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New TNGA Dynamic Force 2.0L engine for 2019 Corolla Hatchback smaller, more powerful than 1.8L

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At the New York International Auto Show this week, Toyota will stage the premiere of the new 2019 Corolla Hatchback. The all-new TNGA-based powertrain features the 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine (M20A-FKS) ( earlier post ) with gains in power, fuel efficiency, and cleaner emissions. Physically, the engine is smaller and lighter than its 1.8-liter four-cylinder predecessor, which helps to lower Corolla Hatchback’s center of gravity and benefits its overall ba

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Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

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Well, that's. interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. DON'T MISS: Charging etiquette for electric-car.

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Researchers develop overarching model of NOx formation in combustion

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Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have synthesized more than a decade’s worth of combustion studies to create a new overarching model of how nitrogen oxides are produced. Even though the chemical processes that govern formation and destruction of NO x in combustion processes has been the subject of extensive research over the last four decades, there are still unresolved issues that may limit the accuracy of enginee

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Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Hitachi Europe Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are partnered in a project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. For this demonstration, the consortium linked Hitachi’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charger to ENGIE’s office building in Zaandam, The Netherlands. Hitachi’s V2X Charger is the first recharger that not only recharges an electric car but can also discharge the energy back into the building/grid providing different fl

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The new Insight, launching at Honda dealerships nationally in early summer, joins the Clarity series and just-launched 2018 Accord Hybrid as the fifth new Honda electrified vehicle introduced over the past year.

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Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) startup and subsidiary of Shanghai-based Sokon Industry Group ( earlier post ), announced its latest technological advances and a new line of intelligent electric vehicles at an event at its Santa Clara headquarters. The new EVs are the SF5 and the SF7; the SF5 will be available for pre-order by the end of 2018 and will hit the road in 2019.

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RPI researchers use self-heating technique to anneal and eliminate lithium dendrites; self-healing anode

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Researchers at Rensselaer have developed a new technique using heat to enable self-healing lithium-metal anodes to eliminate dangerous dendrite buildup, paving the way for higher energy density battery technologies. Despite their extremely high energy density, lithium (Li) metal electrodes are not currently deployable in commercial rechargeable batteries because electrochemical plating and stripping invariably leads to growth of dendrites that reduce coulombic efficiency and eventually short the

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Renesas introduces 1st on-chip flash memory automotive microcontroller with advanced 28nm embedded flash technology

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the sample shipment of the industry’s first on-chip flash memory microcontroller (MCU) using a 28 nanometer (nm) process technology. To contribute to the realization of next-generation green cars and autonomous vehicles with higher efficiency and higher reliability, the RH850/E2x Series MCU incorporates up to six 400 megahertz (MHz) CPU cores, making it the first on-chip flash memory automotive MCU to achieve the industry’s highest processing performance

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Over the last five years, RAV4 sales volume has doubled; RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country. The new RAV4 offers two powertrains: the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with VVT-iE mated to an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission, which motivates the five gas models; and the Dynamic Force

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UT Dallas researchers use 2D MoS2 as protective layer for Li-metal anodes in Li-S batteries; extended cycle life

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used two-dimensional (2D) MoS 2 (molybdenum disulfide) as a protective layer for Li-metal anodes, greatly improving the performances of Li–S batteries. In a paper in the journal Nature Nanotechnology , the researchers report that such a use of MoS 2 results in stable Li electrodeposition and the suppression of dendrite nucleation sites.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have analyzed the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan. Using models they built and data from more than 10 million taxi trips in New York City, they found that the cost of service provided by a fleet of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) would be $0.29-$0.61 per revenue mile—an order of magnitude l

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GM researchers posit simple model to assist in balancing high energy density vs fast charging in EV design

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With an eye toward balancing higher energy density batteries and fast charging capability, General Motors researchers Mark Verbrugge and Charles Wampler have derived and implemented a simple model to assist in evaluating factors such as cell performance, cost, life, and fast-charge capability in the design of electric vehicles. In a paper published in the Journal of Power Sources, they suggest that their approach is useful in terms of comparing and contrasting battery systems and shedding light

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Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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Hyundai introduced the US-market version of its Kona Electric crossover at the New York Auto Show. Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform and is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the US market. It joins Hyundai’s successful new Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe in a full line-up of Hyundai crossovers for the US market. 2019 Kona Electric models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and available in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California and subsequently in th

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ITM Power to study large-scale production of renewable hydrogen in British Columbia; export to Japan and California

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The British Columbia Government Ministries of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Jobs, Trade and Technology has awarded ITM Power a grant to undertake a Power-to-Gas (P2G) feasibility study. In the initial phase of the project, ITM Power will undertake a techno-economic feasibility study for the large-scale centralized production of renewable hydrogen in the province of British Columbia (BC).

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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European car registrations increased by 4.2% to 1.16 million, 50,000 more than in February 2017. The results mark the highest February volume since 2008, when 1.19 million cars were registered, as well as constituting the highest YTD volume since 2008, with 2.44 million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

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IC Bus takes electric chargeE school bus on the road; partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus

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IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar, is taking its electric school bus, chargE ( earlier post ), on the road for the first time. The 2018 national tour begins with its first stop at the California Association of School Transportation (CASTO) State Board of Directors 50 th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. The chargE concept electric school bus incorporates a common group electric drivetrain from Volkswagen Truck & Bus that is quiet, does not produce any emissions, and can be built to address any

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Toyota Mobility Foundation awards 10 grants for hydrogen research initiative

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has selected ten researchers to receive grants from the research program to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions launched last year. ( Earlier post.). The Hydrogen Research Initiative started in July 2017 to support innovative research to reduce the output of carbon dioxide and/or the cost of hydrogen and hydrogen systems.

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UK government announces £48M for Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme; at least 30% less GHG than Euro VI bus

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UK Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announced a new Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme. The program will see local authorities and operators in England and Wales bid for a share of a £48 million (US$667.5 million) fund, which they can use to buy hundreds of new ultra-low emission buses as well as the infrastructure to support them. To qualify as an ultra-low emission bus, buses must produce at least 30% less GHG emissions than a conventional Euro VI bus and meet Euro VI engine regulations.

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NASA and ARPA-E collaborate on iTech competition for transformational energy technologies

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NASA iTech and the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) are collaborating on a unique iTech competition to identify transformational energy technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth. For the 2018 iTech Energy Cycle, NASA and ARPA-E are seeking to identify the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to present their innovative technologies to address energy-specific

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Calor introduces Neste BioLPG to the UK market; targeting fully renewable by 2040

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Calor, an SHV Energy company and the UK’s leading supplier of LPG, has become the first energy company to supply BioLPG to homes and businesses across Britain. On 16 March, SHV Energy received the first delivery of BioLPG (biopropane) from the Neste Biofuels production facility in Rotterdam. ( Earlier post.) This represented the start of the first large scale distribution of BioLPG in the world.

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Genesis unveils battery-electric high-performance Essentia Concept in New York

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Genesis unveiled its Essentia Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric, high-performance concept elevates and reimagines the “Athletic Elegance” design paradigm, while providing a vision of future Genesis product performance and technology. Essentia is the brand’s first battery electric vehicle and features a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, a robust, multi-motor electric powertrain, and a custom-tailored interior.

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Cepton unveils next-generation LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

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Cepton Technologies, Inc. , a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. Cepton says that the Vista LiDAR sensor delivers best-in-class performance to the automotive market when compared to current LiDAR technologies.

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Waymo, Jaguar Land Rover in long-term partnership, beginning with self-driving Jaguar I-PACE EV; up to 20,000 in first two years of production

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Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo announced a long-term strategic partnership under which the two companies will develop premium self-driving electric vehicles for Waymo’s driverless transportation service. Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo (formerly Google self-driving car project) will work together to design and engineer self-driving Jaguar I-PACE vehicles. Up to 20,000 I-PACEs will be built in the first two years of production and be available for riders of Waymo’s driverless service, serving a potentia

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NVIDIA introduces DRIVE Constellation simulation system for testing autonomous vehicles in the cloud

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NVIDIA has introduced a cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation, creating a safer, more scalable method for bringing self-driving cars to the roads. NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation is based on two different servers. The first server runs NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software to simulate a self-driving vehicle’s sensors, such as cameras, lidar and radar.

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BMW Group and Daimler AG agree to combine mobility services into new JV

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The BMW Group and Daimler AG have signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. Subject to examination and approval by the responsible competition authorities, the BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to combine and strategically expand their existing on-demand mobility offering in the areas of CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality.

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Volkswagen unveils 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport Concept plug-in hybrid with 26-mile AER; mild hybrid option

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After recently showing the new Touareg in Europe and China, Volkswagen is now debuting a new version of its Atlas midsize SUV at the New York International Auto Show: the Atlas Cross Sport concept. A five-seat version of the 7-seat Atlas that went on sale in the US in 2017, the near-production concept car features a coupe-like profile, an even sportier stance, and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 355 horsepower and an anticipated 26 miles (42 km) of all-electric range.

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Wärtsilä VOC recovery system for LNG systems can save tons of fuel each year for two new shuttle tankers

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The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) recovery technology, LNG fuel gas handling systems and the auxiliary engines for two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore-based AET Tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The order, worth in total more than €30 million, was booked in January 2018.

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MIT-led team devises new approach to designing solid ion conductors; implications for high-energy solid-state batteries

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Researchers led by a team from MIT, with colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), BMW Group, and Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a fundamentally new approach to alter ion mobility and stability against oxidation of lithium ion conductors—a key component of rechargeable batteries—using lattice dynamics. The new approach, described in a paper in the RSC journal Energy and Environmental Science , could accelerate the development of high-energy solid-state lithi

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Lincoln unveils Aviator three-row plug-in hybrid SUV production preview at New York show

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At the New York International Auto Show, Lincoln unveiled Aviator, a three-row plug-in hybrid production preview. The “teaser” model serves to preview the direction Lincoln plans to take with its newest SUV when the production model goes on sale next year. With its roomy interior and twin-turbocharged powertrain available with an advanced plug-in hybrid option, the three-row Aviator is targeting the heart of the premium market, entering the medium luxury SUV segment that represents more than a q

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PNNL team develops new localized high-concentration electrolyte for high-voltage Li-metal batteries

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a novel localized high?concentration electrolyte (HCE) that enables dendrite?free cycling of lithium?metal anodes with high Coulombic efficiency (99.5%) and excellent capacity retention (>80% after 700 cycles) of Li||LiNi 1/3 Mn 1/3 Co 1/3 O 2 batteries. Unlike other HCEs developed earlier, the new PNNL electrolyte exhibits low concentration, low cost, low viscosity, improved conductivity, and good wettability that could

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Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. have launched the new DENZA 500 battery-electric vehicle from their joint venture, Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd. (DENZA Auto). Engineered and produced in and for China, the new DENZA 500 model combines Daimler’s vehicle architecture expertise and advanced safety engineering with BYD’s leading advantages in battery technology.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric hatchback

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The biggest question around the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has now been answered: it will have a rated range estimated at 250 miles on the U.S. test cycle. Hyundai debuted the U.S. version of the small all-electric hatchback on Wednesday at the New York auto show media days. While the company refers to the all-electric Kona as a "crossover".

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“Electric cars are disasters; they are evil," says Hyundai union head

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“Electric cars are disasters. They are evil." Not something you'd hear every day, certainly not from a powerful executive in the auto industry. Yet those are the words of Ha Bu-young, head of the Hyundai motor union, both the largest and the most powerful union in South Korea. DON'T MISS: UAW wakes up to job threat posed by electric cars, as.

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Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

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The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to keep battery temperatures within limits. Nissan has.

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