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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

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Do I need a battery management system (BMS), or not?

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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ElringKlinger showcasing new fuel cell stack at IAA

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New scalable and modular hybrid drive from MAHLE: MMHP

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MAHLE has developed a new, fully integrated and modular hybrid drive that can be tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle applications.

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AVL and Silicon Mobility collaborate to boost EV efficiency; 250kW inverter-eMotor system

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Silicon Mobility and AVL Software and Functions GmbH will collaborate to increase the energy efficiency of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Georgia Tech team develops conversion-type iron-fluoride Li battery cathode with solid polymer electrolyte

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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a promising new conversion-type cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.

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New Delphi 500+ bar GDi system cuts particulates by up to 50% without engine changes

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Building off its 350 bar GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) system, Delphi Technologies has developed a 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% without expensive engine re-designs for the majority of applications. Left: GDi 500+ injector. Right: GDi 500+ fuel pump.

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ZTE and Deutsche Telekom develop second version of CarConnect smart adapter

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ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has developed a new CarConnect smart adapter in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom. The device now appears in a completely revised version.

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Series production of Volkswagen ID.3 starts at Zwickau in November; complete conversion of plant from ICEV to EV

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Series production of Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle will start at the Zwickau vehicle plant in November. Currently, the last robots are being installed and the assembly line is being commissioned.

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Four engine variants of updated Audi A5 to be equipped with 12V and 48V mild hybrid systems

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Audi is updating the A5 sedan. At market introduction, four A5 engine variants will be equipped with a mild hybrid system (MHEV). A belt alternator starter, which is connected to the crankshaft, recovers energy during deceleration and stores this in a compact lithium-ion battery. Audi A5 Coupé.

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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.”

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BMW i Ventures invests in data wrangler Trifacta as part of $100M round

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BMW i Ventures announced an investment in Trifacta , a leader in data wrangling. The BMW i Ventures investment is part of a $100-million capital raise that includes other new investors Telstra Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund.

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Valmet Automotive accelerating fuel cell development

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To intensify its activities in e-mobility, Finland-based Valmet Automotive is increasingly focusing on the fuel cell. The company now under the lead of its Business Line Engineering has established a Center of Competence Fuel Cell.

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CSIRO and Piotrek partner on next-gen solid-state Li-ion batteries for global market

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek , are partnering to commercialize Australian-developed battery technologies globally within the next five years.

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle, the first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, is making its debut at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The ID.3 will not go on sale in North America. The ID.3

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More than half of transit buses in the US were powered by alternative fuels and advanced technologies in 2018

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According to the American Public Transit Association (APTA), alternative fuels and advanced hybrid drivetrains powered more than half of all transit buses in 2017 and 2018. In the ten-year period from 2008 to 2018, the share of conventional diesel buses dropped from 70% to 42%.

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Delphi Technologies to partner with Cree for automotive silicon carbide devices for EVs

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Delphi Technologies PLC, a global provider of automotive propulsion technologies, and Cree, Inc.,

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Equipmake begins final testing of electric bus powertrain; APM200 spoke motors

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UK-based electrification company Equipmake has begun the final testing phase of an all-new electric bus powertrain. UK-based performance and durability development is set to finish at the end of the year.

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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.

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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.

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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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Second-generation Audi RS 7 Sportback debuts as a wide-bodied, 48V mild-hybrid five-seater; cylinder-on-demand

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One of two world debuts at the Audi stand at the IAA in Frankfurt is the second-generation Audi RS 7 Sportback. Audi Sport GmbH is presenting the RS 7 Sportback as a wide-bodied five-seater for the first time, also showcasing the improved performance and efficiency delivered by a mild hybrid system.

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Audi unveils AI:TRAIL quattro electric off-roader concept

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Audi is showcasing an electric off-roader concept at IAA 2019: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro. The AI: TRAIL joins the other three exploratory use case vehicles—the Audi Aicon, AI:ME, and AI:RACE—on Audi’s stand.

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