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Chevrolet releases more details on Bolt drive unit and battery; one-pedal driving

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Hard on the heels of the reveal of the production Volt EV at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier post ), Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit to release additional details on the battery and drivetrain of the new BEV.

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Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)

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Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday. This latest software upgrade, Version 7.1, has been eagerly awaited by Model S owners whose cars were built since August 2013.

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CARB, EPA, reject Volkswagen's Dieselgate fix, says recall plan not enough

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On Tuesday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rejected the 2 Liter diesel car recall plan submitted by the Volkswagen Group of America. This plan is Volkswagen's attempt to fix the Dieselgate problem, in which the VW

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Toyota displays Mirai-based research vehicle with satellite communications function; Kymeta flat-panel antennae

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At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta , a US-based company that is the world's leader in flat-panel antenna technology.

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National labs researchers find simple procedure to improve performance of NMC cathodes in Li-ion batteries

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Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) is one of the more promising chemistries for better lithium batteries, especially for electric vehicle applications, but scientists have been struggling to get higher capacity out of them.

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Powertech’s H2 fueling station increases number of fills

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British Columbia—based Powertech Labs ’ hydrogen fueling station, located onsite at the company’s headquarters, has increased the number of vehicles that it services.

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Fraunhofer characterizes Alphabet Energy thermoelectric PowerCard; up to 5% fuel economy improvement in automotive

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Alphabet Energy is commercializing low-cost, efficient thermoelectric materials for power generation leveraging technology initially developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Earlier post.).

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Virginia Tech report finds national crash rate for conventional vehicles higher than crash rate of self-driving cars

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A new report, “ Automated Vehicle Crash Rate Comparison Using Naturalistic Data ,” performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and commissioned by Google, shows that the crash rates for self-driving cars are lower than the national crash rate of conventional cars.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Mercedes-Benz introduced the 10th generation of its E-Class. The new sedans feature the world premiere of a number of technical innovations including additional driver assistance, infotainment and control systems.

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Lexus brings all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept to Detroit

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Lexus brought the all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015 ( earlier post ), to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit for its North American premiere.

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Ford launches ambitious FordPass product as element in its strategic transformation to mobility company

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Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. is Korea’s most popular EV

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SM3 Z.E. known in other markets as Fluence Z.E.), Renault Samsung Motors’ (RSM) battery-electric sedan, is Korea’s most popular EV. Total sales of the SM3 Z.E., which launched in Korea in November 2013, have reached 1,767 units; of those, 1,043 units were sold in 2015.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën: tests confirm environmental performance of BlueHDi SCR technology for diesel NOx control

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PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that the initial results obtained by the Peugeot 208 and Peugeot 508 in tests organized by the technical committee led by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy comply with regulations and are aligned with homologated data.

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Renault-Nissan: China to become top EV market by 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance posted a brief noting that China is poised to become the top electric vehicle market in the world by 2020. In 2014, China registered 75,000 EV sales, giving it a global market share of 25%. In the first quarter of 2015, it registered nearly double that number. Brief

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ICCT analysis shows growing divergence between official and real-world fuel economy values for new cars in Europe

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2017 Hyundai Elantra launches with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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The 2017 Hyundai Elantra—Hyundai’s best-selling model in the US— launches this month with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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VW e-Golf to be enhanced with improved infotainment, connectivity and range

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Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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Stanford team develops thermoresponsive film allowing fast and reversible shutdown of Li-ion batteries to prevent thermal runaway

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Stanford researchers have developed a fast and reversible thermoresponsive polymer switching (TRPS) material that can be incorporated inside batteries to prevent thermal runaway.

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PwC: electrified vehicle sales on the rise in Europe, continued growth expected

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PwC’s Autofacts group estimates sales of pure electric, plug-in mild and full hybrids will grow 433% to 2.2 million units by 2021, driven by a number of factors, including regulatory pressure.

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Electrovaya subsidiary Litarion receives US$16M contract for 40Ah Li-ion cells

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Electrovaya announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Litarion GmbH, has received a purchase order for about US$16 million to supply 40 Ah Lithium Ion cells (Litacell-LC40) to a US-based company.

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Chrysler introduces Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; 80 mpge city, 30-mile AER

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Chrysler unveiled the all-new 2017 Pacifica minivan in both conventional and plug-in hybrid versions at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The PHEV is the minivan segment’s first.

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Volkswagen unveils Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; MQB-based SUV

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Volkswagen is unveiling the Tiguan GTE Active Concept plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Chevrolet introduces Cruze Hatch; 1.4L turbo GDI and Stop/Start

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Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchback on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Developed with all the technologies and dynamic driving attributes of the all-new 2016 Cruze sedan, the hatch is equipped with a standard 1.4L

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New bi-modal catalyst with high selectivity for jet-fuel range hydrocarbons from F-T synthesis

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Researchers at the University of Toyama in Japan have developed a new Co/ZrO 2 –SiO 2 catalyst with high-selectivity for jet fuel direct synthesis from syngas in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis (FTS) with varied 1-olefins as additives. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel.

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New efficient electrolysis process for direct hydrogen production from biomass; 16.7% of energy required for water electrolysis

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Obama Administration proposes $4B to accelerate development and adoption of autonomous vehicles; policy update

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a proposed 10-year, nearly $4-billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. Secretary Foxx made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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IBM study finds consumers very interested in alternative ownership models for cars, self-enabling vehicles

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Consumers expect to use cars differently—showing particular interest in self-enabling vehicles—though they don’t necessarily want to own one in the traditional sense, according to the results of IBM’s automotive consumer study, presented at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. This presents opportunities for automakers to apply analytics and cognitive capabilities to develop new vehicle options. “

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GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first affordable 200-mile electric car, expected to go on sale before the end of this year, it will likely reset consumer expectations of what an electric car can be. But having a. Green Auto Show CES Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure plug-in cars

Global Bioenergies and Lanzatech strengthen cooperation to broaden feedstock flexibility of renewable isobutene process

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Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech have signed a new collaboration agreement to broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene process and the product-portfolio of LanzaTech’s carbon capture technology. Earlier post.). Global Bioenergies has developed a process in which a microorganism can produce isobutene from renewable feedstock via the fermentation of sugars.

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Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

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Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000 sold, the Leaf is the world's most popular electric car. But which carmaker sold the most cars with plugs last year, worldwide? The answer may surprise you. DON'T MISS: China. Green BYD BYD Qin BYD Tang BYD e6 China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars sales

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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

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The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new standard equipment, and changes to trim levels. The mid-size sedan's hybrid and plug-in hybrid models too benefit from those changes, but electric-car buyers have wondered if the. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

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Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese electronics company has agreed to help fund the project, and will use its technical resources to help set up and run the factory. Panasonic hasn't previously disclosed the amount it. Green Batteries Manufacturing Panasonic gigafactory lithium-ion plug-in cars

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Most Plug-In Electric Car Sales, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Panasonic Funds Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Today, the company that sold the most plug-in electric cars worldwide in 2015 isn't one of the usual suspects, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid get some updates, and Panasonic commits $1.6 billion to the Tesla battery "Gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Improvements to battery cells will allow the. Today in Car News

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Electric Models To Be Sold In 50 States

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid finally broke cover in South Korea this week as the first of three variants of Hyundai's Prius-fighting hatchback. It will be joined by an all-electric version, and eventually a plug-in hybrid model as well. All three models will be sold in the U.S., although availability may vary by region. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. Plug-In Hybrids Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

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Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its EPA-rated 83 miles of range is better than several electric-car models, but a few rungs below the top of the ladder. Now, it appears the e-Golf will get a range boost for the 2017. VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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