 US mpg); combined electrical consumption of 18.1 – 17.5 kWh/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions of 48 – 44 g/km (77.2 – 70.8 g/mi)).

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Audi AI:Trail concept splices trail-ready with autonomous-ready

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Earlier this week at the Frankfurt auto show, Audi revealed a strikingly different adventure-vehicle concept car that’s designed to show, according to the brand, “a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track.” ” The AI:Trail completes a quartet of concepts with similarly colon-punctuated names—the

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Smart motorways: Not that clever after all

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Are smart motorways really that clever? They’ve been around since 2006 yet they seem to have been more of a hindrance than a help due to the seemingly never-ending construction work on many of the UK’s major motorways

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Frankfurt International Motor Show – a festival for an electric future

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The Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) is upon us and this year is defined by big news in the EV world

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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. The results show that several of these features are making a statistically significant impact in helping to reduce crashes. The study leveraged 3.7 million GM vehicles across 20 different models from 2013-2017.

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VW ID 3 electric car bows at Frankfurt, heads for European deliveries next year

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Four years since the start of a scandal that forever changed it, Volkswagen has made its strongest move yet to putting that era behind it. On Monday VW revealed the production ID 3, the first of what it hopes will be many millions of vehicles built on a dedicated fully electric platform. Although details are mostly unchanged from when Volkswagen. MEB architecture

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Top five concept cars from Frankfurt Motor Show 2019

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One of the many highlights of a motor show is the concept cars being shown off

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Hyundai and Kia invest in the IONITY Europe-wide charging network

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Hyundai and Kia have become partners in INOITY, joining BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group – including Porsche – in its mission to provide a robust fast charging network across Europe

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California Energy Commission approves $95M plan for clean transportation investments; zero-emission infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $95-million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality and other goals. The plan also focuses on closing an anticipated gap in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and increasing program benefits to disadvantaged communities.

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Lamborghini uses supercapacitors in its most powerful car ever

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Lamborghini, which has the virtue of being able to command high prices for its ultra-exclusive performance cars, is doing what cost-conscious mainstream brands couldn't pull off at this point: The 800-plus-horsepower Sián is a mild-hybrid supercar without a battery pack. The Sián's 48-volt e-motor, built into its transmission, uses a. Hypercars supercapacitors

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Mercedes Unveils Its Vision EQS Electric Super Car

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The Vision EQS appears to have the design, luxury, and driving range to match anything in the electric space. transportation transportation/advanced-cars

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Ford goes on the EV education offensive in advance of its Mustang-inspired SUV

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It doesn't have a name and we know very little about it, and nor will we until the LA Motor Show in November

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Lightning Systems receives California ARB Executive Order for the Transit Bus Repower powertrain

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Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Transit Bus Repower, with HVIP approval expected within the next several weeks. The Transit Bus Repower is a full-featured powertrain conversion of an existing diesel transit bus to a battery-electric bus. The Transit Bus Repower powertrain is a product that our customers have been demanding for some time.

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Are states overtaxing EV drivers to make up for lost gas taxes?

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Some states are assessing additional fees on electric vehicle owners that end up being in excess of what the average car owner pays in gas taxes, consumer advocates said Wednesday. Consumer Reports found that 26 states (up from 17 a little more than a year ago) have implemented policies mandating additional registration fees for owners of electric. Electric Car Taxes

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Famous cars at the Hollywood Cars Museum

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Frankfurt International Motor Show – a festival for an electric future

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The Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) is upon us and this year is defined by big news in the EV world

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Delphi Technologies in volume production of 800V SiC inverter; $2.7B customer win

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Delphi Technologies is the first in the industry with volume production of an 800-volt silicon carbide (SiC) inverter—a key component of highly efficient next-generation electric and hybrid vehicles. The new inverter enables electrical systems up to 800 volts, significantly extending electric vehicle (EV) range and halving charging times when compared with today’s state-of-the-art 400-volt systems. Delphi Technologies 800V SiC Inverter.

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Shop keeps Tesla Roadsters going strong without factory support

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The Right to Repair movement aims to help shield owners from efforts by the carmakers to make repairs more difficult or complicated without the manufacturer’s special access to tools, parts, and diagnostics. So far that hasn’t stopped Tesla from doing, well, about exactly that with its original Roadsters. But it hasn’t deterred. Right to Repair

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Top five things we learned this week

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As it’s Friday the 13th today, we’re going to try and go a whole article without an accident or mistkae

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ORNL team shows using ionic liquid as lubricant additive improves gear performance

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that a certain class of ionic liquids (ILs), when mixed with commercially available oils, can make gears run more efficiently with less noise and better durability. Results were published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Oil-soluble ionic liquids (ILs) have recently been demonstrated as effective lubricant additives of friction reduction and wear protection for sliding contacts.

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Audi trials new digital sealing process at Gy?r paint shop

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At its paint shop in Gy?r, r, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing. Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to areas such as the weld seams. This improves vehicle acoustics, guards against corrosion and seals off the interior. The new method grants complete freedom in determining the thickness and width of material to be applied. This makes it possible to apply the sealing material more quickly and with supreme precision.

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INRIX: shared bikes and scooters could replace nearly 50% of downtown vehicle trips

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Micromobility (defined as shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters) could deliver substantial benefits to consumers and businesses around the world, including efficient and cost-effective travel, reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions and a boost to the local economy.

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Dutch fleet operator orders 80 Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer vans

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Wensink Automotive, fleet operator Willemsen-de Koning and Mercedes-Benz Vans have signed a contract for the delivery of 80 eVito Tourer vans (electricity consumption combined: 24.2 – 20.2 kWh/100 km; CO 2 -emissions combined: 0 g/km) vehicles. The fully electric fleet is used for group transports in Utrecht and Rotterdam.

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ElringKlinger showcasing new fuel cell stack at IAA

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At the IAA in Frankfurt this year, Germany-based ElringKlinger AG is presenting a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stack with exceptional performance characteristics as well as solutions centered around electric drivetrains as well as systems and components from the field of battery technology.

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Clariant concludes testing of conversion of miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol

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Clariant has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol.

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Porsche increases stake in electric sports car company Rimac to 15.5%

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Porsche has increased its stake in technology and sports car company Rimac Automobili to 15.5%. In June 2018, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer purchased a 10% stake in Rimac. Porsche is now strengthening the established partnership. The Croatian company develops and produces electromobility components and also produces electrically powered super sports cars in-house. Porsche initiated a development partnership with Rimac against the back-drop of its electric mobility campaign.

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Gevo and Leaf Resources sign joint development agreement for potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars to convert to hydrocarbon molecules

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Gevo, Inc. and Leaf Resources , an Australia-based company and one of the world’s leading companies in converting plant biomass into industrial sugars, have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA). The JDA is to explore Gevo’s potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals.

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BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. BMW Group Thailand launched the local assembly lines in July 2019 at the DRÄXLMAIER Group plant. The high-voltage battery assembly plant is assembling both battery modules and the battery itself.

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DENSO and BlackBerry launch integrated automobile HMI platform

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DENSO Corporation and BlackBerry Limite announced the first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) digital cockpit system with BlackBerry QNX technology has shipped in the first vehicles by Japanese automotive manufacturer, Subaru. The technology, named DENSO ‘Harmony Core’ will be available first in the United States from Autumn 2019 in the all-new 2020 SUBARU Legacy and Outback (US model).

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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. Electrifying a turbocharger removes the constraint of needing a small turbine with excellent efficiency to drive the compressor at low flow rates, Garrett notes.

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