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Local Motors 3D printing a Strati at NAIAS; announces two micro-factories to open

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Local Motors is 3D printing and assembling a Strati—the first 3D-printed car—live from the show floor at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Earlier post.).

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Named North American Car Of The Year

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Every year at the Detroit Auto Show, a panel of automotive journalists that has spent months evaluating new cars announces the North American Car of the Year. This year, that award went to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range.

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With Bolt EV concept and 2016 Volt, GM ups its ante in electric vehicle market

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With lackluster sales and almost nonexistent marketing of the Chevy Volt, made some doubt GM's commitment to electrified vehicles. On Monday, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), GM unveiled both the 2nd generation Chevy

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Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV concept crossover—a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000.

2015 133

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for production engine components

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After years of maturation and prototype testing, helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing (3D printing) process at its Bordes facility in France.

2015 129

Acura unveils new NSX high performance hybrid sports car

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NSX at the reveal. Click to enlarge. Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

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The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Total production reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times the number in 2013. Among the total, 48,605 units were battery electric vehicles (BEV) (62%) and 29,894 units were plug-in hybrids (PHEV) (38%)—2.4 times and 8.1 times the numbers of 2013. As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 times from a year earlier.

2015 116

Crazy Diamond Performance offering dedicated CNG vehicle and refueling package

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Crazy Diamond Performance Inc. CDP) is now offering BRC FuelMaker residential and commercial fueling compressed natural gas (CNG) products, when ordered in conjunction with its advanced dedicated CNG vehicle retrofit systems. CDP is offering a package of an EPA certified 2015 mono-fuel CNG Cruze LS ( earlier post ) and a BRC FuelMaker Phill refueling compressor for $27,559, for a limited time.

2015 113

Johnson Controls displays 40% lighter CAMISMA seat prototype at NAIAS; planned availability in 2019

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CAMISMA seat prototype is 40% lighter than conventional seats. Click to enlarge.

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NREL enzyme enables conversion of biomass to sugar up to 14x faster than current alternatives; changing the economics of conversion

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that can enable the conversion of biomass to sugars up to 14 times faster and more cheaply than competing catalysts in enzyme cocktails today.

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IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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During the Automotive News World Congress this week, IBM released results of its new Automotive 2025 Global Study , outlining an industry ripe for disruptive changes that are breaking down borders of the automotive ecosystem.

2015 109

New version of Argonne lifecycle model for water footprint of biofuels now includes cellulosic feedstocks

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Argonne National Laboratory released the newest version (3.0) of the online tool Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources ( WATER ) this week.

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Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel debuts in new 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup

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2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel. Click to enlarge. Nissan’s new 2016 Titan XD full-size pickup, which made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, was also the platform for the debut of the first vehicle installation of the all-new Cummins 5.0L

2015 105

Toyota to quadruple original production capacity for Mirai FCV; 1,400 units already ordered

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota will further boost its production capacity for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle to 3,000 units by 2017, based on demand in Japan and the company’s plans to introduce Mirai into other markets. In December 2014, the Nikkei reported that Toyota would invest some $165 million to triple capacity ( earlier post ); the new report envisions a quadrupling of the original plan. Toyota had originally set production capacity at 700 units.

2015 104

Ford puts the pedal down on performance … but not with electric drive technology right now

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The new Ford GT on display in the Ford stand at NAIAS. Click to enlarge. In December, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields said Ford would focus on five key areas of innovation, one of them being performance. He said that more than 12 new performance vehicles would be introduced through 2020.

2015 104

Next-gen Chevy Volt EREV is more efficient, with 50-mile electric range

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The new Chevy Volt has a decidedly more sculpted look than its predecessor. Click to enlarge. Chevrolet unveiled the second-generation Volt extended range EV at the North American International Auto Show.

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Petrobras becomes largest oil producer among publicly traded companies

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In the third quarter of 2014, Petrobras surpassed ExxonMobil’s oil production, and is now the largest producer of liquid hydrocarbons among its publicly traded peers. Considering oil and natural gas, the company is now fourth in the ranking. In the first nine months of 2014, Petrobras also saw the biggest increase in oil production, in both percentage and absolute terms.

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Researchers suggest hybrid graphene oxide/cellulose microfibers could supersede carbon fibers

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Researchers from Nanjing Forestry University and the University of Maryland have designed high-performance microfibers by hybridizing two-dimensional (2D) graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets and one-dimensional (1D) nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) fibers.

VW unveils Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; 70 mpge; previewing 7-seater SUV in 2016

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Cross Coupe GTE. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen is unveiling a five-seater Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a preview to its new seven-seater mid-size SUV due to enter production at the end of 2016.

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Track debut for 2nd generation 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid

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Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on 18 January on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. As scheduled, this marks the start of the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team.

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California approves another $18M for clean energy projects; $12M for alternative vehicles

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Twelve million dollars will go toward three alternative fuel projects, $4 million will help fund two geothermal projects and $3.5 million will help fund local energy efficiency projects.

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EPA approves Algenol ethanol as RFS advanced biofuel with D5 code; 69% reduction in GHG compared to gasoline

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved ethanol made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Algenol’s ethanol, produced by photosynthetic cyanobacteria, is now eligible for a Renewable Identification Number (RIN) under the D5 classification. Earlier post.).

2015 90

ASG life-cycle study finds aluminum Ford F-150 “Best Full-size Truck of 2015” from environmental and economic perspective

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According to the latest annual life-cycle study from the Automotive Science Group ( ASG ), the all-new lightweight aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 leads the full-size light-duty truck competition in all environmental and economic performance areas; accordingly, ASG selected the F-150 as its Best Full-size Truck of 2015. According to ASG and the principles of ecological economics, environmental and economic considerations are equally important in determining a vehicle’s overall value.

2015 88

Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

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Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.

Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $30,000 Electric Car Concept (Live Video & Photos)

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra had hoped to have a Steve Jobs moment this morning, but news about the Chevrolet Bolt Concept for a 200-mile electric car leaked late Friday night. Still, with no advance information, the Bolt Concept was both a surprise to open the Detroit Auto Show and a bold statement by GM about its future of plug-in electric

2015 87

BREAKING: Chevrolet 'Bolt' Concept 200-Mile Electric Car To Target Tesla: UPDATED

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On Monday, General Motors will unveil a concept version of a $30,000 battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of electric range that will arrive on the market before the planned Tesla Model 3, according to reports. Called the Chevrolet Bolt, the concept is a compact five-door hatchback that uses lithium-ion cells from LG Chem, GM''s established

2015 87

2018 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car: What It Is & Isn't, What It Means For Tesla

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The great thing about the Detroit Auto Show is that it brings so many global auto industry executives together under one roof. So there''s been a lot of discussion about the Chevrolet Bolt electric-car concept here: what it is (for buyers, for GM, and for other carmakers), what it isn''t, and--perhaps most up in the air--what it means for Tesla

2015 87

Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher

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As more and more Tesla Model S electric sport sedans hit the road—50,000-plus at last count—some of their drivers are naturally starting to have accidents. They are bumping into other cars, colliding with deer, scraping telephone poles, and backing up into poles and trees. Their cars are suffering all the other dents, scratches, and

2015 87

Why 'Bolt' Is A Really Terrible Name For Chevy's Electric Car

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Monday morning, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is expected to unveil a new battery-electric concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. It''s the first look at a future production vehicle with a projected 200 miles of electric range, at a price said to be around $30,000. Assuming the leaked stories are correct, the concept is called the Chevrolet Bolt

2015 87

Google begins talks with automakers to bring self-driving cars to market eventually

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Chris Urmson, director of self-driving cars at Google, said at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that the company has started talks with most of the world’s top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market.

2015 87

BMW i Electric Car Sales Surge For 2014; More To Come, Company Says

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Introduced in Germany late in 2013, and on sale in North America starting last May, the BMW i3 electric car has produced sales figures higher than some analysts expected. Now the carmaker has said that it sold more than 16,000 i3s during calendar 2014, putting the little electric minicar among the top plug-in electric vehicles for global sales

2015 87

Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop. AGM batteries used in a Start-Stop system help reduce fuel consumption as the engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic or at a red light.

2015 87

Nissan To Have Longer-Range Electric Cars 'Relatively Quickly,' Exec Says

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"Range anxiety" has always been one of the main concerns for buyers of affordable electric cars, and that issue is now receiving significant attention from automakers. This week''s Detroit Auto Show included the introduction of the Chevrolet Bolt concept--which promises 200 miles of range at a price around $37,500. CHECK OUT: 2018 Chevrolet Bolt

2015 87

CES 2015: 3 Things We Learned From Mercedes, Ford, Audi, Toyota & More

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The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas this week, and more than ever, we’ve been given a glimpse into how the automotive industry may evolve and advance, technologically. We scoured the convention halls in Sin City—trust us, with all the techies in town, the biggest sin may have been all the awkward eyewear this

2015 87

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video

2015 86

Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

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Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn''t generally thought of in connection with electric cars, but its government hopes to change that with a combination of incentives and infrastructure buildup. DON''T MISS: In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten